Should Brands Take A Stand?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The common public relations wisdom about brands and politics is that they don’t mix. The bigger the brand, the more risk-averse the marketing team tends to be, with good reason. But nowadays there’s pressure for brands to take a stand. Bean brand.

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How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. Think of your brand as a person.

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Conservative coffee? That’s Black Rifle’s brand

Ron Torossian

But, in recent years, one big international brand has built a reputation for being incessantly and fundamentally political. That’s Black Rifle’s brand appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR Business BRANDING MARKETING Strategy

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5 Tips to Nurture Your Brand Fanatics

Cision

Customers who are quick to tell all their friends and social networks how much they adore your brand. I call these brand fanatics. Now, these people may be willing to spread the word about your brand for you, but in my experience, a little nurturing of that relationship never hurts.

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Give Your Food and Beverage Brand a Face People Can Trust with Influencer Marketing

Cision

When it comes to influencer marketing, food and beverage brands are beginning to step away from big stars in favor of a different track. Including them in marketing leads to higher engagement in ads, regardless of whether the content is sponsored.

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How to Create a Keyword Library for Your Brand

Cision

Using keywords that will help the right people find your website is essential for every facet of your marketing strategy from search engine optimization to social media to blogging to PR. At Cision, our marketing team is all about working smarter.

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4 Employer Brands that Get Social Media Marketing

Communications Conversations

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about why so many Employer Brands continue to struggle with social media. As I researched these Employer Brands, I noticed a number of brands (big brands, mind you) making some fairly common missteps when it came to how they used social media.

Why Transparency Is the Key to Building Brand Loyalty

Cision

Transparency is key when it comes to successful marketing. A 2016 study from Label Insight reveals that nearly 40 percent of consumers will switch to a brand that is more transparent, and 56 percent of people say additional product information inspires more trust in a brand.

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Influencer Marketing For B2B Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can influencer marketing work for B2B brands? PR programs that include influencer campaigns are often linked to emerging YouTubers or glitzy Kardashian-type personalities, but influencer marketing works in B2B public relations , too.

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3 Listening Lessons for Marketers

Cision

Your phone, its apps and your favorite brands are listening to you right now, whether you know it or not. Brands have thousands of touchpoints with audiences and George Sadler, Customer Marketing Insights Leaders at Adobe, has leverage points into many of them. “The

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Influencer Marketing: Amplify your Brand and Drive Targeted Traffic

5W PR

When you’re looking at ways to market your business, one term you may have heard at one point or another is influencer marketing. If you don’t know what influencer marketing is , you could be missing out on a powerful way to reach far more of your target audience.

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How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

Cision

Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Click here to create outside-the-box content marketing!

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6 Ways To Use PR To Build Brand Marketing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some say the goal of a great PR program should be to build brand reputation, while sales and marketing actually drive sales. The reality is that the lines between PR and marketing are getting blurrier all the time. Generating credibility for the brand message.

What Makes A Brand Story Authentic?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that for a brand to connect with customers, it should strive for authenticity. But what about brands that don’t have a compelling story, or who have strayed from their roots due to their very success? Revisit the brand’s roots.

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How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists

Cision

While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. You already know these brand evangelists love your product.

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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

The Five “Rs” of PR: How PR Can Boost Brand Marketing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Although they’re sometimes confused, public relations and marketing are very distinct. Marketing builds brands by communicating directly to the customer, while PR drives reputation through third-party endorsement, among other techniques.

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

Cision

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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How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos

Flack's Revenge

I first learned of Stone Temple and their great work in SEO and digital marketing through an acquaintance, and interviewed CEO Eric Enge for a post on Maximize Social Business awhile back. On the face of it, the idea of using video for B2B marketing in 2017 might not seem that groundbreaking.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Brand Journalism

Cision

Consumers have started to tune out brand messages. But don’t fret, there’s a way to break through, gain back their attention and make your brand be heard: brand journalism. Let’s start with the basics: brand journalism is not journalism.

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.

Personal Branding: Always Be Prepared for Your Next Job Opportunity

Cision

Instead of polishing up your resume and social skills only after you’ve decided to look for a new job, experts advise that you pay attention to your personal brand year-round. A personal brand is like any other brand. Best Practices Featured brand journalism personal brand

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Livestreaming, Pokemon Go & Branded Content: Marketing Trends to Stay on Top of

Cision

As frequently as marketing changes, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible. Here are three marketing trends you need to be aware of as we head into the final quarter of the year. Branded Content Creators Note Important Facebook Changes.

