Canadian government spikes the press release

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Government of Canada’s announced that it’s retiring the traditional format; surely this means the press release is finally dead. Instead of a wordy press release, digital PR pros use engaging formats to tell a story.

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. I stopped reading press releases a long time ago.

Creating a Communal Narrative: A Case for Skipping the Press Release

Waxing UnLyrical

While there are still some valid reasons for creating and pushing out a press release over the newswire, it’s far less necessary now than it used to be. Good reason: Press releases allow you to consolidate messaging and can act as true north throughout a PR campaign.

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release?

5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Boost Press Release Results

Convince & Convert

So how can you leverage that popularity to expand the reach of your press releases? Add an Infographic to Your Release, Then Pin It. This may seem obvious – but don’t just run the infographic with your wire release, or embed it in your email.

PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent

Adam Sherk

Press release search engine PRFilter came out of beta last week. It aggregates press releases from 10 wire services and distribution services and pulls them in directly from 60+ technology and media companies. PitchEngine releases do not appear to be in the index.

Pimp Your Press Release

Proactive Report

A recent survey of UK journalists showed us that press releases are still the #1 source for corporate news. Yet today I saw this press release about a survey of marketing decision-makers regarding their organization’s attitudes and practices in social media.

Videos in Press Releases are Cool – When They Provide Meaningful.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Videos in Press Releases are Cool – If They Provide Meaningful Content by Adam Sherk on July 30, 2009 Executive quotes in press releases are notorious for lacking any kind of substantial information.

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

So I’ve been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do. Muck Rack charges $1 per character to send out a 140 character press release, with a minimum fee of $50. That’s an average of about 4 press releases per week, so there’s not a lot of volume yet.

Night of the living dead press release

Socialized

Gini Dietrich admonishes PR professionals No One Cares About Your News Release, and goes on to advise against posting press releases (or links) to a company's Facebook page. Posting links to press releases on a company's Facebook page is not only acceptable, it's desirable. The irrelevance and death of the press

Where Do You Want Your Social Media Press Releases to Live?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Where Do You Want Your Social Media Press Releases to Live? But what caught my eye were the options for archiving releases and creating a custom newsroom.

Multimedia with Press Releases Gets More Views and Engagement

Proactive Report

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 Press Release is not Dead Yet!

Proactive Report

Great news for PR practitioners: Despite rumors to the contrary, the trusty old press release is not dead. Text 100 surveyed 72 journalists and found that the press release is still the preferred format for receiving corporate news. While you are celebrating this news, there is one caveat: text only releases don’t do much for you. Watch this video of how to craft a Social Media News Release with multimedia. Press releases.

Penalized or Banned in Google? Don’t Issue a Press Release Like IGXE Internet Gaming Exchange

Bill Hartzer

If your website is banned in the Google search engine or if your website is penalized, then I don’t recommend writing and distributing a press release about it. Here is some of the text from the press release that IGXE issued today.

Press Releases 1.0 and 2.0

Proactive Report

Paul Gillin makes an excellent case for the value of the press release: Yahoo changed the rules of marketing more than a decade ago when it elected to define press releases as news. Listen to the recorded webinar about Online Press Releases.

Press Releases 1.0 and 2.0

Proactive Report

Paul Gillin makes an excellent case for the value of the press release: Yahoo changed the rules of marketing more than a decade ago when it elected to define press releases as news. Listen to the recorded webinar about Online Press Releases.

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth

I amble ever hopeful from the microhub site to the social sites but The Facebook page and the Twitter channel are used to promote, you guessed it, more advertising and press releases. I once received a press release as a hard copy printed paper wrapped around a bottle of champagne.

How to Create the Optimal Press Release in Social Media

Ari Herzog

If you have ever attempted to distribute a standard press release to users of social media web sites, you are likely very familiar with the problems that it suffered. As a general rule, most readers in social media will not trust or even bother to read a standard press release when it is presented to them on web sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. If you hire a company that provides press release writing services, you could pay anywhere from $50 up to $850.

How to Write a Press Release in 4 Easy Steps [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Wondering how to write a press release? Great press releases are not that hard to write. If you’re new to press release writing and want to master this art, read our 4-step guide. 3 Reasons Writing a Press Release is Still Relevant.

Five Newsworthy Stories for Your Next Press Release

ProBlogger

Most bloggers understand that online press releases can drive traffic. Press releases are powerful ways to reach people through search. As Lee Odden wrote in his book Optimize , “search is an explicit expression of need or want” and online press releases provide the means to reach people at the precise time they are expressing that need. In other words, what are we going to write a press release about?

Changes in News Delivery Give New Power to Press Releases

Proactive Report

We need to understand the current media landscape: What journalists need today, how best to work with them, where the opportunities lie for PR news material — and what that means for Press Releases. How does this affect the way we write a press release?

