Wired PR Works |Take Two

Because I just got home from vacation today, I'm stocking this "take two" blog with clips from my former blog's WordPress entries. If you blog from a free WordPress platform, back up your posts - your whole blog can vanish without warning as mine did last week. Thanks for hanging in there with me.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Posts from Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi
Vacation - Is it a Virtue or a Venue? | Going Blog-free
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Vacation - Is it a Virtue or a Venue? | Going Blog-free Posted by barbararozgonyi on July 2nd, 2007 To my husband, vacation is a virtue. To me, it’s a venue. He has to get away. I have to see something. And our kids? They’ll go [almost] anywhere as long as we’re paying for it. Tomorrow morning, we’ll leave our house in a stretch limo - nothing else will hold our 9 suitcases and 5 passengers - and cruise on over to Midway to set off for what may be our last long family adventure for awhile.

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MTN News | Ezine Article |2 PR Routes | How to Choose the Right One
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MTN News | Ezine Article |2 PR Routes | How to Choose the Right One Posted by barbararozgonyi on July 2nd, 2007 MTN Ezine subscribers received this article on June 28 . . . now it’s posted here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Subscribe to my ezine articles Two PR Routes: How to Choose the Right One for You Whether you want to reach journalists who’ll write your story for you or you want to bypass them and go directly to your clients or consumers, this article will tell you how to choose the right PR path To request permission to reproduce or republish this article, contact connect AT corywestmedia DOT com.

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Viral Tag Train | How to Link Up
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Viral Tag Train | How to Link Up Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 28th, 2007 Now, here’s an idea I found in ineptuser’s Boost PR blog post via a Google Alert. If you want to get in on the Viral Tag Train game, instructions follow, copied directly from the post. The idea is to build viral steam by exchanging links. When your blog shows up somewhere, you add the blog to your viral list. Remember to change the host tag to your own blog before publishing your post.

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How to Blog Directly from PRWeb
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How to Blog Directly from PRWeb Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 25th, 2007 [IMG bloogingdirectlyfromprweb.jpg]Click the BlogThis icon on any PRWeb release and you’ll go to a page like the one I’m typing on now. This new tool makes it so easy to comment on a release. Remeber to add in the trackback URL so that your blog shows up on the PRWeb release. This technique ties you into the news and gives you free exposure. [IMG CoryWest Media] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Click on the image above and you’ll see the text in the window.

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Alexa Rankings | Blog Breaks into the top 100,000 - in Singapore
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Alexa Rankings | Blog Breaks into the top 100,000 - in Singapore Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 25th, 2007 [IMG alexarankingsjune2007.jpg] Click on this image and you’ll see how Alexa ranks Wired PR Works around the world. For comparison purposes, last November CNN reported the Internet reached a new milestone: 100 million websites. One year after 18,000 sites populated the Internet in 1995, I launched my first site. So, I’ve been online for 11 years. But, I have to be honest, my site’s stats aren’t all that great.

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Tim Knox Book | Everything I Learned About Business I Learned from My Mama
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Tim Knox Book | Everything I Learned About Business I Learned from My Mama Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 21st, 2007 I’m excited about Tim Knox’s new book: Everything I Learned About Business I Learned from My Mama For a limited time you can grab your own copy of Tim’s new book for under $20 and get over $4,000 in bonus downloads provided by other Internet Marketing legends like Mark Joyner, Joe Vitale, Rich Schefren, Mike Filsame, and over 90 others - including me. Here’s my bonus page promo .

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MTN News | Ezine Article | Recycling PR | 30 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Content
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MTN News | Ezine Article | Recycling PR | 30 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Content Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 21st, 2007 Here’s the latest MTN News Ezine Article, written by Barbara Rozgonyi and published by CoryWest Media . . . Subscribe to My Ezine Articles Recycling PR: 30 Ways to Repurpose/Reincarnate/Reuse Product Information, Marketing and Publicty Articles Find out how to reduce your writing workload when you read this week’s article that gives you 30 ways to repurpose, reincarnate and reuse existing articles or information to save you time and build your brand.

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MTN News | Ezine Article | Gaining on Google | Blogs Snag Search Results
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MTN News | Ezine Article | Gaining on Google | Blogs Snag Search Results Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 14th, 2007 [IMG google_alert_barbara_rozgonyi.jpg] Update 6/14/07 Click on the image above to see the email from Google Alerts for Barbara Rozgonyi telling me about this article. FYI, the date stamp is 17:22:18 - about 3 hours after I wrote the post. Pinging Technorati definitely helps. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here’s the latest MTN News Ezine Article, written by Barbara Rozgonyi and published by CoryWest Media .

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MarketingSherpa Research | Revealing B2B Marketing
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MarketingSherpa Research | Revealing B2B Marketing Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 11th, 2007 MarketingSherpa’s reports feed the marketing student in me. Although the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign granted me my marketing degree years ago, I’ve never given up my fascination with what motivates people to buy. That’s why I love reading and interpreting [insights follow promo clip from marketingsherpa.com] reports like this one . .

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Fielding Literary Agent Calls | Resources for Ready to Publish Writers
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Fielding Literary Agent Calls | Resources for Ready to Publish Writers Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 11th, 2007 For the last few days I’ve been answering calls for a literary agent. Each time the caller left a message saying they found my listing in the Yellow Pages online. So, I checked it out and yes, indeed, CoryWest is listed in the Literary Agent category - along with Marketing Consultants, Marketing Programs & Services, Public Relations Counselors and Writers. Hmm. . .

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MTN News | Ezine Article | Feedback PR | Online Marketing Surveys
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MTN News | Ezine Article | Feedback PR | Online Marketing Surveys Posted by barbararozgonyi on June 7th, 2007 Here’s the latest Marketing Transformations Network [MTN] News Ezine Article . . . When you want to know what someone thinks, there’s only one way to find out: ask them. So . . . What’s on your mind dear reader? Leave a comment below and let me know: - what you’d like to learn - how I can help you - what you think of this blog - anything else that’s on your mind Pick one, or all, and leave your comment below.

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Blog Search Terms | SEO Headlines Generate Traffic
35 days ago
Publicly revealing your search terms, is well, like giving away one of your secret formulas. My advice? Don’t do it - most of the time. But, I like sharing. And, thanks to my Chicago Cicada Watch Journal post, Wired PR Works is attracting as much attention as a new tree gets from, ummm, a cicada crowd. Stringing together Chicago + Cicada + [...]

Publicity Hound University Opens | Trains PR Assistants
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Publicity Hound University Opens | Trains PR Assistants Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 30th, 2007 Leave it to Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, to create a virtual training program for PR assistants. Publicity Hound University is a perfect plug-in for enterpreneurs who want more media attention. While writing a news release is relatively easy, targeting distribution can be a guessing game. And, tracking the coverage may be tricky. But not if you have a trained PR assistant working for you.

