Brand Journalism

    • Become a better brand writer with this top tip

      Writing is one of those tasks a lot of people hate to do. They sit there staring at the blank page, unable to start, knowing what they want to say but unable to put it in words, finding ways to distract themselves, and getting themselves into a muddle. If that’s you, I have a neat trick to help you get started more confidently.

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  • Content marketing is an ethical option for old journos

    … to the Brand Newsroom podcast each week. Like what you’ve read? Sign up to the Lush newsletter for fortnightly advice to help you market your business better. In the meantime, you might enjoy reading these: A brand journalism approach to growing your audience Is journalism’s demise marketing’s great opportunity [podcast with show…

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  • Credit where it’s due: Don’t fall foul of copyright law

    … piece of content requires credit. Some things are considered “public domain”. According to the US-based website plagiarism.org, ‘public domain’ is: “Works that are no longer protected by copyright, or never have been… This means that you may freely borrow material from these works without fear of plagiarism, provided you make proper attributions…

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  • Brand Newsroom 106: Lessons from the world’s best content marketing projects

    Content Marketing World has wrapped up in the U.S. for another year and a highlight of that is always the Content Marketing Awards which honour the very best examples of content marketing in the world. The Brand Newsroom team takes a close look at what the best content marketers are doing and what lessons there are for the rest of us.

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  • 7 steps to a winning publication with content marketing

    … What does a quality brand publication look like? When you consider how much ‘content’ is spewed onto the buying public, getting it right isn’t that easy. Project of the Year is being announced at the Content Marketing Awards in Cleveland, Ohio, this week. My pet project, Traction News, is short-listed to win the big prize. Here’s how and why…

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  • Brand Newsroom 100: The biggest content lessons of all

    … Brand Newsroom 100: The biggest content lessons of all James, Nic and Sarah. In the 100th episode of Brand Newsroom the team takes a look back at some of the biggest lessons learned across almost two years of the podcast. Show Notes Here are some key take-outs: Publish consistently. Your audience expects it. That might mean allotting regular…

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  • Interview techniques for tricky talent

    … in journalism but far less so in marketing because you’re rarely going to be interviewing someone who doesn’t want to be interviewed. But, just in case you come across it, here are some common tips for handling it: Make them aware you’re publishing the story with or without their comments. This often elicits some kind of response…

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  • Journalistic principles add credibility to your content

    …. According to the Ethical Journalism Network, there are five principles of journalism. Let’s go through them and see how they apply to content marketing and brand journalism. Truth and Accuracy Strive for accuracy. Give all the relevant facts — everything the audience might reasonably expect to know. This is all about building trust with your…

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  • Brand Newsroom 95: How to generate editorial ideas like a journalist

    … View Larger Image Brand Newsroom 95: How to generate editorial ideas like a journalist One of the most common questions journalists get asked is ‘where do you get all your stories from?’ Generating story ideas is a reporter’s bread and butter and these days it’s also an essential skill for the content marketer. Today, the Brand Newsroom chats…

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  • There really is life after journalism, I promise

    …. I just want to write. Here’s more good news: you can. It’s called content marketing or, sometimes, brand journalism. (I can feel some of you shuddering from here. But hear me out.) Companies all over the world are looking for journalists to create quality, original content for them. I’m not talking about advertorial; I’m talking about actual…

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  • A brand journalism approach to growing your audience

    …. Asking questions and listening to complaints should be a regular part of every content marketer’s job. Asking questions and listening to complaints should be a regular part of every content marketer’s… Click To Tweet Investigative brand journalism This kind of behaviour is second nature to journalists who tend to be naturally curious. They also often…

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  • Brand Newsroom 91: How to Deal with Writer’s Block

    Have you ever sat there staring at your computer screen, totally stuck? You know want you want to say, but you have no idea how to say it. The words just aren’t coming. It doesn’t matter that your deadline is looming, you’ve drawn a total blank. Today, the Brand Newsroom team looks at “writer’s block” and shares some great tips for pushing through it.

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  • Why being reactive should be part of your strategy

    … Here’s something that’s probably missing from your editorial calendar: Adrenalin. In a traditional newsroom, adrenalin is a part of daily life. It’s one reason why the news game is so addictive. Journalists love rushing around, interviewing people, getting all the facts, filing articles from the field, “crossing live” back to the studio…

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  • How to build your audience by adding editorial value

    … shipwrecks though. We genuinely have no idea about those. More information on building audiences Listen to the Brand Newsroom episode about how to find out what your audience wants from you. The post How to build your audience by adding editorial value appeared first on Lush Digital. …

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  • How to generate article ideas like a journalist

    … be anything. Ask yourself ‘what is the angle we can get on this that our readers will find interesting’? 5. Value-add Take the story further. Dig deeper. This is a tactic I apply to a brand newsroom I edit. Our competitors’ news websites in the space often just take a company’s press release, give it a tickle, and slap it up online. There’s no point…

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  • Brand Newsroom 83: How to Manage Editorial Workflow

    … Brand Newsroom 83: How to Manage Editorial Workflow Editorial workflow can be messy. There are too many stages involved, too many approvals, and often something like 15 interested parties getting out their red pen to make unnecessary changes. It shouldn’t be this hard. So how do you streamline your editorial workflow processes to ensure…

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