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.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. Almost three-quarters of all adults are active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

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How to Improve Your Social Media Targeting

Cision

Since the inception of social media platforms, one of the biggest challenges has been how to properly reach your desired audience. I’ll also try to give a sense of what criteria you can target for each of the platforms for paid and organic social. Social Targeting on Twitter.

Social Media and PR – Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Cision

It’s the same thing with social media and PR. Social Media = Peanut Butter. Think of social media as the peanut butter. As a business owner, you must be on social media. billion active social media users in the world.

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?

Handling Social Media Complainers

Rock the Status Quo

They’re unavoidable on social media and most of us quake in fear at the thought of handling them wrong. Customer service is a HUGE component of social media, but does it apply to public relations? There is a direct line between social media and corporate reputation.

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.

How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar

Cision

When developing a public relations or marketing strategy, many companies decide to start by jumping on the social media train. While getting started with a social media strategy may be easy, it needs to be consistent and well thought out to make it truly successful.

Are You Really Listening on Social Media?

Cision

Simply “being” on social media isn’t always enough. When I say “listening,” what I mean is monitoring mentions of your brand across all social networks, whether you have a presence on them or not. From there, you or your social media team can respond appropriately.

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.

10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Small Talk

Cision

Small talk is an essential part of our social interactions. But what about social media? Communication professionals have a message to share on social media, and social customers have a sense of propriety that can’t be circumvented.

How To Monitor Social Media Like a Boss

Cision

Most communications or marketing professionals realize that social media management is difficult to scale without some automated solution. Inevitably many companies choose a platform that offers monitoring (such as Cision’s new Communication Cloud™ ) to handle their social media.

Why Companies Should Be Training All Employees to Use Social Media

Cision

While the majority of the time was spent detailing tips and tricks to use on each of these social networks, one speaker in particular highlighted what I believe to be the most underutilized, but highly effective social selling tactics: employee engagement.

Using Social Media During a Crisis

Ron Torossian

Social media has forever changed how people stay in touch with each other and get updates on each other’s lives. Because of its soaring popularity, many brands turn to social media to help with marketing and public relations efforts. However, increasingly, brands also use social media as part of their crisis communications … READ MORE ». Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO BRANDING Crisis PR Crisis PR Agency Public Relations Social Media

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

Cision

When I arrived at Social Media Marketing World (SMMW) last Wednesday, I was excited to learn how to generate more leads via social media. You’re in PR, communications, social media or any other marketing function.

The Top 50 Social Media Influencers on Twitter

Cision

As Cision’s social media manager, I use top 50 and top 100 lists for three purposes: To follow individuals who will help me stay in the loop when new trends and statistics emerge within my industry. Every year, Cision creates a list of the top 50 social media influencers on Twitter. Contributed: Four ways social can get out of the silo and truly integrate. New York Times best-selling author, global keynote speaker, and digital media entrepreneur.

4 Reasons Your Assistant Shouldn’t Manage Your Social Media

Cision

Social media? It’s amazing how many businesses — of every size — toss over social media to someone who’s not qualified to do it. Your Brand Reputation Is at Stake. Click here to manage crisis communication in a social world!

Personal Versus Private in PR and Social Media

Cision

As digital and social media continue to blur the lines between an individual’s public and private lives, and we move forward in a world where the fusion of these two seems inevitable, it is crucial for all of us to understand the difference between what is private and what is personal, but public.

Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

The Proactive Report

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. Digital PR Tip Sheets Online PR cheat sheet content images Social Media Strategy

Infographic: How Journalists Use Social Media in 2016

Cision

As Cision’s 2016 Global Social Journalism Study notes, email continues to not only be the most common form of contact between journalists and PR professionals, it’s also the most preferred. However, to reach journalists tomorrow , agencies and brand communicators must consider the other options gaining ground. Turn to social media instead, which was a close second to email as the most preferred form of contact between journalists and PR professionals.