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MTN News | Ezine Article | Reality Show PR | Marketing with Case Studies
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MTN News | Ezine Article | Reality Show PR | Marketing with Case Studies Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 30th, 2007 This article went out to our MTN News ezine subscribers today . . . Reality Show PR: Marketing with Case Studies Take your prospects behind the scenes with client case studies: all ready and made for marketing by Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of CoryWest Media and Public Relations Expert When clients want to know what you do, invite them into a behind-the-scenes reality show.

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Online Business Marketing Advice
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Online Business Marketing Advice Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 28th, 2007 This post is in response to an Ask Liz Ryan Yahoo! Groups question about how to market a business with a shopping cart online . . . Feel free to comment and add in your own suggestions/recommendations. Marketing a business online takes time and expertise. If you’re serious about learning what works for the top marketers, study their sites and consider joining an inner circle. I’m a member of Ken McCarthy’s The System Club.

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Memorial Day | Soldier Archives Open
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Memorial Day | Soldier Archives Open Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 28th, 2007 Today is Memorial Day. Is there a veteran in your family - who served from 1607 to 1975? From now until June 6, 2007 - the anniversary of D-Day, ancestry.com is putting 90 million war records online with free access. After that, you’ll have to pay about $155/year to get into the database. From Time Magazine . . . Ancestry.com is unveiling more than 90 million U.S.

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Chicago Cicada Watch Journal
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Chicago Cicada Watch Journal Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 24th, 2007 [IMG cicadas_on_allium_by_barbara_rozgonyi.jpg] Cicada Watch is brought to you by CoryWest Media, a marketing/PR consultancy in the western suburbs of Chicago. Entries and images by Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of CoryWest Media and animal/insect lover.

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Spending More Spare Time Online | Broadband User Stats
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Spending More Spare Time Online | Broadband User Stats Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 23rd, 2007 According to a new report, a family of five spends almost 60 hours, per week, collectively online. The Center for Media Research points to a Media-Screen report that tells marketers what browsers are looking for in their free time online: communications and entertainment tie for the top two time slots. Here’s a clip from the report titled Americans Spend Half of Their Spare Time Online.

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Ezine Article | What Comes Before ABC? | Marketing to Newbies
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Ezine Article | What Comes Before ABC? | Marketing to Newbies Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 23rd, 2007 This article just went out to my Marketing Transformations Network News subscribers . . . When you explain the way things work in simple, basic and easy to understand language, you keep prospects engaged and on track to buy. Starting with the basics is an approach that works for all marketers, especially entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers.

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WordPress Business Blogging Video | Be a Niche Celebrity
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WordPress Business Blogging Video | Be a Niche Celebrity Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 21st, 2007 Here’s a video of Mike Stewart’s presentation at Armand Morin’s Big Seminar in April 2007. In less than 90 minutes, Mike covers why you need a blog, how to upload audio and video and even what new media marketing can do for you as a niche celebrity. Thanks to Armand and Mike for posting this video on Google. Many Internet marketing seminars restrict their content to live audiences.

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MyRagan | Network for Communicators
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MyRagan | Network for Communicators Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 21st, 2007 If you’re not a corporate communicator, you may not know about Ragan Communications. I first heard about Ragan when one of my corporate consulting clients added me to their Ragan Report reading list. Because being mentioned by Ragan was a coveted honor, in planning meetings we mused about how Ragan would review our internal communications ideas. When I was lucky enough to be assigned to write a cover story for my client’s management magazine, Ragan reviewed the article’s approach as a genius concept.

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Online Marketing Monthly Survey | Internet Marketing Results
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Online Marketing Monthly Survey | Internet Marketing Results Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 21st, 2007 Over the weekend, I got an invitation for a free subscription to Online Marketing Monthly, ”the first professional magazine for the Internet marketing industry.” The confirmation email sent me to the Online Marketing Monthly blog where I found the results of the magazine’s readership response to this question: “What is your level of experience in Internet marketing?” According to the

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Ezine Article | MTN News | Typing Press Releases: Traditional Versus New Formats
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Ezine Article | MTN News | Typing Press Releases: Traditional Versus New Formats Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 17th, 2007 Every week, Marketing Transformations Network News [MTN News], get articles like this one . . . Now that I’m in the new rules of marketing and PR book, I’m transitioning out of the traditional approach that’s built on air time and ink. Sure, it’s great to have TV, radio and print coverage.

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LinkedIntelligence Awards | Blogworld & New Media Expo
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LinkedIntelligence Awards | Blogworld & New Media Expo Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 14th, 2007 [IMG Join Me at Blog World Expo] Over the weekend, Scott Allen announced the LinkedIntelligence Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn prize winners. When Scott called for entries in the Ask Liz Ryan Yahoo! group, I wrote up “The Top 10 Ways to Quickly Become a Subject Matter Expert Using LinkedIn.” Here’s my prize . . . Barbara Rozgonyi - Admission and 2 nights hotel to BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, November 8-9, courtesy of Rick Calvert.

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The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott | I’m in the Book
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The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott | I’m in the Book Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 12th, 2007 [IMG new_rules_of_marketingpr.jpg] David Meerman Scott’s upcoming book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly[pre-order on Amazon], goes on the market in a few weeks. From the early editorial reviews [see later in post], this will be a best-seller.

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fuel4arts.com | Global Resource | Posts our Post!
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fuel4arts.com | Global Resource | Posts our Post! Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 10th, 2007 [IMG fuel4artscommentposted.jpg] One of things I love about blogging is serendipity. You never know where your posts will wind up. Today I noticed a steady stream of referrals from www.fuel4arts.com. Visiting the site, I joined and did a search to find my recap of Marketing Sherpa’s Viral Marketing 2007 report made the top five editor’s choice list. Thanks so much for that honor from down under. And, welcome fuel4arts members! Feel free to browse around Wired PR Works and comment on this post if you have any specific questions for me.

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Newsvine.com | Track the News | Make the News
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Newsvine.com | Track the News | Make the News Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 10th, 2007 You can use Newsvine to not only read the news, but to make the news, post articles, gather your own community and more. Evergreen, the relaunch, is discussed in a bit more detail at the Newsvine blog. Thanks to the folks at Newsvine for the following email update. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Much Smarter Front Page What good is a news site that doesn’t adapt to the way you use it? The new Newsvine front page puts you in control of everything.

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Ezine Article | Superhero Public Relations | Client Rescue Operations
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Ezine Article | Superhero Public Relations | Client Rescue Operations Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 9th, 2007 [IMG spiderman.jpg] Today, this article went out to my MTN Ezine subscribers. Superhero PR: Coming to Your Client’s Rescue It doesn’t take a cape to rescue your clients; just use your superpowers by Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of CoryWest Media and Public Relations Expert In Marvel comics, when the city is under siege, Superheroes save the day.

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Times Square PR | Beam to 1.5[million]/day
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Times Square PR | Beam to 1.5[million]/day Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 7th, 2007 Thanks to Spiderman 3, this post is drifting out of draft mode from where it’s sat when I first got the news. In one of the first scenes, Spiderman stops to observe a crowd, mostly kids, watching a video. Seeing this shot reminded me to publish this post. Here’s how you, like Spiderman, can see yourself on a giant screen in Times Square. The latest in uber cool PR add -ons. .

