Beyond Press Releases: Using Stories to Land Your Organization on the Front Page
MAY 18, 2016
The feature story also illustrated how the Philadelphia Education Fund helps underserved kids transition to college, raising the nonprofit’s profile prior to their annual Eddy Awards and end-of-year fundraising campaign. Beyond Press Releases: Using Stories to Land Your Organization on the Front Page. Guest Post by Elaine Hughes. Find the story hook. Find out how they did it.
Multimedia with Press Releases Gets More Views and Engagement
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Every so often we hear that press releases are dead. Just recently the Google updates about treating press releases as advertisements had PR folk jittery once again. However, there is ample evidence to show that the digital age has given press releases a new lease on life. The multimedia digital release template. more release views and 36.1%
Harlem Globetrotters Press Release: Not Sure Why I Got It, But I Kind of Like It
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Last week I received a press release from an unexpected source: the Harlem Globetrotters. Frankly I’m not sure why they’d be sending a press release about their new VP of Communications to me. The answer is that I’m in some PR databases so I get press releases every week of varying degrees of appropriateness. PHOENIX, Oct.
12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres
OCTOBER 8, 2012
I’m a social media strategist that blogs about social media and online communities so I find it frustrating when I am sent a PDF attachment on an email with a traditional media press release using agency created content, professional film crews employed to do the traditional campaign filming and ditto with professional musicians. So, hey! Do me a favour? Really? hic* Win.
5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
MAY 12, 2014
——— The majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their monetary goals. Crowdfunding campaigns that hit their goals start with a comprehensive plan. What are the most common reasons for why a campaign is unable to meet its goal? Take some time to set SMART campaign goals and objectives. crowdfunding campaign is as successful as its reach.
Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. Pros & Cons of Applying Social Media to Traditional PR Campaigns by Howell Marketing Strategies. SESNY: 5 Tips To Optimize Press Releases For Search by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Like what? Will Traditional, Social Media Blend? Digg this!
PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?
JUNE 13, 2011
Maybe of the companies he’s worked with, 95 percent of them had botched social media campaigns. PR is in the push business; they send out press releases and book appearances and work B2B. In a fully integrated campaign, it’s typically 10 percent or less. PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns? That’s quite the statement! Well guess what?
Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010
JANUARY 19, 2011
Eric Papczun follows up on his post above with more guidance to help “dominate search engine results pages including leveraging alternate domains, creating a corporate presence on social networking and content-sharing sites, and search-optimizing your press releases. How search can boost your social media campaigns by iMedia Connection. Whatever. Tweet about the video.
Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign
MARCH 26, 2012
One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on recently was Oxfam America’s (OA) International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 campaign. And in 2011, there were seven blog posts on the campaign that had been tracked. Since we didn’t need to focus on promoting the campaign in social networks per se, but were focused on blogger outreach, we did a ton of research.
Cherokee Letter Domain Names for Sale – Owner Recommends Their Use in AdWords Campaigns
APRIL 2, 2013
The owner of a bunch of Cherokee Letter domain names is recommending that you buy his domain names–and use them in a Google AdWords campaign to commit what I would call outright fraud and deception. This has to be what I would personally call the most bizarre domain name sales pitch I have ever seen. This is probably some of the worst deception I have seen lately. Domain Names
Long-Tail Blogger Outreach Campaign Nuts & Bolts
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Chris Abraham Social Media PR & Blogging Expert home About Me My Blog Resume Abraham Harrison LLC Blogroll Chris Abraham Bio Contact Info Freemasonry German Language Email Form Ideas Login RSS Home Long-Tail Blogger Outreach Campaign Nuts & Bolts Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 22:26. Originally posted on Agencyside.net ,part 2 of 3. We identify bloggers who may have a smaller audience but are authenticand have readers who value their opinions. This is not to say that we don’t ever do A-list outreach. We do. Short and sweet. We need to have them at hello.
#ActionTags Let Consumers Buy Products Directly From TV Ads Using Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
The Realtime Report
MARCH 5, 2014
“It’s a ‘yes’ button to traditional media,” said Chirpify CEO Chris Teso in the press release. “By using hashtags as the glue to connect traditional and social media, suddenly consumers can digitally raise their hand and start a direct customer relationship with a brand they value.”. The hybrid of old and new media is promising. What exactly is an #actiontag ?
6 Underused Internet Marketing Tools
Small Business Mavericks
AUGUST 28, 2015
More tools have been developed to help Internet marketers implement and measure successful marketing campaigns, and when we think about online marketing tools and tactics we often think about search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, blogging, and social media. Press releases – Press releases are an old mainstay in public relations. Small Business Internet Marketing e-books internet marketing mobile apps podcasting press releases QR codes web directoriesInternet marketing has come a long way since the first days of the Web.
23 Outstanding Social PR Guides
JULY 22, 2014
What role do press releases play in PR today? ” Why the News Release is Alive, and Well, and Thriving in the Wired World by Strategic Objectives. Guide to Press Release Optimization by Business Wire. ” Enduring Questions on Press Releases and SEO by Sword and the Script. Image credit: PRNews. Are they still important for SEO?
