Rise of the Contributor: How the Increasing Number of Contributors and Freelancers Affects the PR World
According to a recent report from the Freelancers Union, one in three Americans currently hold freelance jobs – the world of journalism is no different.
As full-time reporters are becoming more sparse, freelancers and contributors are growing in numbers – just look at Forbes and its contributor network as an example of how the content creation cycle is changing. News outlets are moving to cut costs and use More >
But where does content go after a prospect gets their hands on it, and before they decide to buy?
A recent study from The CMO Council finds that nearly 95% of B2B organizations share content internally before making a final purchasing decision. The specific roles that content is shared with varies company to company, however the survey shows almost all content is shared in one of three ways:
1. From the Middle Out. 35% of survey respondent said decision makers More >
There’s a lot to love about user conferences: The networking opportunities, the industry insights and best practices, the face–to-face conversations with customers – and of course, all the excitement that goes along with it.
Naturally, many businesses want to harness that excitement and grow their conference into the biggest event of the year. But you don’t necessarily have to.
We’ve been lucky enough to experience many successful user conferences with our clients – and the truth is that there’s more than way for your conference to provide enormous benefits to attendees.
On one hand, the More >
Now, nearly every type of PR campaign is tracked and measured from start to finish, and for good reason. Understanding the effectiveness and ROI of a PR campaign allows decision-makers to best allocate resources going forward.
Here are four tips for how to best measure and analyze a PR campaign:
1. Measure as you go. Before launching a campaign, ensure that you have proper tracking mechanisms and baselines in place. Whether you’re tracking click-through rate on an email campaign More >
“Perfect story for you,” “Exclusive,” “Local resident wins award.”
Ninety-nine out of 100 pitches presented story ideas with zero relevance to the readers of my publication. Reporters learn to live with the background noise of pitch emails and calls bogging down their day.
So why would that experience make me want to jump to the darkside?
Why can’t PR pitching be a win-win?
As a reporter, there is never a time when a More >