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The System Seminar | Ultimate Internet Marketing Education & Networking
63 days ago
The System Seminar | Ultimate Internet Marketing Education & Networking Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 7th, 2007 In the inner Internet circles, The System Seminar has a reputation for providing pure content, a professional environment and bleeding edge techniques. All that’s true, but the approachability and friendliness of every one I met, including the speakers, surprised me. Ego was absent – the only time people talked about how well they were doing was to encourage and motivate me personally.

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LinkedIn Resources | Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn Contest
63 days ago
LinkedIn Resources | Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn Contest Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 7th, 2007 Scott Allen reports the first ten entries in the Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn Group Blogging Project are in! In looking at the entries so far, I’m pleased to see my post “The Top 10 Ways to Quickly Become a Subject Matter Expert Using LinkedIn” is on the list. Why? It’s not about me - it’s about helping people get where they want to be. Other entries cover resumes, networking, group management and tools.

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The System Seminar |Advanced Internet Marketing
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The System Seminar |Advanced Internet Marketing Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 4th, 2007 Here’s my entry from Friday night . . . This is my first System Seminar - it’s happening at the same time as another major Internet marketing seminar in Atlanta. My video testimonial is the first one on the other seminar’s sales letter - if you see it, you’ll see I’m inviting you to join me in Atlanta. But, I’m not in Altanta, I’m in a hotel near O’Hare.

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Study Evaluates Non-Profit Online Marketing Success
67 days ago
Study Evaluates Non-Profit Online Marketing Success Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 3rd, 2007 Convio, a company I found out about from a friend who’s a non-profit marketing director, recently released The Online Marketing (eCRM) Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study. Although the study’s results are based on Convio’s non-profit client results, many of the suggestions and findings apply to for profit online marketing as well. Here’s the introduction . . .

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Non-Profit Special Events | Measuring PR ROI From the Sponsor’s Perspective
67 days ago
Non-Profit Special Events | Measuring PR ROI From the Sponsor’s Perspective Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 3rd, 2007 Whether you’re a donor or a charity, you’ll be interested in the latest report from Charity Navigator, a leading independent evaluator of charities. While this report focuses on how much and how charities invest and make from special events, it doesn’t cover the payback for the sponsors, both individuals and companies.

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Video Messaging | Newfound Ways to Channel via Cellphones, Sites, Blogs
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Video Messaging | Newfound Ways to Channel via Cellphones, Sites, Blogs Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 3rd, 2007 Cellphones Growing on Web as a Way to Keep Up Image, a story about how “The social networking phenomenon is leaving the confines of the personal computer. Powerful new mobile devices are allowing people to send round-the-clock updates about their vacations, their moods, or their latest haircut.” mentions several tools, including kyte. According to the site . . .

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Gobbledygook Makes Viral Hall of Fame | Lists PR Words that Don’t Work
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Gobbledygook Makes Viral Hall of Fame | Lists PR Words that Don’t Work Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 2nd, 2007 Wrestling with promotional words is fresh in mind. A few minutes ago, I submitted my site to the Open Directory Project. It’s been on my to-do list for longer than I care to admit. Today I had to fill out the form three times. Each variation bleached out subjective references so that, in the end, the listing is bland, but somehow starkly powerful. That’s what you get when you ban descriptive, decorative words that blur communication and turn off readers.

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LinkedIn PR | Top 10 Ways to Become a Subject Matter Expert
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LinkedIn PR | Top 10 Ways to Become a Subject Matter Expert Posted by barbararozgonyi on May 2nd, 2007 Kudos to Scott Allen for starting Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn - A Group Blogging Project. So, here’s my contribution to the project . . . Top 10 Ways to Quickly Becoming a Recognized Subject Matter Expert on LinkedIn by Barbara Rozgonyi 1. Grow your connections in the categories you want to reach; review every invitation before you accept to see if there’s a fit with your profile.

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Censorship or Compliance? | How to Convey Your Communications Expectations
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Censorship or Compliance? | How to Convey Your Communications Expectations Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 30th, 2007 “Per the Policies and Procedures you cannot have any company names, logos, trademarks or images on another website. Please either take down every referrence of [company name] or take the site down completely. If you have further questions please reply to this email.” Checked my inbox this morning to find this message from a company asking me to delete all references to their name on my site, my blog and pretty much any other place online you can think of.

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WordPress Growing Blog List | Wired PR Works Hits #34/100/899,185
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WordPress Growing Blog List | Wired PR Works Hits #34/100/899,185 Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 25th, 2007 Exactly two weeks ago today this blog, Wired PR Works. weighed in at #77 on the WordPress Growing Blog List. At last count, WordPress hosted 899,185 blogs. Today, we’re in the top half - Wired PR Works weighs in at number 34 on the WordPress Growing Blog List. When I told my brother about this, he offered to email all his friends and ask them to click like crazy tomorow.

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Ezine Article | Contest-ing PR | 8 Ways to Winning Giveaways using Publicity and Viral Marketing
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Ezine Article | Contest-ing PR | 8 Ways to Winning Giveaways using Publicity and Viral Marketing Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 25th, 2007 Update: Thanks to Andrew Peters, an MTN ezine reader, uber cool blogger and virtual PR expert based in Singapore, for his permission to share his email with you in response to this ezine article: Hi Barbara Thanks for your latest email, we are currently putting together a contest and your Words of Wisdom are very timely Thank you… – Andrew

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Viral Marketing 2007 | Email, Video, Audio Make the List
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Viral Marketing 2007 | Email, Video, Audio Make the List Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 25th, 2007 Marketing Sherpa’s Special Report: Viral Marketing 2007 gives insights into how experienced viral marketers think. Marketing Sherpa is a leading resource for marketing knowledge, case studies and forward thinking about what’s working in marketing today. Reports like this one get posted online for a limited open access period before they go on sale online. After reading the report, I chose these excerpts to share with you.

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Ezine Article | Portable PR | Business Marketing To Go | Featured on Fast Pitch! Blogs
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Ezine Article | Portable PR | Business Marketing To Go | Featured on Fast Pitch! Blogs Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 19th, 2007 [IMG fastpitchemail1.jpg] 4.26.07 Update: Thanks to Fast Pitch! for posting this article. Click the image to see the email message. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here’s a clip from this week’s ezine article, “Portable PR: Business Marketing To Go“ Make your card into a coupon with a discount for services or a free introductory consultation

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In the Mood for a T_ r _? | Potty Mouth PR
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In the Mood for a T_ r _? | Potty Mouth PR Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 19th, 2007 Apologies for the PG-13 language in this post, but it’s all true . . . Last year about this time, my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. But it wasn’t a romantic occassion. He was hit with a flu that sliced our getaway down to one day. To make up for it, we decided to get away again - one year later. With three kids to be cared for while we’re gone, we searched for a romantic retreat close by.

