Marketing Essentials: How to Engage the Blogosphere in Media Relations Programs



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Stories that begin in the blogosphere can seep into mainstream media in an instant. This has marketing executives and their media relations teams both excited and concerned. It's a trend that is here to stay, and CMOs must adapt. We explain how.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
      • Challenge
      • Implications
    • Background and Context
    • Best Practices
      • Step 1: Identify Influential Bloggers in Your Space
      • Step 2: Make Contact and Build Relationships
      • Step 3: Measure Media Equivalent Value
    • Bringing the Steps Together
    • Conclusions
    • Appendix
      • Mini-Case-Study: How a Canadian Telecom Provider Engaged the Blogosphere to Reduce the Cost of a Major Media Outreach Program
  • Recommended Reading
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