3 Tips to Help Engineer Collaboration

3 Tips to Help Engineer Collaboration

engineering-collaboration-2Group projects are often polarizing. You either love them or hate them. But, if you work in a field that is centered on teamwork – like marketing, PR or communications – you better learn to love them! And, yes, it can be learned.

Engineering team collaboration may sound like the ultimate exercise in creating false harmony. But, check out my three tips in my latest LinkedIn Pulse piece, Can You Engineer Collaboration?, for helping foster better teamwork.

Hint: my tips include (1) working toward the why, (2) understanding your team and yourself, and (3) hiring smart! And be sure to share your own tips in the comments below.

PR Is More Than Just Media Relations (Video)

PR Is More Than Just Media Relations (Video)

PR is often associated with media relations. After all, everyone seems to want that next big hit in the Wall Street Journal, or a spot on TODAY. But, PR is so much more than just media relations; and, while media may (or may not!) be a supporting tactic in a successful program, PR strategies need to start with the business objectives.

Take a look at my brief video below where I share more thoughts on this topic and feel free to share it on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook or Google+!

So, You Want a Speaking Slot? How to Help Your CFP Stand Out Above the Rest!

So, You Want a Speaking Slot? How to Help Your CFP Stand Out Above the Rest!

Speaker Submission TipsIndustry conferences and trade shows are great opportunities for companies and individuals to generate exposure, leverage a thought leadership platform and target key audiences… especially if you’re able to wrangle a speaking session! But, with speaker proposals climbing into the tens of thousands for some major industry conferences, unless you’re willing to shell out the big bucks for a sponsored slot, beating out the competition is becoming harder by the minute.

In my latest LinkedIn Pulse piece, “3 Tips for Creating a Winning Speaking Submission,” I go into how getting to know the judges (and getting the judges to know you), researching sessions from years past, and using questions to get your point across can help give your conference CFP an edge.

Check it out and join the conversation on Twitter @MeredithLEaton to let me know your top tips, too!

3 Tips to Keep Rapid Response Pitching Rapid

3 Tips to Keep Rapid Response Pitching Rapid

Rapid resPR Rapid Response Media Pitchingponse pitching, also known as issues hijacking, is one of the most successful strategies PR teams can use to boost their clients’ and spokespeople’sthought leadership. But, with all the steps that have to happen within mere hours before a breaking news story dies out – from building media lists and writing pitches, to sourcing thoughts from spokespeople and facilitating briefings – it’s no wonder such an undertaking often needs all the stars to align to really work.

But, three tips could help PR teams keep on top of rapid-response pitching: prepping commentary, ensuring target media lists are built, and knowing when to pitch without commentary. Check out my latest LinkedIn post, How Rapid Does ‘Rapid Response Pitching’ Have To Be?,to learn more.

Thought Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made

Thought Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made

Creating Thought Leaders

Thought leaders are highly sought after – by industries desperate for innovation and companies wanting more awareness in their field. But, can anyone make the cut? After all, thought leaders aren’t born, they’re made. And, while many have the same characteristics – inspirational, innovative, bold, credible, respected, etc. – there are certain elements that can help establish a sound platform for successful thought leadership.

In my latest LinkedIn Pulse piece, “5 Ingredients for Creating Successful Thought Leaders,” I delve into some key considerations to help thought leaders get off the ground. Have a look and share know your best tips for creating thought leaders by tweeting me @MeredithLEaton.

Brand Journalism’s Video Evolution

Brand Journalism’s Video Evolution

Video Brand JournalismAs the media landscape continues to shift, we’re seeing fewer traditional media outlets and more and more owned platforms from companies as brand journalism trends take off. Check out Adobe’s CMO.com, Kaspersky’s ThreatPost, Dell’s Power More or HP’s TechBeacon, to name a few.

But, what will be the next evolution in this trend? Read more