23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, the PR professional has changed considerably over the past few years. The audiences, topics, tools, and tactics employed in PR have evolved. This shift has led to today’s emphasis on “social” PR.

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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing. Get social PR right. Social Media Today ).

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Trending Sources

PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

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. At Onalytica we have been looking closely at the transformation of PR as we know it. PR News.

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How to Be Creative in B2B PR

Webbiquity

Creativity isn’t the sole domain of consumer PR; if anything, it requires more creativity to craft the perfect angle for a complex B2B subject. B2B PR pros need to make themselves experts in their clients’ sectors and use every resource at their disposal to find newsworthy hooks.

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Book Review: Social PR Secrets

Webbiquity

One of the first things you’ll notice about Social PR Secrets: How to Optimize, Socialize, and Publicize Your Brand’s News by Lisa Buyer is how compact it is. ” Another core element of social PR is having an online newsroom on your corporate website.

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How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts.

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Social Media Today.

It's Not About The Release Anymore. PR is Now Social PR.

Hubspot

was as easy as two letters: PR. These days that answer is: I help companies in the design and build industry connect with their targets through social media, content marketing, public relations and strategic partnerships. The PR job has changed dramatically in the last decade.

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Stop the Insanity. Fire Your PR Firm in 2014.

Marketing Craftmanship

Its source notwithstanding, the axiom applies perfectly to the great number of companies that retain PR firms, year after year, to generate publicity that will have little or no impact on tangible business outcomes. Counting Media Clips is a Zero Sum Game. Fire your PR firm in 2014.

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Are you making these common PR mistakes?

Biznology

Press releases are a popular tactic to gain media attention for your brand. Remember that the media professionals you are trying to reach are very busy and read thousands of headlines a day. The post Are you making these common PR mistakes? Image Credit: Isentia.

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Seven Expert Social PR Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

Public relations (PR) or media relations has long been treated as its own world, separate from marketing. An online ad may be marketing, but the credibility built through PR makes prospective buyers more likely to click on it. So how exactly does PR support SEO efforts?

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

Webbiquity

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? One part of the confusion stems from the fact that in PR, as in many other crafts, the tools change and advance but the fundamental skills required remain the same.

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The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

Personally, I feel like PR people might be happy when Twitter finally gives up its ghost or falls into disuse. PR agencies are already doing an amazing job engaging on Instagram and Facebook — but I would focus my energy on Snapchat and YouTube stars as well.

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The Ultimate Guide to Social & PR Branding [Free Toolkit]

Hubspot

Your brand story is communicated through visual identity, tone of voice, PR, and social media channels. That's why HubSpot and MOO teamed up to bring you this Social & PR Branding Kit. From setting goals to vamping up your social media game, we've got you covered.

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Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Blogger outreach is earned media not paid, right?

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

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

Webbiquity

Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. 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 Is PR Changing?

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The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. PR Daily. 26: The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools. #27:

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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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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR? Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. 6 free online PR tactics that deliver by iMedia Connection.

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the PR profession’s identity crisis

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Since then I have morphed into new careers like sales, marketing, business development, consulting, and teaching, but there is a little piece of my heart that will always belong to PR. So I’m disheartened that the same tired questions about “what is PR?” 2) What is PR?

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7 Important PR Lessons Every Content Marketer Needs to Learn

Hubspot

This was many years ago, back when PR pros cut press coverage from publications we could actually hold in our hands, and few marketers talked about SEO in everyday conversation. “So, Advertising is about paying for attention; PR is about earning it.”. What is PR?

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PR Marketing: Quality not Quantity

KEO Marketing

PR marketing , the art of placing media stories about your company and your brand, is not a “spray and pray” game where a press release is blasted out to thousands of journalists and you hope you get a story.

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Your digital PR needs to account for emotions

Biznology

I thought this was just something that happens with video, but I was actually at a museum exhibit recently that showed that video is just the latest example of emotionally-charged media. PR needs to step up–again.

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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.

PR Monitoring and Management Tools: Which is Best? Vocus vs. Cision

Webbiquity

Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. Both provide PR and social media professionals with extensive capabilities for tracking and growing media coverage of their organizations or clients. Among their features: • An extensive database of professional journalists and social media influencers, with biographical information. Ability to monitor media coverage and brand mentions across a very wide range of sources.

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Wisdom from the Most Influential PR Professional of the Century

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I had one of the biggest thrills in my career last week when I got to spend part of my day with Harold Burson , founder of Burson-Marsteller , the world’s largest PR firm. Mr. Burson: Social Media is part of a continuum that started really with the printing press, with moveable type.

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7 Ways to Get More Value From Your PR Campaigns

Hubspot

Squeezing every bit of value out of a PR campaign is something very few of us actually do. It’s very easy to call a close on proceedings once the press grab hold of your campaign, but there are a still a few things you can do to turn your PR campaign from 90% to 100% effective.

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Mark Thabit, CMO at Cision: Paid, Earned and Owned Media—How to Amplify Your PR Message Across Marketing Channels [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

The traditional marketing relationship between public relations professionals and traditional media was very straightforward—one had information in need of an audience, the other had an audience receptive to information.

Hey PR: make way for content and creativity

Biznology

I argued that content is the new PR and creative talent is becoming increasingly scarce – especially as demand for content rises. The report surveyed public relations executives at agencies and corporate in-house communicators on the state of the PR industry.

Content Marketing is the New PR

The Effective Marketer

That is the title of a recent Aberdeen Group report, Publish or Perish: Content Marketing is the New PR, which you can download for free (registration required) here. 20% year-over-year increase in media mentions (v 2.7% The Changing Role of PR.

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The Social Media PR Battle

Webbiquity

Has social media ruined public relations? Can PR keep up in this online social world? The notion that social media can have a larger impact than public relations is fairly new. Is your business prepared to avoid a PR nightmare if a customer utilizes social media?

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

Biznology

Topics include my favorite marketing strategy, earned media micro-influencer marketing , something my team and I have been doing since late 2006. Here’s a free earned media micro-influencer marketing master class for you! What is earned media?

Hiring a PR Firm? Read This First

Modern B2B Marketing

If you don’t have an internal PR team in place, or an agency you already trust to handle your strategy, it’s time to get one – especially if your company is expanding into new markets. Choosing the right PR firm, however, can be a challenge. Industry / Media Expertise.

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Are Press Releases Still Relevant for Your Digital Marketing and PR Strategy?

Content Standard

When starting to execute a PR strategy, press releases have served as the central point of crafting the message. Today, marketers and public relations professionals must balance a wide array of digital media channels and convince executives that these moving pieces are valuable.

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The Responsibility of Advertising and PR to the General Public in 2017

Hubspot

However, there seems to be one part of the news-making equation that has so far been given a free pass, and that’s the information provided to newsrooms by PR. According to the PR Census 2016 , the PR industry employs 83,000 people in the UK. Now that’s what I call bad PR.

Glassdoor.com: Social Media Tool or PR Nightmare?

Marketing Craftmanship

For many of the 65,000 companies it currently covers, Glassdoor.com can be a PR nightmare waiting to happen. Learning to Live With Employee Opinion.

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Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Paid social media is charged on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand (CPM) basis. The social media landscape is constantly evolving. To understand organic vs paid social media, here are 12 myths vs realities. SOCIAL MEDIA IS ABOUT CONVERSATIONS AND CONTENT: Myth.

Why Corporate Communications and PR Professionals Need to Own Their Brand Voice in 2017

Content Standard

Sure, plenty of corporate communications and PR professionals understand that brand voice matters. While these strategies have their place, today’s crowded media space has meant earned media opportunities are much less effective than they used to be.

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