Three Overlooked Ways to Improve SEO Results

Webbiquity SMM

But a well-written and optimized press release can generate dozens or even hundreds of links from quality news sites and blogs overnight. First, make sure the press release itself it well-optimized (e.g.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Optimize company news for SEO benefit? The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk. So, if you’re stumped for an opening line the next time you’re drafting a press release, try something like “XYZ Company, the leading innovator of unique, customer-centric solutions, today announced an outside the box product which supports peak performance.&#

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

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. SESNY: 5 Tips To Optimize Press Releases For Search by TopRank Online Marketing Blog.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

To be sure, some agencies and companies get it, and do an effective job integrating social media and PR efforts. For SEO and traffic purposes, the press release and social media release link back to the company’s website/blog.

Ignite Social Media Promotes Bounds to President, Announces Other Management Changes

Ignite Social Media

Jim Tobin, the company’s founder, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer the same day. ” The agency is also promoting Lisa Braziel and Misi McClelland to become the company’s first Senior Vice Presidents.

How to Turn a Blog Post into a Press Release

ProBlogger

If you’re an ace at writing blog copy, you can write an excellent press release. You already know that press releases are a powerful way to promote your blog , and they’re an effective way to get your message out without duplicating content. So, if you’re ready to put your news out there, here’s some basic steps to re-writing your blog post into a press release. A press release has to announce something. PRESS RELEASE HEADLINE: IN ALL CAPS.

Social Media Press Releases and Social Media Newsrooms – Just Good PR

Proactive Report

Ian Capstick posted an excellent piece about news releases and online newsrooms in the PR column of the PBS MediaShift blog yesterday. News Releases. Back in 1906 press releases came into being. Nobody thought this was weird or that the press release had died.

5 Reasons to Use Press Releases to Promote Your Blog

ProBlogger

Companies, businesses, and individual blog owners try out many tactics, but few consider using a press release as a promotional tactic for their blog. Why a press release? Press releases with anchor-text links can help increase the authority of your blog in search engines, whether in the release itself, or reused in original content by an influencer. Remember not to fall into the trap of overdoing your links in press releases.

The Problem With PR

Waxing UnLyrical

The term “PR” has become synonymous with “press releases” (easy enough to understand why), “buzz,” “publicity,” and “spin.” Press releases” and publicity are just some of the means to these ends. Notice before I said news release and not press release.

How To Dominate Search With Social Media And PR

Harp Interactive

Companies big and small are embracing social media and quickly diving head-first into the (deep, unfathomable) ocean of search engine optimization. Unfortunately in their haste to become digitally optimized these companies often neglect to create a cohesive strategy and fail to integrate optimally for maximum synergy.

How I’m Building My Press Distribution List

Waxing UnLyrical

One of the primary aims of my position is to increase the company’s brand recognition and presence. One of the ways I’m doing that is through press releases about new products, changes to existing products, or developments at the company itself.

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4 Top Facebook Mistakes by Companies in 2012

Atom Thought

Treat Facebook to push Press Releases: More often than not companies push their press releases intended for newspapers and magazines on Facebook. We have seen this become as bad as publishing scanned images of the press releases.

Sprout Social Raises $40.5 Million Series-D Fundraising

Sprout Social

New funds will be used to accelerate the company’s plans for deepened platform capabilities and increased international expansion. “The Sprout team has built a remarkable company, evidenced not only by their performance but their focus on culture, quality and their customers,” said Jason Kreuziger of the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Press Release

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

But fundamentally, 1) there are now far more online venues than just your website or blog where you and/or your company be found (social media pages and profiles, articles, videos, etc.), It can happen—negative commentary about you or your company gets posted online.

Great Example of a Multimedia News Article from ESPN.com

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Great Example of a Multimedia News Article from ESPN.com by Adam Sherk on August 14, 2009 Recently I wrote about the importance of including meaningful content in videos embedded in press releases.

Facebook & India

The Marketing Blog

47 pm Facebook & India Jump to Comments This is a statistical post, which collates data from various blog-posts, press-releases and news sites. Eyebridge is a Professional and creative web Design Company provides Web Designing, Development, SEO, SEM, and PPC Services with latest techniques and effective Web Solutions in Delhi, India. Reply Bharat Rawat April 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm Web design company Delhi offer web hosting, website development and web designing in Delhi.

Top 10 Reasons The New York Times is Really Putting up a Paywall

Adam Sherk

There is additional information in the NYTco press release , and Jim Romenesko and others have published the staff memo. Their existing company structure will not support the support the abundance of free information. Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company.

Timeline of PR News Content

Proactive Report

It’s just over a hundred years since the first press release was issued by a company in an effort to tell their story in the media. In 1906, after a railroad accident, the company hired a journalist to help them deal with the disaster and the media coverage.

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Me on Tom Foremski on PR

Danny WhatMough

My full comments are below: Foremski’s problem is one that seems to afflict many other journalists and it’s an automatic conclusion that PR is intrinsically linked to journalists and press releases. Do I think the press release will die?