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Print? Really? Here’s why it’s a smart option for marketers

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Despite what you might think, it outpaces digital and TV for brand affinity, especially when the consumer is ready to buy. Do you evaluate print advertising as part of an overarching media strategy for your brand? Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO of the Association of Magazine Media , offers insights into trends in magazine publishing and implications for marketers and advertisers. For example, digital marketing may be more targeted than print.

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4 changes in advertising that communicators should know

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With COVID-19 disruption, an election year and a growing desire for privacy and security on the side of consumers, here’s what PR pros should consider about the changing marketing landscape. Privacy, trust and transparency are starting to dominate the advertising landscape.


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Everything You Need to Know About Content Marketing When You Don’t Have Time


Do you ever wonder how great brands manage to post so much relevant, awesome content as often as they do? You may assume that creating a similar content marketing strategy will be too complicated for your business to handle. After all, when you try to create content, it probably seems to take forever as you fall further down the never-ending rabbit hole of ideas, tasks, and social media updates. content marketing strategy.

Finding The Content Marketing Sweet Spot


Last year, 90 percent of B2C marketers used content marketing, but only 34 percent felt they were successful. And while 69 percent are creating more content than years past, few are being heard. They can afford to ignore us,” says Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute. The big budgets owned these channels, and consumers had to pay attention to those advertisements.”. One day Andy bought a few chickens at a local farmer’s market.

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand


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. To do that, you’ll need to tap into your personal history and also humanize your brand. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts for your brand story. Think of your brand as a person.

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3 arguments for the enduring power of print

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For years, the print industry has seen a steady and drastic decline, but evidence suggests that its importance not only will remain relevant, but that it is making a comeback. More Americans prefer print books over e-readers, and more than 90 percent of adults read paper magazines. Here are three reasons print media won’t disappear anytime soon: 1. One night, as Vanessa was putting her seven children to bed, she saw one clutching a few printed photos of his early childhood.

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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? In his story Journalism, Independent and Not , he wrote about his disappointment in finding info that at first seemed newsworthy – but was actually underwritten by a vendor, according to some very fine print. E.g., I agree that sponsored content should be clearly identified.

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. But marketing is anything but stagnant. While that maxim had elements of truth five years ago, when I wrote that content marketing was the new branding , today I wonder if we’re not coming full circle, yet again. 1) In advertising, we trust.

Tesla denies discrimination allegations, travel brands fail to win over Black travelers and Unilever hints at Ben & Jerry’s return to Israel

PR Daily

Also: OpenTable shares most romantic restaurants in America, Meredith shelves print editions of Entertainment Weekly and InStyle, and more. ” OpenTable’s list demonstrates how a brand can tell a story using its accumulated user data, tying into the upcoming holiday to get headlines.

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5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising


As a content marketer, you spend tremendous time and money to create content – be it brand awareness, thought leadership or lead generation pieces. Instead, we must now actively push our content out to our intended audience. Not only that, the average Facebook users logs on 15 times a day and spends 20 minutes browsing, watching videos and interacting with relevant and interesting content! Facebook makes money by selling advertising.

United Airlines celebrates employee vaccination numbers, how viral content can hurt your brand, and Blizzard Activision settles EEOC lawsuit

PR Daily

The post ends with a mention of International Coffee Day by sharing various promotions in its markets around the world. There are so many brands that want to be next to trending content, but it just goes to show brands need to keep a close eye on what exactly that content is.”.

What is Brand Journalism?


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’s goals are to: Build awareness and affinity; Set the context for follow-up brand messaging (retargeting); and. Brand journalism starts people on a journey with your brand.

The value of print in today’s marketing

PR Daily

Marketing, like a healthy diet, requires variety and balance. Digital efforts constitute the main course of our current marketing diet, but Vistaprint Corporate’s infographic reminds us that a sensible portion of print still deserves room on our plates. Print is expensive, but it has science-backed advantages over online content. Print advertisements are also easy on the brain. In addition, print scores points for response and open rates.

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Brands make Earth Day pledge to measure emissions, social media content falls short on accessibility, and NBC condemns anti-BLM email

PR Daily

Also remember that, though the standards of communication your brand sets in various markets may differ, your stakeholders remain globally connected. Brands make Earth Day pledge to measure emissions. To help spread the good news, we sent an email to the world’s biggest brands.

Burger King UK apologizes for offensive tweet, Unilever drops ‘normal’ from beauty product branding, and Google adds context to news stories

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: Taco Bell has jumped on the non-fungible token (NFT) train by offering 25 tokens for what the brand called “iconic and original artwork inspired by our tacos at the easily digestible price of our menu items.”.

