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How to Be Paid to Write a Strategic PR Proposal

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The new business proposal in PR is a necessary evil. The post How to Be Paid to Write a Strategic PR Proposal appeared first on Spin Sucks. Right? Wrong! Gini Dietrich describes a process that allows you to be paid for your ideas.

How to Write a Successful Social Media Proposal: Free Template Included

Sprout Social

For freelancers and agencies who provide social media services, having a proposal ready for your client should be an essential part of your workflow. We’ll walk through the important components of a social media proposal, aided by tips from people who write proposals on a daily basis.

Four Ways to Ask Your Boss if You Can Work from Home

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When Someone Takes Your Proposed Campaign Concept

Geoff Livingston

Recently, I had a prospective client take a proposal idea and implement it themselves. Image by Laserone. Having your campaign concepts taken is an all too frequent occurrence in communications consulting, unfortunately. You have to show some flare to get the deal, so it’s a Catch 22.

Increase Your Chances of Getting the Business

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The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig


Namely, we’re going to discuss how to craft a proposal that will win you freelance blogging gigs. Here’s what Ruben Gamez – the founder of Bidsketch (client proposal software for freelancers) – thinks about the no.1 This is a guest contribution from Karol K.

Gin and Topics: Truth is Stranger than Fiction

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Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal. Social Media Top 5 banker saves ducklings best prom photos of 2012 flash mob wedding proposal gin and topics polar bear pictures tornado at kansas weddingThis morning I posted a picture of the temperature on Facebook.

Gin and Topics: The Chatroulette Version of Call Me, Maybe?

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The Flash Mob Proposal. Todd Lyden knows this so he made sure I saw this flash mob proposal. Social Media Top 5 buttermilk the goat call me maybe chatroulette flash mob proposal gin and topics happy olympics worker swimming with dolphins

The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig


Namely, we’re going to discuss how to craft a proposal that will win you freelance blogging gigs. Here’s what Ruben Gamez – the founder of Bidsketch (client proposal software for freelancers) – thinks about the no.1 This is a guest contribution from Karol K.

Gin and Topics: Limbo Skating and Unbelievably Strong Brothers

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Marriage Proposal Goes Viral. Social Media Top 5 gin and topics harold buson indian boy limbo skates strongest boys the lively morgue viral marriage proposalIt’s Friday. Which means it’s going to snow in Chicago. Right, Mother Nature?!? Do you hear me??

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3 Tips for Issuing a Last Minute Social Media Agency RFP

Ignite Social Media

Issue a boilerplate Request for Proposal (RFP), then head out the door to enjoy the holiday season. Second, it helps the agency prioritize their proposal as if it is their own money. It’s that time of year again.


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Introducing the AMEC Integrated Evaluation Framework

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How to Be Paid to Write a Strategic PR Proposal Marketwired Survey Shows PR Industry Still Behind. The international organization obsessed with metrics for the PR industry, released the AMEC Integrated Evaluation Framework. Gini Dietrich has more.

Online Reputation Management Proposals: A Guide

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Smoking Jay fumbles proposal, Oreo and comics

Jeff Esposito

Jay Cutler texts proposal, mails ring – oh man. If your wife ever calls you unromantic, show her how awesome Jay Cutler is at proposing. I was hoping to write this post from New Jersey on a relaxing morning. Unfortunately this Blizzard called Nemo delayed that trip.

How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

The Realtime Report

T-Mobile proposed another way. How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account.

Work 2.0 and the Challenge of Work vs. Personal - a GRAMA Proposal

Stay N' Alive

I've worked for many companies, large and small, and consulted for others and they have all had the same problem, particularly the large ones. It's the CIO's dilemma.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


Looks like two associations actually submitted proposals: the American Library Association and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


You should ask them for a proposal to verify their approach to your nonprofit and your cause. The proposal might include things you’ll address in the contract, such as: A thorough understanding of your nonprofit’s goals, needs, and values.

Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends

Ari Herzog

He proposed that 150 friends is the average cognitive limit that our brains allow for stable relationships. Every story about social media eventually mentions Dunbar’s number , a theory popularized by psychologist Robin Dunbar about the relationship between the size of your brain and the size of your average social group. It is therefore irrelevant how many friends you claim to have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites.

Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth

Here’s the proposed legal changes. The NSW Parliament has this month proposed a new law outlawing graffiti on NSW sidewalks. Is it a coincidence that the new anti-chalk laws are proposed a month or two after AAA aggressive election campaign to get more funding?

How are Fans Using Facebook Reactions?


There was a great deal of excitement following Facebook’s proposal to revamp the Like button towards the end of last year. With the introduction of Facebook Reactions (‘love’, ‘haha, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ and ‘wow’), Brands could know how their Fans felt about their Posts.

About SOPA and Today’s Blackout – Infographic, Video, and Call to Action


Today, Kikolani is joining in the SOPA Blackout and will go dark from 8am to 8pm EST. This is in protest against SOPA / PIPA legislation proposed by the U.S.

Does SOPA Have a Point? [Infographic]


It was the month that our government made a final decision to enact the proposed bills, SOPA and PROTECT IP. Now that you know more about the motives behind SOPA, do you still feel like the government’s proposals are justified and that something needs to be done to limit piracy?

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

District Court of Northern District of California and the judge is currently reviewing the proposed settlement. Reuters is reporting that the proposed settlement offers $10 Million in damages and an agreement to provide an opt-out option for the program.

Skin in the Game and the Art of the Next Step

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While words such as “Send us a proposal” may lift your spirits, that could turn out to be like meeting someone at a bar who says, “Sure, give me a call,” but then never agreeing to a date… no skin in the game… no investment in the next steps.

Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way

SocMed Sean

Reuters is reporting that a recent proposed settlement offers $10 Million in damages and an agreement to provide an opt-out option for the program.

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5 Incredible Small Business Marketing Resources You Haven’t Heard Of

Jason Yormark

Painfully easy to use, and incredibly affordable ($4-$8/month), it’s a great tool to help create lead generation forms, track your leads and customers, and send proposals. Throughout my professional career, I’ve always had a love for small business. Whether it was creating them myself, or helping others, small business is the backbone of our economy, and I always love finding tools and resources that can help small businesses navigate their marketing needs.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation


submit speaker proposals”. submit your speaker proposal”. This awesome post by Jarred Carrizales recently appeared here and is reposted with permission. ———— My favorite new method of getting links and mentions is PR, by far.

Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

Take the time to go do a search on Twitter for your hashtag or proposed hashtag and see what comes up. It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world.

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms.

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Differentiation

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For example, one way Compass(x) Strategy could differentiate itself would be to inject unicorn references in everything we did: Our blog, client proposals, social media, all of it. By Nancy Goldstein. Three Models for Digital Brand Differentiation!

Why Social Media Marketing Is, Actually, Fairly Priced


The question you have to ask yourself is not only “Do I like the price tag on this proposal?” Social media marketing is a complex business—and its pricing is competitive. I keep hearing about social media marketing being an expensive proposition.

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Foursquare Needs Term Limits For Mayors


Here’s my visceral proposal: Lifetime limits. I’ve been on a bit of a Foursquare sabbatical lately. Self imposed exile maybe. But more like Ulysses (the Greek hero not 18th U.S.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


Guest post by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, Director of Information Systems, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC. ——– Have you ever had this experience?

How to Benefit From A/B Testing If You Have Low Website Traffic


I actually suggest using these alternatives too even if you have enough traffic, as they give insightful feedback about proposed improvements on your website. Unfortunately you can’t ask specific questions, but it’s a great cheap way to get feedback on proposed page improvements.

Lawyers: Client Names In Pitches…To List or Not To List?

Myrland Marketing

Your name would be used in proposals, letters to potential clients, on our website (whatever is correct for your situation).

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State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013


These reports have data and predictions about expected hiring trends, succession planning, adoption of mobile technology, social giving campaigns, and, predictably, differing opinions on the impact of tax reform and proposals on the missions of nonprofits.

IMPORTANT: Help make sure.NGO remains in nonprofit hands


PIR is proposing that another domain extension, “ NGO”, be created and made exclusively available to nonprofit organizations. IMPORTANT: You may have heard that ICANN, the International body that regulates domain extensions, has approved a plan that would drastically increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available on the Internet.

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