It’s getting hot in here—and by “here,” I mean the entire United States.
Forty-seven of the 50 states were expected to top 90 degrees on Thursday, according to U.S. News, and PR pros and online marketers are taking advantage.
Injecting your brand into timely and trending news—otherwise known as “newsjacking”—is a simple way to get your content noticed. Just make sure you do it in a way that’s authentic and, especially, inoffensive.
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From offering free indoor workouts to giving away ice cream, there’s no shortage of ways companies can drive brand awareness by jumping on the #heatwave bandwagon.
Check out how some PR pros are tweeting about the scorching temperatures to their advantage:
— Skyline Sightseeing (@SkylineBusTour) July 18, 2013
— Ben & Jerry’s Truck (@BenJerrysTruck) July 18, 2013
Heat Wave Workouts Are Free This Summer at NYSC Gyms (Bos, Wash, Philly Gyms too) http://t.co/tdCzzvQSLx
— Greatist (@greatist) July 18, 2013
— Luxe PR (@Luxe_PR) July 17, 2013
— 3 Monkeys PR (@3MonkeysPR) July 17, 2013
— Lingerie PR (@Lingerie_PR) July 8, 2013
— Lingerie PR (@Lingerie_PR) July 5, 2013