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Simpleology | The Simple Science of Getting What You Want | Take Action Tracker
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Simpleology | The Simple Science of Getting What You Want | Take Action Tracker Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 19th, 2007 Okay, so this has nothing to do with PR. Well, maybe it does. . . Mark Joyner recently released his new book, Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want Here’s a bio clip from a press release I wrote for Viral Marketing Intesives . . . Mark Joyner is the creator of Simpelology and a best-selling author.

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VMDirect Video Tools | Track Video Views | Generate Traffic
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VMDirect Video Tools | Track Video Views | Generate Traffic Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 12th, 2007 [IMG vmdirect_internetvideopower_com.jpg] Here’s a screen shot of my VMDirect email inbox. You’ll see many of the messages say “Video Mail Watched.” Every time someone watches one of my helloWorld video emails, the sytem sends me a report. My best conversion rate of sent/watched - so far - is 120%. That means somebody watched the video more than once or twice.

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Celebrity PR | Ways to Share the Spotlight | PR Ezine Article
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Celebrity PR | Ways to Share the Spotlight | PR Ezine Article Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 12th, 2007 Here’s a clip from this week’s ezine article, “Celebrity PR: Sharing the Spotlight.” Ever wished you could be famous but didn’t think you could be a noted celebrity actor, thinker or speaker? In this article, you’ll discover 8 ways to share star power with the celebrity rub-off effect. 1. Choose Credible Celebrities Make a list of people you’d like to meet or celebrities you’d like to be associated with.

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Wired PR Works Makes WordPress Top 100 Growing Blog List | Blog PR
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Wired PR Works Makes WordPress Top 100 Growing Blog List | Blog PR Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 11th, 2007 You read that right - yesterday this blog, Wired PR Works. weighed in at #77 on the WordPress Growing Blog List. At last count, WordPress hosted 854,746 blogs. Very humbling, amazing and encouraging. Thanks to everybody for clicking in - my readers get the credit for sticking with me. And to WordPress for the Growing Blog List referring stat that directed me to the list, another place to find out who’s making breaking news.

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April Snow Showers | Spring Flower Show | Pick Me Up PR
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April Snow Showers | Spring Flower Show | Pick Me Up PR Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 11th, 2007 [IMG toweled_tulips.jpg]It’s snowing here. Instead of blooms in the border, we have towels over tulips. To brighten up this bleak day, here’s a Spring Flower Show Album. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grab Fast Front Page Attention with Panoramic PR Claim your free mp3 “How to Transform Your Company into a Customer Magnet,” a $97 value.

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Gary Halbert | Best Copywriter Who Ever Lived
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Gary Halbert | Best Copywriter Who Ever Lived Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 10th, 2007 Opened an email this morning with a link to this announcement by John Reese about Gary Halbert’s passing. He’s the copywriter behind the famous “Coat of Arms” sales letter. Often referred to as “The Prince of Print,” Halbert outlined his accomplishments in a letter called “modesty personified.” Here’s the intro . . . “I believe I am the best copywriter who ever lived.

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Free Social Media Newsroom | Press Release News Network
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Free Social Media Newsroom | Press Release News Network Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 10th, 2007 [IMG socia_media_newsroom_example.jpg] PRNN, Press Release News Network, now has a free Social Media Newsroom option. Here’s more directly from the Social Media Newsroom site . . . Free Social Media Newsroom for Your Business Create a free socialized media information center for your business. The Social Media Newsroom template is based on the development by Todd Defren.

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Invitation: Free Ezine Subscription | Marketing Tips | PR Advice | Bonus Offers
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Invitation: Free Ezine Subscription | Marketing Tips | PR Advice | Bonus Offers Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 5th, 2007 I admit it. I love to give stuff away. Today’s MTN free ezine subscribers got treated to a video marketing report - as my gift. Now, in our house Easter is not a gift holiday [well, no gifts over $25], but what’s nice about having a list of loyal readers is that I can give away free information whenever I want. Like today’s guide, which is packed with links, ideas and resources.

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Coyote Runs PR Campaign for Quiznos
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Coyote Runs PR Campaign for Quiznos Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 5th, 2007 [IMG primeribgarlicbread.jpg]Media Post’s Marketing Daily tells the story “Quiznos Delivers PR Hero After Coyote Invades Chicago Store.” Writer Kevin Ransom points out how Quiznos played up the incident, tied it into a new product, routed attention to an animal charity and followed through on the coyote’s release. Here’s a clip . . .

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Relating to Boomers | Internet Marketing Necessity
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Relating to Boomers | Internet Marketing Necessity Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 4th, 2007 The “Boomer Mom” factor. . . how marketers decide to present and promote their products to women ages 40-60 is morphing away from avoiding any direct online interaction into a realization that - OMG! - Boomer Moms get IT! Hey, baby let’s do email. When studies like this come out, the results amuse me. Most of the Boomers I know, men and women, love being tethered to technology.

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PRWeb Results | 5/98,026 on Google News
98 days ago
Yesterday, in my PRWeb | New Visability Statistics | Google Maps Mash Up post, I promised to update you on our results with the new PRWeb tools. . . Here’s what I found this morning . . . In our first release testing the new PRWeb press release tools, we’re pleased to report our client, Drury Design [...]

PRWeb | New Visability Statistics | Google Maps Mash Up
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PRWeb | New Visability Statistics | Google Maps Mash Up Posted by barbararozgonyi on April 2nd, 2007 PRWeb recently introduced a new set of online visibility measurement tools that ramp up their already powerful results reports with new tools including reader locator maps, competitive benchmarks and comparison models. According to the March 29, 2007 PRWeb press release . . .

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HelloWorld Broadcasts International Service | Live Streaming Video to Millions
101 days ago
HelloWorld Broadcasts International Service | Live Streaming Video to Millions Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 30th, 2007 Update 4.01.07 - This post’s original title and text mentioned a figure of 12 million. That was the Thursday night estimate. Yesterday, it was 1-2 million. But, the numbers don’t really matter - to me - that much. I watched the live broadcast for a few minutes on Saturday on a 50? TV with surround sound. The image quality was clear and the sound was incredible.

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Chicago Non-Profit Marketing Success Roundtable | Event PR
101 days ago
Chicago Non-Profit Marketing Success Roundtable | Event PR Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 30th, 2007 Today’s news release is an invitation for non-profits. It’s here for us to track results and to show you an example of an event release in an email format . . . Subject Line: Non-Profit Marketing Success Roundtable News from Graphix Products for Business, Community, Non-Profit and Religion Editors Graphix Products and Douglas Shaw and Associates to Present “Making a Difference: A Round-Table Discussion for the Non-Profit Industry” April 11, 2007 from 9:00 a.m.

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PR Blog Topics | SEO + PR
106 days ago
PR Blog Topics | SEO + PR Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 26th, 2007 In a previous post, I wrote about 10 Ways to Profit from Your Blog’s Search Engine Terms. Today’s issue of CustomScoop PR Blog Jots caught my attention with this recap from PR Blogger’s post on 7 Ways to Improve a Blog’s SEO . . .

