Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. And it’s not just about Facebook or even social media. Are the waters safe for social media marketing? Should brands hedge their bets?

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

Meltwater - PR

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

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

Do you know what your audience wants on social media? To understand what they were dealing with and how they could make the most of these social media assets, the team decided to do an in-depth audit of all Transamerica online channels. “We

Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

This means social media posts that include video are granted better reach on the platform. In turn, social media experts have rushed to proclaim brands should be using video to drive better engagement. This is especially if brands try to promote external links.

The Perfect Marriage Between Public Relations and Social Media Advertising

Ronn Torossian

Public relations (PR) at it’s core is designed to manage the spread of information between an individual and an organization – bridge that together with social media and you’ve got yourself a dream team! What Does Social Media Advertising Consist of? Social Media … READ MORE ». The post The Perfect Marriage Between Public Relations and Social Media Advertising appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

It’s not “Social Media Marketing” Anymore – it’s Just “Advertising”

Sword and the Script

of the marketing budget on social media — here and now. The social media spending numbers are similar for marketing shops focused on B2B services and a bit lower for B2B product organizations, like software companies. Senior marketers report spending 9.8%

15 courses to improve your social media knowledge

PR Daily

Do you know the latest trends and tips to make your messages soar on social media platforms, from Facebook to YouTube? What are your goals for social media in the coming year? . Social media training from Hootsuite Academy. Sprout Social’s webinars.

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10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

PR Daily

Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. When social media first hit the scene, many companies viewed it as just another advertising outlet. Social Media Storytelling

Report: Social media leads the way in online advertising

PR Daily

The findings show how companies can expand their advertising operations, and they reveal hot trends across the online marketplace. RELATED: Join us in San Jose for the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Intel.]. Social media is most popular.

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

PR Daily

Social platforms are making plays for more advertiser dollars, but should brand managers jump on the opportunity? Snapchat now has shows from major media companies and Instagram got into the game last year with its IGTV offering. Are advertisers interested?

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

PR Daily

Though most marketers believe that social media boosts their organizations’ bottom lines, communicating its value remains a stumbling block. A recent Sprout Social report revealed that in 2019, roughly $18.4 billion will be spent on social media advertising.

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Why social media should be treated as a conversation

PR Daily

How do you know if your social media messages offer sufficient value to your audience? Social media is an integral part of any digital marketer’s toolbox. However, social media is not just something that can be scheduled and left alone for weeks at a time.

7 social media trends to watch out for before 2020 hits

PR Daily

Social media is seeing fast-paced shifts and updates throughout key platforms. Here are seven social media trends to watch for as the new year approaches: 1. Facebook Groups will provide a big opportunity for brands. Social Media

Why It’s Important to Track Social Media Mentions

Critical Mention

Social Media’s popularity is growing faster than ever before. Whether you’re a social media pro or new to the industry, it is pivotal for organizations to keep track of their social media mentions. Here are five reasons why: Brand Awareness.

Social Media Marketing for Complete Beginners

ReimaginePR

When it comes to generating leads, creating a community, and interacting with your customers, nothing tops social media. Social media is the perfect way to build exposure for your brand and increase traffic to your website, but how do you do that? Sprout Social.

5 steps for using testimonials in social media video

PR Daily

With video becoming more popular every day, there’s never been a better time to use the power of testimonials to engage potential customers on social media. These authentic testimonials humanize your brand and are highly shareable across social media platforms.

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This Twitter Ad Shows Us Why Social Media Advertising Needs Cross-Functional Teams Empowered with Compassion and Humanity

Sword and the Script

You can’t just spend your way to success in social media advertising. They can and do comment on paid promotions as this advertisement for AT&T Fiber demonstrates. The notions of social proof work both ways. Businesses should genuinely empower the social team.

Frank Strong on Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

I have been writing about issues challenging social media and digital communications, and speaking with thought leaders on the topic. In this installment, I interview Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword & Script Media, LLC. What comes after social media?

Why you should reduce your reliance on social media

PR Daily

As organic reach dwindles and social media companies shift their algorithms, some communicators are looking for alternatives to publish their content. If your content strategy revolves around a social media channel or channels, you’re at the mercy of the next algorithm change.

5 Ways PR Beats Paid Advertising

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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.

9 trends to watch for social media marketers

PR Daily

Social media is always changing. When it comes to social media, the year ahead should be quite an interesting one for marketers. and this will give brands access to many fresh approaches to achieve their goals. Social stories. Social messaging.

