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November 01, 2018

6 Tips for Live-Tweeting Press Conferences & Events

I was talking with a colleague before an event about how much planning goes into a 20-minute press conference. From media advisories to mult boxes to messaging points and innumerable logistics in between, it can be highly rewarding to show up day-of and feel like all our work has finally come to fruition. But then the speaking program begins!

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October 30, 2018

Changes Coming to Twitter — Whether You “Like” Them or Not

Yesterday, Twitter announced that it is considering killing its “like” feature in order to improve the quality of debate and user engagement across the platform. During a presentation at the WIRED25 summit, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey expressed a want to “incentivize healthy conversation” and felt that the “big like button with a heart on it” was impeding thoughtful public discussion. Dorsey stated that the company is still in the early stages of rethinking its service, but stressed a growing effort to create a healthier climate of interaction.

 

Here’s what members of the Denterlein digital team had to say about the possible change:

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September 24, 2018

One Year Later, What We've Learned From #MeToo

As we approach the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement, it’s time to assess what we’ve accomplished, where we are, and more important, for those of us in business, what impact the movement has had in the workplace.

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September 14, 2018

Boosting Facebook Posts to Drive Community Engagement

Throughout Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm, one metric continues to remain supreme: Engagement. Engagement is a popular word for social media marketing and is applied any time someone has liked, commented, or shared your content.

We consider engagement an important metric because it determines what users see your future Facebook posts after your initial campaign has expired. Someone who likes or comments on your content is more likely to see future content, which is why one strategically boosted post can be effective for ongoing communication. If executed properly, a purposefully boosted Facebook post can drive community engagement with little investment and positive results.

We’re offering our best practices for using a boosted post to drive community engagement. More specifically, to drive traffic to a website, have people Like your Page, or to simply gain more impressions. Read on to learn more.

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September 06, 2018

Winning Political Influence in the Digital Age: Lessons from Ayanna Pressley’s victory

With her stunning victory in the Democratic primary, Ayanna Pressley shows us just how rewarding it can be to aim high. Her campaign combined the zeal of the young with the experience of more seasoned organizers to build a grassroots movement fueled by shoe leather and grit.

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August 28, 2018

PR News for August

We scrolled through the best PR news outlets so you don’t have to. From public relations stunts by alternative transit companies, to the benefits of a company-wide newsletter, here are the articles you can’t miss:

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August 23, 2018

Diana Pisciotta in University Business

What can college campuses do to promote civil dialogue without coming under fire for limiting Free Speech? President Diana Pisciotta shared some of her tips to avoiding free-speech crises on college campuses. Read more here.

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August 17, 2018

Boston’s Leaders React to the #FreePress Initiative

The conversation of the day is freedom of the press. So far, it has been directed by members of the media. In the spirit of “It’s our First Amendment too,” I posed these questions to a wide group of local leaders and asked for their thoughts.

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July 17, 2018

Crafting a Media List in the Digital Age

We constantly hear that the media landscape is changing—but what does that really mean for PR pros? It means print news is dwindling and being replaced by an ever-increasing amount of online content.

As the media landscape transforms, so do the ways we create media lists, which is why we have shared some tips around how to build a media list to enhance your outreach efforts in the digital age.

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July 11, 2018

Where Does Audio Fit Into Your Digital Media/Content Strategy?

There’s a “rising star” that could unseat video as the king of content. While most social platforms have focused on the visuals, audio is making a play for our media consumption time. The Activate Tech & Media Outlook 2018 predicts that podcasting will almost double to 112 million people and 15 billion hours of content by 2021. It’s not just that folks like the sound of their own voice (though that is true in some cases, of course); rather, as the American Time Use Survey shows, people are reading less and listening more.

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