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3 often-overlooked reasons to blog

Why your company needs content every week

It’s a well-known fact that blogging is the key to a successful content marketing strategy. Blogging has become a great way for companies to improve their search engine optimization, get their message out, and establish themselves as an authority in their industry.

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Topics: Owned media, Blog

How can your company keep its blog full of fresh content?

5 ways to enhance your blog

Most companies start a blog with good intentions to reach more people. Too often though, the content starts to dwindle and may even cease altogether. Here are five ways to help keep your company’s blog full of fresh content.

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Topics: Blog, Owned media

7 ways HubSpot makes blogging easier to manage

A few years ago, Axia Public Relations made the transition to HubSpot, a developer of inbound marketing software products, and we’ve been tremendously pleased with the results. One of the biggest reasons our team enjoys HubSpot so much? It gives us the ability to manage all our clients’ blogs as well as make updates to various website pages. We like HubSpot’s blog functionality and manageability so much that we think you should start using it too! We listed our top seven reasons we love HubSpot below so you can see why we’re hooked!

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Blog, Online Public Relations, Owned media

Beautiful blogging: 5 ways to build a more engaging blog

Use creative content to reach your audience

With search engines placing more emphasis on valuable content, a once-static website can now become a more dynamic calling card for any company. An optimal way to keep your website fresh is to create and maintain a well-crafted blog to attract new visitors and further build relationships with those who have visited previously. With greater focus on inbound marketing, companies are ditching aggressive sales and marketing approaches of yesteryear and replacing them with conscientious, thoughtful and strategic engagement to assert differentiation.

Blogs are evolving to incorporate useful and creative content in the form of videos and hyper-localized content. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you consider your blogging efforts.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Blog, Online Public Relations

Making the content connection: 3 tips for attracting customers using content

Public relations and marketing are communications practices deeply entrenched in relevant content. While one discipline uses tools such as news releases and positioning statements, the other leverages glossy, image-rich brochures and catchy taglines. What continues to be elusive to some companies is the magical element of “content connection.” Content connection is the process of creating engaging, relevant content audiences crave that pushes them to a call to action, such as to like, share, review or buy. The first step in making the connection is to attract people to your business – to let them know you exist, what you do, what you stand for and what you can offer. How can your company begin to attract more customers?

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Topics: Featured, Blog, Public Relations, Social Media

4 golden rules for working with bloggers

How to maximize your partnerships with bloggers

Bloggers are the moving force of marketing. They spread the word about your brand and increase your traffic and leads. Long-term partnerships with bloggers will help you grow your business. How do you work with bloggers? What are the steps for success?

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Blog, Online Public Relations

Inbound marketing: Use blogging to attract customers

Effective marketing tools that educate and inform your prospects

Your phone rings just as you’re heading to lunch. Your automatic reaction is to answer it. Ten minutes later, you’re finally hanging up the phone feeling frustrated and hungry as a result of the unsolicited call. You might wonder if there’s a better way for your company to reach prospects without angering them. Luckily, there is!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Online Public Relations, Blog, Public Relations

Why should my company care about blogging?

4 reasons you should use this critical PR tool

Research shows there are more than 150 million blogs in the world. Does your company have one of them? More importantly, should you really care?

Even when they do blog, some companies treat their blogs like many people treat a new car: exciting at first, but over time, they stop taking care of it. Once you understand the true benefits of blogging for your company, you’ll realize that you really can’t do without it.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Social Media, Blog

4 common blogging mistakes

Learn PR techniques to get the most out of your company blog 

You spend a great amount of staff time and energy focusing on your company blog. Are your blogs getting the results you expected? Skillful blogging helps drive traffic to your website, convert leads and establish authority. Unfortunately, too many companies get it wrong, missing out on the advantages of this invaluable tool in the process. Read on to learn the most common mistakes companies make with their blogs and how you can use public relations tools and techniques to ensure that you are making the best use of yours.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Blog, Content Management

Who has time to read blogs anyway?

Why blogging is worth it for your company

Creating blog content takes time. First, you must create a plan for content. Then, you have to research and write the content. After that, you need to research or create images to accompany your content. Finally, you should promote the content via social media. When thinking about all of the steps needed for great blog content, it may be tempting to put your blog on the back burner. After all, your prospective readers are likely as busy as you are. So if you’re questioning who has time to read blogs, consider the power of SEO and people who are searching for content from trusted experts.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Blog, Content Management

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