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Last Day for WorldWIT | PR Exit Strategies
109 days ago
Last Day for WorldWIT | PR Exit Strategies Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 23rd, 2007 Today’s the last day for WorldWIT, one of the world’s largest networking groups for women online. But maybe it’s more accurate to say this is Liz Ryan’s last day as the leader of this pack. Gauging from all the tear-stained emails in the ChicWIT digest, I can tell there are hundreds of women who are taking a few moments to reflect on this loss today. Yeah, our in boxes will be about 120 messages lighter every month.

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South African Skateboarder Rings Our Bell
109 days ago
South African Skateboarder Rings Our Bell Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 22nd, 2007 When it’s gets warm out, our doorbell starts ringing . . .and ringing . . . and ringing. Everyone who rings the bell wants to see one person and one person only - P.d. P.d. skates, shoots footage and makes everyone who walks through the door feel like they’re more important than any dignitary imaginable. But, there’s one guy who gets an even bigger reception. And that’s Tom. Whenever Tom comes over, P.d.

Getting Lucky with Google AdWords | PR Keywords
109 days ago
Getting Lucky with Google AdWords | PR Keywords Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 22nd, 2007 This article goes out today to MTN News subcribers, which is published by CoryWest Media and written by Barbara Rozgonyi. For permission to reprint this article in your publication email connect [at] corywestmedia [dot] com. [IMG] Perry Marshall’s Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords is a must-read and a must-follow guide that tells you “how to access 100 million people in 10 minutes.” I’ve read the entire book, some sections three and four times - and you should, too.

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The Last Link by Gregg Crawford | Best-Seller Book & Author Publicity
112 days ago
The Last Link by Gregg Crawford | Best-Seller Book & Author Publicity Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 19th, 2007 [IMG thelastlink1.jpg] Here’s a book that everyone’s going to be reading. In fact, they probably already are. Gregg Crawford, BayGroup International’s President and CEO, is the best-selling author. His book, “The Last Link: Closing the Gap That is Sabotaging Your Business,” broke out at the top of four best-seller lists. Congratulations to Rick Frishman and his team at Planned TV Arts on their client’s success.

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Experts Question Oprah & Larry King on “The Secret”
112 days ago
Experts Question Oprah & Larry King on “The Secret” Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 19th, 2007 Before I saw “The Secret,” I read two excellent books about persuasion and influence that talk about how to take action to get what you want. The authors, Kevin Hogan and Dave Lakhani, will be talking about their take on “The Secret” on Wednesday, March 21. Having interviewed Dave Lakhani on PR and Persuasion, I know this will be an intriguing discussion.

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EzineArticles.com | Barbara Rozgonyi | PR Marketing Expert Author
113 days ago
EzineArticles.com | Barbara Rozgonyi | PR Marketing Expert Author Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 18th, 2007 [IMG EzineArticles.com Basic Author] Building a burgeoning article inventory? You, too, can become an EzineArticles.com Expert Author. This site distributes your articles, gives you tools for promotion and even offers a press release submission service. Here’s the email announcement I just received . . .

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The Public Relations Primer | Become Your Own Publicist
116 days ago
The Public Relations Primer | Become Your Own Publicist Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 15th, 2007 This article goes out today to MTN News subcribers, which is published by CoryWest Media and written by Barbara Rozgonyi. For permission to reprint this article in your publication email connect [at] corywestmedia [dot] com. Grab Front Page Attention Fast with The Public Relations Primer Whether you’

Leprechauns & Panoramic PR | 360 Live Webcam|for St. Patrick’s Day
116 days ago
Leprechauns & Panoramic PR | 360 Live Webcam|for St. Patrick’s Day Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 15th, 2007 [IMG stonesinireland.gif]With everything greening up around here – a few 70 degree days will do that – and St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday, I’m in the mood for making some mischief and finding some money. But, first I need to find a leprechaun. Lucky for me, there’s an online Leprechaun fairy live webcam with a 360° panoramic view.

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Tell Me About It: Testimonials as PR | MTN Ezine Article
123 days ago
Tell Me About It: Testimonials as PR | MTN Ezine Article Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 8th, 2007 Tell Me About It: Testimonials as PR – Part I for MTN News, published by CoryWest Media and written by Barbara Rozgonyi Tonight Harris Fellman is interviewing me about my success with his Codename Catalyst program. He’s a smart guy. Six of us will be on the phone with him giving live testimonials about his teaching styles and his products to 500 people around the world.

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Blogs as Lead Generators
125 days ago
Blogs as Lead Generators Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 7th, 2007 Are you a blogger? If not, maybe you should be. Here’s a clip from a Yahoo! News article called “Blogs Are Put to Use as Business Machines:” Creating your own blog helps spark publicity and enhances a company’s credibility, says Andy Sernovitz, chief executive of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, which is based in Chicago. “People are already talking about you and your business right now on social networks and blogs.

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Website Magazine | How to Get into the Who’s Who in the Internet for Free
125 days ago
Website Magazine | How to Get into the Who’s Who in the Internet for Free Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 7th, 2007 [IMG Website Magazine] Get your name listed in Website Magazine’s Who’s Who in the ‘Net Industry and you’ll join a community of experts - for free. While you’re there, sign up for a free Website Magazine subscription and check out the Website Magazine blog. Today’s “Barbara Rozgonyi” Google alert came via email to let me know Google found me in the Website Magazine directory.

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Big Seminar 9 | Video Testimonials | Internet Marketing
125 days ago
Big Seminar 9 | Video Testimonials | Internet Marketing Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 6th, 2007 Now that Armand Morin’s announced Big Seminar 9, my blog is starting to pull traffic for this Big Seminar 8 preview post. Note that this time I’m not offering a $500 scholarship. Even with that draw, it’s hard to compete against the major players who have bigger lists. Typically, they either offer nothing or an outrageously generous bonus.

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Piggyback PR | Pork Up Your Piggybank | Sharing in Holiday PR Celebrations
131 days ago
Piggyback PR | Pork Up Your Piggybank | Sharing in Holiday PR Celebrations Posted by barbararozgonyi on March 1st, 2007 In the spirit of National Pig Day [celebrated today in the US] happening in the Chinese Year of the Pig, I couldn’t resist piggybacking on the pig theme in this week’s MTN News feature article. Enjoy! To piggyback means to lift and give a ride. When you piggyback your public relations onto a holiday, you lift your visibility with a quick and easy tie-in to a celebration that’s already happening.

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10 Ways to Profit from Your Blog’s Search Term Stats
143 days ago
10 Ways to Profit from Your Blog’s Search Term Stats Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 16th, 2007 Last Saturday, a mystery caller left messages at my office and on my cell phone. She was trying to track me down to thank me for an article. I returned her call, but haven’t heard back. So, I don’t know which one she liked. Reader feedback keeps you going and on track. Posting to a blog with viewer stats gives you clues to “best-selling” articles in real time.

