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

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Laura Sturaitis, Executive Vice President of Media Services and Product Strategy, Business Wire , a press release distribution company. Multimedia press releases spread news faster. Multimedia press releases use links, videos and images to tell the story, and they attract attention.

How to use social media for lead generation

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    Modified press release strategy for blogger coverage. The team revamped its press release strategy to encourage more online coverage for the company. This is what they did: Released at least one new press release each week, and kept them short with links to sections of the company’s website. EST to late morning/early afternoon to accommodate West Coast bloggers. I’ve been blogging for over five years.

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.

Hello News Releases; Good Bye Press Releases

Marketri

In today’s post, I explore the notion that press releases are becoming a bit obsolete (cue: sounds of shock and horror from journalists and publicists around the world). Also, be sure to use spell checker and the Press Release Grader from HubSpot. Free Press Releases.

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.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). The social media release is used for blogger outreach.

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Why Bloggers Abandon Their Blogs Too Early [Video]

Hubspot

This phenomenon must be frustrating, if not demoralizing, for corporate bloggers who need to prove they are driving results, and prove it quickly. So if you’ve pressed “pause” on your blogging effort, it’s time to push “play” instead.

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Are We Scrubbing the LIfe Out of Press Releases?

What Works - What Doesn't

When drafting a press release for a client recently, I highlighted a lot of the themes that would have made it a great newspaper feature. But remember this is a press release, designed to get the attention of editors and readers who like drama and conflict.

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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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Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

Biznology

As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co. Everything the blogger does on your behalf — for free — is a gift, a blessing, a mitzvah !

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

Biznology

Please press play on the below media player embed and enjoy the signal through the noise! I was recently invited to be a second-time guest on the Through the Noise podcast. This time, I was relaxed and open and playful and in more of a silly mood than a self-promotional shilly mood.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

What role do press releases play in PR today? Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy? A Guide to Press Release Optimization by Business Wire. ” Enduring Questions on Press Releases and SEO by Sword and the Script.

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Effectively connect with bloggers and other key online influencers in your industry? The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk. So, if you’re stumped for an opening line the next time you’re drafting a press release, try something like “XYZ Company, the leading innovator of unique, customer-centric solutions, today announced an outside the box product which supports peak performance.&# Is the Press Release Dead?

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Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

Biznology

If you have widgets to hand out to bloggers, YouTubers , Instagrammers, and top Vine, SnapChat , and Periscope rockstars , but you’d better be ready for some serious noes. A rate card is generally the way a smart blogger or online influencer says no.

12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity

Many “traditional” journalists now write blogs; does that make them bloggers? What are the (current) best practices for pitching bloggers? How can you make a press release more friendly to blogs, Twitter and search engines?

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Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another. In the beginning (for us), and when I start up a new blogger (this morning), this question comes up very early in the discussion.

How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity

by TomPick and guest blogger Maria Verven. Almost every PR pro over a certain age remembers press kits–actual physical folders stuffed with a company’s recent press releases, management bios, a corporate fact sheet, a few case studies, and maybe an article reprint or two.

PR and Marketing: Are Bloggers the New Journalists?

Hinge Marketing

In other words, a press release on your website about an award you won is one thing, but blogging about how customers can handle an industry challenge is another. Corporate bloggers have a marketing agenda, for example. “We need PR and marketing.”

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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. Image via CrunchBase.

Do you appreciate your blogger network?

Biznology

Last week, I talked about using the long tail of blogger outreach –the idea that you can’t pin your hopes for most public relations efforts on only the A-list bloggers. For blogger outreach to work, over and over, you need to be endlessly generous and endlessly appreciative.

9 Questions You MUST Ask Before Hiring a Freelance Blogger

Hubspot

Many will hire an in-house blogger to create content and manage the blog's CMS. Others don't need a full-time employee(s) to manage their blogging needs, though, and will opt for a part-time, freelance blogger.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

Biznology

A majority of my revenue is generated from blogger outreach, namely long-tail and deep-dive, outreach that extends all the way into the thousands of bloggers. As part of the client service work on behalf of my clients I have engaged with many thousands of bloggers over the last decade.

Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

Media relations and PR professionals need the right keywords to know how to build more relevant press releases and build better anchor text in them. And bloggers , of course, need to know what words their audiences use to describe their pain points. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Are We Scrubbing the LIfe Out of Press Releases?

What Works - What Doesn't

When drafting a press release for a client recently, I highlighted a lot of the themes that would have made it a great newspaper feature. But remember this is a press release, designed to get the attention of editors and readers who like drama and conflict.

Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

Biznology

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Inside a Social Media News Release

Biznology

Last week I dissected a blogger outreach pitch email line-by-line in The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch as a way of proving that no matter how brief and conversational one of Abraham Harrison ‘s blogger pitches may appear at first blush, the effortlessness takes a lot of work and the time of three senior agents. To those of you who are in Communications, you’ll recognize the structural similarity between it and a traditional News Release/Press Release.

The Art of the PR Follow-Up

Vertical Response

You did everything right: Drafted a pitch-perfect press release about something newsworthy, put together a well-researched media list where every contact covers your topic, and sent your press release in a personalized email with a compelling subject line.

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Time to Kill the Press Release?

What Works - What Doesn't

While writing a press release for a client the other day, I got to thinking about what I was doing. By definition, the press release is all about what’s important to the vendor , not the reader. (“We

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Celebrating Ben Franklin the Communicator (the Blogger?)

MLT Creative

Although Benjamin Franklin may not have had an iPad or laptop to record his thoughts, nor the Internet to spread them, his quilll, printing press and colonial distribution methods worked well in his time. Sound like any contemporary bloggers you know? Solid advice for any blogger.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Eric Papczun follows up on his post above with more guidance to help “dominate search engine results pages&# including leveraging alternate domains, creating a corporate presence on social networking and content-sharing sites, and search-optimizing your press releases.

How To Optimize Your Press Release [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

Press releases are like vitamins for people: we either obsess over them or don’t take full advantage of them. View our video discussing how marketers can optimize their press releases: Why Submit Your Press Release to Distribution Services? In order to get your content to be indexed in these places and to generate Google Alerts, you have to submit your press release to one of the recognized press release distribution services.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google

Marketing Hacks: 10 New Ways to Use Your Marketing Automation Platform

Act-On

Brand marketing tasks and responsibilities can include public, press, analyst, shareholder, and influencer relations; corporate communications; social media; advertising; events and sponsorships; and content marketing. Influencer Relations + Press Release Attribution.

Marketing Hacks: 10 New Ways to Use Your Marketing Automation Platform

Act-On

Brand marketing tasks and responsibilities can include public, press, analyst, shareholder, and influencer relations; corporate communications; social media; advertising; events and sponsorships; and content marketing. Influencer Relations + Press Release Attribution.

Today’s online influencers are wicked tough

Biznology

Back in 2006 when I started doing online public relations, blogger outreach was a minefield. — and it was years before anyone else besides my little agency was willing to engage these bloggers on behalf of products and brands.

27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014

Webbiquity

Is there still a role for press releases? Guides to PR Content and Press Releases. ” The 10 Commandments of Press Release Writing by PR Breakfast Club. What Journalists Really Think Of Your Press Release by Forbes. Press Release Rankings: Slammed by the Panda?

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