Digital PR brain for hire - public relations, content marketing. social media & SEO consultant. Author. Feisty word nerd. #PRprochat founder.
I blog about digital public relations at rockthestatusquo.com.
Do you think agencies should include creative ideas in their new business proposals? I absolutely do. It sends my close percentage sky-high, offsetting the risk of them stealing the ideas. I do make sure to include a statement that all creative ideas are my intellectual property and may not be used without compensation.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Can Product Review YouTuber’s Become Brand Ambassadors?
Anybody interested in joining my secret little Facebook group for my upcoming book, Above The Noise? You'll get to help create and contribute to the book, have some great conversations and learn a new thing or two along the way... If you do, friend me on Facebook and like the invitation post so I know you want in!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Carrie Morgan
@Eli Banks1222 I'm sick of monthly fees with social media stuff and WordPress plug-ins! They really add up fast.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on My Alternative to the Suddenly Expensive iStockPhoto.com
@Eli Banks1222 They do have an annual $99 for 99 images deal; I think that's what I did. I also use depositphotos.com with pay-as-you-go credits - http://depositphotos.com/subscribe.html. Both have some great stuff.
@KateNolan Here's another one for your TBR list - How The World Sees You. It's next on my pile!! http://amzn.to/1xbd7Bc
Hmmm. Miss Smarty Pants @ginidietrich has accused me of SCREWING UP the inquisition. What did I do wrong!?!!
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Ditto, it's ridiculous sometimes, isn't it?
@Corina Manea LOL - hi, Corina! Wishing I had pix of my more spectacular jump crashes! Now those would be hilarious to share!
@KateNolan WAIT - I get cupcakes?!!!!!
@jasonkonopinski @Digital_DRK @ginidietrich @belllindsay Well, that wasn't as hard as I expected. ROFL
@Eleanor Pierce @Digital_DRK @CarrieMorgan Hey, don't knock post-it notes - they can be VERY useful!!! I'd take a crown of them, as long as there are cool drawings. Can you draw? I can't.
It's very difficult being an empty nester!! Some parents do the happy dance thing, but since I've been a single parent for FOREVER it just makes my house feel empty!! Time to start dating .Anyone have tips on dating without attracting every jerk on the planet?
@Digital_DRK @CarrieMorgan @ginidietrich @belllindsay Oh, that pun wasn't expected at all.... HA!!
@Eleanor Pierce Ethics should never be an issue at agencies! Poop on them!!!
@Digital_DRK @Eleanor Pierce @CarrieMorgan I can picture you with that tiara! It works! Do you partner it with the red high heels? Which dress?
@biggreenpen Thank you!
@jasonkonopinski Good morning, Jason!
@Digital_DRK @ginidietrich Hey, even an ass can wear a crown occasionally. No offense taken! LOL
@Digital_DRK @ginidietrich @belllindsay Are you saying I'm an ass? ROFL Oh, I'm sure I have my moments!!
@belllindsay Did you ever do Pony Club? Out of all the fun horse stuff I did - riding in parades and fairs, ,western, jumping, teaching, 4H, the list goes on and on - that was my favorite. Little girls on ponies is just THE BEST THING EVER.
@jasonkonopinski @belllindsay Now, Jason, that's just sad. It's not everybody!!! #thinkpositive
@annelizhannan RIght? Come on, Santa!! What's your dream, Anneliz?
@Digital_DRK I can't believe it's an anniversary - craziness!! Thanks for the warm welcome. =)
@Eleanor Pierce I want a crown!!! Will someone make me a crown?
Good morning, everybody!!! Gini, I adore you. Thanks for making me laugh this morning. =)
@jenpicard There's not much cuter than fuzzy little cat paws swiping under a door.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hey, Influencer, Will You Help Me Do These 10,000 Things?
@jenpicard Thumbs up for us crazy cat ladies, right?
Yesterday, a friend was telling me about a local Phoenix woman who actually had a separate BUILDING made for her cats... thirty of them! All rescues, and the building included tunnels in the ceilings.
It makes me not feel so bad about having three cats - that's nothing! LOL
Thanks for your comment. =)
@Cbuddee Glad it helped!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on For Uber Efficient PR Pros Only: The Editorial Calendar Scour on Steroids
Love this post! One of the big challenges with lurkers from the content creator or chat moderator perspective is how difficult they are to quantify and track - when clients want measured results and lurkers are such a critical part of their audience, how do you measure that piece of your audience? It's not like you can just add 90% to everything... #wishfulthinking
2 months ago on 5 Laws of Lurking #lurkerchat
@Frederik Vincx @CarrieMorgan Total views haven't changed appreciably on my SlideShare uploads, but it did help total views on my LI profile.
