5 Types of Tools For Freelance PR Pros

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: With the prevalence of social media, brand journalism and digital marketing campaigns, more and more PR pros are cutting the cord on the typical office gig

8 Keys to Reaching Gen Z on Social Media

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Publishers and brand managers are already trying to pinpoint what catches the attention of a generation that’s yet to come of age

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Social Media Lead Generation

Ronn Torossian

In 2012, when marketing research company Marketing Sherpa released its study of just how important social media is to marketing, 72% of marketers reported they had already recognized its value and were employing it to generate leads.

5 Alcohol Brands with Great Social Media

Ronn Torossian

It’s not an easy job to do social media and booze brands – Finding that blend may be almost as difficult of finding the right blend to create a momentous alcohol. Here are five brands that seem to have found the right mix: Crown Royal. Brand PR Social Media

3 ‘boring’ brands that have made a social media splash

PR Daily

What if my brand is just too boring ?”. Someone will point out that the highlighted case studies and creative social media ploys are all well and good for the Red Bulls and Nikes of the world. I say no category is too boring for social media.

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.

Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. And it’s not just about Facebook or even social media. Are the waters safe for social media marketing? Should brands hedge their bets?

How to Succeed in Personal Branding on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Social media is like a blank canvas for both personal and work life. There's no doubt that there's an important place for personal branding on social media. Why You Need a Personal Brand. Some might initially scoff at the idea of personal branding.

10 social media scheduling blunders to avoid

PR Daily

Scheduling social media content helps boost productivity and efficiency, but automating your publishing workflow can backfire. If you err too far on the side of automation, you risk making embarrassing gaffes—or brand-bruising blunders that can ignite a crisis. Social Media

7 social media tips from top CEOs

PR Daily

Just how public should a major CEO’s social media presence be? Here are tips organizations and business professionals can take from these leaders to develop their own social media presence. The only verified presence of Tim Cook on any form of social media is on Twitter.

What Materials Do You Need to Launch Your Brand’s Social Media?

Ronn Torossian

Getting a brand online and ready to be seen by the world is a big task. Sure, it’s simple now to click a few buttons and have a brand new Facebook page, but there should be more thought and detail behind this process than that.

Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

Here’s my video book review of A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media by Dr. Karen Freberg who is an assistant professor teaching Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville.

3 brands that use social media snark effectively (and deliciously)

PR Daily

Do you dream of dishing snark on your social media channels? Consider these insights from three brands that have mastered the art of the Twitter clapback. What does it take to stand out on social media? Edgy brand managers do it with a little sass.

Social Media Marketing for Fashion Brands

Brand24

How can social media marketing benefit your fashion brand? Take a look at our article and learn how to grow your business with bulletproof social media strategy! Branding Social Media Social Media Marketing marketing for fashion social media for fashion brands social media listening for fashion brands social media marketing for fashion brands

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

However, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the role social media plays in all our lives. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft HQ for our 11th annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit. ]. A bit of “brand awareness”?

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 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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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?

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I have always been very passionate about social media, but when it comes to teaching social media, there is nothing more rewarding. How did I get started teaching social media? Truly embracing what it means to be a “social media professor.”

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.

How to Categorise Social Media Influencers

Doctor Spin

Primary metrics must be useful for brands. During my PR career, I often made it a point to distinguish between social media naturals and brand ambassadors , for instance. Primary metrics must be useful for brands. Quick Links Not all influencers are equal creators.

5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

If you are a PR pro, you spend a lot of time on social media. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Social media is immediate and noisy. Featured Media Relations Social Media

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 ever-decreasing attention spans of social media users.

10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

PR Daily

Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. When social media first hit the scene, many companies viewed it as just another advertising outlet. Social Media Storytelling

How your social media can help recruit talented team members

PR Daily

How you find new employees and engage with your wider community is moving on to social media channels—and that means PR pros should be involved in the process. The result can be a hiring bottleneck that keeps your brand from reaching its goals.

Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

This means social media posts that include video are granted better reach on the platform. In turn, social media experts have rushed to proclaim brands should be using video to drive better engagement. This is especially if brands try to promote external links.

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.

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. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? How social media can help with public relations. Be Social.

Tricks of the PR Trade for Social Media

Ronn Torossian

Eons ago, public relations was largely focused on building relationships with journalists and the media. Today that focus continues, but it has become only a part of what PR agencies do to help their clients build their brands. Ronn Torossian BRANDING Celebrity PR Social Media

Sears’ social media won’t go down without a fight

PR Daily

Sears might be down for the count, but its social media team is still throwing punches. However, Sears’ social media team hasn’t rolled over. The company declined to comment on its social media strategy. Yes, SMT stands for Social Media Team.

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? Or is it that we have an inflated sense of the outcomes social media can impact beyond lifting brand awareness and engaging with prospective customers?

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. Tracking the effectiveness of social media has caused many a marketer to shake his or her head in frustration. Why should we care about social media lurkers?

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

As with any other tactic in our PR arsenal, social media can help us make waves for our clients. But don’t confuse this with weak; in both arenas, quality social media voices can be found all over the place, and the meek are quickly overwhelmed by the strong.

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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PR’s Critical Role in Search and Social Media Marketing

Meltwater - PR

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… Read More >>>.

7 Tips For Handling Crisis Communications on Social Media

Ronn Torossian

Social media is everywhere, giving companies a new way to connect with their target audience. Of course, as valuable as social media can be in the right circumstances, it also adds a certain level of uncertainty to a crisis communication strategy.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Social Media & Change On November 15th

PR Expanded

Fortunately, social media and technology, when implemented strategically, can serve as effective channels to navigate change and leverage it to help one become more original and creative, which are desirable characteristics of PR professionals. ET, to discuss change and 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.

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.