Articles in 'Public Relations'

How to network like a pro

Networking can be an asset to anyone’s career, whether you’re just starting out or well established in your field. But it can also be incredibly daunting. A room full of strangers? Awkward introductions? Yikes! It can sometimes feel like a middle school dance all over again. But wait! It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m a firm believer that you attract what you put out into the world, so be confident and you’ll be able to navigate your next event like a pro. Here are some helpful tips to …

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Influencer PR: Leveraging the top minds of Twitter

For years, marketing and PR professionals have turned to Twitter to share content about their brands in hopes of reaching new customers. New blog content? Tweet it out. Releasing a new product? Let your followers know. Secured a new media mention? Share a link. The list goes on and on. While these tactics are a great starting point, the real winners are those that use Twitter and other social platforms to actively engage influencers. In a recent study, 94% of marketing professionals agreed that influencer marketing is an effective form …

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Calling all IoT experts! 5 podcasts to pitch today

Are you the Internet of Things (IoT) expert at your company? Do you have an interesting IoT use case to share? Are you itching to tell your digital twins or IT/OT convergence tales? Then look no further than IoT podcasts! Podcasts aren’t a new concept, but they are gaining in popularity for tech companies looking for more thought leadership opportunities. Last year, we shared the top five tech podcasts to add to your PR program. Now, in no particular order, we offer you the top five podcasts that will make …

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A Tech PR Pro’s Take on TechNews Versus Cision and Meltwater

I’ve been doing tech PR for more years than I care to count. During that time, I’ve used proprietary media database solutions and the platforms offered by Cision, Trendkite and, more recently, Meltwater. At our agency, teams often complain about the shortcomings of these solutions. In all honesty, no platform seems perfect, and everything often gets supplemented with Google and per-publication searches.  However, our teams have recently started using TechNews, and we’re in love…so much so that I want to take a minute to outline some of the key features …

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Billionaire buyers + newsroom innovation = ?

The 21st Century has been an interesting time for the media, particularly the newspaper business. According to Pew Research Center, the number of newspaper newsroom employees declined by 45 percent over the past decade, from about 71,000 workers in 2008 to 39,000 in 2017. At the same time, Pew found that newspaper advertising revenue declined by more than $30 billion dollars between 2006 and 2016. Despite these challenges, in recent years a number of well-known billionaires have come forward to acquire prominent publications. Most recently, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and …

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A (Social Media) Star is Born: How to Take Advantage of a Viral Moment

All companies dream of having a viral moment- after all, it can take them from relative obscurity to the national spotlight. But what happens when that viral moment is unplanned, and occurs in a matter of hours? Last week, Washington D.C.-based pizza chain &Pizza found themselves in this exact position. A CBS News crew filming in the U.S. Capitol accidentally caught an unaware Georgetown University student digging into their pizza in the background of a shot. However, instead of panicking &Pizza took the opportunity and ran with it, leveraging their …

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Fighting fake news – using traditional media to legitimize social

It may seem like a “duh” moment for most brands, but legitimizing posts is an essential element to any social media program. Given the abundance of fake news, the use of recognized traditional media outlets covering a brand posted on social media can be one of the best ways for it to appear legitimate. Case in point: Voxus client Agero. In 2016, it was developing a breakthrough analytics platform for its business customers that captured detailed driving data directly from a smartphone app. However, Agero needed a proof of concept. …

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PR lessons to help win your fantasy football league

Football season is in full swing again, and the competition is alive and well in the Voxus office as we compete in our annual fantasy football league. Who will bring home the victory and win the highly coveted bragging rights? Will it be reigning champion Jaci Hendricks or some new blood? As we look to put our colleagues to shame, we will be applying these PR lessons to win our league…and you can, too. Careful management is a necessity A PR program has many moving parts. We track everything from …

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Cybersecurity PR – a frightening and fascinating world

With Halloween just around the corner, now is as good a time as any to reflect on a subject that scares the pants off most people – cybersecurity. For the past five years, Voxus has had the pleasure of working with WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication and network intelligence. From ransomware and the dark web, to Trojans that commandeer your webcam and more, we’ve learned over the past half-decade just how vulnerable most of us are to data theft and online attacks. It …

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5 tech podcasts to pitch this month

When it comes to PR, our clients’ number one question is always: “How can we get more coverage?” While traditional outlets – magazines, newspapers, and blogs – are a great way to achieve coverage, there is an outlet that is easy to overlook: podcasts. Yes, podcasts are not a new concept. Yet, there is a staggering difference between the number of podcasts and the number of traditional outlets available. This is a market that is still developing and, as a result, podcasts are not top of mind when it comes …

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