My Blog is Changing Direction
APRIL 22, 2014
This is not to say I won’t write anymore about individual platforms but the change is aligned with my campaign to be elected this fall as State Representative of the 1st Essex District of Massachusetts. While I won’t use this blog to share press releases or campaign news (as a separate and less-updated blog will be created for that), it is natural for me to change direction here.
The One Marketing Technique that’s Best for Your Launch
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
AUGUST 31, 2011
Besides these blogs, our press release got picked up by Marketwire, BizJournals and MSNBC. What we noticed however was that fewer than 15% of registered users cared to setup a basic campaign and about 4% returned again after the first registration. Of those that setup their campaign, only 2 people actually emailed us to request pricing and possible upgrade. Marketing
PR Pros: You’re still doing it wrong, even if you have a six figure income
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
In September, I defined the strategy on an outreach campaign for a really awesome tech product suitable for families. But what I forgot to consider when doing the initial strategy is the other criteria to guarantee coverage: some bloggers demand product (this was a pre-order campaign, so product was not available). Seven years ago, I didn’t believe inbox zero was ever possible.
Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human
JANUARY 21, 2014
This leaves you with a robotic, press release mentality, as shown on the Facebook page of this restaurant: As you can see, they only poke their heads out once in a long while to release a droll listing of information. It looks like a list of meeting notes. Reputation Management Social Media charmin facebook G+ gentec gentec services inc roi social media social media campaign social networking strategy twitter You may not think that a book written about the internet in 1999 would have much to offer us in the realm of web marketing today, but think again. John Q.
18 PR Standbys That Will Never Die
APRIL 3, 2015
Emily Stivers : Press releases. 4. Zen Yinger : Press junkets. Jeremy Pepper : SMTs and mat releases. And why not actually see what’s working, and what’s not , and adjust our strategies and campaigns accordingly? My community came up with some good ones. Here they are, all 18 of them. 1. Gini Dietrich : Mass pitching even though a bunny dies every time it happens. 2. Matt LaCasse : Old School metrics. 3. Claire Celsi : Fact sheets. 5. Robin Ferrier : Canned Q&As. 6. Mary Deming Barber : AVEs. 7. Lukas Treu : White papers. 9. ” 16.
How to Use Emoji in Your Marketing Vocabulary
Convince & Convert
MARCH 18, 2016
In the last year, these little faces and icons are revolutionizing the way brands are running marketing campaigns. Emoji are currently used by major companies as part of marketing and communications campaigns. In June 2015, GM put out a press release composed entirely of emoji to introduce the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Domino’s The Birth of Emoji . Enter.
25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand
MARCH 23, 2014
When you submit the kind of content you’re looking for, Scripted matches you with high-quality content creators who can fulfill your needs for blog posts, Web pages, white papers, tweets, Facebook posts, newsletters, press releases, video scripts, and custom photos. 2. Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Content Curation Tools. List.ly (free/paid).
How to Get Started with Instagram Marketing
APRIL 11, 2015
It enables businesses to improve engagement and increase sales by showcasing their products in creative ways and implementing interactive hashtag campaigns. Instagram is a powerful tool for establishing a visual brand identity. With more than 300 million active users , it is now the most popular photo-sharing social media platform, surpassing Pinterest by more than 250 million.
How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter
JUNE 2, 2015
Don’t let your tweets devolve to mere “press releases.” More likely than not they’ll retweet you and expand your campaign’s reach.- Mark Hallman. Really think through hashtags you create for a campaign – how might it be coopted? This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook. Pitman.
Use Multimedia to Tell Stories
MAY 27, 2012
PR Newswire recently took a look at how press releases sent on the wire perform in terms of number of views. Adding multimedia to your press releases, articles and blog posts will give you a remarkable bump in views. study of corporate websites and newsrooms shows that not many companies use multimedia with their press releases. Seriously? Facebook.
5 reasons to practice old school PR
AUGUST 8, 2012
There’s been much speculation over the longevity of ‘old school’ methods and how social media will eventually replace the press release, the press conference and good old ‘look’em in the eye’ relationships. Here are my five reasons why old school continues to rule: The Press Release: Oh yes, you’ve heard the same thing I have: “the press release is dead!”
How To Launch and Maintain Successful Link Building
JANUARY 4, 2012
If you’ve read any SEO resource out there, the same thing crops up again and again: if you want results in search then you need to be engaged in a link building campaign. Compliment this with social bookmarking submissions (again, available through LinkVana) and press release distribution via various press release hubs, and you have a link building strategy.
3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
very practical course with small group (about 10 people) – bring your laptop to set up tools for improving Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media press releases, measurement, strategy, campaigns and so on. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? Computer Based Session: Build a blog and social media press room with socmed press releases, blog and social objects. step Social Media campaigns. More About Laurel.
How to Improve Your Content Promotion in 10 Words (or Less)
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Sorting through 1,500 pitches per week means that press release fatigue is the new norm for high-authority publishers, and they have a limited amount of time and patience for considering your content. Effective outreach doesn’t rest on press releases; in fact, only 5% of publishers are interested in receiving them. Here’s why—and how.
