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    Why SEO is the new PR

    It used to be that anyone with a basic understanding of marketing or communications could throw around the term SEO and instantly gain credibility. SEO, or search engine optimization, is all about moving your website up the search engine results. The higher it is, the more people click the link, and the more customers you gain on your site. SEO is built from using specific industry-related keywords and including links to other sites. In the early days of SEO, people could fill their blog posts and web content with as many keywords as possible and watch their search engine result…

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    How PR is changing

    The growth of technology, mobile, and connectivity has changed nearly every industry, but perhaps none more than public relations. To stay successful in PR efforts, you must know how the industry is changing and evolving, and then change your strategy accordingly. Most recent industry changes fall into three main areas:

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    Media Buying Companies in Canada and Net vs. Gross rate

    I entered the realm of media buying after working in media for a period of nearly a decade. I never questioned the need to hire an expert to navigate the nuances of media. I did however, as an entrepreneur, question the unusual method by which almost all were being paid. As a background, media buying is a old school business in need of a serious overhaul. Many companies were created around the time that AOL began distributing free trial CDs. While radio and television has remained fairly unchanged, what we define as “media” has expanded immensely.

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    What to Look for in a PR Firm

    It’s been said that hiring a public relations firm is like choosing a work spouse because it is such a big decision for yourself and your company. Just like a suave suitor on a first date, it can be easy to fall victim to the idyllic presentations and persuasive promises to sway you in one direction. To make the correct choice for your situation, ask yourself these five questions:

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    3 Keys to Public Relations Success in the Digital World

    The digital landscape has revolutionized the PR industry and has affected how companies brand themselves and has altered the expectations customers have regarding timeliness and accessibility from top brands. Any experienced PR agency in Toronto that is generating any buzz online for their clients is likely using the following three basic strategies. #1: Developing and Maintaining a Strong Social Media Presence If you’re not using social media to reach your target demographic, you’re getting left behind in the dust. While many PR professionals hail Twitter as supreme, the reality is that not everybody uses the platform. According to the Pew…

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