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Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

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This is where influencer marketing comes to the rescue. Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers. ” Often, marketers equate influencers with celebrities. Heineken 100 marketing campaign.

The Three Word Shortcut to Great Influencer Relations

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” That’s not surprising, since “influencer marketing” is the buzzword du jour. So it’s also not surprising that for every company or marketer who’s trying to do this thoughtfully , there are tens, if not hundreds, of others, trying to make a quick buck by creating an influencer marketplace. There isn’t one. Relationships take time.

Jokes Aside: The Very Serious Business of Adding Humor to Your Marketing Mix

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When it comes to using humor in marketing, advertising and public relations, we often have to step back and answer a few questions before proceeding down a path of knock-knock jokes, current event inspired memes and company social media postings which could potentially make your mother-in-law cringe. Is your use of humor in marketing your company sustainable? What about B2B?

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The 4 Secrets of Influencer Engagement

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Guest Post by  Jordan Feise. [Ed: Jordan works for Traackr, an SBC client; we developed the Academy of Influencer Marketing together. Her Influencer marketing has officially gone mainstream. 84% of brands plan to integrate influencers into their current marketing strategy. Agencies and enterprises alike are investing in and executing successful influencer marketing campaigns.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls

Beyond Press Releases: Using Stories to Land Your Organization on the Front Page

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Elaine Hughes is a former news reporter who takes a journalistic approach to marketing. Guest Post by Elaine Hughes. Doors that Manuel Rosado never knew existed are now opening to him.”. Compelling stories are memorable and can trigger powerful emotions in potential customers and donors. Here are some tips on getting your story noticed: 1. Find the story hook. Find out how they did it.

“Old Man Look at My Life, I’m a Lot Like You”: A Millennial POV on Generations

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This is much-needed, of course, as advertisers are already thinking of how to crack the code for marketing to them. We could Guest Post by Emma Hawes. Fair Warning:  This is a blog post about being young and misunderstood, but also one that reminds my generation they’re not alone. want people to know, “I’m not alone,” and like the R.E.M. song says, “ Everybody Hurts.”

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Measurement: Why Business As Usual Just Doesn’t Cut It

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But I am smart enough to realize that a company’s marketing, advertising and public relations efforts—my efforts—have a direct and attributable effect to the bottom line of my company. Handle your company’s email marketing efforts? Blogging and content creation through social media are excellent avenues for content marketers to create and measure. And how do I know that?

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

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Mixing your automated posts with some real-time updates will not only help you stay true to your social media marketing goals, but will also open up so many more opportunities to reach out to your target audience. 3. Be It analyzes your Twitter account to give you a host of useful insights which tell you how your Twitter marketing efforts are paying off. Review everything you share.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well

5 Reasons Snapchat is Integrated Communications New Best Friend

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Some of us are the exception to that age rule, and Snapchat continues to gain market share in these older demographics. There’s no cheaper way to boost brand awareness. I’d argue that Facebook is the single best marketing tool on the face of the planet right now. Author information Matt LaCasse Social Media Marketing Specialist at Inter-State Studio & Publishing, Co.

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5 Tips to Incorporate Design Elements Into Your Marketing Strategy

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Design elements can play a big part in the success of your marketing strategy… and there’s a lot more to that than meets the eye. Who is the target audience that your products or services are being marketed to? How do you incorporate design elements into your marketing strategy? Tips to Incorporate Design Elements Into Your Marketing Strategy. Font(s) choice.

Media Relations Is Not Dead Nor Is It Dying

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think this is one of the reasons it can be comfortable for public relations professionals to seek out, and focus on, more controllable forms of marketing like blogging, marketing automation and social media. With the emergence of Google Analytics and the rise of content marketing, media relations has been bashed a bit in the PR space. Guest Post by Kate Finley. More than 2.9

Getting Started With Influencer Marketing? Traackr’s Got You Covered

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If you’re planning on getting started with influencer marketing this year (and not a moment too late, we’re already into Q2), you’re not alone. Gini Dietrich has been writing a lot about influencer marketing recently , and she should know a thing or 37 about the subject, as she has a pretty significant level of influence in her space. You can’t escape!