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Dixie Chicks: PR Takeaways
147 days ago
Dixie Chicks: PR Takeaways Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 12th, 2007 [IMG dixiechicks.jpg]PR Takeaways is an occasional series that points out what I like about a campaign, company or in this case, a newsroom for a trio called the Dixie Chicks. FYI, this is my second post that mentions the Dixie Chick and PR - the first is filed under PR Lesson: How to Get Famous. To get to the pure PR takeaways, scroll past the personal stuff. Here’s the story of how the Dixie Chicks came into my life .

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USA TODAY’s Entrepreneurs Panelist: Barbara Rozgonyi of CoryWest Media
147 days ago
USA TODAY’s Entrepreneurs Panelist: Barbara Rozgonyi of CoryWest Media Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 12th, 2007 [IMG usatoday.jpg] When I interviewed Al Launtenslager for Ultimate PR Secrets, one of his “secrets” was this: go to the USA TODAY site and join the USA TODAY’s Entrepreneurs Panel Al said adding his membership gave him credibility with the media - that was before he co-authored “Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days.” It’s official, I’m also now a panelist, which means I’ve joined the list of companies that USA TODAY surveys for news trends.

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PR Web Reports: Actual Reads, Statistics, Visits and Search Terms
150 days ago
PR Web Reports: Actual Reads, Statistics, Visits and Search Terms Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 9th, 2007 [IMG prweb_statistics_corywest_media_ultimate_pr_secrets.jpg] Click on the image to read today’s PR Web reports for our Ultimate PR Secrets press release. PR Web’s report contains some valuable information - like the top search engine terms used to find this release. You, too, can get a report like this for every PR Web press release you send out.

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Live Internet TV Broadcasting for Small Businesses, Internet Marketing, Coaches, Speakers, Churches
152 days ago
Live Internet TV Broadcasting for Small Businesses, Internet Marketing, Coaches, Speakers, Churches Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 7th, 2007 Today I got at least two invitations to be one of the 5,000 people to watch an Internet marketer do a live Internet TV-type broadcast this Saturday. That’s big news! Or is it? I did my first live Internet TV seminar for small businesses in - are you ready??? - April 2006.

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Cartoon Network | Publicity Stunt |Creates Need for PR Crisis Response Plan
158 days ago
Cartoon Network | Publicity Stunt |Creates Need for PR Crisis Response Plan Posted by barbararozgonyi on February 1st, 2007 After reading about how Cartoon Network’s ads in the streets publicity stunt set off a major terrorist alert in Boston, I wondered how far agencies and companies are willing to go to get attention. The suspicious black box that easily set off a hyper-sensitive terrorist alert system in Boston yesterday was supposed to project only a harmless LED image, not a total shutdown.

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Search Engine Option-mization: 100 Top Alt Picks [Google, Yahoo, MSN not on the list]
160 days ago
Search Engine Option-mization: 100 Top Alt Picks [Google, Yahoo, MSN not on the list] Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 30th, 2007 Here’s a lengthy list of the top 100 search engine alternatives. Compiled by Charles Knight, an SEO expert, the list shows that there are many ways to search besides going to www.google.com. Knight does a thorough job of overviewing how search engines work as a prelude to pointing out common features such as clustering, recommendation and metasearch engines.

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Dan Safkow’s Marketing Mindshare Project |Barbara Rozgonyi Featured
160 days ago
Dan Safkow’s Marketing Mindshare Project |Barbara Rozgonyi Featured Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 30th, 2007 Congratulations go out to Dan Safkow on the launch of the Marketing Mindshare Project today. I first met Dan at an Internet marketing seminar in Los Angeles last summer. Dan introduced me to his Marketing Mindshare product last October and invited me to be one of his faculty members. When you visit the Marketing Mindshare Project site, you’ll see Dan’s booked the best in the business: Stu McLaren, James Roche and Lynn Pierce.

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Teleseminar Secrets | MEGA Challenge Entry | Ultimate PR Secrets
160 days ago
With the entry deadline looming in just a few hours . . . here’s my MEGA Challenge contest entry. Last year I entered in the Newbie category, this year I’m in the Veterans. The contest is open to all of Alex Mansossian’s Teleseminar Secrets students. Although the contest calls for a 500-word essay, I chose to break up my [...]

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Marketing Sherpa Reports on Results on Thank You Page Offers
161 days ago
Marketing Sherpa is one of the best marketing research resources online. Today’s Marketing Sherpa blog post by Ann Holland says that 39% of viewers accept offers on the thank you page. So, get going on posting some special offers on yours.

College Blogs | Digital Frontier Debuts | Cool PR and Marketing for Colleges
161 days ago
College Blogs | Digital Frontier Debuts | Cool PR and Marketing for Colleges Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 29th, 2007 Last week, we thought we knew where our high school senior would be headed to college next fall. Had the new zip code all memorized. But, that was before we started looking for colleges with student blogs. None of the ones on her list have any. Why is that such a big deal? Our daughter’s plan is to major in communications.

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Al Lautenslager Guerrilla Marketing Expert Replay | PR Video
164 days ago
Al Lautenslager Guerrilla Marketing Expert Replay | PR Video Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 26th, 2007 Here’s a clip from our latest issue of MTN News . . . Watch this week’s PR video It’s late Friday night and I’m still celebrating - not the Bears victory. Although, one of the proudest moments in my college life was performing in Soldier Field with the Marching Illini - talk about hitting the big time for a kid from Danville, Illinois! No, it’s not about the Bears - or the Colts who play in Indianapolis where all my favorite family members live.

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The New Rules of PR | Where to Download 2007 PR Playbook
168 days ago
When I checked into my PR Web dashboard for the latest stats, I found an invitation to download David Meerman Scott’s ebook: “The New Rules of PR: How to Create a Press Release Strategy for Reaching Buyers Directly” (second edition) . What’s different from the first edition of “The New Rules of PR?” Callouts by David [...]

Jaguar Cars C-XF| Architectural Digest | Low-key PR for a Racy Car in Chicago
172 days ago
View my Jaguar Concept Car Photos The invitation, an elegant but simple postcard, arrived 5 days before the event. Who knows how I got on the list? Perhaps subscribing to Jaguar’s ezine and Architectural Digest’s magazine got my label on their card. And, an email invitation to an old address surfaced in a once-weekly check. Yeah, [...]

Marc Harty | Web PR Traffic Strategies | Ultimate PR Secrets Replay
172 days ago
Thanks to Marc Harty for being an Ultimate PR Secrets guest speaker. Here’s a quick interview recap along with Marc’s bio . . . Listen in as Marc Harty reveals . . . Web PR Secrets: How To Bust Through The Myths And Explode Your Profits [Note: Thanks to Marc for writing the promo copy - he’s really good, isn’t he?] Web press [...]

