Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in January

Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in January

And just like that, the first month of 2016 is behind us. Hang on tight, folks! The year is already flying. Let's take a look at the top PR/journalism posts around the web from the month of January. Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. Four outdated press release practicesStill using an embargo, PR pros? Think again. This is an outdated PR practice, according to Catherine Spicer, along with these three other tactics.

2. The brand marketer's guide to a successful #TwitterPartyLooking to host a successful Twitter party (AKA chat)? Lucia Schepps put together a great guide for Launchsquad. (Shameless plug: join the #muckedup chat every Tuesday at 8 p.m.!)

3. What to read–and what NOT to read–in digital marketing: We all know how important it is to stay up-to-date on industry trends and news. Arik Hanson details what you should be reading....and how often.

4. Getting fired by a client: six lessons from lost accountsGetting fired by a client is never fun, but Aly Saxe outlines lessons you can take away from the experience.

5. Adele, social strategy and brand management powerIf you like Adele's song "Hello", you'll have a whole new take on it after reading this post by Dan Farkas.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. How to approach continuous learning in the new year by Corina Manea

2. Get ready for concierge media: messaging apps meet journalism by Francesco Marconi

3. 10,000 character tweets: this is why we can't have nice things by Eric Hazard

4. Why hiring a PR firm is like finding that perfect pair of jeans by Juliet Travis

5. What’s the best way to connect with media when email fails? by Michelle Garrett

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of January in the comments below. Tip us off to other great posts for future link roundups by shooting us an email at jessica.lawlor@muckrack.com. 

Jessica Lawlor is the features editor for the Muck Rack blog. She is a PR professional in the Philadelphia area and blogs at JessicaLawlor.com about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals. 

PS- Muck Rack is looking for guest bloggers! If you’re interested, check out our submission guidelines and send us a pitch. 

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