February 29, 2012

The quantum method of reaching out to bloggers

by Chris Abraham

  Look for the cumulative power of the long tail My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: If you send thousands of email pitches to topically and demographically relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. The real way to do it right is … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Can PR leave behind magical thinking for science?

by Chris Abraham

Is your social media marketing campaign relying too much on magical realism and the power of positive thinking vs. metrics and hard data? While having a hypothesis is important, allowing the empirical data to realign your initial predictions is essential. Continue reading

January 11, 2012

The Long Tail strategy for AdWords works for blogger outreach

by Chris Abraham

The Long Tail Last week, I wrote about how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a … Continue reading

January 4, 2012

Become a big fish by starting in a smaller pond

by Chris Abraham

It’s always a tough question: would you rather be the smallest fish in a big pond or the biggest fish in a small pond? Would you prefer to be the ugliest pretty person or the prettiest ugly person? Would you prefer to have the lowest IQ at MIT or the highest IQ at State? This is all according to your … Continue reading

December 14, 2011

Social media success demands talent above technology

by Chris Abraham

It’s more than just technology that will elicit success. Hiring and training people based on their ability to write, and their ability to connect and engage people is key. While technology has moved things forward, human relationships are still fundamental. Continue reading

December 7, 2011

The Social Media News Release explained in detail

by Chris Abraham

After dissecting the blogger outreach pitch, we move on to the Social Media News Release (SMNR), a site we create to support all of our blogger outreach campaigns. Here we examine a sample, line-by-line. Continue reading