“PR 2.0 was born through the analysis of how the Web and multimedia was redefining PR and marketing communications, while also building the toolkit to reinvent how companies communicate with influencers and directly with people. It is a chance to not only work with traditional journalists, but also engage directly with a new set of accidental influencers, and it is also our ability to talk with customers directly (through online forums, groups, communities, BBS, etc.)” - Brian Solis (from the Foreword: The Road from PR to PR 2.0 to Public Relations) PR 2.0 Defined
Getting Started with 2.0 Research When beginning a research program you need to know: The type of research necessary for a campaign (market research, competitive intelligence, audience opinion research, media research, and monitoring of communication) Whether or not the research is within budget What firm (if outsourcing) is the right partner
Research with Expert Resources Other tips from Bulldog:
When to follow up with an editor
Pitching pet peeves, quirks and editiorial topics, and “hot buttons”
The service works with a linguistic model that reads like the human brain. For example, the computer “knows” the difference between “the bat of an eye”, “a baseball bat”, or the animal. The computer can also discern the tonality of a story.
Reaching the Wired Media for Better Coverage Most journalists prefer email and they usually don’t like to receive attachments in an email. Many are afraid of viruses. Keeping a solid list of good media contacts may be the key to securing your next big feature story
Better Monitoring for PR 2.0 eWatch - has thousands of blogs that it monitors, tracks a client’s keywords and provides regularly scheduled reports of where these keywords can be found. Provides links to recent editorials/mentions in social media forums.
Interactive Newsrooms: How to Attract the Media TEKgroup International conducts an annual survey to take the pulse of what journalists expect from an online newroom Screen Shot of Accenture.com Newsroom
The Social Media News Release: An Overdue Facelift
RSS Technology:A Really Simple Tool to Broaden Your Reach Deloitte & Touche have an extensive RSS program.
Benefits of RSS:
Spam free; customers choose to receive it and you don’t have to worry about spam filters Communication tool that enables you to update, target, and control the frequency of your brand messaging Resource for companies who have lots of information to share w/ their audiences Available to companies w/ smaller budgets Means to reach customers directly and drive traffic to website Enables you to extend your branding Measurable through the use of monitoring impressions, click through rates (CTR), and Cost Per Measurement (CPM)
Video and Audio for Enhanced Web Communications Blendtec has it’s own channel on YouTube to show it’s product demonstrations. Video from YouTube of a customer testimonial on Toyotas
Social MediaImmerse Yourself and Your Brand & The Pro’s Use of PR 2.0
The Mindset of the PR 2.0 Journalist Mark Skrobola, artist and founder of Art eXposed spends at least 50% of his day social networking and using social media tools to drive consumers and artists to his online gallery Ynema Mangum, executive producer of Talk BMC at BMC Software Inc. became actively involved in Web 2.0 when her company launched its public blogging and podcasting channel called TalkBMC
Deirdre Breakenridge’sPR 2.0 New Media, New Tools, New Audience is the perfect book for PR students or for PR professionals entering the field.
Breakenridge carefully explains and details components in this books such as how to create a newsroom, how to write a SMR (Social Media Release), how to become more active in social media networking, and how to monitor a company’s audience reactions.
Breakenridge also uses an incredible amount of examples and uses easy to read language making this a great book for anyone to read.
More tips from Deirdre Breakenridge on how to create media advisories, podcasts, VOD’s, etc.
Examples on how to reach out to people via social networking sites (proper etiquette).
What do you want to learn more about?
I would recommend this book to other PR students or professionals starting out in the field. The book is easy to read and contains many examples of the things she is writing about. The book is current and taught me a lot about integrating social media with journalism. The book begins by outlining how to attract media attention, then goes into detail on how to conduct research (and provides many examples of companies you can use to conduct your research), explains the use of newsrooms, SMR’s (Social Media Release), RSS, video and audio, and then how to get into social media. Recommend?
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