Social Media and PR: 5 Brands That Got It Right

Cision

See how five companies successfully and creatively use social media in their PR strategies. US Blog

Fortune 500 Firms Embrace Blogging, “Unfriend” Social Media

Glean.info Blog

Fortune 500 companies dramatically increased blogging this year and significantly decreased social media posting. Blog usage more than tripled since its all-time-low of 21% in 2015. Covid-19 Drives Increase in Corporate Blogging. Image by Werner Moser from Pixabay.

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5 Alcohol Brands with Great Social Media

Ronn Torossian

It’s not an easy job to do social media and booze brands – Finding that blend may be almost as difficult of finding the right blend to create a momentous alcohol. Here are five brands that seem to have found the right mix: Crown Royal. This brand has found their best social media success on Facebook. The post 5 Alcohol Brands with Great Social Media appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

Your Content and Social Media: What You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Content and social media seem like the ultimate pair -- you create content, social media helps you amplify it. Engagement on social media boosts brand awareness, brand authority, and even website traffic. Try another social media platform.

18 Tips to Improve Your Organization’s Social Media Listening

Glean.info Blog

Organizations are increasingly employing social media listening for public relations, marketing, competitive intelligence, customer service and product development. Other research confirms the rising importance of social media listening to businesses.

Elements of an Employee Social Media Policy

Glean.info Blog

Employee social media posting remains a perplexing issue for many organizations. Some encourage employees to mention their company and strive to transform employees into social media brand advocates. Government Agency Social Media Standards.

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? What about for personal interaction and brand building? Defending your Social Influence. Trust in social media and journalism are at an all-time low. What comes after social media?

Social Media Benchmarks – How Does the Brand Stack Up?

5W PR

They found that the average engagement rate for brands increased 6.39% in 2020, It was 1.16% in 2020 compared to 1.08% the year before. An interesting discovery was that in 2020, brands posted 36% more content on Twitter than they did on Facebook and Instagram.

Using Social Media During a Crisis

Ronn Torossian

Social media has forever changed how people stay in touch with each other and get updates on each other’s lives. Because of its soaring popularity, many brands turn to social media to help with marketing and public relations efforts. However, increasingly, brands also use social media as part of their crisis communications … READ MORE ». Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO BRANDING Crisis PR Crisis PR Agency Public Relations Social Media

What Materials Do You Need to Launch Your Brand’s Social Media?

Ronn Torossian

Getting a brand online and ready to be seen by the world is a big task. Sure, it’s simple now to click a few buttons and have a brand new Facebook page, but there should be more thought and detail behind this process than that. Managing social media takes a strong strategy — and so […]. The post What Materials Do You Need to Launch Your Brand’s Social Media? appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

British Red Cross encourages engagement with social media press kit

PR Daily

Visitors are greeted with the organization’s featured campaign, key dates (including holidays), current hashtags and the British Red Cross’ social media accounts. Each of these tabs leads visitors to sharable social media posts you can share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

3 brands that use social media snark effectively (and deliciously)

PR Daily

Do you dream of dishing snark on your social media channels? Consider these insights from three brands that have mastered the art of the Twitter clapback. What does it take to stand out on social media? Today, people are becoming more and more wary of inauthentic brands and content on social media. Edgy brand managers do it with a little sass. Key takeaway for edgy brands. Only some brands can successfully pull it off.

Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one. A good public relations professional will counsel their client to have a blog or content hub as a way to showcase thought leadership, earned media placements, company news, and announcements, and engage with fans and followers. Your blog is your community.

Tricks of the PR Trade for Social Media

Ronn Torossian

Eons ago, public relations was largely focused on building relationships with journalists and the media. Today that focus continues, but it has become only a part of what PR agencies do to help their clients build their brands. A large focus of PR today is to strengthen brands by building influencer status on social media. Here are tried and true tricks of the PR trade, and tips for how to use them on social platforms.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

As with any other tactic in our PR arsenal, social media can help us make waves for our clients. There are some fundamental differences in how social tactics are applied in the two arenas, which I think is only right given that they contain different kinds of organizations with differing agendas and audiences. But don’t confuse this with weak; in both arenas, quality social media voices can be found all over the place, and the meek are quickly overwhelmed by the strong.

