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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. 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. What is the role of social media marketing in 2019? Do marketers know what social media audiences want from brands?

How to use micro-influencers to target ‘local’ consumers

PR Daily

At Mitchell, we recently published an extensive report that maps out consumers’ evolving notion of local. For “OmniLocal consumers,” as we’ve named them, a local buying experience is about feeling connected to a brand, regardless of whether it’s a hometown boutique or a global retailer. RELATED: Join us at Disney World for our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications. ]. Marketing Social Media influencer marketing

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Marketing Tools to Measure Influencer Marketing Campaigns


Influencer marketing campaigns are making waves as a marketing strategy since it provides third party credibility and brand awareness to the right audiences. See what people are saying by tracking the different conversations around your brand.

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Kroger joins push for tougher gun laws, consumers readily change brands, and WeWork’s founder walks back trademark sale

PR Daily

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’. Consumer disloyalty is the new normal. It reported : New Nielsen findings demonstrate that just 8% of consumers consider themselves to be firmly committed loyalists. Yet the marketing tactics and investments rarely reflect these realities. How can brand managers build loyalty with their audiences?

Courting young consumers, Instagram launches in-app checkout

PR Daily

The popular photo-sharing app now offers users tools for buying products directly from their favorite brands. The feature suggests a new direction for social media marketing. The social media platform has introduced a bevy of changes over the last couple of years as it has become the most popular network for younger consumers. It introduced IGTV and copied features from rival Snapchat as it worked to take up more and more consumer attention.

Brand conversations during COVID-19

Stephen Waddington

The crisis has led to a massive shift to digital communications as organisations pile into email, social and web. It’s led to a saturation and brands struggling to cut through. Consumers have access to the same media and channels. Information trickles down an organisation and is broadcast via increasing numbers of branded owned and shared channels. You can publish beautiful branded content via Instagram and Facebook.

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How marketers can connect with mobile-focused consumers

PR Daily

In digital marketing, gone are the days of separating mobile and desktop customers. Marketing and PR pros must adapt to the growing number of smartphone users who consult their mobile devices before making a purchase. Google reports that in order to meet this growing trend, marketers should account for new conversion types and think about measurement in a way that connects with consumers using various screens and channels. Manage consumers through all departments.

PR and Marketing: How to Communicate During COVID-19

B2B PR Sense

But how should this affect your PR and marketing strategies ? That's the all-important question at the moment for many brands. A recent study from Kantar gives some insight into how consumers expect businesses to act during the coronavirus pandemic.

7 brands experimenting with new social media marketing approaches during COVID-19

Communications Conversations

As the COVID-19 outbreak began last month, I noticed there seemed to be two kinds of brands. But, the point is these seven brands adapted and changed quickly to their new environments and they acted decisively and knowing full-well they were taking a bit of a gamble.

STUDY: A Third of Brand Emails Offer Free or Discounted Services Amid Pandemic

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A Third of Brand Emails Offer Free or Discounted Services Amid Pandemic. New York, NY, June 2, 2020 — Crenshaw Communications , a New York-based public relations agency specializing in technology, today announced the analysis of dozens of B2C brand email marketing communications sent during the COVID-19 pandemic between mid-March and mid-May. Brands in the analysis include Dunkin’, Rothy’s, H&M, Anthropologie, Uber, Williams Sonoma, and Crate and Barrel, among others.

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Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret

Sword and the Script

The biggest challenge is that we are moving from an industry that could create one amazing commercial to reach consumers to an ecosystem with a diversified channel structure,” according to Mike Scafidi , marketing operations with PepsiCo. His commentary was presented in a white paper titled The Future of Content co-produced by The Content Counsel and an AdAge team that writes sponsored content for brands. by Frank Strong.

The Long-Term Benefit of a Modern and Agile Brand; Off Script No. 36: Greg Kihlström, Author of The Agile Brand

Sword and the Script

In the late 1990s, he finished school with a degree in Photography and interest in the web. That experience, he says, taught him “an appreciation for both the software development side of things as well as for digital marketing and advertising.” He is Greg Kihlström and his latest book is The Agile Brand: Creating authentic relationships between companies and consumers. 2) Do customers really want relationships with brands? 4) What is “brand agility?”.

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Why and how you should measure brand perception

PR Daily

Business is built on customer relationships, and brand perception sets the tone. Today’s consumers share their opinions and experiences widely, and their peers trust them when it comes time to buy or pass. Companies, of course, want to cultivate a positive brand perception among their target consumers, but it’s a tricky goal. As Brandwatch points out , companies don’t control brand perception—consumers do. The basics of brand perception.

