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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.

Why B2B Brands Should Be Active on Social Media

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As most PR agencies know, social media is not just for B2C companies anymore. The B2B landscape is changing, especially for technology brands. They’re under pressure to differentiate their brand communications to reach high-priority audiences in more thoughtful and effective ways. With the help of social media, a B2B brand in the tech sector can establish a distinctive voice and build a unique community of followers.

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5 tips for building strong social media communities during difficult times

PR Daily

People may have more time for social media now due to COVID-19, but if you don’t adapt your strategies, you could lose some of your audience. During these difficult times, more people are appreciating the value of real community, not just the number of likes on a post.

How social media strategies should adapt to COVID-19

PR Daily

The crisis has changed how many communicators interact with their communities, especially online. Here’s how your social media channels can be a part of the solution. The coronavirus crisis is one more reason why it is crucial to be a wizard on social media. How should your social media strategy change and what are some opportunities for social media to be a solution for the problems posed by the crisis?

Artists with the Best Social Media Strategies

Critical Mention

But, the artists we’ve listed are truly famous and are also strategic in their social media efforts. Additionally, they employ valuable strategies we can learn from: Beyoncé. Across Beyoncé’s social media platforms, one post is estimated to be worth over $1 million.

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.

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The Importance of Social Media Approval Process

5W PR

Today’s reliance on social media platforms to search and shop by all generations continues to shine a light on every social media marketing phase. Accountability is the final reason for employing a social media approval process.

5 emerging, surging social media trends for 2020

PR Daily

the way we work and use social media. Five crucial social media trends are highlighted below. Most social media managers have been trained to prepare content weeks or months in advance, but that approach will either result in outdated and off-tone content, or will require you to scrap everything you created and start again. Prioritizing social media listening. Imagine not listening on today’s social media channels before creating content.

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. Social Media

5 tips for smart, strategic social media during COVID-19

PR Daily

Here’s how to strike the right balance in the age of social distancing. When COVID-19 happened, we created a taskforce to rejigger our planned content to make sure our social media campaigns weren’t tone-deaf,” says Amy Copperman, a senior content manager overseeing editorial and social media at Adobe Spark. Her team then sent out a survey via email and Facebook Group to see what the Spark community wanted from them. COVID-19 Social Media

Why You Should Increase Your Social Media Content Now

The Proactive Report

There’s been a 22 – 27 percent increase in social media impressions in the last month, depending on the platform. Become a stable and calming influence in your community. Figure out how you can best serve your community in this time of crisis.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I have always been very passionate about social media, but when it comes to teaching social media, there is nothing more rewarding. I have been teaching my social media class for the last three years and it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a professor. How did I get started teaching social media? This has been the primary reason why I decided to self-publish my own book on the roadmap to teach social media.

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.

Social Media Crisis Management: PR Communication Stategy

5W PR

Nonetheless, those that seriously affect the brand, its employees, operations, and leadership can have devastating and long-lasting effects. For the pandemic, there may be several, including customers, employees, shareholders, vendors, the community, and unions. Social Listening.

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? Most communicators interact on social media as part of their ongoing PR and marketing efforts, but a new study from Sprout Social suggests most organizations have room to grow.

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. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland. ]. Google bundled some of those stories into heartwarming social media posts that remind us that not all the news is bad. Social Media Storytelling

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.

Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Unilever pause social media ads, Microsoft closes retail stores, and cosmetics brands drop ‘whitening’ terms

PR Daily

Also: Google explains how YouTube content gets promoted and more, UPS Dogs showcase the power of online communities, consumers say trusting brands is paramount, and more. Don’t forget to brush up on YouTube’s “Community Guidelines” as well. As July 1 nears, the number of organizations joining the #StopHateForProfit boycott is growing, with some brands announcing they’ll stop paid marketing efforts across all social media platforms. SOCIAL BUZZ .

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

The effort won a PR Daily Award for Community Engagement. . Do you know what your audience wants on social media? That was the crucial starting point for the Transamerica social media team in late 2018, when took over the channels owned by two subsidiary sister organizations: Transamerica Agency Network (TAN) and Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. We had never managed those pages,” says Nils Thorson, brand strategy manager at Transamerica. “We

Your organization can learn from these award-winning social media strategies

PR Daily

Creating innovative social media content can feel like a risky undertaking, but these organizations saw big wins. To capture an audience’s attention, you have to take risks—especially on social media. According to Sprout Social , 30 percent of millennials engage with a brand on social media at least once a month. As a result, they found major success online and even earned recognition in PR Daily’s 2018 Digital PR & Social Media Awards.

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. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore them in your online strategy. 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.

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.

