How you should adapt your social media strategy during COVID-19

PR Daily

With audiences looking for authoritative information and updates, brand managers sould invest in digital media—but stay prepared to change with the latest new trend. Along with everything else in the world, COVID-19 has unquestionably upended social media.

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. Sure, Facebook’s troubles have been front and center. And it’s not just about Facebook or even social media. Are the waters safe for social media marketing? interestingly, this Digiday articles says Facebook advertisers are staying the course ). Defending your Social Influence. What comes after social media?

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The reason advertisers are holding Facebook accountable

HMA Public Relations

During July, more than 1,000 brands including Coca-Cola, Walgreens and Disney decided to halt advertising on Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Click to read more about the impact this has on advertising. The post The reason advertisers are holding Facebook accountable appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured ads advertising Facebook social media stop hate for profit

Facebook Boosting: PR or Advertising?

Reputation Us

PR and advertising can butt heads from time to time. The post Facebook Boosting: PR or Advertising? Public Relations Social Media advertising Boosting communications Facebook Facebook Boosting LT Public Relations LTPR marketing Portland PR portland public relations PR public relations social media tips

Paid social media dominant during COVID-19

PR Daily

With audiences stuck at home and looking for digital entertainment, brand managers are turning to social media channels. Social media’s dominance has continued for audiences stuck and home and looking for connection online—and because of the changes many platforms introduced in the last couple of years, paying to play could be a brand manager’s best option to join the conversation. PR Daily: What does the future look like for Facebook Ads and other social media?

6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads. 71% of social media marketers say social media channels offer consumer insights that benefit other departments of their business, while 93% of all marketers cite more exposure for their business as its number one benefit.

7 relatable and hilarious ‘Onion’ headlines about social media

PR Daily

Ryan Shattuck, former senior social media manager for The Onion , revealed that of roughly 1,200 headlines submitted, only 60 end up within the publication—a 5% acceptance rate that’s below Harvard’s 5.4%

Professional Sports Without Fans Will Increase Social Media Usage

Critical Mention

Instead of being able to talk to other fans at bars, tailgates or games, more fans will shift to social media to communicate with fans, teams and brands. Social media is a great place for fans to form groups to share sports articles, discuss games and talk about athletes. Even before the pandemic, fans used social media as a way to communicate with other fans and as an outlet to exchange competitive banter.

How to Set Up a B2B Facebook Advertising Campaign

The Hoffman Agency

At Hoffman we’re increasingly executing integrated communications campaigns that roll earned, owned and paid media into a single client budget to reach B2B audiences. Spec out your slice of the Facebook B2B audience and target it directly. By Jackson Dulzo, Senior Account Executive.

Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

Facebook has reportedly been rewarding video on its platform recently. 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. but I can’t think of a more incongruent reason to use video than an attempt to satisfy whatever Facebook supposedly wants. Social Media Sites Discourage External Links.

The Facebook Paradox, Part 1: Winning the Social Media Wars

Shift Communications

Last week, renowned market research firm Edison Research revealed the latest social networking usage statistics : Above, we see that Facebook has effectively won the social media wars. The question marketers have on their minds, especially in B2C, is whether Facebook is cool or not to teens and young adults. Conventional wisdom and repeated memes all say that Facebook isn’t hot among the youth. Visual media dominates the 12-24 landscape.

State of Social Media 3Q 2017: Facebook Nears $5 ARPU

Shift Communications

Facebook, the largest social network and arguably the largest product ever made for the human race intentionally, released its 3Q 2017 earnings. After passing 2 billion monthly active users last quarter, Facebook notched another 72 million or so new monthly active users for 3.29% growth. Facebook’s cessation of reporting mobile-specific users in 1Q 2017 may have been simply because the statistic is meaningless. What Else is Coming From Facebook?

Revisiting Social Media: Power, Performance and Planning

PR in High Definition

Is social media too powerful? I wondered if this is really what social networking meant? When our PR agency Firefly was born, I could not have imagined the mere existence of social media, let alone the impact it would have.

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? Last year, Facebook reportedly spent up to $1 billion on lengthier content and Google dedicated hundreds of millions of dollars to original YouTube programming. Snapchat now has shows from major media companies and Instagram got into the game last year with its IGTV offering. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form content?

State of Social Media 2Q 2015: Facebook owns 1 out of every 5 smartphone minutes

Shift Communications

We’ve often said that Facebook is the largest nation on the planet. Nowadays, Facebook practically is its own planet. Consider this: the user base of Facebook according to their 2Q 2015 earnings is 1.49 In fact, of those who use a mobile device to access Facebook, nearly half use ONLY a mobile device to access Facebook, as shown by the red bars below: For half of Facebook’s users, your mobile marketing strategy is synonymous with your Facebook strategy.

10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

PR Daily

Even small not-for-profit organizations can effectively promote their message through social media. On social media. A Newswhip study examined how leading nonprofit organizations succeed in social media and public relations. TED, UNESCO and UNICEF garnered the most earned media coverage. If your nonprofit or its research is cited as authoritative in earned media, more people will become aware of its charity work and its mission.

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? . You might want to consider a little extra training to learn the latest trends and tips for bolstering your social media presence. Social media training from Hootsuite Academy. Buffer’s social media webinars on YouTube. Sprout Social’s webinars.