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing

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But it struck me that the Batman franchise offers some great takeaways for content marketing. What can other comic franchises teach us about content marketing? Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing.

The Ultimate Guide to Social PR Strategy: A Blueprint for Success

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There’s a great email marketing case study on B2C which I think is also a great case study on creativity. Whether you work in influencer marketing, or media relations, or corporate communications, or are really hands-on with social media… content is what you dream up, produce, disseminate, and use to educate, cultivate, and motivate your audiences into action. GIPHY link.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

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If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Content Marketing: a scenario. Scene: your client is super-excited about its new content marketing program (that you’ve been hired to design, and implement). So you put it together. What gives?

Mind the Most Important Influencer: You

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We know that the best public relations and marketing programs include employees as core influencers, a group necessary for ensuring a cohesive message inside and outside the organization. Guest Post by  Heathere Evans-Keenan. Yet while we tend to all that externally-focused communicating, it’s what’s going on inside that gets really interesting. How We Get In Our Own Way. self-comparison.

Which Channels To Focus On In Your Internet Marketing Strategy

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With so many options for Internet marketing, how does a company figure out which ones to focus on? The first step is to develop a strategy: what is it you want your Internet marketing campaigns to accomplish? Objectives for Internet marketing campaigns usually include one or more of the following, with varying degrees of emphasis: E-commerce revenue generation. Email Marketing.

Data and Storytelling: PR’s Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Leta Soza is the Director of PR Engineering & Ops at AirPR where she specializes in PR strategy, content marketing, community cultivation, and analytics. Soza holds BA in Marketing and a BS in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Content Marketing Public Relations Strategy airpr data and storytelling leta sozaGuest Post by Leta Soza. The result?

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Draw Me a Story: Six Storytelling Lessons From Cartooning

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Content Marketing Marketing Strategy cartoons Noise to Signal Rob Cottingham storytellingGuest Post by  Rob Cottingham. Think of cartoons as storytelling, and you probably think of animation or graphic novels. But single-panel cartoons are stories, too — just really distilled ones. Here are six of the key lessons I’ve learned along the way, and the cartoons that helped to teach me: 1.

Communicators Must Lead

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Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, is a certified professional coach, and the principal of Jacobs Executive Coaching, which helps corporate communications, public relations, marketing and advertising leaders and executives achieve and surpass their goals. Guest Post by Ken Jacobs. When I was growing up in the world of PR, many communicators who were considered successful were primarily doers.

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3 Reasons the AMEC International Summit in London Rocked

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It’s a tool with a step-by-step process, that is really easy to use, gives you examples of the kinds of metrics you should put in place depending on which stage of the marketing funnel you’re in, and helps you tie it all together. I’ve been in London the last few days, attending my very first AMEC International Summit. It’s unbelievable.

7 Pillars of Solid Influencer Marketing Programs

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As more and more brands jump on the influencer marketing bandwagon, how they structure influencer programs and communications is becoming increasingly important. It’s usually at least some combination of the first two, but if you’re not clear about what it is you’re looking for, your influencer marketing program will be off to a rocky start. Create content? Share it?

Go For Heart Program Recognizes Heartful Marketing

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If you’re a marketer who reads the lovely Shonali Burke’s tomes on Waxing UnLyrical and beyond, then you’re probably managing daily disruption, following thought leaders as they jump to SnapChat (and wondering why), watching podcasters use Blab to video an audio, all the while trying to meet client demands. My podcast, The Heart of Marketing , is now celebrating its one-year anniversary.

