How Brands Create Fans

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Too many B2C brands have outsourced their customer relationships to influencers like celebrities for hire. Influencers are effective, but how much more powerful is an authentic fan of that brand? We’re not talking about a casual Facebook ‘like’ or a comment upvote.

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7 Brand New Facebook Features You Should Know About

Cision

Facebook is constantly changing, and keeping up with its new features is difficult for most communications and marketing professionals. Here is the latest and greatest from Facebook: 1. Facebook Messenger allows you to add contacts (who are not your “friends”).

Marketing After Facebook for Brands [VIDEO]

Shift Communications

Facebook changed its algorithm to suppress unpaid brand posts. In this video, we’ll review the five pillars of digital marketing communications and how Facebook’s changes shouldn’t impact the rest of our marketing efforts: Search marketing.

Facebook’s New “See First” Feature Gives Consumers Control, Challenges Brands

Cision

Facebook is at it again. While users may rejoice over the new update, brands need to adjust their social strategy to adapt to the change. Here are four ways the new Facebook “See First” feature impacts brands: 1. Want tips on using Instagram to boost your brand?

5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

PR Daily

Just like a child does not want to hear branded content, neither does your customer. Of course, that’s one of the most challenging parts of a communicator’s job—telling a story about a brand, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. The brand storytelling process. Jay Baer has the best example of brand storytelling I’ve seen: The very best way to create your organization’s story is to have your customers and employees do the work for you. Five parts of brand storytelling.

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

Onclusive

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise? Pick one differentiating facet of your brand and focus on it consistently.”.

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Challenger Brands: Here’s How To Win At PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Regardless of the industry, a challenger brand can have a natural PR advantage. Challenger brands can shake things up through unique points of view, innovation or a better story. But many brands don’t have Casper’s $240 million venture funding.

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Find your Brand’s Optimum Facebook Strategy

Shift Communications

The Facebook news feed algorithm is in constant flux. One of the fundamental truths to Facebook in current environments, however, is that brands (in general) need to pay in order to be seen.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency gets high-level and online pushback

PR Daily

Facebook is diving into the global cryptocurrency market, but many aren’t ready for the tech giant to have more power. Facebook has been working on the program for at least a year, with its former head of Facebook Messenger heading up the blockchain team. Facebook has 2.4

Lessons in Tech Branding from Rock Icons

Flack's Revenge

Inspiration can come from funny places – if you are in tech marketing, perhaps you’ll like the following story about branding, which offers lessons from the world of rock music. The Music and Branding Connection. What words do people associate with your brand?

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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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3 PR Takes On YouTube’s Brand Safety Scandal

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

YouTube was hit with a major brand safety crisis this week after a blogger revealed that a community of predators have been using the platform to view content in inappropriate ways that exploit children. A year ago, YouTube was constantly plagued by brand safety issues.

How to brand your content on Facebook

PR Daily

Facebook recently launched Branded Content —a new type of post for pages—and changed its policies for brands that use that feature. We’ve been crafting compelling sponsored campaigns on Facebook for five years. How does this affect your Facebook marketing strategy?

Facebook SEO and Post Search: What it Means for Brands

Shift Communications

This week, Facebook enabled the ability for everyone to search posts. Much like Google, you can head to Facebook and use the search bar to find old posts. Facebook SEO. Which means, Facebook just established SEO for the entire archive of public posts.

Facebook opens branded-content publishing to all

PR Daily

Good news for content marketers: Facebook eased the restrictions for publishing branded content. We know that many of our partners have existing partnership deals with marketers, and this update gives them the ability to extend their branded content business onto Facebook.

To boost your employer brand, spotlight the heroes in your ranks

PR Daily

Some of the best employer brands make celebrities of those doing the work, whether that’s manufacturing or IT or health care. You also can promote this perspective through your employer brand and your internal communications.

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How brand managers use Facebook Messenger to woo customers

PR Daily

Facebook Messenger for business has been around since 2015, but recently, both customers and brands have really started adopting the service in a big way. According to Facebook , 20 million Facebook Pages are active on Messenger.

Instagram fights bullies, Blue Bell’s viral mess, and the top reason consumers unfollow brands

PR Daily

The Facebook-owned social media platform rolled out features designed to decrease cyberbullying. Why it matters: You can use the Restrict tool to combat trolls targeting brand accounts and executives’ Instagram presences (if they have them).

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How to Use Instagram to Tell Your Brand’s Story

Cision

With an engagement rate 15 times that of Facebook , Instagram is a necessity in social media marketing strategies. Determining how to present your brand and who you will target can quickly help brands decide what advice, tips or trends are worthy of pursuing.

