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How you should adapt your social media strategy during COVID-19

PR Daily

With audiences looking for authoritative information and updates, brand managers sould invest in digital media—but stay prepared to change with the latest new trend. Along with everything else in the world, COVID-19 has unquestionably upended social media.

7 relatable and hilarious ‘Onion’ headlines about social media

PR Daily

The satirical publication holds no punches when making fun of news, experiences and trending topics, including digital PR and marketing efforts. Communicators must work even harder to stand out and protect their organizations’ brand images from rumors floating around social media platforms.

Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips

ReimaginePR

They say the only thing constant is change, and that’s certainly true in the world of content marketing. Every month, or so it seems, there’s a new must-do-or-you’re-toast trend in content marketing. So, how do you keep up, or better yet keep ahead, with your content marketing strategy? Here’s the one thing you must do to future proof your content marketing strategy: Click To Tweet. Offer Long-form Content.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business. This is a clear indication of the growth in popularity of visual content. However, only 38 percent of companies say they have a defined social media strategy.

How to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become a mainstay in many businesses. The same can be said of content marketing. Many businesses are noticing issues -- but these issues are easily fixed by examining your strategy and finding ways to improve it. With that in mind, let's examine content marketing as a whole and see what common mistakes people make and how to address them. This reflects the state of content marketing for B2B in general.

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How to Use Content Marketing for PR and Social Media Success

B2B PR Sense

The value of content marketing for PR and social media has become a slam dunk when it comes to digital marketing. And if we had any doubts, a new study from Brunswick shows that investors and analysts are making decisions based on the digital content of executives and companies. These statistics prove a direct link between your content and communications and how willing people are to invest in your brand -- aka, your bottom line.

5 emerging, surging social media trends for 2020

PR Daily

Scrap your content calendar, prioritize listening, and put self-promotion on hold. the way we work and use social media. Five crucial social media trends are highlighted below. Adapting the content calendar process. 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.

33 Statistics Summarizing the Year in Public Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO

Sword and the Script

It’s good to know where and how other marketers are finding success. We are after all forever students of marketing. In the continuing effort to put a bow on content this year, I went back through each of 80 posts published this year pulling out interesting statistics and linking back to the original piece. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics. PR and media relations statistics. Social media marketing statistics.

PR and Social Media: How to Adapt Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Fifteen years ago, if you had told me that PR and social media were going to work together and that we would use social media for PR, I may have chuckled. After all, social media was initially created to connect family and friends, not brands. Social media has blossomed into an exciting, vibrant tool that can be used across many industries. PR for Social Media: An Exciting Opportunity. hours per day on social networks.

PR, Social Media and the Imperative of Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

For a time, social media worked organically. Long thinkers pushed paid social as a “rent-to-own” strategy. You can’t tell – even digitally savvy marketers can’t tell – the difference between “content” and “ads” anymore. Earned media is going to get harder. Why would any publication accept a story pitch, aside from respecting its readership, if they know another brand will pay for the same space?

9 steps for optimal content marketing

PR Daily

Setting goals, strategizing and conducting research are crucial underpinnings of creating and curating content that will engage your target audiences. Creating snappy content and posting it consistently are only two aspects of a broader content marketing process.

Why content marketers must be active on social media

PR Daily

At one time or another, most of us have struggled with social media. Whether you’re stuck figuring out what to say, how to say it or where to post it, the ins and outs of social media can be overwhelming, expensive and time-consuming. Why build your social media presence?

9 keys to measuring content marketing success

PR Daily

If you want your marketing campaigns to work, you’d better be ready to work. Brainstorming, content creation, publishing and distribution all take forethought and planning. For example, here’s a helpful snapshot for social media marketing.). Social media sentiment.

Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. Simply content without a strategy it isn't a solid part of B2B marketing strategies. According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing costs 62% less than oubound marketing and generates #X as many leads.". Social posting?

How to Do B2B Content Marketing That Doesn't Suck

B2B PR Sense

" B2B content marketing is so easy, anyone can do it." It takes a lot more than basic writing skills to create successful B2B content. The fact is that not everyone who can write can necessarily create content. Because content marketing is much more than writing. Content marketing, when done right, helps in many other areas of your business. How Content Marketing Supports B2B PR and Thought Leadership. B2B Content Marketing

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Good Social Media Strategies to Improve SEO

Critical Mention

You may have heard the controversy among media professionals about whether or not social media affects search engine optimization. While mentions and engagement do not directly impact SEO, what’s within the content can. . More specifically, encouraging link shares should be the ultimate social media strategy that organizations use to boost SEO. Optimize Your Social Media Pages. Craft Creative Social Posts.

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10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business?

How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

B2B PR Sense

But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic? And how can you not just "get by" but excel with your content marketing strategy during this time? Why Your Content Marketing Shouldn't Grind to a Halt. Content is still in high demand. How to Stand Out with Content Marketing During a Pandemic.

One Prediction Each for PR, Content Marketing and Social Media  

Sword and the Script

Some see them as fun and a break from the usual content routine. Here are my predictions for PR , content marketing and social media ; one each. In 2017, PR professionals will be increasingly viewed as strategic business advisors championing integrated communications across the silos of digital marketing, PR and social media. Recommended Reading: Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other.

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.

