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 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 31, 2011

Twitter success demands both top influencers and everyone else

by Chris Abraham

Many people are keeping their circles of influencers small, believing it is better to invest limited time and resources on the most influential. Find out why a wider and more open-minded audience has more positive effects than we can realize. Continue reading

August 24, 2011

Build Twitter followers using the theory of everyone

by Chris Abraham

Look to the Long Tail to recruit brand ambassadors Well, as regular readers of this blog know, I am a Cluetrainian. This means I put more trust in the value and impact of the online influencer long tail than I do in the impact of the couple of dozen top influencers that most social media consultants and digital PR teams … Continue reading

June 16, 2011

Latinos, education & tech entrepreneurship

by JD Lasica

How do you overcome the obstacles you face as a Latino in the fields of technology, math, science and engineering?

Step one, says Jennifer Arguello — one of the panelists at last weekend’s Latino 2 conference in Mountain View, Calif. — is to find kinship with people who face the same realities, to compare experiences and to ultimately find the path forward. Continue reading

February 8, 2011

Warning signs that your company will become the next Enron

by David Spark

When a company is sinking, everyone knows, and everyone gets scared. They look to others for support and start agreeing with each other’s concerns. Look at company email behavior and you’ll see the problem. Continue reading