Friday Wrap #89: LinkedIn blogging, sharing isn’t reading, unprepared for online complaints, & more

Friday Wrap #89The Friday Wrap is a collection of items from the last week that could be useful for communications professionals but that may have slipped by unnoticed (particularly in the wake of big news stories like Facebook’s blockbuster acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp). I collect all the items I might possibly use in the Wrap on my link blog at, which is also the source I use for selecting items to cover on my podcast, For Immediate Release; you’re welcome to tap into this larger collection of stories and posts.

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Anyone can now blog on LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s Influencer Program—which serves as… Read More »

Is there room for clickbait in your content marketing strategy?

UpworthyContent marketing in all its guises is designed to attract and engage a target audience. Ultimately, you want those audiences to do business with you, but you have to find and engage them first.

Those guises included everything from thoughtful articles injected into editorial streams via native advertising schemes to clever tweets deployed during a real-time event. I’m still on the fence about DiGiorno Pizza’s stream of tweets during NBC’s live telecast of The Sound of Music. PRNewswer’s Shawn Paul Wood thought they were awesome, they actually were clever, and they were consistent with the nature of tweets sent normally by the… Read More »

Friday Wrap #77: Workers want to leave, marketers want to spend, BP wants more bad press to go away

Harry Houdini, all wrapped upWe had a great turnout at the Social Media Breakfast East Bay, with about 75 participants convening on a diner in Oakland to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about the Age of Context, the theme of their excellent (and highly recommended) new book. As one of the event co-organizers, I was chuffed (as my British podcast co-host would say) at the turnout. You should check to see if there’s a Social Media Breakfast in your town! In the meantime, here’s this week’s review of stories that caught my attention during the past week. I collect the ones I might use for the Wrap (and the podcast) at

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Friday Wrap #76: social charitable giving, nurturing advocates, Facebook page ratings, and more

Friday Wrap #76

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I’m trying out a new format for the wrap that will make it a quicker read for you while allowing me to include more items that you might have missed over the course of the week. Let me know if you like it. I’ll elaborate on two or three stories at the top of the Wrap, then more briefly summarize others. If a subject got attention from multiple outlets (as hashtags did this week), I’ll wrap the Wrap with a quick summary of what they each had to say. In the meantime, all I continue to collect all the posts and articles over the course of the week are in my link blog,

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Friday Wrap #73: Wikipedia vs PR, PR research standards, LinkedIn drives traffic, WOM pays off

dynamiteGreetings from New York, where I conducted a workshop today on employee ambassador programs and will speak tomorrow on crisis communication to employees—all part of IABC and Prescient Digital’s annual global intranet summit. Here’s this week’s wrap-up of research and articles of interest to communicators that may have escaped your notice. I collect all the articles I’ll consider for inclusion in the Wrap in my link blog at

Wikipedia deletes 250 accounts linked to paid editing

Wikipedia has rules, and one of the most sacrosanct is its no conflict-of-interest rule. Wiki-PR offers to help brands circumvent those… Read More »

Friday Wrap #69: Net non-users, trusted advertising, Instagram adoption, article Pins, and more

Friday (Bacon) Wrap

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I’m faced with another embarrassment of riches when it comes to stories, studies and reports published this week. As always, the Friday Wrap is made up of items that may have escaped your notice but are worthy of your attention. I collect the items I consider for the Wrap, the podcast, blog posts and other content at my link blog, (Am I the only person who still has a link blog?)

15% of American adults don’t use the Internet

Roughly one out of every seven American adults over 18 don’t use the Internet or email, according to The Pew Internet and American Life Project. Among them, 34% say… Read More »

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