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How to Use AI to Build a Brand Narrative

Building a Brand Narrative

AirPR’s new Research TrendsTM provides insight into how to build a brand Narrative When your brand builds a clear narrative and fine-tunes messaging, it clears the way for reaching both your customers and other decision makers. Identifying the long-form narrative that your brand wants to convey, along with a brief message that is unified and […]


Why It’s Hard to Measure PR in the First Place

Our in-house data scientist, Fletcher Stump Smith, spends his days building machine learning models that identify news articles relevant to AirPR customers and predict the business impact of those articles. In layman’s terms, Fletcher’s work allows us to solve a pretty itchy problem: the problem of proper PR measurement. Recently, Fletcher gave a presentation about what […]


5 Ways to Get Girls to Fall in Love With STEM

President Obama recently announced his Computer Science for All initiative to fund computer science training programs in K-12 public schools. But before assessing the need at a national level, entrepreneurs and tech companies have been assessing and advocating for the need for more STEM education on their own; because as we all know…nothing happens without […]


How PRTech Can Pump Up Your 2016 PR Planning

If you’re anything like us, you’re likely steeped in planning madness as the final weeks of 2015 come to a red and green infested close. In the midst of crafting strategies, brainstorming campaigns, and ideating stories, be sure to check out our recently refreshed PRTech Ecosystem. My, how far we’ve come! In just one year, […]


PART 2: Big Data 101 for PR

We know, we know…sequels so rarely live up to the hype of originals, but I can assure you this part duex is guaranteed to deliver as much punch and pizzazz as what came before. A few weeks ago my colleague and engineering partner-in-crime, Frank Jing, knocked it out of the park with his succinct and […]


PART 1: Big Data 101 for PR

I’m not sure when it began, but it seems that “Big Data” is becoming THE catch phrase in every business meeting. The emphasis of each Big Data conversation may be different: it may be making sure no data is lost, or the privacy and security concerns of using the cloud, or the automation of analytical […]


How’s Your Data Literacy? Take our quiz and find out!

POP QUIZ, Y’ALL! Ok, so if that sentence brought on mental flashbacks of repressed high school memories, fret not. This quiz isn’t meant to make you sweat, agonize, or relive painful 16 year-old nightmares. In fact, its sole purpose is to provide some honest feedback on where your PR data strengths lie and where you may need a […]


#DataTalk: Harnessing Big Data to Propel PR

Does anyone else feel like everywhere they turn there is some reference to Big Data? While that statement may be steeped in a bit of hyperbole, there is some truth to it. Big Data really is impacting every industry and what’s better, it’s rocking the PR world in a ridiculously awesome way. PR pros have […]


10 Ways PR Can Leverage LinkedIn

A few weeks ago I conducted an exclusive interview with two of LinkedIn’s leading tech ladies, Sarah Clatterbuck and Erica Lockheimer, alongside PR Manager Kenly Walker. We talked about everything from how to ensure your LinkedIn connections aren’t aware of your stalking habits, to how the company’s “women in tech” initiatives are setting an example […]


6 Marketing and Sales Tactics to Avoid Like the Plague

When you’re a busy entrepreneur, there’s nothing worse than having your time wasted. A lot of frustration can occur as a result of others’ carelessness and disregard for your busy schedule and crowded inbox.

Many sales and marketing professionals continually miss the mark when it comes to outreach practices. From sub-par sales pitches to irrelevant follow up emails, these misfires can result in radio silence, bad word of mouth, or even worse, lost revenue.

So how can you be sure you’re not wasting a potential customer’s valuable time (or worse: pissing them off!) while still accomplishing your sales or marketing agenda?

First and foremost, take a good hard look at every communication you send through a “utility lens”. Is what you’re sending actually helpful or is it just adding to the noise?

Next, think about everything you’ve encountered that secretly made you seethe inside…then do the opposite. You’ll be amazed what you uncover when you turn a critical eye to your own experiences.

Since we’re big believers of putting our money where our mouth is, we decided to cull together 6 sales and marketing tactics we’ve recently endured. Real talk: we’ve experienced EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE at some point in the last 60 days.

If you’re the one calling the shots in terms of sales and marketing content, or you are squarely positioned in front of the customer, do yourself a favor and avoid these at all costs…

1. Distracting pop ups during demos

I think it’s awesome your team does Happy Hour on Wednesday at 4pm, but please keep calendar reminders, text messages, or other distracting notifications from popping up during a screen share demo. It’s unprofessional and let’s be real, I’m more apt to be nosy about your social life than pay attention to your product. Don’t let digital distractions steal the show.

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