Our 8 step-approach to nailing your content marketing strategy

Prohibition

In today’s ever-crowding market, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to stand out: with 3.5billion Google searches happening each and every day, and only 5% of all branded content getting the lion’s share of consumer engagement, marketers need to consider tactics with longevity, and this is where a kick-ass content marketing strategy comes into play. The ultimate content marketing goal. social media).

What Goes in a Content Marketing Plan

ReimaginePR

Every day, I see brands diverting money and time into content, and then just throwing it out into the wind with a wish and a prayer. Diverting valuable assets into “content marketing” without any real idea of how it works or what it will accomplish. Delusional brands, on the other hand, are rarely rewarded for diverting assets with no plan beyond blind faith. Sadly, as content marketers we don’t have ghostly voices telling us what to do.

How to Create a Content Marketing Plan

Critical Mention

Did you know that over 60% of businesses don’t have a documented content marketing strategy according to CMI and MarketingProfs? Without a plan, you risk all of your content efforts going to waste. We have 10 steps on how to create your next content marketing plan: What exactly is content marketing? Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned pro, we have 10 steps to create a successful content marketing plan: 1.

3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

The Proactive Report

The Need for a Documented Content Strategy. Only 37 percent of US companies have a documented content strategy. Isn’t it enough to discuss goals and have an unwritten strategy? Not according to the 65 percent of brands who say that their success with content marketing is a direct result of a documented strategy. A complete content marketing strategy starts with research, not setting goals.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

When used thoughtfully, influencer marketing campaigns can help PR efforts flourish. 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. Along with research and pitching, PR pros can also take advantage of influencer marketing to boost their communications efforts. Craft the right content and measure for your goals.

3 ways brands can support consumers’ mental well-being

PR Daily

While true that mental health is an ongoing struggle and not a one-size-fits all-solution, marketers have an opportunity to provide offerings to support those in need during this time. It doesn’t matter what type of product you are; every brand is now, or needs to be, a service offering.

Marketing opportunity: Be the resource content marketers rely on

PR Daily

Share your expertise, ideas and products at the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. Make magic happen as a sponsor at Ragan’s Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland , Sept. Communicators from an array of industries will attend, seeking new strategies for telling their brands’ stories to today’s increasingly distracted and time-pinched audiences.

Professional Sports Without Fans Will Increase Social Media Usage

Critical Mention

Instead of being able to talk to other fans at bars, tailgates or games, more fans will shift to social media to communicate with fans, teams and brands. Social media is a great place for fans to form groups to share sports articles, discuss games and talk about athletes. Even before the pandemic, fans used social media as a way to communicate with other fans and as an outlet to exchange competitive banter.

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.

8 Powerful Ways to Energize Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Is your B2B content marketing strategy successful? Or do you at times feel like your strategy needs a facelift? According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 So what sets these two groups apart, and how can you boost your content strategy to generate that kind of success? The answer may lie in your B2B blog content. How to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy For Success.

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The Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Onclusive

The TOP PR and Content Marketing Conferences 2018. If you’re in search of PR and content marketing conferences to attend in 2018, AirPR has pulled together a definitive list of the best and the brightest. Take a look, and hopefully we’ll see you at one of these PR or marketing conferences in 2018. Intelligent Content Conference (ICC). Content Marketing Conference. Content Marketing World.

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. Social Media Improves Customer Service. PR pros and marketers should take advantage of their organization’s social media interactions.

What to expect from your content marketing campaign

PR Daily

Content creation is a long game, requires heavy investment and dedication, and might not provide immediate results. When it comes to content marketing, patience is a must-have. If you’re embarking on a content marketing strategy and expecting to see a ton of leads flood your site after you publish your very first blog post, then your expectations are way out of whack. Content marketing is a long-term strategy. Content Marketin

3 Ways Patient Advocates Can Boost Your Healthcare Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

Let’s look at the three biggest ways that patient advocacy can transform healthcare content. It ensures that healthcare content is rooted in specifics that marketing teams may not be able to come up with on their own.

Content Marketing is the New Conference and Trade Show During Quarantine [UML]

Sword and the Script

There are several strategies for this including: You can help people – content has utility value. You can captivate people – content has entertainment value. Obviously, we cannot congregate today, and marketing and PR are scrambling to defend or reallocate their budgets.

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. 1 morning show to make your own storytelling efforts come alive online—and then learn more from Hurlbutt at our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications Conference at Disney World, on March 6-8.

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.

Why your whole organization must get involved in content marketing

PR Daily

Without executive buy-in and the right subject matter experts providing valuable insights, your content will struggle to attract a crowd. All too often, clients struggle to initiate and maintain an ongoing content marketing program. Rather, they doubt how they will find the time to implement what is likely a time-consuming strategy. The entire organization needs to buy into the vision and strategy of a content program and play a key role in its success.

Why PR pros should be part of your SEO and social media teams

PR Daily

The PR communicator is uniquely skilled in creating the content and strategy businesses need in the digital media ecosystem. Digital marketing is a puzzle that brands continue trying to solve. Under that umbrella, they know they need to have a strong search marketing game—and of course, there’s social media marketing that always needs tending. They’re sinking more money into paid search and social media isn’t always the answer.

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How to Tailor a Content Marketing Strategy By Company Size

Contently - Strategy

” Too many content marketing teams try to half-ass a bunch of things—blog posts, whitepapers, video, social media, SEO—in the pursuit of a cohesive content program. Level 1: A small, committed content team. Primary goal(s): Brand awareness.