4 Tips For Creating Successful Media Pitches

Anyone who’s tried their hand at promoting a brand through PR can tell you that grabbing the media’s attention isn’t always easy. Each day, newspaper journalists, as well as hosts and producers of TV and radio talk shows, scroll through a never-ending barrage of email messages, many of which they no doubt delete without reading. […]

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Why Publicity is the Next Step for Online Influencers

Practically all of us are on social media these days, but some of us have found ways to make a bigger splash than others. These are the people who have become known as social media influencers. They have established credibility in a specific industry, drawn a ton of followers, and each day manage to use […]

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2019 Offers A Fresh Start To Re-Ignite Your Personal Brand

It’s that exciting time of year when we look with eager anticipation to the future, plotting out how we can make the coming 365 days even better than the previous ones. Maybe you want to expand your business. Perhaps you hope to add a few percentage points to your sales goals. As you set all […]

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How Social Media Adds Extra Sizzle To Your Other PR Efforts

In last week’s PR Insider I discussed some of the differences between social media marketing and social media PR, and I have to report that I was happily surprised at the overwhelming response I received as a result. Clearly, this was a topic that resonated with many of our PR Insider subscribers. So, I thought it […]

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 Social Media Marketing Vs. Social Media PR

Regular readers know I’ve been a huge proponent of social media for marketing your brand. The reason I’ve felt so strongly about it was because I was one of the early users of social media for marketing my own company.  I quickly saw the incredible opportunities it offered to build my company brand as well […]

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What Can Go Wrong With A Tweet?

It’s so easy these days to sit down with your laptop or your phone, whip out a tweet about whatever pops into your head, and post it for all the world to read. And if you scroll through social media platforms you will see plenty of people doing just that, apparently with little or no […]

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How To Respond When The Social Media World Gets Unpleasant

Most of you are fully aware by now that social media plays a significant role in building your authority as a thought leader and expert in your field. One of social media’s great advantages over traditional media is that you get to control your message to an extent you can’t when you’re being interviewed by […]

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Baby Boomers Love Facebook – So You Should, Too

Did you log into Facebook today? Or did you find something else to do to occupy your time? Those questions may seem odd, but they don’t just come out of nowhere. I was intrigued this week to see a USA Today article that reported some people are spending less time on Facebook, whether it’s because […]

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Make Video An Integral Part Of Your 2018 Marketing

As many of you know, I love brainstorming with my team to distill ideas and tips that not only can be useful in working on behalf of our clients, but also to share with you in the PR Insider. This week my creative team and I were in the middle of just such a session […]

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2018 Is Your Time To Shine

The start of a New Year is always a great time to focus on creating a “new you” – or at least an improved version of the old you. Sometimes we do that through resolutions about dieting and exercise that, sadly, we don’t always keep. Sometimes we enter January vowing that in the next 12 […]

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How We Ended Up In The New York Times – And You Can, Too

When our team returned to work this week after taking a brief break for Thanksgiving, we learned we had something to celebrate. No post-holiday blahs for us! Instead, it was high fives all around! The exciting news that greeted us was that Jay York, our senior social media and marketing strategist, had been quoted extensively […]

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How Social Media Defines Your Marketing Audience With Precision

When it comes to marketing your brand, the most critical factor is to know who your target audience is and then find the best way to reach out to them. As you look to 2018, and make plans to promote your product or services in the coming year, one thing to consider is just how […]

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Why People Share On Social Media And Why That Matters To Brands

Every day people start their day by checking in on social media – and before too long the sharing of memes, posts, videos and cat pictures starts in earnest on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. What’s driving all that sharing? Lots of things, probably, but to boil it down to its essence, people share […]

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Are You Giving Your Online Reputation The Attention It Needs?

Everyone’s favorite kite-flying and stove-making founding father, Benjamin Franklin, once said that it takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, but just one bad deed to lose it. And, to my knowledge, Ben never even encountered the internet! He definitely was on to something, though, and what was true way back in the […]

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The Unseen Impact Of Social Media Marketing

Fairly often when I talk about social media and its role in a PR and marketing effort, people ask me this question: If I invest my money in social media marketing, how many leads will I generate or products will I sell? Whenever I get this question, it hits home that there’s a fundamental misunderstanding […]

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4 Reasons Why Live Video Should Be Your Latest Publicity Tool

Anyone who tunes in to television news is familiar with those moments when the anchor announces dramatically that “we are now going live” to a reporter who’s on the scene of whatever extraordinary event has grabbed the attention of the news crews. But in all your years of watching such broadcasts did you ever imagine […]

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How Social Media Can – And Can’t – Help You Survive PR Calamities

Everyone has a PR misstep every now and then, but few brands have experienced the kind of unmitigated publicity disaster that United Airlines has dealt with the last couple of weeks. Certainly, I hope you haven’t. By now I’m sure you and nearly everyone you know have seen that viral video of a United Airlines […]

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How Can I Supercharge My Social Media Efforts?

Why You Should Use Social Media to Build Your Opt-In Email List! By now, everyone knows that social media is a key component to any marketing campaign. At least if you’ve been reading these newsletters you do. But aside from the obvious benefits of outreach and awareness, there is something else you can be doing […]

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