May 2012

Adapt or Die: Tips for Blogger Outreach

by Nicola Balkind May 29, 2012 Blogger Outreach

So, blogger outreach. What’s that, then? Did you know that there are some 181 million+ blogs out there? Someone, somewhere is definitely talking about your area of interest. And your potential customers are listening to them. Bloggers come in all shapes and sizes including some of the internet’s biggest influencers. Many are known for their […]



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Who reads blogs anyway?

by Nicola Sinclair May 24, 2012 Blogger Outreach

This question was recently put to me by a publicist at a party with a distinct tone of weariness and – yes, it was there – irritation. What this publicist was expressing is I think quite a common feeling among overworked PRs, who have based their career on the traditional media notions of forming close […]



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Are you sure you’re wearing the right shoes?

by Nicola Balkind May 22, 2012 Blogger Outreach

One of the key things you can do while developing successful blogger relations is to put yourself in the blogger’s shoes. Whether they’re big, corporate shoes or training shoes for growing feet, blogger outreach is like going back to school in a number of ways… but the rules may have changed since last term. Likewise, […]



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Has the digital guru grown up?

by Nicola Sinclair May 15, 2012 PR 2.0

I used to work at Channel 4, which readers in the UK will recognise as one of the most creative and subversive broadcasters in the business. Channel 4 has a reputation for occupying the bleeding edge of innovation: it pioneered reality TV with Big Brother, broadcast the first ever gay kiss to show on primetime […]



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David vs Goliath: ding ding

by Nicola Sinclair May 11, 2012 Content Marketing

This week saw provocative craft beer company BrewDog hit the headlines, as allegations emerged that Diageo had abused its position as sponsor of the British Institute of Inkeeping (BII) awards to prevent BrewDog from winning Bar Operator of the Year. Misguided Diageo executives are thought to have threatened to pull all funding for the BII […]



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Blah at Best: Not-for-Bedtime Blogger Outreach Horror Stories

by Nicola Balkind May 8, 2012 Blogger Outreach

Allow me to be a Bad News Bear for a moment and give a little word of warning: bad blogger outreach campaigns can lead to worse PR. To borrow a phrase from Chris Houchens, “Blogger outreach in PR is like working with gasoline. Work with it correctly and it makes the vehicle go. Do it […]



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