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The Best Times and Approaches for Pitching Journalists - MarketingProfs

The Best Times and Approaches for Pitching Journalists - MarketingProfs | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
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Always in the AM...and NEVER in the evening (they've got deadlines).

 

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So Perhaps Press Releases Could Work to Drive Leads (via Forbes)

So Perhaps Press Releases Could Work to Drive Leads (via Forbes) | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
In press responsiveness, Gen Xers and Millennials rule. Gen Xers (age 35-44) are most likely to visit a tech website after seeing just one story (24 percent). Twenty percent of Millennials (age 18-34) were most likely to visit a site after seeing the company in the news 2-5 times. Seniors (65-plus) were least likely to visit a site after seeing the company’s wares in the press. This makes sense, given that Millennials and Gen Xers are the heaviest readers of tech publications.
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What Do Journalists Like to See in PR Email Subject Lines? - Profs

What Do Journalists Like to See in PR Email Subject Lines? - Profs | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
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5,000 tech journalists and the perfect email template - KindOfABigDeal

5,000 tech journalists and the perfect email template - KindOfABigDeal | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Writers have deadlines, 100,000s of hungry readers and they need good relevant content. Find them, their emails and use the template below to contact them. Less thinking required.
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Yeah: the whole magilla.

 

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Here's a quick and easy guide to all the PR software you need to know about - The Hub

Here's a quick and easy guide to all the PR software you need to know about - The Hub | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Infographic shows the PR software landscape.


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2014 PR News and PR Newswire Survey: PR and Marketing Are Aligning, Now What?

2014 PR News and PR Newswire Survey: PR and Marketing Are Aligning, Now What? | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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The role of public relations in lead generation for B2B firms | NuSpark Marketing

The role of public relations in lead generation for B2B firms | NuSpark Marketing | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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On a strategic level, here are the top elements of PR for lead generation:

      1. Synergize between lead generation channels

Your public relations strategy is not a stand-alone enterprise. It must work in synergy with your other efforts. Furthermore, your social media strategy must work hand in hand with your PR to get the most out of the press coverage.

      2. Thought leaders get more press

Use your blog or guest blogging opportunities to discuss issues and news that are relevant to your industry (not necessarily to your product). You live and breathe your sector – make your opinions known. Blog about interesting topics, comment on relevant social conversations, participate at virtual and live events.

     3. Recruit evangelists

Your satisfied customers can be leveraged to get public relations coverage for your business without even (or, in addition to) quoting you. Contact some of your early adopters to create case studies. Identify influencers in your space and give them an extended trial to test your product and tell others about it.

      4. Track competitors

Tracking their PR activities can provide valuable insights. You can find new publishers to approach, you can dissect their messaging, and you can understand their offers (and offer something better). But strategic PR efforts take this competitive research a step further.

 

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It's what you would expect from traditional PR as it relates to lead generation.

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5 Rules for Releasing Content Marketing Campaigns - ExactTarget | #TheMarketingTechAlert

5 Rules for Releasing Content Marketing Campaigns - ExactTarget | #TheMarketingTechAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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1. Map out an ideal release flow

We diagram this out as two streams, inbound and outbound, that can separate and converge at different points of the campaign.

2. Plan for multiple channels; optimize for one

3. Have a CTA ready for your CTA

Here’s a good rule to institute for any content release: Be able to list at least three steps you want the reader to take before you publish.

4. Make it easy for sales to share

One simple step for making your content releases more valuable sales is to treat CRM as a publishing channel. This requires pushing your campaigns into CRM using clear naming conventions and folders, as well as a regular stream of notifications.

5. PR is good, if it’s good PR
if you have PR resources that understand that promoting content means reaching out to key influencers, targeting relevant blogs and publications, and spreading the campaign over several weeks rather than several days, by all means use them! Break up outreach into three categories: publications, blogs, and influencers. Each of these comes with a different “ask.” For influencers you might just want a tweet; a blog might require writing up a guest post; and a publication might come with a story pitch. At a minimum, be prepared with messaging, art, and appropriate branding.

 

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If you use this blueprint or not, the larger message is: blueprint one that works. Strawman it out, iterate, measure, get it right, etch in concrete.


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Top 50 Overused Words in Press Releases [Infographic] - Profs | #TheMarketingTechAlert

Top 50 Overused Words in Press Releases [Infographic] - Profs | #TheMarketingTechAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Public Relations - Are you overusing certain business words when writing public relations materials? If those words made it onto the following infographic, you should consider using fresh ones instead.

 

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The Omniture Of PR? AirPR’s New Analytics Platform Aims To Show CMOs How To Invest In PR | TechCrunch | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

The Omniture Of PR? AirPR’s New Analytics Platform Aims To Show CMOs How To Invest In PR | TechCrunch | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

That’s why AirPR, the PR marketplace and technology platform, is launching a new analytics platform that aims to restore some of that trust — or at least give companies and their CMOs a greater degree of insight into both the value of PR and how to increase PR performance.

