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5 Ways To Be Pitch Perfect

2021-10-08T17:37:00+00:00 July 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As a veteran of wire services and newspapers I have received countless pitches from well-intentioned media relations and marketing professionals who believe they have a story worth pursuing and covering.  The pitches range from customized or personal notes to pro forma press release emails to the cute and funny ones. Personal notes have impact because they speak to a prior relationship and journalists will respond usually more often, even if only to say they have to pass on the story at that time.  Customized notes show the media relations person gave it a little more elbow grease and perhaps will get a bit more viewing time as a result. As for pro forma press release emails the assumption would be they have little effect, but in truth, if it’s a hot story, with significant impact – the official launch statement of [...]

5 Social Media Sins of Tech Companies

2021-10-08T17:34:13+00:00 June 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Technology B2B companies are finally stepping up to the social media plate, but many of them are still striking out when it comes to measurable, profitable interactions with their target audience.   While working with a variety of enterprise technology vendors, we’ve identified the most common social media sins that stand in the way of social media success. 1. Ignoring the SEO/Social Relationship Lines of communication between the Social Media Managers and the SEO team should be open. There is a goldmine of information to be shared when it comes to keyword targets and high-converting landing pages. For example, a Social Media Manager may check BuzzSumo for trending industry news and topics. To capitalize on that topic to drive traffic and interactions, the social media team scrambles to create content and get it posted to the website. In theory, that [...]