Why Advertising Isn’t Dead

Cision

Therein, James McQuivey, a principal analyst at Forrester drilled into a report which explored that CMOs will reduce their spend, on display advertising by as much as $2.9 According to Ad Age , by 1940, there were 55 daytime serials, largely sponsored by nascent consumer packaged goods brands.

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. Think of your brand as a person.

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Advertising is Dead—Exploring the Future of Paid, Owned and Earned Media

Cision

If advertising as we know it is truly dead, what’s next for paid, earned & owned media? The study, The End of Advertising As We Know It , warned marketers that billions of dollars were going to be moved out of traditional advertising in 2017.

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

Cision

Native advertising is one of the most controversial and least understood concepts in contemporary marketing. shared her perspective on native advertising in a recent podcast recording. What is native advertising? This is the form of native advertising discussed in the podcast.

Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior. Brands that are shying away from emotion as a motivator, or merely only as a data-set to inform a marketing persona are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. .

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What is Brand Journalism?

Cision

What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. The difference between brand journalism and content marketing isn’t to be found in outputs. Brand Journalism in Action.

Is native advertising a threat to PR?

PR Daily

I read some pretty surprising stats recently in a Content Strategist post which outlined the success The New York Times '' brand studio is having with custom advertising content (referred to as “paid posts”). Read through these “paid posts” the brand studio is putting together.

Instagram opens advertising to all

PR Daily

When Instagram first started allowing advertising on its platform, it was limited to a select few clients that had to shell out a hefty sum. But starting this month, Instagram advertising is open to all manner of advertisers.

Trust and the Unlikely Reinvention of Advertising [UML]

Sword and the Script

Use PR to build a brand and advertising to defend it. The point of that philosophy used to be that, while you can build a brand with advertising, it’s very expensive. More recently, fake news has laid the groundwork for a new-found trust in advertising.

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising

Cision

As a content marketer, you spend tremendous time and money to create content – be it brand awareness, thought leadership or lead generation pieces. B2B marketers, in particular, are missing a huge opportunity with social advertising to promote content.

Advertising Goldmine: How to Craft Your Best Social Media Ad

Media Bullseye

Specifically, social media has become an effective platform for online advertising. These sites provide excellent examples regarding the importance of social advertising and successful methods for handling social media’s advertising potential.

How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

Cision

While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. You already know these brand evangelists love your product.

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What eBay’s new advertising model means to marketers

PR Daily

As online retail overtakes brick-and-mortar shopping, e-commerce giant eBay’s attitude toward advertising is changing. eBay’s ad sales team will aim to help brands create ads to drive sales on its site. The move is a departure from the company’s past attitude toward digital advertising.

What is ‘true native’ advertising?

PR Daily

Although many PR pros think native advertising is new, it’s actually one of the oldest forms of paid advertising. Advertisers must produce effective digital campaigns that can cut through the noise in a crowded industry. Enter native advertising, which is expected to reach. $21

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3 Questions to Ask Before Diving Into Brand Journalism

Cision

Do the marketing tools and tactics you use actually keep your brand top of mind? It may be time to say out with the old (traditional TV advertising) and in with the new (brand journalism). Readers who turn to brand newsrooms want to be in the know before their competitors.

Why native advertising is the next hot trend in PR

PR Daily

A recent survey found PR pros have widespread interest in native advertising. The Interactive Advertising Bureau UK found. Obviously native ads obscure the boundary between news and advertising, the line between seamless design and intentional deception.

What we can learn from brands that play the emotional connection card

PR in High Definition

Brands trying to strike up an emotional connection with you is nothing new. However, it’s a trend that’s on the up this year and we’ve noticed major brands starting to take this marketing approach. Because there seems to be huge brands […].

Influencer Marketing: Amplify your Brand and Drive Targeted Traffic

5W PR

A brand will find a celebrity to endorse their products. Then, the brand pays that celebrity, who in turn goes on their social media and mentions the product. Since Jenner has a large fan base consisting of Fashion Nova’s target market, this partnership is beneficial to the brand.

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6 Ways To Refresh & Revamp Your Clients’ Facebook Advertising Campaigns

Solo PR Pro

As a Facebook Advertising specialist, I hear this one all the time. While sitting in a new business meeting, the prospective client tells me that they are already using Facebook Advertising in-house. They’re using Facebook Advertising poorly. But being able to follow the steps in the Ads Manager doesn’t mean you’re leveraging Facebook Advertising properly and getting the most out of it for your business.

Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates: These Programs Aren’t Easy!

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Let The Plethora of Blog Posts Fool You It’s easy to tout the benefits of brand advocate programs – of which there are many – but there isn’t enough discussion around just how difficult it is to create and sustain one. What is the difference between a brand ambassadors, brand advocates and just an online community? Even Wikipedia incorrectly redirects a search for “brand advocate” to the “brand ambassador” page.

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Why Brands Need To Embrace Snapchat

Cision

If you ’ re wondering why you or your brand should use Snapchat, follow the impressions. Eric Hultgren, Marketing Director at MLive, said, “ Brands that don’t get on Snapchat risk being left behind in the conversation economy as Chris Messina coined it.

