Comms Best Practices

2018 Content Calendar + Template (Why You Need One And How to Use it)

With so many moving pieces and parts in your content and social media marketing strategy, it can be challenging to stay on top of it all. But with one key tool, you can not only plan your marketing approach far in advance but also take advantage of specific times of year when certain campaigns will thrive.

How Top PR Pros Track Down the Best B2B Influencers

You’re trying to pitch a story about an innovative new product aimed at financial services companies. You check the key […]

How to Write a Press Release That Converts

The purpose of your press release is to remind the media, your clients, and other businesses why your company is relevant.

Navigating the Video Content Jungle

This video takes the viewer on a journey where they’re confronted by five essential video types every marketer should be considering as they compete for attention in a crowded marketplace.

6 Simple Ways to Create Better PR Pitches

Productive media relations can open an untapped market that can greatly expand a brand's campaign pitching, even one that’s been stymied by overly conventional or ineffective PR outreach in the past. Learn six simple ways to create better PR pitches.

10 Types of Content That Drive Demand & Boost Engagement

Ah, the “boring press release” — we've all read them, and most of us are guilty of writing one. I mean, yes, hiring a new chief operating officer is newsworthy, and it warrants a press release. But let’s be real — it’s not sexy.

How to Turn Your Brand Crisis into PR Success with Ease

Social media offers unique marketing and PR opportunities. However, it also comes with a distinct drawback. As much as social media followers love to praise your brand, they won't hesitate to criticize your actions if they have a good reason.

7 Examples of Successful Press Release Boilerplates

Usually, when the term “boilerplate” is applied to a piece of writing, it’s meant dismissively: “No need to read those terms & conditions you’re signing — it’s just standard boilerplate.” But when it comes to a press release, the company boilerplate is nothing to dismiss.

How to Create a Content Contributor Guide

When you invite internal and external subject matter experts to contribute to your content marketing program, it’s important to have guidelines for them to follow. The less time you need to spend editing content and following up with contributors, the more time you have for strategy and optimization.

Jay Baer Asks: What Are The 3 Biggest Problems With Influencer Marketing?

In this video, Baer talks about how influencer marketing is a powerful strategy that can easily go wrong. Not only does he discuss pitfalls to avoid, but he also offers solutions to improve your outreach.

Five Easy SEO Tricks to Improve Your Next Press Release

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you probably already know something about the importance of search engine optimization. What you may not know is that practicing good SEO is just as essential for your press releases as it is for the rest of your online communications.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Optimize Your Content for Search, in 12 Steps

SEO for content is all about discovery. It’s no longer about competing in just your industry or niche. You have to find a way to stand out in a marketplace overflowing with news.

Your Earned Media Measurement Strategy Checklist

As marketers begin to understand why it’s necessary to move away from outdated measurement systems when it comes to earned media, it’s important to develop a robust strategy going forward.

#CisionChat: Content Marketing on Social Media

Recently, we started a weekly Twitter chat called #CisionChat. The goal of #CisionChat is to engage with communicators, marketers and PR pros like you on the topics that matter most.

Jay Baer Asks [VIDEO]: What Tools Do Communications Pros Need to Measure Their Efforts?

In our ongoing series, Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert and New York Times bestselling author poses and discusses important questions facing the communications industry. In this video, Baer tackles the issue of what's required to accurately measure earned media.

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