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Why Most Outreach Emails Suck

B2B Marketing Insider

For most people, email outreach isn’t just difficult—it’s embarrassing. Persuading a blogger, journalist, or influencer is not for the weak-hearted. That’s why crafting an effective outreach email is important. Marketing Strategy Email Marketing email outreach email strategy

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. When it came to the tools being offered for prospecting, managing, and tracking online engagement and outreach , the quality had been dubious, the licensing too expensive, and of limited value.

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement. Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” That said, these bloggers are the victims.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. What awful outreach practices would you add to this list?

Mizuno running long tail outreach marketing case study

Biznology

The Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit 2014 , sponsored by GroupHigh , happens today. My presentation is titled Blogger Outreach Case Study: How I Activated Hundreds of Bloggers for Mizuno Running. Long Tail Blogger Outreach. Three outreaches.

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. In my experience, one of the reasons why folks are loathe to engage in blogger outreach is because it is a little like going door-to-door looking for the ring.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

was endlessly generous with the hundreds of bloggers who responded to our outreach of thousands. Yes, you heard me right, we pitch thousands of bloggers in search of the perfect match. Back then we called it blogger outreach and blogger engagement.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

When you do outreach you never hear back from 1 so, if you’re tone deaf, you’ll just assume that everyone you reach out to with your insufficient outreach comes back with their rate sheet in one hand and their right hand out for the cash.

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at Abraham Harrison , when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client. In general, we have two weeks or less before our first outreach.

DIY Digital PR (Online Engagement & Blogger Outreach)

Biznology

Yesterday’s Biznology® Webinar with Chris Abraham was all about blogger outreach and online engagement. He also tells how to find the right online influencers, bloggers, and the social media savvy. Create a blogger-optimized news release. Photo credit: zoxcleb.

Crossing the influence line: When does sponsorship destroy your reputation?

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Thought leader — This might be a well-known blogger who has established their position through consistently creating helpful content. ethics Influence marketing Leadership Power and influence on the web blogger outreach evergreen influence marketing mark schaefer

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. We collect every blogger who has ever had a thematic interest in our customers. Following up twice after the initial email outreach. Outreach : how best to pitch?

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25 outreach tools that can take your business to new heights

Biznology

Do you think a solid content marketing strategy exempts your brand from needing to do outreach? Check out these 25 awesome outreach tools for your smash business strategy. The world’s best-known bloggers have the ability to make or break their brand’s reputation with a simple Tweet to their massive audience. It’s time to discard traditional outreach tools and tactics, and focus on connecting directly with digital influencers! Blogger LinkUp.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

But it’s not merely about using social media platforms and outreach; as one of five pillars in the web presence optimization framework , PR now impacts SEO, content marketing, website design, and other marketing disciplines. Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy?

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Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life.

How to Write a Perfect Cold Outreach Email: 5 Elements to Consider Before Hitting Send

Hubspot

This is cold outreach, and, for better or for worse, it has its purpose. I’ve identified five elements of the perfect cold outreach email, as well as expert examples to go along with each one. 5 Outreach Elements Used By The Pros. Implementing Your Own Outreach Campaign.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model.

Be a Big Fish in the Blogger Outreach Pond

Biznology

This is all according to your preference, but when it comes to a blogger outreach campaign, the decision is never so zero-sum, not nearly so either/or. In fact, most journalists and A-list bloggers glean their story ideas from the blogs they reach, from their influencers, blogs and bloggers who may well be less popular but are still highly influential. Do you have the kind of prior relationships with the top bloggers and journalists or do they not know you from Adam?

All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

Biznology

Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital: online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy , social media marketing, and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response.

The Human Approach to Link Building Outreach

Biznology

Without great outreach, link building becomes 100x harder, because how can you expect to secure a link if you can’t get anyone to communicate with you? Without further ado, here are my main strategies for successful outreach for links – mainly for guest posting.

How the Long Tail AdWords Approach Works for Blogger Outreach

Biznology

Last week, I explained how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a lot you can learn from Google AdWords. Long-tail blogger outreach is like long-tail Google AdWords advertising.

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Tweet This Post. Image via Wikipedia.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts?

A tech journalist on the 5 best and worst practices of B2B PR

Biznology

In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar, Paul Gillin gives you tips for pitching to bloggers and influencers. Have you tried to get the attention of a journalist lately?

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How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham.

7 Steps to a Successful Blogger Outreach Campaign

Hinge Marketing

This process is known as “blogger outreach.” ” Simply put, blogger outreach is a combination of a PR campaign and a linkbuilding campaign. What is the secret to running a successful blogger outreach campaign? Begin outreach.

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How to pitch a blogger

Biznology

So last week, I told you how NOT to pitch a blogger in your PR outreach, so it raises the pregnant question of what exactly should you do? Just how do you pitch a blogger? It has to do with whether a blogger is. Image via Wikipedia.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

The social media release is used for blogger outreach. bloggers are overwhelmed with pitches and unlikely to write about the company’s press release, the company uses the press release as a hook and offers to write a (informational, non-promotional) guest post on the topic.

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Today’s Rules for Guest Blogging- How to Find Opportunities with Outreach Tools

NuSpark

Let’s look at some ways you can uncover guest blogging opportunities and a few online outreach tools to help focus your search. Expanding Your Search: Using Outreach Tools. It also helps you to build relationships with the influencers in your industry. • BlogDash – [link] - Blogdash helps you to organize and publish content then search and find specific bloggers using keyword search. Related Posts: Guest Blog Outreach Services Guest Blogging; SEO; Matt Cutts.

5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You

Modern Marketing

Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? What Media are Bloggers including in their Content?

The 28 Best Influencer Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Recent stats reported by Onalytica explain why marketers are rushing to incorporate influencer research and outreach: 84% of marketing professionals now use influencer marketing as a tactic. Here are 28 of the best tools for influencer research and outreach.

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Tips for Better Blog Outreach and Blog Marketing

Writing on the Web

How can you make the most of your blog marketing and outreach ? If your blog is about B2B technology, make sure outside bloggers do not send you posts about B2C topics.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Of course, there’s more to (successful) blogger outreach than just pitching, and there’s more to the new practice of social PR than just blogger outreach. How to Reach Out to Bloggers by Chris Brogan.

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Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

And bloggers , of course, need to know what words their audiences use to describe their pain points. Earned: Press releases, blogs, organic search, social outreach, Facebook, Twitter. And the words enriched all related social outreach. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Why you shouldn’t bring your social media (completely) in-house

Biznology

If any of them consider social media monitoring, engagement, and outreach to be either a secondary task or “beneath them,” then the writing’s on the wall. The honeymoon period with cool and the continuity of outreach and the quickness of the response might suffer.

Stop. Look. Listen. It’s time for an influencer marketing campaign

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Sellas is an in-the-trenches digital marketer & owner at B Squared Media , blossoming blogger, and a purveyor of psychographics. Sellas evergreen influence influence marketing influence marketing best practices influencer marketing influencer marketing campaign influencer outreach

Influence marketing: What’s next?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today, bloggers, podcasters, and home video producers are gaining consumer mindshare through their passionate and entertaining content. No wonder this is the new media gold rush — influencer outreach. Do you have an influencer outreach strategy for your company?