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PR & Marketing: What’s the Difference?

Although public relations and marketing often share the same short- and long-term goals and overlap in some activities, some differences exist.  Marketing: The action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising. A primary way to measure B2B marketing success

Will the Metaverse be a Safe Place for Your Brand?

We’ve all heard by now that Facebook has rebranded as Meta—the next evolution of social connection—as they call it, but what is the metaverse, what exactly can be found in it and will it be safe for your brand? The term "metaverse" was coined in 1992

Unlocking Opportunity in the Metaverse

The past few years have been a deeply challenging time, placing a tremendous amount of pressure on CEOs, CMOs, CXOs and service leaders and causing them to transform how they think about experience in their organizations to help drive incremental revenue and margin expansion. These

2021 to Bring New Opportunities and New Challenges to Marketers

After the profound disruption of pandemic year 2020, I’ve been looking for hope in nearly anyplace I can find it. Part of my journey has included thinking about the significance of the number “21,” our new year. And, a significant number it is. In 17 countries,

Lessons from Three of 2020’s Biggest PR Fails

If I could sum up 2020 in one phrase it would be, “a huge fail!” Cancelled conferences, delayed announcements and layoffs are just a few of the many complications we’ve all had to face. It seemed as though there was a new situation to address

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10 Common Webinar Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

Webinars have become an effective tool to showcase your product to an audience while also keeping them informed on a topic they’ve always wanted to learn more about. Especially now in 2020 when working from home is the new norm, webinars have become an increasingly

5 Ways to Keep Your Marketing Database Clean

An inaccurate marketing database can plague an organization for many reasons, but the most pressing one is the issue of lead quality. In fact, U.S. companies say that, on average, 30% of their data is inaccurate. When your marketing team sends unqualified leads to sales,

Why Influencer Marketing is Crucial to Media Relations Success

As social media continues to grow by leaps and bounds, popular networks such as Instagram and Twitter have become some of the most crowded corners of the internet. With so much happening so quickly on social media networks, is it even possible for brands to

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to be Acquired)

Want to get your business acquired for millions, or maybe even billions of dollars? UPRAISE works with dozens of startups and the vast majority seek VC funding, a quick ramp up and then acquisition (although an increasing number are opting to avoid VC funding and build