Post Launch Marketing Strategy


You can use both traditional offline PR methods as well as online marketing. You can find templates for creating press releases on the web. This works especially well with items that can be consumed in small amounts, such as food, beverages or health supplements.

How to coordinate brand voice across global branches

PR Daily

Take that idea and apply it to global brands, with localized content teams all working with their own external resources and freelancers, and you can begin to see a super-sized challenge. Luckily, there are ways to ensure your brand voice is flexible to fit within each of your markets, without sacrificing your core brand identity and values. Global brand challenges. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland. ]. marketing team.

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Infographic: 10 web design errors for PR pros to eliminate

PR Daily

Whether you sell online or use digital marketing to reach prospective customers, most consumers will interact with your brand online before having any physical contact with your team. That means your web presence must be robust and competitive. This infographic from Red Web Design details 10 common flaws that could be driving customers away and hurting your bottom line. A usable and intuitive website is essential for any business.

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What Happens When PR and Marketing Mesh


In a perfect world, public relations and marketing teams would work together more often to achieve common goals. But let’s be honest: we’re all fighting an uphill battle in reducing organizational drag , and not everyone needs to be in your weekly marketing meeting. I, however, believe marketing teams would benefit from inviting at least one person from their public relations teams into the mix more regularly so they’re tapping into the power of PR intelligence.

Fans swarm the web to save Spider-Man, SFO and Hasbro are getting rid of plastic, and more online fans equals less engagement

PR Daily

Many consumers issued calls to save Spider-Man: Look, I'm not in the mood to be excited about something right now! As one consumer pointed out , this won’t affect the plastic used in its products.). Consumers are vocally supporting organizations that are working on environmentally friendly alternatives to packaging and more. That’s what a study from Influencer Marketing Hub discovered for its 2019 Benchmark Report. YouTube to stop marketing to children.

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


So, what goals does your marketing team have in the coming year? 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. This means that a solid content marketing strategy will do wonders for your brand messaging.

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Forecasting 10 hot marketing fads for 2020

PR Daily

Unfortunately, we don’t have a magic marketing mirror that reveals the fairest fads and forecasts in all the land, but Core dna sheds light on which tactics are primed to rule in 2020. Core dna predicts that half of all web searches will be conducted by voice next year.

Monday Roundup: Branding Inspired by Oscar

Waxing UnLyrical

have honored those films and actors that stand out from the crowd, creating a brand that exudes excellence. So, taking a (gold) leaf out of Oscar’s book, this week’s roundup features seven posts that examine how smart branding strategies can position your company (or you) as unique in a sea of competitors. This 7-Step Guide Will Help You Create An Authentic Personal Brand. Why: “Whether you like it or not, you have a personal brand.”

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10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

You are drowning in emails, ads and brand messages – and so are your prospects and clients. The best way to stand out from the noisy crowd is by employing a few tricks of the content marketing trade. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

— JAXA Web (@JAXA_en) September 5, 2016. Check out these jobs from a few of the top phone manufacturers: Apple seeks a marketing producer in Cupertino, California. Samsung is searching for a digital marketing manager in Dubai. Marketing and communications specialist—NC State University (North Carolina). Senior director, Canada marketing—Canada Goose (Canada). Account director, consumer public relations—Ogilvy (New York).

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The Importance of Executive Brand Situational Awareness


From the vantage point of the C-Suite, we tend to assess our brand’s success based on financials. But there’s one aspect of your business that I’d encourage you to pay more attention to — brand situational awareness. Why Leaders & Execs Need to Know How Their Brand is Perceived. Usually, brand perception falls under the realm of your marketing team, but it’s important for you and other leaders to be tapped into how consumers view your business.

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Frank Strong on Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? This is because social media is a channel and just one of many in the marketing mix. So, what businesses need the most is marketing strategy and the fundamentals – audience identification, positioning, messaging, distribution and feedback or measurement – haven’t changed even as tactics have evolved. Too many brands still operate in output-only mode and then wonder why no one has noticed.

Starbucks allows pro-BLM attire, OKCupid’s profile buttons to support race relations and LGBTQ inclusion, and Band-Aid brand offers new skin tones

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid brand announced it’s launching bandages in a range of five shades to better suit diverse skin tones. A post shared by BAND-AID® Brand Bandages (@bandaidbrand) on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:00am PDT. Communicators can avoid backlash by consistently engaging with and listening to both employees and consumers, along with being flexible with policies and procedures.

Guest Post: How to Sell #Content #Marketing to Your Bosses

PR Expanded

Content marketing as a discipline is still relatively new, and it’s evolving into whatever we professional communicators and marketers say it is. How do you most effectively package your company’s unique value propositions and expertise, and deliver it to the market? But I’ve seen first-hand how content marketing can make a significant impact, especially to B2B organizations. So show them how content feeds the sales and marketing machine.

