Best Practices

Social media offers unique marketing and PR opportunities. However, it also comes with a distinct drawback. As much as social media followers love to praise your brand, they won’t hesitate to criticize your actions if they have a good reason.

Cision Contributor - December 4, 2017

Usually, when the term “boilerplate” is applied to a piece of writing, it’s meant dismissively: “No need to read those terms & conditions you’re signing — it’s just standard boilerplate.” But when it comes to a press release, the company boilerplate is nothing to dismiss.

Jennifer Tolhurst - December 1, 2017

If you’re not seeing returns from your micro-influencers or brand ambassadors, it’s likely that your brand is doing something wrong.

Cision Contributor - November 22, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you probably already know something about the importance of search engine optimization. What you may not know is that practicing good SEO is just as essential for your press releases as it is for the rest of your online communications.

Cision Contributor - November 16, 2017

SEO for content is all about discovery. It’s no longer about competing in just your industry or niche. You have to find a way to stand out in a marketplace overflowing with news.

Cision Staff - November 15, 2017

As marketers begin to understand why it’s necessary to move away from outdated measurement systems when it comes to earned media, it’s important to develop a robust strategy going forward.

Susan Guillory - November 14, 2017

There’s a new trend in the creative world — more companies are building their own in-house teams for a range of creative work that used to be assigned to external agencies.

Cision Contributor - November 2, 2017

While those of us in marketing or PR are quick to applaud technologies that allow us to do more, reach more, or earn more, we don’t seem to have the same attitude about updating our measurement tools and processes.

Susan Guillory - October 30, 2017

Brand differentiation is becoming increasingly difficult as more and more brands hit the market. Knowing how to promote a brand in a way that sets them apart in their market space and speaks to consumers is extremely important.

Cision Contributor - October 26, 2017

Analytics has opened up an entirely new world to marketers, sending many down the data rabbit hole. The numbers seemingly tell us what does and doesn’t work, but these metrics only answer a yes or no question: Are people engaging?

What’s missing is the why behind consumers interacting with a piece of content.

Cision Contributor - October 23, 2017

More people than you might realize can leverage a keyword library — even beyond your marketing team. Your paid, earned and owned strategies can better complement one another by researching and agreeing upon one common vocabulary.

Annemaria Nicholson - October 19, 2017

Could cross-channel reporting usher in a new way of doing PR measurement in the digital era? Read on to find out.

Cision Contributor - October 18, 2017

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that journalists continue to prefer email as the primary means of contact, with more than 90 percent indicating it as the best way to directly pitch a story idea. You also may not be surprised that there is a lot of conflicting advice about how to make your email pitches resonate.

Jim Dougherty - October 17, 2017

Here are five highly important tenants of good PR that should help everyone use any media database more effectively and ensure that the relationship between comms professionals and influencers is mutually beneficial.

Kevin Akeroyd - October 16, 2017

Although best practices are ideal strategies, they aren’t static. In fact, revisiting methods and updating them accordingly is the preferred way to remain effective in an ever-changing industry. Let’s examine three ways of distributing content and how to get them up to date.

Kayla Matthews - October 10, 2017
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