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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Two Top Members Leave Facebook PR Team

Ronn Torossian

In-house PR for Facebook can be a lucrative gig. Facebook has been in the news the next thing to constantly, and not because everyone seems to love their service and use it multiple times every day. […]. Brand PR Business

6 Ways Facebook Branded Content Changes the Influencer Game

Shift Communications

On Friday, Facebook announced a significant change to its branded content guidelines: any influencer or publisher creating Facebook branded content MUST tag the brand in their posts. At least on Facebook, that game is now over. Not from that brand.

The #1 Facebook Post Mistake Every Brand Should Avoid

Polaris

People check Facebook to see pictures of their friends and family, laugh at the latest memes and learn about breaking news. The last thing they want—or expect—to see in their news feed is a blatant sales pitch from your brand. Don’t be the most annoying brand on Facebook.

How to communicate your brand story through micro-content

PR Warrior

Whether it’s tweeting, posting a photo on Instagram, publishing updates to Facebook or LinkedIn, are we doing so with purpose, or are we just doing stuff, merely filling the pipes of our organisation’s social channels? When it comes to social media, let’s face it, it’s really easy to do stuff.

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! The people who follow you on Twitter may not be fans on Facebook. What imagery encapsulates the brand?

The Facebook Dilemma

The Proactive Report

It seems as though Facebook has businesses between a rock and a hard place: their audience is on Facebook and wants to interact with brands there. But, as more brands jump on the bandwagon and post content, space in the fans’ newsfeed gets too crowded.

Infographic: Tips for reaching your target audience on Facebook

PR Daily

It’s important that you get your Facebook ads in front of the right eyeballs. In order to have a successful Facebook marketing campaign, it’s essential that you understand whom you should be targeting and what their interests are.

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. Brand PR Social Media

3 Facebook lessons from colleges’ favorite brands

PR Daily

For many brand managers, college students and alumni are coveted consumers they want to woo. StudySoup compiled data from Facebook Insights , looking at activity from consumers who “liked” a particular college or university page stacked against other brand pages they followed.

Facebook announces live-streaming for brands

PR Daily

Brand managers can be part of the live-streaming trend without leaving Facebook. To share live video, go to your Page on Facebook for iOS and tap Publish. People who like your Page can discover your live videos in News Feed and through notifications on Facebook.

Should Your Brand Voice Stay the Same Across Social Channels?

Contently - Strategy

If you’re curious about brand voice, the first thing you should do is think about Tom Hanks. Like the personality of a human, your brand has to retain some elasticity to appeal to different people in different places. Your brand voice on Facebook.

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

Cision

Earlier this week, over 100 social media experts, thought leaders and communicators headed to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA for Ragan’s Social Media & Storytelling Summit. When Facebook first opened its doors to businesses, many questioned why they should join now.

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Facebook deemed most trusted channel for branded content

PR Daily

Consumers say Facebook is the channel in which they are most likely to trust content created by a brand/company, according to. Respondents gave Facebook an average score of 4 as a trusted source of content from brands (1 = most trusted; 10 = least trusted).

5 Twitter gaffes brand managers should avoid

PR Daily

You can even create a business-specific hashtag for your business that you can check to see what people are saying about your brand. Fifteen percent of Twitter users unfollow a business within 3 weeks if they feel the brand doesn’t make a strong effort to engage.

Mailchimp unveils funky new branding

PR Daily

Marketing automation company Mailchimp has a new look—one that embraces the brand’s quirkiness and sass. Weird branding is alive and well in the tech industry. Later today, we’re launching an updated brand and website, designed to tell that story.

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Is a shorter video length more engaging on Facebook?

NewsWhip

The post Is a shorter video length more engaging on Facebook? Brands Communications & PR Digital Journalism[…]. appeared first on NewsWhip.

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Report: Brands’ posts to Instagram outnumber those to Facebook

PR Daily

Frustrated with Facebook’s crackdown on unpaid page posts, brands have found a new significant other on social media: Instagram. The study found that by the end of 2014, brands posted on Instagram an average of 9.3 Their average number of weekly posts on Facebook was only 8.8.

Twitter and Facebook court brand managers with hub, search features

PR Daily

As more brand managers look to social media, Twitter and Facebook are sweetening their appeal. This week, Twitter announced a new tool for marketing pros who advertise on its platform: Every day, millions of people Tweet about brands. Facebook search: Indexing brand posts.

How to Get Your Brand Noticed in a Crowded Market

ReimaginePR

Let’s discuss the best strategies to get noticed by the right audience for your brand. We’ll show you some of the best practices for getting your brand noticed in this extra resource. Be known as a brand that takes care of their customers.

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Facebook’s video tools, Starbucks baristas’ Frappuccino ire, and Marriott’s UK fine

PR Daily

Also: How to revamp your brand journalism, top online platforms for executives, Friends’ is leaving Netflix, and how the Red Cross is asking for blood. Here are today’s top stories: Facebook woos influencers with video creator tools.

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