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Frank Strong
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Father. PR pro. Soldier. Scuba diver. Skydiver.
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PR | Content Marketing | Social Media. Comms director at LexisNexis' Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS), Cary, NC. 
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PADI Master SCUBA Diver, "A" Licensed Skydiver, Famous people I've met (Forrest Gump style) include: Colin Powell, Sandra Day O'Conner, Richard Dreyfuss, Polly Draper, David Petraeus, and John Kerry.
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  • Marymount University
    MBA, 2005
  • American University
    MA, Communications, 2001
  • Worcester State College
    BA, Communications, 1998
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What is Google? Here's what Google says...about itself in autosuggest.
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Revenue up 19% and $3.45 billion in net income, but operating income slipped 2%.  Total miss.  Wall Street remains a mystery. 
Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, pushing its shares sharply lower. Shares of Google were down 5.7 percent at $525 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The number of "paid clicks" by consumers on Google's ads increased by 26 percent in the first quarter, disappointing some analysts that had hoped for stronger volume growth. "It's an average quart...
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Sounds like a big play.  Thought #LinkedIn was going after the social CRM space, but this #HR angle?  That makes me think social ERP.  
 
LinkedIn wants to help your company focus on hiring from within
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I've noticed them making a bunch of changes...mostly terrible. Thanks for sharing this- reading now. 
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It usually is about attitude.


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Every business is a publisher. Here are seven content marketing 101-level tips based on my experience.
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And for the same reasons, this is why people read blogs over the mainstream media. 
Professional public relations executives are “safe”, according to Peter Hargreaves, co-founder and executive director of Hargreaves Lansdown, the independent financial adviser. The downside is that they all too often provide “a bland message”. For
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Crazy headline...except when we remember #venturecapital   invested $100 Billion in start ups in 2000. 9 x 4 still only equals 27 or about a quarter of that investment. And VC are investing more money in few companies.  Someone thinks we got some winners in the batch. 

- Investors added $9.5 billion into 951 U.S. start-ups during Q1 2014
- That's 12% growth sequentially; 57% growth Y/Y
- Software investments got about 40% or $4 billion
SAN FRANCISCO — With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the question of whether the tech boom in Silicon Valley is on the verge of sputtering is getting harder to dismiss.
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 Here's an example of microeconomics at play: an #SEO cottage industry on the verge of breaking out.  Google has gotten to a point where it is effectively setting legislation for the internet.  It's a whole new meaning to virtual worlds -- and welcome to the law of unintended consequences. 
 
What if a link removal business gets pro-active with pitching their services and starts coming to website owners with statements like this one "Google may have penalized your site"?
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About four or five years ago the word “engagement” popped up. The theory behind it was if companies and individuals wanted to maximize their social, they needed to do less broadcasting and more interacting with their audience. It’s a great theory and one that needed to proliferate throughout the social web because a lot of social sites were just people screaming into caves and/or spamming the crap out of anyone that might listen.

To this date, I hear some of the most renowned social media pundits and experts preach their special brand of engagement. Their public speaking, books and social media channels are littered with messages to enchant, inspire and heck even 1,2,3 jab you with how to engage. But when you watch them – and I mean really, really watch them – what do you see?
Social media is an industry that isn’t afraid to throw around buzz words. Like a restaurant’s “Soup du jour” a new hot word comes spilling down the road each da(...)
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Concluding from this study that content marketing is less effective than PR is a missing the mark because today content marketing is PR.
Content marketing is PR. A good blog post is more effective than a pitch in a cluttered inbox.
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GTCR Takes Vocus Private - Mon., Apr. 7, 2014
www.odwyerpr.com

GTCR LLC, the Chicago-based private equity firm that made a run at Cision, is taking Vocus private in a cash transaction pegged at $447M.

5 Tips For Working With A PR Firm To Build Links
searchengineland.com

We’ve talked recently about the overlap of SEO and Public Relations, and as companies continue to shift away from old link building tactics

Web Ink Now: Google Plus now going all AOL on us
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Fifteen years ago I started using my full name - David Meerman Scott – as my byline in the books and magazine articles I was publishing. And

5 reasons PR pros should pursue an MBA
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It's more than just a flashy appendage or a plus on a CV. An MBA provides context for your work in the short and long terms.

Publicis Acquires Qorvis - Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
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Publicis Groupe is acquiring Washington-based Qorvis Communications, which ranks as the No. 11 independent PR firm with fees of $30M.

59 Benefits Of Content Marketing From 50 Expert Marketers
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The benefits of content marketing are surprisingly broad...and convincing. We've gathered the best of the best from the best. Read on.

About those Content Marketing Predictions... | Sword and the Script
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Here's a look at a few of CMI's 50 Content Marketing predictions.

Nine of the best examples of content marketing from 2013
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While there has been a slight backlash around content marketing, I think mainly due to the hype, brands in general have upped their game thi

The Muddy Waters of Native Ads
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“ Unlike flashy banner ads placed off to the side of a Web page, where few of us ever look, native ads derive their power from being given e

White House glitches go beyond Obamacare - FT.com
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Six months ago, Max Baucus, the veteran Democratic senator, said that “Obamacare” – the Affordable Care Act – was a looming “train wreck”. S

Why Company Lawyers are Sending More Work to Smaller Law Firms - Law Blo...
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Why are top in-house lawyers at major companies sending more legal work to smaller, hungrier firms?

Law Departments Trading Large Firms for 'Large Enough'
www.law.com

When choosing outside firms to handle legal matters, a new survey indicates corporate law departments are not necessarily knocking on the do

‘Father of guerrilla marketing’ Jay Conrad Levinson has died
www.prdaily.com

Levinson, who coined the term ‘guerrilla marketing,’ passed away on Thursday. Here’s a look at how his marketing concept evolved over the ye

Google Sets Plan to Sell Users’ Endorsements
www.nytimes.com

A change in its terms of service would let Google include users' names, photos and comments in ads across the Web.

Off Script: Chris Bagley, Journalist; Goes to Law School | Sword and the...
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A former reporter that's left the profession for law school discusses how journalism has changed, its challenges, and his experiences with P

How to respond when an employee quits publicaly
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This will take you a little more than three minutes. You might be bobbing your head. First, the resignation video: Then…the employers respon

Conversation Agent: How Stories Influence What we Do
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Stories shape who we become and influence what we do. It starts with the story we tell ourselves about who we are, where we come from, and w

Centennial, downtown Raleigh vied for LexisNexis expansion - Triangle Bu...
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As LexisNexis plotted its expansion, the decision came down to either Centennial...

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