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Free White Paper! Build a Brand Journalism Program

Cision

Your audience no longer responds to traditional advertising. In fact, custom content is 92 percent more effective than traditional advertising. So how can you create content that will spread awareness of your brand and drive sales?

Infographic: Journalists Want Brands to Provide Multimedia-Rich Content

Cision

Journalists are more prepared today to engage in a digital-first environment and they see sponsored content and native advertising as less important than last year. This presents a huge opportunity for brands to tell newsworthy stories in a variety of formats; by doing so, they can use content as a tool for building brand credibility and thought leadership, educating and entertaining their audiences and driving the business forward with a carefully considered earned media strategy.

3 Factors That Shape Your Brand Journalism Strategy

Cision

Buyers no longer pay attention to traditional advertisements. A study released by Elite Daily found that only 1 percent of millennials would trust a brand after seeing a compelling ad. That’s where brand journalism comes into play. Is your brand local to one DMA?

A guide to successfully investing in paid advertising

PR Daily

Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however it can be an expensive endeavor if you don’t really know what you are doing. Regarding Google’s paid advertising : · Google has tracked 4 billion store visits from ad clicks.

A Full 360: The Newest Form of Digital Advertising

The Stalwart Blog

A feature allowing publishers and brands (like GoPro ) to organically post fully interactive, 360-degree videos to their pages. Now, Facebook is bringing advertisements into the 360 foray. The interactive aspect of 360 technology is already forcing brands to think outside of the box.

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The Perfect Marriage Between Public Relations and Social Media Advertising

Ron Torossian

PR traditionally consist of several different factors such as: Building brand awareness Creating interest Brand management Stimulating Demand Providing Information Traditional marketing efforts alone are good; but, when combined with social media advertising, they can propel brands and influencers to achieve heights of success that were previously limited. What Does Social Media Advertising Consist of? Brand PR Public Relations 5WPR CEO Social Media

Will native advertising eventually be PR’s demise?

Communications Conversations

The post outlined the success the New York Times brand studio (T Brand Studio) is having with their custom advertising content (referred to as “paid posts”). First, read through these “paid posts” the T Brand Studio is putting together.

Olympics advertisers see record-breaking numbers

PR Daily

Part of the appeal for advertisers is that Rio is only an hour ahead of the Eastern Time Zone. That means that advertisers can appear during live broadcasts as opposed to tape delays, which was the case with the London Olympics four years ago.

3 steps to choosing between native advertising and content marketing

PR Daily

A fight is brewing in the world of marketing when it comes to brand budget dollars: How do you choose between native advertising and content marketing? Brands must wade through a plethora of information to decide what is best for them.

Reports: Journalists view native advertising as moneymaker, want better press releases

PR Daily

Perhaps even more striking is the number of journalists who are coming around to the idea that native advertising is necessary. Only 42 percent believed traditional advertising would be the biggest moneymaker.

Why the rise of native advertising isn't a threat to PR

PR Daily

Unsurprisingly, the number one issue up for discussion at the conference was revenue models, most predominately native advertising. Is the wall between editorial and advertising coming down? RELATED: Find your brand voice, become a media outlet, and produce great stories. ].

8 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand on Twitter in 2016

Cision

Despite its flaws, Twitter can be a very helpful social network for most businesses, but many brands don’t use it to its fullest potential. Here are eight ways you can differentiate your brand from your competition on Twitter in 2016: 1.

Strong Media Brands: the answer to Native Advertising Concerns

Flack's Revenge

So is native advertising (sometimes called brand journalism or, more generally, content marketing) a curse or cure all? Is it good for what ails online advertising? That does not mean that there isn’t the potential for abuse in native advertising.

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5 Things to Know About Branded Content

Beyond PR

If I’m right, branded content is going to have its heyday in 2017. I think we’ll see brands who formerly invested in traditional advertising start to pour dollars into relevant, useful content in an effort to connect with their customers. Branded Content Will Take on Other Forms.

Taking Your Brand From a ‘Want’ to a ‘Need’ in 3 Steps

Cision

Advertisers today love to one-up each other with wild, exciting content that goes to any length to attract consumer attention. Brands need to stop selling out for first glances and start getting back to the things that create lasting impact. What is your brand’s reputation ?

Prankvertising: When Advertising and Practical Jokes Collide

Shift Communications

Another beverage brand that has perfected prankvertising is Pepsi Max, thanks to the comic genius and off-roading skills of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon. It’s clear that prankvertising can have huge benefits for brands. Advertising

Instagram Video Changes: Is Longer Better For Brands?

Cision

Since a lot has already been written about how Facebook’s change from a chronological timeline to an algorithmic one impacted brands, we wanted to focus on the impact of longer videos. Billboards, people, advertisements, your friend, your boss. What Does This Mean For Your Brand?

The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet for some reason, brands continue to drone on about facts, instead of taking the same, tried-and-tested approach for emotional communication. In a world that’s saturated with marketing, it’s more important than ever for brands to make a lasting impression with their customers.

Buzzfeed admits to deleting articles due to advertiser pressure

PR Daily

This month, Buzzfeed was accused of deleting—and then republishing —articles about Dove soap and the board game Monopoly due to pressure from advertisers. The company has since admitted that it has, in fact, deleted stories based on advertiser pressure, but not those two.