8 Keys to Reaching Gen Z on Social Media

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Publishers and brand managers are already trying to pinpoint what catches the attention of a generation that’s yet to come of age

3 Simple Rules for Telling Compelling Brand Stories

Flack Me

The same goes for a brand. A brand must tell a story Category: Flack Me Summary: We have an inherent need to talk about what happens in our life.

Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason. But nowadays there’s pressure for brands to take a stand. The answer depends on the brand.

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4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs

Cision

Your audience is looking for stories, and the ones that resonate with them will generate leads and drive results for your brand. But is your brand telling the right story? For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism.

The Ultimate Brand Video Helper

ReimaginePR

Because we love you, one handy dandy, super duper, mostly all-in-one-place Brand Video Checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything when you develop, write and shoot your next video.

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Five Tips to Differentiating Your Brand

Cision

Brand differentiation is becoming increasingly difficult as more and more brands hit the market. Knowing how to promote a brand in a way that sets them apart in their market space, speaks to consumers and helps them succeed is my focus as the owner of Strong Marketing.

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Brand Story We Love: David Peck

ReimaginePR

Blog Brand Stories We Love Brand Story brand storytelling Not for ProfitHere’s something you don’t hear very often… “He’s a gifted public speaker, a talented university and college lecturer, a social entrepreneur… and an award winning magician.” ” Yup. An award winning magician… Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to David Peck of SoChange.

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#PR Takes Your Business Beyond #Brand Awareness

PR Expanded

Brand awareness is just the beginning of what good PR can do for your company. However, without the trust and credibility factor that good PR delivers, the brand will not obtain the advocacy it seeks. So, yes, businesses will continue to rely on PR for brand awareness.

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PERSONAL BRANDING: Why your online visibility matters

PR Warrior

The post PERSONAL BRANDING: Why your online visibility matters appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Personal branding Social media Google LinkedIn Medium TwitterIn a connected world where people do their homework before doing business with you, how do you stack up?

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Why Transparency Is the Key to Building Brand Loyalty

Cision

A 2016 study from Label Insight reveals that nearly 40 percent of consumers will switch to a brand that is more transparent, and 56 percent of people say additional product information inspires more trust in a brand. Marketers stand to gain much by communicating brand transparency.

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7 Ways Students Can Use the Digital Space to Enhance Their Brand Today

PR Expanded

Jeff Bezos said that your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. The first step in boosting your brand is understanding what’s currently out there. Your brand should be ever evolving. Branding Guest Post PR 2.0

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5 Tips to Nurture Your Brand Fanatics

Cision

Customers who are quick to tell all their friends and social networks how much they adore your brand. I call these brand fanatics. Now, these people may be willing to spread the word about your brand for you, but in my experience, a little nurturing of that relationship never hurts.

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How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

Cision

Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Best Practices Featured branding social media thought leadership Twitter

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Brand Story to Watch: Bluebird Meadows

ReimaginePR

But back to their brand storytelling. Blog Brand Stories to Watch Brand Stories brand storytelling It’s hard for a cottage industry to compete in an overcrowded marketplace but 5 star Bluebird Meadows Bed and Breakfast has found a way. First of all, they’re just very good at what they do. We’re here to tell you that owner Donna Jerry makes the greatest 4 course homemade breakfast in the history of the universe. No exaggeration.

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Heineken vs. Pepsi: A Look at Brand Commentary on Social Issues

Ron Torossian

When done wrong, companies can turn off their audiences, which can lead to drops in sales, smeared brand reputations , and negative press. The post Heineken vs. Pepsi: A Look at Brand Commentary on Social Issues appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

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5 Ways to Tell a Brand Story With Instagram

Cision

Are trends like Throwback Thursday advantageous to your brand? Click here to register for Jenn Herman’s free “Build Your Brand With Instagram” webinar! What imagery encapsulates the brand? What photos and videos share the brand’s story best?

What is Brand Journalism?

Cision

What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. The difference between brand journalism and content marketing isn’t to be found in outputs. Brand Journalism in Action.

Why Training Your Employees on Personal Branding is Good PR

Marketwired

Personal branding has been considered a topic of debate since the advent of social media. Just a few years ago, the former CEO of Ogilvy said personal branding is “plastic.” However, a strong personal brand can actually enhance and grow a company internally and externally.

How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

Cision

Having a library ensures that we’re all working together to make our brand better known for a specific set of search terms and keywords. Consistency across both sales and marketing makes for stronger branding and attracts better results.

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How to Handle a Negative Tweet About Your Brand

Cision

If you’re paying attention to what’s being said about your brand on Twitter, you’re staying on top of b oth the glowing reviews and the snarky complaints. Plan accordingly to put your brand in a better light.

