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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

Earning media coverage without news releases

Don’t impede your potential results by requiring a monthly quantity of press releases from your PR firm

Did you know that you can earn great media coverage for your company without writing a press release? In fact, as a PR firm working with national clients, some of Axia Public Relations’ best earned media coverage came without ever writing a news release. Instead, we pitched existing contacts by phone – contacts with whom we’d established trusted relationships.

 

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, News Release, Press Release, Earned media

2 approaches to make sure your communication is bias-free and ethical

Apply these methods to your PR and marketing materials

When you hire a public relations firm, you trust its members to make ethical decisions and use best practices in all stages of communication with your audiences. Persuasive communication methods work to change your audience’s awareness, attitude, or behavior. When working to persuade someone, whether it’s to attend, purchase, visit, follow, or donate, apply the T.A.R.E.S. test or the duty-based method to ensure ethical best practices. Read our post “3 golden rules of PR in 2018” to dive deeper into which ethical standards are trending this year.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Ethics, Earned media

Why billing by the hour (and by the word) might be unethical

Our PR agency bills based on value and scope. We don’t recommend billing or paying by the word or by the hour.

 

Many professional services firms – including some great law firms, accounting firms, engineering firms, architecture firms, and public relations firms – bill hourly. Our firm is somewhat of an anomaly, as we don’t bill hourly.

 

In fact, with all due respect to our professional service colleagues who do, we have personal and corporate ethical issues with hourly billing. And we are not alone in this opinion. While you might not share our belief, we’ll explain in this blog post our ethical concerns, why brevity is key, and why results ultimately matter more.

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Topics: Investment, Earned media

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