Category : Media Relations

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,…

7 Tips for Improving SEO for Your Press Releases
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7 Tips for Improving SEO for Your Press Releases

At a recent PR over Coffee event where the guest speaker was Erica Schuckies from Business Wire, I got some new ideas (and refreshed my current knowledge) about how to best use wire services. To be honest, I was there for the SEO (search engine optimization) tips. And boy did Erica deliver! Here are seven key tips you can start using today.

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Great Networking Opportunity with Entrepreneur Magazine!

PR over Coffee in Austin is proud to host Grant Davis, contributing Tech & Money Editor for Entrepreneur Magazine, in Austin on November 13, 6-8 PM at the Acton School of Business.

This one-of-a-kind meetup is an opportunity for tech startups and established businesses to come ask Grant what he and his fellow editors at Entrepreneur look for when they decide to write about new technology businesses.

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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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The Awe Inspiring Power of the Internet & Social Media

This infographic from Open-Site.Org, called Power to the Online People illustrates just how much social media is affecting our lives socially and politically. It also illustrates how important it is for you to get your message, whether it’s political, business, social or news, RIGHT.

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20 things you should know about PR

You tried the DIY thing and it didn’t work out so well. Now it’s time to hire a PR pro. Here are a few things you should know before signing on the dotted line.

Refill the cup of coffee, take a deep breath, and know you’re not alone.

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Who Jacked My News?!

The recently coined phrase, “Newsjacking”, by the clever David Meerman Scott (author of Newsjacking and The New Rules of Marketing and PR) breathes new life into a PR maneuver as old as the invention of soft soap. With the advent and rise of social media and the 24 hour news cycle, “newsjacking” has found a name and place in today’s media tool box by creating a level playing field in the world of communications.

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Pitch YOUR Story to the Media

While I was reading this weekend about what other journalists were saying about how to get your story in the paper, I found myself scoffing at a blog post that read, “There is a proven method to get your story in the paper.” Then I read on and actually agreed with the author (somewhat)— “The proven method is effective communication.” While an editor always has the upper hand in saying whether or not a story will run and where, the chances of that story running are better if a reporter has great information on an interesting story. This is where you come in to help.

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Does CSR = ROI? The numbers can add up!

There has been a lot of talk lately about “community relations” or “corporate social responsibility” (CSR). Dare I say it’s become a buzz word? PR Soup finds the whole subject quite yummy. We’ve written about how to effectively integrate CSR into your current PR strategy and most recently about companies launching pseudo-CSR plans. Undoubtedly, consumers…

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Is Your Company Trapped By Corporate Social Responsibility?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about corporate social responsibility and how it relates to your business’ public relations strategy. In fact, CSR (yes, it even has its own acronym) has been addressed more than once in this blog. In a  Harvard  Business Review article, February 2007, entitled “Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility”, Mark Kramer…