Tag : branding

Resume Makeover Challenge!
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Resume Makeover Challenge!

Browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across a story from Mashable that questioned if beautiful design can make your resume stand out. The pictures immediately caught my attention (okay, the pictures of the resumes; not the silly blog header picture)! Inspired by the great designs, I decided to take the challenge with my own…

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PR Newswire Lays It All Out in a Video!

What we do” videos, also known as “explainer” videos, are a great way to share a simplified message with your target audience to demystify a business’ services and product offerings.

Instead of “telling” you how to make one, PR Newsire decided to create their own to illustrate how it works. Their creative team huddled with their producers to find a way to make a complex business like PR more understandable. We believe this is also a simple way of explaining what to expect when you hire a PR or communications team to craft and amplify your message.

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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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ATX Blogger Alert: Eat, Learn, Party!

It is ON like Blogathon, which has become quite the rage in Austin!

#BlogathonATX is a daylong Austin-centric conference that brings both novice and expert bloggers and social media folks together for a day of learning and networking. The event has gained the reputation for bringing together Austin’s best and brightest, and for providing world-class information and training, all with a laid-back, slightly silly local flavor.

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Elevator Pitches – do they work?

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to see several savvy, well-connected speakers talk about a the all-too-often referred to ‘elevator pitch’. Each person left me with a different set of ideas and expectations about the succinctly-orchestrated introduction that we use at least a few times every week.

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The Bees in Your Own Backyard

It may seem obvious, but there’s a ‘free’ PR opportunity you as an employer may be overlooking every day. The work environment you create for your employees is directly correlated to the image your company projects to the community. It’s the little things that you do for your staff – whether it be a staff…

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Tips for using online video for your business

We are excited to have our first ever Vlog on PR Soup as part of our “Guest Blogger Series”! Erica Harpold, executive producer of Whitney Casey Productions shares her tips for using online video for your business. Erica Harpold is the executive producer of Whitney Casey Productions. WCP is an online video branding company that…

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Lights.Camera.Action! – The importance of adding video to your marketing strategy

I was reminded this weekend of the power of film. Film has the ability to personalize a business, help build or strengthen your brand, share a story, create awareness for a need, illicit emotion, bring about change, and create action. As a small business owner, isn’t this something you are trying to do every day? Think about how effective a short video could be on highlighting a special business focus, or punching up blog entry, or highlighting the emotion and activity of an event.

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Does Your Website Have the Five Abilities?

Since my company is currently undertaking a website redesign project, I’ve been thinking a lot about websites lately – in particular, what makes them successful as a marketing tool. In a quest to learn what other companies have done, I’ve visited dozens upon dozens of business sites for clues to their potential success. What I think I’ve discovered is…

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Engage, Listen, Be Authentic, Be Transparent. But How?

I survived SXSWi 2011 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. Okay, I kid. This year’s conference actually served for some great networking opportunities and some solid presentations and heated panel discussions around branding, marketing, business and social media.