PR and Blogging Outreach: Practical Tips

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Note: this is the second of two guest-posts from PR guru-ess Cece Salomon-Lee on how Web 2.0 has changed the practice of PR. The first covered macro issues; this piece focuses on how PR professionals can best approach bloggers. In my first post on PR and blogging , I had discussed the macro issues impacting the quality of outreach—both traditional media and blogging. If I have to explain this more, then you need to take PR 101 all over again.

I was a teenage Russian troll OG

Biznology

” or any remote hint of getting called out astroturfing or not clearly and transparently representing who you are, your true name, your true identity, and your paid-by connection or a brand, political campaign, upcoming movie, or whatever, our entire newsroom full of trolls would be commanded to stop by the our Chief Operation Office: “logout of everything you’re on right now and await further instructions!” I wasn’t always in marketing communications and PR.

Best practices for social media shilling

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You don’t have to be in PR to know what this is and how effective it can be when done right. But when we started shifting PR online, we started shifting other things, too. These fake grass roots campaigns, called astroturfing, caught on about ten years ago and still haven’t died out. . All this was brought to mind when I recently did some dog food research for a client and it occurred to me that quite a few of the comments are astroturf.