PR Monitoring and Management Tools: Which is Best? Vocus vs. Cision

Webbiquity SMM

Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. Both provide PR and social media professionals with extensive capabilities for tracking and growing media coverage of their organizations or clients. Among their features: • An extensive database of professional journalists and social media influencers, with biographical information. Ability to monitor media coverage and brand mentions across a very wide range of sources.

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The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Among social media pundits, the debate rages on. Is social media ROI measurable?

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The Future of Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

Social media is transforming communications in ways unimaginable just a couple of decades ago. Social media is being embraced by marketers , of course, but it’s much larger than that. We live in amazing times.

Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities. Anything that measures social interaction.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it.

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Social Media Dominates 2010 PR Planning, But SEO Increasingly in.

Adam Sherk

Not surprisingly, social media gets the most attention with 80% of respondents indicating they plan to do more with it in 2010. Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

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An xPotomac Flashback: Social Scoring

Waxing UnLyrical

The video quality is really good; Vocus , which provided the videography services, did an excellent job not just of filming but of editing them – so thank you, Vocus! And a reminder that tomorrow I’m off for Social Slam , which I’m really excited about.

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Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

The big thing these days is social media software–everyone wants to get into the game. I mean, why wouldn’t they, with revenue from enterprise social software projected to surpass $769 million in 2011? Vocus added social media monitoring.

What the Playground Can Teach you about Social Media

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Stacey Acevero , social media community manager at Vocus and PRWeb. Integrating social media into your online marketing mix can be a lot like the first day of school. Remembering that the social world is really a combination of communities and groups who move in ever widening (and connecting) relationship circles, be sure your PR and social media efforts follow the rules that every smart small business marketer needs to know.

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Looking Back at 300: Top 10 Posts on the Webbiquity Blog So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Vocus vs. Cision (November 8, 2011). Vocus and Cision are both powerful and popular PR monitoring and management systems. Both provide PR and social media professionals with extensive capabilities for tracking and growing media coverage of their organizations or clients.

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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? Monitoring beyond social media.

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6 Things The Army Taught Me About PR

Waxing UnLyrical

While I was an early adopter of social sites like LinkedIn, most PR pros weren’t generally using social media for PR purposes. It’s the title of a popular book on social media. Humility is an important characteristic for PR practitioners in social media.

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12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

What is the distinction between “traditional” public relations (PR) and online / interactive / social PR? Another part of the confusion is based on the changing definition of “media.” How can PR pros optimize their use of social media tools?

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Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? What does the future hold for online / interactive / social PR? Get the answers to all of these questions and more here in some of the best social PR guides, tips and tools of the past year. Social PR News and Commentary.

Fewer PR Organizations Plan to Increase Focus on SEO and Social Media in 2011

Adam Sherk

The results of the Vocus 2011 PR Planning Survey are out and the number of organizations that plan to focus more on SEO and social media has declined. The reality is quite the opposite; social media marketing and SEO are completely intertwined and each strengthens the other.

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The 5 Categories of Social Media Software. You need Social Listening Software (AKA Social Media Monitoring Software).

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

But, under pressure from digital and advertising agencies each looking to be the driver of the social media express, PR firms are sometimes turning over inquisitional rocks that do not portray them as strategic caretakers of brands’ social presences. What’s the hot new trend in social media that we can bring to our clients? Better question: How can we optimize and improve our existing social media programs?

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple.

SMBs go for content marketing, social and email marketing

Social Email Marketing

Digital Marketing Survey”, Vocus and Inc. Content marketing Email marketing Integrated marketing Marketing automation Social media marketing In the “2013 Inc.

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. That is what has driven social media adoption. Amy serves as social media editor for the St.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

Social media metrics, a video review

Jeff Esposito

Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Social media metrics, a video review Written on August 3, 2010 by Espo in Book Review This video book review is on Jim Sterne’s Social Media Metrics: How to Measure and Optimize your Marketing Investment.

How Arena Stage Uses Initiators to Grow its Audience

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to social media, don’t just look for people with huge numbers of followers, but people who actively engage (hmm, where have we heard that before? ). The average response rate when they approach people through social media is about 25%.

