Category : Marketing

Seven Snarky Ways To Avoid PR Success
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Seven Snarky Ways To Avoid PR Success

Alright, let’s just jump right in! When your PR people call or write, don’t return those pesky phone calls or emails promptly. Journalists aren’t, after all, working on deadline or anything, so there’s no reason to be respectful of their time. Don’t get your PR team involved in branding meetings and brainstorming sessions. Heaven knows,…

5 Tips for Getting Your Audience to
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5 Tips for Getting Your Audience to “Spread the Word”

Your supporters and partners are one of the most productive marketing channels you have, and one of the least expensive. But I see so few orgs that ask supporters to spread the word on vital asks, and even fewer who make it easy (and far more likely) for them to do so. Is your organization using a “spreading the word” strategy?

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Stitchin’ Stories With Social Media

I spent last weekend at the International Quilt Festival in Houston – a total feast for my senses! Approximately 50,000 people cross through the doors of the George R. Brown Convention center (it’s not your Grandma’s quilt show), so there’s no doubt that it’s a major challenge for exhibitors at any tradeshow to rise above noise (literally and figuratively) and gain the attention of attendees. Every booth has something unique to offer, of course, but imagine trying convey this when you also have a language barrier to overcome!

Here are some of the fun ways I noticed exhibitors were trying to get their product noticed.

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Tips to Give Your PR and Marketing Strategy Some “Holidazzle”

With a little less than 30 days until Black Friday, you may still be thinking about your PR and Marketing strategy for the approaching holidays. The truth of the matter is that you’re already behind the 8-ball.

A recent research report by Yesmail Interactive shows that many brands haven’t properly aligned their marketing activities (PR and social media included) to meet consumer shopping habits. The result: missed opportunities to gain and convert consumer attention into sales.

Don’t panic. There’s still time to get some cleaver ideas together.

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5 tips to get rid of the blog writing blues?

Okay – I admit it. This topic came to mind because I flat out couldn’t think of anything to write about today. I knew it had to be done – we need fresh content – but, I was stuck. It seems everything moves so quickly these days, it’s hard not to feel like anything you write about is ‘yesterday’s news’. Does this sound familiar?

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Nice Video! But How Are People Going to Find it?

Okay. Great. Everything came into place and you wound up with a beautiful video about your business. Your staff looks courteous, your product looks beautiful, and the soundtrack would make anyone want to do business with you. Fantastic. Now how are people going to see it?

Personal Branding: The Perfect Storm
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Personal Branding: The Perfect Storm

Personal branding is not a new concept, and yet one cannot pick up an entrepreneurial or business magazine without stumbling across it. Why all this recent popularity? What has happened to put personal branding on everyone’s lips?

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Has your company’s storytelling gone “transmedia”?

One of the top buzzwords heard at SXSWi was “transmedia”. Interestingly this term is neither new or revolutionary. Transmedia (or transmedia storytelling), instead, is a little spit and polish on some communication strategies that are tried and true.

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Your Survival Guide for SXSW 2012

Whether it’s your first time heading to South by Southwest (“South By” as it’s often referred to) or your 5th, it’s key to have a game plan in place before tackling the monstrous conference.

First, prepare yourself to run into a wide variety of South By attendees… With music, film and interactive tech enthusiasts swarming the streets, there’s no telling who you’ll spot in early March in downtown Austin. Last year over 19,000 people attended the Interactive portion alone according to CNN, an increase of 40% from 2010. Who knows what the numbers will be like this year!

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Extend Your Digital Publication’s Shelf Life

There are the obvious benefits to digital publications; from lower production costs to ease of distribution, one often forgotten benefit is the wealth of information and revenue each archived issue of a digital publication contains. In fact, back issues have never looked so good! Digital publications are capitalizing on back issues like never before and…