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Three reasons why the future of public relations is red hot

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I started my career in public relations many years ago and have always had a fondness for this profession and the people in it. Wouldn’t this job fit best under the department that was built for building relationships — public relations? Public Relations 2.0

A Public Relations Case for Digital Marketing

Biznology

Back in the early days (circa 2004), my colleagues and I debated which function should “own” social media. As the head of global public relations, I thought it was crystal clear: the public relations function was best suited, because our strengths were in creating two-way conversations and managing risk. She blithely told me: “Social media is just another bow in our marketing quiver.”. Photo credit: Lynn Friedman. What is the future of digital marketing?

B2B Public Relations: 7 tactics to pull more leads into the funnel

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If your organization’s marketing and public relations teams aren’t working hand in glove, you’re missing a key lead generation opportunity. Laura Sturaitis, Executive Vice President of Media Services and Product Strategy, Business Wire , a press release distribution company.

Should PRSA Sanction Public Relations Practitioners?

Marketing Craftmanship

As a result, effective public relations involves pushing a company’s or client’s agenda (or products and services) without being a pest, and ideally, by being helpful to reporters who are in a position to reciprocate with media coverage.

The role of public relations in lead generation for B2B firms

NuSpark

There are many elements to creating a program that produces a high quantity of high quality leads: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Social Media, and more. But among these channels, an important strategy is public relations. Public Relations: How to do it right.

24 Sphere Bytes Reflect Core Learnings about Social Public Relations

WindMill Networking

Related Stories Ways the Hospitality Industry Can Take Advantage of LinkedIn Reputation Byte: 3 Taxing Areas Beyond Control in Social Public Relations How to Scale Your Social Media Writing Team. Public Relations Business Bytes CorpComms Facebook LinkedIn public-relations Twitter YouTube

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. With a background in communications and public relations, Sarah has been at QuintilesIMS for almost three years now in several roles touching social media.

Death by Content: How Press Release Abuse Killed Public Relations

Marketing Craftmanship

And its sole purpose was to provide the press with information likely to be of interest to the public; containing what journalists still call “news value.”. For public companies, dissemination of financial results and material events will be handled by their legal department.

Healthcare needs social media influencers and influence

Biznology

Our campaigns didn’t include products, but were earned media informational campaigns: information on how to prevent HAIs, about handwashing, issues with call phones, with neckties, with the curtains separating beds and even the evil doorknob.

What to do if the president tweets you

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And even more important, how has he changed the dynamics of PR … any company or public figure could become a tweet target! The beauty of Twitter is that it is the most human-powered social media platform. By Mark W. Schaefer.

Dominate Your Next Event With a Great Public Relations Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman Great public relations can help your company break through the noise that can sometimes dominate a busy event. If you need some help laying out your plan, be sure to download our new Public Relations Strategy Worksheet for Events. (no

How to Modernize a Public Relations Strategy That's Stuck in the Dark Ages

Hubspot

public relations can be a critical ingredient in your marketing mix. The good news is that the amount of time people spend interacting with media is only growing ; the bad news is that traditional PR is rooted in tactics that were only relevant twenty years ago.

Culture Byte: Social Media Silk Purse or Public Relations Sow’s Ear?

WindMill Networking

Digital “public relations” for an enterprise is much harder and less likely to achieve success if the culture is porcine or controlled (i.e., grunt out some canned corporate or marketing messages on social media platforms…after five revisions and three levels of approval).

Bytes from the PR Sphere: Distilling the Social Components of Public Relations

WindMill Networking

Social + media = engagement + information Vis-à-vis (corporate) public relations and social media, if I had my druthers at this stage the explanation would be reversed, although media social doesn’t trip off the tongue (or keyboard) nearly as easily.

What it’s like to be hugged by a brand. Literally.

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Despite the amazing new technology we have to connect with people directly, most brands have fallen into the same bad habits of using social media content to advertise, sell, and promote. By Mark Schaefer. Last week I was hugged by a brand. I’m serious — a literal, physical hug.