3 months ago on The Uber-Awesome, Not-So-Secret Weapon For Making Your CEO More Visible
@Frederik Vincx Did you notice that you can share SlideShare on LinkedIn now, too, and that it stays part of your profile? I'm liking that change! It helps grow reach on each presentation or video you have on SS.
@Frederik Vincx Good point, Frederik! I totally forgot to put that in. That's what happens when you write a post late at night, I guess. LOL If you don't see that pencil icon, be patient. They began rolling the feature out to all members in August, so you should have it soon!
@kikimojo That's fantastic - thank you!
3 months, 1 week ago on Social Media Cheat Sheet for Image Sizes
@PRjeff Thanks for leaving a comment, Jeff!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Create an Online Newsroom That Journalists Love
@Art of Breaking Out You're welcome - thanks for leaving a comment. =)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on My Alternative to the Suddenly Expensive iStockPhoto.com
Great post, Amy! I get that request ALL THE TIME - and it's usually entrepreneurs with no marketing budget or those in networking groups like BNI that have to do a set number of intros every month. They are sometimes so focused on intros that finding actual connections that are useful flies out the window!
I have learned to be very careful about accepting these, getting more detail before I agree and screening out the time wasters.
If it's a referral from a friend or client, though, I always fit them in.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Brain-Picking
@KarenD.Swim Very true! Although many journalists don't distinguish between the two when they complain, right? They lump us all together.
Plus, how journalists receive a pitch is VERY different than how a blogger reacts.
Thanks for your comment!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rock The Pitch #7: </br>The Anti-Facepalm Formula
Whoot - tell it, sista!
5 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride
@DavidFrerker Thank you so much, David! I really appreciate the warm fuzzy comment and am glad to help. =)
5 months, 1 week ago on Pitching For New PR Pros: The Magic Is In Understanding Who, Not Just How
@ginidietrich @CarrieMorgan Absolutely! What was your first thought in response to the Edelman piece?
5 months, 1 week ago on Newsjacking Gone Wrong: Four Simple Rules to Heed
Great point, Clay! Many companies respond to a negative review out of emotion, adding fuel to the fire, instead of putting out the flames. Even if you are dealing with a client that simply can't be pleased, responding with an attitude of making things right in a reasonably transparent manner reflects well on a company.
5 months, 1 week ago on Bad Reviews: A Crisis or a Blessing?
I completely agree that people went too far with newsjacking the Robin Williams story - I was compelled to write about it too, once I read the Edelman post. I also included a pitch sent to Amy Vernon that was making its way around the community with a very, VERY lame tie-in.
Sometimes, I wish people would act with more sensitivity and taste!
@Michelle Vroom Very true! Marketing to new (and existing) members really helps them get full value out of membership. Social media would be the ideal platform to do that, IMO. Thanks for your comment!
5 months, 1 week ago on Five Digital Tactics That Would Bring Fresh Life To PRSA
@AmyVernon @DavidBarton Some excellent points, agreed, and I also like to play the devil's advocate. I think we both are, just on different sides of the fence. It's an interesting conversation, isn't it?
If the tone had been different, without using the flippant "seize the day" headline tied to benefiting from something horrific and so clearly click bait with hopes of landing new business, it would not have been a noteworthy post.
I also absolutely agree that their post reinforces the idea that PR professionals are idiotic with dubious morals who will do anything to land a story. There are all levels of inexperience and incompetence in any profession. PR is no different - it just happens to be more visible since we work directly with media, who are sometimes only to gleeful to write about it.
That being said, I stand by my position that it was a tasteless, poorly timed post. I appreciate your comments very much, David and Amy!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Newsjacking Tragedy
@KristelCuenta1 Great points, Kristel - thanks for your comment!
I totally agree there was nothing clever about it. Tasteless posts and pitches like that fuel the badmouthing about PR pros that goes on. I wish more people would think through their actions from other people's perspective.
I expanded on this a bit more on LinkedIn - ow.ly/AfrVS
5 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Create an Online Newsroom That Journalists Love
@corinamanea I can just picture that pile of new notebooks toppling over! It'd make a great tattoo. LOL
5 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Capture Blog Post Ideas
I'd do nothing but write!
@AnneReuss I like to email myself, too. I do it with hyperlinks to revisit later, too. =D
@ginidietrich @CarrieMorgan Meeeeee, too. (said with emphasis)