4 Ways to Engage Your Community

Cision

PR is nothing without community. You need fans to spread the word about your brand so you can grow your following organically. With social media, engaging with your community has become easier than ever. Social allows you to listen to what your audience needs and adjust strategies accordingly to develop a loyal community. Build community around your audience. You can’t force a community, so let it happen naturally.

A Crash Course in Social Media

Critical Mention

Social media has certainly changed over the years, especially in the years I have been a professor. Social media is the perfect blend of art and science, blending together to create experiential stories, innovative campaigns and sustainable communities for brands and individuals.

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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. GT Dave, founder and chief executive of GT’s Living Foods , decided instead to lean in, which boosted his brand and netted the organization a huge PR win.

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? . You might want to consider a little extra training to learn the latest trends and tips for bolstering your social media presence. Social media training from Hootsuite Academy. Buffer’s social media webinars on YouTube. Sprout Social’s webinars.

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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. Most of the marketers surveyed (90%) agree that spending budget dollars on social media efforts directly affects revenue, but only 63% say they frequently discuss social media metrics or ROI with executives.

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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. ]. That depends on your brand, industry and the size of your social media following. Too much promotional content can be a huge turnoff on social media and elsewhere.

3 Reasons Small Business Needs Social Media

Shift Communications

You try to find information on a local business through social media, only to find a few accounts frozen in time. Even worse, sometimes the business doesn’t have social media accounts at all. According to a 2015 study from Clutch , nearly half of small businesses do not actively use social media. A quarter of businesses surveys even stated that they won’t be using social media in the future. We’ve all seen it before.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

Cision’s recent Social & Influencer Guide for PR outlines social media takeaways for communicators to research current industry trends and competition, along with ways to sharpen their pitches. If you don’t know who you’re targeting, you cannot select the social media users who influence them. B2B influencers look much different than B2C influencers, creating different types of content and using separate social media platforms.

A Community Manager’s Toolbox

Shift Communications

Being a community manager may sound like a cool, trendy job filled with fun and creativity. Whether you’re managing a community of thousands or one of 100, you are the eyes and the ears of the company on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. You’re responsible for interacting with audiences and serving as the voice of a brand. Luckily there are some tools and assets out there than can help make a community manager breathe a little easier on a day-to-day basis.

More Australian businesses than ever have a presence on social media (but they could be a lot more social!)

PR Warrior

The proportion of Australian businesses with a social media presence has reached the highest levels recorded, according to new research. The 2018 Yellow Social Media Report (Business) , released today, is an annual survey of how Australian consumers and businesses use social media.

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. million followers across Grubhub’s and Seamless’ social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the food-ordering services dish up tasty interactions and keep fans coming back for more.

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. On one hand, social media companies are in the midst of grappling with some very thorny issues— from privacy/data concerns to slowing growth —and the repercussions could bring challenges for platforms and marketers alike. and this will give brands access to many fresh approaches to achieve their goals. Social stories.

Why social media managers should cultivate private groups

PR Daily

Experts from Sprout Social, Talkwalker and Transamerica share how engaging your relevant community is a recipe for online success as platforms’ algorithms evolve and fluctuate. On social media, it’s not enough to broadcast your message to your followers—nor is paying to appear in news feeds through ads. Brand managers must actively cultivate private groups to get their messages in front of key stakeholders. Creating your own community.

3 lessons in social media brilliance from Rihanna

PR Daily

The music star gives a master class in how to use social media to connect with fans (consumers) and elevate a brand. See these insights for how match her game—at least on social media. As social media becomes more popular and necessary, organizations are reaching out through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as a means of marketing and providing customer service. Who are your favorites to follow on social media, PR Daily readers?

7 Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing for Mobile

Critical Mention

In fact, in 2018, Statista stated that 54 percent of all consumers now browse social media on a mobile device at least once a day. This makes it critical to optimize your social media marketing strategy to be mobile-friendly to engage these consumers. With these seven tips, you can get started on enhancing your social media campaigns! Every landing page you are linking to on your social channels needs to be fully optimized for mobile.

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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. As Marshall Manson, the CEO of Ogilvy UK, recently put it in an eMarketer report : “You might as well take your [organic social media] budget to the bank, cash it out in greenback $20s, pile it up in the parking lot and light the money on fire.”

3 Crazy Helpful Insights for Your 2020 Social Media Strategy

PR 20/20

Trust Insights , a marketing analytics and data consulting company, just dropped a stellar report about social media trends and what they mean for 2020. It’s all about user interest in social networks, and how that translates for marketing strategy—namely, where marketers should put their time and money as they plan for 2020. Social media is often, sadly, a cesspool of vitriol. No other social networks display this kind of longevity.

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. The company’s online success is in part due to the careful way they’ve used a mixture of compelling content and paid social media ads to deliver their messages to targeted consumers at a time when social media algorithms can easily bury branded posts. Consider these: Focus your social media efforts.