Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thought Leadership with Mitchell Levy and Michael Procopio, Episode 47: November 6, 2014

Thought Leadership with Mitchell and Michael

Our guest this week was Jon Petz (@JonPetz).

Jon Petz, founder of Bore No More, is an engagement expert, motivational keynote speaker, corporate magician, master of ceremonies and author.

Jon and his newest book “Boring Meetings Suck” (Wiley 2011) has been featured by CBS News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, SUCCESS Magazine, The New York Post, and CNBC along with many others and was named an INC Magazine top ten business book in January of 2012.

Jon PetzJon has the ability to instantly engage your audience, reengage them after breaks or lunch, and then perfectly sum up your message so the audience remembers the key points. Jon delivers impactful messages as a high energy and funny engagement expert.

Jon is an engagement expert, motivational keynote speaker, corporate magician and master of ceremonies because he delivers unmatchable energy along with a unique ability to creatively combine a business or inspirational message with an entertaining twist.

Jon keeps the audience directly in touch with the content while they’re enjoying the process. Quite simply, as a professional speaker, he has mastered the ability to inspire, inform and entertain while skillfully relating to every audience.

Jon is former corporate executive and named one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 by Business Journals Newspapers. As a comedy magician, he has performed around the world and opened for groups from the American Idol Tour to Rascal Flatts and appeared on multiple television programs. In 2008 he also was awarded the “CV Perry Advocate for Children Award” for his ongoing efforts, and fundraising for children with life threatening illnesses through his “Miracles & Magic” program.

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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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Posted by Michael Procopio on 11/06 at 05:13 PM
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FIR on Higher Education #22 – Prof. Deborah Lupton Discusses Study on Academics’ Use of Social Media

“Social media still has an image problem amongst academics – they still see it as a trivial platform.”

These are the words of Deborah Lupton, a Professor at the University of Canberra and author of the study Feeling Better Connected – Academics Use of Social Media.

On episode 22 of FIR on Higher Education, Deborah delves into the findings from this study. Among the topics we discuss:

• How academics can overcome the fears of social media.
• Best practice on conducting trainings.
• Leveraging social media in conducting research.
• How social media can support increased citations of research.
• The credibility of academic blogging.

In our reports section, I discuss research on how online learning prepares high school students for college and Harry Hawk discusses big data and its potential to identify students going through difficult circumstances.

This episode is sponsored in part by Experiential Communications’ forthcoming Online Media Training Program for Academics.

About Deborah Lupton
Deborah Lupton is the Centenary Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, Australia. She see herself principally as a sociologist, but her work is often interdisciplinary, especially engaging with media, communication and cultural studies. Her undergraduate training was in sociology and anthropology at the Australian National University, and she has a Master of Public Health and a doctorate from the University of Sydney. She has authored 14 books, edited two others and published around 130 academic journal articles and book chapters on these topics. Her current research is focusing on digital sociology, particularly on these topics: critical digital health studies; the critical sociology of big data; self-tracking cultures; the digitisation of children; and social media and academia. Access her blog.

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Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups and is currently designing an online media training program for academics.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

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Posted by Kevin Anselmo on 11/06 at 12:21 PM
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FIR PResents Young PR Pros: Episode #94 - Rules of Emailing

Young PR Pros We all get a lot of email every day. Doesn’t matter if you are a student or a professional, our inbox fills up very fast. This week, Kristine D’Arbelles and Julia Kent discuss a few simple rules for emailing that will help you get through your inbox faster and more efficiently. We get to hear about some of Julia’s pet peeves for fun too!

We get our inspiration this week from an article on Time.com by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg called 9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec.

The nine rules for emailing are:

  1. Respond quickly.
  2. When writing an email, every word matters, and useless prose doesn’t.
  3. Clean out your inbox constantly.
  4. Handle email in LIFO order (Last In First Out).
  5. Remember, you’re a router.
  6. When you use the bcc (blind copy) feature, ask yourself why.
  7. Don’t yell.
  8. Make it easy to follow up on requests.
  9. Help your future self search for stuff.

