Four Steps to Opening Social Media to Employees

Compared to other industries, healthcare has been slow to adopt social media to engage employees. For many, their focus has been to use social media to market services to consumers and to engage with the community. But when it comes to employees, social media is considered a “hands off” communication tool by managers who fear [...]

Why You Should Never Tweet A News Release

By Rachael Seda (@rachaelseda) I remember my first PR writing class. While I enjoyed it, I distinctively remember the painstaking feeling of having the creative joy sucked out of me when I had to write my first news release, and again when I wrote my second, and so on. If I didn’t want to read [...]

The Ideal Content Mix for PR, SEO and Social Media Success

By Jason Poulos (@TheSaganaki) With the convergence of digital marketing tactics, it’s pretty clear that the core to a successful digital strategy is content. Just about every SEO expert, content/digital marketer should agree with the age old “content is king” statement. It’s no secret that if you want to rank in a search engine, generate [...]

Avoid Poor Rankings by Creating Valuable Content

By Jason Poulos (@TheSaganaki) If you were to look under the hood of Google you’d be presented with an extremely complex and intricate math formula. Since it’s virtually impossible for humans to keep track of every website on the internet, Google has turned to it’s algorithm to help determine how a website ranks on their [...]

Goodness Gracious, Great Blogs of Fire!

Heather Mansfield examines how a nonprofit’s Web 2.0 donor is different than traditional donors on blog. Spending “a minimum of 50 hours a week [on social networks],” Heather explains, “I have been noticing and pondering some distinct characteristics of Web 2.0 donors.” Heather says, once donors go Web 2.0, they don’t go back. They [...]