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The Key to Building a Strong Online Reputation

27 May

In today’s digital work managing your brand reputation is challenging as it goes beyond traditional advertising onto digital media.

For example one slip up on Facebook or Twitter could potentiallty bruise your business’s reputation for the long haul. This infographic below created by MDG states that 92 percent of customers trust other customers opinions posted online, however less than half of marketing communications professionals are prepared to handle a brand crisis online.

What are your thoughts about this infographic? Do you trust opinions posted online by other customers?

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Outstanding Achievement in PR and Corporate Communications 2012

14 Jan

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

Seventy winners of the 2012 Bulldog Digital/Social PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Agencies and Individuals in PR and Corporate Communications were announced today by Bulldog Reporter. Winners enter a pantheon of exemplary communications practitioners, and their campaigns will be summarized in the Bulldog Awards Digital/Social Awards Hall of Fame magazine, which is to be published in February 2013 and in Bulldog Reporter’s Daily ‘Dog online trade journal.

Winners were chosen exclusively by working journalists from hundreds of entries representing the very best strategic and tactical prowess that PR/corporate communications has to offer. Campaigns were judged by a team of working journalists, who assessed them on the basis of their ability to achieve extraordinary visibility and influence opinion, as well as on their creativity, command of media and technology, and tenacity.

This year’s Grand Prize Best Use of Digital/Social for a Digital/Social Communications Campaign of the Year was awarded to Cisco Systems for their entry titled “Cisco’s the Network”, which was awarded a Gold Digital/Social award for Best New or Redesigned Website of the Year and two Silver awards for Best Online Newsroom of the Year and Best Use of Digital in a B2B Technology Campaign.

Bulldog Reporter publishes the Daily ‘Dog online trade journal, the PR/communication industry’s largest circulation publication, and is the industry’s premier provider of professional development events and materials.

Here is a summary of the 2012 Bulldog Digital/Social PR Awards Winners:

Best Use of Digital/Social in a Communications Campaign
Grand Prize
Cisco Systems
For
Cisco’s the Network

Best Use of Digital/Social in an Arts/Culture/Entertainment Campaign
Bronze
Weber Shandwick
For
Degree Men – Masters of Movement

Best Use of Digital in a B2B Technology Campaign
Gold
Lois Paul and Partners
For
Freescale Semiconductor-Smart Mobile Device Pundits

Best Blog for an Agency/Consultancy
Gold
Havas PR
For
The Voice of Innovation Nation

Best Blog (Company/Organization)
Gold
Rain
For
Walmart Green Room

Best Blog (Company/Organization)
Bronze
Microsoft and Waggener Edstrom
For
Next at Microsoft Blog

Best Blog (Individual)
Gold
MSR Communications
For
When Your Messaging is Ahead of the Media

Best Crisis Response
Gold
American Airlines and Weber Shandwick
For
“Like This”: American Airlines Responds to Alec Baldwin

Digitally/Socially Engaged Brand of the Year
Gold
Weber Shandwick/MilkPEP
For
Breakfast Project

Digitally/Socially Engaged Brand of the Year
Silver
Airfoil
For
eBay Harnesses Social to Power Parents Pockets

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Food/Beverages/Restaurant Campaign
Gold
CRT/tanaka
For
Vibrant Rioja Social Media Campaign

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Food/Beverages/Restaurant Campaign
Silver
Zeno Group
For
Seattle’s Best Coffee Brews Up a Black Friday Deal with a Twist

Best Organizational E-Newsletter, External
Gold
Deveney Communication
For
Deveney Communiqué

Best Organizational E-Newsletter, External
Silver
Spelman College
For
Spelman Connection

Best Online Newsroom of the Year
Gold
Synaptic Digital, a Definition 6 company
For
US Dept of State Online News Room

Best Digital/Social Word of Mouth Campaign
Gold
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
For
Tweet-a-Beer: Turning virtual contacts into personal connections,
one frosty mug at a time

Best Digital/Social Word of Mouth Campaign
Bronze
Elizabeth Arden and Lippe Taylor
For
Revolutionizing Social Good: Elizabeth Arden #PinItToGiveIt

Best Use of Digital/Social for Cause/Advocacy/Corporate Social Responsibility
Silver
Deveney Communication
For
Inaugural Childhood Obesity Summity Social Media

Best Use of Digital/Social for Cause/Advocacy/Corporate Social Responsibility
Bronze
MassMutual Financial Group
For
MassMutual and Easter Seals Make the 1st 5 Count

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Consumer Technology Campaign
Gold
Sparkpr
For
Good Technology Finds Overtime Growing

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Consumer Technology Campaign
Silver
Airfoil
For
eBaby Harnesses Social to Power Parents Pockets

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Consumer Technology Campaign
Bronze
RF|Binder
For
BAND-AID brand brings bandage to life

Digital/Social Communications Campaign of the Year
Gold
M Booth
For
Women Entrepreneurs are #PoweringTomorrow

Digital/Social Communications Campaign of the Year
Silver
Backbone Media
For
Polartec Made Possible Campaign

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Health/Fitness/Medicine Campaign
Gold
Ron Sachs Communications
For
The Water Quality & Health Council’s “Healthy Pools” Campaign

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Health/Fitness/Medicine Campaign
Bronze
GE Healthcare
For
25 million and counting: how GE Healthcare used Facebook, Twitter and Weibo to help fight cancer

Best Measurement of Digital/Social Communications
Gold
Zeno Group
For
Seattle’s Best Coffee Brews Up a Black Friday Deal with a Twist

Best Measurement of Digital/Social Communications
Silver
Weber Shandwick
For
US Army Reserve Status: Engaged

Best Microsite or Specialized Website
Gold
GroundFloor Media
For
Online War Room: Securely Simulating Online Conversations and Crises

