5 Ways PR Beats Paid Advertising

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR , advertising, and marketing should be working together as well-oiled gears in a powerful machine that propels a brand toward success. If you’re a scrappy startup or an early stage tech company, you may not have the capital for massive advertising budgets.

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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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.

4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While top-tier marketing and advertising are valuable, associated PR campaigns can help propel a brand to the next level of emotional attachment. You feel connected to these brands. Some customers are initially attracted to certain brands because they like their ad message.

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5 PR Reasons To Use YouTube Advertising for Exposure

Social PR Chat

. Have you ever wondered how YouTube advertising can help boost public relations exposure? Here are the top five reasons why you should be utilizing YouTube advertising. Even with these statistics, brands are still not taking advantage of the advertising opportunities on YouTube.

What Most Brands Get Wrong When Telling Their Story

ReimaginePR

Over the years, I’ve fallen in love with a few particularly great brand stories. How many times have you had to stop midway through reading a brand story that was nothing but fluff without any real substance? The thing is, brand stories are usually bad for a few of the same reasons.

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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.

Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason. But nowadays there’s pressure for brands to take a stand. The answer depends on the brand.

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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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3 PR Takes On YouTube’s Brand Safety Scandal

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

YouTube was hit with a major brand safety crisis this week after a blogger revealed that a community of predators have been using the platform to view content in inappropriate ways that exploit children. A year ago, YouTube was constantly plagued by brand safety issues.

Forbes opens up native advertising service to brands

PR Daily

Forbes Media is making it even easier for brands to publish native advertising on its platform. Advertisers will now be able to create multi-platform content on Forbes, including posts, videos, infographics and photo galleries.

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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Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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How to Get Your Brand Noticed in a Crowded Market

ReimaginePR

Let’s discuss the best strategies to get noticed by the right audience for your brand. We’ll show you some of the best practices for getting your brand noticed in this extra resource. Be known as a brand that takes care of their customers.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Brand Video Dialogue

ReimaginePR

Videos give your customers an insider’s look at who’s really behind your brand. They also showcase your brand’s personality in an easily-digestible format. Whenever you’re creating videos for your brand, remember, “winging it” wastes time.

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What PR Agencies Can Learn From Advertising Week

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Thousands of public relations , advertising and marketing people gathered this week in and around Times Square for New York’s Advertising Week. Randy Feer, President of Fox Networks Group, believes that the most important part to an advertising campaign is content.

9 signs you should update your branding

PR Daily

When is it the right time to refresh your brand image? Without a compelling reason, you could be throwing away years of accumulated customer trust and brand awareness. Is it time to change up your branding? When should your brand get a refresh or even a complete overhaul?

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Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 3: Advertising Strategies

Shift Communications

In this series, we’ll examine the tools, techniques, and strategies of paid advertising as they apply to public relations work. Advertising Strategies. Brand Building: Capturing Attention. The first and most common use of advertising is to capture attention.

Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 5: Advertising Measurement

Shift Communications

In this series, we’ll examine the tools, techniques, and strategies of paid advertising as they apply to public relations work. Advertising Measurement. In this final part in our series, how do we measure our advertising? Awareness is our brand building KPI.

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.

PR Looks At Top Brand Stories

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Is your brand telling its best story? Take some tips from some stellar standouts and to further improve your storytelling prowess, please download our tip sheet, Once Upon a Time…PR Tips For The Best Brand Storytelling available at the end of this post.

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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.

How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

Cision

Having a library ensures that we’re all working together to make our brand better known for a specific set of search terms and keywords. Consistency across both sales and marketing makes for stronger branding and attracts better results.

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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.

Why branded content is taking over our feeds

NewsWhip

The lines between editorial and branded content are increasingly blurred. There’s been an evolution in how brands and publishers approach advertising. The post Why branded content is taking over our feeds appeared first on NewsWhip.

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PREthics & Native Advertising

PRSay

Late last year, the Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines for native advertising, a topic of much discussion in 2016. Product publicists have loaned merchandise to editors for photo shoots in exchange for brand name mentions in editorial features, for example. When does product publicity become native advertising? Is it only when it appears as a paid ad opportunity on a rate card, available to any advertiser? PR Teams – Be On Alert.

Mailchimp unveils funky new branding

PR Daily

Marketing automation company Mailchimp has a new look—one that embraces the brand’s quirkiness and sass. Weird branding is alive and well in the tech industry. Later today, we’re launching an updated brand and website, designed to tell that story.

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How TV’s decline is reducing consumer engagement with brands

Agility PR Solutions

Marketers and advertisers have a problem, and it’s worse than they thought. As cord-cutting and advertising avoidance expands to […]. The post How TV’s decline is reducing consumer engagement with brands appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

The Intersection of PR and Advertising

5W PR

When a message goes out, is it public relations or advertising? Public relations is, essentially, a strategic communication program or process that connects brands or persons with a market or audience in a beneficial way. Advertising is defined as a paid media presence.

The Perfect Marriage Between Public Relations and Social Media Advertising

Ronn 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

Infographic: 6 trends shaping the digital advertising industry

PR Daily

Digital channels are dominating the advertising market. Savvy brand managers must be aware of all these facets in order to develop a successful digital strategy. See the full infographic below to discover the digital advertising trends your organization should watch

3 Rewards to Reap From Brand Journalism

Cision

Gone are the days of pushing your brand’s message to your audience through traditional advertising. The answer is brand journalism. Brand journalism combines journalistic storytelling tactics with brand strategy to engage audiences and increase brand reputation.

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

Starbucks uses ‘Game of Thrones’ gaffe to lift its brand

PR Daily

The coffee chain trended worldwide on Twitter and garnered several headlines after viewers of HBO’s hit show claimed the brand’s classic cup made an appearance in Westeros. Earned media coverage wins over a paid advertisement—even if the headlines are due to an accident.

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Campaign Recap: Advertising Week 2018

5W PR

Celebrating 15 years of bringing together the who’s who of the advertising and media ecosystem from all over the globe, this year’s Advertising Week boasted 4 bustling floors of activity over 4 days at the AMC Loews Theatre in New York.

6 Public Relations Tips For Brands In 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A recent study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the USC Center for Public Relations found that marketers plan to increase staffing and overall spending on public relations over the next five years. Your brand story should have a beginning, middle and end like any good tale.

Marketing After Facebook for Brands [VIDEO]

Shift Communications

Facebook changed its algorithm to suppress unpaid brand posts. 00:00:01] Facebook is taking your brand to the woodshed. As part of that, brands would see their viewability reduced; things that generate conversations and interactions would see their their reach increased.

Statistics, Advertising and Silence: Summing up that Super Big Game [UML]

Sword and the Script

People will say they dislike advertisements because of the disruptive nature of them. The publication cites a study by Unruly : “Last year Unruly determined that brand recall of Super Bowl 51 ads was actually 15% lower than the US average. Marketing advertising unscripted marketing

Navigating the “political” in digital advertising

Media Bullseye

Marketing Dive , and a number of other publications report that both Walmart and Procter & Gamble had advertisements rejected by Facebook for not having “paid for by” disclaimers on content that Facebook—and one has to guess that this was an algorithm—deemed as being political in nature.

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.