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Bringing Credibility to Your Content Marketing

Posted Mar. 12th 2014

In the last post (http://wp.me/ppqb5-sA), we discussed how Gartner’s Three Cs of Content Marketing – Creation, Curation and Cultivation – hinged upon what we see as the fourth, and most important, C – Credibility. Ultimately, if your content is not credible, it could end up ineffective … and your effort wasted. But how do you […]

Never Lose Your Keys: Tips for Developing Strong Key Messages

Posted Feb. 18th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) Good communicators don’t just wing it! When you have a concise, powerful idea of what you want to say about your company or product, your audiences are more likely to be engaged, more likely to understand you and more likely to remember you. In order for that to happen […]

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Bringing Credibility to Your Content Marketing

Posted Oct. 1st 2013

In the last post (http://wp.me/ppqb5-sA), we discussed how Gartner’s Three Cs of Content Marketing – Creation, Curation and Cultivation – hinged upon what we see as the fourth, and most important, C – Credibility. Ultimately, if your content is not credible, it could end up ineffective … and your effort wasted. But how do you […]

The Missing “C” of Content Marketing

Posted Sep. 24th 2013

In a recent blog post (http://tinyurl.com/pnu7erq), Gartner research director Jake Sorofman – an expert in digital marketing strategy, trends and practices – introduced The Three Cs of Content Marketing: Creation—is the collaborative, often distributed process of generating original ideas and creative output in the form of text, images, video, infographics and the like. Curation—is when […]

Want to be a successful marketing storyteller?

Posted Sep. 4th 2013

Many marketers approach storytelling backwards. They create their story based on the facts, features and benefits they want to convey to the audience … they focus on what they offer, what their expertise is, how their product or service works … they select or create a platform they’d like to use to tell that story […]

13 Lessons Learned in the PR Agency Business

Posted Jun. 7th 2013

Back in ’92, when I started my PR firm, I had more than a dozen years of PR experience – and more than half of that with another agency – so I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to know. I was wrong. Really wrong. And as Bianchi PR heads toward its 21st […]

12 Things to Expect from Your PR Agency – Reprise

Posted May. 29th 2013

In an earlier post, we outlined a list of seven things a client can do to make its PR agency great – our thoughts on how a client can make its PR firm more effective and a better partner ( here’s the link: http://wp.me/ppqb5-iF). Based on our firm’s 20-year history – and a few client relationships that have lasted […]

You Don’t Need a PR Firm

Posted May. 21st 2013

A few times a year, some former PR exec or recovering journalist writes an article or a blog post  with a title like “6 Reasons You’ll Regret Hiring a PR Firm.” Very sensationalized. Very negative. And often, very bad advice. In practicing PR for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how PR firms can deliver […]

How Journalists Find Quotable Experts

Posted May. 7th 2013

Ever wonder why one of your competitors – perhaps even someone who is less experienced or less knowledgeable than you – is frequently quoted as a “subject matter expert” in news stories?  In many cases, as in other situations in life, it’s not so much a matter of what you know or who you know […]

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