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April Fool’s* Guide to Purposeful Posting

If you are trying to drive sales down, use the first three bullets.  If you are trying to drive sales up, use the second set.  Here are our April Fool’s Day recommendations to social media mastery: Ignore the conversation:  No matter what the issue your customers post to your site, post the content that you […]

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Is Your Communications Plan A Turkey?

Just like a Thanksgiving get together your company’s communications strategy needs some thoughtful planning.  The right audience and the right ingredients will help achieve a successful outcome.  Avoid the following pitfalls when planning either event: Overcrowding: If you have seating for 10, don’t invite the whole neighborhood; you will disappoint and aggravate those that don’t […]

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Infograhic Search Up 800%. Do You Infographic?

You know that content is king, but how you present it can make or break your company’s outreach efforts. How do you make your message stand out from the crowd? Infographics help convey complex information in a reader-friendly way and Google infographic search is up 800% since 2010, so readers are on the hunt.  Here […]

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86% of Customers use Organic Search to Find Services: Are You On Google Page 1?

Businesses that are covered on a broad range of sites improve their SEO dramatically. Online media relations can diversify your online footprint and drive you onto Google Page 1. How do you get onto page 1? Hire K Squared. Leave the rest of the work to us. If you are a do-it-yourselfer – follow these […]

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Establishing Your Company’s Blog

A successful blog can make your company more noticeable by search engines and help demonstrate your expertise. Successful company blogs get their readers to come back by following these simple guidelines: Keep it short: Blogs are written for the convenience of your readers. When you write the blog, get to the point of your subject by […]

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The C’s to Effective Communication

When your company sends out a message to the press or the public, it is important to make sure that the message doesn’t get misconstrued. Your company can avoid misunderstandings by following the seven C’s of communication. Credibility: First, tell the truth. Next, reach out to trustworthy and reliable social media, owned media and news […]

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Creating Your Crisis Communication Plan

Every school has an emergency plan to prepare for natural disasters as school officials understand a crisis can strike at any time. Just like schools, your company needs a plan in place to successfully navigate a crisis. Create your company crisis communication plan by starting with these components: Assemble a crisis communication team: Your team […]

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Six Steps to Handling a Crisis

Your company’s name is in the press, but it’s not associated with a positive image. This could be the start of a crisis. What do you do? Do you hold a press conference? Do you inform the staff? Do you hope the problem just goes away? There are steps you can take in a crisis […]

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Helping Customers Market Your Company

Customers are powerful and free marketers because of their social media contacts. You can develop plans that motivate customers to market your company. It can lead to an increase in public awareness, business rewards and sales. Take a look at a recent example: The star company: The Chicago Blackhawks enlist their fans to market the team through a […]

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Preparing for Interviews with the Press

What you do before an interview is almost as important as what you say during the interview. To help you get ready here are some essential steps: Researching the interviewer and news outlet. Conducting research on your interviewer and their body of work can assist you in shaping the content of the interview. It is […]

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