MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Tasha Returns! (How To Make A Big Announcement Even Bigger)

I always love sharing examples of success and today we have a fun one from the world of sports.

Most professional sports teams, when ready to make an announcement like a new player joining, follow the “old rules”. They just write a press release and then share the news with the handful of reporters who regularly cover the team. That’s typically all that's done to get the word out.

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Brand Journalism at Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Recently I had an opportunity to meet with Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and spend a day with her entire team.

I led a session on Real-Time Marketing and PR but I think I learned more from them than they from me. It was an incredibly interesting to hear how CMSD deploys journalism techniques to communicate to students, parents, the media, and the wider Cleveland community.

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Danger: Avoid Newsjacking Negative Stories

Posted by David Meerman Scott 08:03 AM on April 22, 2016

General_Mills.jpgIt’s happened again. A well-known brand has tried to piggyback off a tragedy. Yesterday, General Mills’ tribute to Prince is another example of newsjacking gone bad.

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Trump: the Real Time Marketing Master that the Pundits Dismissed

I first wrote about Donald Trump’s mastery of real-time communications back in early August 2015 with my post Donald Trump Winning the Social Networking Primaries in a Landslide.

This was way before anybody set foot in a polling booth. In my post, I shared detailed analysis on how Trump was way ahead of the other candidates in his use of real-time social media.

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NH Primary: Sales & Marketing Lessons from Attending Multiple Campaign Events

Living in the Boston area gives me an incredible window into the U.S. Presidential election. Since Boston is less than an hour’s drive from the New Hampshire border, candidates with deep pockets advertise on television here in Boston hoping to influence the first in the nation primary voters who have access to Boston TV. My hometown paper, the Boston Globe has extensive coverage of the primary race.

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Don’t Tell Me to Share

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:08 AM on December 15, 2015

Every day people email me things they want me to share on my social networks.

I get that. I’m on a bunch of lists as an “influencer” or as a journalist and it is very easy to find my contact details.

Just don't tell me to share!

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Showcase Your Experts to Generate Media Attention and Grow Business

Some of your most important assets for securing interest in the media as well as educating your buyers are the experts who work at your organization. As a part of a virtual newsroom or other appropriate place on your site and blog, highlighting your employees is a great way to generate attention.

When reporters are looking to quote someone in a story, having a name, photo, bio, and examples of content makes it much more likely they will want to conduct an interview. This is especially true when you are newsjacking.

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Hillary Clinton is Newsjacking her own Benghazi Committee Testimony

This week, Hillary Clinton and Simon & Schuster, the publisher of her 2014 memoir Hard Choices, made chapter 17 “Benghazi: Under Attack” completely free on the book’s site. All 35 pages are available with no registration required.

I find the timing of this offer fascinating because Hillary Clinton is scheduled to return to Capitol Hill tomorrow to give testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She is, of course, a candidate for President of the United States so the stakes are high for her appearance before the #BenghaziCommittee.

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Marketing and Public Relations Then and Now

The brand new 5th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing & PR released last week in the USA. It is shipping now from Amazon and other online sellers and is available on Kindle, Google play, iTunes, and other ebook formats now. Physical bookstores in the USA should have stock now and over the next weeks the book should make its way to other markets around the world.

The new release gave me a reason to revisit some of the “old rules”. But I went further to think about some of the ways that marketing and PR has changed in the decade since I started writing the first edition.

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Learning from Jack King: Visionary of Real-Time Content Marketing

Jack King passed away last week at age 84.

He was a marketing and public relations pioneer as important as Edward Bernays, David Ogilvy, Steve Jobs, and Walt Disney. 

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