PR/marketing girl for #BucksCounty tourism. #GetGutsy blogger. Freelance writing/PR. Features editor for @muckrack. Proud @templeuniv alum. Runner/newbie yogi.
@corinamanea Thanks so much, Corina!
Love using DropBox! It has seriously changed the way I do media relations on a day-to-day basis. And absolutely you're right- you need to know how the person prefers to be communicated with before approaching them.
I always try to stay human in my pitching efforts too...as a blogger, I get tons of bad pitches, so I try to learn what NOT to do from them :)
2 months ago on Three Simple Ways to Take PR 101 Tips to the Next Level
@ginidietrich @jesslaw @LauraPetrolino Do you ever *really* graduate in PR? :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Three Simple Ways to Take PR 101 Tips to the Next Level
@photo chris Exactly! I'm not sure what it is that makes PR pros use this approach (not enough time to research, pressure to get results?) but it's definitely not good. I think it's better to land 1-2 quality hits from a publication I've researched than attempting to hit 100 with one poorly crafted email.
@photo chris Yay! Glad you liked that one. It has been such an effective strategy since I've started using it!
@Eleanor Pierce Thank you so much, Eleanor! I only started implementing that DropBox tip at the beginning of 2014 and it has made SUCH a big difference. I think it has lead to coverage I might have otherwise not received as easily, simply because everything the journalist needed was right at their fingertips, no questions asked.
@ClayMorgan Thank you, Clay! I love to hear that!
@LauraPetrolino @SuziC So true! :)
@SuziC Hi Suzi! I love using DropBox as well! Definitely like an electronic media kit.
I really like the idea of including a document that tops the folder! I generally do that in the email I send with the link, but this is a great idea in case someone doesn't read the email, but wants to view the contents of the folder.
YES- absolutely give photos meaningful names. I'm a fan of putting the name of the business underscore proper photo credit.
Hmmm, I personally don't like including a watermarked logo or credit ON the photo. I feel it takes away from the actual image. I'm always very sure to ask for photo credit on behalf of the photographers my company uses, but understand that some publications/outlets don't always credit properly or at all. All the photos I send to the media are for editorial use, so while I'd PREFER our photographers get proper credit, sometimes it doesn't happen, depending on the media outlet and their preferences.
@JoshuaJLight Great point! I love using Google Drive for collaborative projects, but hadn't thought of using it for this same purpose (probably because my Google account is associated with my personal email, not my work account). Another great alternative though! Thanks for sharing!
@LauraPetrolino Oh! Fun idea, Laura! I love it! Gotta keep brainstorming some more hacks!
@ginidietrich Good point, Gini! No matter how many times I hear the tips, you're absolutely right that I still get terrible/off-topic pitches for my blog, so perhaps they are more needed than I originally thought!
I love this idea! Hmm, I'll have to do some brainstorming about taking it to the next level, but I'd definitely love to contribute another piece along these same lines. Time to get thinking :)
@biggreenpen Such a smart and simple tip! We're all in such a rush these days that sometimes proofreading doesn't happen as often (or as carefully) as it should.
Thanks so much for including me here! What an awesome list of people!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Meet + Tweet: 18 PR Pros to Follow
Thanks so much for including my work/life balance post! So many other awesome posts to check out here.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Weekly Cocktail: Week of June 23
Thanks SO much for including my post in here! I just clicked on almost all the links. Lots of reading to do :)
7 months, 1 week ago on The Weekly Cocktail: Week of March 10th
Huge congratulations, Mike! I can't wait to hear more about this awesome opportunity.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on My Next Step: Edelman Digital
@arikhanson Unfortunately, no, but I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the conference! :)
1 year ago on What does the week of an solo PR counselor look like?
Hi Arik! I really enjoyed reading this post and getting a better understanding of what your day looks like as a solo PR pro- very cool. I don't work from home too often, but when I do, I really enjoy the flexibility that comes with starting work during when I'd normally be commuting and taking a mid-day gym break.
Will you be at the PRSA International Conference in Philly this month? If so, I'd love to meet in person!
The site redesign looks great! :) Looking forward to continuing to read!
1 year, 5 months ago on How to Choose Social Media Tools
I began using Feedly last night and so far, I like it. As you mentioned, it is a seamless transition (although right now, it connects directly to your Google Reader, so I'm not sure how that will change when Reader officially goes away). It will definitely take some getting used to, but I'm already a fan of the social sharing buttons directly within each post in Feedly.
1 year, 7 months ago on RIP Google Reader: There are Other Options for You
@ginidietrich Thanks for your great comment, Gini! I'm so glad we were able to help you think about Pinterest in a new way. We've had a lot of fun sharing news articles and clips on our board. It's another great way to show off your work and hard-earned media placements and get it in front of a new audience who may not follow you on other social networks. Thanks so much for allowing us to guest post today!
2 years, 6 months ago on Three Little-Known Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business
Great giveaway! I'm so glad I found your blog through Jenny Blake's tweet about this!
I'd love to win the book THE NOW REVOLUTION...I've recently started reading Amber's blog and I am loving it so far. I love that this book helps social media users and business owners take their efforts to the next level. I already use social media to promote my blog and would love more advice from these fantastic authors.
3 years, 2 months ago on The Big Business Book Giveaway Cos They Don't Fit In My Suitcase
Hi all! Jessica Lawlor...PR student and PRSSA chapter president at Temple University.
4 years, 10 months ago on #journchat (journchat) on Twitter