Social Media ROI: What You’re Doing Wrong

Cision

When it comes to social media ROI, you’ve got to connect the dots, says Gary Vaynerchuk , business builder and owner of VaynerMedia. To understand the value of your social efforts, you need to know the reasons behind what you’re doing and what your results mean.

Should You Hire Someone to Manage Your Social Media?

Cision

You know you need a presence on social media, and you’ve done your best to update your profiles regularly… but it’s a challenge to stay on top of it when you have so much else going on in running your small business. Why Do I Think I Want a Social Media Manager?

Five Best Practices to Automate or Outsource Your Social Media

Cision

For some people, the thought that you might outsource your social media is blasphemous. After all, social media is an extension of our personal and professional selves. Typical social media users interact with brands for two reasons: customer service and discounts.

5 Tips for Building Social Media Ambassador Programs

Ron Torossian

With all the buzz on social media , it can be difficult to get your brand singled out and heard among the others. For this reason, many brands enlist social media ambassadors to help publicize their products, services or their story.

Top 50 PR, Marketing & Social Media Podcasters to Follow

Cision

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. Social Media Zoom Factor. Social Pros Podcast. On Brand.

Are You Juggling Too Many Social Media Sites?

Cision

Social media management has become a hamster wheel for many: lots of work with little to no payoff. Why We Overdo it On Social. Do you know how to measure social ROI? When social media first took off, you were quick to embrace any and every new network that came out.

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.

Refining your B2B Social Media Strategy

The Hoffman Agency

When you think of brands that are absolutely crushing it on social media, the top 10 names (or 20) you think of are probably B2C, so there is little to no point in B2B companies embarking on them, right? Don’t weave in your brand name every chance you get.

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Do These Mistakes Keep You From A Bigger Social Media Budget?

Cision

There is one very obvious reason why social media and influencer marketing do not make up the majority of a brand’s communications or advertising budget. We’re having a hard time selling the higher-ups on social media. Social media has massive power.

Taking Your Social Media to the Next Level: 6 Experts Weigh In

Cision

You’ve set up a social media monitoring system. You’re updating your social sites daily, if not more frequently. Here, I asked marketing and social media professionals for their best next-level tips. Best Practices Featured social media

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.

How A Holistic Approach to Social Media Can Improve Brand Performance

Cision

But MGM Resorts International is actually the brand behind more than a dozen hotels in Las Vegas, including the iconic Bellagio, Circus Circus and Luxor, as well as properties around the U.S. Until mid-2015, each MGM Resorts International property managed its own social media and content.

Three FTC Social Media Disclosures You Should Know

5W PR

By: Kelsea, Social Media Director. Social media has grown from a simple place to connect friends and family to a marketplace for brands of all sizes. These partnerships are used to promote brands and their products across all markets and industries.

The Role of Technology in Social Media Management

The Proactive Report

As the digital world continues its headlong rush into the future, with new tools and toys popping up all the time, managing a brand’s social media program has become a very time-intensive activity. MANAGING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PR CAMPAIGNS.

6 Social Media “Musts” for Crisis Communication

Cision

The airline continued to communicate via social media throughout the ordeal and was universally lauded for its social media response to this crisis. Social media adds an overwhelming complexity to crisis communication.

Branding rules for social media managers

PR Daily

How a brand is perceived online has a lot to do with its presence on various social media platforms. If brand managers aren’t readily available to respond to questions or ease worries during a crisis, consumer loyalty might wane.

5 Audiences You Need to Listen to on Social Media

Cision

Social media listening brings myriad opportunities to your brand – from generating leads and extending your reach to connecting with your audience and improving brand reputation. Social media makes it easy to identify potential clients.

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.

5 Types of Social Media Shares (and How Often to Post Them)

Cision

When it comes to a successful social media campaign, diversity is key. Here are the best types of social media shares to add to your mix. This should be a pretty substantial component of your social media content, up to 45 percent or so.

Connect With Journalists on Social Media: Q&A With Ian Greenleigh

Cision

So how can you gain the media coverage your brand needs through a digital encounter? Social media offers a unique opportunity for your brand to connect with journalists and media contacts in a direct way and familiarize them with your brand.