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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.

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.

A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators

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Comments I need an Excel support group. 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. It's the one piece of software I. by Samantha McCain Excel! Oh, how do I love thee! I'm still relatively new to.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network

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Comments Comments Related Stories How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. David (DFish) Fisher makes the case on why you shouldn't share political posts on social media for the mere fact that you will always anger someone.

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 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.

Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

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Comments These are very good ideas to challenge ourselves to be more. 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. by Corina Manea Thanks, Niraj. Using your EQ is a big one for me.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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 Lazy Content Curation Is Ruining Your Influencer Relationships

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Comments Seriously love this article, Erika! 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. Creating a properly curated.

13 Things to Include in a Communications Firm Business Plan

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Update : Christopher Penn commented that this is missing a measurement piece. Comments I would add that the process is as important as the plan you. While it’s certainly not as exciting as tactics, it should drive everything that we do. Can you imagine being in a new city and having to find your way to a meeting without GPS, your phone, or a good old fashioned map?

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