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Sunday, 27 November 2016

5 Ways To Make Your Blog & Social Channels Easier For PR Companies

As most of you will already know I work in PR and social media (and LOVE it),  and I also, obviously, run this blog! It's so fun being both sides of the e-mails and I really enjoy interacting with fellow bloggers as well as fellow PR companies!
In my time within this industry I have talked to many fellow bloggers (and yes they are all total babes)!
When it comes to contacting and organising bloggers, I have noticed there can be a few things that hinder a company or brand getting the information they need so I thought why not write out a few TOP things for you guys to ensure you are including all the information that's needed!
Check out these 5 EASY bits and bobs below.....

Tell Us Your Name
Yes, you would think this would be a total given, but yet there are still blogs out there where there is actually no indication at all of what the writers name is.
 I hate having to write "Hi there" in my e-mails and one of my personal pet hates is getting e-mailed "Dear ayellowbrickblog".
I mean fair enough if you want to keep anonymous or not use your real name, but make sure there is something that we can call you by! I have been on Blogs, Twitters, Instagrams and more of the same person and still have no clue what their name is or what to call them!

Social Media - the kings of the internet
It is always fabulous to have your social media channels in plain sight on your blog and even better if your followings for each are showing! Being able to find all your platforms in one place is a life saver.... believe me!
(Oh and for the love of God... get them to open in a new tab :)

UK? North, South, East, West?
Now this one is handy for event invites!
If PR companies are looking for bloggers in a certain area it's great for them to be able to see if you are close enough or not!  I'm not saying give up your street name, postcode or even town but just the area you live in makes it so much easier for PR companies to send you relevant e-mails that may be of interest to you - Manchester, London, North West, South East, Isle Of Wight....  it's always good to know - even if it's just on your Twitter or Instagram!

Contacting YOU
It's all well and good finding your blog and loving your content - but if you want to be involved in PR opportunities, having your e-mail address prominent on your blog/social is essential.
Having a 'Contact Me' section is always perfect.... one where you have a contactable e-mail address too not a form to fill out ;)
Including it in your social media bios is also perfect - it makes life ALOT easier and saves so much time.

Searching...
Having a search option within your blog is also a fantastic addition and useful tool for people looking to work with you. It gives them access to be able to find any relevant content you may have created previously.

These may all seem SO super obvious but you may be surprised to know I sit there weekly looking at blogs unable to find names, e-mail address or even if they have a Twitter or not!
Do let me know if you'd like any other PR themed posts, or maybe if you have any questions at all!


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17 comments

  1. These are such lovely tips !

    Lubna

    themisslubna.com

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  2. Really enjoyed reading this post, can't wait to use it when I re-launch in May (uni first!).

    Blog:: Hannah Rose

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  3. Like you I work in social media/ PR and blog, so it's fun to be on both ends. I agree with all of these, if I can't find the name it's quite off putting. Fab tips! x

    Jodie / jodiemelissa.com

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  4. Love these tips! I think I've included all on my blog but I will be going over and making sure everything is obvious. Thanks for sharing! x

    Y x | The Sweet Seven Five

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  5. These are great tips, social media is everything! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  6. These are some really useful tips, thank you for sharing! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  7. Thanks for sharing! These are some fantastic tips x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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  8. fab tips! Reminds me, need to update my about me page!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  9. These are great tips! Just getting started with my blog, so this will be a big help

    - Charmaine
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  10. Great tips! Thankfully I already do most of these so that's a relief haha xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. These are all such helpful tips, thanks for sharing. And yes, having your name on your blog, or at least something to call you by, is so important. Especially if you want to keep in contact with someone :)

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I am so pleased that I have all of these on my blog, I feel like I've just gotten all my homework right ha ha, I work with some lovely PR companies and don't think they get the credit they deserve sometimes, I have had get well emails from 4 this week which is so touching xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  13. Hi! I work in PR and you hit the nail on the head -- GREAT tips! Also, I'm dying over you logo! :)

    http://abbysaylor.com/

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  14. What a great post, I'll make sure to include these on my blog! Thank you :)

    http://moonbeamsonthepath.wordpress.com

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  15. Great blog post! I have to use a contact form though as sometimes I get dodgy emails!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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