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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PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

At Onalytica we have been looking closely at the transformation of PR as we know it. Influencer relations is a truly essential part of modern PR (we also offer a B2B influencer relations platform for PR practitioners). PR: Top 100 Influencers & Brands Click To Tweet.

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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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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Here are five actionable takeaways from the two-and-a-half dozen noteworthy social media marketing and PR statistics and facts presented below: Image credit: i-SCOOP. Get social PR right. 6 Social PR Statistics and Facts. Image credit: B2B PR Sense Blog.

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Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. Here’s what we do these days: Prepare every campaign as if it’s a traditional PR campaign (it’s not selling, it’s sharing).

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

Webbiquity

There are fewer professional reporters and editors, and they inundated with more noise: it’s estimated there are now four PR professionals for every full-time journalist in the U.S. How can PR pros best utilize content in this environment? What do PR pros need to know about SEO?

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

Hubspot

was as easy as two letters: PR. The PR job has changed dramatically in the last decade. The press release, once king of the PR world, has ceded the throne to the much younger, much more persuasive heir social media and her loyal advisor the brand ambassador. 2016 PR is social PR.

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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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PR Playbook: Earning Your Seat at the Senior Management Table

Marketing Craftmanship

Here are a few tactics to consider for your personal campaign to gain a seat: Clarify PR’s Role – The most pragmatic answer to “What is PR?” This is an opportunity to clarify what PR does or can do for them, to identify their needs and establish expectations.

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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 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. Branding PR Social Daily Promo

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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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Your Content Marketing Strategy Is Incomplete Without PR

Marketing Insider Group

The post Your Content Marketing Strategy Is Incomplete Without PR appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content marketing remains a fantastic way to engage an audience and grow a brand. Recent research from Content Marketing Institute found that 91 percent of B2B marketers practice content marketing, indicating the benefits are well worth the budget. Whether you are looking at CMI stats or reading the latest content marketing books, it’s somewhat clear there’s a […].

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Top PR Agencies Know the Value of Metrics

Bluetext

Top PR agencies know that metrics-driven pr is an essential strategy for marketing and communications. At Bluetext, we have been practicing metrics-driven PR since we launched our agency seven years ago. The reason is not that it’s a way to justify the expense of using a top PR firm, but more importantly, because it gives us a real-time ability to manage every PR campaign we launch for our clients, and to make quick adjustments to improve results.

PR Link Earning Best Practices for Search Engine Optimization

Fathom

Public Relations (PR) efforts can play a large part in link earning from reputable third-party sites, which, in turn, boost your organic search performance. The article PR Link Earning Best Practices for Search Engine Optimization appeared first on Fathom.

Should We Stop calling it PR? The Case for Influencer Relations

Marketing Insider Group

The use of public relations, or PR, has been around for more than 100 years. The post Should We Stop calling it PR? But the profession really developed and flourished during the second half of the 20th century.

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

Biznology

It’s no wonder PR professionals are frustrated. Cutting through the noise has never been harder, but some PR pros manage to do it consistently. Find out what they do right and what too many PR pros still do wrong.

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Your digital PR needs to account for emotions

Biznology

PR needs to step up–again. The post Your digital PR needs to account for emotions appeared first on Biznology. Monthly Newsletter Public Relations emotional marketing jacob riis PR public relations Ray Rice video

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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. The Changing Role of PR. Measure what Matters: new measures for PR (inbound site traffic, web analytics, etc.)

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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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Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

Bloggers at the Center of Your Platform: Strategies for Marketers and PR Professionals (business2community.com).

How B2B PR differs from B2C PR, and why should brands care?

Canadian Marketing Association

Without further delay, Janine, thank you so much for taking the time to talk B2B PR with us. So often when one thinks of PR they think of brands or properties talking directly to their customers. How is B2B PR different from B2C PR, and why should brands care?

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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. Pros & Cons of Applying Social Media to Traditional PR Campaigns by Howell Marketing Strategies.

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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. Which online tools are most helpful for PR pros? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR? Get the answers to all of these questions and more here in some of the best social PR guides, tips and tools of the past year. Interactive PR Guides, Tips and Tools. PR and SEO.

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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. Your brand reputation is too important to be treated with unstructured PR marketing.

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Why “Influencer Marketing” is so Integral to Social PR | Traackr

Traackr

In this blog post, guest author and Social PR strategist Shonali Burke offers insights on what builds true relationships and what leads to real influence

Metrics-Driven PR for a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

Bluetext

In a recent post , we described the value of metrics-driven PR to ensure that revenue and lead-generation goals are a key focus of every public relations program. Dunbar Security is a company whose focus on metrics-driven PR was key to their marketing and sales strategy. Learn how Bluetext can execute a metrics-driven PR program for your cybersecurity brand. Medium Title: Medium Content: The post Metrics-Driven PR for a Cybersecurity Powerhouse appeared first on Bluetext.

Is There A Connection Between SEO Link Building and PR-Based Brand Mentions?

KoMarketing Associates

Google might be doing it’s best to create a divide between PR professionals and SEO practitioners. And while losing the potential SEO impact from press releases is a minor issue, it adds to the challenge PR professionals face when demonstrating ROI for their programs.

Outside-the-Box B2B PR Strategies

Great B2B Marketing

Make it personal – There are two important ways to make your PR personal. The second part of being personal is to base your PR on a key executive who has special and acknowledged expertise in your chosen market. . Make it unique – Make sure your PR strategy is in complete alignment with your differentiation and unique selling proposition. Persist – Many companies practice just enough PR to say they have done it, but a paucity of PR will have little or no impact.

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Quit Dropping the Ball: Why PR Strategy Is a Perfect Partner for Your Content Team

Content Standard

From balancing content strategy with PR strategy, to acting as liaison between executive leadership and your employees, to finding time to make big-picture plans and calls, it is simultaneously everything you would expect leadership to be and so much more work at the same time.

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I’ve Made a Huge Mistake: Handling a PR Crisis From Content Marketing

Content Standard

His brand is in the middle of a full-blown PR crisis, which means he’s going to be on the front lines. For a masterclass in PR crises of this sort, marketers need only look back at 2014. That person is a part of your PR team; it may have been a little bit since you last spoke.

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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.

Eight media relations tips most PR pros totally miss

Biznology

That’s a shame, since the tools PR professionals can use to be a resource and even an ally to reporters are richer than they’ve ever been. Nevertheless, the vast majority of PR pitches I receive today look about the same as they did in 1995. This attitude sells PR short.

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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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Social, content and PR: connecting the human dots

i-Scoop

Put a bunch of PR professionals in a conference room and you get presentations filled with tweetable data, quotes and cases where content marketing, storytelling and social media take center stage.

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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. If your company or agency is weighing a decision on selecting a PR and social media monitoring and management tool (or perhaps making a change), here are five areas of comparison you may find helpful.

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PR Lesson from the Lolo Jones / New York Times Controversy

Marketing Craftmanship

Putting aside Longman’s opinion or Jones’ reaction, and discounting speculation that Jones’ spokesperson made a serious tactical error in declining to participate in the story, there is a simple but valuable PR lesson in the New York Times coverage of Lolo Jones, which is: MEDIA RELATIONS 101.

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How to Handle a PR Nightmare: Break All Crisis PR Rules [Video]

Hubspot

This guy has huge political potential,” says a crisis PR expert who watched the video and gave us an evaluation, but asked not to be named. The first rule of crisis PR is you don’t want to over-communicate and accelerate the crisis.

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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. “In this era of hyper-customization, people don’t want to see the same news that everyone else is getting,” says Darlene Hollywood, Principle at Hollywood PR.

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