When it comes to inbound marketing, honesty and transparency reign supreme. When it comes to blogger outreach, Socialmedia.biz’s Chris Abraham advises, ‘be honest and everything else will follow. No tricks. No sleight-of-hand. Just honest, reaching out with relevant material.’ Continue reading
Blogger outreach isn’t a one-time, campaign-oriented approach. Rather, it’s a relationship that lasts for years between you and each blogger. Find out why real bloggers — and real blogs — always trump the robot armies that roam the internet. Continue reading
I had breakfast with John Bell of Ogilvy a number of years ago. He didn’t see the value of investing limited budget, time and resources on the long tail when those treasures would better be used to woo the high-fliers, professionals, top-cows and A-listers. That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at our agency when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client.
The value comes from penetration, permanence, perseverance and persistence. There are only a finite number of members of every organization’s email list. Mashable and TechCrunch have a sizable but vertical (narrow) audience. Continue reading
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
]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
It’s hard to fathom now, but six years ago YouTube, free video hosting and democratic video sharing didn’t exist. Then, six years ago today, Ourmedia.org burst onto the scene and helped launch a video revolution.
The “media” part of social media has become so engrained in our culture in such a short time that it’s worth looking back at how quickly things have changed — and why it matters. ( Continue reading