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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. How invested is your organization in social media strategy?

5 essential strategies to beef up your social media presence

PR Daily

How can your organization use social media to attract customers and develop a strong brand position? Top brands on Instagram have been found to experience per-follower engagement levels of around 4.21%. There’s an art to posting on social media.

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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. Consider these: Focus your social media efforts. Instead of launching a branded presence on every social media platform, focus on the few where your audience resides.

Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Social Media Audience

B2B PR Sense

With billions of active users, social media has incredible power to fuel your personal branding strategy. But a lot of that power depends on the size of your social media audience. You may have begun a social media and branding strategy.

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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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.

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?

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

Do you know what your audience wants on social media? To understand what they were dealing with and how they could make the most of these social media assets, the team decided to do an in-depth audit of all Transamerica online channels. “We

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.

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.

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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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.

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Instagram drops IGTV button, public speaking tips from MLK, and how consumers get news from social media

PR Daily

Also: Sainsbury’s wins Twitter with Beyoncé tweet, Walmart and others get kudos on sustainability, brands cash in on big NFL game day, and more. Social listening and well-crafted humor can help make a splash on social media and make your organization a part of the bigger cultural conversation.

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

PR Daily

Social platforms are making plays for more advertiser dollars, but should brand managers jump on the opportunity? Creators were told to focus mainly on “snackable” pieces that could be consumed quickly. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form 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 social media tactics to expand and engage your audience

PR Daily

User-generated content, influencer marketing and online polls can attract new followers and keep your brand faithful coming back for more. Social media can help you enhance your organization’s messaging reach and interactions with target audiences. Marketing Social Media

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

PR Daily

Online platforms have upended the media landscape and changed how PR pros perform their jobs. billion people active users around the world, almost half of the global population is using social media. Social media has impacted nearly every industry, but has had a profound influence on the media and public relations professions. On average, consumers spend nearly 2.5 hours on social sites every day. PR Social Media

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. Set the right metrics to evaluate if your influencer strategy is working, too.

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. Brand managers must actively cultivate private groups to get their messages in front of key stakeholders.

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3 roles every social media team must have

PR Daily

What are the essential members of any social media campaign? What are the unique abilities social media teams should have? Now that social networks have become a mainstream form of communication, 78 percent of companies now say they have dedicated social media staff.

Frank Strong on Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

I have been writing about issues challenging social media and digital communications, and speaking with thought leaders on the topic. In this installment, I interview Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword & Script Media, LLC. What comes after social media?

How personal stories from employees resonate on social media

PR Daily

Some of the best brand advocates you will ever find are already working for your organization. Building a strong customer brand has never been more important, but still requires a lot of work. This will result in building greater trust, which is the key component of brand success.

3 ways MSNBC optimizes social media to handle crises

PR Daily

Social media platforms are behind much of the ramped-up speed. However, not all crisis response strategies are created equal. Build an effective (and social-friendly) strategy. Integrate social media efforts into crisis communications.

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. Think like a consumer.

Why you should reduce your reliance on social media

PR Daily

As organic reach dwindles and social media companies shift their algorithms, some communicators are looking for alternatives to publish their content. If your content strategy revolves around a social media channel or channels, you’re at the mercy of the next algorithm change.

How Fashion Tech Brands Can Win On Social Media

5W PR

Social media has become a very good way in which brands can connect with consumers. It’s an unavoidable and mandatory medium for brands to keep their audience engaged. It’s important to not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to social media.

8 time-saving social media marketing tools

PR Daily

Social media use, interaction and strategy have changed dramatically in recent years. Social marketing tools, technology and tactics have become an essential part of excelling on digital platforms—and a key component of business communication success.

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. and this will give brands access to many fresh approaches to achieve their goals. Social stories. Social messaging.

5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement

Cision

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. billion are active on social media. There’s still a lot of audience to be tapped into outside the social media world.

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. Social media is a customer care channel.

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 ‘Good Morning America’ nails social media storytelling

PR Daily

Terry Hurlbutt, the show’s vice president and general manager of digital, has grown its target audience by 70 percent in less than a year through a digital expansion that delivers news and lifestyle stories across social media platforms.

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. Who are your favorites to follow on social media, PR Daily readers?

Dr. Dell’s test for your social media health

PR Daily

Do staffers use your social media management system to share? Customers aren’t going to follow your company’s social media accounts just because they have warm feelings about your brand. Most social media content is now viewed on smartphones.

4 Ways to Win Over Skeptical Consumers

Cision

Now, just 40 percent of Americans trust the mainstream media, and only 6 percent express “a lot of confidence in the media.”. The numbers on brand advertising are dismal as well, as less than a quarter of people have faith in what companies have to say.

How to tailor your videos for different social media platforms

PR Daily

Before investing in expensive equipment, make sure your video strategy is aligned with the platform you intend to use. Video is far more than just the latest social media buzz or digital trend. This fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by brand managers.

5 Reasons to Network Across all Social Media Sites

Critical Mention

Social media platforms may have been created for friendly networking, but since then, they’ve evolved into tech hubs where anybody can network with anyone else. So, it’s important for all organizations to acknowledge and react to the impact social media has on consumers.

Boosting Engagement on Social Media

5W PR

The uphill climb that is obtaining genuine engagement on social media can quickly become tiresome for even the most seasoned marketing professionals. As social media platforms continuously make reaching customers organically more and more difficult, marketers must think on their feet a bit in order to stay ahead of the curve. There are some tips and tricks to bear in mind when creating content and working it into the social media schedule.

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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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.