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4 PR and Marketing Tools We’re Thankful For

4 PR and Marketing Tools we're thankful for

By Rachel Peck As we approach the holiday season, we often reflect on what we’re thankful for. We’re all looking forward to the coming days of extra time with family, holiday food and the hustle of the season. Here at Eclipse Media Group, we’re also reflecting on a few public relations and marketing tools we’re thankful for this year. From project management…

Why B2B Social Media Should Be Creative

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By Rachel Peck Striking the balance between staying informative but entertaining on social media is particularly difficult for B2B marketers. While not all channels will work for every B2B industry, it’s important to note that no matter your social media platform of choice, businesses should make an effort to be just as creative and engaging as B2C marketers. Here are a few…

Images Talk: 3 Reasons Why Visuals are Key

three reasons why visuals are key

By Rachel Peck We’ve all been there. Attempting to read a blog, web page or social media post with paragraphs upon paragraphs of text. This can make it harder to read, more difficult to decipher and sometimes just plain boring. This doesn’t mean that the content isn’t valuable or interesting – it’s all in how the information is presented. Packaging is as…

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About PR

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By Rachel Peck If you own or manage a business, chances are you have engaged in some sort of public relations or marketing to attract new customers and retain existing ones. However, the nuances of PR can be complicated. Questions about what PR really is, coupled with misconceptions, can lead to confusion for many. Here are three things every business owner should…

4 Ways to Make the Most Out Of a Trade Show

By Emma James There are few opportunities in the PR world that garner immediate results. As PR professionals, we are constantly preparing for the future, often times working weeks and months in advance to engage with the media and conference program organizers to identify and pursue different media opportunities, from onsite, in-person media interviews and educational presentations as part of the conference,…

How Social Media Has Changed Public Relations

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By Rachel Peck It’s no secret the way we communicate, market and interact with the public has changed drastically over the past few years. People no longer consume media the same way they did even five years ago. With such monumental shifts in the way we interact with each other, and how brands interact with audiences, the impact has been felt in…

4 Tips for Writing Engaging Social Media Captions

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By Rachel Peck Every second, nearly 6,000 tweets publish. Instagram has 500 million active daily users sharing photos and videos each day and Facebook sees more than two billion users each month. In short, it’s no secret that businesses are competing with shorter consumer attention spans, boredom and are at risk of being scrolled on by. In this ever-changing, fast-paced environment does…

Keeping it real: How to get noticed by the media

By Emma James It’s one thing to create great content, but another to actually get it published. As a PR professional, you must not only strategically send your stories out to the media, but also get their attention and convince them it is worthy of coverage. There are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when trying to garner media…

5 Myths About PR & Media Relations

By Chelsie Woods Developing and executing a well-thought out PR and media relations plan is an important strategy for those looking to build brand recognition and to foster future growth. Unfortunately, many businesses give this responsibility to a front office employee who has little or no experience working in media relations. That’s because some believe this responsibility can be handled by most…

Is “Off the Record” Ever a Good Idea?

By Chelsie Woods The invitation to be interviewed by the media, whether it’s with the local newspaper or an industry trade publication, is often considered an exciting opportunity. It’s a chance to tell your story and to increase your company or brand’s recognition by being interviewed as a subject matter expert. While a majority of interviewees find it’s relatively easy to identify…