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Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!

As a PR professional, my primary goal is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, I did a little research on how dealers perceive vendors and their…

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Added by sara callahan on July 16, 2014 at 5:00am — 29 Comments

Why Speeling and Grandma Is Impotent

When writing content – whether that content is a short, social media post or blog article, or a full-length feature article – form is just as important as the content itself.

Proper spelling and grammar can dictate whether your content is received well or…

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Added by sara callahan on June 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Is Tesla’s Open Sourcing of Its Technology Simply Brilliant PR?

Last week, Tesla Motor’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced via the Tesla Blog that Telsa would be making its technology available to any…

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Added by sara callahan on June 18, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

How Social Media Can Affect Your B2B Opportunities

Just like any business, I have potential clients that I reach out to in an effort to see whether my services are a good fit. Recently, a potential client, who I had been talking to but hadn’t heard from in a little bit, suddenly “liked” one of my posts on my personal Facebook profile. While this does happen occasionally, I…

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Added by sara callahan on May 28, 2014 at 4:51am — 2 Comments

Perception Matters: 3 Tips for Always Looking Your Best.

In a heartbreaking video titled “The Importance of Appearances,” a social experiment unfolds that sets up the same scenario with two very different people.

In the first scenario, we see a person dressed as a homeless man collapse in the middle of a busy sidewalk, as if he were ill, and…

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Added by sara callahan on May 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

How Facebook Newswire Could Transform Your Content Marketing

Last Thursday, Facebook Launched Facebook Newswire

In partnership with Storyful, a social media content verifier and aggregator, Facebook has entered the business of delivering news to…

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Added by sara callahan on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Facebook Confirms Reduced Page Exposure Is Because Your Content Sucks

It’s been widely reported by social media experts that organic reach for Facebook pages has plummeted in the past 6 months; from as high as 15%, to the current 1-2%.  As a public company, Facebook has a need to appease its shareholders by monetizing its platform as much as possible.…

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Added by sara callahan on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

The Selfie That Broke Records

Unless you’ve been living in a box for the past couple weeks, you’d undoubtedly heard about the now infamous selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Academy Awards. Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the show, took a moment to compose a selfie in the audience with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie, amongst others. She then proceeded to ask viewers to retweet it. The results were…

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Added by sara callahan on March 12, 2014 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

When Good Content Turns Bad

The growing importance of content marketing is clear; small businesses that post unique and relevant blogs, videos, press releases and social media on the Internet can gain significant competitive advantage in their industries. Increased web visibility, more visitors to websites, improved SEO rankings…

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Added by sara callahan on February 26, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Content Marketing: What’s Good for the Goose…

Content marketing and exposure are becoming increasingly important in digital marketing and today’s race for eyeballs. In the automotive space, there are many companies that do great jobs marketing and optimizing exposure for dealerships through websites, search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per…

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Added by sara callahan on February 19, 2014 at 7:55am — 7 Comments

Target’s Crisis Management Failure In the Wake of Data Breach

Target’s massive data breach, which caused an estimated 40 million credit and debit cards to be compromised during the holiday period, will end up costing them more than just headaches. Target first became aware of the breach a week prior to announcing the breach to the public. This slow response time imperiled…

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Added by sara callahan on January 8, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments

The Transformation of Public Relations Firms

A lot of people have the misconception that a public relations firm simply deals with the media while churning out press releases. While this may have been closer to the truth in the past, the digital age has greatly transformed the opportunities available to gain exposure for clients. Great PR firms have capitalized…

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Added by sara callahan on December 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Trash-talking Musical Loving Company Twitter Account Is Genius

The folks over at DiGiorno Pizza seem to have given someone their Twitter password and said, “Go for it!” They are engaging people in the Twitter-verse in ways that would make many companies cringe. I’m fairly certain that football fans are in their target demographic so it makes complete sense that they are engaging football fans – both real and fantasy. However, they aren’t just talking to them about stats or complimenting great performances. They seem to have an affinity for trash…

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Added by sara callahan on December 11, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

Black Friday: When $50 is greater than $1,000

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. People start lining up for sales hours and sometimes days in advance for an opportunity to purchase a television or other hot holiday item and save money. For many, it’s the thrill of the hunt. However, it’s estimated that consumers will…

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Added by sara callahan on November 27, 2013 at 4:04am — No Comments

Do or Do Not. There is No Try. – 4 Rules to Responding to Angry Customers

In business, you are what you are perceived to be. 

Your customers not only have their own opinions of your business, but they can also influence other potential customers. How you actually run your business is certainly important. Just as important,…

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Added by sara callahan on November 13, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Community Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

The challenge many businesses face is personalizing themselves to their customers. Businesses try and accomplish this through many methods. They create unique commercials, ad campaigns and other marketing. They can hire a public relations firm to assist them in gaining exposure via various methods. They can also…

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Added by sara callahan on October 30, 2013 at 6:12am — 3 Comments

Outsourced Social Media: How to Choose the Perfect Partner

Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of having an online presence in social networks. Consumers have come to expect it and, whether you’re there or not, they will have conversations about you. Every year sees a higher percentage of consumers turning to business’ social media accounts for a…

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Added by sara callahan on October 24, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

When Customers Attack

In the business world, and in public relations, it’s not uncommon for customers to vent on social media networks when they encounter problems and feel the business is not interested in assisting them with a solution. The most famous example of a disgruntled customer is the gentleman who had his guitar…

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Added by sara callahan on September 27, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Don’t Be Afraid of Content

Content. That word scares a lot of dealerships. They’re told they need it from every vendor, at every conference and in every article. They need it for SEO, for blogs, social media, and their website. Advertisements? No problem. They have tons of cars and know what is a good deal in their market. They have ad agencies…

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Added by sara callahan on September 13, 2013 at 8:11am — 18 Comments

What We Can Learn From The CBS – Time Warner Cable Dispute

About a month ago, Time Warner Cable blacked out CBS in several major markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, because of a dispute with CBS over pricing for retransmission fees. Both sides, of…

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Added by sara callahan on August 28, 2013 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

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