4 Ways PR Is More Than Media Relations

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Over the years the industry has evolved and adapted, to meet brands’ and markets’ needs. But Not what you want and not what your marketing department wants or thinks your consumers want. Guest Post by  Corina Manea. A lot has been said about PR, and almost always it’s about media relations. If you ask around, you still hear people saying PR is about press coverage.

When Content Marketing Lets You Down

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Ah… content marketing. “Let’s do some content marketing!” When content marketing lets you down. This is a classic case of being let down by content marketing. When Content Marketing Lets You Down is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn When Content Marketing Lets You Down. ” they say.

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

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Leah Fein-Roque , who specializes in tech PR and digital marketing understands the Snapchat appeal personally: “I have a 21, 19 and 16 year old using it mostly for everything including texting. Indeed, many of the social marketers and PR practitioners that I reached out to are perplexed by Snapchat although most agree that the potential audience is compelling. Views on Snaps ( V ).

What’s On the New Multimedia Cart?

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Author information Martin Waxman Martin Waxman is a social media, content marketing and communications strategist, conducts social media training and workshops and teaches digital strategy at University of Toronto. He’s president of a consultancy, Martin Waxman Communications , writes a monthly column for Marketing Magazine and is one of the hosts of the Inside PR podcast.

The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

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i.e. the one who “has an answer for all marketing needs with little proof of performance.” It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. Education is a good thing. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? That’s a very real danger, in this day and age. O.M.G.

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It’s 2015 and #PRDiversity Is Still An Issue

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percent of Hispanics/Latinos possess jobs in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.” Ed: Did you do a double take? Yes, you get TWO guest posts this week. I’ll be back in the blogging saddle next week. And that’s no double talk. Enjoy! In other words, PR folks who collectively represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds typically referred to as “diverse.”.

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6 Resources That Will Make You a Better Storyteller

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Content Marketing Marketing Public Relations Strategy storyteller storytelling tipsGuest Post by Kristin Piombino. Storytelling is a hot topic in the communications industry these days. Stories Stories connect people to each other and to their organizations. They humanize giant corporations and make brands relatable to customers. Give them a try. 1. Get the obvious out of the way.

6 Incredible Pointers For Making a Content Promotion Plan

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content promotion plan begins with conceptualization of the primary idea, and goes all the way to getting market feedback as well as results of the entire operation. He works at a design, branding and marketing firm, having founded the same firm 9 years ago. Content Marketing Marketing Strategy content marketing content promotionGuest Post by Jack Dawson.

Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

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SproutSocial: Snapchat Marketing Guide. Waxing UnLyrical:  How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat. Guest Post by Karen Freberg. Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016. Even during the Super Bowl, we saw brands such as Marriott, Amazon, and even Gatorade jump on board, with ads just on Snapchat. Providing feedback in a visual way.

Social Sharing: What Makes It Tick?

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So, for example, in the past you would have seen me live-tweet ad nauseam from, say, a marketing conference, or be online all of my weekend waking hours. As I said to Mark, one thing I have realized is that if one’s business is PR & marketing, then a certain level of social activity is necessary. The psychology of social sharing. Why me? It grew quite a bit, which was great!

Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

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First, despite all protestations to the contrary, there is no “must” about anything when it comes to marketing. But if part of your “must” and marketing strategy is long-form content and thought leadership, then blogging is most likely going to fit in there somehow. However, let’s examine this a little more closely. Usually, two reasons: 1. are not.

What a Duck Can Do For “Social” Media Relations

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Dawn Buzynski is an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) with 17 years of experience in public relations and marketing, and leads the award-winning public relations team at Strategic America. Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski. I’ve held on to a theory for a while now: Social media and media relations are a paradox. Allow me to present a case study, and you decide if my theory is valid.

The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Thought Leader

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Thought leadership is content marketing that taps into the talent, experience and passion within your business to consistently answer the monumental questions on the minds of your target audience, on specific subject matter. Whole Foods has positioned itself as a leader; it’s not just the corner market and a place to buy food. Buying Guest Post by C.A. Newberry. Sorry. Apple.