Social Media Tag

08 Jan Q&A: The Geek In Residence Helping Startups Bloom

G. Nagesh Rao is the Chief Technologist at the United States Small Business Administration, but his business card reads Geek In Residence. Along with boosting entrepreneurship at the SBA and in partnership with other federal agencies, he's an advisor for a host of entrepreneurship-related groups including...

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22 Dec The Impact of Social Movements

There can be power in a voice. But it’s when that voice gains traction that an entire movement can take place. We’ve seen a lot of powerful movements over the years, but one that sticks out for me is the recent  #MeToo phenomenon. The point...

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29 Nov Four Steps to the Perfect Pitch

Working in public relations can mean a lot of things these days. Advancements in technology, the ever-growing presence of social media, and the need for content and search engine optimization have added another dimension to the scope of work that falls under PR. That being said, pitching...

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25 Oct 3 Tools for the Busy PR Professional

Public relations is a fast-paced industry. It demands a high-level of agility and efficiency from its professionals - who are more often than not - also on the move. As a result, we’ve learned to maximize our efficiency by utilizing a variety of PR tools...

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09 Oct A Four-phase Approach to Crisis Management

Apple’s having a rough month. Oh sure, there’s been a swell of great news for the company over the past few weeks. As you may have heard, Apple introduced three new iPhones in early October, along with the latest version of its Apple Watch. People seem...

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09 Aug Eight Months Without Facebook

Eight months ago today, it happened. I became one of the few. The odd. The faceless. On November 9, 2016, I officially – finally! – quit Facebook. This wasn’t something I took lightly. Nor was it something that happened overnight. It had been brewing in me for...

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18 Jul Lessons from Social Media Day 2017

A few weeks ago, SpeakerBox COO Lisa Throckmorton and I had the pleasure of attending Slice Communication’s Social Media Day conference in Philly. Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication, both from...

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22 Jun Social Success in a B2B World

Social media - two little words that carry so much weight and seem to be talked about nonstop. It seems like everyone feels their brand should be engaging on social media but setting up an appropriate strategy can be confusing and overwhelming. Thankfully there are...

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21 Jun Summertime and the PR is Easy

As summer begins, many of us are looking forward to family beach vacations, Fourth of July barbecues, Mojitos by the pool, and all of the fun that warm weather provides. Time to celebrate the successes of the first half of the year, sit back, and...

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15 Jun The Dynamic Duo: PR and Social Media

PR and social media go together like Batman and Robin, Calvin and Hobbes, mac and cheese, thunder and lightning…you get the idea. On their own they are each powerful tools for organizations, but strategically using them together can dramatically boost your marketing efforts. Regardless of which...

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04 May Social Media Trends for 2017

SpeakerBox CEO, Elizabeth Shea, moderated the social media panel at last month’s Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit. Instead of recapping the session, I filmed it on Facebook Live so anyone who wasn’t able to attend would be able to follow along...

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11 Jan 2017 PR New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that 41 percent of Americans are expected to make New Year’s resolutions this year? Yep, millions of us will commit to losing weight, improving our finances, becoming better people, yadayadayada. That’s all well and good (and I’m not immune – darn those last...

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30 Nov 5 Twitter Tips For Conference Attendees

Companies spend thousands of dollars to attend or sponsor conferences, and one of the best ways to recoup those costs is by dominating social media channels – particularly the “Twittersphere” – during the show. Twitter should be your highest-priority channel for a number of reasons,...

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29 Aug Tips for Using Facebook Live

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every time I turn around there is a new tool on social media. These developments are exciting for a PR person because they open doors for new ways we can help our clients get their message...

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30 Jun Live from Red Hat Summit

This has been a busy and exciting week! On Monday I flew out to San Francisco to work with the Red Hat communications team during their annual partner and user conference, Red Hat Summit. Summit is an incredible conference for anyone -- from developers to the...

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17 May Get Online, Get Radical, Get Noticed

A company that wants to become noticed online must compete with a terrific amount of noise emanating from the digital marketing exploits of its competition. They’re trying desperately to leave their own footprint, only to see it get whisked away by a stampede. Perhaps the best...

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25 Jan Slow Your (Social Media) Roll

It’s no secret that we’re big believers in social media and the power of blogging here at SpeakerBox. We are active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We all blog regularly and share our posts across several platforms, including Google+ (great for SEO). We often encourage...

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20 Jan When in Crisis, Don’t Panic

Social media is the number #1 listening tool that is out there. These days, it is very hard for a brand to bury a crisis or hide from the media. I am sure everyone has heard about Chipotle’s contamination crisis resulting into almost 500 E.coli...

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15 Jan The White House is on Snapchat

As I’m sure you’ve heard, President Obama gave his final State of the Union address this week. There’s a lot we could talk about from the President’s optimistic speech about the state and future of our country, but as we’re a tech PR blog with...

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22 Oct Listen Closely

Earlier this month I spoke to the Law Firm Media Professionals DC Chapter as part of a panel on using Twitter for PR. It was a really great experience, and I learned a lot from my fellow panelists, but the one thing I tried to...

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03 Sep May the Force Be With You — and Your Brand

Today, Disney is hosting a live YouTube event to celebrate the release of a new line of Star Wars merchandise tied into the upcoming release of The Force Awakens. They’ve gathered Internet celebrities from around the world and will showcase them unboxing hundreds of toys,...

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21 Aug The Effects of Social Media on Journalism

Cision’s 2015 Global Social Journalism Study was released recently and after looking through the results several times, specifically the U.S. results, they seem to tell a story of how journalism has changed and is continuing to change, due to online content, new publishing cycles, and social media itself. About...

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13 Aug 10 Tips for Live Tweeting Events

You know you work in PR when your camera roll is filed with live-tweeted pictures  Today I want to get into a feature of PR that is thrilling for some and terrifying for others: live tweeting. When you’re in tech PR it seems like every season is...

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