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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. Comments Such a wise approach (and one that is less likely to waste.

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. Where Does a Social Media Proposal Fit into Your Workflow? Send proposal.

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

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entrepreneur Virtual Office distributed workforce video chat virtual office win friends and influence others work from home proposalThe work from home movement is rapidly growing, especially among services firms. Gini Dietrich has four ways to ask your boss if you can work from home, which include having a plan and proving your success.

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. But what can you do about someone taking your campaign idea without compensation? C’est la vie.

Increase Your Chances of Getting the Business

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Agencies Communication a business model for creating value authenticity budgeting business proposals CEOs CMOs create value getting the business innovative ideas investment media relations new business pitch pr value return on investment social media engagementAgencies and consultants often say they want to be good partners to their clients. He has more. Related Stories Die, AVEs, Die!

Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition

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Wedding Proposal. Social Media Top 5 all about that baste angie finley baby sea otter deb dobson gin and topics hamster thanksgiving hard life of french baby holderness family jacksonville state university martin waxman shedd aquarium wedding proposal By Gini Dietrich. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last Friday before Thanksgiving (in the U.S., So… chop, chop! Sea Otter Pup.

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 mistake that freelance bloggers make when building a pitch or a proposal: Almost everyone does the minimum in their proposal.

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. It’s 48 freaking degrees in Chicago. On June 1. It was in the mid-90s this past weekend. It is June, after all. Trust me.

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 dolphinsOne of those people is Justin Brackett. I’m all for making fun of myself and, let’s be real, this is really funny. So go ahead.

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?? It’s going to snow in Chicago! Actually, I just looked at the radar and it’s all rain. It’s too warm.

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. Organizations are beginning to evaluate agency relationships and are making the tough decision to either move forward or move on. The typical reaction to this realization?

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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. The post Introducing the AMEC Integrated Evaluation Framework appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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. On a side note when the hell did we start naming winter storms? How is your week wrapping up? Five for Friday

How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

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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. The basic premise is simple: Why not let customers purchase wireless service outside of a contract? No two year contracts. No expiration of data.

[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. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? You wouldn’t implement a cheap call center would you? Share them in a comment! Cheers!

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. How do you protect your organization and your customers while still trying to give your employees the liberty to do the best job they can with the tools they have? This problem especially rings true in a Work 2.0 In a Work 2.0

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. Shocker. So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. As if. photo credit ).

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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. Whether it’s 20 or 2,000, most of them are destined to be acquaintances. Think about that. Thanks for reading. Media

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? Losing our communication rights. Until the Australian Government stops it, that is. Look deeper, look further.

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. It sounded quite like a snapshot summary of the insights a social listening tool would be able to come up with.

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. Congress. Others joining the protest include Google , Wikipedia , Reddit , WordPress , Greenpeace International , and many more listed at SOPA Strike. No related posts

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? December 2011 was a month full of drama. Please share your thoughts!

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. By Jack Vincent When Warren Buffet coined the phrase “skin in the game,” he probably wasn’t thinking about romance.

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. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. Watch out co-workers!” Too funny!

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. And when I say “new method”, I mean favorite-way-to-get-links-that-hasn’t-been-crippled-by-spammers. Image credit: Photobucket. urgharo”.

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. Below are 5 of my favorite tools these days, many of which I use on a daily basis. That’s where Funnel comes in.

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. In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an add. Watch out co-workers!” The case, Angel Fraley et al., Too funny!

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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. Sometimes the best intentions can go stunningly awry. Some lovely examples for your amusement are below.

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. And here’s the bottom line: it’s not always going to be cheap. Expensive” is relative. Social media is one of them. Simple or complex? You choose.

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Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Periodically, someone in my Facebook feed will post a link to a Facebook Page about the “Keep Facebook Free Revolution” or “ Stop Facebook from charging $4/month “ Until this point, these have all be hoaxes that tend to generate a lot of Likes and Shares, because people want Facebook to be free and get irritated when they hear rumors of Facebook proposing charges.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


We also describe a variety of prototypes associations can create, tests you can run against those prototypes, and things you can measure along the way to proving or disproving your hypotheses about your audiences, their key problems, and your proposed solutions to help ensure that you’re investing your resources in the right solutions to the right problems for the right audiences. The Pivot.

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! Five Ways to Stand Out and Differentiate Your Brand from Competitors! Fifty Ways to Differentiate Your Brand! We get calls about it frequently.

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. So, I’ve been barely checking in. While talking to my friends Erik Deckers and Chad Richards today – it struck me. Foursquare needs term limits for mayors. Consecutive limits.

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. A/B testing. First of all, just how much traffic do you need to do A/B testing? Wrapping up.

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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. billion, while others still fear proposed tax ceilings fearing a negative impact of the same amount. Useful Data

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). Let’s Ask Nancy is where I answer questions others have about legal and lawyer marketing and business development, including content, social and digital marketing. . It is a natural tendency to want to show your past work when pitching new clients. Always.

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3 Ways Brands Can Gain From Twitter's Character Limit Tweak


The latest change that Twitter has proposed will have a significant impact on brands' twitter strategy. You can now follow-up on product announcements, proposed changes to your apps etc keeping your Followers in the loop. A sizeable part of my day is taken up by composing tweets to share content that we put out. l1sWRvXWqr — Twitter (@twitter).

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Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


In addition to past success stories of children the hospital has helped, they’ve included images and video for what the proposed renovations will look like as well as a section highlighting the many ways you can support their campaign. If you’re starting a capital campaign, then you know how much work and effort goes into planning a fundraiser of this magnitude. Keep reading to learn more!