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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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.

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

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

Content Standard

Call me old-fashioned, but I like press releases. When starting to execute a PR strategy, press releases have served as the central point of crafting the message. Naturally, the worth of the press release often comes into question.

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Hello News Releases; Good Bye Press Releases

Marketri

Intriguing Insight from The New Rules of Marketing & PR. The New Rules of Marketing & PR is full of the kind of insight that makes this B2B marketer’s toes tingle. Buyers read your news releases directly, and you need to be speaking their language.” PR USA.

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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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? Is there still a role for press releases?

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Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue

Biznology

A couple Sundays ago I met up with Joseph Thornley , Lynette Young , and Shel Holtz on video Skype to record episode 15 of Shel’s industry-trusted and industry-respected PR podcast, For Immediate Release , AKA the FIR Podcast. Have PR practitioners benefitted?

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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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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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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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. PR and SEO.

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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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Mat Release Relevancy

Brandpoint

What PR Pros Need to Know About Content Services. Determining the right PR strategy to achieve your client’s goals is complex. Mat releases are a valuable tool in your PR arsenal, helping you look like a media relations rock star.

How to Get a Bigger Bang from Your Press Releases

Marketing Action

Once upon a time, press releases were events unto themselves, for the attention they commanded and masses they reached. and, of course, any number of releases in the entertainment industry to burnish the image of a band, or a movie star. Press releases drew eyes.

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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. How to build media relationships and write killer press releases.

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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.

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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. Unfortunately, links on press releases in aggregator sites (like PRNewswire) do not have much SEO value.

Your digital PR needs to account for emotions

Biznology

Perhaps the Ray Rice incident, where the matter that was seemingly settled and done by the National Football League based on dry police reports became a national firestorm when security video was released showing the actual domestic abuse incident as it happened.

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Government Services Research Released

Hinge Marketing

Hi, I’m Liz Harr and for those of you who know Hinge even just a little, you probably know that we regularly conduct research on the professional services marketplace and then release the results of that research. Video Transcription.

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. Online news release distribution. 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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Inside a Social Media News Release

Biznology

Today, I plan to go through, “line-by-line,” a site we create to support all of our blogger outreach campaigns, that we call a Social Media News Release (SMNR) but we also call a Microsite, a Resource Site, or a Fact Sheet. To those of you who are in Communications, you’ll recognize the structural similarity between it and a traditional News Release/Press Release. We never used to add this to our Social Media News Releases. Image via CrunchBase.

Eight Ways to Get More Out of Your Press Release

KEO Marketing

Press releases are an important part of a business’s communication process. Besides your clients seeing the release, you want the media to read it and follow up with you. If you invest in creating a great press release , you want to get the most of it. Online PR

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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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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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How to Write a Press Release [Free Template]

Hubspot

People now have control over where, when, and how they consume information and, as a result, it''s becoming harder for traditional PR teams to do their jobs. The answer for PR pros to stay with the times and better their strategies is simple: Stop kickin’ it old-school.

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Stop doing PR. Start doing visibility.

Chris Koch

Thanks for the great comments on last week’s post, “Is the Era of PR Over.&# Okay, so if the traditional model for PR is failing, what do we do instead? That’s why increasingly, PR is going to become a matter of simply allowing your subject matter experts to be found rather than enlisting armies of PR people to try to force journalists and customers to find those subject matter experts. I’m not saying we fire all PR people. Is this the new model for PR?

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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.].

Death by Content: How Press Release Abuse Killed Public Relations

Marketing Craftmanship

Self-serving Press Release Content Has Killed PR. The origins of the press release are unclear, but in the not too distant past, this communication tool was called a “News Release.”

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. Last year Google updated their webmaster guidelines to specifically call out questionable link building practices used in press releases.

Attack of the Customers Press Release

Paul Gillin

I’ve read thousands of press releases over the years but don’t believe I ever wrote one until now. Brands have been piling into Facebook expecting to reap a bounty of positive PR, but they forget that these channels can be used to tear down as well as to build.”.

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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9 Steps to Writing the Perfect Press Release

Sharpspring

How do you create an informative yet compelling press release that will cut through all the noise and get your message out there? Check out the example below to see what a poor press release headline looks like. Here’s an example of a great press release headline from Terminix.

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When Press Releases Do (and Don't) Help Your Marketing

Hubspot

When a marketer sets out to create a public relations strategy, the first move is often to get started publishing press releases. However, there are now other tactics that need to be coupled with press releases in order to make them effective. The Benefits of Using a Press Release.

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

Content Standard

Between running a Twitter Q&A that’s crossed about four time zones, managing a sizeable and lively conversation on a recently released Facebook video, and testing out some new live video content to improve his brand’s footprint on Snapchat, he’s found himself at the office late.

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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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