For Immediate Release: Increase Visibility with These Press Release Basics

Act-On

Follow these simple steps to write an informative and engaging press release that’s sure to gain traction with major publications. Public Relations PR best practices press releases

Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. And PR pros rely on journalists for media attention for their brand. 8 PR Mistakes to Avoid If You Want the Best PR.

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10 Press Release Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your PR

B2B PR Sense

Press releases are a valuable tool in the hands of PR professionals -- as long as you use them correctly. Learn what press release best practices can make your news and announcements more effective in today’s busy world. Why are press releases still important in today’s world?

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PR's Public Relations Crisis: How to Fix It

B2B PR Sense

Ironically, despite the ballyhoo and effusions, PR is facing its own PR crisis. It turns out PR folks (myself included) aren't master communicators when it comes to our own profession. Next we turn our attention to the image that PR has among media outlets.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Among the one-off responses (not shown) to produce more of in 2018 were how-to-guides, original research reports, news releases, and solution briefs for sales. 1How B2B Marketing. is Changing in 2018 Insights on Priorities, Tactics, and Challenges.

PR Strategy: How to Make Journalists Happy

B2B PR Sense

That's a question many a harried PR professional has asked. Unfortunately, the relationship between PR pros and journalists can be fraught with each side wondering what's wrong with the other. But what about you as a PR pro or a public relations agency? Customized Press Releases.

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5 Outdated PR Tactics That Will Actually Hurt Your Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Previously, we've talked about the best PR tactics to get your brand some media love -- but sadly, not all tactics are created equal. Let's delve into some examples of PR strategies and tactics that should have been retired long ago. The 5 Timeless Tactics of PR.

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PR Strategy: 5 Powerful Secrets to Awesome Media Attention

B2B PR Sense

Your B2B PR strategy is a complex machine, with earned, owned, shared, and paid media components all working together. It is attained through media relations, such as press releases and pitches to journalists. 5 Key B2B PR Takeaways That Will Impact Your Earned Media Strategy.

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12 Powerful PR Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy for 2019

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the oil that keeps your car lubricated. I am joined here today with 11 of the most thoughtful PR pros I know. I asked them to look into their crystal balls to see what we can expect in terms of PR trends 2019. What does all of this mean for PR?

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PR Strategy Not Working? Here's How to Fix It

B2B PR Sense

"Get me some PR". Unfortunately, PR doesn't work like that. It requires a well thought out PR strategy and flawless execution to be effective. Let's identify these areas, explain how you can solve the issues -- and create a winning PR campaign. Successful PR takes work.

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Writing a Press Release? 8 Awesome Tools That Will Help

B2B PR Sense

Writing a press release isn't rocket science -- but when you don't do it on a regular basis, it can be a bit challenging. But with the right tools, you can avoid any pitfalls and make your press release writing a lot easier. The 4 Culprits of Sucky Press Release Writing.

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Make Sure Your Press Release Doesn’t Fall Victim to Press Delete

Webbiquity

Every day, journalists receive press releases by the dozens (possibly more—the three major services distribute roughly 1,800 news releases each day), many of which fall victim to the well-worn “delete” button. Will your electronic press release be opened or deleted? Provided you’ve met these requirements, here are seven additional steps you can take to further enhance your chances of getting your press release (or even a bylined story on your topic!)

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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. This goes for your press releases hosted on your own website’s online newsroom.”

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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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Brand marketing: 4 ways businesses should be using press releases — but many aren’t

Biznology

Ah yes, press releases: a staple of the business collateral landscape that has not just survived the transition from the print to the digital world, but has thrived. Indeed, thanks to the “evergreen” nature of web content, press releases are the brand marketing gift that keeps on giving.

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10 Amazing Ideas for B2B Press Releases

Webbiquity

Many marketing and business executives believe that the press release has become an outdated promotion tool. Press releases (or better, news releases) are still used in B2B and can produce meaningful results if produced and distributed properly. New product release.

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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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.

Are you making these common PR mistakes?

Biznology

Press releases are a popular tactic to gain media attention for your brand. All too often companies get so wrapped up in the content and edits when writing a release that mistakes sneak into the final copy. Lists or bullet points are great for press releases.

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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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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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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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How to Get PR and Content Marketing Right: Think Like a PR Person

B2B PR Sense

Let's consider why PR and content marketing are a good combination, and how you can use the two effectively. But first, let's consider what some pessimists say about using PR to create content and consider the facts involved in this discussion. What role does PR play in this?

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7 tips for effective press releases

Biznology

Press releases can be very effective for helping to create a buzz and getting the word out about something new with your business. However, since many other businesses also know this, there are often too many press releases floating around. Keep your release simple.

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How to Improve Your Press Release Best Practices with Storytelling

B2B PR Sense

Press releases have been teetering on the edge of death for years now. Should the press release go to its eternal resting place, six feet under, and be forgotten -- replaced with communications channels like Twitter? Why Storytelling Enhances Press Release Best Practices. B2B P

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News Releases in Industrial Content Marketing — Part II

Industrial Marketing Today

Think of this post as an extension of my previous article “Why Industrial News Releases Make Good Blog Posts.” Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing News Releases PR Press RleasesLet me start with some findings and statistics from different B2B [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

B2B PR Trends: How to Give Journalists What They Really Want

B2B PR Sense

But to help you up your effectiveness, we've highlighted the key B2B PR trends you need to know to appeal to journalists. Cision released its 2018 Global State of the Media Report and MuckRack and The Zeno Group joined forces to create their report, The State of Journalism Today.

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The Best of 2018: Our Most Popular PR Posts of the Year

B2B PR Sense

These posts range in topics from B2B PR campaigns, to B2B marketing strategy, to the best PR tools. 10 Press Release Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your PR. Despite being the whipping boy of PR, press releases done right are effective.

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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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The Top 8 PR Trends That Will Empower Your Business

B2B PR Sense

PR trends are like the GPS in our public relations vehicles. Where is PR headed? PR constantly evolves as new products develop and new trends emerge. PR constantly evolves as new products develop and new trends emerge CLICK TO TWEET. B2B PR Tips and Trends

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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.

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How to Write Press Release Headlines That People Actually Read

B2B PR Sense

However, when it comes to your press release, you want your headline to work across the board. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of equally distressing or controversial headlines found in press releases. Recipe for Potent Press Release Headlines. Press Releases B2B Press

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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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8 Innovative Ways to Think Big in Your B2B PR

B2B PR Sense

No matter your size, thinking big is pivotal to success in B2B PR. It’s easy to think small -- to stay in your comfort zone, where you knock off a press release every once in awhile, and call it good. 8 Ways to Bring Big Ideas to Your B2B PR. B2B PR Tips and Trends

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How to Write a News Release in the Modern Age of Journalism

B2B PR Sense

Among other things, this means that you need to learn how to write a news release that speaks to the needs of modern journalists. Let’s see exactly how journalism has changed in the last decade, and what this means for your press release. Get creative with your press release.

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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The Complete Guide to Scale Your B2B Business to Success by Marrying PR with Content Marketing

Webbiquity

By merging PR and content marketing in your B2B marketing campaigns, of course. Why use PR with content marketing. This is where PR comes through. You know content isn’t mere marketing collateral, and PR isn’t just media coverage. Upgrade content calendar with PR.

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5 Ultimate Press Release Components That Will Boost Your B2B Marketing

B2B PR Sense

With the press release nearly as ancient as Methusalah, it's easy -- far too easy -- to bash this relic. Yet, it's been estimated that some 2,000 releases are sent a day by the major wire services alone. And indeed press release headlines make excellent Twitter bait.

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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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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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