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. Let's take a few moments and see what PR pros can do on their end to improve this relationship. Armed with this information, PR people can deliver pitches that are better designed to hit the mark, interest journalists, and not drive them crazy.

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Five Top PR Trends to Watch in 2021

Webbiquity

The public relations (PR) industry has been under increasing pressure over the past few years. Consumers demand more from brands than ever before, and the rise of cancel culture means it’s more important than ever to avoid a PR scandal. 4) Importance of advanced PR platforms.

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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. While there are those that believe emphatically that the press release is dead, we are here to tell you that that is an urban myth. Press releases are alive, thriving, a vital tool that continues to empower companies in many ways.

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PR and Marketing During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

How does this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? But what about when it comes to your PR and marketing activities? We have to recognize that our PR and marketing strategies can't continue, business as usual, during this time. How to Upgrade Your PR Strategy for 2020.

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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. A recent study showed that a significant number of executives don't believe that PR delivers good value for their brand. Undoubtedly, when we read this, our first fear is that people are losing trust in PR as an industry and that this distrust is going to spread.

How to Upgrade Your PR Strategy for 2020

B2B PR Sense

The same is true with your PR strategy. We are face to face with an exciting time in PR -- with new developments constantly on the horizon. But all of us need to adapt in order to take full advantage of all the latest PR trends 2020 has to offer. PR Trends 2020 and Beyond.

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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. Onclusive recently released its 2019 Global Journalism Report , based on its analysis of 2.1 This impacts how B2B PR functions and how you enact your PR strategy -- especially when it comes to earned, owned and paid media.

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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. Before we look at the tools that will help you to create better press releases, let's focus on some of the major mistakes you should avoid in your writing. The 4 Culprits of Sucky Press Release Writing. PR BuzzSaw.

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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. 10 PR Strategy Problem Areas & How to Fix Them. And every PR campaign and strategy needs an end goal. Many people feel that PR is simply the natural progression for their business. PR Strategy

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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! What is Artificial Intelligence Exactly, and How Does It Relate to PR? In terms of PR, this technology has the potential to: Distribute press releases.

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Don’t Publish a Press Release. Create a Product Story Instead

Contently

When companies write about themselves, we usually wind up with dry, hollow press releases. However, the typical press release machine has become somewhat outdated. Now, the series has become a staple of new product releases. The post Don’t Publish a Press Release.

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. However, despite their proven value — and staggeringly high ROI compared to most other forms of conventional brand building — many businesses aren’t happily aboard the press-release bus.

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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. But first, let's go over some of the timeless tactics that we use within our B2B PR agency. The 5 Timeless Tactics of PR. Establish a PR Strategy. If a PR opportunity comes your way, you want to be ready to handle it professionally.

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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. All too often companies get so wrapped up in the content and edits when writing a release that mistakes sneak into the final copy. So, before you send your final press release copy onto the newswires, check for these common mistakes and ask yourself the following questions: Is your headline too long? Don’t let them get bored and pass over your entire release because of a long and convoluted title.

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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.].

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. However, some critics of this union have claimed that PR and content marketing have vastly different goals. They say that the quality of content suffers when it is produced by a PR person. 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. Press releases can be a useful tool for any size business, and they allow smaller businesses to grab the same press attention larger businesses can get. How can you make your press releases more effective and stand out against the rest?

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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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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. If only all press release headlines incorporated that measure of clarity, but without the negative press attention. Now, for a few stellar examples of press release headlines: This gets you curious and laughing at the funny mental image. Press Releases B2B Press

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5 PR Strategies That Will Amp Up Your Business

B2B PR Sense

Strong PR strategies keep you on course as your business moves ahead. How to Develop Your Own Successful PR Strategy. For instance, if your research shows that your target audience reads a certain trade publication, then your tactics should include media relations and press releases that target that trade publication. Use such programs as Google Analytics or AirPR to measure your PR efforts. PR Measurement: 10 Important Metrics That You Need to Monitor.

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How Content Marketing Can Help You Earn Digital PR

Marketing Insider Group

Everyone knows how important PR is for building your brand reputation and attracting new customers. But traditional PR can be time-consuming, expensive, and limited in its reach. The good news is that anyone can get started with digital PR. What is Digital PR?

