2014 Conferences You Should Know About!

With so many conferences to choose from, one might have a tough time deciding on which ones are worth attending.  We have compiled a short list of the few more well known ones that may interest you if you are in the field of Marketing, Social Media Marketing and SEO.

1. Search Marketing Expo (SMX) (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/)

Search Marketing Expo – SMX – is the global search engine marketing conference series from Third Door Media, the company behind the Search Engine Land and Marketing Land news sites, and the Digital Marketing Depot webcast series. A few notable dates within the US are attached to our info graphic.

2. Social Media Strategies Summit (http://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/las-vegas-2014/)

Why should you attend?

– Build a Cohesive Social Strategy to Reach Your Business Goals
– Monitor, Measure, and Report Your Company’s Analytics
– Increase Consumer Engagement Across Social Channels
– Adapt Your Organization to the New Social Customer Service
– Use Social to Generate Leads and Convert Your Customers
– Integrate Original, Engaging and Adaptive Content into Your Marketing Plan

– Meet and engage with innovative industry experts one-on-one
– Gain insight into what other industry leaders are doing within the social media space
– Understand how to validate your organization’s social media efforts with ROI
– Learn proven tactics on how to harness social media to generate leads for business growth
– Receive advice and insight from the brightest in the field
– Learn how to establish your brand as a social media leader on Facebook and Twitter and other important channels
– Integrate content marketing into your social media strategy successfully
– Learn to reach your consumers with original and engaging content
– Maintain a positive brand reputation and effectively navigate customer service needs
– Meet valuable business contacts and network with industry leading professionals

3. SES (http://www.clickzlive.com/newyork/)

ClickZ Live is the evolution of SES Conference & Expo. SES established itself as a leading conference for digital marketers and now takes on the identity of the industry’s premier digital marketing publication, sister brand, ClickZ.com.

4. Pubcon 2014 (http://www.pubcon.com/pubcon-2014-events)

Pubcon Las Vegas conference brings some of the world’s largest technology gatherings to New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, Texas, Florida, and beyond.

5. Conversion Conference (http://www.conversionconference.com/)

It’s true. When you convert more traffic into clicks, inquiries, and paying customers… your sales, revenues and profits go up – even without increasing website traffic! Now you can learn, grow and profit from the secrets of the highest converting websites in the world by attending Conversion Conference 2014. Click for more information on these upcoming events

6. SMMW Social Media Marketing World (http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/)

One of the world’s largest social media marketing conferences of the year.  Make connections with over 80 of the worlds social media pros.  You will learn new ideas to transform the way you do social media marketing.

7. MozCon (http://moz.com/mozcon)

Opening up a new world of forward thinking through actionable session for building community, SEO, social media, content marketing and much more. This is not your typical marketing conference.

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Comparison Of Marketing Trend Basics – What Is The Most Effective Method?

I came across an excellent article advising of the differences between many types of marketing currently on the minds of many in the marketing world.  This would include:

  • Online MarketingMarketing Chess Strategy
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing

Most may have heard of these terminologies, but do you really know what they are?

ONLINE MARKETING

This may commonly be referred to as “Internet Marketing”, an incorporation of the previously mentioned methods of marketing.  The purpose is to increase visibility to your website, blog, product and or service while providing a connection with your audience.  Using a combination of ad-words and a press release service are an excellent, broad, yet targeted reach for immediate and quick recognition. Using a press release is an excellent way to kick start your social media marketing game as you can provide a link on your social media channels to your press release the day it goes out. From here, your press release may be shared through social media marketing.

INBOUND MARKETING

When you think about it, the statement of being less expensive and more efficient for a customer to find you, rather than you looking for a customer makes sense.  Achieving this may be a bit of art, but when it works can be very rewarding.  The art includes attracting your customers with a hook. This may be through creation of valuable content that is specifically designed to appease your dream customers and typically results in qualified customers that will continue to return.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

The process of increasing website traffic or attention through the use of Social Media outlets like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or other.  From here, the efforts may take a life of its own through the social media universe and go viral.  It is important, not only for this step, however every step along the way to keep information and content relevant in order to grow and rise within your community and search engines in an organic fashion.

CONTENT MARKETING

With all the news about content marketing, it is imperative to have information that is of value to your customers that will beg to be shared or have links created to.  Poor quality content is not tolerated and does not stag well for a good customer / business relationship.  Sticking to quality content will mean customers will continue to link to the content, share it and come back.

Marketing in 2014 is different from even 3 years ago.  Like the press release, which still has excellent value without links or by using no-follow links so have many other facets of marketing.  A successful marketing plan does not use one single channel however a combination of all the above used in concert to organically grow your audience.

How Do Journalists Source Stories?

Journalists Source StoriesWith the development of the internet, social media platforms, and easier access to information online than ever before, one of the main priorities of the team at 24-7 Press Release is to ensure that all media representatives, including journalists, editors, online editors and reporters have a valuable resource by signing up to our press distribution service.

In the past, journalists relied heavily on their contacts books, the contacts of other journalists in their newsroom, and also the sheer slog of spending hours chasing down leads to source stories. The Web has changed this forever.

