Consumers expect brands to commit to inclusivity in their advertising

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There’s a clear diversity and inclusion movement in advertising. The post Consumers expect brands to commit to inclusivity in their advertising appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

When the Media Fails to Distinguish Between PR and Advertising

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The post When the Media Fails to Distinguish Between PR and Advertising appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. It might seem like I’m picking on The New York Times, pointing out on Monday that the history of Silicon Valley didn’t start with the launch of Google.

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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.

4 Ways to Win Over Skeptical Consumers

Cision

The numbers on brand advertising are dismal as well, as less than a quarter of people have faith in what companies have to say. A little patriotic music, a glimpse of the American dream, maybe some cute kittens or little kids — it didn’t take much more to convince consumers that you deserved their money. No one was safe from consumer skepticism as we entered the post-trust era (PTE). Consumer control: Customers are no longer content to be rapt audiences.

If consumers must see advertising, it better be personalized

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Indeed, consumers expect ads to be relevant, according to a new survey from personalized video ad firm Clinch. And consumers don’t mind doing their part to make […]. The post If consumers must see advertising, it better be personalized appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Everyone agrees that ads are intrusive—but if we have to be exposed to them, then we expect them to at least be pertinent to us and our lifestyles.

What PR Agencies Can Learn From Advertising Week

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Thousands of public relations , advertising and marketing people gathered this week in and around Times Square for New York’s Advertising Week. They came to hear a wide range of speakers and panel guests share their insight and opinions on the current and future state of the advertising business. As the lines between PR and advertising have blurred, the discussions during Advertising Week are increasingly relevant to public relations professionals.

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. Our audiences care less about what kind of media they’re consuming and care more about whether the media is entertaining, engaging, or educational. The four advertising strategies to drive attention, awareness, trust, and behavior are syndication, brand building, direct response, and retargeting.

Do brands benefit from advertising within news? New IAB study shows brand trust increase

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We’ve seen how brand adjacency can be harmful to the reputation and credibility of brands, and even lead to consumer boycotts. The post Do brands benefit from advertising within news?

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? While most advertising systems offer built-in reporting, do we truly have a clear view of what’s working and what’s not? Properly and completely deployed, these two products can measure the impact of digital advertising.

PREthics & Native Advertising

PRSay

Late last year, the Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines for native advertising, a topic of much discussion in 2016. 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? As media consumers have realized that even the hallowed halls of editorial independence are sometimes compromised, their trust has eroded. PR Teams – Be On Alert.

Exploring consumer sentiment around Hispanic representation in media

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September 15th-October 15th), ENGINE Insights conducted a survey to discover Americans’ views on how well they think advertising, media, and brands are doing in its representation of the Hispanic culture and response to the community.

Report: 1/3 of news consumers say they’ve been ‘deceived’ by native advertising

PR Daily

News consumers aren’t too keen about native advertising. That’s the bad news for brand managers looking to win consumers over with native ads in news publications. Here’s the good news: Whether they like it or not, consumers are increasingly seeing that sponsored content is a fact of life. In the United States, nearly half of news consumers use ad-blocking software, and another 30 percent simply ignore ads.

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. In today’s marketing climate, consumers own 3.64 Advertisers must produce effective digital campaigns that can cut through the noise in a crowded industry. Unfortunately, many face an uphill battle due to an increase in ad blockers, consumer weariness over intrusive banner ads, the devaluation of impressions as internet currency and rampant fraud.

PR vs. Advertising: What’s the difference?

5W PR

When most people hear about PR and advertising, they assume it’s roughly the same thing. The starkest difference between them is that advertising is controlled media. P R is also much cheaper than advertising – a fraction of the cost. PR is a fraction of the cost of advertising. The growth is in part due to PR’s ability to participate in a more nimble and flexible way with the new methods by which people consume media, including social media.

Marketing trends: A beginner’s guide to programmatic advertising

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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. This means advertisers must personalize a brand’s message to make ads stand out. The post Marketing trends: A beginner’s guide to programmatic advertising appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

How consumers’ ideas about ‘luxury’ are changing

PR Daily

Many marketers believe we are in a paradigm shift around consumers’ definition of “luxury.”. How should marketers and brand managers define luxury today and position their organizations to be desirable to consumers? Phil York, Infiniti’s senior director of global marketing and brand, says it’s important to understand how consumers’ desires and needs are changing. At the top of the list for many consumers is a desire to reclaim their time.

