PR News Roundup 12/9/11: 5 PR Blog posts You May Have Missed

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It’s time for my weekly round-up of the best blog posts I have seen around the web last week! Here’s the top five in no particular order…

Facebook Begins Official Timeline Rollout via Mashable

“Facebook officially took the “beta” label off its much-publicized Timeline this evening, but it’s rolling out the new feature gradually. New Zealand is currently the only country to get Timeline, the company said in a blog post this evening. Other regions will get it in the “near future.”

Facebook first unveiled Timeline in early September, and quickly provided the means for developers and curious users to enable the feature. A more general release was planned for later that month, but it never came, ostensibly to address technical issues and privacy concerns having to do with the software.”

The Five Elements of a Perfect Blog Post via Grow

“’How do I create the perfect blog post?’

That question by a young student stopped me in my tracks. After all, is there such a thing?  I had to dig deep on this question and turned to the qualities of my favorite bloggers to find some common themes.  They seem to fit for me — leave a comment and let me know how they land on you!”

20 Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing via Online Marketing Blog

“It is no longer a question of IF companies should execute a social media strategy.  The question for most companies is HOW to best execute a meaningful and engaging approach that generates results.  With so many social media marketing options available, marketers must also decide best practices and what tactics to avoid.

We all make mistakes as marketers and it’s important that we not only learn from those mistakes but share  with others so that they can avoid them.  I hope that the 20 Social Media Marketing Do’s and Don’ts that I’ve provided within this article not only entertain you but make you think about your current social media strategy. Which tactics are you happy to say you’ve implemented and which mistakes will you admit to?”

5 Disastrous Moves That Will Botch Your Pitch via Fast Company

“Most of us have something to pitch. You may be pitching your startup to a VC to secure funding. Or perhaps you’re pitching your product or service to potential customers. Whether you are pitching your case to a jury, your hypothesis for a research grant, yourself for a new job, or your best friend for a date with that cute guy, a simple rule applies: The better the pitch, the better the results.

As a venture capitalist, I hear pitches every day. In this highly competitive environment, a strong pitch can be the difference-maker between securing millions in funding and completely missing the mark.”

8 Small Business Social Media Tips From the Pros via Social Media Examiner

“Are you looking for some social media tips to grow your small business?

We asked eight small business pros for their hottest social media tips.

Here’s their advice for you to take your business to the next level.

And a recap of what happened on Cision Blog:

8 Tips to manage social media for your business

Social media is an easy, affordable and great way to connect and engage with your customers, but wading into the fast-moving flow of it can be a daunting task for anyone. Social media’s constant evolution can be a time suck. So how do you manage it all? Here are eight tips…

Getting to know Google+ – Your questions answered

In the 5 months since the launch of Google+, we’ve hosted 3 webinars to help PR & Marketing Professionals get hip to this exciting new social networking site. We are continually shocked at the amount of changes that Google has made to the platform each time we make updates to our slides.

Each webinar, we are grateful at the amount of attendees we have and even more excited to see the amount of questions that are submitted from our audience. Here are some of the ones that we weren’t able to address on last week’s webinar.



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