Jody Colvard | PR and Podcasting | Ultimate PR Secrets Replay
172 days ago
Thanks to Jody Colvard for being an Ultimate PR Secrets guest speaker. Here’s a quick interview recap along with Jody’s bio . . . Listen to Jody Colvard on Podcasting, PR and the Digital Revolution “PR is becoming a great influencer of the media.” Jody Colvard, founder of the FunMoneyGood podcast network. According to a press release announcing Jody Colvard’s launch [...]

Dave Lakhani | PR and Persuasion | Ultimate PR Secrets Replay
175 days ago
ay Order Ultimate PR Secrets recordings Listen to Barbara Rozgonyi interview Dave Lakhani - recording will stay online for a limited time. Ultimate PR Secrets, our virtual seminar featuring million dollar public relations pros, kicked off today with a presentation by Dave Lakhani. Back in June 2006, I met Dave at an Internet marketing seminar in LA. At that time, [...]

Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans
187 days ago
Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 4th, 2007 The second release about our first virtual seminar of 2007 is now out . . . Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans Business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere can jumpstart their 2007 publicity plans by getting the expert advice they need from eight leading publicity pros in an upcoming virtual seminar called Ultimate PR Secrets, a series of

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Pick Up the Publicity Hound’s Best of 2006
188 days ago
The Best of the Publicity Hound’s Tips of the Week for 2006, a free e-book is a 73-page compilation of Joan Stewart’s hand-picked selection of her very best tips is a must-download PR resources. This year’s tips include: hidden markets for speakers and authors, can a purse make you sick, be the next Rachel Ray, pan [...]

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Affiliate marketing for churches - how to monetize partnerships
207 days ago
Affiliate marketing for churches - how to monetize partnerships Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 16th, 2006 Church Marketing Sucks, the place to go to check into what’s happening [and not happening] in church marketing, comments on messaging to the pews in a post called, “Your church sponsored by Crest White Strips.” Presenting statistics that support selective strategic partnerships, it’s an overall look into how businesses, political parties and ad agencies are promoting from or on the church platform.

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Name the Domain: Search Over
208 days ago
Name the Domain: Search Over Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 15th, 2006 Yesterday the subject of domain names in a mastermind call. One of our mastermind members owns over 600 domain name addresses. Another member was trying to decide on a new name. Me? I’m always in the “buy it when you think of it” mode. Buying domain names can become an affordable marketing indulgence with services like www.godaddy.com charging only $8.95 per name. But actually settling on the name can be somewhat confounding.

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Links to Yahoo and IBM OmniFind Free Search Tool
208 days ago
Links to Yahoo and IBM OmniFind Free Search Tool Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 15th, 2006 Links: IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Datasheet Forum Blog Product Information Download Infoworld Test Center review As a compulsive researcher, I’m compelled to stop and browse stories about search tools. I found this story on Yahoo! news, Yahoo and IBM team up to offer businesses free data search tool. Intrigued by the prospects, I looked for a link to OmniFind in this article and in several others as well.

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MediaPost Notes Comment on Email
208 days ago
MediaPost Notes Comment on Email Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 14th, 2006 My comment on Online Spin’s blog post about Expanding the Google Empire wound up in the cover of an email from Online SPIN, a MediaPost blog. I used Snag-it to capture the image. Thank you to the editors ~ for the call-out and for the steady stream of relevant content like this guide to what’s cooking in MSN’s AdLabs.

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Social Media Release: Give Whoever Whatever They Want
214 days ago
Edelman, a leading global PR firm, unveiled its entry into the social media release format evolution with StoryCrafter, a web-based tool for creating and publishing social media press releases for their clients, this week. SHIFT communications paved the way with their social media format structure released in May 2006. To build and distribute a social media [...]

Blogarama | Blog Directory and Blog Resources
214 days ago
Blogarama | Blog Directory and Blog Resources Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 8th, 2006 [IMG blogarama.gif] Search. Read. Submit. With over 36,600 blogs in its database, Blogarama is a site you want to bookmark. Listing your blog gets you in front of over 116,000 readers. Submit your blog to Blogarama. Blog resources include add-ons, guides and tools. Like this blog? Search for Wired PR Works and rate us while you’re there.

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Teleseminar Secrets: $500 Scholarships
214 days ago
12/8 Update: Registration for the course is closed. Want to receive offers like this in your emailbox? Subscribe to Marketing Transformations Network News. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Because I feel so strongly about the Teleseminar Secrets program, I’m giving everyone who registers through my affiliate link a $500 scholarship. Want to be one of them? Here’s how. . . 1. register for the Teleseminar Secrets [...]

Dove Ad Adds Up to Viral Marketing Millions
216 days ago

Blogging History: 107 posts in 180 days
219 days ago
Blogging History: 107 posts in 180 days Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 3rd, 2006 [IMG] Image by Barbara Rozgonyi, copyright 2006 I couldn’t let today go by without commenting that December 2, 2006 marks my 6 month anniversary as a blogger. True, this blog is younger than my orginal at Marketing Transformations Network Views. But, all of our archives are here and most of our stories are there, too. In September 2004, I gave my first presentation on blogging.

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Wired PR Works on a Snowy Day
221 days ago
Welcome MTN members! It’s a snow day here in Glen Ellyn. School’s out - for the first snow day in six years. Here’s a copy of today’s MTN News along with an shot of the outdoors taken from indoors . . . Happy December 1! It’s an official snow day here in Glen Ellyn, our first since 2000. Every [...]

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Jody Colvard | PR and Podcasting | Ultimate PR Secrets Replay
172 days ago
Thanks to Jody Colvard for being an Ultimate PR Secrets guest speaker. Here’s a quick interview recap along with Jody’s bio . . . Listen to Jody Colvard on Podcasting, PR and the Digital Revolution “PR is becoming a great influencer of the media.” Jody Colvard, founder of the FunMoneyGood podcast network. According to a press release announcing Jody Colvard’s launch [...]

Dave Lakhani | PR and Persuasion | Ultimate PR Secrets Replay
175 days ago
ay Order Ultimate PR Secrets recordings Listen to Barbara Rozgonyi interview Dave Lakhani - recording will stay online for a limited time. Ultimate PR Secrets, our virtual seminar featuring million dollar public relations pros, kicked off today with a presentation by Dave Lakhani. Back in June 2006, I met Dave at an Internet marketing seminar in LA. At that time, [...]

Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans
187 days ago
Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans Posted by barbararozgonyi on January 4th, 2007 The second release about our first virtual seminar of 2007 is now out . . . Million Dollar PR Pros Tell How to Turbo-Charge 2007 Publicity Plans Business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere can jumpstart their 2007 publicity plans by getting the expert advice they need from eight leading publicity pros in an upcoming virtual seminar called Ultimate PR Secrets, a series of

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Pick Up the Publicity Hound’s Best of 2006
188 days ago
The Best of the Publicity Hound’s Tips of the Week for 2006, a free e-book is a 73-page compilation of Joan Stewart’s hand-picked selection of her very best tips is a must-download PR resources. This year’s tips include: hidden markets for speakers and authors, can a purse make you sick, be the next Rachel Ray, pan [...]