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New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling

The Proactive Report

But there are some changes you can put to good use in brand storytelling. This is a great new feature that can be used to tell your brand story. Digital PR Online PR brand digital PR online PR social media strategy storytelling twitter

How the FTC’s New Social Media Guidelines Affect Your Brand

Cision

The new rules mainly call for stricter disclosure requirements on the relationships between brands and influencers. Consumers value honesty, and with the new guidelines, everything is out in the open so there’s nothing preventing consumers from trusting your brand. Are you on alert?

8 Brand Voices We ? Like Whoa

AirPR

Musings brand voice Canva entrepreneur Gapingvoid Good Eggs Kabbage love MailChimp Quartz Rocketship Education SplashThat I woke up today thinking about the amount of passion, time and energy that goes into building something you truly care about. The sheer volume of attention, commitment, and care entrepreneurs must demonstrate day in and day out to realize … Continued.

Personal Branding: Always Be Prepared for Your Next Job Opportunity

Cision

Instead of polishing up your resume and social skills only after you’ve decided to look for a new job, experts advise that you pay attention to your personal brand year-round. A personal brand is like any other brand. Best Practices Featured brand journalism personal brand

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The Top 3 Branding Resolutions Your Business Needs to Make for 2018

Cision

If you haven’t set any, now is the time to start thinking of ways to improve your branding strategies to make 2018 your best year yet. Here are three awesome branding resolutions all marketing teams should consider in preparing themselves for 2018 and beyond. True branding starts from within. That being said, it’s absolutely necessary that your business has a united vision for the brand — in both the long-term and the short term.

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What Makes A Brand Story Authentic?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that for a brand to connect with customers, it should strive for authenticity. But what about brands that don’t have a compelling story, or who have strayed from their roots due to their very success? Revisit the brand’s roots.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Brand Journalism

Cision

Consumers have started to tune out brand messages. But don’t fret, there’s a way to break through, gain back their attention and make your brand be heard: brand journalism. Let’s start with the basics: brand journalism is not journalism.

Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors

Ron Torossian

As a result, many companies turn to a more subtle form of brand management, which involves creating new brand ambassadors. The post Reputation Management: Making Employees Brand Ambassadors appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Crisis PR Pubilc Relations Ronn TorossianReputation management is no easy feat for any company.

Should a brand take a stand on sensitive topics?

HMA Public Relations

A study from Sprout Social found that consumers think it is important for brands to use their influence to help shape social and political discussions. The post Should a brand take a stand on sensitive topics?

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5 Brand Elements to Evaluate When Refreshing Your Corporate Image

Cision

Refreshing your corporate image is sometimes necessary to inject fresh energy into your brand, as well as get people to see it with renewed interest. How you plan to communicate the brand refresh. 1.    Conduct Extensive Brand Research. Featured Best Practices branding

How to Tell Your Brand’s Story in An Always Connected World

Cision

How can brands engage this enormous audience base? If an event connects with your brand’s messaging and affects your audience, weigh in on Facebook. The frequency that one brand will differ from that of another size, industry or location.

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Should Brands Talk Back On Social Media?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As all PR and social media pros know, a brand’s digital presence is both very powerful and very fragile. A flippant attitude or a risky tweet can take a brand even further. But research shows that consumers don’t always welcome social snark from brands.

3 Questions to Ask Before Diving Into Brand Journalism

Cision

Do the marketing tools and tactics you use actually keep your brand top of mind? It may be time to say out with the old (traditional TV advertising) and in with the new (brand journalism). Readers who turn to brand newsrooms want to be in the know before their competitors.

Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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Why Brands Must Personalize the PR Experience

Cision

At Forrester’s Customer Marketing conference held last week in New York, speakers ranging from Casey Carey, director of marketing at Google Analytics to Stephen Kennedy, director of loyalty marketing at Dominos discussed how personalization is helping brands succeed.

An Ode to the Authentic Brand

AirPR

and rarely it falls under a brand strategy function — the last of which is most surprising since PR plays such an important role in brand perception and positioning. This is How You Build a Brand With Soul ”. How Brands Benefit From Exuding Real Human Emotion ”.

How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

Cision

While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. You already know these brand evangelists love your product.

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Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

PR Job Coach

There has been no time in history where it has been easier or more efficient to sculpt your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose, to the world, your accomplishments. Create a handle that reflects how you want to brand yourself, for example “PRWineDiva.”

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3 Ways to Measure Brand Sentiment Effectively

Cision

Every day, people both online and offline are talking about your brand. You need to monitor both social and traditional media to understand your brand’s place in the overall industry conversation. You need to know what people are saying and how they feel about your brand.

Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates: These Programs Aren’t Easy!

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Let The Plethora of Blog Posts Fool You It’s easy to tout the benefits of brand advocate programs – of which there are many – but there isn’t enough discussion around just how difficult it is to create and sustain one. What is the difference between a brand ambassadors, brand advocates and just an online community? Even Wikipedia incorrectly redirects a search for “brand advocate” to the “brand ambassador” page.

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