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:
Design Blogs: Everything in Its Right Place
"Let’s draw up some plans, consider the space, and enjoy this brief tour through some of the best design blogs," as described by Thomas Hynes, manager of blogger relations at PR Newswire.
Expert Alerts: Twitter, Home Renovation, 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. This alert is compiled by Grace Lavigne, senior editor at ProfNet.
ProfNet for Small Business
As a small-business owner, you know how hard it can be to get the media’s attention. What if you knew what journalists were working on so you could offer yourself up as an expert source for their articles? ProfNet can provide that info to you. Maria Perez, director of news operations at ProfNet explains how.
Olympics PR highs and lows
The Olympic Games have given PRs the opportunity to take the media ‘summer silly season’ to new heights. You’d have thought that weekly posts on London Olympics PR highs and lows would be enough. But no, there’s just too much good (and bad) material. This summary is brought to us by Simon Francis, freelance communications consultant.
7 Business Lessons From Your Cat
"Anyone who has ever had a cat can tell you they've learned a lot from their furry friend: an appreciation for the simple luxuries in life, the coziness of a warm spot in the sun, the beauty of the never-ending nap, the value of unconditional companionship. But our kitties can teach us a few lessons that translate into the business world too." Grace Lavigne tells us just how much cat behavior can translate into good business practices.
A Call for a More Environmentally Friendly Office Temperature Standard
"The dog days of summer have begun; time to whip out a woolen cardigan for the office. It’s a summer ritual in New York. Outside the temperatures go up, inside office buildings the temperatures drop." Katja Schroeder, president of Expedition PR provides a fun glimpse into office life in the big, hot and cold city.
Tool Spotlight: Awesome Screenshot
This is part of a biweekly series on tools, resources and apps to help PR and media professionals be more productive and effective. Awesome Screenshot is a free browser extension that enables users to quickly capture what they see on their screen, add annotations, then share or download the resulting image. In other words, it’s a nifty tool that allows you to create screen grabs enriched with helpful information. Jason Hahn, senior editor at ProfNet tells us about this useful tool.
MEDIAware, PR Newswire's Audience Research Department newsletter, featuring media news and job changes in the last month, is now available. Here is a sampling of this month's edition, written by Kevin Frey, senior media researcher at PR Newswire.
Media News Highlight
Media News Highlight shares articles and stories from the worlds of media and journalism that may be of interest to professionals who work in said industries and newsrooms across the country. This is my new feature on ProfNet Connect.
Demand More From Your Press Releases
"Simply put, I think it’s time for us to expect more from our press releases in terms of audience reached and outcomes delivered." Sarah Skerik, vice president of social media at PR Newswire explains the results press releases issuers should expect in today's digital and social world.
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