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Media Relations Gone Wrong: How Not to Pitch a Journalist (Video)

Adam Sherk

The Internet and social media have certainly made it easier to conduct media relations in a more efficient and less intrusive way. And I socialized it too. Related posts: Social Media News Releases Get 3x More Media Coverage.

27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014

Webbiquity SMM

In few professions has the emergence of social media been such a double-edged sword as public relations. On the other, given their skills in relationship-building and content development, PR professionals (should at least) have a natural knack for social media success.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Social monitoring tools like Radian6 and PR suites like Vocus and Cision offer the greatest range of functionality for research and contact management. Twitter is often the easiest social gateway to finding bloggers since people with a blog tend to be on Twitter too.

#measurePR Recap: Chatting with Heidi Sullivan

Waxing UnLyrical

hint: social) #measurepr. Since Heidi is a self-proclaimed social media metrics “nerd,” we asked her to weigh in on AVE (ad value equivalency): A4: PR people CAN measure actions beyond AVE – understanding qualified eyeballs and the actions stories inspire.

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Are Twitter Lead Generation Cards the Email Marketers’ New Best Friend?

Convince & Convert

Social Media Controversies Addressed, Fresh Each Week. The recently launched Lead Generation Cards , however, may change how you think about cards, and might even revolutionize the role of Twitter in your paid social advertising mix.

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3 Amigos of Content Marketing and a Muy Bien eBook Strategy

Convince & Convert

Lee, Ann and Jay cover similar territory in that they’re evangelists for, and teachers of, content marketing and social media. In a guest post for Vocus, Ann explains three great ways to reimagine content is to reorganize, rewrite and remix content. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For example I get: Social Media reports, Blog data reports, Website data reports, Campaign data reports, Launch result reports, Traditional Media reports, Lead reports and of course Budget reports to name just a few.

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CMO Challenges in Driving Data into Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

For example I get: Social Media reports, Blog data reports, Website data reports, Campaign data reports, Launch result reports, Traditional Media reports, Lead reports and of course Budget reports to name just a few.

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The Brand View When Looking For a PR Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

I had been given a test drive of Vocus which some of the applicants used. If it says you are a social media whiz (three claimed this), and then you are interviewing with me, you had better be one or you will be outed. This is Part 1 of a two-post series.

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Amplify Your Content Strategy with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

Most influencers that businesses target, especially B2B businesses, probably aren’t world famous media moguls. Likewise, you can search on Twitter and LinkedIn as well as use PR tools such as Vocus and Cision to find influencers. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

15 Call to Action Samples for Rocking Blog Posts that Convert

Writtent Blog

When you convert your audience, you’re able to deliver your content straight into their inbox every time you publish a new article, increasing your chances of gaining views, social shares, comments, and leads. Share on Social Media. Follow You on Social Media.

The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics

Convince & Convert

The first forays into trying to account for offline influence, using Wikipedia pages and mentions as an important signal (since they are harder to fake and game than most social media). That is true, and I can look at the analytics from my Buffer and Argyle Social accounts to prove it.

Reflecting on last year’s top Tweets

Jeff Esposito

jeffesposito @ vistaprint social media touch points #SoCom12 twitter.com/kiritsarvaiya/…. Congrats to the CMY of the Year Finalists: @ vistaprint @ jeffespo , @ vocus @ sacevero , & @ sfballet @ teacupinthebay pub.vitrue.com/lCRd #cmy12. social media Twitter top Tweets of 2012

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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.

Five Newsworthy Stories for Your Next Press Release

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Frank Strong of Vocus. Is the media going to call us? To promote his business, he does what good marketers all do well: he’s active on social media, publishes a blog, and contributes content elsewhere. This tactic can work well for any sort of new content we produce on our social outposts and embed on our blogs: the latest YouTube video you embedded on demonstrating your software, or the latest speaking presentation just posted to SlideShare.

RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search R.I.P. 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website August 3rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The game used to be relatively simple.