Lisa Barone

Lisa Barone is the Vice President of Strategy at Overit, overseeing the strategy, content, and social media divisions of the company. She's motivated by three things - helping brands find their voice, innovative uses of social media, and coffee.
How to get Press Coverage

How to get Press Coverage

I get pitched a lot. I also send pitches a lot— on behalf of Overit, our clients, and sometimes for myself. Our in-house PR team gets pitched and pitches even more than I do. Getting good press coverage helps businesses bridge the trust gap with their audiences and build topical awareness. It was important BEFORE COVID and it feels even more important now. So, I wasn’t surprised last week when our webinar on winning press coverage filled up way faster than we imagined. We’ve all struggled to secure media coverage…

How we’ve adapted video production during COVID-19

How we’ve adapted video production during COVID-19

We’re known for some pretty innovative video production. Video, animation, motion graphics—it’s kind of our thing. When COVID first hit last March, clients saw their advertising and marketing plans get… reshuffled, to say it nicely. Digital assets, keywords, and written content had to be changed out to reflect this new reality and a new, very-digital consumer. In many cases, it was fun. Changing things on the fly, getting creative, helping them navigate uncharted waters with new solutions. But there was also that video shoot they were planning. The one that…

In These Trying Times, Communication Is Hard

One of the unexpected highlights of 2020 is being able to un-sarcastically use the expression “these trying times”. — Joe Hall (@joehall) June 22, 2020 Fifteen weeks. That’s how long it’s been since we were within an arm’s reach of another person not in our immediate household. My household consists of myself and my four-year-old son. That means its been 15 weeks since I’ve had a casual conversation that wasn’t about fruit snacks or jumping on the couch. I’m not proud when I say—its showing. I’ve been over-talking, over-sharing, and…

Now What? Positioning Your Business for #COVID19 Recovery

The drive-in theater near my home had its first showing of the season last Friday. New York beaches will be open for the Memorial Day holiday. Other parts of the country are starting to come back, slowly easing the restrictions that have kept us home since March. As conversations around reopening become more commonplace, businesses are scrambling to build a plan for repositioning, revamping, and recovering post COVID-19. As they do, questions emerge. COVID-19: When Are We Really Back? In our area of NY, May 15 was a date receiving…

‘You’re a Purple Cow’ & Other Marketing Lies

‘You’re a Purple Cow’ & Other Marketing Lies

‘tis the season…. to dole out nice-sounding marketing advice whether it’s true or not and hope people believe it. Falala-lala! via GIPHY As you’re buttoning up that 2019 marketing plan, checking it twice, and getting final approvals – we know you’re also doing research into what ELSE you should be thinking about for the upcoming year. As you do, here’s our take on the best advice to ignore this holiday season. We all need a little help sifting through the crap sometimes. We got you. 3 Marketing Lies to Avoid…

Do the Damn Work for Pitch-Perfect Messaging Campaigns

Do the Damn Work for Pitch-Perfect Messaging Campaigns

You’re talking. Your colleagues are talking. Your boss talks. Your sales team talks. The new guy is definitely talking. It’s happening face-to-face. Online. In email. On your website. On social media. In press statements. And wherever you think anyone might be listening. When you’re not talking in real-time, you’re automating all of the talking. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a guide for what to say? Or if you were confident everybody talking was saying the same thing? You can be. You just need a messaging framework to make…

Data and Analytics for Successful Digital Branding and Content Marketing

Data and Analytics for Successful Digital Branding and Content Marketing

If you’re here with us in Vegas, I hope you survived lunch because now it’s time to dig into data and analytics. Guiding us on this journey are Annie Cushing and Cynthia Johnson. This promises to be good. Up first is Annie Cushing.  She says her Annielytics brand started as a joke on Twitter. She bought the domain before a skeevy marketer would and it grew from there. That sounds about right. ; She’s going to do a deep dive into Google Analytics dashboards. She says she doesn’t work for Google…

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factors

Chatting this morning we have Bruce Clay, Greg Gifford, and Kevin Lee. Three guys who know what they’re doing, and one guy is responsible for hiring me 11 years ago and gave me my start in marketing (hi, Bruce). Bruce is up first to rattle off 41 Signals & Ranking Factors for Local Search. He says his presentation is twice as long as he has time for. He’s publishing a blog post this week to go with it. He says to get it for free. Google Local Google is in…

Keynote: Lee Odden – Participation Marketing: The New World of Content Co-Creation, Influencers and Integration for PR

Keynote: Lee Odden – Participation Marketing: The New World of Content Co-Creation, Influencers and Integration for PR

From an Iron Man Breakfast straight into our morning keynote! I’m pretty excited about this. Keynoting this morning is Lee Odden of Top Rank Marketing. Lee is the ultimate gentlemen of marketing and of my favorite friendly faces. I’m excited to see him on stage and hear what he has to say. Lee says he has history with Pubcon. He shows pictures from the old days which show he’s been here for awhile. He happens to include a phot of the two of us from way back at SES New…

The Iron Man Breakfast Keynote Interview: Gary Illyes of Google and Eric Enge

The Iron Man Breakfast Keynote Interview: Gary Illyes of Google and Eric Enge

Goooood morning! It’s the last day of Pubcon and we have our earliest keynote yet. Feels mean to me but Twitter tells me it’s a whole getaway thing. I’ll buy that, just keep the coffee coming. First this morning we have an Iron Man Breakfast Keynote featuring Stonetemple’s Eric Enge and Google’s Garry Illyes. At some may know, Gary’s not a morning person and often doesn’t take kindly to our questions. This should be fun all around. If you’re reading this, I want to encourage you to check out all…

Sidebar

How do you stand out in an inbox full of other pitches just like yours? Here’s the six things you’ll need. https://t.co/uueyyhc2J2