Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Media Bullseye Roundtable joins the FIR Podcast Network

Media Bullseye RoundtableWe here at the FIR Podcast Network are excited to announce the latest addition to our lineup of shows: the Media Bullseye Roundtable.

Longtime listeners may remember the Roundtable, which we referenced frequently on The Hobson & Holtz Report. Each week, the show’s host joined a guest co-host to discuss three communication-related stories from the previous week. Guest hosts included thought leaders like Doug Haslam and Bryan Person.

Chip GriffinThe Roundtable—produced by longtime FIR sponsor CustomScoop—was suspended a couple years back for various reasons, but CustomScoop CEO Chip Griffin has revived it. The first shows of the reborn podcast have included Sarah Santucci of SMS strategies talking about PR spam, social media advertising, and oversight of marketing activities; and Doug Haslam digging into PR data, metrics, and audiences. The first new episode found Chip reunited with former CustomScoop executive Jen Phillips.

Beginning with the episode planned for next Tuesday, July 15, the Roundtable will become part of the FIR Podcast Network. You’ll be able to get it through our “Everything” feed (which delivers every FIR Podcast Network episode to you) or through a dedicated feed just for the Roundtable. It’ll also be available through all the various podcast directories, including iTunes.

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Chip and the Roundtable to the FIR Podcast Network!

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Monday, July 07, 2014

FIR Presents Inside PR 376: A Native Advertising No-No and Panda Preys on News Release Sites

FIR Presents Inside PRIn this episode of Inside PR, Martin Waxman and Joseph Thornley discuss two news-related topics: one newspaper’s reported intent to assign staff reporters to create native advertising; and the impact of Google’s Panda 4.0 algorithm changes on news release sites.

Reporters required to write native advertisements?

First, we give a shout out to Jesse Brown‘s Canada land podcast. In a recent episode, Jesse interviewed Giga Om’s Mathew Ingram about an apparent move by Toronto’s Globe and Mail to require regular reporters to make themselves available to write native advertisements. If you care about the state of journalism, the Canada land podcast is a must-listen.

Panda 4.0 preys on news release sites

Google has never really been happy with the news release and news release services. For some time, Google has advised content creators to put no follow tags in the links in their news releases. They view this as a paid link, not an organic link, and do not want authority to transfer via such paid links. It appears Google decided that voluntary action was not sufficient. Shortly after its Panda 4.0 algorithm changes were implemented, news release sites such as PRWeb, PR Newswire and Business Wire experienced a significant sharp decrease in the traffic they received via search engines.

How are you adjusting your promotion programs to compensate for Google’s moves on the news release sites?

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Thank you to the people behind Inside PR: Our theme music was created by Damon de Szegheo; Roger Dey is our announcer. Inside PR is produced by Kristine D’Arbelles and Ashlea LeCompte.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #763: July 7, 2014

FIRIntro: CustomScoop’s "Media Bullseye Roundtable" joining the FIR Podcast Network, changes in how to subscribe to "TV @ Work";

Quick News: Will robots write your client’s next press release?, e-voting experiments end in Norway, Morgan Stanley allows brokers to tweet original messages, Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The future of the workforce may be part-time says Google; Dan York’s Tech Report: goodbye Orkut, Skype ends developer program, and more; the rise of social professional networks; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; British firms lose £46K ($78K) per year due to negative online content; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; language matters in the customer experience;

Music by City and Colour; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for July 7, 2014: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

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So, until Monday July 14…

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thought Leadership with Mitchell Levy and Michael Procopio, Episode 29: July 2, 2014

Thought Leadership with Mitchell and Michael

In this episode, Mitchell and Michael interview #ThoughtLeader Lydia Sugarman in what she describes as a 50,000 feet-level conversation. Lydia’s definition of a #ThoughtLeader is someone who can take prevailing tools and ideas and re-work them into something new that better serves people.

Lydia shares her insights about marketing automation and how companies, especially those transitioning from traditional marketing to automation, find the right technologies or tools and use these tools to be successful. In marketing automation, you can have a 360 degree view of the customer that will help you better define their needs and respond to those needs. Relating her point to the Thought Leadership Funnel (http://thinkaha.com/thoughtleadershipfunnel), Lydia points out that marketing automation allows a 360 degree view of customers in real time and enables the company to nurture the customers to becoming advocates.

Lydia SugarmanLydia notes that some companies or individuals get intimidated by the cost of investing in marketing automation. She cites a recent study that differentiated first-time marketing automation buyers with established marketing automation users. The study found that buyers are cost-conscious and customers are feature-focused. What this means is that companies need to look at marketing automation as a worthwhile investment and it sets the beginning of everything for a company.

The interview touches on the question of choosing the right technology for automation, and here, Lydia points out that technology is not the end-all and be-all because technologies are just tools, relationships are more important. Keep return on relationship in mind vs. return on investment. Another interesting topic discussed was the frequently asked question on whether all employees should be advocates, to which Lydia says that employees should always have the excitement and passion, and knowing that they are making a difference would convert them into advocates.

Mitchell asks, when automation allows a 360 degree view of a customer, how much of the organization should be able to access that view? Lydia gives an interesting response where, technically, not all need to see everything. Marketing, sales, even accounting can have access to that 360 degree view but they need permission to see certain information, and the marketing automation tool should be able to have that feature.

