June 27, 2012

Blogger outreach is earned media not paid, right?

by Chris Abraham

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition — and my assumption — has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken.

My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. “Earned media (or free media) refers to favorable publicity gained through promotional efforts other than advertising, as opposed to paid media, which refers to publicity gained through advertising. Continue reading

June 12, 2012

Don’t roll your eyes at social media influencers

by Chris Abraham

Insincerity doesn’t work in PR, sales, marketing & online media. Social media online influencers may not know the lingua franca of a trained communications professional, but they sure can spot the eye roll of condescension and contempt from a mile away. Socialmedia.biz’s Chris Abraham explains. Continue reading

June 6, 2012

Why you, too, should be social media slutty

by Chris Abraham

If you call yourself a social media marketer and you’re not completely promiscuous about it, you’re not serving yourself, your boss, or your clients. If you’re not constantly downloading new apps or registering for every single new social network, you’re slacking. If you don’t endlessly click YES when it asks you if you want to search for or invite your friends, you’re derelict in your duties. Continue reading