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What are Google+ Hashtags Good For Anymore?

"Search is still the cornerstone for Google's social media game. The more tools you have in your belt to get accurate information correctly in the right categories, the better. Hashtags are still very prominent as far as Trending is concerned on G+. I'm confident hashtags aren't going away anytime soon, but expect to see them downplayed even more than they are now on Google+."

#googleplus   #hashtags  
The title got your attention, yeah? It's a question that sparked the discussion with my editor-in-chief (Lee Jarratt) on hashtags. Are they even relevant or needed in this day and age of the optimized search engine? What was ...
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Really excited about this win.
 
How We Built an Addy Award-Winning Campaign for Swansons Nursery

We’re proud of all our awards, as well as our campaigns that aren’t officially recognized. This one was special, though, because it perfectly exemplified our belief of how earned and paid media should interact: with earned at the center of the marketing mix.

Full post: http://www.curatorpr.com/blog/category/how-we-built-an-addy-award-winning-campaign-for-swansons-nursery

#SeattleADDYS   #pr   #advertising   #earnedmedia   #strategy  
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My latest post for +Curator PR.
 
Beat Your Competition with These 5 Social Media Insights

Anyone who manages social media day in and day out knows it can be a grind. There’s a lot of repetition, and a lot of waiting-to-see what works. Sometimes you want—or need—to mix things up.

There are a lot of places to draw inspiration from, but perhaps one of the most-effective (and least-expected) is your competition.

Full post: http://www.curatorpr.com/blog/category/5-social-media-insights-to-take-from-your-competition

#socialmedia   #strategy   #insights  
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Hey, awesome news: My company is hiring for two positions right now—*Account Director* and Art Director. Check out the links, or feel free to DM me for more details. #PR   #publicrelations  
 
Curator Is Hiring

We're growing our team and looking for talent here in the #Seattle  area. Know of anyone who's interested? Here are links to the job descriptions:

Account Director: http://www.curatorpr.com/account-director-1

Art Director": http://www.curatorpr.com/art-director

#PR   #publicrelations   #marketing   #hiring   #job   #jobs   #earnedmedia   #creative   
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Serial: Here's What I Hope Is Next For The Format

I want more serialized podcasts, and not just ones about true-crime. Give me multiple insiders' views of a presidential campaign; a retelling of the major events in World War II; an exhaustive explanation of the Affordable Care Act.

Serial busted open its namesake format, and I hope others run with it.
I just listened to the last episode of Serial, and… OK. I was entertained by it, though admittedly I zoned out during portions of certain episodes. All in all, it was a good show.  My lack of enthusiasm at the end is probably shared by a lot of people: It didn’t solve anything or arrive at any conclusions. It didn’t do anything. (Well, almost.) At the end, it’s just: OK, we looked really closely at this one case.  As frustrating ...
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Are you satisfied with Google+?

I don't have Android, and I haven't gotten this survey. I'm curious why it's out there, though. Google's obviously contemplating changes.

#GooglePlus   #Google   #Android  
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+Paul Balcerak, you nailed it on the "audience" perspective, that's exactly the main difference for me too, I feel Facebook is extremely playful, carteles, immature, G+ is auto curated and posts are much more relevant to my expectations.
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Google+ Photos are changing my liiiiiiiiiife!!!

I don't know how I never used Google+ Photos before, but I'm switching over from Flickr. The syncing on iOS rocks.

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Thanks. Yup, my files are gigantic, but it's not a bad idea to just throw them up under one of my other emails. 
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Here's a follow-up to one of my most-popular posts on the +Curator PR blog.
 
Why You Should Schedule Your To-Dos: The Eisenhower Matrix + Outlook, Part 2

Happy Friday! Here's some advice for staying productive throughout the week: http://www.curatorpr.com/blog/category/why-you-should-schedule-everything-the-eisenhower-matrix-outlook-part-2

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For my latest +Curator PR post, I spilled all my productivity secrets.
 
Why You Should Schedule Your To-Dos: The Eisenhower Matrix + Outlook, Part 2

Happy Friday! Here's some advice for staying productive throughout the week: http://www.curatorpr.com/blog/category/why-you-should-schedule-everything-the-eisenhower-matrix-outlook-part-2

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My latest post for +Curator PR:
 
4 Things Social Media Brand Managers Should Do Every Day

...and how to get it all done in less than an hour: http://www.curatorpr.com/blog/category/4-things-every-social-media-brand-manager-should-do-every-day

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Coming Soon to Google+: POLLS!

Sweet, I guess. It's a fun little feature if nothing else.
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This is just about perfect.
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  • Curator PR
    Social Media Strategist, 2012 - present
  • Lost Remote
    Blogger, 2011 - 2012
  • KIRO 7 Eyewitness News
    Web Producer and Social Media Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • Sound Publishing
    Assistant Web Editor, 2008 - 2010
  • The Daily Record (Ellensburg, Wash.)
    Freelance/Intern, 2005 - 2007
  • Yakima Herald-Republic (intern)
    Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • Scout.com (intern)
    Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Central Kitsap Reporter
    Reporter, 2007 - 2007
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I'm the social media strategist at Curator PR. In my free time, I'm on Twitter, Facebook or my blog.
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  • Eastside Catholic High School
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