September 28, 2011

How to pitch bloggers so they’ll post about you

by Chris Abraham

Last week I told you how not to pitch a blogger in your PR outreach, so it raises the pregnant question of what exactly should you do?

For about five years now we’ve seen an extraordinary number of clients and potential clients who have frankly been afraid of blogger outreach because of the poor practices of companies and brands that have stumbled in their attempts to engage the blogosphere. So today I wanted to walk through our process to show you how it’s done. Just how do you pitch a blogger? Continue reading

September 22, 2011

Either take your time commenting on blogs or get spamboxed

by Chris Abraham

]I must have impulse control issues. I posted the following on my corporate blog yesterday — Here’s how not to (spam) comment (spam) — because a comment spam broke by heart. The person who did it was 80% there, he just #failed where he could have maybe won me over (because my blogs don’t get a lot of comments and I am lonely and generally treat commenters — even shameless self-promoters — kindly since they’re all I have!) Continue reading

September 21, 2011

How not to treat bloggers and how not to pitch blogs

by Chris Abraham

In the five years that we’ve been reaching out to bloggers, we’ve learned just as much about how not to pitch as we’ve learned about the right ways. Avoid the lion’s share of pitching mistakes by being genuine and present in your outreach. Continue reading

September 15, 2011

Why are you so afraid of engaging bloggers?

by Chris Abraham

Tips for how your agency or firm should do outreach the right way Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers, the same way that PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. That’s what my company, Abraham-Harrison, does and lots of other companies try to do it, too. But … Continue reading

August 9, 2011

The big secret to getting people to read your blog

by Chris Abraham

Long blog post short: please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts. In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS, e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you’re new to blogging and don’t happen to be Seth … Continue reading

June 27, 2011

How to become one of the most respected companies in your industry

by David Spark

One of the most critical and popular aspects of my business, Spark Media Solutions, is live event reporting and production, where I, backed by my team, attend conferences and trade shows and report on the event from the editorial viewpoint of the client. If my client is interested in a subject that happens to be the subject of a conference, then they want to be a participant in that conversation. Continue reading