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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.

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. However, only 38 percent of companies say they have a defined social media strategy. Meritus Media Inc., Map the brand’s social graph.

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Why measuring social media ROI still stumps PR pros

PR Daily

Is the native analytics within social media platforms really telling you all you need to know? Here’s how to measure the true affect of your efforts. Despite the rise in available data and an overwhelming number of third-party tools, measuring the bottom-line impact of social media efforts continues to be a major challenge for communications professionals. The issue is multi-faceted and occurs due to breakdowns at both ends of your social media strategy.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. 2017 UPDATE: According to the 2017 Content Planning Challenges, Trends and Opportunities from DivvyHQ, 64$ of top marketers polled said that “developing a comprehensive content strategy” is their top challenge , followed by keeping content creation on track with the strategy, staying organized, coming up with ideas and gathering team members for planing sessions. Meritus Media Inc.,

How to reimagine your measurement toolkit for the ‘next normal’

PR Daily

In order to prove your value as a communicator in the future, your measurement will have to be more sophisticated and take advantage of these emerging tools. Sadly, none of those wonderful benefits are measured by what most people use for metrics these days.

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.

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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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.

How Edmunds measures the quality of earned media

PR Daily

A look at how the consumer car shopping website quantifies media coverage. The strategy paid off. Those are impressive results, but how does Edmunds track its earned media coverage? James-Armand explains the goal, strategy and how it measures success below.

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.

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

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 We had viewed from an ‘Are they on brand?’

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. 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. Starbucks joins Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon and more in halting social media ads.

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.

5 Brands Share What’s Working in Social Media Marketing

Cision

When my friends at Cision suggested we publish a second Social Business Journal , we considered several topics. We arrived at a topic that appeals to every marketer active in social media. In Social Business Journal Volume 4, we showcase five unique brands from diverse industries and customer segments, showcasing how they are succeeding with social media marketing. Following is a summary of the common themes across their social business journey.

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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Don’t make these marketing blunders on social media

PR Daily

Among the mistakes: Publishing too often (or not often enough), being too promotional and measuring the wrong metrics. 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.

10 most effective social media tools for PR pros

PR Daily

Social media has brought new opportunities for communicators—and heaped new responsibilities on their already full plates. With social media management tools, you can use automation to share your content and the content of others on your social media channels. In order to automate your social media sharing , you should plan your social media posts using a calendar or schedule for your organization. Sprout Social.

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. Unfortunately, many PR and marketing professionals don’t harness the full power of social media to increase audience engagement. Are you using this strategy to its full potential? Marketing Social Media

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. Most marketing or social media teams have roles such as content creator, designer, ad specialist and customer service representative. Social media data specialist.

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. Frank Strong, Founder & President, Sword & Script Media. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? Have you been recommending a change in strategy regarding social media?

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. Another study by Statista found that as many as 43 percent of Canadians relied on traditional media to research Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November 2015. While social media is increasingly gaining prominence, it shouldn’t be treated as isolated from the “offline” world; this is is because out of the 7.4

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.

Social Media Mistakes

The Proactive Report

The 2015 PRESSfeed/SNCR Media Trends report shows that almost 100% of companies – large and small – are using some form of social media marketing. LACK OF STRATEGY. Probably the biggest, and most costly, mistake is to just jump in and start posting content on social sites without a plan. And if you don’t have a goal in mind, you’ll never be able to measure ROI. Social media is the perfect place to find like-minded people.

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.

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

PR Daily

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy. Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more than just signing up for a Facebook account and posting the occasional meme. Succeeding online requires a comprehensive strategy, dedication and plenty of patience. What’s the point of your social marketing outreach? On which social networks will you find them?

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.

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.

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. To identify relevant topics, invest in social listening. .

How to Measure Your Brand’s Success on Instagram

Cision

With social media analytics , you’ll quickly discover what needs improvement. Refer back to your visual social media marketing strategy to ensure you meet your goal benchmarks. Whether you choose a new-fangled tool or go the old-fashioned spreadsheet route, include these four sets of data in your measurement approach: 1. While you’ll want to keep an eye on your total number of followers, that’s only one piece of the measurement puzzle.

4 ways to add magic to your social media strategy

PR Daily

Mastering social media can feel like following Alice through Wonderland. Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Disney World. , Here are a few ways you can turn your under-valued social media plan into a Cinderella-at-the-ball: 1. Use social listening to respond to audiences in real time and identify trending topics. Build excitement about your brand by live-streaming events.

What’s the difference between social media reach, reactions, and clicks?

Axia PR

Measuring your social media pages based on reach, reactions, and clicks is a must when evaluating your ROI. Building a company social media page isn’t something you do for fun; it’s to connect with your customers. social Social media

15 questions to ask when hiring a social media partner

PR Daily

How do you know what to look for in a social media management firm? Here’s what you should ask any agency you consider hiring to manage your social channels. Nearly a third of the world uses social media regularly, and 92 percent of marketers claim it’s important to their business. However, many organizations are too busy to focus on bringing social media marketing into the fold; instead they outsource their social media management to outside firms.

Cirque du Soleil cuts 3,000 jobs in bankruptcy filing, Target and Chobani join social media ad boycott, and Amazon offers $500M in employee bonuses

PR Daily

RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ]. MEASURED THOUGHTS. The World Federation of Advertisers recently surveyed senior executives at “58 companies that collectively [spend] $92 billion on global advertising,” and revealed 31% are already or will probably stop social media ads as part of the #StopHateForProfit boycott—or alongside of it. "In

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. Measure everything.

Getting more specific with your PR measurement

PR Daily

Others say you should measure impressions and unique visitors—but some argue that those metrics are just a starting point. If the Barcelona Principles say we should be measuring outputs and outcomes instead of inputs, what are those outputs? Chad Latz, chief innovation officer and global president of digital for Burson Cohn & Wolfe, says the new tools available for measuring campaigns change everything. So, what should you measure?

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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Report: Rival IQ's social media industry benchmarks

Stephen Waddington

A guest post by Seth Bridges, the founder and Head of Product and Marketing at Rival IQ , a social media analytics software company in Seattle, Washington. By Seth Bridges Earlier this year, my team at Rival IQ published our annual Social Media Industry Benchmark Report , an in-depth look at the performance of owned social media from 1,800 brands across 12 industries from around the world. social media

Is Confusion Holding You Back From Social Media?

Rock the Status Quo

TEN YEARS of social media growth, experimentation and learning. Yet a significant number of businesses still aren’t investing energy in learning best practices and discovering how social can help them grow their business. Or if they are, it’s transparent promotion that only serves to demonstrate their complete lack of understanding of how social media actually works. Will it hurt our brand if we do it wrong? Social Media

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. 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? This is what social media did to the traditional gatekeeper. Then it didn’t.

Approaching Teaching Social Media In the New Academic Year

Karen Freberg

With professors who are teaching social media, this can be a daunting and intimidating task in many ways. Teaching social media, as I have written about many times, is a constant prep. I know when I started teaching social media several years ago, this was not the case.