Category Archive for: Influence

e-mail outreach

How To Conduct Effective E-Mail Outreach

Something that hasn’t gone away or been traded out for a new technological tool is e-mail. Even with social media, e-mail marketing still has its place. Direct messages do not have the same power, accessibility, and freedom that a good e-mail does, which makes e-mail outreach essential in effective PR. Media recognition and utilization are…

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communicating

Communicating Through Transformation and Disruption

Why do companies get disrupted? What do insurgent, disrupting companies need to do and say to win market share? How can they fend off painful disruption for profitable disruption? How do they communicate through either path? We are lucky enough to have worked with teams and clients who have dealt with these questions more than…

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values

Why Every Organization Needs to Find New Value in Their Values

When developing content, campaigns and ideas, I spend a lot of my time thinking about audience personas, and specifically, where to find overlapping values. Rarely do I worry about “traditional” demographics, like gender or age or income level. Instead, I like exploring what those demographic categories can lead to on a human level. Because sometimes,…

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Influencer Marketing

Is Scrutiny On Influencer Marketing Compliance Becoming More Intense?

As the adoption of influencer marketing continues to rise, so too does the scrutiny of the practice. For more than a year, the FTC has made it clear to brands and marketers that disclosure is critical. These compliance standards also apply to brands running their programs through ad agencies or public relations firms as they’re…

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digital media era

Does Old Fashion PR Still Have the Magic in the Digital Era?

You might not know Edward Bernays by his name, but if you have a bookshelf at home – congratulations, you’re a “victim” of the late PR guru’s master spinning skills. A bookshelf is an essential piece in most American homes today, whether realizing its intended function as a mini library or simply used as a…

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reaching influencers

A New Approach to Reaching Influencers

It’s no secret that the discipline of earned media has always played second fiddle to paid media — but that may be finally changing. We now have the ability to target opinion formers directly and use paid media to amplify their voice and distribute content, making the role of paid secondary to earned, owned and…

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Lobbying

Lobbying for Your B2B Client or Pitch Idea

I was recently speaking with a lobbyist that works with a client. The lobbyist was explaining his role, not only on behalf of my client but also more generally, including his job description and goals. He stressed that while most people think a lobbyist strictly influences laws or policies to benefit a company or organization,…

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Learn from Luxury brands

What Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Luxury Brands

When implementing strategies that involve social media optimization, experts can use a software program that offers detailed statistics, post videos that feature a company’s products, add reviews that describe services that a business offers, evaluate the strategies that competitors utilize, offer rewards for individuals who buy the company’s products and examine the interests of potential…

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end of instagram influencers

The End of the Instagram Influencer (As We Know It)

Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, has had it with influencers, at least as many of them stand on the service now. They’re taking strong action to nullify the automated tactics of many Instagram influencers. The collateral damage? Like its parent, Instagram will be far more pay-to-play for brands and businesses. The free ride is over. What’s…

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top tier influencers on pr budgets

How To Reach Top-Tier Influencers on PR Budgets

An astonishing amount of mindshare has been devoted to influencer marketing this year. Interest in influencer marketing is at all-time highs, and based on Google searches for the topic, there’s little indication that interest will flag. However, for public relations practitioners, influencer marketing poses significant challenges, such as: Cost: influencer marketing costs reach into 7-figures…

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