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5,000 ways to celebrate now that you’ve made it onto the Inc. 5000 list

Promote your company and its accomplishments


Congratulations on making it to the Inc. 5000 list! Whether your company is No. 1 or No. 5,000, it’s a tremendous honor to receive, and it’s time to spread the word of your company’s achievement. So, where should you start? There are thousands of ways for you to share with employees, customers, and the public that your hard work has paid off. OK, so we may not have 5,000 ideas. However, we do have 25 ways for your company to celebrate, in addition to our original 16 ways to promote your Inc. 5000 honor. Feel free to substitute the number 5,000 with your exact ranking number on the list.

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Topics: PR Tips, Awards, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

What makes a website useful and accessible?

How to turn website visitors into customers

Building, developing, designing, or redesigning a website is a large project for anyone to pursue. There’s much to consider when creating your site, aside from color schemes and placement. Content is what brings your website to life, enabling you to create and share your company’s story the way you want to tell it.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Website, Owned media

What is owned media?

Owned media describes channels you control. It’s the content you create for your website and blog as well as e-books, white papers, presentations, etc. You fully control the content and its distribution. (If you can add, edit, or delete the content, you probably own it.)

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Topics: Owned media

The social media news desk: The big earned media opportunity your PR is missing

Traditional public relations isn’t working anymore. Fewer Americans rely on TV news, while nearly half of all U.S. adults get their news from Facebook, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center. PR professionals must adapt to the ever-changing social and digital age. Here’s the opportunity most PR pros and their PR agencies are missing: the social media news desk.

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Topics: Pitch, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

Turn your earned media pitches into shared and owned media content to get more visibility

3 tools we recommend to create the content you’ll use to pitch

Most news outlets have a social media or digital desk, and they’re always looking for great content to publish. Turn a news release into a short video or infographic – or grab the reporter’s attention with a corresponding GIF. News outlets are more likely to publish high-quality content on their social media platforms, and the results are often even greater than TV or newspaper (earned media) coverage. Think about it: Social media coverage has the potential of reaching thousands and even millions of people. Your local TV station’s 6 p.m. segment might not.

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Topics: PR Tips, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

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: Blog, Owned media

6 tips for writing a great headline

Learn how to write headlines that will attract more readers

“Titles are what sell the content.” – HubSpot

What makes you want to read an article? A title that catches your attention, right? Apply that same approach to writing your headlines. Below are tips to help you attract more readers and, in time, gain more customers through better headlines.

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Topics: SEO, PR Tips, Earned media, Owned 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

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

Worried about your content game?

5 tips to up the ante in 2018

We anticipate that 2018 will be the year of content. Video, blog posts, webinars, e-guides, white papers and other forms of content will take center stage. People consume content in various forms daily and whittle away that which doesn’t resonate or help them.

How, then, can companies properly plan their content strategies to successfully appeal to audiences when social media platforms regularly evolve, mobility is at an all-time high and it feels challenging simply to keep up?

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Owned media

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