Tag : PR

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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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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?

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Now We Vent

Manners, people. Seriously. This may not be your average PR advice post, but it’s unmistakably good business and public relations advice. Deep breath; I’m ready to rant. As a business owner, you come into contact with people every day whom you think could become future customers/clients. You also meet people who may never have a…

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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.

Fall story ideas to generate publicity and PR for your business!
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Fall story ideas to generate publicity and PR for your business!

Aaaahhhh – Fall is in the air! Even here in Austin, we are starting to see some cooler temps (and we couldn’t be happier about that). It’s time to dust off the PR cobwebs and think about how you can craft some story ideas (pitches) for your business around the Fall season.

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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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SEO for PR: It’s not rocket science

In today’s online driven world, everyone in the marketing profession should understand search engine optimization (SEO) basics. Public Relations is no different. I would argue that only website strategists have more at stake before the mighty sword of Google.

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Are You Likeable? (Does It Matter?)

“Mommy, I don’t like you. You’re not my friend.” I get this from my fickle 5 year old on a regular basis. My snarky reply is usually, “Good. I’m your parent, not your friend. You’re not supposed to like me.” CEOs and business owners struggle with a similar issue on a regular basis: with employees,…

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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.