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Kim Jefferson

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What to Expect from a B2B SaaS Media Relations Program

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Our current and prospective clients constantly ask us what results to expect from a B2B SaaS media relations program. While PR is an investment that pays dividends in market awareness, recruiting, fundraising and prospecting, it’s an investment nonetheless. IDC estimates tech companies with $100 million in ARR spend as much as $320,000 annually on public relations. And, this number is poised to grow in the coming years. Read More

B2B SaaS PR

4 Pillars of B2B SaaS PR

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SaaS advisor, founder and investor Jason Lemkin is a skeptic, bringing a discerning mind to every facet of his career. He’s especially skeptical of the PR industry — and that’s exactly why his opinion should be trusted, even though he’s been fired as a client by at least three PR firms. Jason and I don’t agree on everything PR related, but we agree on PR’s impact on the entire SaaS business — from recruiting to fundraising to social proof. We at BLASTmedia call this impact the ‘Four Pillars’ of B2B SaaS PR: investors, employees, partners and customers. Here’s why those pillars are important and how PR impacts each: Read More

Understanding Share of Voice

PR Measurement: Understanding Share of Voice

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Before the rise of technology, it was easier to escape quantitative measurement in PR because there wasn’t really a way to do it. Today, business leaders are demanding hard numbers to prove the worth of PR. Although the measurement, tracking and reporting processes can cause a resounding groan from most PR pros, there are many ways in which this can work in your favor. Understanding your company’s share of voice, or how your efforts are helping the company overall stack up against competitors, is a  popular — and insightful — way to convey success. Read More

Hustle Wanted: Work at BLASTmedia

By | Work at BLAST | 2 Comments

We’re always searching for hungry, high-energy talent to join our ever-growing team. In case you haven’t heard, we specialize in PR, social media and content marketing (from consumer product launches to B2B content marketing campaigns) for our clients like adidas, Crosley Radio, ZEISS, hhgregg and Long John Silver’s. And, we hustle harder than any agency out there.

Our ideal team members are self-starters, writers and thinkers, passionate about driving results and comfortable taking initiative.

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The Alleged Death of Media Relations

By | Industry Perspective | One Comment

Does media relations alone drive a PR strategy for a brand? No. Does this mean media relations is dead or dying a slow death? Absolutely not.

Citing a decline in print media, an increase in brand partnerships with media and a rise in content marketing, some experts are saying PR is relying too heavily on media relations. Of course, we disagree with this conclusion. To the contrary, those points actually reinforce the need for media relations. Observe:

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Media Coverage Alone is Not a PR Strategy

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Recently, Ragan’s PRDaily reposted an article from the founder of a Bay Area communications agency, “PR’s obsession with media coverage.” Kevin’s point is reasonable and should be acknowledged by PR pros and marketing leadership: Media coverage is not synonymous with public relations, and not the only option for reaching target audiences with PR.

Don’t get me wrong, media relations is a staple at BLASTmedia – we’re good at it, and it drives results for our clients. But, media coverage alone can’t make up an entire communication strategy. With the amount of noise in modern marketing channels, and the short attention spans of audiences, it should just be one facet of an integrated marketing strategy.

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BLASTmedia Named Strategic Social Media Partner for Long John Silver’s

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Content marketing agency selected to enhance social media presence of national QSR brand

(INDIANAPOLIS – October 20, 2015) BLASTmedia, a national public relations and content marketing agency, has been selected by Long John Silver’s as its strategic social media partner. Working with the national quick service restaurant’s internal marketing team, BLASTmedia is developing and implementing engagement and content strategies across the brand’s social media platforms.

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