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Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.

Five Ways to Deal with Negative Online Comments

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Following are five steps for dealing with negative comments and criticism online. It’s not an easy thing to do – deal with negative online comments. Negative Comments Social Media dealing with trolls Negative comments online negative comments” The fact of the matter is, people are already saying bad things about you. You can’t control that.

Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

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Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire!

10 Content Ideas that Generate Comments and Shares

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Will this blog post get commented on and shared more than some of our more popular blog post (Pinterest!) in January? I’ll report back! There is likely a part two and three to this blog post because there are so many tried and true ways to have your content commented on and shared. herby commit to change that. It’s not just a list, though. 10 Shareable Content Ideas.

How “No Comment” Has Edelman In Trouble…Again

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Tuesday, Jan 11 : Edelman rep tells us in a one-line e-mail, “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&#. And, like Ryan says in his apology email, if you can’t provide the information, you explain why, not leave it with “Unfortunately we do not have anyone to comment on this.&# Where I come from, “no comment&# is not allowed. Communication best buy best buy on content marketing Edelman mark ragan no comment Ragan ragan.comUh oh. Edelman is in trouble again…this time over a media request from Ragan about  Best Buy On.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

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Nearly two months ago, we talked about 10 content ideas that generate comments and shares. Apparently the seventh idea in that blog post (lists) worked because it had 190 comments and a gazillion shares on all of the networks. In the comments, there were a lot of really good additional ideas and I promised to do a second post (maybe the comments here will get us a third post!).

Five Skills Every Communications Entrepreneur Should Have

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Comments How about psychology? 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. You need to understand it to recruit the.

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Managing Negative Online Comments

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If you’re going to PRSA this weekend/next week, leave me a comment so I can say hi! Managing Negative Online Comments originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 12, 2011. Negative Comments Social Media Arment Dietrich Barry Silver facebook question of the week gini dietrich Negative comments negative reviewsIf you RSVP online , the first drink is on us! On us.

The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

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Don’t Read the Comments A few days ago, I made the mistake of reading the comments on an article Ragan syndicated from this very blog. It was about the pay gap between men and women in the PR industry so I thought I would be safe to read the comments. read the first two comments—both posted anonymously—and immediately closed the article. For more than a year.

Eight Tips for Influencer Marketing Done Well

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Comments I agree, Bob. 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. loved working on the Florida Prepaid Program. by Paula Kiger I wonder about the truth of this sentence: “When I pushed.

Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

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” When we looked at her blog, they didn’t have the social share buttons or comments enabled. Enable Comments. Yes, I know there is controversy about whether to enable comments , but I fall firmly on the side of “you can’t build community or distribute your content” (particularly when you’re starting out) if you don’t have comments open.

Six Simple Public Relations Efforts that Take Less than 10 Minutes

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Comment on Blog Posts. Due to Twitter, Google Plus, and myriad of other social platforms, the older sentiment of commenting on blog posts has fallen to the wayside, which is unfortunate for bloggers, but great for those who make thoughtful comments and want to get noticed by authors and others reading posts through to the end. By Cam Secore. Seek and Tweet on Twitter. Asking

Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

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But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting. There has been much discussion on blog commenting in the past few weeks. Check out these other resources if you haven’t already: Erica Allison wisely suggested that you Comment Before you Blog. It takes time to comment. feel stupid.

How to Build a Community that Thrives

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The magic happens not when you begin to get comments on your content, but when those people begin talking to one another. In fact, just yesterday I was emailing with a student who said he and his girlfriend are  huge Spin Sucks readers and they met, not in class, but in the comments here. They want to know their comments or content resonates. Comment on and share their content.

Use SEO to Augment Your Business Development Plan

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Comments I totally agree. One of the most important elements of a business development plan is SEO, yet most skip it entirely. Gini Dietrich has why it is critical for prospecting. The post Use SEO to Augment Your Business Development Plan appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's really fun because it's art and science. by Laura Petrolino Ugg… I wish I would have known you were in the 'Nati.

