This blog published 51 posts this year – the 12th year of publishing for Sword and the Script. That works out to one post per week, which is like clockwork.
The total count of posts published is down from 86 in 2020. However, the cadence of publishing still meets one absolute requirement of content marketing: consistency in publishing matters as much as anything else.
If you want to build an audience of subscribers…
If you want social proof…
If you want first-party data…
If you want content marketing to augment PR, social media and other marketing activities…
…you’ve got to publish consistently.
In the process, you can learn a lot about what attracts and retains readers. To that end, below are the top 10 most popular posts on Sword and the Script.
Following a tumultuous year, 80% of PR and comms professionals say organizations place a greater value on comms, according to the 2021 JOTW Strategic Communications Survey.
An expert at Meltwater says natural language processing (NLP) is getting better at understanding context, which can help PR assess large volumes of content.
Zach Cutler says he built a $1 million PR agency by age 28 and when he couldn’t find a PR software product for managing the work that he liked, he started developing one.
A report analyzing more than 100,000 virtual events by ON24 found attendees spent 57 minutes viewing webinars in 2020 – and these are driving pipeline and revenue.
Top communications challenges are 1) too many priorities 2) cutting through the noise and 3) working with “leaders that don’t understand comms” (36%) – educating execs is a “superpower.”
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Meltwater lists on a Swedish stock exchange; startup Propel hits 50 customers; Vetted launches – it’s like HARO or ProfNet with no pitching.
Google is shutting Feedburner-emails; viable FeedBurner alternatives to include FeedBlitz, follow.it, MailChimp and ConvertKit.
Press release pricing ranges from about $400 to $2,000 dollars depending on the distribution vendor and options.
Vendors are giving us reason to be optimistic about public relations technology – from AI that will predict your pitching success to more tangible PR measurement and attribution.
Journalists say Twitter is the most valuable social media platform and they spend a lot of time there; if you want to improve media relations you should invest more time there too.
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Thank you for being a reader and spending some time here. See you next year!
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