Why You should Generate Visual Content to Brand your Company

Relevant content and quality writing drives effective marketing, however, visual content is also crucial for building a lasting relationship with your customers. Today’s digital age demands better means to transfer messages. With the increase in the use of visual social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, B2B marketers can grow their businesses faster than ever before. Both these tools provide endless opportunities for B2B marketing, as they are simple to use and are quickly becoming central to successful visual content marketing strategies.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid a Personal Crisis on Social Media

We are all part of the digital age, and use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to stay connected with our friends and family. However, as professionals, there is a fine line between our personal lives and our work lives when it comes to using social media and how we should conduct ourselves.

In Sarah Skerik’s article, 6 ways to avoid a personal PR crisis on social media, she presents helpful rules to remember that are often neglected. So before you send that tweet or update your status, run through this list to make sure you won’t have a personal PR crisis on your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

How To: Building your own Media List

Working in an industry where a lot of attention is focused on the media, it makes sense to have different media lists that you refer to when trying to get your companies information out.  However, what if your company doesn’t have the resources to access a professional database? To build a contact list, try using these tips by Jennifer Nichols in her article, 9 Ways to build your media list–for free. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Pitch like a Pro

The past couple of posts have focused on writing within social media, but how should you write when approaching a reporter with a pitch? Jessica Levco, a writer for PRDaily.com, recently wrote the article, The Key to catching a reporter’s eye? Pitch like one. In it she shares some tips on how to craft an effective pitch to spark a reporter’s interest.

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When to Effect a Change in Your Grammar

With so many nuances and tricks to remember within the English language it’s easy to make a mistake.  Following a previous blog entry with AP Style guide tips, I wanted to add a few more tips for writing challenges that everyone can struggle with at times.

How does grammar effect how a news release is read, or will it affect it at all? Read the rest of this entry »

How To Write a Press Release: The Video Version

I know that we all learn in different ways, so when I came across this video I had to post it for all of you audio/visual people. I think all of the tips in here are on target and I hope you enjoy it!

Let me know what you thought of this video.

4 Facebook Dos and Don’ts for Effective Public Relations

As a communications professional, it is hard to deny the tremendous impact that social media has had on our clients, campaigns and work methods. Facebook is one of the world’s largest social media platforms with an estimated 800 million users. Its reach has motivated companies and PR practitioners to incorporate or create digital media campaigns using Facebook in order to generate “likes,” create a community among consumers and prospects, and manage customer service needs. In the article, “4 Do’s and Don’ts of Using Facebook as a PR Tactic,” PRNews breaks down the best and worst ways to accomplish your Facebook goals.

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