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12 Ideas to Fill Your Editorial Calendar

February 20 2017

As 2016 winds down, we are starting to look at filling our content calendar for 2017. It’s difficult to keep content fresh, which is why we start brainstorming early on. If you know your niche and what your customers respond to, putting ideas on your calendar shouldn’t be too hard. However, we have 15 easy ideas to keep your readers hooked and coming back for more. Read More

7 Tips for Using Metrics to Improve PR Campaigns

February 10 2017

Thanks to the date from metrics, it has become easier to measure the effectiveness of PR campaigns. Historically, in order to gauge how successful a particular campaign was, PR professionals had to rely on somewhat mysterious reach and circulation numbers. Now anyone can improve their PR campaigns using a variety of easy to find and understand metrics. Read More

4 Tips for Understanding Social Media Metrics

February 06 2017

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need an advanced degree in social media to understand its metrics. Even though there are many different metrics to look at for your business, the important question to ask yourself with each of them is whether or not that metric is helping you to make choices and take action. Read More

5 Google+ Hangout Ideas for Small Business

January 09 2017

Ever had a situation with a customer that really wasn’t resolved via email? Perhaps you needed to be able to chat with them face to face in order to figure out the best way to resolve their situation? This situation pops up for many small business owners and employees, most often when there isn’t time to drive to where the customer’s location. Thankfully, we have Google+ Hangouts, where you can video chat with your customers at any time from a computer, tablet, smartphone. Read More

A Pinterest Business Account: Why You Should Have One

December 26 2016

It seems like everyone is on Pinterest these days. Whether it’s finding that perfect recipe or planning your dream house, Pinterest is a great way to gather all of your ideas in one place. It’s also a great place to gain new customers and make a little money. If you don’t already have a Pinterest Business account or if you have been using your personal one for your work, here are a few reasons to get one. Read More

Need Some Inspiration? 15 Great Quotes to Motivate You

December 12 2016

Are you having a blah day? Struggling to find the motivation to get started on your work? We all have these days. You wake up in the morning, ready to tackle the day, but after that first cup of coffee you just stare blankly at your computer screen. Read More

How to Promote Your Content Marketing with Press Releases

October 31 2016

What are the best practices for content promotion? Obviously, we include social media sharing, SEO, digital advertising, as well as cross promotion across websites, social media pages, and through email. These are all great ways to get the word out about the valuable content that you have to offer. However, there might be another way to get an edge on the competition and that’s through the use of press releases. Using a wire service helps you to reach new audiences and builds relationships with journalists or influencers in your industry. Read More

7 Press Release Ideas for Any Industry

October 03 2016

Most of the time finding a topic for a press release is easy—your company has a new product coming out or is increasing the services offered. Other times finding something to write about is difficult. You want to get some press for your company, but don’t want to waste anyone’s time with fluff. So what are some good ideas for any industry? Let’s take a look: Read More

5 Reasons You Should Show Personality in a Press Release

September 19 2016

We have talked a lot about making sure that your press release is concise and easy to read and understand. Journalists, bloggers, and other writers don’t have a lot of time to read lengthy prose on your news, however, that doesn’t mean it needs to be a “just the facts” piece with no excitement to it. There are several ways to breathe new life into your press release AND keep it short and sweet. Read More

3 Ideas for Creatively Formatting Your Press Release

September 19 2016

The whole purpose of the press release is for a company, organization or individual to be able to share what’s happening in their world with the public. Often, the information is creative, insightful, and useful—people will really want to know what your press release has to say. Unfortunately for all you creative types out there, press releases must follow the standard AP (Associated Press) format. This format makes it easy for journalists to pick out important information, contact the writer, and publish it. This is not the time to use the Curlz font or to forget to include a quote. Read More