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Four Earned Media KPIs to Track

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As the cost of paid advertising across various digital and broadcast channels increases, brands are increasingly focused on earned media as a way to build awareness and generate revenue. Earned media – publicity garnered through PR outreach, news coverage, organic search or any other unpaid source that produces mentions, shares or reviews – does not come with the same costs as paid advertising.

Six Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2018

General Assembly

According to research from Content Marketing Institute, 65 percent of businesses using content marketing have experienced an increase in ROI compared to a year ago. For content marketers, this is good news — as it indicates that content marketing is still as effective as it has always been. However, a good portion of people using content marketing are not getting results due to making one mistake or the other.

H&M Group apologizes for racial slur, to lay off 4,000 employees, and NYT’s digital revenue overcomes print for first time in history

PR Daily

The content included a video of Trump’s Fox News interview, in which he said that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. For the first time in almost 170 years, The New York Times announced that its digital revenue beat out print–$185.5

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Why PR should get a slice of the marketing pie

PR Daily

the one that marketers struggle with most is whether to invest marketing dollars in advertising or public relations. Driving awareness through traditional advertising. If you needed a campaign to drive awareness by hitting target audiences with a sustained frequency, then advertising was the way to go. There are, of course, marketers who go down both roads, reaping the benefits of a dual (integrated) strategy, one discipline helping to amplify the other.

The Old “New Media” and Marketing Tools with Novel Twists [UML]

Sword and the Script

However, other traditionally print new organizations – notably the Wall Street Journal and USA Today – got into the podcast game far earlier. Avid podcast listeners consume an average of five a week – listening for four hours and 10 minutes (chart nearby used with permission by The Marketing Companion ). Not only is this a significant amount of time – but it’s quality time and so marketing has joined the crowd. 1) Marketing Audibles for Audio Search.

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The PR Opportunity for Brands as Publishers Tinker with Journalism

Sword and the Script

The one-time crowdsourced feature for new hire announcements or appointments in a local market will cost $250. This fee will cover an expanded profile in print which will run even sooner – within 30 days of purchase, in addition to an online listing,” according to the publisher’s message [emphasis added]. And with that, what was once a community service of sorts, with some editorial oversight, has become an advertisement. Blending editorial and advertising.

Twitch removes Hispanic Heritage Month emoticons, YouTube ‘Shorts’ to compete with TikTok, and McDonald’s offers ‘spicesurance’ and free McNuggets

PR Daily

Also: How PR and marketing pros are responsible for fighting disinformation, Red Lobster, PepsiCo and Taco Bell offer signature drinks, Airbnb turns to the Fresh Prince, and more. And people can be entertained and informed by bite-sized content in the spare minutes of the day.

How your PR and customer service can—and must—work together

PR Daily

Don’t let this crucial consumer touchpoint be a stain on your brand’s reputation. Include a content calendar that maps the timing for each communication. Advertising media buys. Great customers service in the digital age in complex, difficult and expensive.

The Gap deletes post-election tweet, ‘Baby Shark’ becomes most-watched YouTube video, and Snapchat adds follower counts

PR Daily

Many Twitter users called out Gap for using a divisive presidential election for marketing purposes, with some comparing it to PepsiCo’s 2017 commercial featuring Kendall Jenner among protesters. It went through layers of approval & was put on a content calendar for today.

Sallie Mae employees at the heart of scholarship fundraising efforts

PR Daily

Also, in 2019 Sallie Mae revealed the Bridging the Dream Scholarship for graduate students at the Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) Brand Activation Marketing Conference in Orlando, Florida, while its chief marketing officer, Donna Vieira, was presenting on Sallie Mae’s new brand.

Tyson fires employees involved in COVID-19 ‘betting pool,’ Burger King turns Instagram over to competitors, and Twitch bans derogatory lingo

PR Daily

The clever piece of branded content shows how you can promote your brand’s offerings without screaming your marketing messages into the digital void. Grab your social media pro colleague a print from Society6 that proclaims, “It’s not you—it’s the algorithm.”.

Microsoft loses TikTok bid, Amazon to hire 100,000 employees, and Peeps won’t be on shelves for holidays

PR Daily

Also: The conundrum of long-term branding strategies, print publications’ decline accelerates during COVID-19, Instagram might charge for links in descriptions, and more. ” The problem affecting Peeps’ parent company, Just Born, is one hitting many brands.

