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Why you should call reporters before sending a news release

How many emails do you delete without opening on a regular basis? Take that number and quadruple it, and you might be near the number of unopened emails a reporter deletes each day. Journalists are inundated with pitch emails. Your company needs to stand out among the multitude of pitches in order to gain a reporter’s attention. If your PR firm is only pitching via email, it probably isn’t earning all the media coverage it can on your company’s behalf.

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Topics: PR Tips, News Release, Earned media

Prepare your company for a crisis today

20 crises Axia Public Relations managed for clients that your company needs to plan for


In today’s day and age, it’s a matter of when, not if, a crisis will happen to your company. When you’re unprepared for a crisis, you’re jeopardizing your company, your employees, your shareholders, your reputation, and your future.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, Earned media

3 reasons why a social media plan is necessary

With all the fuss about engaging content, companies look to communications professionals for guidance as to how they can use content to advance brand awareness, image, and public perception. Even though a handful of YouTube sensations earn unexpected and almost accidental viral success, effective, long-term social marketing requires planning and forethought.

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Topics: Social Media, Shared Media

Why your company needs inbound marketing web design

If your web design company has never heard of inbound marketing, it might be time to find a new one

Since HubSpot’s creation of inbound marketing in 2005, the approach has grown immensely in popularity as an effective way to increase your customer base. Inbound marketing focuses on attracting customers through relevant and helpful content and adding value at every stage in the buyer’s journey. Although the primary purpose of an inbound marketing website is to nurture leads, it also uses technology to maintain a digital presence on the web and strategies that encourage potential customers by creating content they prefer to use.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Website, Design & Development, Owned media

Understanding PR outputs, outtakes, outcomes, and impacts

Public relations, like anything else, has its own vocabulary. When you’re working with your PR team to plan a successful campaign, it helps to know the meaning of terms that PR professionals use. The terms outputs, outtakes, outcomes, and impacts are important elements of a PR campaign that you should know.

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Topics: PR measurement, PR evaluation, Earned media

Understanding PR inputs and activities

When designing a public relations plan for your company, Axia Public Relations starts with your goals and objectives. Then, we break them down further into inputs and activities. This is the first part of creating an effective PR program for you. We’ve created a scenario around Twidget, a fictional company, to illustrate how this process works and to help you understand what we mean by inputs and activities.

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Topics: PR measurement, PR evaluation, Earned media

15 insider tips for earning media coverage for your company

As public relations experts, we regularly secure earned media coverage for our clients at major news outlets. If you’re struggling to earn coverage for your company, use these insider tips to help you improve your media relationships and increase your earned coverage.

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Topics: Media Relations, earned media coverage, ESO, Earned media

Add Google Pixel Retargeting to your website

What’s Google Pixel Retargeting?

Google Analytics is a free analytics service that helps you measure your company’s advertising ROI as well as track video and social networking sites and applications. Google Pixel Retargeting is really a Google Analytics tracking code snippet placed on your website that enables you to track the visitors to your site and generate reports that help you with your marketing.

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Topics: Social Media, ESO, Shared Media

The 2%: You’re talking to yourself and why no one likes your social media posts

Many industry analysts agree that organic reach for company Facebook Pages is now as low as 2%, and some speculate it’s even lower (without sponsoring those posts). You must pay to play.

If you aren’t boosting your company’s social media posts, you’re just talking to yourself. You’re barely reaching your target audience and your social media engagement is low. It’s challenging to increase social reach and engagement, and ever-changing algorithms make it more so.

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Topics: Social Media, Investment, PESO, Shared Media

3 tips to improve your content marketing

Companies today are investing more energy and time on content creation and delivery. The volume of information flung at people daily can be staggering, if not paralyzing. Social media platforms continue to hone algorithms to deliver desired content, while attempting to box out the noise. For some companies, this is an obstacle. For others, an opportunity.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Online Public Relations, Shared Media

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