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Are You Making These 5 Mistakes with Your Facebook Advertising?

Prowly

Facebook is one of the most powerful tools to reach specific audiences. Advertising through this platform can be quite effective, but it is certainly not as easy as it appears. The post Are You Making These 5 Mistakes with Your Facebook Advertising?

Top five Tips for Optimising Your Facebook Ads Campaign

Prohibition

Social media advertising is a powerful way to communicate your brands products, key messages and services to a wider audience. Facebook is a platform used by many people and is a great place to start if you’re looking to advertise on social media. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help you optimise you Facebook ads campaign: Ensure your assets are visually engaging .

Top five Tips for Optimising Your Facebook Ads Campaign

Prohibition

Social media advertising is a powerful way to communicate your brands products, key messages and services to a wider audience. Facebook is a platform used by many people and is a great place to start if you’re looking to advertise on social media. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help you optimise you Facebook ads campaign: Ensure your assets are visually engaging .

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. To start, social media mentions provide great brand-building opportunities. Users are statistically more likely to be captivated by mentions as opposed to posts directly on your social channels.

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. If you’re in need of guidance for crafting effective social ad campaigns, look no further than two of the largest social media platforms of the moment, Tumblr and Facebook. So what can we learn from Tumblr and Facebook?

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. Bonus: Get started today by downloading this free social media promotion plan worksheet. 1: What do you hope to achieve with social media? 8: Paid Advertising. I have a fun idea.

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. Marketers say that developing social media strategies to support their organizations’ business goals remains their No. How social media platforms rank vs. consumer behavior.

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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. Frank Strong, Founder & President, Sword & Script Media. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? Have you been recommending a change in strategy regarding social media?

More Australian businesses than ever have a presence on social media (but they could be a lot more social!)

PR Warrior

The proportion of Australian businesses with a social media presence has reached the highest levels recorded, according to new research. The 2018 Yellow Social Media Report (Business) , released today, is an annual survey of how Australian consumers and businesses use social media.

Academic group tracks transparency in political advertising on Facebook

Agility PR Solutions

The post Academic group tracks transparency in political advertising on Facebook appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations social mediaWith a new election season in the U.S.

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. On one hand, social media companies are in the midst of grappling with some very thorny issues— from privacy/data concerns to slowing growth —and the repercussions could bring challenges for platforms and marketers alike. RELATED: Join us at Disney World to soak up some sun and a wealth of social media secrets. ].

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. RELATED: We're recognizing the brightest minds in digital marketing and social media. ]. A version of this article originally appeared on the MDG Advertising blog.

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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. million followers across Grubhub’s and Seamless’ social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the food-ordering services dish up tasty interactions and keep fans coming back for more.

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. From time to time, an opinion piece will emerge confidently stating that hosting your content is a waste of time because MySpace , Bebo , Facebook , Snapchat , Instagram or Medium is where your audience is hanging out. Social media trends are just that—trends. Organic reach on social channels is pitiful.

Instacart to hire 300K, how COVID-19 is changing social media habits, and Facebook offers small business resources during the pandemic

PR Daily

SOCIAL BUZZ. If you’re a small business struggling with the impact of COVID-19, Facebook has offered its Business Hub as a resource for virtual training, advice for communicating with remote employees and opportunities to apply for cash grants and advertising credits: As the COVID-19 outbreak escalates, our focus has been on keeping people safe and informed by making sure everyone has… Posted by Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. SOCIAL BUZZ.

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising

Cision

Facebook has over 1 billion active daily users. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest on earth! 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! B2B marketers, in particular, are missing a huge opportunity with social advertising to promote content. Facebook makes money by selling advertising. Not just social.

What social media metrics matter most?

PR Daily

With ongoing algorithm changes, bot cleanups and paid advertising on social media, it can be a challenge to articulate campaign success. However, those numbers can be easily manipulated and hard to re-create, and they can lead to stagnant social media campaigns.

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. ” While that might be true for Facebook, realize it isn’t always so for every business. The post 5 social media trends to watch in 2019 appeared first on PR Daily.

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. The ability to target audiences on social is increasingly important considering that networks have grown in size (Facebook now has two billion monthly users ), and fake profiles have become increasingly prevalent (It is estimated that between 9 percent and 15 percent of monthly Twitter users are bots ). Social Targeting on Twitter.

Are Facebook Ads Any Good for B2B Marketing?

Sword and the Script

If you’re not using Facebook ads because you don’t think they work in B2B marketing , then you are among thin ranks. Several surveys reviewed by eMarketer suggest social media advertising continues to advance – and Facebook is often voted the most effective paid platform – even for B2B. For example, a survey of 342 B2B marketers – the State of B2B Social Media Marketing 2016 (reg. That’s for both Facebook (58%) and LinkedIn (58%).

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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. Facebook currently claims 1.09 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. So with the help of today’s article, I’ll show you how to use social media even when technology is not your strong suit. Facebook.

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. Have you been recommending a change in strategy regarding social media? Instagram is all about dazzling images and stories and Facebook is increasingly about video storytelling.

6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads. 71% of social media marketers say social media channels offer consumer insights that benefit other departments of their business, while 93% of all marketers cite more exposure for their business as its number one benefit.

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