Twitter expands COVID-19 policies, Snap reports ad revenue growth, and Lowe’s highlights employees for the NFL Draft

PR Daily

TechCrunch reported : “We’re prioritizing the removal of COVID-19 content when it has a call to action that could potentially cause harm,” a Twitter spokesperson said to TechCrunch. You can help social media platforms including Twitter by reporting misleading content.

Mining the nostalgia trend, Sony celebrates 40 years of Walkman

PR Daily

The tech company was overtaken by Apple’s iPod years ago, but the brand still has a compelling story to share about its history with music lovers. However, the brand hasn’t been atop the music player industry for many years after losing market share to Apple and its revolutionary iPod. Can Sony find a way back into the market? RELATED: Share the content that captivated audiences ]. Is nostalgia marketing the way of the future?

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Print journalism, especially at the local level, is a scary place to be right now. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at advertising and public relations firms and organizations with large media exposure. RELATED: Share the content that captivated audiences ]. Here are 30 of the top new jobs in PR and Marketing: Senior PR manager—Walker Sands, Illinois. Marketing director—YMCA of the USA (National Resource Office), California.

McKinsey apologizes for role in opioid crisis, Redbox launches streaming service, and Google’s Year in Search

PR Daily

It’s also a reminder to show off your human side to potential customers and increase brand loyalty. Though the move might come as a surprise to some, Redbox has been making strides in digital-first content.

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3 Factors That Shape Your Brand Journalism Strategy


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. Unlike content marketing , brand journalism places people front and center, rather than the products that affect those people. So how exactly can you shift to camaraderie-based content? Is your brand local to one DMA?

Cisco, Maxwell PR, Alibaba Group lead the way among Digital Marketing Awards winners

PR Daily

Digital marketing comes in many shapes and sizes, as evidenced by the array of victorious campaigns in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. Hundreds of inspiring stories poured forth, elevating the brand as a healthful component of a long, active life.

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Why PR and publicity should be considered separately

PR Daily

Plenty of PR pros balk at the notion that their jobs are only about securing media coverage and boosting brand visibility. Some PR pros argue that the term “publicist” oversimplifies a job that includes reputation management, content creation, public advocacy and now, in 2019, digital marketing. We do that by helping them integrate media relations success into their greater marketing efforts, in turn translating press into real business results.

How native content helps consumers 50 and older make purchasing choices

PR Daily

You’re probably focusing on native advertising a lot these days—and wondering if you’re getting your money’s worth. Native content can mean many different things. It can incorporate digital, print, video, interactive infographics, virtual and augmented reality, and more. What sets native apart is seamless brand and media alignment, creating a “sweet spot” where a brand can engage, educate and inspire in a trusted media environment.

Content Distribution Best Practices: 3 Strategies You Should Update


Let’s examine three ways of distributing content and how to get them up to date. You can no longer simply email journalists and hope to get coverage online or in print-based media. It’s necessary to take a much more proactive approach to ensure your content gets seen by people who care about what you have to say. . PR Newswire is a tool that allows you to distribute press releases and other content to a huge network of influencers and decision-makers.

Organizations remember Kobe Bryant, internet brims with rising ad spending, and Amazon workers speak out

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: It’s not the death of a brand mascot , but H-E-B’s Super Bowl ad teaser has people talking over the chance to win a lifetime of groceries. as well as using a big opportunity to push an initiative, such as a branded app.

4 ways Tom’s drives consumer success and sales on social media

PR Daily

The company’s online success is in part due to the careful way they’ve used a mixture of compelling content and paid social media ads to deliver their messages to targeted consumers at a time when social media algorithms can easily bury branded posts. Instead of launching a branded presence on every social media platform, focus on the few where your audience resides. These platforms should also be a fit for your brand voice and content efforts.

Kroger joins push for tougher gun laws, consumers readily change brands, and WeWork’s founder walks back trademark sale

PR Daily

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’. Yet the marketing tactics and investments rarely reflect these realities. A whopping 46% of consumers tell us they are more likely to try new brands than they were five years ago; a clear signal to a trend we should expect to intensify. How can brand managers build loyalty with their audiences?

Avon apologizes after criticism mounts over anti-cellulite marketing campaign

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The company said it ‘missed the mark’ with a print ad that disparaged cellulite on women’s bodies. Time reported : The advertisement was for Avon’s Smooth Moves Naked Proof product, a cooling gel that is meant to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Dimples are cute on your face,” the advertisement reads. Advertisements like this are so damaging, and we need to teach women to just be happy in their skin.”.