5 Types of Tools For Freelance PR Pros

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: With the prevalence of social media, brand journalism and digital marketing campaigns, more and more PR pros are cutting the cord on the typical office gig

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

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3 ‘boring’ brands that have made a social media splash

PR Daily

What if my brand is just too boring ?”. Someone will point out that the highlighted case studies and creative social media ploys are all well and good for the Red Bulls and Nikes of the world. I say no category is too boring for social media.

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

Infographic: Do’s and don’ts for social media marketers

PR Daily

Every interaction with a customer poses a risk to your brand. With social media, that risk is compounded exponentially. For any team looking to engage a social media audience, there are some basic rules of the road: Be polite; avoid politics; respond quickly; be human.

Tailoring Your Social Media Voice

Ronn Torossian

Not all social media sites are created equal. As such, while your brand voice should be consistent, you’re not always better off merely copy-and-pasting your captions from one site to another. The post Tailoring Your Social Media Voice appeared first on.

Social Media Marketing for Fashion Brands

Brand24

How can social media marketing benefit your fashion brand? Take a look at our article and learn how to grow your business with bulletproof social media strategy! Branding Social Media Social Media Marketing marketing for fashion social media for fashion brands social media listening for fashion brands social media marketing for fashion brands

Divide between social media and real-life brand conversations poses measurement challenges

Agility PR Solutions

New research from social intelligence data and analytics firm Engagement Labs reveals the surprising degree to which online and offline conversations operate independently from each other—in fact, the firm’s new report finds there is virtually no correlation between online and offline sentiment.

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? Edgy brand managers do it with a little sass.

3 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers Make Powerful Brand Partners

Cision

Chances are you know who Kim Kardashian is and you may be thinking her widespread influence could launch your brand to the masses. When you’re looking to align your brand with an influencer, it may be tempting to target a famous celebrity.

Why are brands’ social media fans unfollowing them—and what can they do about it?

Agility PR Solutions

Brand followers on social media are a fickle bunch—it just takes one slip for your average “fan” to unfollow you, and therefore fall out of the loop on your special offers and insider deals. Public Relations social media

How your social media can help recruit talented team members

PR Daily

How you find new employees and engage with your wider community is moving on to social media channels—and that means PR pros should be involved in the process. The result can be a hiring bottleneck that keeps your brand from reaching its goals.

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. Social platforms are made for snark, right? So, when should a brand talk back?

Report: Consumers want to be entertained on social media

PR Daily

A new study from Sprout Social reveals that PR has a lot to offer online campaigns, including understanding the target audience, content generation, brand visibility and more. How invested is your organization in social media strategy?

5 Brands Share What’s Working in Social Media Marketing

Cision

When my friends at Cision suggested we publish a second Social Business Journal , we considered several topics. We arrived at a topic that appeals to every marketer active in social media. Following is a summary of the common themes across their social business journey.

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 ever-decreasing attention spans of social media users.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

However, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the role social media plays in all our lives. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft HQ for our 11th annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit. ]. A bit of “brand awareness”?

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. With the rise of social media, and things like Periscope, there is a lot more user-generated content,” says Chris Lucas, VP of marketing at Formstack. “It

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?

How to convert social media critics into avid fans

PR Daily

Social media provides a plethora of engagement opportunities, but the medium is not without its risks. When faced with online ridicule, most brand managers’ instinct is to avoid commentary and ride out criticism until the news cycle turns to another story, trend or misstep.

Tech giants face antitrust action, social media retains allure despite ‘fake news,’ and top tactics to elevate your brand

PR Daily

Users say they are unlikely to change their social media use habits because of “fake news.”. Black staff members and their opinions on social issues should be respected. Perform a social media audit, and remove any content you don’t want out there.

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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Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

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. This is especially if brands try to promote external links.

Infographic: Your social media marketing checklist

PR Daily

Not every social media task has to be done every day—but regular upkeep can be the difference between success and wasting your money. It’s imperative for social media marketers and brand managers to stay organized and keep track of their social media output.

Infographic: Why your social media team must invest in video

PR Daily

Within the next year, they are expected to drive 80% of all online traffic , and brand managers that aren’t tapping into their potential are already behind. RELATED: Boost your employee communications, PR and social media prowess at Microsoft HQ ].

Infographic: The 5 P’s of social media marketing

PR Daily

Social media platforms can help your organization reach new audiences and engage current consumers on a daily basis. Is your social media strategy getting the job done? RELATED: We're recognizing the brightest minds in digital marketing and social media. ].

Infographic: Trends that are shaping the social media landscape

PR Daily

To thrive in the social media ecosystem, you must stay ahead of the tactics that are dominating the digital realm. RELATED: We're recognizing the brightest minds in digital marketing and social media. ]. Use social listening tools to generate more leads.

Sears’ social media won’t go down without a fight

PR Daily

Sears might be down for the count, but its social media team is still throwing punches. However, Sears’ social media team hasn’t rolled over. The company declined to comment on its social media strategy. Yes, SMT stands for Social Media Team.

Infographic: Why social media marketing is essential

PR Daily

If you’re not investing in these cost-effective digital channels, you’re missing out on prime opportunities to boost revenue and brand exposure. If social media isn’t a core part of your strategy, you’ll be left to play catch up. Social media is perfect for this.

Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

Here’s my video book review of A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media by Dr. Karen Freberg who is an assistant professor teaching Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville.

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. Ronn Torossian BRANDING Celebrity PR Social Media

Using Social Media to Build Your Brand

Maine PR Maven

In Nancy Marshall’s first PR Maven® Podcast episode, she told us about her love of socializing and how it has helped her build not only her personal brand, as The PR Maven®, but the brand of her public relations company, Marshall Communications, as well.

#PRExpanded Guest Post: Socializing Your Brand … What’s That?

PR Expanded

Just a few short years ago, brands were pondering whether to give this social media thing a try or not. There was this popular belief that social media wouldn’t last, so why put yourself or your company out there? First off, social media is here to stay.

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10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

PR Daily

Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. When social media first hit the scene, many companies viewed it as just another advertising outlet. Social Media Storytelling

Social Media Influencers: The Ultimate Partners for Your Brand

Cision

Ninety-two percent of consumers trust recommendations from individuals over brands and 65 percent read more than four reviews before they put their trust in a business. So how will brands resonate with their audiences if they aren’t listening? Social media influencers.

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.

Don’t make these marketing blunders on social media

PR Daily

Even experienced social media marketers make mistakes, so it pays to review common blunders. Are you guilty of any of these social media marketing sins? RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ].

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.

11 social media mistakes brand managers should avoid

PR Daily

Done well, social media is a powerful and cost-effective marketing channel that can help businesses grow. When developing a social media marketing strategy, it is natural that some mistakes will be made. Not having a social media plan.

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. Why should we care about social media lurkers?