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Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers

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You comment on them—thoughtfully (at least, on the blogs that still have them—it’s trendy at the moment to ditch comments , but we’re not sold on that strategy ). Not just a “great post” comment with a link back to your blog. You interact with anyone who comments on your blog. Comments KateNolan Eleanor. It happens. Maybe they’re less obvious. To read more.

Focus On Your Strengths and Your Uniqueness

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By Gini Dietrich I get beat up a lot by random strangers across the web (and sometimes in the comments here). I am a perfectionist. Mean Comments Do Not Equate Your Worth Right now, I’m kind of reeling from a mean comment that someone left on a blog post of mine. He left a nasty comment. The 58 comments that mean something to me and that build the community here.

How to Solve a Lack of Culture Within a Virtual Office

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Comments I think we should come to Stockholm for our annual meeting this. There are many pros to a virtual office, including no commute, but there also is a lack of culture. Gini Dietrich has set out to solve the issue. The post How to Solve a Lack of Culture Within a Virtual Office appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Gini Dietrich I hear you Gini!! We just took on team member 7 this week and.

Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself

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Comments Fantastic tips. Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. That makes it critical to find a balance between the conflicting impulses of not bragging too much and putting yourself out there confidently. David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that.

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Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh

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Read the comments. Maybe no one is commenting on the content you create. Readership and subscribers grow significantly every month, but no one comments. So read the comments on other blogs inside the industry. Read the comments on Facebook updates. Comments Hello there, just was alert to your weblog via Google, and. By Gini Dietrich. And they would.

How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter

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Comments Thanks! 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.

Build Your Influencer Relations Campaign with Six Steps

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Comments Yes. Influencer relations is an effective tactic in a communications program, but also very time-intense. Here are six steps for a successful campaign. The post Build Your Influencer Relations Campaign with Six Steps appeared first on Spin Sucks. That's exactly how it works. by Gini Dietrich I thought I could just pay a blogger to write an advertisement.

Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

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Comments Thanks for the information! 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. mean it.

A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer

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Many use the tool by posting helpful, relevant links from their site in forum comments. Let me know in the comments below…. By Cosette Jarrett. As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer. Quora. Two great content ideas there. Buzzsumo.

Content Marketing for an Executive-Level Audience

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Comments Glad this piece was helpful, Amanda! Content marketing works in nearly every situation, but you have to know your audience. Here, Bob Murphy explores why executives needs something different. The post Content Marketing for an Executive-Level Audience appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Bob Murphy Bob, thank you! This information is so timely for me. I've been.

The 10 Commandments of Online Etiquette

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Comments […] it’s just me, but I’ve always been a firm believer. 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? spoke to five different companies. What else would you add?

How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media

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Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although. Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media? Eleonora Israele looks at the five things you shouldn’t do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. The post How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Eight PR Trends for 2016

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couple of weeks ago, Arik Hanson wrote a blog post called,  Should You Remove the Comments from Your Corporate Blog ? In it, he showed the decline of the comments on Spin Sucks because we have such a vibrant community. We’ve seen a huge decline in comments here. By Gini Dietrich. Sing it with me now! Seriously, if I could sing, I would make a video of this song.

Journalists Have Spoken: Your Corporate Newsroom Sucks

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Comments Of course, the underlying problem for companies struggling to. We forgot the basics of corporate communications, where the golden rule, “treat others as you would want to be treated” needs to be applied to our media contacts too. Joe Witte shares why your digital newsroom matters and how to make it more user-friendly for journalists. by Laura Petrolino What? No way! Sarcasm. It's a.

Ten Ways to Treat Media Relations Like Dating

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Comment on blog posts and articles. When you make smart comments on the articles they’re producing, you build a relationship. How many of you have commented here and we’ve become friends that way? Unless they’re in TV, most journalists have something you can read and comment on. Many will read the comments on their articles to source new people to call. It works.

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Ten PR Lessons from House of Cards

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It’s probably pretty easy to keep going, but I’ll hand the comments over to you now. By Gini Dietrich I  finally started to watch House of Cards and I am so mad! And I love Peter Russo. That said, there are some crazy good PR lessons you can gain from watching the show. So I shall focus on that instead of the horrible people (and my love of Peter Russo). Don’t lie.

Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media

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Comments Great points! When you create influential content, many great things happen: Your readers share it and will engage with your social media pages. But most importantly, the more inspirational posts, tweets, updates, and images you produce, the more power you gain to effect change in your chosen industry. You inferred this, but it is also important to be.

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Six Tips for Dealing with Negative Customer Feedback

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When in doubt, do not respond to a comment, email, or review immediately. wrote an article for the Inquisitr, and overnight it reached more than 25,000 views. I was very excited and dove into the comments people left on the page. There were nearly 30 comments and every one of them was negative. At first I was aggravated and wanted to debate each person that commented.

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Five Content Marketing Tools to Help Scale Small Teams

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Comments Thank you! As a small business, it can be challenging to scale your operation to meet the growing demands placed on marketing departments and deliver KPIs that lead to more trust, budget, and staff. Daniel Bliley says you can scale your team—and your content—by “hiring” these five lean and powerful candidates. Glad you think so! by Daniel Bliley Interesting suggestions! Thanks!

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Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…We Didn’t Sabotage Ourselves?

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Comments We have all been here Corina. We easily sabotage ourselves and tend to discard our own accomplishments rather fast. Why is this happening? Corina Manea shares three ways you can stop sabotaging yourself and live the life you want. The post Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…We Didn’t Sabotage Ourselves? appeared first on Spin Sucks. Thankfully, I was surrounded by. by Dawn Buford Thank you, Lubna! by Corina Manea You're welcome, Paula! And thank you for reading us every. by Corina Manea Love this post Corina. Great advice! need to put some.

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To Taylor Swift, Love Spin Sucks

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Comments ggSolutions123 Oh…you mean because it's 1200 words? I had to. By Gini Dietrich. fell in love a little bit with Dwayne Johnson when I saw him perform “Tay-Tay” on Lip Sync Battle (and then again when he won the world record for number of selfies ). You can’t help but bounce a little in your seat when  Shake It Off comes on the air. Taylor Swift rocks! For a year.

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Likable vs. Successful: The Issue Women Leaders Face

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Comments @tanyamr [link] by Taniacrjlz @tberkley I'll have to check out that book. By Gini Dietrich. love men. love them as role models, mentors, and friends. have four brothers (and one sister) so I relate very well to men. Beginning in childhood, I’ve learned a lot from boys (not men yet). learned from my brothers how to climb trees and change the oil in my car. Women as Leaders.

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How to Measure PR: A Case Study and Examples

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Comments Excellent post. While it's easy to talk about why AVEs should die, it's harder to show how to measure PR. Here is one case study and some real examples. The post How to Measure PR: A Case Study and Examples appeared first on Spin Sucks. So well explained. by Lubna Sadik Wait – where are the Clydesdales? You know we need the. by Danny Brown Related Stories Die, AVEs, Die!

How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

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The goal was to do nothing more than build community and engage friends, clients, prospects, and competitors.  We measure not only how many questions we get, but the number of video views, visitors to those pages on the website and blog, comments, social shares, and new likes we get on our Facebook page. Open up the comments and being a dialogue there. Our time equals money. You read.

Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

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Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?&#. Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site so they are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page.

10 Ways to Be Compelling on Instagram

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Comments Interesting tips! With Facebook no longer social media’s cool little brother and Twitter having plateaued, businesses and marketers start looking elsewhere. Instagram is the new cool kid on the block. Patrick Cole looks at ways to engage on Instagram. The post 10 Ways to Be Compelling on Instagram appeared first on Spin Sucks. Instagram IS fun, and definitely has a.

Should You Rely On Google Alone for Online Visibility?

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Comments Please forgive me for starting off the comment thread with a. Could you be relying on Google too much for online visibility? Chris Hickman explains why you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket and how to diversify. The post Should You Rely On Google Alone for Online Visibility? appeared first on Spin Sucks.