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. It is at Ad Week that leading brand founders, high profile CEO’s and digital marketers come together to discuss the key strategies that are going to move the needle to make advertising more impactful for consumers (1,216 speakers in just four days!)

Strong Media Brands: the answer to Native Advertising Concerns

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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? Or does it confuse consumers and prevent them from getting unbiased news ? The upside of this content-rich era is that most of us are sophisticated and discerning news consumers. That does not mean that there isn’t the potential for abuse in native advertising.

How to Connect With Consumers Offline

5W PR

Everywhere we look, consumers are tied to smartphone, a TV, even a smart screen in the car. But there is still an argument for connecting with consumers off screen. Sure, reaching consumers offline can be more difficult than launching a digital campaign. Connecting with consumers offline doesn’t have to entail just another advertising campaign. First, it finds a way to connect with consumers outside of the office and off the internet.

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”). The stats: When measured against paid posts created by third-party advertisers, the studio-produced content was found to generate 361 percent more unique visitors and 526 percent more time spent with the post. Plus, we’ve seen many different formats for native advertising.

Native Advertising Isn’t the Only Paid Content Blurring the Line of Journalism

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The debate on native advertising rages on. Mary Engle, associate director of advertising practices for the FTC, said at the Clean Ads I/O conference, “For us, the concern is whether consumers recognize […]. The post Native Advertising Isn’t the Only Paid Content Blurring the Line of Journalism appeared first on Storytelling Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

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. According to the survey, only 66 percent of companies invest in online advertising. Though that number represents a majority of organizations, it’s far lower than the estimated 89 percent of consumers who use the internet. Reaching the same number of consumers on Facebook costs $500 – one-tenth the price of direct mail.

Big Tech Advertising: Olive Branch or Smoke Screen?

5W PR

Advertising is a fascinating study in social strategy and messaging, and marketers tend to be observant of the initiatives other brands are taking to reach consumers. Several key factors likely played into this strategy to push out mainstream advertising in order to update a brand’s reputation or make a push for consumer involvement. Let’s take Facebook’s recent advertising campaign around Facebook Groups as an example.

Trust and the Unlikely Reinvention of Advertising [UML]

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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. It’s no April Fool’s joke to say, advertising may well be in the midst of it – and that’s the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. 1) In advertising, we trust.

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. The decline of ad-supported television is driving down audience engagement with brands, according to new analysis of consumer conversation patterns by Engagement Labs, which finds the conversation frequency among the most prolific consumer conversationalists—young people—has plummeted. As cord-cutting and advertising avoidance expands to […].

Facebook admits to inflating advertisers’ video views

PR Daily

Consumers might not be watching your organization’s videos as much as you thought they were. Facebook assured advertisers that they weren’t overcharged. Of note here is that even though Facebook self-reported the discrepancy weeks ago on its Advertiser Help Center, reporters only picked it up recently. Did the inaccurate metric help sway some advertisers to spend on Facebook instead of Twitter or YouTube?

3 ways to reach LGBTQ consumers in the ‘new normal’

PR Daily

Without large scale events as an advertising vehicle, your business needs to think outside the box to reach these customers. Start your marketing and public relations efforts now, especially since you cannot count on a pride event to reach LGBTQ consumers. Advertisements in local LGBTQ publications are relatively inexpensive and can be a great way to support the community. The post 3 ways to reach LGBTQ consumers in the ‘new normal’ appeared first on PR Daily.

FTC Releases Advertising Disclosures Guidance for Online Influencers

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A new FTC advertising disclosures document and video gives online influencers guidance on how to ensure consumers are aware of advertising relationships. The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357). consumers. So are terms like “advertisement,” “ad,” and “sponsored.”.