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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. Successful PR, however, is all about pushing boundaries, embracing new techniques, and staying ahead of the curve. 8 Ways to Bring Big Ideas to Your B2B PR. Build anticipation for the content by talking it up on social media before it is released.

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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. Let’s look at a few key ways to amp up the SEO quality of your website with the PR tactics you already use. How to Use Your PR in SEO for Business. Use Press Releases.

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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. 8 PR Trends That Will Impact Your Business This Year. Your press releases should be written with this in mind. How to Combat the Fake News Frenzy in B2B PR. That means metrics need to be a number one PR priority.

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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. In fact, as a B2B PR and marketing agency, we frequently send releases on behalf of our clients. In fact, press releases with their inverted pyramid format of the big news on top are ideal for our 140 character world. Imagine your press release as a meal.

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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. Over the past 5 decades, to rationalize hefty monthly fees, the PR profession has successfully promoted three underlying assumptions: Any publicity is good publicity. Fire your PR firm in 2014.

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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. PR has the power to influence all aspects of the sales funnel from the first stage of the buyer's journey to its conclusion. And PR plants seeds for nurturing. your website, PR tactics can increase your chances of success.

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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. The post A tech journalist on the 5 best and worst practices of B2B PR appeared first on Biznology. In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar, Paul Gillin gives you tips for pitching to bloggers and influencers.

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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. No matter what industry you find yourselves in, or how big your business is, you are sure to find information to help you improve your B2B PR and marketing strategy in the following posts. 10 Press Release Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your PR. Despite being the whipping boy of PR, press releases done right are effective. B2B PR Tips and Trend

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Why The Best B2B PR Campaigns Use Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

You're releasing a new product and you need the launch to be a screaming success. So you do all of the things you would normally do when running a PR campaign. Among other assets, you have a well-crafted press release, a pithy tagline, a kick ass explainer video, media outlets lined up, and a killer social media strategy. By the end of this post, you'll know: Why it's no longer enough to rely on old standby PR assets. That about 1,759 releases a day!

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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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Is the era of PR over?

Chris Koch

Among the many interesting ideas thrown around at ITSMA’s annual conference this week was that the era of PR is over. First, let’s define what PR means from the perspective of the customer (i.e., Looked at this way, there are only two types of PR: Guard dog PR and placement PR. Guard dog PR. These are the internal corporate PR representatives. Back when we had a strong press, the fact that press releases were self-aggrandizing crap didn’t matter.

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8 Misleading Myths About B2B PR in Social Media -- Obliterated!

B2B PR Sense

Yet, if you want to succeed at B2B PR, it's necessary to explode the myths. Let's Obliterate the Myths Surrounding B2B PR and Social Media. In the digital age, traditional B2B PR tactics may not get a hearing. Does this mean, though, that former PR tactics no longer hold sway? Click here to learn about shrewd ways that you can promote your press release on social media.). B2B PR

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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.” For non-daily news sources such as magazines, news releases were often sent through the US Mail. Regardless of how they were delivered, news releases served an important role in mass communication.

Our Top 10: The Best B2B PR Posts of the Year

B2B PR Sense

2017 has been a great year for the B2B PR and marketing industry. From how to write exceptional press releases to the components of an effective B2B marketing strategy, this past year was full of goodies. Our Top 10 Posts on B2B PR of 2017. How to Write Press Release Headlines That People Actually Read. Your headline might just be the most crucial part of your entire press release. 10 Press Release Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your PR.

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The Definitive Guide to a Data-Driven PR Strategy

Zoominfo

On a basic level, data-driven public relations is the process of using data to develop newsworthy insights that support your organization’s PR goals. Continue reading to learn how you can kick-start your data-driven PR strategy. This information, often located in a contact database or CRM, can hold important insights that have the potential to be the perfect fuel for your data-driven PR initiative. Key Takeaways About Data-Driven PR Initiatives.

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How to Craft a B2B Strategy That Will Deliver Killer PR Results

B2B PR Sense

Whether it’s a B2B marketing strategy or a press release strategy , your PR efforts need a strategic guide to be effective. Let’s now look at 6 steps for creating a B2B strategy that will lead your PR efforts to victory. Identify Your PR Goals. In PR, however, goals become more complicated. There are two fundamental goals driving successful PR campaigns: brand recognition and brand response. 5 Powerful Trends That Will Shape Your PR Tactics.

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