Access to information online means that the way journalists source stories has become a more real-time experience, and our clients appreciate that they need to have a visible and viable presence online to reach the media.

We work in partnership with journalists, editors and reporters to make their lives easier, give them great news stories from clients, and to increase our clients’ news distribution success.

Some of the ways journalists source stories now include:

Many media representatives now sign up to receive news stories by email alert – for example, we have over 5,000 journalists signed up directly to our network, as well as another 30,000 journalists through Associated Press and 90,000 journalists through PR Newswire’s journalist portal.

Journalists source stories through social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ communities. Many news stories are now broken online and via social media, so journalists are used to collating story facts and contacts via social media platforms.

Most stories, in general, are now found by journalists via the Web through a combination of email alerts, RSS feeds, blogs and social media sites – which makes it imperative for you to market and engage your business there, too.

If a journalist is looking at a story sent directly to them, there are a few basic ways to get the message across – give them the relevant information upfront in a pitch with a concise press release and/or bullet points outlining the news angle.

Journalists also like catchy headlines that are also accurate, without being sales pitches or standard product promotions. Go for people-based stories where possible, and stick to one news point. The media loves brevity!

To get free hints and tips on how to provide the perfect press release to a journalist, simply visit here.

If you have any queries or questions about our ranges of press release distribution services, please feel free to get in touch here.

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Top 6 tips on Press Release Distribution

6 Tips for press distributionWith more than a decade’s experience in press release distribution, the writers, bloggers and journalists in our network here at 24-7 Press Release Newswire bring together a vast wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience in effective news distribution.

And when it comes to getting your press release in the right places at the right time, we genuinely believe that our expertise gives our client base the edge.

A client base which includes a plethora of industry sectors, solo entrepreneurs and corporate customers alike – including a diverse mix of private businesses and public organizations, including Gatwick International Airport and NASA.

We also appreciate that each client is different, with different requirements and a different target audience for their press release distribution needs.

So, our Top 6 tips on press release distribution are:

Utilize a press distribution service with a long-standing reputation in the marketplace, and a provable history of gaining great client results. (See last weeks post here – How to Source a Press Release Service)

Establish whether, once a press release has been distributed, that a client has a unique URL for their press release which can then be shared and Liked on prominent social media platforms. This also stimulates further visitor traffic to the client’s press release on the website. We’re also working on a system at the moment whereby client press releases are shared on a client’s social media profiles for them, gaining additional leverage and saving them time.

Make sure that the press release distribution provider supports Google Authorship linking and uses it proactively, as we do here.

Follow us on Facebook and Google+ to keep up on PR, Marketing and Social Media industry updates, grab great deals, offers and coupons for exclusive press distribution deals.

We also offer discounted rates and premium customer service offers through our ‘PReferred Agency’ programme – ideal for Marketing, PR and Communications companies and Agencies that need to submit a larger volume of press releases (typically 30+) per month.

Consider additional strategies such as Newsjacking on Facebook and Twitter, whereby breaking news stories and trending topics are used to ‘piggy-back’ your company news onto, thus generating more attention and interest online. Drawing in a bigger audience via Newsjacking is a classic tactic when tied in with effective press release distribution services.

If you have any queries or questions about our ranges of press release distribution services, please feel free to get in touch here.

Want to find out how Journalists are sourcing stories? Stay tuned, because next week, we’ll share some of these ways.

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How to Source a Press Release Service

Press DistributionAs a leading provider of press release distribution and press release service with more than 10 years’ experience, here at 24-7 Press Release Newswire we understand that sourcing such a service can appear to be a time-consuming and confusing process.

With so many different news distribution providers on the market, finding the right press distribution company is a bewildering prospect for businesses looking to submit a press release effectively and affordably online.

So, here’s our Top 7 tips on how to source a press release service:

* Make sure you use a service that’s been established for some time, and has a provable record in delivering news distribution services – for example, we recently celebrated 10 years in business.

* Look for a press release distribution company with credible associations and industry benchmarking – since 2008, we’ve been a member of the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating (view our rating here).

* Make sure that the provider works in partnership with credible partners, to ensure the widest possible reach for your press release – we, for example, work with distribution partners including Associated Press and PR Newswire.

* Check and review the Alexa Ranking of the news distribution provider’s website, and establish who their audience is through Alexa – we’re ranked in the Top 10,000 websites in the USA, with a USA-based audience of 63% and a UK-based audience of 6%.

* How easy is it to find your stories on the Web after your press release has been distributed – for example, by typing the title of the press release into Google. An experienced press release distribution provider should boost your rankings quickly and effectively in this way.

* Ensure that you find a news distribution service that is both reasonably priced but also delivers consistent results – for example, we may not have ‘PR Web’ or ‘Market Wire’ results, but the results delivered within our pricing are superb.

If you have any queries or questions about our range of services, please feel free to get in touch here.

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Stay tuned for NEXT WEEKS POST, 6 Tips On Actual Press Release Distribution…