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. Defending your Social Influence.

Facebook Boosting: PR or Advertising?

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PR and advertising can butt heads from time to time. The post Facebook Boosting: PR or Advertising? There is a prideful and territorial debate that rages on behind the scenes as the two different disciplines compete for equal footing with the client.

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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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.

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 will continue investing in long-form news shows , but with a European focus. Social Media

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.

Infographic: Tips for reaching your target audience on Facebook

PR Daily

The social media juggernaut offers incredible opportunities for reaching targeted audiences, but you must be strategic. It’s important that you get your Facebook ads in front of the right eyeballs.

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.

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. Social media is most popular.

Digital advertisers seek transparency, Facebook fights content ruling, and PR faces a gender trust gap

PR Daily

Though influencer ad fraud has gotten plenty of attention, there’s a lot of waste and fraud in all digital advertising. The New York Times reported : On Wednesday, the companies called for more visibility into where each dollar is spent in the online advertising supply chain.

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. Operating under the belief that Facebook isn’t used any longer by 41.8

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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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. Facebook’s cessation of reporting mobile-specific users in 1Q 2017 may have been simply because the statistic is meaningless.

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.

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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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.

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?

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 For marketers, this planet is Facebook’s.

How To Create a Simple Facebook Messenger Bot

Cision

Facebook Messenger bots (chatbots) are a controversial feature that was added to the standalone Messenger service earlier this year. And Facebook is building up an analytics tool to help create and track metrics around Facebook Messenger bots.

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. Its Facebook page, which has more than 4.2 Consider these: Focus your social media efforts. Content Marketing Marketing Social Media

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.

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!

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. Which features, content types and tactics have the potential to significantly affect social media marketing efforts in the months ahead?

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

Sword and the Script

1) Why start a business focused on B2B paid social? My employer launched a print magazine, website and social presence telling stories about health and community to business audiences, which is still going, BetterTennessee.com. Additionally, it’s not all about Facebook anymore.

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.

Critical Mass in Social Media

Doctor Spin

Everyone wants more followers in social media. If you get 100 Facebook likes per week on average, then it’s better to have 50 fans (200% engagement) than 5,000 (2% engagement). How much would it cost to reach all those people with advertising?

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.

Burger King draws ire with ‘racist’ social media ad

PR Daily

News outlets found plenty of angry quotes online, demonstrating the worldwide reach of social media. The comments angered social media users, with the brand canceling a major show in Shanghai just hours before it was due to start.

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.

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. So what can we learn from Tumblr and Facebook?

5 New Social Media Tools That You Should Know About

Cision

If there is one thing that is constant about social media platforms (besides their URLs), it is that they change fast. There are some recently released social media tools that communication and marketing professionals may find very helpful…or at least find good to know about.

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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.

Report: Video is crucial for reaching social media audiences

PR Daily

Social media habits are changing as users are favoring two things: community and video. More and more social media users are searching for “velvet rope” communities, or forums that are not public facing but offer a specific audience for collaboration, brainstorming and griping.

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.

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 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. Social Media is Here to Stay. Facebook.

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

PR Daily

Social media engagement for employee-shared content is eight times better than when a company originally posts. An employee advocacy program costs just 10 percent of the cost of paid advertising—a dime for every ad dollar.

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.

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