If you haven't checked out the blogs section of ProfNet Connect lately, you're missing out on some wonderful posts. Here's a recap of some of the top posts for the week of July 21:
ProfNet 101: The Basics
Maria Perez, director of news operations at ProfNet describes the basics of what ProfNet is all about and how it can work for journalists and PR professionals.
Dear Gracie: Clearing the Hurdles of Sports PR
Each week, Dear Gracie answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of over 50,000 ProfNet experts. This week she answers the question, "I recently acquired a professional athlete as a client, although I have no experience in sports PR specifically. Any advice? Unique challenges?"
Secrets of a Meticulously Organized Inbox
"So, how can you keep up with the constant flow of information and approaching deadlines? What I do is maintain an organized email inbox, task list, and electronic calendar." Casey Cardinal, account executive at InkHouse Marketing + Media shares her "secrets for utilizing a clean inbox and task list."
Covering Real Estate: An Introduction
"Everybody needs a roof over their head -- even local businesses. In a series of posts on the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism's website, Jonathan Lansner, a veteran reporter at The Orange County Register, details how to cover the story of real estate locally and nationally." Shared by Robin J. Phillips, digital director, Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.
Car Blogs: Start Your Engines!
"This week, my focus is on car blogs. I don’t actually own a car. In fact, I ride a bike to work. But, even I know how crucial automobiles are. That is to say, I take cabs now and again. I even have a Zipcar membership. It stands to reason all my food is probably transported in cars or trucks at some point. And, if I were to call the cops, I wouldn’t want them taking the subway to the scene of the crime. Cars are important, is what I’m trying to say. And trust me when I say these five car bloggers are just a few of the many great ones out there reporting on the subject." Thomas Hynes, manager of blogger relations at PR Newswire once again shares his favorites.
Spreading Innovation from the Big Apple Across the Empire State
Stories and discussions have been abuzz of New York City moving up the ranks as an incubator for tech companies. It is now the fastest growing tech center behind Silicon Valley, according to the Center for an Urban Future. However, what seems to not be as well known is that there are massive opportunities for entrepreneurs across the entire New York State (not just in the Big Apple.)
Katja Schroeder, president of Expedition PR tells us about the wonderful opportunities the "Empire State" has to offer.
Expert Alerts: Federal Reserve, Homebuyers, More
ProfNet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other writers with links to experts and story ideas on the topics they cover. You’ll also find links to job opportunities and other news and resources we think you’ll find useful. Jason Hahn, senior editor at ProfNet shares this week's expert alerts.
Big Data: What’s Next?
"Most enterprises have no idea what to do with all of this data that’s growing exponentially every second. And big data companies cannot sell their products without doing a better job of explaining 'so what?'" Matt Fates, partner at Ascent Venture Partners explains.
Press Release, Blog Post or Tweet?
"In today’s world of blogs, social networks, digital media and connected audiences, it can sometimes be tough to decide which communications vehicle is appropriate for a particular announcement."
Sarah Skerik, vice president of special media at PR Newswire describes "different ways to distribute messages, and when each is appropriate."
Speaker Service: Your Connection for Finding Speakers
"Event organizers: Are you planning out your event schedule for late 2012 and early 2013? Get an early start on finding the speakers you need via ProfNet’s free Speaker Service feature today." Maria Perez explains how the service can help "connect you with keynote speakers, moderators, panelists and other types of presenters."
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