“My brain hurts. In a good way.”
Think I wasn’t the only one feeling that after the LOADED second day of the Solo PR Summit.
- Ah the dread pirate Klout, but he makes you think about the social web in a different way.
- Moving content is action, influence realized.
- Mark “hits the nail on the head – it’s not about ‘more’ content; it’s about ‘better’ content.” – Jodi Echakowitz
- Cornerstones and Cobblestones. Brilliant content mapping, maximizing opportunities for content, ways to share it across different media and networks. Tips:
- Thank you page doesn’t end there, redirect them back to blog or home page.
- Record presentations, convert to long and short vids for #2 search engine, YouTube.
- Forget ‘vanity’ plug ins for ‘popular’ posts; recommend related content, targeted to reader.
- Holy inbound content marketing, Batman! Your website (and its blog, papers, contact forms) are the Terminator – a 24/7 365 machine designed to help you lure, hook and ulitmately reel in top prospects by driving them through the filter system. And give you a valid email address.
- Hails from New Orleans, land of food, drink and Mardi Gras so win.
Food for body and mind. We had a working lunch as we had our choice of guided discussion.
Karen Swim talked Client Management with her group; Profitable Media relations was hosted by Monique Caradine. Alas I couldn’t clone myself to be in three places at once, I joined the Specialist or Generalist panel, an interesting talk on both niche industries as well as skills led by Daria Steigman.
- As I hinted in the Solo PR Summit Day 1 recap, I outted myself as a cheap hooker (Greg’s joke/analogy). Bad me! We spend a lot of time, work very hard to develop our talents and skills, build our expertise and hone our creativity – we should be paid for it damnit!
- Different ways to run the math, but it all added up the same: get paid what you’re worth. Pick the lifestyle, business you want and structure accordingly.
- On hourly rates – Client: “My lawyer doesn’t cost that much?!” Greg: “Get a better lawyer.”
- More than 400 measurement tools – some of the Solo PR (non-existant) budget friendly variety.
- Real-time analysis of the SeaWorld Harlem Shake video.
- Not one wisp of AVEs!
- If you’re worried about making Bad Pitch Blog, you probably won’t. Interesting: most pitches aren’t exactly bad, they’re irrelevant, off-target.
- Stop fighting to hold on to old models that no longer work; evolve and adapt.
- “One Size Fits (No One At) All.” ITA!
- Finally found some IFTTT shortcuts I’m comfortable trying. I can’t automate reading, vetting content – but the filtering and gathering, that will give it a go.
- Workflows sans email and 27 different browser windows (it’s like she’s seen my desktop). She’s a Tracky champion but project management tool of choice will do. The idea is to stop bouncing emails around cyberspace; instead put all the tasks, deadlines, supporting files in one place where everyone can see, monitor, send.
From the trenches. Success stories from Kristie Aylett, Kellye Crane, Kelly Davis and Heather Whaling. Always nice to learn from the pros first hand what they are doing, what is and isn’t working. Everyone’s doing this their own ways, for their own reasons.
- Age, experience, location don’t matter as much as expertise, skill, know-how and ability to get it done.
- Different strokes – solo, subcontracting, virtual agency, boutique firm, group consortium – for different folks; find what works best for you.
Woefully incomplete. If you were there, let me know what you thought. If you weren’t and want more, just ask.