To learn more about Thought Leadership and how it can help you be successful, subscribe to the channel: http://youtube.com/user/thoughtleaderlife.
Here are a couple of aha moments from the episode. See more in the “Aha Moments from Thought Leader Life” books available in the THiNKaha App: http://AhaAmplifier.com/ .
• The worst thing for any company is for people to just come in & go through the motions, complacent, with no contribution. @venntive
• The tools are out there, it’s just a matter of using them. @venntive
• People talk! We just want to give a reason for them to speak well of us. @venntive
• We need to have a marketing dashboard. @happyabout


Guest Bio:

Lydia is the founder and owner of Venntive, a B2B technology company that offers an integrated platform for marketing automation, sales and relationship management applications. It specializes in developing and executing strategic online marketing and sales plans via Integrated Agile Marketing engagement.
To find out more about Lydia Sugarman, visit the website: http://www.venntive.com or follow @venntive on Twitter.

Join us 11 am PT / 2 pm ET / 7 pm GMT on Saturday every week. The show blog is Thought Leader Life.

Any comments or suggestions for the show please send them. Thank you for listening and if you like what you hear, please leave a review on iTunes! 

This episode was sponsored, in part, by THiNKaha.com, helping experts become thought leaders.

You can connect with Mitchell at MitchellLevy.com, @HappyAbout on Twitter, or join his Thought Leadership Best Practices Group on LinkedIn; and with Michael at MProcopio.com, on Twitter:@MichaelProcopio; or LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/MichaelProcopio.

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FIR presents Thought Leadership with Mitchell and Michael is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

FIR presents AllthingsIC with Rachel Miller episode 8 July 1 2014

AllThingsICWelcome to the eighth episode of All Things IC with Rachel Miller.

In this podcast Rachel highlights The Big Yak unconference she recently co-hosted alongside her fellow The IC Crowd co-founders Jenni Wheller and Dana Leeson. It was held at eBay’s offices in London on Saturday 28 June and was attended by approx 150 communicators. Rachel interviews some of the delegates and shares what was discussed. Plus she interviews Ciara O’Keeffe from new mobile app provider Beem, to discover how companies are blending internal and external communication.

You can find full notes to accompany this episode via Rachel’s blog www.allthingsic.com/fir8 so you can grab a cup of tea, sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

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About Your Host

Rachel Miller I’m Rachel Miller, MCIPR, PG (Dip). I’m an internal communication and social media strategist who consults, speaks and blogs on all things internal communication.

In 2014 I was awarded the inaugural Best Individual Contribution to Internal Communication award from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR Inside). I was named one of the UK’s leading social business influencers in 2013, and was a finalist for CIPR Outstanding PR Professional of the Year (People’s Choice).

Since 2009 I’ve written my own blog which led to Econsultancy recognising me in 2012 as one of the Top UK female bloggers. I was named in PR Week’s Top 29 under 29 professional communicators in the UK list (2009).

Every company is different and a one size fits all approach to communication simply doesn’t work. Though my business, All Things IC, I have the pleasure of working alongside companies to help them achieve communication excellence.

Find Rachel on Twitter: @AllthingsIC.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari: Digital Strategy - Planning

FIR On Strategy with Andrea VascellariThis is part of a series of posts that explores the “Adaptive Digital Strategy Framework,” an operative guide that I created to plan, execute and manage online strategy programs more effectively and efficiently. Each of post of this series is linked to the related episode of the FIR On Strategy podcast.

The “planning” phase of your strategic communication plans is about aligning the resources and prioritizing the actions of an organization as it strives to achieve its goals. Whether you are working on a PR or a marketing initiative, a good plan is meant to serve as a roadmap.

Adaptive Digital Strategy Framework - Process
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A solid communication plan will make it possible to target your communication accurately in the short and long term helping you map out how to raise the profile of an organization over time. A plan makes your communication more efficient, effective, and lasting. Here’s a summary of the posts and podcast episodes that explore the planning phase of the Adaptive Digital Strategy Framework.

I hope you find this useful. If you do or if you have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know.

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AMP UP Your Social Media #28: B2C Social Relationships with Scott Monty

AMP UP Your Social MediaScott Monty is the former Global Head of Social Media at Ford Motor Company. Ford is one of the leading automakers of the USA based in Detroit, Michigan that built its way to operating in several countries. Scott recently joined AMP Up Your Social Media’s host Glenn Gaudet to discuss B2C social relationships.

“The great thing about social is that it’s not about the technology… it’s about a mindset.”

Scott offers tips for social media marketers on how to gain customers’ trust:

  1. Create human bonds. People have a hard time trusting companies, but they do trust people. Don’t focus only on transactional relationships, but also human bonds. When people feel like they are being listened to and appreciated, they will have stronger connection with the company. This will help with future prospects who may turn to those people for references.
  2. Put the company in control of social media relationships. Your company has a more meaningful understanding of your product than any social media agency will. You will understand how to turn the collected data into insights that can be processed by different parts of the organization. Agencies aren’t as reliable because they have a higher turnover rate and won’t be able to spread the data throughout the company in order to be successful..
  3. Pay attention to customers’ wants and needs. Pick a person to be the face of the company who will interact with individuals. Pay attention to where your customers spend their time, what they are doing, and what their expectations are when it comes to a brand. This will give you the opportunity to form a relationship that allows your customers to appreciate your company on a more personal level.

Scott would love to hear from you! Chat with him on Twitter or find him at http://www.scottmonty.com/

About Scott Monty

Scott MontyScott Monty graduated from Boston University’s School of Medicine with a Master’s in Medical Science, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s when he had kids that he began to blog. That started his career in social media, which led to his important positions in companies like Crayon and Ford. With six years of experience in Ford, Scott has been named as one of the top 10 influencers in social media by Forbes.


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Join the AMP Up Your Social Media Google Plus community or Facebook group. You can send us an instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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AMP UP Your Social Media is sponsored by:

  • GaggleAMP - Empower your employees, partners and resellers to amplify your social media.
  • SafeLinks - Know when your links on social media messages fail before you lose out on the people clicking on them.

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