Category Archive for: Strategy

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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Facebook crisis

Lesson From Facebook: 5 Tips on Handling Crisis Communications

Crisis communications is the opposite of traditional public relations and involves putting out a “fire” of some sort. Your brand might be under scrutiny for something said or done from a product recall to a bad tweet. There is often a tide of public and media opinion that follows. Your response is the most important…

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Rethinking Data-Driven Marketing in the Wake of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

It’s a strange time to be a data scientist. News about Cambridge Analytica’s ‘problematic’ (we prefer the term morally bankrupt) approach to data analysis has left the 23 million Canadians on Facebook feeling suspicious and defenseless. And the community of social, behavioral and data scientists who work in marketing and communications have never looked more like…

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MozRank vs. MozTrust

MozRank vs. MozTrust: What’s the Difference & What Does It Mean For SEO?

Moz is one of the leading SEO tool providers. Its features are used to extrapolate key information and various metrics that can help us optimize our content marketing strategies. Moz offers a plethora of tools, providing us valuable data to glean invaluable insights. MozTrust and MozRank are just two of many metrics provided on the…

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia Marketing

Recently I was invited to give a presentation to the PR class at the Nova Scotia Community college on the different aspects of blogging—from personal blogs as a way to practice your craft, to professional blogs to grow your profile, to blogs as an integral part of a solid content strategy. One of the hardest…

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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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LinkedIn Metrics

LinkedIn Metrics – Q&A Series: Clicks or Social Actions?

In terms of LinkedIn metrics, is it more valuable to have more clicks or higher social actions? As your company page grows and you share new content every day, it increases the opportunities for others to find out about and interact with your page and its content on LinkedIn. If you are new to LinkedIn…

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Successful PR program

Can Successful PR Programs Ever Operate in a Vacuum?

Put up your hand if you’ve ever been in this situation: client says they want to be in the New York Times so the PR team schedules a call. On that call you review relevant reporters with the client and walk through relevant topics/trends that will catch the reporter’s attention, making sure to provide strong…

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most important metric in PR

The Most Important Metric in PR Today

I was asked recently what the most important metric, the most important thing to measure in PR is. It’s difficult to boil everything down to one number; the nature of attribution analysis is that there are often many variables which influence someone’s decision to buy something. However, if we distill down the essence of public…

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Earnings Reporting

How to Prepare for Earnings Reporting

I remember meeting a friend for coffee around this time last year – we exchanged updates on, amongst other things, how our lives at work were going. When I explained that it felt like year-end earnings reporting came out of nowhere, she replied “Oh… really? You weren’t expecting it this year?” Point taken. So, aside…

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