Best Microsite or Specialized Website
Silver
Union Pacific Railroad Corporate Communications
For
UP150.com

Best New or Redesigned Website of the Year
Gold
Cisco Systems
For
Cisco’s the Network

Best New or Redesigned Website of the Year
Bronze
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For
Hilton Global Media Ctr Relaunch/Redesign

Best Use of Digital/Social in a Public Affairs/Awareness Campaign
Silver
M Booth
For
Women Entrepreneurs are #PoweringTomorrow

Best Use of Digital/Social to Pitch Traditional Media
Silver
Elizabeth Arden and Lippe Taylor
For
Revolutionizing Social Good: Elizabeth Arden #PinItToGiveIt

Best Use of Digital/Social to Pitch Traditional Media
Bronze
Havas PR
For
Getting Linked to “Ellen”

Best Use of Search Engine Optimization in a Campaign
Gold
CRT/tanaka
For
Sweetening SEO for PureCanadaMaple

Best Online/Social Media Community of the Year
Silver
CRT/tanaka
For
Vibrant Rioja Social Media Campaign

Best Online/Social Media Community of the Year
Bronze
Airfoil
For
eBaby Harnesses Social to Power Parents Pockets

Best Social Network Messaging Strategy
Gold
Ogilvy Washington
For
Motivating Americans to Be One in a Million Hearts

Best Use of Digital/Social for a Travel/Hospitality Campaign
Gold
KC Convention & Visitors Assoc.
For
All-Star Game Social Media Command Center

Best Use of Video in a Digital/Social Environment
Gold
Litzky PR
For
“Call Me Maybe” Litzky Public Relations’ YouTube Recruiting Video

Best Use of Video in a Digital/Social Environment
Bronze
Weber Shandwick
For
Create New Usage: REFUEL | got chocolate milk?

SOcial Media is Going Corporate

4 Jan

How and why businesses are sharing, posting, tweeting, blogging and pinning:

94% use social media, 85% say its given their business more exposure, 58% say that social media has generated leads and loyal fans. Favorite social media tools are: Facebook at 92%, Twitter at 82%, LinkedIn at 73%, Blogs at 61%

58% of Fortune 500 companies had Facebook pages in 2011. 62% of Fortune 500 companies have Twitter accounts.

Social Media Going Corporate

PR News SEO Workshop

21 Dec

Become the SEO Expert at Your Organization!
Join PR News for this interactive, pre-conference workshop!

Register Now for PR News SEO Workshop

The Pre-Conference Workshop on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, is from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with PR News’ Digital PR Summit the day after on February 27, 2013. Both events will be held at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, which is directly next to the Westin San Francisco.

Bonuses for Attending:

 SEO Checklist
 Certificate of Attendance
 Attendee Workbook
 Attendee-Only Access to Presentations

The workshop is limited to 25 participants in order to create an interactive experience with personalized attention.

 

Bring your team to this must-attend media relations workshop.  You’ll leave this workshop with the skills to lift your messages to the top of search results and be the SEO expert for your organization.

As the idea of brands publishing content gains more prominence, the need to understand how search engines rank content has become an essential PR skill. Join PR News’ workshop, led by PR and SEO expert Sally Falkow of Meritus Media, to learn the latest tactics to ensure that your content is indexed properly and ranked well. Learn how to optimize all your content—including Web sites, press releases, blogs, social media content, images and video—and develop habits that keep your messages at the top of search results.

This workshop will provide you with strategies to find and use the keywords and phrases people use to search for news and information about your brand and industry on the Web. Discover the right way to optimize your organization’s Facebook page and YouTube videos for search; manage brand reputation by moving negative coverage further down search results; and how to measure the results of your efforts for senior management.

Google can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Where you show up in Google results determines how—or if—your messages are being heard. Google continues to change and update its algorithm and, with recent changes to semantic search, your website and online newsroom’s page rank and visits to your site could be affected in more ways than you realize.

At this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how to:
  • Research target keywords to gain better visibility and increase brand exposure on search engines
  • Understand the difference between Web search and news search
  • Create shareable press release headlines and content
  • Optimize PR content for the media to increase placements
  • Use linking techniques to boost traffic and visibility on search engines
  • Optimize all PR content, including Web site copy, newsletters, blogs, press releases, video and still images
  • Increase views on your news content by adding visuals
  • Apply SEO tactics to your social media content
  • Drive inbound traffic to your Web site
  • Optimize online pressrooms for search
  • Master URL structure and place your online newsroom and other Web pages at the top of Google’s searches
  • Monitor online conversations to manage brand reputation and push negative search results off Google’s front page
  • Track SEO’s effects and measure its results to prove its value
Workshop Trainer:
Sally Falkow
Social Media Strategist, Meritus Media
@sallyfalkow
Sally Falkow is the author of The Future of PR: How PR Can Seize the Social Media Challenge. She was named PR Trainer of the Year for 2009 by PR News for her Social Media Strategy Bootcamp classes. In 2008 and 2009 Sally trained more than 300 agency and corporate PR people on how to plan and implement an effective social media program.A veteran of the PR industry, Sally has translated her extensive experience in marketing, PR and communication to the Internet. Her main interest is in the shift in media consumption and how the Internet and technology is affecting the practice of PR. She was one of the first PR practitioners to use SEO for press releases and other news content.She is certified as an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner by the Public Relations Society of America and is a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member of the Society for New Communication Research.
Who Should Attend ?

If you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas, you should attend this workshop:

  • Community Relations
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Crisis Management
  • Digital Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Philanthropy
  • PR Firms
  • Public Relations
  • Public Affairs
  • Research
  • Social Media

Register for PR News SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop NOW!

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