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How Social Media Drives B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We associate social media platforms with splashy consumer campaigns, but social is increasingly important in B2B public relations. According to an IDC study , 75% of B2B buyers and 84% of C-level/vice president executives use social media to make purchasing decisions. Business vendors who have overlooked social media strategy in the overall PR or marketing plans are missing opportunities. Cultivate media and influencers.

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How to Succeed in Personal Branding on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Social media is like a blank canvas for both personal and work life. There's no doubt that there's an important place for personal branding on social media. But before we get into the ins and outs of personal branding with social media, let's look at why personal branding is important in the first place. Why You Need a Personal Brand. Some might initially scoff at the idea of personal branding. Write blogs.

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

PR Daily

Online platforms have upended the media landscape and changed how PR pros perform their jobs. billion people active users around the world, almost half of the global population is using social media. Social media has impacted nearly every industry, but has had a profound influence on the media and public relations professions. hours on social sites every day. Here are five essential ways that social media is changing PR: 1.

Why Social Media Platforms and Apps are Crucial to Marketing Your Brands

ReimaginePR

Now that we’re neck-deep into the age of social media, having a website isn’t even enough anymore. Heck, even having a simple social media page isn’t enough; you need to have multiple social media platforms to reach a wide enough audience, and those platforms need to be managed in such a way that it brings your customers together into a self-sustaining community that your company engages with on the ground level. Social Media Marketing: The Basics.

10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? How social media can help with public relations. How to prepare your social media profile to use for public relations. How to combine public relations and social media into one seamless strategy. How Social Media Can Help with Public Relations.

7 Tips For Handling Crisis Communications on Social Media

Ronn Torossian

Social media is everywhere, giving companies a new way to connect with their target audience. Of course, as valuable as social media can be in the right circumstances, it also adds a certain level of uncertainty to a crisis communication strategy. The good news is that brands who learn how to use social media to their advantage can actually transform the channel … READ MORE ». Public Relations Ronn Torossian Social Media Strategy

Why measuring social media ROI still stumps PR pros

PR Daily

Is the native analytics within social media platforms really telling you all you need to know? Despite the rise in available data and an overwhelming number of third-party tools, measuring the bottom-line impact of social media efforts continues to be a major challenge for communications professionals. Or is it that we have an inflated sense of the outcomes social media can impact beyond lifting brand awareness and engaging with prospective customers?

5 Tips for Building Social Media Ambassador Programs

Ronn Torossian

With all the buzz on social media , it can be difficult to get your brand singled out and heard among the others. For this reason, many brands enlist social media ambassadors to help publicize their products, services or their story. Every brand has a story, and sometimes, all a brand needs are the right people to tell it. Business PR Firm 5WPR CEO BRANDING MARKETING Ronn Torossian Social Media

10 social media scheduling blunders to avoid

PR Daily

Scheduling social media content helps boost productivity and efficiency, but automating your publishing workflow can backfire. If you err too far on the side of automation, you risk making embarrassing gaffes—or brand-bruising blunders that can ignite a crisis. Avoid these 10 major social media scheduling mistakes. Just export your social media calendar as a spreadsheet, and upload it directly to your scheduling tool. Social Media

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement

PR Daily

As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? Even the most extroverted among us face big challenges in creating brand engagement. The obstacles standing between us and brand engagement often include: Google and Facebook’s ongoing algorithm tweaks, which decrease organic reach. The ever-decreasing attention spans of social media users.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Social Media & Change On November 15th

PR Expanded

Fortunately, social media and technology, when implemented strategically, can serve as effective channels to navigate change and leverage it to help one become more original and creative, which are desirable characteristics of PR professionals. ET, to discuss change and social media. This geographic location has also triggered a series of career changes such as launching a consulting practice, a weekly Facebook live show, and a blogging site.