Listen to this episode to learn more about the nine rules and find out which ones Kristine and Julia live by.

We want to hear from you! What are your email rules? Are there any of Eric Schmidt’s rules you agree/disagree with?

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You can also connect with Young PR Pros through their blog our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros@kristinedarbell, or @kentjulia. 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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Posted by Kristine on 11/06 at 12:15 PM
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

FIR Presents AMP Up Your Social Media #37: Social Media Policy Creation with Mic Adam

AMP UP Your Social MediaMic Adam is an online and offline networker specializing in social media marketing with 30 years of experience. His goal is to bridge the gap between social media and business by utilizing B2B and B2C sales and marketing, using his years of general management experience as a springboard. He thrives on the passion that drives sales and profits by demonstrating and diversifying the unique selling points of high quality products and services through traditional channels as well as new media.  Mic recently joined AMP UP Your Social Media’s host Glenn Gaudet to discuss social media policy creation and how you can get your employees on board with social media!

“Social media policy is a driver to create ambassadorship within your own company.”

Mic discusses some tips for getting employees on board with social media through a policy:

  1. Use your employees as ambassadors. Your employees are your greatest asset, as they (hopefully) support your business and have the ability to reach customers that you may otherwise not have had access to! Lasso those employees and utilize their networks to support and socially advertise for your business. Users tend to take individuals’ posts as more authentic than those from a business, so your employees can be your ambassadors and will typically gain more traction in the social media world.
  2. Don’t be restrictive. Rather than limiting access and implementing ‘negative’ rules, encourage employee interactivity! Enforce simple and clear-cut policy rules that are fair and follow a standard code-of-conduct. Fortunately, most companies already have guidelines established, so simply enlarge that policy to encourage employees to be responsible when using social media. Look at the verbiage of your policy - how many cannot’s do you have? Change the perception of your policy by encouraging people to speak out and speak up.
  3. Have a good roll-out plan. Many companies don’t have a social media policy in place, so implementing a policy can be a shock if done at once. Rather than being reactive during a damaging situation, roll-out a well-organized policy over time - preferably not during a time when your marketers are doing any damage control! Design the roll-out with presentations to show and guide employees through the changes while learning about the policy and social media in general.
  4. Protect your reputation. In many cases, people forget that the individuals that comprise the company, those personal conversations can have an impact on the company as a whole. Design your policy to encourage interactivity from employees on social media while protecting your reputation. Write simple and solid restrictions on what can and cannot be discussed by employees on social media websites.

Mic would love to hear from you! Chat with him on Twitter or follow his blog.

Mic AdamAbout Mic Adam

A father and entrepreneur, Mic Adam hails from Brugge, Belgium. He enjoys basketball, bicycling, and the outdoors and is fluent in both English and Dutch as native languages! He also spends his time volunteering with the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters and publishes in De Tijd in Belgium.

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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.

The FIR Podcast Network is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide.

Posted by Glenn Gaudet on 11/05 at 07:17 AM
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Media Bullseye Roundtable 2014.19 with Guest Co-Host Jen Phillips

Media Bullseye Roundtable

Jen Phillips of 4L Strategies joins the Roundtable this week to discuss a variety of topics of interest to public relations and communications professionals.  Among the subjects we explore include:

—Does Harvard Business Review’s approach to online content demonstrate that quality trumps quantity?

—Is Facebook on the road to becoming to news outlets what Amazon is to book publishers?

—Has data-driven campaigning contributed to the polarization of political communication?


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Chip GriffinChip Griffin serves as CEO of CustomScoop, a media intelligence company he co-founded in 2000. CustomScoop provides a cloud-based subscription service that monitors, measures, and reports on traditional and social media coverage for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, public relations agencies, and small-to-medium sized enterprises. For two decades, Chip has worked in the public relations arena, including service in public and private sector organizations. He has co-founded more than half a dozen companies, and he writes and speaks frequently about the intersection of technology, media, and communications. He is a graduate of American University where he is President of the Alumni Association and a member of the School of Public Affairs Advisory Council. Chip lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons.

