Best Practices

How to Turn Your Brand Crisis into PR Success with Ease

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.

How to Strengthen Returns from Micro-Influencers

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

Five Easy SEO Tricks to Improve Your Next Press Release

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.

Your Earned Media Measurement Strategy Checklist

As marketers begin to understand why it’s necessary to move away from outdated measurement systems when it comes to earned media, it’s important to develop a robust strategy going forward.

How Agencies and In-House Teams Bring Out the Best in Each Other

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.

Why We Need a New Way to Measure Earned Media

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.

Five Tips to Differentiating Your Brand

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.

Injecting Creative Into Marketing for More Earned Media

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.

How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

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.

How to Use Multimedia For Better PR Campaigns

As you look through an interrogative lens — analyzing brands, consumers and the media’s relationship with multimedia, it’s easy to see that visual content is the engine that steers the narrative. Multimedia is the gatekeeper to earned media and the catalyst to engagement.

How to Use Social Media to Find PR-friendly Journalists

According to the recent Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study, three segments of journalists were particularly agreeable to working with PR professionals … and the three groups couldn’t be more dissimilar.

3 Ways to Expand Your Reach Within the Hispanic Community

Hispanic Heritage Month brings awareness the importance of targeting the Hispanic population with relevant content in the language and application that maximizes reach.

5 Ways to Reimagine the Press Release

You probably send out press releases when you have to – “checking the box” for corporate disclosure or crisis management. But there are lots of reasons your company wants to get its story out. A well-crafted press release can do just that.

Holding Them Accountable: Ensuring Micro-Influencers Make a Big Impact

The marketing industry moves quickly, making it ripe for misguided fads. Influencer marketing, for instance, is all the rage now, with brands adopting the celebrity endorsement strategy for the age of social media by contracting online personalities to help extend their company's reach.

How to Plan for the Success of Your Earned Media Strategy

With nearly 91 percent of people saying advertisements are more intrusive today than they were two years ago, earned media or word-of-mouth approach provides an excellent opportunity to improve conversion rates and generate sales.

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