How technology buzzwords are drowning your brand

PR Daily

Understandably so, as it’s among the fastest growing sectors worldwide and it’s creating real change in the way consumers and businesses access financial services.

Cisco, Maxwell PR, Alibaba Group lead the way among Digital Marketing Awards winners

PR Daily

Dozens of outstanding companies and agencies earn accolades as the best of the best in online audience engagement, consumer awareness and a host of other specialized categories in PR Daily’s recent awards program. Digital marketing comes in many shapes and sizes, as evidenced by the array of victorious campaigns in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. Clearly, even pre-coronavirus, health concerns were top of mind for marketers and consumers alike.

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Fix (or Establish) Your Brand Reputation

Shift Communications

Brand reputations can make or break a company; a few bad reviews or questionable comments on social media could turn away customers instantly. Of the many things that play into a brand’s reputation, there are a few that you have control over: customer service, your online presence, and corporate social responsibility. People trust online reviews and peer recommendations more than advertising and brand content. Clean up your web presence. Marketing Coordinator.

9 Highly Recommended Marketing Podcasts that Stand Up over Time

Sword and the Script

While that’s not nearly as large as other segments of marketing spend (TV advertising is ~$70 billion ), podcasts continue to grow, slowly but steadily. Podcasts, indeed audio, may represent the last slice of (mostly) undivided attention available in marketing. 3) Marketing Smarts .

Snapchat rolls out a slew of changes to entice marketers

PR Daily

Now the platform is working with other apps, adding video games and augmented reality features and a new ad network to convince investors and consumers alike the brand has staying power. The mobile games market was expected to hit $63.2 billion in 2018, according to research from gaming, esports and mobile market analytics firm Newzoo. Snap’s market cap had risen by about $600 million Friday to about $15.5 Some marketers think the changes offer promise.

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Strong Media Brands: the answer to Native Advertising Concerns

Flack's Revenge

So is native advertising (sometimes called brand journalism or, more generally, content marketing) a curse or cure all? Or does it confuse consumers and prevent them from getting unbiased news ? It is a good read about unintended consequences, and how the banner came to not only dominate online ads but also set the stage for other unfortunate web things. The upside of this content-rich era is that most of us are sophisticated and discerning news consumers.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ]. It summarizes the role: This position supports the Integrated Marketing Communications team in the creation and deployment of quality digital content for the Breakthru Beverage Group digital outlets (Ecommerce, email marketing, web banners, and social media). Director of marketing and public relations—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Florida).

Ideas for marketing telehealth in the COVID-19 crisis

PR Daily

As health care providers try to serve audiences from a distance, here are some key ways to help skeptical consumers see the benefits of telemedicine. Yet, until now, consumer demand has lagged. Currently, health systems and direct-to-consumer telemedicine apps are reporting huge spikes in use of these services, as both consumers and providers are embracing their utility. Message to the values that consumers are seeking the most.

5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement


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. Moment marketing,” which creates a real-time connection between offline and online media, is gaining momentum. A recent report by TVTY found that 67 percent of brands are planning to spend more on digital campaigns triggered by offline events. Then include this handle in your offline marketing materials.

Is Your Brand Ready to Use Gamified Ads?

Critical Mention

We have become jaded in an oversaturated market, with good reason. So, what does this mean for your brand? Marketers are now in a tricky situation. But gamified ads offer a new path, giving consumers the ability to be involved in the ad experience rather than a spectator. . The ad needs to be engaging enough to catch their attention and once they start interacting with the ad, you need to keep them hooked in the process so they learn about your brand through the game.

30 Pragmatic Marketing and PR Predictions for 2020

Sword and the Script

As I’ve done in recent years, I’ve asked a whole bunch of smart people for their marketing predictions or PR predictions for the next year. And now on with the marketing and PR predictions for 2020. 1) Marketing embraces sustainability. 5) Marketers will slow down.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Here are four reasons PR and marketing pros go gaga over their careers: There’s a fast-paced, versatile schedule. Marketers must be nimble and continually adapt to changes in the industry. In the words of Ragan Communications’ senior marketing manager Carlin Twedt, “Marketing is what English majors go into when they want to make money.” In marketing and PR, you get to fulfill your affinity for writing and rev your creative juices every day.

How to Use Data to Tell Stories and Attribute PR Value


Most companies would agree that consumer trust is a valuable commodity — one that can’t be bought or sold. Because the more people that trust your brand, the more often they will choose you over competitors. So how can brands build trust? According to Nielsen’s Global Trust in Advertising study , consumers trust earned media and recommendations from friends and family more than any other source. Marketing Data.

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