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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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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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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Do You Know What Your PR Is Worth?

Influitive b2b

Obtaining each element of this trifecta, however, has been difficult for PR experts. The post Do You Know What Your PR Is Worth? In business, the perfect balance of efficiency, hard data, and quantifiable ROI is what drives success.

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3 PR Trends You Need to Adopt in 2018

Navigate the Channel

Integrate PR to understand multiple business goals. Few other tools are as effective as getting the word out about a company than PR. Make sure that your PR strategy is looking at how all those pieces fit together in the big picture. PR needs to specialize.

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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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Does PR lead to sales for B2B companies?

Champion Communications

It is true, traditional PR can be difficult to measure. b2b pr US Tech industry tech pr b2b marketerPeople often question the return on investment of public relations and earned media.

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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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PR Campaign Tips: 10 Harmful Myths You Need to Avoid

B2B PR Sense

A solid PR campaign has the power to bolster your brand. Among its benefits, PR can build relationships with the public, boost brand awareness, increase your credibility, and create loyal customers. 10 Myths That Can Stand in the Way of a Profitable PR Campaign. PR Strategy

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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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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. Fire your PR firm in 2014.

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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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The Social Media PR Battle

Webbiquity

Can PR keep up in this online social world? Is your business prepared to avoid a PR nightmare if a customer utilizes social media? Is your business ready for this new PR battle? Image source: Elevate PR. The entire situation was a PR mess. Guest post by Megan Totka.

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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).

How to embrace all the AIs and robots as a PR and marketing professional

Biznology

In my many years trying to—and sometimes even succeeding—run a successful client service marketing and PR firm, I have come to the conclusion that companies hire friends and people they’d like to be friends with.

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Are you making these common PR mistakes?

Biznology

The post Are you making these common PR mistakes? Digital Marketing Social Media/PR headline PR Press releaseImage Credit: Isentia. Press releases are a popular tactic to gain media attention for your brand.

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Metrics-Driven PR–The Bluetext Guide

Bluetext

Metrics-driven PR is an essential strategy in today’s competitive media landscape, helping to set the direction for public relations as well as validating its success. But how do you know if your PR program is achieving the right objectives? How do you know if you’re getting the value from your PR expenditure, or if the needle is stuck in the same position? Download the Bluetext Guide to Metrics-Driven PR. Metrics-Driven PR Public Relations

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Artificial Intelligence and PR: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Artificial intelligence and PR have had a a bit of a wobbly relationship from the beginning.But it has been one of the hottest button topics to hit the PR industry recently. Let's look at artificial intelligence and its impact on PR -- including how it may possibly affect your brand!

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Shout out for B2B PR

Champion Communications

Why B2B Marketers need their PR agency more than ever. Media relations tech pr b2b marketerWhat a week! Facebook, a political data analysis company, and a Russian Doctor of Psychology. You couldn’t make it up. Not fake news but a rapidly unfolding story of vast breaches of trust, privacy and profits.

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Public Relations Trends: How to Explode Your PR with Visuals

B2B PR Sense

It's no wonder that visuals are one of the fastest growing PR trends in recent years! Visuals are intrinsically linked with human emotions.Tapping into those emotions is a key part of public relations, and an excellent way to boost such PR metrics as engagement and lead generation.

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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B2B Lead Generation Best Practices: 6 PR Methods You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Let’s look at some PR-based B2B lead generation best practices that can really fire up your conversion strategy. Where Does PR Fit Into Lead Generation? Many operate under the misconception that PR only functions at the top of the funnel. And PR plants seeds for nurturing.

Implementing a B2B Digital PR Strategy

B2B PR

Amy Shaw, Digital PR Manager, Curated Digital outlines how to implement an effective digital B2B PR strategy. How To

Sales Tips from PR Legend Lee Levitt

Marketing Craftmanship

Lee Levitt, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 80, continues to be remembered as a PR practitioner who gave much to the profession; as someone who lived up to his characterization as an industry visionary. Lee Levitt, sans fedora and shoulder bag.

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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 Measurement: 10 Important Metrics That You Need to Monitor

B2B PR Sense

PR measurement has been a bugaboo of the PR industry for years. Because so much of PR is intangible, and offers long-term results, it does not fit into a common financial mold when it comes to metrics. Why do PR professionals need to show measurable results now?

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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.

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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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B2B PR measurement – time to get serious

B2B PR

Giles Peddy, SVP EMEA Corporate Development at LEWIS discusses the importance of measurement in B2B PR. Opinion

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5 Powerful Trends That Will Shape Your PR Tactics

B2B PR Sense

PR tactics continue to be molded by these changes, and we as PR professionals must adapt our methods and approach. A new report from Cision sheds light on the important issues and changes of the PR profession in 2017. Top B2B PR Mistakes to Avoid [Infographic].

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PR Lesson from a Twitter Flap

Marketing Craftmanship

The PR lesson from this tweet heard round the world is that an apology is often the most effective way to limit damage to one’s reputation or brand. Emma Sullivan. emmakate988. Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person # heblowsalot.

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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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Weekend Reading: “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” by David Meerman Scott

Marketing Insider Group

For the 136th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed David Meerman Scott, author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly. The post Weekend Reading: “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” by David Meerman Scott appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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SEO for Business: How to Strengthen Your PR with Links

B2B PR Sense

Now businesses are seeing the benefit of using PR in SEO to get better results. While we don't recommend using just any SEO tool, there are agencies that offer reputable SEO PR services. These agencies can help you to establish valuable back links that will boost your PR efforts.

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How to Pick the Right B2B PR Agency For You

B2B PR Sense

Choosing a B2B PR agency can be a daunting task. 10 Things to Do Before Hiring a B2B PR Agency. Define What You Want From Your PR Agency. If you want a PR agency that will fit your needs, specify what your needs are. What do you want to accomplish with your B2B PR?

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PR Career Guide: Public Relations Job Titles, Descriptions, & Salary

Hubspot

On the promotional side of PR, professionals help businesses or individuals develop a positive reputation with the public through various unpaid or earned forms of communication, like placements in traditional media, social media, and blogs. On the protective side of PR, they help their company or clients maintain their public reputation or defend it during crises. Here are some roles you can pursue on the promotional side of PR: Content Creation. Protective Side of PR.

Research-Driven PR Delivers Strong Metrics

Bluetext

We’ve been writing about the value of metrics-driven PR to drive revenue and lead generation for brands in order to tie media coverage directly to results for our clients. We call it metrics-driven PR. In this post, we will describe how to use market research to drive news coverage and thought leadership as part of a metrics-driven PR program. Learn how Bluetext can help elevate your brand through metrics-driven and research-based PR.

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Does My Stealth Start-Up Need PR?

Marketing Insider Group

I don’t want PR, someone might steal my idea.” The truth is your start-up does need PR even if you aren’t telling the public what you’re up to, in fact, that could be your biggest asset. The post Does My Stealth Start-Up Need PR?

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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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