Pitching deals for the holiday season: Five couponing blogs

Coupon sale collection

It’s almost the biggest shopping time of the year. For people, especially parents, looking to save a dollar during the holiday season, here’s a list of five blogs that are host to a number of deals, giveaways and coupon lists: Barbara’s Beat: This consumer blog specializes in couponing and finding great deals on food and [...]

The social media age and its downfalls, according to PR pros

Like and Dislike

A strong emphasis has been placed on social media over the last several years, especially for those who work within the media industry. But every trend, whether it’s here to stay or not, has downfalls. inVocus asked PR pros to share some of the pitfalls they’ve come across with the advent of the social media [...]

A bad week for alternative weeklies

newspaper

It’s been a decidedly bad week for alternative newsweeklies, with three weeklies making headlines this week as they closed the final chapter. Three cities across the country are now bereft of their edgy newsprint voice, a voice every city needs. As of today, the Providence Phoenix in Providence, Rhode Island, printed its last issue. The [...]

Changes continue at the Washington Post

Changes Ahead Freeway Road Sign

The news industry was shocked when the Graham family announced they were selling the Washington Post last year, marking the continued decline of the family-owned newspaper. And yet, over the last year, the paper has begun to shine under the reign of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who purchased the paper last August. The changes [...]

The PR social media pool

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are top dogs when it comes to platforms. But there’s a number of other social media tools available. From popular to obscure, inVocus asked PR pros to share alternative social media platforms they use for connecting with journalists as well as in their day-to-day work around campaigns. Brandon Seymour, founder of [...]