NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ubiquity of social media has done more than open new channels of communication—it has created a round-the-clock news cycle: one in which anyone on Twitter or Facebook can "break" the latest story. Beyond making monitoring social channels and engaging with target audiences a priority, if not a necessity, for brands, this shift in how news is released creates a unique opportunity for small businesses to "newsjack" by aligning themselves with major themes and events in pop culture.
Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and Founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., offers a step by step guide for small business marketers to identify the best tools and channels for their promotion and "newsjacking" efforts. From establishing a voice on blogs and social platforms to subscribing to media alerts for your brand and industry and pitching media outlets, Sansevieri lays out a plan that will help your brand become recognized as a thought leader and go-to source in your industry on your vital topics in her latest post for PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit.
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