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Anna Julow Roolf

BLASTmedia Enters 2018 with Strengthened West Coast Client Roster and New Leadership

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(INDIANAPOLIS — January 15, 2018) — Following momentum of 2017, BLASTmedia — a national, B2B PR firm — enters the new year with significant additions to its client roster and leadership team. The agency continues to expand its footprint in the Bay Area with San Francisco-based technology companies Moogsoft, Velostrata and Cloud Academy each choosing the agency to lead media relations and thought-leadership efforts. To further the agency’s growth and measurement capabilities for all clients, BLASTmedia has hired Chris Lucas as vice president, who brings his background in scaling high-growth companies and SaaS industry expertise to the agency.   Read More

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3 Marketing Technology Trends to Watch for In 2018

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One of the hallmarks of a successful thought leader is the ability to use his or her base of knowledge to formulate commentary around events and trends that are still in progress or haven’t fully come to fruition. This skillset can be what turns your CEO or CMO from a company spokesperson who can speak to your company’s impact on the industry, to a thought leader who can speak to the industry at large and is looked to as an expert source by journalists. Read More

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Public Relations vs. Media Relations: Understanding the Difference

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The difference between public relations and media relations can be confusing. They sound similar and even PR pros sometimes use them interchangeably. In fact, as more channels of communication develop, the lines between the two are seemingly more blurred than ever. However, there are specific aspects that separate these communication terms and it’s important to understand the vernacular before selecting a PR agency or embarking on a “PR campaign.”

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Media Coverage

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Media coverage takes many forms. It could be feature article secured in national business press, a product review in an IT trade outlet, commentary drafted by your team and included in a local business journal or a variety of other pieces published by a publication outside of your organization.

Regardless of the medium, there’s nothing quite like media coverage and the feeling you get when opening a glossy magazine to see your CEOs commentary or clicking a link to find your brand name surrounded by favorable remarks. But that feeling of satisfaction, and even sometimes pride, doesn’t just fall in your lap—a lot of work goes into securing quality media coverage and that in itself gives brands an incentive to make media coverage live longer than just that first click or page turn. Read More