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

PR Daily

Marketers and PR pros have created innovative methods for engaging consumers and building brand awareness on online platforms. Social media has emerged as one of the most important tools for public relations and marketing over the past decade. A social media presence is essential for practically all mid-size and large businesses and other organizations; some entrepreneurs rely almost entirely on social media for PR and marketing. Social Media

Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Social Media Audience

B2B PR Sense

With billions of active users, social media has incredible power to fuel your personal branding strategy. But a lot of that power depends on the size of your social media audience. Let's look at how you can grow your audience effectively and make the most of your social media for branding. You may have begun a social media and branding strategy. Growing your audience on social media is not impossible.

How PR pros should account for social media ‘lurkers’

PR Daily

These valuable social media users might be avoiding your best efforts to measure campaigns. Tracking the effectiveness of social media has caused many a marketer to shake his or her head in frustration. While much has been written about measuring social media engagement, perhaps the most significant benefit of social media platforms comes from the views that aren’t tracked. Why should we care about social media lurkers?

15 Social Media Trends to Follow in 2019

Critical Mention

Today, nearly 90 percent of companies are using social media marketing and Dreamgrow reports over 60 percent of customers expect companies to offer customer service through their social channels. To help you create your social media marketing strategy, we have 15 of the top social media trends you need to follow in 2019! With the data privacy scandal that rocked Facebook in 2018, transparency became a critical social media trend this year.

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. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form content? Is social set to dethrone television and platforms like Netflix in the coming years? Why are social media companies focused on longer content?

B2B Thought Leadership: How to Promote Your Brand with Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Build brand awareness. Establish your own personal brand. Social media platforms help you to do just that. Social media is a key way to enhance the validity of your brand, and provide solid proof that you deliver what you promise. But not just any social network will do. The top three social networks for B2B businesses include LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. How to Use Social Media to Support B2B Thought Leadership.

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4 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

PR Daily

The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. The “big four” encompass about 90 percent of all social media marketing. However, a slew of niche social networks could help your social media marketing efforts. Let’s look at the audiences you’ll find there, their potential uses for brand managers and which businesses might gain the most from them.

5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement

Cision

According to a recent study by Fluent , consumers who are reached through a greater number of channels engage more with, and buy more from, brands. Another study by Statista found that as many as 43 percent of Canadians relied on traditional media to research Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November 2015. While social media is increasingly gaining prominence, it shouldn’t be treated as isolated from the “offline” world; this is is because out of the 7.4

10 most effective social media tools for PR pros

PR Daily

Social media has brought new opportunities for communicators—and heaped new responsibilities on their already full plates. With social media management tools, you can use automation to share your content and the content of others on your social media channels. In order to automate your social media sharing , you should plan your social media posts using a calendar or schedule for your organization. Sprout Social.

5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

If you are a PR pro, you spend a lot of time on social media. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. From changing the way people consume their news to contributing to the rise of the citizen journalist, social media has forced PR pros and reporters to adapt or perish. Social media is immediate and noisy. That’s just one of many social networks.

5 social media tactics to expand and engage your audience

PR Daily

User-generated content, influencer marketing and online polls can attract new followers and keep your brand faithful coming back for more. Social media can help you enhance your organization’s messaging reach and interactions with target audiences. Unfortunately, many PR and marketing professionals don’t harness the full power of social media to increase audience engagement. Brands can also uncover user-generated content with a social media monitoring tool.

3 roles every social media team must have

PR Daily

What are the essential members of any social media campaign? What are the unique abilities social media teams should have? Now that social networks have become a mainstream form of communication, 78 percent of companies now say they have dedicated social media staff. Most marketing or social media teams have roles such as content creator, designer, ad specialist and customer service representative. Social media data specialist.

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. We’ve kicked ideas and blog posts back and forth over Twitter, and I thought he would be a good person to ask. Frank Strong, Founder & President, Sword & Script Media. What comes after social media?

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.