Social Media Case Studies

How to Treat Your Bloggers Like Rock Stars


Yesterday, I discussed the power of blogger outreach and how Char-Broil does an exemplary job with mutually beneficial connections. In order to achieve and implement these crucial relationships like Char-Broil does, it’s important to understand exactly what makes for a successful relationship with the bloggers who move your brand forward. The writer in me loves […]

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3 Steps to Building a Solid Media List


Ever land a cover story from a Twitter pitch? Newsjack breaking news from a Facebook feed? Secure a blog column on a critical e-zine website?  If not, it’s time to kick up your PR skills a notch or two. The PR industry continues to shift like Tony Stewart at a Daytona race, and it impacts EVERY area […]

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Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever


PR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Evidently, Ketchum invited a group of bloggers to a restaurant in NYC, where they would enjoy a “delicious four-course meal”, […]

Social Media Tools

Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY a simple solution for required social media disclosures

It’s been about 15 months since those crazy kids at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed their new disclosure guidelines to “protect the public” from inappropriately cozy business relationships being companies and bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and more. Since then, we’ve been expecting a steady procession of corporate marketers being led to the virtual stockade, given […]