Study: Consumers see PR and marketing as interchangeable

PR Daily

A new study from Kantar reveals that consumers are becoming less able to distinguish between advertising messages and other brand communication. Nearly three-fifths (58%) of respondents say they believe any brand message appearing in print (news and feature articles) to be advertising. Consumers report the ability to see past attempts to disguise your message—so trying to be clever could backfire for your organization.

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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”). The stats: * When measured against Paid Posts created by third-party advertisers, T Brand Studio-produced content was found to generate 361 percent more unique visitors and 526 percent more time spent with the post. We’ve seen differing stats on the “effectiveness” of native advertising.

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. Once earned media can attribute value the way paid advertising and owned content does, then communicators will be in a prime position to pick up the billions of dollars being reallocated within the marketing mix.

Report: Consumers want organizations to lead with values

PR Daily

Though once seen as a risky decision to avoid, a recent Clutch survey revealed that organizations’ values are becoming more important to consumers in the U.S., which can affect both sales and consumer loyalty. The survey reported that 71 percent of consumers say it’s important for organizations to take a stance on social issues and current movements, and 75 percent say they’ll start shopping at a company supporting an issue with which they agree. “As

Direct to Consumer Public Relations Guide: How to Market Directly to Consumers with PR

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According to a recent study by IAB, named the rise of the brand economy in the 21 st century, the future of retail will be painted by direct to consumer relationships. The biggest problem is that many companies don’t know how to get started with direct to consumer PR. Understanding the Value of Direct to Consumer. The first step in taking advantage of the direct to consumer model is understanding what it is that makes this sales model so effective.

Google’s Mother’s Day salute, Souplantation permanently closes, and only 4% of consumers demand a halt in advertising

PR Daily

Google’s efforts are an example of the virtual offerings and messages many brand managers shared for Mother’s Day, as many consumers celebrated while also sheltering in place. Rio SEO compiled results from surveys conducted by Ipsos, Nielsen, Forrester and Binary Fountain and placed them in an infographic that shows how consumer behavior has changed during COVID-19. The good news for PR and marketing pros is that only 4% of consumers think organizations should stop advertising.

Pinterest seeks to woo advertisers and international users as IPO looms

PR Daily

Pinterest is aiming attract future stockholders by convincing marketing partners it can help them pin big profits with consumers. The Verge reported : Pinterest, which launched in 2010, primarily makes money by attracting advertisers to its platform, where users create boards in which they self-identify their interests and through which advertisers can try and sell them products.

Study: Consumers remain distrustful of sponsored content

PR Daily

Despite the growth of brand-sponsored content, consumers are slow to embrace such articles. News and Refinery29 charge roughly $30,000 for a native advertising campaign, and organizations can spend anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 on a campaign through Buzzfeed , National Geographic or Time. However, consumers are still wary of native advertising, according to a recent report. So, more consumers are reading sponsored content, but many remain distrustful of it.

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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. This article tackles the three most popular platforms for online advertising, and whether they are worth it for small businesses to invest in. Regarding Google’s paid advertising : · Google has tracked 4 billion store visits from ad clicks.

How branded content counters consumer skepticism

PR Daily

Advertising isn’t dead yet, but it’s largely underwhelming, underserving and interrupting the audiences organizations care about most. For better or worse, consumers are in charge of their media choices. According to findings from a CMO Council study , 99 percent of consumers would curtail or terminate relationships with companies that failed to earn their trust. While consumers might not put much stock in traditional ads, they’re open to new kinds of branded media.

How To Woo Consumers: 7 PR Tips For Brands

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Can public relations help consumers fall in love with a brand? Make consumers love your brand. The best brands have distinct profiles distinguishable through messaging, graphic identity and even spokespeople – each meant to connect with a certain kind of consumer. The one thing their advertising has in common is humor, though Geico is still the one to beat. The post How To Woo Consumers: 7 PR Tips For Brands appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

Courting young consumers, Instagram launches in-app checkout

PR Daily

The social media platform has introduced a bevy of changes over the last couple of years as it has become the most popular network for younger consumers. It introduced IGTV and copied features from rival Snapchat as it worked to take up more and more consumer attention. It will not change the price of the items for consumers.” The changes seem to mirror consumers’ wishes and current online behavior.