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Paid online influencer marketing is fully mainstream

Biznology

In the Renaissance Weekend panel I was on, Social Savvy—Mastering Social-Media Platforms, we discussed some things that worked and some things that didn’t.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

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It was the most-researched post I had ever delivered to the publication and it took many hours of work. Social media marketing, mobile, content … it all works really well. By Mark Schaefer. For the past few years I’ve been a contributor to The Harvard Business Review.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. In it, I go through my process and talk about the value of earned media versus paid post. Much along those lines, earned media is still the best policy.

The state of the nation on SEO, content strategy and earned media

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A few years ago social media was small and quiet. In combination with planned content, we’re also going to monitor social media, we’re going to monitor engagement metrics, to see if there are insights that will surface. A few years ago social media was small and quiet.

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3 Ways Social Media Adds Spice to Traditional Public Relations

KEO Marketing

Once upon a time, public relations was about getting coverage. You published a press release, reached out to media contacts, or designed a campaign that attracted attention from networks and publishers. Social Media marketing agency social media marketing

4 Ways to really engage your customers on social media

Biznology

Many businesses really want to interact with their fans and ignite more engagement on social media to build relationships and loyalty. Contests on social media are a dime a dozen today, so do something atypical to make your brand stand out.

Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

Biznology

I’ll be honest with you, relatively few companies can conduct a successful earned media influencer marketing campaign. Earned media influencer marketing is time-consuming. You can’t just hand out widgets online and expect a successful earned media campaign.

How Putin’s brand inspires Trump

Biznology

As a forceful, deal-making businessman, Trump can relate to Putin’s leadership style. By controlling the media, Putin has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to project a brand image of towering strength to the Russian people, demonstrated by his military interventions.

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PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Public relations is not what it used to be. Things truly changed when social media appeared in the early 2000’s (remember Friendster?). With this social media explosion comes the increase in social media influencers. Virtual Social Media. PHA Media.

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Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

Biznology

Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less. Media monitoring is the answer.

How storytelling can shape the corporate brand and culture

Biznology

This “first digital generation” thrives on social media, which is different from traditional media mainly in that it involves a one-on-one conversation that begs for engagement, versus the one-to-many in mass marketing.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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” In this post I postulated that the traditional advice that businesses need to “think like media companies” is losing steam. I’m convinced that thinking like a media company isn’t enough any more. Thinking like a media company.

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Five often-overlooked reasons senior executives should use social media

Biznology

I hear these objections all the time when speaking to top executives about social media. By updating your profile with new responsibilities, achievements, and publications you keep these important constituents up to date on your progress. They certainly don’t need the publicity.

Is your social media marketing about listening or talking?

Biznology

You’re spending all of your social media marketing budget on promoting your brand, products, and services; that’s fine except you’ve either forgotten — or never knew — that social media is a two-way street. Everyone who consumes social media expects that.

How to Handle a Crisis on Social Media

Vertical Response

At some point, every small business may have to deal with a public relations crisis. Social media has the power to fan the flames of crisis or douse them on the spot, social media strategist Whitney Zatzkin says.

A sales pitch isn’t a relationship

Biznology

I rarely accept such invitations, but I had worked with this particular public relations person several times before, and the topic of the conversation did look interesting. I was a technology journalist for 23 years before leaving the field in 2005 to focus on social media marketing.

Case Study: How I got on a national television show through Twitter

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And while I can’t gurantee it would work for everyone, I think this approach to using Twitter for media relations is scalable for other PR projects. So, we made a list of social media accounts for news affiliates and newspapers up the East Coast. 15 media Interviews.

The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

The same kind of high-profile publicity — and controversy — that used to find its home on Twitter now finds itself on YouTube and Twitch. Instagram can surely be open and public, but there are a lot more protected Instagram profiles than there are Twitter profiles.

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Eight media relations tips most PR pros totally miss

Biznology

I was a technology journalist for more than 20 years before taking a decade-long hiatus into social media marketing. I was stunned to learn that, despite seismic shifts in the media landscape during the time I was gone, public relations has actually changed very little.

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Social media monitoring: why it’s a must

Biznology

Good or bad, online or off, there is nothing worse than someone talking about you publicly and you not getting an opportunity to respond. the print and broadcast media were the only ones who could really speak to the masses about a business.

Social media strategy leaders: Robert Bochnak

Biznology

How has your education and career brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I am the Director of Social Media for the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Relations. At that time, social media was one of a number of areas I covered in the job.

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