This is the third post of a three-part series. What can I say? I love Twitter. If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, you know that I’ve found a way leverage Twitter for a number of professional purposes. From researching outlets and reporters to keeping up with the latest news, Twitter is an essential tool in a PR pro’s toolbox. Here are a few more ways to use Twitter for public relations (and one slightly less productive way). Twitter Lists My colleague Ashley Shuler wrote a whole blog post about the underused social media feature of [...]
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One of the most underused social media features by our industry are Twitter lists. Many public relations professionals either don’t know the feature is available or don’t know how it works. Before discussing the best uses for Twitter lists, let’s first touch on etiquette and how to use them. When creating a new list, the platform will prompt you to name it, give it a description and set its privacy to be public or private. A public list can be viewed by other Twitter users and followed by them as well, whereas private lists are viewable by only you. Keep this [...]
When people think of public relations, they often think of the glamorous Samantha Jones-type in “Sex in the City” – but it’s usually much more mundane than that. Don’t get me wrong, we do chat with media on a daily basis, oversee some pretty cool events and travel a lot, but more often than not we are buried deep in research. What are we researching, you ask? Usually searching for the best contacts and audiences for the next client outreach campaign.While it can be daunting to think about, stepping outside of the box to research a target audience can bring in [...]
This is the second of a three-part series.As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, Twitter is a great place for PR pros to make connections, brag about themselves, and get inspired. However, “getting inspired” can often turn into “research” or vice versa. We’ve all opened Twitter to do something, closed it twenty minutes and too many hashtags later and thought, Wait, why did I open Twitter in the first place? Today we’re going to dive deeper into this aspect of the platform so the next time you get sucked into memes, you can also claim to be working at [...]