After reading Spin Sucks by my friend, Gini Dietrich, I was inspired to do a video post. This book packs a punch with helpful information, useful examples and how to move forward to tell a better story. I also engaged Gini in a Q&A so you can learn more about the book and to embrace what communications and reputation management looks like today and in the future.
Being in PR and marketing is an instant invitation to participate in your company’s social media program. You’re automatically designated as the “employee social champions” who in most cases will come together and be a part of your organization’s social vision and strategy, development of social guidelines and policies, creation and sharing of content and engagement with stakeholders in online communities.
Tracing back to the early days of my career in PR and marketing, I remember a conversation with a senior account executive at my agency. She shared with me her thoughts on the importance of the brand and pointed out one resource she referred to it as our “marketing bible.” You may have guessed already … it’s the branding guide or brand style guidelines.
As I was conducting research for my new book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, I came across many interesting measurement tools and platforms. Prosyna was on my list and I learned quite a bit about the platform from Marty Levine, Executive Vice President, at the company. Marty is a marketing and communications specialist and veteran of multiple digital media and technology startups in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Vancouver.
Ifbyphone Measurement Survey Reveals Eighty-Two Percent of Marketers Could Not Measure the ROI of #PR 0
A new marketing measurement survey by Ifbyphone found that an overwhelming majority of marketers (82%) are not effectively measuring the ROI for their public relations campaigns. On top of that, PR was stated to be the most difficult to measure out of all marketing campaigns. In light of the survey findings, I interviewed Mike Santoro, President of Walker Sands Communications, about the factors business owners and marketers must consider before investing in a public relations program.
On February 9, 2012, I delivered my keynote to the participants of The Social Conference in Amsterdam. Part of my presentation focused on PR professionals who are excelling in PR 2.0. They are becoming champions in their organizations and/or helping their clients to move to the next level of strategic social media communications. I highlighted professionals I know who are currently participating in different roles. These folks are helping to spearhead a movement and educating others on new responsibilities that have formed, as a result of the convergence of social media and public relations.
The New Year is off to a great start. We’re focusing on our resolutions and trying to accomplish many tasks in one day. With school and work projects, and family responsibilities too, the biggest question is always: How do you manage your time to be more efficient and to achieve your goals? Recently a PR […]
It was the greatest feeling to neatly pack up all of my chapters in a zip file and ship them off to my executive editor. It took about three months to write the introduction and 10 chapters for my book, “Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional.” By far, the […]
A Guest Post By Jim Joseph Last week I had the distinct privilege of being a guest host on #prstudchat. At first I was excited to be invited, thinking that someone out there thought I was a stud. But when I realized it was going to be full of students … well as a professor […]
On February 9, 2012, I’ll be joining my colleagues in Amsterdam to deliver a keynote on Eight New Strategic Practices for the PR Champion. As a part of the preparation for the event, The Social Conference 2012, I was asked to discuss a few topics. My video focuses on several of the “hot” topics in […]
Happy New Year #PRStudChat friends! We’re ready to kick off 2012 by focusing on the customer experience. On Wednesday, January 18th 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will discuss how using public relations creates a better brand experience. Joining us on the 18th is our special guest Jim Joseph (@JimJosephExp), President of Lippe […]
One of the first things I learned in marketing was to “mirror” my audience’s behavior. For example, working at an agency for years, we learned to watch the body language of the executives in the room. Lean forward at the boardroom table if they lean forward, be more relaxed if they are more relaxed. If […]
Happy New Year! I wanted to kick off the year with my book review of the End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis. The video review is almost 10 minutes long so grab a drink and a snack If you’re looking for a book to read in 2012 that challenges your thinking and […]
As I was working on my New Year’s resolutions, I came up with the “4Fs” to help guide my accomplishments in the 2012. The 4Fs include: Fix it, Focus, Forward thinking and Fire it up (with Follow through). My video details the 4Fs and how you can use them to stay on track with goals […]
My December 7th Vocus Webinar on “The Techniques of the New PR Champion,” sparked many questions from participants. Here is the fourth and final part of the Q&A. Parts I, II and III are also available on my blog for review. I hope that I’ve answered everyone’s questions from the Webinar. If I’ve missed any, […]
I’m still working on the Q&A from my December 7th Vocus Webinar on “The Techniques of the New PR Champion.” Below is Part III of my responses. The questions from participants range from strategy and planning to the best tool and techniques of the New PR Champion. Parts I and II of the Q&A are […]
For those of you who caught my December 7th Vocus Webinar on “The Techniques of the New PR Champion,” here’s Part II of the Q&A. I can tell from the number of questions, (there were over 65 with some duplication), PR professionals are ready to embrace new practices and they’re looking at 2012 as a […]