The Future of Twitter

The Future of Twitter

  The one thing you can rely on in Social Media is that there will be change.  Each year new networks pop up and some go away. The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years.  That might be about to change -Twitter just reported a dismal Q4 for 2016: 16 cents per share on revenue of $717 million. This … [Read more...]

Search & Owned Media Most Used by Journalists

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The 2016 Businesswire Media Survey revealed this nugget of information:  Journalists looking for information on a company first do a Google search, then visit the company website and go to their newsroom. So if you want to be media ready - and every company ought to strive for that - here's the plan: Google: Take a hard look at the Google search results for your company … [Read more...]

How to Use Twitter in Media Relations

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The Internet has changed the way we connect and communicate - not just with one another, but also with the media. Writing a press release and posting it on the wire doesn't get you media coverage anymore. In fact, according to the 2015 Cision Social Journalism Study, only 6% of PR pros still do that. Journalists are very active in social media and Twitter in particular. Most … [Read more...]

My PR Thanksgiving List

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    Every year at this time we gather with friends and family and take a look at what we're thankful for in our lives.  It can apply just as much to our careers and work environment. Here's my PR Thanksgiving list: Technology:  We've made great strides in PR with the use of digital technology.  We now have tools and apps that help us to listen to our … [Read more...]

Social Media Relations

In an interview with Muck Rack John Cangany, Director of Digital Strategy for APCO Worldwide’s Washington D.C. office,  makes some excellent points about how journalists use social media and how a PR pro can tap into this information pool to improve their pitching. Here are some of the gems from the interview: I think the press release is becoming completely irrelevant, … [Read more...]