Develop a More Engaging Content Strategy with Influencers
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Would you like to flip your content strategy upside down and build it back up with a sharper, more influential focus? Of course you do. Who wouldn't want that? Here is a framework to combine content and influence, so you can deliver an irresistibly engaging content strategy. The post Develop a More Engaging Content Strategy with Influencers appeared first on Spin Sucks.
A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators
JULY 7, 2016
There are a ton of free and paid tools that makes the job of the communicator much, much easier. Gini Dietrich shares a gigantic list of our favorites. The post A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I need an Excel support group. It's the one piece of software I. by Samantha McCain Excel! Oh, how do I love thee! I'm still relatively new to.
Five Skills Every Communications Entrepreneur Should Have
MAY 25, 2016
There are lots of lessons an entrepreneur can learn from tech start-ups, but communications leaders need specific skills to grow and scale a services firm. The post Five Skills Every Communications Entrepreneur Should Have appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments How about psychology? You need to understand it to recruit the.
Master Modern PR By Integrating the PESO Model
OCTOBER 18, 2016
It's no surprise PR has changed pretty dramatically in the past 10 years. As the wild, wild west begins to settle down, communicators are mastering the PESO model. Gini Dietrich walks you through how to master modern PR with this model. The post Master Modern PR By Integrating the PESO Model appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media
Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.
Four Ways to Ask Your Boss if You Can Work from Home
OCTOBER 11, 2016
The work from home movement is rapidly growing, especially among services firms. Gini Dietrich has four ways to ask your boss if you can work from home, which include having a plan and proving your success. The post Four Ways to Ask Your Boss if You Can Work from Home appeared first on Spin Sucks.
A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now
JULY 11, 2016
Want a successful brand? Particularly with new brands, you must make many decisions now that determine growth, categorization, messaging, and more. Patrick Cole has more. The post A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Social Media Calls-to-Action that Connect You to Consumers
AUGUST 29, 2016
How do you map out a social media strategy that actually works? How can your brand stand out from the crowd and transform its followers into customers? The answers to these questions and more in this post from Roger Gallager. The post Social Media Calls-to-Action that Connect You to Consumers appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Crisis Communications 101: Apologize First…and Mean it
OCTOBER 19, 2016
One of the hardest thing for a human being to do is apologize.and really mean it. But in crisis communications, it's imperative it happen swiftly. Gini Dietrich describes why an apology is the first step in righting a wrong—in marriage, in life, and in business. The post Crisis Communications 101: Apologize First…and Mean it appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Newsjacking Gone Wrong: Four Simple Rules to Heed Master Modern PR By Integrating the PESO Model Eight Halloween Costumes for the Communications Professional.
A World Gone Social
Learn how companies must adapt to survive.
The Power of a Team Begins with Exceptional Leadership
AUGUST 23, 2016
The power of a team starts with its leader. Here are some simple, yet great leadership lessons Corina Manea learned from a phenomenal leader and the great team Gini Dietrich put together. The post The Power of a Team Begins with Exceptional Leadership appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
It's 2016 and one would think business leaders would understand media relations is just a tactic, but evidence says otherwise. Here is what needs to change. The post Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I took this oath more than 10 years ago. It's shocking how many. by Sherrilynne Starkie A hissy fit from you? Well, I never.
How Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Your Influencer Relationships
AUGUST 24, 2016
There's a fine line between content curation and plagiarism and content creators are unwittingly sabotaging the influencer relationships they hope to build. Erika Heald shares how not to curate influencer content. The post How Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Your Influencer Relationships appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Seriously love this article, Erika! Creating a properly curated.
36 Animals with a Better Social Media Strategy Than You
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
These 36 animals can teach you some very important lessons about developing a unique and community building social media strategy. Laura Petrolino explains why you can learn about communications from our animal-friends. The post 36 Animals with a Better Social Media Strategy Than You appeared first on Spin Sucks.
What is Corporate Storytelling and How Do I Use it?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Ever wondered why one brand becomes famous over another? What pulls us towards a specific product? The answer lies in corporate storytelling. Matt Press has more. The post What is Corporate Storytelling and How Do I Use it? appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You?
Six Tips to Effectively Listen and Win New Business
OCTOBER 20, 2016
One of the hardest things for human beings to do is listen. Really listen to what the other person has to say. Gini Dietrich has six tips to effectively listen, which will win you new business and better relationships. The post Six Tips to Effectively Listen and Win New Business appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well
MARCH 24, 2016
We live in an era where celebrity endorsements aren't what they once were. The work of the people is more influential when it comes to influencer marketing. The post Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments I agree, Bob. loved working on the Florida Prepaid Program. by Paula Kiger I wonder about the truth of this sentence: “When I pushed.
Five Crucial Tips for Building Your Personal Brand
JUNE 1, 2016
Building a personal brand in this day and age is vital, whether you are happily employed or looking for your next challenge. Patrick Cole shares five basic things you need to take into account when building your personal brand. The post Five Crucial Tips for Building Your Personal Brand appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Social Media Influencers
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Even though the idea of working with social media influencers has been around for many years, yet many organizations still don't get it right. Gini Dietrich spells out the do's and don'ts of working with this group of people for best success. The post The Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Social Media Influencers appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well Creating False Idols: Does Social Proof Have a Place? The Seven Golden Rules to Paying Influencers.
