Dog Tweets–6 tips for even the busiest #entrepreneurs to get the sleep they need

Here are my Top 10 tweets from this past week, great for retweeting! If you missed these, follow The Publicity Hound on Twitter.6 tips for even the busiest #entrepreneurs to get the sleep they need. ow.ly/PF0JiGhost Blogging - Yes or No? [Poll - Please vote!] via @DeniseWakeman #smallbiz #entrepreneur goo.gl/oZ6Lkv via #sbzclubHow to Stay Fresh and … [Read more...]

How your digital fingerprint can keep you from appearing on the 5 o’clock news

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By Roshanda Pratt If you've read my guest posts here on The Publicity Hound's Blog, you know I'm  a news hound. While I was snooping around recently, I was reminded of something I need to warn you about when it comes to the media.  Nothing is really off limits. In our digital world, it's much easier for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to … [Read more...]

5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Internal PR

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By Mickie Kennedy When we talk about PR, what comes to mind? Typically, you’re probably thinking about how a company conveys itself to the public. Social media, press releases, newspaper stories, interviews. All those things that can paint your company in a positive light with the public. Any way that you can build your … [Read more...]

Dog Tweets of the Week – 13 smart reasons to use captions on your YouTube videos

Here are my Top 10 tweets from this past week, great for retweeting! If you missed these, follow The Publicity Hound on Twitter. 13 smart reasons to use captions on your YouTube videos I started using captions on my YouTube videos about a year ago when someone reminded me that it’s just one more place where Google can find keywords. Captions … [Read more...]

Dog Tweets of the Week–101 Tips for Using Instagram for Business

Here are my Top 10 tweets from this past week, great for retweeting! If you missed these, follow The Publicity Hound on Twitter. 101 Tips for Using Instagram for Business Instagram is a relatively new mobile app. The company created a website and appears to be growing. Businesses are finding success building followings on Instagram and the bigger … [Read more...]

13 smart reasons to use captions on YouTube videos

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I started using captions on my YouTube videos about a year ago when someone reminded me that it's just one more place where Google can find keywords. That's Reason Number 1 and it's reason enough for me. (The screenshot above is my "Welcome to My Website" video.)  Reason Number 2: It helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing. I just found a … [Read more...]

How to get Camtasia 8.0 for free and make easy videos

One of the easiest ways to create videos fast, without having to look good in front of the camera, write a script and memorize your lines, is to shoot a video of what you see on your computer monitor. You use screen-capture software and a headset with a mic to do things like take people on a tour of a website, or demonstrate how to do something … [Read more...]

Free cheat sheet: 15 ways to pull more YouTube traffic

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How I wish I had had Jeff Johnson's free YouTube cheat sheet when I started my YouTube channel about eight years ago. YouTube was a mystery to me. I was struggling to learn video---how to use the camera, the proper lighting, how to edit---and there was little time left to figure out how to use YouTube. It was all I could do to upload a video and … [Read more...]

How to attach your iPad to a tripod, safely and securely, to shoot video

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If you're considering an iPad for shooting video for a publicity campaign, one of the most pressing questions is how to secure that valuable piece of equipment to the tripod. You do it with a Caddie Buddy, a plastic contraption that, one one end, wraps around the iPad and secures it on all four corners. The other end screws onto the tripod. It … [Read more...]

How to pitch a guest post for The Publicity Hound’s blog

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  If you want to get in front of an audience of people who love to self-promote, including business owners, authors, speakers and experts---as well as PR people and publicists---you're in the right place. I love publishing guest blog posts. But I hate pitches from people who have never read this blog. Or pitches that are off the mark. Or pitches … [Read more...]