 

Over the last six months, AirPR has worked to productize this data-driven insight into the PR process, ultimately resulting in an analytics platform that can potentially help PR professionals and companies alike measure the effectiveness of their campaigns. Launching this week, AirPR “Analyst” as it’s being called, attempts to enable companies to track PR efficacy at a more granular level — all the way down to revenue impact.

 

“The only thing missing from the large marketing clouds of Adobe [read: Omniture] and Salesforce is PR,” the AirPR founder contends. And, while you can rarely trust a founder to be honest in the assessment of their own company, he has a point there. Every company has a line item for advertising and PR spend, and thanks to giants like Omniture, most companies know exactly how an increase or decrease in that advertising spend effects its bottom line.

 

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Love it. And perhaps SLAs can be put in place to determine program efficacy as well as incorporated as a part of the compensation agreement.

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Infographic: How to Get PR - Marketing Technology Blog | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Infographic: How to Get PR - Marketing Technology Blog | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
If you’re a public relations beginner, be sure to check out the entire Guide to PR by Brownstein & Egusa.

 

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PR 101 stuff. Pass it on to the junior members of the squad.

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Seven Traits of Press Releases That Actually Get Read - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Seven Traits of Press Releases That Actually Get Read - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
I hate 99.99% of press releases that hit my inbox. Those sloppy cut-and-paste jobs make me cringe. However, now and then, I receive press releases that make me want to learn more about the newsworthy event.


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I thought I’d stay on the sunny side of the street and share seven traits about press releases that DO get read.

1. A Zippy Email Subject Line

2. A Decent Greeting

3. Clean, Crisp Lines

4. Well-Written Summary of What’s Up

5. Bullet Points

6. An Invitation to Talk More

7. A Shareable Piece of Content

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No surprises here. When I look at this list, it follows the basic tenet of a press release: make it easy for the journalist. Easy to read, easy to summarize, easy to pursue/respond. Follow that tenet.


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6 Reasons Why B2B Social Marketing Is Different Than PR | Business 2 Community

6 Reasons Why B2B Social Marketing Is Different Than PR | Business 2 Community | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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Here are six reasons why B2B social marketing is different than PR:

  1. B2B social marketing is about engaging prospects and customers. PR is about influencing the news media and industry analysts.
  2. B2B social marketing is about finding, engaging, and converting prospects into qualified leads. PR is about driving brand awareness and social buzz.
  3. B2B social marketing is about building relationships. PR is about making news.
  4. B2B social marketing is about bestowing value with helpful content and conversations. PR is about talking about your company and why it’s special.
  5. B2B social marketing is about what’s relevant to prospects and customers. PR is about what’s relevant to influencers.
  6. B2B social marketing is about the quality of your social community. PR is about the amount of fans, followers, and social reach you have.


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If you need to engage debate, here are the points to cover.


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Katherine Zhang's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:31 PM

Completely agree with the author.

 

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The best (and worst) days, times to send press releases | Ragan

The best (and worst) days, times to send press releases | Ragan | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Which times of day is the market deluged with press releases? Is your release getting lost in the shuffle? Find out now.
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We've curated the time of day chart vs. the day of week chart, as the day of week chart is fairly the same Monday through Thursday (and in our thinking, dependent on your industry's news cycle).


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Which times of day is the market deluged with press releases? Is your release getting lost in the shuffle? Find out now.

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Public Relations and its Use in Marketing Automation | Lead Views - a B2B Lead Generation Blog

Public Relations and its Use in Marketing Automation | Lead Views - a B2B Lead Generation Blog | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

PR is an important source of written content. Marketing automation needs large amounts of well-written content, and PR can feed that machine. PR departments (or firms) help to refine messages, arrange interviews with trade publications, place articles in those publications, write whitepapers, and develop web pages. These are perfect adjuncts to a drip marketing campaign because prospects on the sidelines will only pay attention to something new – not regurgitated sales talk. Customer wins, product releases and awards are a few of the types of news tidbits that work very well for such a campaign.

 

PR is very useful for SEO. Consultants always emphasize the need for backlinks (other sites linking to your site via a keyword in the anchor text). Content syndication (other sites that display press releases or report news) can generate more organic traffic. In turn, this could result in more form fills on your site and opt-ins for nurturing campaigns.

 

You can create social buzz with PR. It’s easy to create Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages, but it’s hard to engage an audience on an ongoing basis. PR can publish on those platforms and maintain interactions. Again, this can drive traffic to your website and could result in more form fills. But fundamentally it’s about having sustained conversations and relationships in places and spaces where prospects want to be.

 

 

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