Content, Links & Influencers

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  Creating content is one thing, getting it seen is another. It's that 'tree in the forest' question: If you create the perfect piece of content and nobody sees it, does it matter? Distribution and amplification of your content is a vital part of your content strategy. ¬†One of the places you need visibility is in the search engines - Google in particular. So … [Read more...]

5 Content Pitfalls in Fast-Growing Businesses

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  When your business takes off and hits a period of explosive growth it's the stuff of dreams, right? Not always. A fast-growing business can be just the opposite, if you don't have the planning and systems in place to cope with the rapid growth. Witness Fuhu - they were number one on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the US for two years running and … [Read more...]

Post Election Digital Skills Shortage

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  One of Donald Trump's major platform promises is to tighten immigration laws. We already have a shortage of workers with digital skills and recruiters report that they are struggling to find people with the right talent. Predictions are that tighter immigration laws will make it even harder to find technically skilled workers. Marketing and PR jobs are one area … [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...]

SMART News Content

SMART News content

  Over the past ten years the news media has been under a great deal of pressure. More than a third of the journalists in newsrooms in the US have been laid off. This has led to some major changes in how media relations is practiced.¬† According to the 2013 State of the Media report from Pew Research Center, shrinking newsroom staff has opened the door for news content … [Read more...]