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INSIGHT Lands Wall Street Journal Coverage for Issues-Based Press Release

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Issue-Based Press, now a.k.a Newsjacking

Press releases are not a dying breed as some of the media reports. Editors and reporters receive hundreds of press releases each day, yet often these are not targeted to the beat the reporter covers, so they are quickly trashed. 

Why Marketing Analytics is So Important

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Busy marketing managers often question how to analyze their marketing campaigns. In addition to asking how to perform marketing analysis, marketers aren’t sure what they need to measure. They are often overwhelmed by all the information out there, let alone which data to measure and how.

What role should SEO play in an overall PR strategy or campaign?

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Traditionally, public relations is about crafting strategic messages that communicate exactly what the organization wants people to hear.  Today, more and more businesses are creating their own content in the form of blogs, articles, “Tweets,” and white papers.

MediaFirst Blog | Becky Boyd | Creating Calls to Action

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Call-To-Action: Ready To Talk Turkey?

I don’t know about you, but I spend lots of time online – and I have to make myself focus on the task at hand because everybody and his brother is vying for my attention with, “Visit this site,” “Watch this video,” etc. One click is all it takes to jump from one topic to another, and everyone is competing to get that click.

Marketers must learn how to break through the noise and garner more clicks. Calls-to-action are the tools to make this happen. They have the power to grab people’s attention and direct it to new topics. They are everywhere you go.

Who Owns Social Media? PR or Marketing?

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Marketing is all about pushing the company messages out to target audiences through a variety of channels, which can include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. However, social media is about engaging in conversations with your target audience, something that push marketers aren’t that skilled at. Try promoting your business on Twitter and Facebook, and you will lose followers. Social media is not specifically for lead generation (marketing) but more for raising brand awareness and thought leadership (PR).

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