Social Media


5 Parts of a Successful Email Pitch

July 16th, 2015 by

When pitching a journalist via email, you have about five seconds to grab his/her attention—and that’s if it’s a slow day in the newsroom.

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Twitter’s New Data Dashboard Simplifies Account Security

July 16th, 2015 by

Twitter’s new dashboard makes finding important security information much easier, and it could help brands and organizations stop potential issues before they start. On Twitter—where trolling, hacks and security breaches are par for the course—every little bit helps.


How to Integrate Communications with Earned Media

July 15th, 2015 by

Earned media should be the cornerstone of driving reputation, making up one of the three pillars of today’s integrated media model, which consists of earned, owned and paid media.

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6 Questions to Ask to Make Your Blogs More Actionable

July 14th, 2015 by

The onus is on PR managers to craft blogs that can build awareness, boost visibility and, however circuitously, add to the top and/or bottom lines.

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Succession Planning Is Critical After Ellen Pao Resigns as Reddit CEO

July 13th, 2015 by

For all brands and organizations, Reddit included, succession planning is an unpleasant but necessary fact of life.

Google Analytics a ‘Game Changer’ for Ambitious PR Pros Who Aren’t Afraid of Left-Brain Thinking

July 13th, 2015 by

We’ve heard more than one communications professional say, partially in jest, that entering PR was a way to to avoid numbers. Yet the digital age has made PR measurement a joking matter no longer. You may be risking career advancement should you continue to shun analytics.

7 Tumblr Tips for Getting Your Content Shared

July 13th, 2015 by

With the intense competition for eyeballs, getting your company’s blog post read can be difficult. Tumblr, for example, hosts more than 243 million blogs, so standing out is critical.

How an Integrated Media Campaign Tackled the Delicate Subject of Childhood Obesity

July 13th, 2015 by

In 2013, the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) shifted its focus from PR programs solely supporting the group’s original mission of preventing heart disease, to engaging segments of the population to expand the fight against both heart disease and stroke.


4 Questions for Ben Parr: Igniting a Bonfire of Attention for Your Brand

July 10th, 2015 by

At PR News’ Big 4 Social Media Conference, “Captivology” author Ben Parr will discuss the practical applications of his findings about the deep-rooted, primal nature of human attention, and how technology has altered the way attention is captured.

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How Facebook’s News Feed Updates Will Impact PR

July 9th, 2015 by

Facebook’s ever-changing News Feed algorithm has morphed again, this time with the introduction of new tools that allow users to select whose content they see first, find new pages to connect to, unfollow people to hide their posts and reconnect with people they’ve unfollowed.