Five Social Media Trends for 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2015
By Aaron Lee. It’s the time of the year that everyone talks about their social media trends. I can hardly believe we are here and 2015 is coming to an end. This time last year, I got my New Year’s resolutions written and planned how to focus on the latest trends. Instagram was one of my main focus for 2015. Let’s dive right in! Go Instagram. My tip for them in 2016? Social Videos.
Seven Brutal Truths About Digital Marketing Trends
JANUARY 27, 2016
Roger Gallager doesn't mince words when he talks about digital marketing trends and the habit some have of proclaiming them, but not living them. Here is what you should pay attention to this year, even if it's not on your list. The post Seven Brutal Truths About Digital Marketing Trends appeared first on Spin Sucks. Six Powerful Tips to Increase Online Engagement.
Being a Solo PR Pro is Different from Doing PR In-House
JUNE 7, 2016
Being a solo PR pro is very different from doing it within a company. Jessica Lawlor experienced a major learning curve as she transitioned from an in-house role to launching her solo business. Here are some of the differences she found. The post Being a Solo PR Pro is Different from Doing PR In-House appeared first on Spin Sucks.
What’s YOUR Personal Brand? How (and Why) You Should Create One
OCTOBER 6, 2016
We’re the experts on developing brands for clients, but we often forget to do it for ourselves. Here is Dana Kaye on the importance of a personal brand. She issues a challenge to create your tagline and brand summary right this second. Can you do it. The post What’s YOUR Personal Brand? How (and Why) You Should Create One appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now Boost Sponsorship Revenue with these Five Strategies How Experiential Marketing Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level.
Out With the Old: Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy
MAY 10, 2016
Content marketing has been the lynchpin of many successful marketing strategies for the better part of a decade. However, content marketing, like marketing in general, is not something you can put on auto-pilot – unless you want to get left in the dust. Andrea Jones explains why you need to embrace current marketing trends as you rethink your current content marketing strategy.
The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Today’s marketers need to both understand the long-standing psychological principles that affect reader engagement and the newer tactics that allow you to use those principles more effectively. Benedict Brychta looks at the tools you need to understand and use. The post The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity
JULY 12, 2016
Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much thought you put into it, your creativity is totally gone and you have a complete mental block? We've all been there. Niraj Ranjan Rout shares 10 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. The post Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments These are very good ideas to challenge ourselves to be more.
The 10 Commandments of Online Etiquette
JULY 23, 2015
By Gini Dietrich. How many of you love to receive spam email ? How about when you meet someone and they automatically add your to their newsletter list? And how many of you love to get information that talks all about the sender and tells you nothing valuable? How often do you unsubscribe to email lists and newsletters or click “junk” so they don’t hit your inbox at all?
How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter
JUNE 21, 2016
Hashtags are an integral part of the marketing strategy for the majority of successful social media marketers. If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Thanks!
A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Did you know Facebook is capturing over 90 percent of all social media shares? It's time to dust off your social media strategy and see how you can increase social engagement. Here is what Fractl and Buzzsumo research found. The post A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Time Has Never Been Better for Social Media and Brands
APRIL 6, 2016
In the past seven years, social media has exploded on the scene, creating an opportunity to not only engage customers, but measure effectiveness. The post The Time Has Never Been Better for Social Media and Brands appeared first on Spin Sucks. Social Media Trends
How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand
MARCH 23, 2016
You've produced your content. You published it. You're really proud of it. But no one visits it. Roger Gallager says you are missing. The post How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How to Create High-Quality Content Content Marketing with Your Reputation in Mind Rut-Busting Content Marketing Examples.
The 2016 Modern Blogging Masterclass
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
The Modern Blogging Masterclass, a four-week, fully produced online course from Spin Sucks, is now available. Learn how to integrate owned and earned media to drive real business results. The post The 2016 Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks. Communication Planning earned media integrate pr online course owned media PESO model
Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas
AUGUST 4, 2015
By Gini Dietrich. Yesterday, my friend Sheryl Brown-Madjlessi posted on my Facebook wall, “Facebook is a jerk and never lets me see your posts in my newsfeed.” ” But, actually, it’s not Facebook. It’s me. Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. Create a video series. Write case studies. Or,
Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh
JULY 29, 2015
By Gini Dietrich. Do you know the story of how BlendTec used Will It Blend to keep content fresh about industrial-strength blenders? While a big fan of their super smart and creative videos, I didn’t know the idea to see what their blenders could blend came about because an executive noticed sawdust on the floor. And they would. The point is this: They make blenders. Keep Content Fresh.
The Benefits of Mindfulness for Communications Pros
OCTOBER 10, 2016
You might have heard about the benefits of mindfulness, but don't necessarily know why it matters to you or how to make it a part of your life and career. Laura Petrolino explains the why and how of mindfulness for communications pros. The post The Benefits of Mindfulness for Communications Pros appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Minimalist Approach to Brand Storytelling
JULY 6, 2015
By Laura Petrolino. Brand storytelling. While it continues to be a hot marketing buzzword of the moment, when we look around at examples we find only a select group of brands really do it effectively. Don’t get me wrong, a ton of brands tell fantastic stories about themselves. Stories that may or may not matter to their consumer. Great Stories are Inclusive. What makes a really amazing book?