Affiliate marketing for churches - how to monetize partnerships
207 days ago
Affiliate marketing for churches - how to monetize partnerships Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 16th, 2006 Church Marketing Sucks, the place to go to check into what’s happening [and not happening] in church marketing, comments on messaging to the pews in a post called, “Your church sponsored by Crest White Strips.” Presenting statistics that support selective strategic partnerships, it’s an overall look into how businesses, political parties and ad agencies are promoting from or on the church platform.

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Name the Domain: Search Over
208 days ago
Name the Domain: Search Over Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 15th, 2006 Yesterday the subject of domain names in a mastermind call. One of our mastermind members owns over 600 domain name addresses. Another member was trying to decide on a new name. Me? I’m always in the “buy it when you think of it” mode. Buying domain names can become an affordable marketing indulgence with services like www.godaddy.com charging only $8.95 per name. But actually settling on the name can be somewhat confounding.

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Links to Yahoo and IBM OmniFind Free Search Tool
208 days ago
Links to Yahoo and IBM OmniFind Free Search Tool Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 15th, 2006 Links: IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Datasheet Forum Blog Product Information Download Infoworld Test Center review As a compulsive researcher, I’m compelled to stop and browse stories about search tools. I found this story on Yahoo! news, Yahoo and IBM team up to offer businesses free data search tool. Intrigued by the prospects, I looked for a link to OmniFind in this article and in several others as well.

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MediaPost Notes Comment on Email
208 days ago
MediaPost Notes Comment on Email Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 14th, 2006 My comment on Online Spin’s blog post about Expanding the Google Empire wound up in the cover of an email from Online SPIN, a MediaPost blog. I used Snag-it to capture the image. Thank you to the editors ~ for the call-out and for the steady stream of relevant content like this guide to what’s cooking in MSN’s AdLabs.

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Social Media Release: Give Whoever Whatever They Want
214 days ago
Edelman, a leading global PR firm, unveiled its entry into the social media release format evolution with StoryCrafter, a web-based tool for creating and publishing social media press releases for their clients, this week. SHIFT communications paved the way with their social media format structure released in May 2006. To build and distribute a social media [...]

Blogarama | Blog Directory and Blog Resources
214 days ago
Blogarama | Blog Directory and Blog Resources Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 8th, 2006 [IMG blogarama.gif] Search. Read. Submit. With over 36,600 blogs in its database, Blogarama is a site you want to bookmark. Listing your blog gets you in front of over 116,000 readers. Submit your blog to Blogarama. Blog resources include add-ons, guides and tools. Like this blog? Search for Wired PR Works and rate us while you’re there.

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Teleseminar Secrets: $500 Scholarships
214 days ago
12/8 Update: Registration for the course is closed. Want to receive offers like this in your emailbox? Subscribe to Marketing Transformations Network News. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Because I feel so strongly about the Teleseminar Secrets program, I’m giving everyone who registers through my affiliate link a $500 scholarship. Want to be one of them? Here’s how. . . 1. register for the Teleseminar Secrets [...]

Dove Ad Adds Up to Viral Marketing Millions
216 days ago

Blogging History: 107 posts in 180 days
219 days ago
Blogging History: 107 posts in 180 days Posted by barbararozgonyi on December 3rd, 2006 [IMG] Image by Barbara Rozgonyi, copyright 2006 I couldn’t let today go by without commenting that December 2, 2006 marks my 6 month anniversary as a blogger. True, this blog is younger than my orginal at Marketing Transformations Network Views. But, all of our archives are here and most of our stories are there, too. In September 2004, I gave my first presentation on blogging.

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Wired PR Works on a Snowy Day
221 days ago
Welcome MTN members! It’s a snow day here in Glen Ellyn. School’s out - for the first snow day in six years. Here’s a copy of today’s MTN News along with an shot of the outdoors taken from indoors . . . Happy December 1! It’s an official snow day here in Glen Ellyn, our first since 2000. Every [...]

Teleseminar Secrets Preview Call by Alex Mandossian
222 days ago
Teleseminar Secrets Preview Call by Alex Mandossian Posted by barbararozgonyi on November 29th, 2006 [IMG Barbara Rozgonyi and Alex Mandossian] After taking Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets a year ago, one of my goals was to meet Alex in person and thank him. That’s me with Alex at his and Armand Morin’s Customer Appreciation Seminar in June. During the course Alex encourages you to set up your first teleseminar and compete in a contest, which I did. Even though Alex addresses hundreds of students in this course, it’s his personal touches - like the congratulations phone call on my contest entry - that convince you that Alex wants you to succeed.

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How We Got the Nintendo Wii in 8 minutes
224 days ago
How We Got the Nintendo Wii in 8 minutes Posted by barbararozgonyi on November 28th, 2006 [IMG Boys with Wii in front of Sold Out Sign at Sears]This is for all of our MTN readers who are wondering what happened with the Nintendo Wii . . . A brief recap: P.d., our 14 year-old videographer/sk8tr dude, wrote a brilliant marketing proposal that convinced me to attempt to acquire a Wii, the newest Nintendo game console. “Attempt” is the operative word. With a November 19 release date and no pre-order, we were left with few options.

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Viral Marketing: Harry Potter Preview
224 days ago
Viral Marketing: Harry Potter Preview Posted by barbararozgonyi on November 27th, 2006 5000 unique visitors in 8 hours. Links to 260 blogs. That was 2 days ago. Judging by the depth and character of his blog/post, Thomas Baekdal’s Viral Marketing Tricks will be one that sets records. Why? Because it’s viral marketing at its best. The videos demonstrate Baekdal’s ideas as they entertain. Somehow, his Denmark accent comes through in his writing. Now, if he just added some audio of him reading the content .

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New Album: Autumn Afternoon
225 days ago
Yesterday the temperature broke into the mid-60s here. Warren and I ran out to The Morton Arboretum to snap up one last photo session. We wound up walking the prairie and talking about Christmas vacation. When we got to the edge of the prairie, we exchanged glances with a fox. Check out Barbara Rozgonyi’s latest [...]

Widgets: Blog Marketing Power Boosters
225 days ago
Today’s Online Marketing Blog features an interview with Lawrence Coburn, who blogs at Sexy Widget, on marketing with widgets. Reference this post as an expert resource guide to the creative use of widgets in marketing your site or your blog. Study Lawrence’s site, www.rateitall.com, as a best of widget use case study. For example, a business [...]

Free Conference/Free Recording
225 days ago
Free Conference/Free Recording Posted by barbararozgonyi on November 27th, 2006 [IMG] Recording conversations captures every nuance, relieves everyone from notetaking and plays backs a permanent record of the call. Our AM2.0 group is using Free Conference Calling Powered by LiveOffice to host and record our conference calls. As the name says, the service is completely free, but you and your callers will pay long-distance charges. A small surcharge applies to make the calls toll-free.

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