Sound Bite

A sound bite is a short clip of speech or music extracted from a longer piece of audio, often used to promote or exemplify the full length piece. In the context of journalism, a sound bite is characterized by a short phrase or sentence that captures the essence of what the speaker was trying to say, and is used to summarize information and entice the reader or viewer. The term was coined by the U.S. media in the 1970s. Since then, politicians have increasingly employed sound bites to summarize their positions.Due to its brevity, the sound bite often overshadows the broader context in which it was spoken, and can be misleading or inaccurate.
Posts about Sound Bite
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    Content Marketing Institutein Content- 23 readers -
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    Robert Rose/ Content Marketing Institutein Content- 24 readers -
  • How to Prevent Client Failures in SEO Public Relations

    … creating some core statements about your client’s business. We explored this last month in "8 Essential Steps for SEOs in Planning Online PR." The essence is to: write a set of between six and 10 core statements about the way your client does business craft a "sound bite" that neatly sums up each statement in a quote that trips easily off…

    Ken Mcgaffin/ Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 4 readers -
  • 8 Essential Steps for SEOs in Planning Online PR

    … client craft their messages. Here’s how: Interview and brainstorm with your client to develop a core set of business statements which describes how they do business, what they see as important, and what makes them unique For each statement, craft a memorable sound bite - a phrase that is memorable, quotable, and sharable Again for each statement…

    Ken Mcgaffin/ Search Engine Watch- 4 readers -
  • 8 Essential Steps for SEOs in Planning Online PR

    … their messages. Here’s how: Interview and brainstorm with your client to develop a core set of business statements which describes how they do business, what they see as important, and what makes them unique For each statement, craft a memorable sound bite - a phrase that is memorable, quotable, and sharable Again for each statement, create a Web page…

    Ken Mcgaffin/ Search Engine Watch- 7 readers -
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