Getting Political in Branding and Messaging

Flack's Revenge

It used to be a much simpler world for brand development. Today it’s more complicated, as I wrote in my post: United we Brand. What does this mean for the arts of messaging and brand development? Rethinking the Brand Question Framework.

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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.

Marketing trends: A beginner’s guide to programmatic advertising

Agility PR Solutions

In a world dominated by technology, the way we advertise regularly changes as technology continues to evolve. One of our previous blogs mentions that people trust other consumers more than they trust direct brand advertisements.

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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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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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.

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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Advertising and Branding in Asia: 3 Key Takeaways From Unforgettable Study Abroad

Culpwrit

By Arturo Echevarria What do you get when you take an international campaign competition, agency visits to some of the top advertising/PR firms in the world and an adventure in Asia?

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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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The Ultimate B2B Social Media Marketing Guide: How to Best Spend Your Advertising Budget

Meltwater - PR

The days when B2B advertising predominantly happened on Google and other third-party platforms? Enterprise Marketing PR & Comms Branding Social MediaRemember when having a social media marketing budget to spend was an anomaly?

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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How a robotic duck calms young cancer patients and boosts Aflac’s brand

PR Daily

The beloved brand and pop culture icon, the Aflac Duck, proved to be a great jumping-off point. Aflac is a $36 billion market cap company, with the brand (of which the Aflac Duck is a large part) representing almost $20 billion of that total number.

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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.

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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How a legacy cleaning supplies brand is using Spotify to juice engagement

PR Daily

For Jelmar President Alison Gutterman, the idea to launch a branded Spotify playlist started with her own dislike for cleaning. “I Jelmar started in 1949 and has become a storied brand in the cleaning supplies industry, more recognizable by the names of its products “Tarn-X” and “CLR.”

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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 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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

Top 4 Takeaways from the American Spa CBD Summit – What Brands and Marketers Need to Know

5W PR

Alise Edgcomb, Vice President, met with dozens of brands and experts on site to assess the state of the industry, particularly as it relates to beauty, wellness and personal care. . 5W is incorporating insights from the Summit into its campaigns across the industry, working with cannabis brands to: Define brand positioning and points of difference. The #1 question asked of brands on site was, “How are you different? Alise Edgcomb, Vice President.

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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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Beware, the growing crisis in creative advertising effectiveness

Agility PR Solutions

The post Beware, the growing crisis in creative advertising effectiveness appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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

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

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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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.

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.

Instagram fights bullies, Blue Bell’s viral mess, and the top reason consumers unfollow brands

PR Daily

Why it matters: You can use the Restrict tool to combat trolls targeting brand accounts and executives’ Instagram presences (if they have them). Why you should care: The Wall Street Journal called the challenge “ the wrong sort of viral advertising.”

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