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Posted by Chip Griffin on 11/05 at 05:13 AM
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FIR Presents Inside PR #389: A merger, a Facebook departure, and a cool new tool

FIR Presents Inside PROn today’s Inside PR, we have three topics: The Vocus/Cision merger, Copyblogger shutting down its Facebook page, and a cool new tool called Slidebatch.

Vocus and Cision

As it happens, I was in Washington, D.C. for the PRSA International Conference. I attended the happy hour with Vocus and Cision to learn of their new name and what their plans are, now that the merger is complete.

They will keep the name Cision and will be headquartered in Chicago (which makes me happy), but it sounds like Cision clients will now have access to Vocus tools (PR Web and HARO) and Vocus clients will now have access to Cision tools.

But it is an interesting look at what is happening in the PR industry. Joe asks if we’re shrinking and what that could mean for our livelihoods.

Copyblogger and Facebook

Then we tackled the big announcement from Copyblogger that they shut down their Facebook page, even with 36,000 fans.

We talk about whether this is a publicity stunt (that clearly is working because everyone in the industry is talking about it) or just a really smart decision.

Though the algorithm at Facebook has changed and engagement, reach, and comments are down across the board, it still drives a significant amount of referral traffic for each of us.

It would be interesting to see if Copyblogger lost a significant amount of referral traffic when they did this.

Slidebatch

SlideBatch is going to change the look and feel of your newsrooms forever.

No more manual updates to the newsroom every time a story runs.

Instead of every time a story runs about your organization or about one of your client, you have to create an image, write a couple of sentences to entice people to click, and then link to the original story, you can create a Batch.

We talk about other uses for it and why we think it’s a nice tool for every PR pro’s toolbox.

We’d love to know what you think about these topics!

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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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Posted by shel on 11/05 at 12:57 AM
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Monday, November 03, 2014

AMP Up Your Social Media #36: Integrating Digital Media via Twitter

AMP UP Your Social MediaMark H. Cohen is a traditional marketer, boasting a history in marketing in the early 90s. Since then, he’s started his own agency called Colloquy Digital, LLC and focuses on digital strategy, planning, production and integrated marketing services. Mark recently joined AMP UP Your Social Media’s host Glenn Gaudet to discuss digital strategy and execution and its integration with your business!

“Figure out how to create your own content on a regular basis. [...] Social media is all about the power of content and brand storytelling.”

Mark discusses tips for integrating digital media via Twitter into your social marketing:

1. Regulate speech on social media. Many times companies work within a regulated environment and are unsure of how to bridge that gap into social media. Apply the same principals you’d use for non-social internet pages and emails to social media as well. The lines are still blurred, so it’s ultimately left up to compliance officers and legal teams depending on the industry. While interpretation is left to them, finding a balance between playing it safe and stepping outside the box.

2. Don’t forget disclosures. Use the right disclosures to share content that you’d otherwise be too cautious to share to get to the heart of the content. Get involved with content curation; As long as you’re not endorsing the content and use a disclosure. You can share great content about what you support without breaching regulation.

3. Utilize your Twitter background. 140 characters is many times not enough space to get your point across, especially when you are adding a disclosure to your content. Instead, put your disclosure in the background of your Twitter profile as a cure-all for any content you post. This way you aren’t using precious space in your feed while still following regulation!

4. Support employee engagement. Many times, employees are looking to post individual content for the organization, and the result is a genuine post! Foster employee development while training them on disclosures. Content curation can be difficult, and individual employee content can be a wealth of internal brand marketing voice!

Mark would love to hear from you! Chat with him on Twitter.

About Mark Cohen

A native New Yorker and father of three, Mark is both a family man and business professional. He focuses his spare time on giving back to the community and is a board member of several organizations. A self-professed bourbon connoisseur and lover of ethnic food, music, and the outdoors, Mark is both down-to-earth and other-wordly!




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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.

The FIR Podcast Network is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide.

Posted by Glenn Gaudet on 11/03 at 06:10 AM
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