5 Brand Elements to Evaluate When Refreshing Your Corporate Image

Cision

Refreshing your corporate image is sometimes necessary to inject fresh energy into your brand, as well as get people to see it with renewed interest. How you plan to communicate the brand refresh. 1.    Conduct Extensive Brand Research. Featured Best Practices branding

4 Pitfalls of Brand Journalism to Avoid

AirPR

Not only have we spent thousands of hours building a product that can give it definitive value and metrics, but we’ve also dedicated endless amounts of energy developing, executing and #shamelesslyplugging our own blog, brand channel, whatever-you-wanna-call-it-where-no-one-tells-us-what-to-do.

5 Brilliant Ways to Build Your Brand at a Conference

Polaris

Increasingly, marketing-savvy conference goers are showing up at events armed with plans to create awareness and build their brands. Here are 5 brilliant ideas from Content Marketing World held in Cleveland last September. content marketing. Content Marketing

The Case for Customer Service Marketing: Social Media Marketing World Recap

Cision

If you’re in marketing, you know the sales funnel well and you take pride in loading it with the leads your sales team needs to be successful. (If When I arrived at Social Media Marketing World (SMMW) last Wednesday, I was excited to learn how to generate more leads via social media.

Why Brands Must Personalize the PR Experience

Cision

At Forrester’s Customer Marketing conference held last week in New York, speakers ranging from Casey Carey, director of marketing at Google Analytics to Stephen Kennedy, director of loyalty marketing at Dominos discussed how personalization is helping brands succeed.

An Ode to the Authentic Brand

AirPR

Sometimes it sits within its own communications department, other times it’s a part of digital marketing (smart!), and rarely it falls under a brand strategy function — the last of which is most surprising since PR plays such an important role in brand perception and positioning.

Six Signs Your Brand Needs a Digital Audit

Ron Torossian

The post Six Signs Your Brand Needs a Digital Audit appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Brand PR MARKETING Pubilc Relations Ronn TorossianThe definition of a system audit is an investigation into how effectively a business operates in the digital world.

The new marketing tool: Personal Branding

Public Relations Sydney

In today’s competitive environment, personal branding is critical if you want to be seen as a leader in your field. Your opportunities expand when you have a strong personal brand and it helps to carve out your niche as a thought leader and expert.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Diving Into Brand Journalism

Cision

Do the marketing tools and tactics you use actually keep your brand top of mind? It may be time to say out with the old (traditional TV advertising) and in with the new (brand journalism). Readers who turn to brand newsrooms want to be in the know before their competitors.

Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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Infographic: Journalists Want Brands to Provide Multimedia-Rich Content

Cision

This presents a huge opportunity for brands to tell newsworthy stories in a variety of formats; by doing so, they can use content as a tool for building brand credibility and thought leadership, educating and entertaining their audiences and driving the business forward with a carefully considered earned media strategy. Mobile compatibility, video and image-based content, influencer marketing and social media as a journalistic resource were all cited as rising trends.

Big Brands: Content Marketing isn’t a Campaign, It’s a Culture

Sword and the Script

Content marketing is the new branding. Content marketing *is* PR. Content marketing is the new buyer’s journey. But for the vast majority of marketers, especially in large organizations, content marketing is still a new concept, it’s still seeping into the culture.

The misunderstood case of “brand voice” in social media

Communications Conversations

When you think of companies that have nurtured a great “brand voice” on social media, which organizations come to mind? All these brands that people were lauding as having great “brand voices”–they were all snarky, hip, young, energetic voices.

5 ways to market your personal brand

PR Daily

You—not your company, not your company’s product or service, YOU—are a brand. And though you‘re employed, you never know when that will change, so it’s vital to make certain your personal brand is as good as it can be.

Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates: These Programs Aren’t Easy!

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Let The Plethora of Blog Posts Fool You It’s easy to tout the benefits of brand advocate programs – of which there are many – but there isn’t enough discussion around just how difficult it is to create and sustain one. What is the difference between a brand ambassadors, brand advocates and just an online community? Even Wikipedia incorrectly redirects a search for “brand advocate” to the “brand ambassador” page.

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Top 10 Marketing & Communications Posts of 2017

Cision

2017 was quite a year for marketing and PR professionals. Earned media has become increasingly important with 89 percent of marketing/communications professionals saying they use it to support the demand generation goal of driving brand awareness. The growth of influencer marketing was explosive with the number of platforms and agencies in the space increasing by 220 percent in the last two years. How Earned Media is Changing Your Marketing Strategy.

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Top 50 PR, Marketing & Social Media Podcasters to Follow

Cision

But why is podcasting important to PR and marketing professionals? Welcome to The #AskGaryVee show, where I answer your questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship. Tools, tips and tactics on everything marketing and social media related. Marketing Over Coffee.