Paid Social Media as Surround Sound in B2B Marketing; Off Script No. 39: Betsy Hindman of the Hindman Company

Sword and the Script

While the brand and the stint in sales have certainly shaped her views, there was another influence whenever she ventured to HQ in Burbank California. “I The women on the brand side at Disney opened up the world to me with their smarts, fearlessness, and wicked talented.”.

Social media dos and don’ts for 2019

PR Daily

Whether you are looking to expand your social media efforts or just keep up with the competition, there are some rules you must follow. How can you better ensure your social media efforts will help you accomplish your brand’s objectives in 2019?

Burger King draws ire with ‘racist’ social media ad

PR Daily

Instead, the message was widely seen as offensive and lazy, illustrating the nebulous terrain that brand managers must navigate to avoid online backlash. The food chain apologised, conceding the advert was “insensitive and does not reflect our brand values regarding diversity and inclusion.”.

Critical Mass in Social Media

Doctor Spin

Everyone wants more followers in social media. In fact, having too many followers can be a problem if your brand looses its momentum. There are many ways to attribute value to social media marketing and the right choice depends on the business itself.

What Goes in a Social Media Promotion Plan?

ReimaginePR

So I like to think that this same situation occurs—on a much less extreme level—anytime you’re promoting on social media without a plan. In order to navigate the world of social media, you’ve got to have a solid plan in place. 8: Paid Advertising. I have a fun idea.

4 rules Grubhub follows to drive social media success

PR Daily

The company’s senior manager of social media says online marketers must put consumers first, think of each platform and prepare with mobile devices in mind. Social media users are hungry for excellent, captivating content. Tailor your content to each social media platform.

6 reasons to invest in organic reach on social media

PR Daily

With brand managers seeing shrinking returns on platforms like Facebook, some might be tempted to stop putting money into organic efforts. Of late, engaging in organic or unpaid social media marketing has gotten a bad rap. Social media is a customer care channel.

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

PR Daily

‘Put yourself in the fans’ shoes,’ says James Chong, the company’s senior manager of social customer engagement. Consider these: Focus your social media efforts. Instead of launching a branded presence on every social media platform, focus on the few where your audience resides.

7 ways to get employees to share your message on social media

PR Daily

Brand amabassadors can be a huge boon for any organization. Here’s how to cultivate a culture of sharing and encourage employees to amplify your brand reach. Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of those companies reported an increase in brand recognition.

How to Tackle Social Media for Your Business Even When Technology is Not Your Strong Suit

ReimaginePR

If you think you can keep your business out of the social media scene, think again. You may not think you’re tech-savvy enough to master social media for your business. Remember, all of these social media sites were foreign territory for everyone when they first launched.

Paid Social: Cliff Notes to 3 Social Media Studies

Sword and the Script

In either case, I’ve paused to delve into three social media studies or surveys that crossed my screen in recent months and distilled them to the most important findings. What is the impact of social media engagement on the business?

5 social media trends to watch in 2019

PR Daily

The only constant is social media marketing is change. The one trend you can always count on resurfacing year after year is that businesses must—to some degree—adjust their social media approach to gain broader awareness and increase engagement with customers.

Advertising Goldmine: How to Craft Your Best Social Media Ad

Media Bullseye

As social media continues to grow and thrive, it demonstrates its incredible value to the PR and marketing industries. Specifically, social media has become an effective platform for online advertising. Marketing Public Relations Social Media Feature

Personal Versus Private in PR and Social Media

Cision

As digital and social media continue to blur the lines between an individual’s public and private lives, and we move forward in a world where the fusion of these two seems inevitable, it is crucial for all of us to understand the difference between what is private and what is personal, but public.

Amazon stirs social media pot with tongue-in-cheek hashtag

PR Daily

A good hashtag is crucial for social media marketing. Hashtags—words or phrases preceded by a pound (#) sign on social media—help catalog your posts and promotions and can help users find your content. Guessing the social media grunt isn't a fan [link].

Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

Flack's Revenge

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? What’s not safe is ignoring social conversations, especially those related to your brand and category.

15 questions to ask when hiring a social media partner

PR Daily

How do you know what to look for in a social media management firm? Here’s what you should ask any agency you consider hiring to manage your social channels. It’s important to make an informed decision before hiring a social media agency or consultant.

How to Improve Your Social Media Targeting

Cision

Since the inception of social media platforms, one of the biggest challenges has been how to properly reach your desired audience. I’ll also try to give a sense of what criteria you can target for each of the platforms for paid and organic social. Social Targeting on Twitter.

Do These Mistakes Keep You From A Bigger Social Media Budget?

Cision

There is one very obvious reason why social media and influencer marketing do not make up the majority of a brand’s communications or advertising budget. We’re having a hard time selling the higher-ups on social media. Social media has massive power.