PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship

Danny WhatMough

So the CIPR and PRCA have both made efforts over the last few months to engage with Wikimedia and begin to develop a series of guidelines to help the industry. The consultation process is on a Wiki on the Wikimedia site and the initial phase will end this Sunday.

Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

We know that this was registered by Wikimedia Foundation, based on a recent check of the whois: The list of domain names is rather interesting–including names related to voyages, compass, holiday, destinations, and paths.

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New Study shows the Surprising Power of Wikipedia in Science

The Realtime Report

A new MIT working paper released and featured on Wikimedia Monthly Research Showcase demonstrates the surprising scientific power of Wikipedia. YouTube with Wikimedia Monthly Research Showcase streamed on YouTube the morning of Wednesday, September 20.

Tuesday Roundup: Dance Like A Chicken

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Michael Gäbler [ CC-BY-3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. If you thought that the Chicken Dance was reserved solely for county fairs and wedding receptions, think again. Today’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day.

Wednesday Roundup: Tips for Entrepreneurs

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Megforce1 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Here at WUL, we’re huge fans of entrepreneurship.

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Monday Roundup: Blogging Tips from Around the Interwebz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: By Cortega9 (Own work) [ CC-BY-SA-3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Happy Monday, everyone! There’s a ton of stuff going on, so here at WUL we’re taking a short break from “live” blogging this week.

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Friday Roundup: Customer Service

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: larryc (Smile) [ CC-BY-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. TGIF, everyone! Today’s roundup focuses on one of the most important aspects of any business, customer service. When it’s good, it’s great; but when it’s bad, it can spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E for your company.

How Internal Storytelling Impacts Company Culture

Convince & Convert

Image via Wikimedia Commons. Image via Wikimedia Commons. The stories employees and executives tell internally are the most human leading indicators of organizational health and marketplace effectiveness—more so than the marketing stories we tell externally.

Good Storylines Make For Great Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Phillips Fox [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. G uest Post by Vipin Shri. Storytelling can be found in everything. Memories are made of stories. Good storylines imprint right into the minds of an audience, sometimes permanently. Image: E.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

When you search on Every Stock Photo it pulls images from dozens of sources across the web”), and Wikimedia Commons. At the core of any successful blog is valuable content—helping readers solve a problem, increase their knowledge, work more effectively.

Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Hownote via Wikimedia Commons, CC 3.0. I have long been a proponent of the power of language.

The Long and the Short of It: What PR Can Learn From Good Short Stories

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Dave C from Evergreen, CO, USA (Stories) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. When I read yesterday’s Daily Tootzypop, I had to swallow a laugh. You see, it was titled “ In Celebration of Being Short ,” and began: “Long or short?

The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Flickr: Kick-Tipp) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Let’s go back in time five years to 2007.

Start-Up Marketing and Yourself: Don’t be a Swiss Army Knife

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Imagine you’re at a party. And imagine you’re a people person (if you aren’t already). Image: UOregon Conference Services via Flickr, CC 2.o.

How We Got a Link from The Huffington Post


By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia Commons There are plenty of blogs that get links from HuffPo on a daily basis, but this was a first for us.

How to Reach 100,000 New Twitter Followers


Flock of birds from Wikimedia Commons. Nest from Wikimedia Commons. To gain new Twitter followers you must build your reach. This means getting as many relevant and interested followers as possible. Reaching the 100,000 Twitter follower number is a common goal for many online marketers.

Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter.

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Does Too Much Technology Make Us Bored?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Emiichann (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Last week I had to take my MacBook Pro in to the Apple store.

5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Wikimedia Commons. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004. We’d just moved to the East Coast and were getting used to living and working in the DC area.

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Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Wikimedia Commons ( public domain ). Nine days from today, I won’t be getting dropped off at Dulles Airport, waiting in line to get through security, or boarding an airplane to fly to Egypt. Walk like an Egyptian… not.

Why I Donated to WordPress Developers

Ari Herzog

For the third year in a row, I donated a little something to the Wikimedia Foundation as my way of saying thanks for developing Wikipedia which I frequently link and cite in these blog posts. I also donated small micro-payments to an assortment of WordPress plugin developers who enable this blog to be seen by all and increase our sociability. Those developers who made it easy for me to find their donation button or page received my holiday cheer.

