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Public Relations Association of WNC: After 28 years, PRAWNC takes its final bow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, as often as not, it becomes so difficult to keep an organization going when only the same people show up and step up to the plate. Sherri did a great job the past few years at the helm, and the last year trying to keep it going (as did some others, whom are mentioned in the article).Perhaps after a bit, we’ll be able to bring back the “Best of the Mountains” award though.

Public Relations Association of WNC: After 28 years, PRAWNC takes its final bow.

 

Tip Sheet: Five Steps to Aligning Strategy With Social Media :: PR News

Excellent tips on integrating a social media plan with an overall strategy.

Often I find that the strategy is overlooked. Please let me help you in creating it! A retainer usually can cover this stage, or we can build it into the project. But, don’t skip it. Tactics and “one-offs” aren’t going to help you with your brand, if you don’t integrate the entire strategy!

 

Tip Sheet: Five Steps to Aligning Strategy With Social Media :: PR News.

18 Effective Search Engine Optimization Techniques

This is an excellent resource on tips for SEO. Most of these are quite simple using WordPress (for example, WordPress has a widget – the ALL IN ONE SEO – that allows you to do many of the tips here by utilizing that widget.

If you need help with your content, organic writing and keywords, performing some of tips and techniques, or  would just like to ‘get it done,’ please give me a call.

18 Effective Search Engine Optimization Techniques | SiteProNews: Webmaster News & Resources.

Is Social Media working for Small Biz?

Interestingly, this article exposes a recent poll that asked, “Is Social Media Working for Small Business….” and more than three quarters of the respondents didn’t feel it was expanding their business.

So, how does this fit with the constant barrage of emails, newsletters, seminars, teleseminars, discussion offers I get every day to hear all the wonders of social media? Much like a pyramid scheme, its great if you’re one of those lucky ones, out making thousands of dollars telling everyone how great social media is; if you’re one of those who ponied up $200 to hear them wax poetic about the greatness of social media, you may just find yourself $200 poorer.

I mean, forget any discussion on how this is just one quivver in the arsenal to beat people over the heads to purchase your product or service. You must now employ hundreds of people to twit, friend and link up to market everything from shampoo to pet food.

I’m all for blogging, social media and all things on-line; however, just like years ago when everyone who came through the door of an agency needs a brochure, simply blogging or facebooking or tweeting isn’t going to bring people into your door. And, if you have a great product or service, and you solve a need or provide a solution, you don’t have to beat them over the head either.

Of course, if you want to actually make people change a behavior – bottled water comes to mind – you may just had to hit them with a high-powered water hose in the face. But, that’s another issue.

Read the article here: American Advertising Federation AAF Group News | LinkedIn.

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Hired as an independent creative director and copywriter, my goal was to help to rebrand this 25+ year-old graphic and web design company.

The agency had built a strong print and point-of-purchase portfolio but was also moving into the 21st century with more website design. In addition, I had been hired to help craft an “integrated marketing” division.To achieve this, we needed to build a website that immediately reflected this new position.

In creating the positioning statement, “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Noticed.  Be Remembered,” and crafting the message, “Strategic Creativity in a Marketing Driven World” the visitor immediately learned that there was more to the company than graphic design and print.

The talented graphic and web design team, led by Jamie Stockie Jones and Michael Caron, built the visual marketing campaign around that copy with icons representing those marketing goals, and refreshed the agency’s color theme with the bold use of yellow and grey.

Working closely with them, writing the content to reflect each of the featured items as well as the biographical information, history and other essential elements.

Though some of the copy has changed in the past 10 years, the positioning and branding has remained unchanged.