What are the best tools that help PR practitioners perform to the best of their ability? This is a thought I had a few years ago. I could see that, with the advent of Web 2.0, it would help PR people to know what consumers were sharing about their clients' products. So, I put together … Continue reading The #PRStack Project: Really at the intersection between PR and digital
I couldn't quite believe my eyes. A couple of days ago, a PR agency was being castigated for calling itself 'Strange Fruit PR'. I knew the name was familiar but couldn't quite pinpoint it. Was it something to do with 'Oranges Aren't The Only Fruit'? In what way was that controversial? Then I realised. Oh … Continue reading What’s in a name? Everything.
There are many takes on the marketing funnel. They go from simple - Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action, the classic AIDA model - to very complicated. Some people swear by them. Others swear at them. Still others think the funnel is actually banana-shaped. Not really, I just couldn't resist putting that in. The idea is that … Continue reading Nail your content strategy with the marketing funnel
via seomoz.org Over the past year or so I've become fairly convinced that measurement through solid, universal frameworks of understanding is the key to success. However, often what I find is that clients either don't really care about it, or that, if they do, they only really care about the 'good' metrics such as 'Friends … Continue reading Tracking the KPIs of Social Media | SEOmoz
Quite simply, some charts that may be of interest. For example, note how Apple is supplanting Microsoft in search volume; that PR may be peeling upwards away from advertising and even marketing; the relative fortunes of Google+, Facebook and Twitter; social media may be levelling off; and, especially heartwarming for me, Star Wars is much … Continue reading Trends
People are visual, so it makes sense that they act on what they can see. But that's not so hot when you need to deal with, um, concepts. So, people 'get' advertising, because they know what an advert is. I don't know what the figures are for the average number of adverts people are exposed … Continue reading Advertising, PR, sales, marketing: now you see it, now you don’t
So, I'm falling in love with my HTC Wildfire, not least because it's re-opened the world of podcasts. My old PC is now downloading them and wirelessly throwing them across to the phone, as well as downloading web intelligence for clients, and helping to cure cancer and find aliens via distributed computing. Fab. Anyway, what … Continue reading Podcasts pay
They're all ways of linking, true. They're all different words for linking on blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and so on. Also true. But they all mean the same thing. And that thing is? "I find what you have to say interesting, and I'd like to know more." This probably strikes you as blindingly obvious, but … Continue reading What do subscribe, like and follow have in common?
Last time around, I posted about not having enough time to blog. I'm trying to fix this by basically making time - but it seems a good point at which to list some tools that help you get 'cool' results with as little input as possible. By this, I mean tools that use your media … Continue reading Pressed for time? Cute tools that give immediate results