3 Live Event Marketing Tips from Gucci’s Social Dominance at Oscars 2016

Talkwalker SM

Banner Image: From Wikimedia Commons and Twitter/LeahBergman. There are few annual events that can attract a mass audience like the Oscars. Social media hype around the ceremony was substantial with around 12.5

Improve YouTube Adsense Revenue Part 1: Better Videos and Ads


Money image from Wikimedia Commons. Beyonce photo from Wikimedia commons. Alright everyone, it’s time to drop your cat videos (unless that’s your focus!) and get serious about using YouTube to generate and increase your YouTube Adsense revenue.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

The official Creative Commons website lets users search websites for free-to-use images from a variety of sources, including Google Images, Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons.

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

If you don’t have a designer to work with, look at free stock sites like Wikimedia Commons or Unsplash. I love checklists. They break down very detailed processes into actionable, step-by-step items.

Strategy for your Next Twitter Promoted Ad Campaign


Audience image from Wikimedia Commons. If you’re familiar with Facebook ads, or Google ads, or any other platforms ad network, and you think you’re ready for Twitter promoted ads …think again. Twitter is a very unique social media platform and needs to be approached as one.

How to Establish a Pinterest Marketing Strategy in 9 Easy Steps (With Pictures)


Feature image from Wikimedia Commons. Your business just opened a Pinterest business account and you’re wondering how to establish a Pinterest marketing strategy…that’s why you clicked on my very descriptive headline!

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association


The new container: iPad, photo by FHKE (Wikimedia Commons).

How to Set Up a YouTube Remarketing Campaign in Google Adwords


YouTube logo from Wikimedia Commons.

Top 50 USA Websites for November 2010

Bill Hartzer

Wikimedia Foundation Sites 77,773,000. comScore has released its list of the top fifty websites in the United States for the month of November 2010. This is the comScore monthly analysis of U.S.

Where to Find Free Images Online


Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons has almost 25 million freely usable media files. In a perfect world, we could all take amazing photos, edit them scrupulously, and somehow manage to have enough props and stylish flair to snap the exact image you need to illustrate your post.

Twitter Remarketing: Stay on the Mind of your Important Fans


Marketing image from Commons Wikimedia. Twitter has announced an exciting new way to promote to relevant users only when you use Promoted tweets , Twitter ads or Twitter lead generation cards.

10 SEO Techniques to Increase YouTube Rankings


Check out this excellent playlist from Conan O’Brien where he puts his spin on the YouTube video game phenomenon: YouTube logo from Wikimedia Commons. YouTube is the number one, all-time, undisputed, online video sharing Champion. Vimeo has its following, but YouTube is Number 1.

Pinterest Promoted Pins Are Now Available to Everyone


Pinterest shark from Wikimedia Commons. Pinterest Promoted Pins have been around for quite a few months now. I first wrote about them back in October. At that time, Pinerest promoted pins were made available to a select group of brands.

New Instagram Ad Analytics Tools Introduced: Insta-ads


As promised, my favorite photo on Instagram from the past week by @DALeast : Header image from Commons Wikimedia. There’s no questioning the fact that Instagram has lots of uses for social media marketers.

Social Media and In Store Sales: The Value of Social for Brick and Mortar Stores


Cash register from Wikimedia Commons. I was recently tasked by another social media blog to look at the Twitter account of Dunkin’ Donuts.

NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

Here’s a definition on Wikimedia of a troll war. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#.

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Why Would I Buy 1000 Twitter Followers?


1000 dollar note from Wikimedia Commons. Everyone is looking to increase their Twitter following, and there are several ways to do so. We’ve covered a number of them here under our Twitter heading at Devumi.

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What a Duck Can Do For “Social” Media Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Tony Crescibene via Wikimedia Commons, CC 2.0. Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski. I’ve held on to a theory for a while now: Social media and media relations are a paradox.

Research-Driven Ideas for Social Data


The footprint of a Wikimedia article visualized by @DaphnaLevin at ECIS2014.