Did This National Restaurant Chain Put Too Much Love Into the Like?
Convince & Convert
JULY 7, 2011
received two emailed press releases with no cover note and no personalization or explanation of any kind from Braintrust Marketing & Communications in Las Vegas (presumably the agency for Buca di Beppo). give Buca credit for putting so much weight behind their liking campaign. Really, I am. We’re Crazy About Likes. It was on June 30. Send carnations next year).
31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO
APRIL 29, 2014
Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.), the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. email marketing. They’re doing a lot.
Where Are Our Fundamentals?
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Press releases. will be the first to tell you (again, I’m a millennial) that the traditional press release is virtually dead. With so many new ways to spread our messages, a simple press release doesn’t exactly cut it. That said, a good press release has always contained all of the information that one needs to learn about a certain event or product.
Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses
MARCH 29, 2011
Don’t make me gag by posting press release after press release on your blog. Press releases are for journalists, blogs are for people. Or someone said you should so your considering it. But where do you start? Well, its an often overlooked question. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Define your goal. There I said it. Commit.
AUGUST 16, 2013
You’d be hard pressed to find even small brands in your home town that don’t tuck Facebook or Twitter logos beside their company names. Aside from the company blog, press releases work well to celebrate industry awards your company receives. That dream is largely a fantasy when it comes down to the nuts and bolts. So the solution is to take more control over your brand.
How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Which Covers: Purpose vs Values, Tribes & Customer Avatar (Targeted Comms),Spaces and Platforms, Roles and Personal Brand Gamification, Engagement Life Cycles & Call To Actions, Key Influencers, Voice & Etiquette, Campaign & Activities, Rituals & Conversation Diary. Instagram for photos, YouTube for videos, Twitter for Press, LinkedIn for Employer Branding. Shares.
Mongrel Media: When Corporate Comms hijacks Traditional and Social Media
APRIL 14, 2013
personally think it’s too late, the seepage of Corporate Comms into Traditional Media started years ago when the first journo, running late, under resourced, published a press release as an article and said “ah well, it was written by an ex-journo and I have nothing else to add anyway” Censored Media. Mongrel Media: Traditional vs Corporate vs Social Media.
NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience
JANUARY 15, 2014
Not only do you need links, you can get SEO value from your company or name being mentioned in the press. They create a video and then treat the YouTube page just like any other SEO campaign. SEO Tips: Jason: Press releases don’t pass link value anymore? You will actually show up with a PRWeb press release that shows up in Google News. custom URL.
Using Psychology to Attract Social Media Donations for Your Nonprofit
JULY 8, 2013
Including social pressure in your marketing campaign will allow your donors or members to view how their peers react to your nonprofits and associations. If you have any sort of content, whether it’s a blog, press release or moving testimonials, include sharing options so users can post to different social networks. Keep Your Donors Engaged. Beat the Brain’s Indecisive Nature.
Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants
AUGUST 18, 2014
On Facebook, I tend to stick with more lighthearted posts like fun photos, practice management tips, or blogs and article our members can share with their clients. I use Twitter primarily for those quick bites of information, news, interacting with the press, and explaining to folks that we are not in fact the National Security Agency but rather “the other NSA.”. seasonal PR campaigns.
Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop
JULY 2, 2013
Walk away with a social media strategy, campaign, tools. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? Computer Based Session: Build a blog and social media press room with socmed press releases, blog and social objects. More About Laurel.
Celebrating Women In PR: Meet 3 Public Relations Trailblazers
MARCH 25, 2015
Baxter and her husband, Clem Whitaker, joined forces to launch Campaigns, Inc., It was called Campaigns, Inc. Even today, the tactics they created and used to attack Sinclair in the 1930s are still widely used in campaign strategy more than 80 years later. ” Whew! That’s a whole lot of tribute paying! And rightly so. Out of the multitude, here are three. 1. ” 2.
10 Facebook Tips Every B2B Marketer Should Know
PWB Marketing Blog
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Don’t sound like a press release. Social Media is a Commitment, Not a Campaign. Are you one of the 41% of B2B companies acquiring customers through Facebook? If not, don’t be discouraged. All you might be missing is just a simple fix. Try these 10 quick tips to improve your B2B Facebook Page. Utilize Facebook to provide thought leadership in your industry, spot trends in what services businesses want, and provide a face for your organization. Include photos, videos, tips, community news, staff announcements (employee anniversaries, etc). Make sure to comment on fan posts.
10 Simple and Reliable Digital Marketing Metrics
Convince & Convert
MARCH 28, 2016
As you draft up your campaign or strategy, always ask yourself this question: Can I measure this? The metrics you’ll want to track will actually be dependent on your most important goals for a project or campaign. Why: Looking at your top mediums is important to measure for full-scale digital marketing campaigns. That reveals your email campaign was well received.
What's An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? | Small Business.
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 9, 2011
About Us What’s a Maverick? Why Quora Is The New Twitter » What’s An Internet Marketing Strategy Consist Of? If you’re new to Internet marketing and you’re not sure what an IM package might consist of, relax. They’re all different. Strategic Internet marketing takes time. It doesn’t just fall into place. What works for one business may not work for another.