Why B2B Brands Should Be Active on Social Media

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As most PR agencies know, social media is not just for B2C companies anymore. The B2B landscape is changing, especially for technology brands. Most importantly, social media helps B2B companies gain the trust of their audiences and gives them a reason to keep coming back.

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Is Clubhouse the next big social media platform for brands?

PR Daily

Here’s what communicators should know about the latest social platform and its audio format, as more and more users sign on—and what competitors await. RELATED: Join us at Disney for our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Communications Professionals ].

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How important is YouTube for brand marketing in 2020?

PR Daily

Regardless of what your business is, a YouTube channel can be massively beneficial if used correctly. YouTube has grown explosively over the years. In addition to being the leader in video streaming, YouTube is the third most popular social network (after Google and Facebook).

3 social media trends to watch in 2021

PR Daily

Here are the changes to keep your eye on when it comes to social media engagement and outreach in the coming months. Brands just need to take the time to find their fit. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads.

Why and how to use inclusive design for social media

PR Daily

Information distributed through social media is only as effective as the number of people who view it, and inaccessible content excludes a large segment of readers and viewers. FREE DOWNLOAD: The Future of Media Relations Special Report ].

Critical Mention Launches YouTube Integration

Critical Mention

NEW YORK — Critical Mention, the leading media monitoring and intelligence platform for TV, radio, online news and social media has launched a YouTube integration that continues the expansion of its already robust content set.

How ‘granfluencers’ are shaking up social media representation and influencer marketing

PR Daily

Here’s what the trend means for the PR industry and social media managers. spend 15 hours online every week and largely believe that social media improves their lives. But we’re not the only brand catching onto the trend. Designer brands aren’t far behind, either.

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. Luckily, the most important principles of making a “boring” brand interesting in social happen to be some of the same fundamentals that make any brand interesting in any medium: Know your brand.

How social media strategies should adapt to COVID-19

PR Daily

Here’s how your social media channels can be a part of the solution. The coronavirus crisis is one more reason why it is crucial to be a wizard on social media. Direct conversation to social media channels. Any tips for brands looking to add this tactic?

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.

How companies are failing social media managers—and wasting crucial talent

PR Daily

A report reveals digital media pros’ career obstacles, limitations and frustrations—and how companies can equip these invaluable employees to succeed. Social media managers wield an immense amount of power over companies’ reputations. Social media managers are overworked.

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. Social Media Delivers Brand Clarity.

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. Image courtesy of YouTube. Don’t forget to brush up on YouTube’s “Community Guidelines” as well.

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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. More specifically, encouraging link shares should be the ultimate social media strategy that organizations use to boost SEO. Marketing and social media pros should take advantage and tend to the symbiotic relationship between social media and SEO. Optimize Your Social Media Pages.

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TikTok’s growth spurt, Halloween-themed social media posts, and rivals stoking a viral YouTube fundraiser

PR Daily

That insight, among others, was revealed in the Social Media Trends for 2020 report by HubSpot and Talkwalker. Considering that 66% of TikTok’s users are under 30, it’s an especially important social media platform to check out, alongside Instagram and Snapchat. Elon Musk boosts YouTube tree-planting fundraiser. A YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson has discovered a surefire way to raise money for cause: Get celebrity influencers to compete with one another.

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How to get your business on YouTube (and why you should)

Agility PR Solutions

Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has done nothing but grow exponentially. And yet, there are still brands missing out on the many advantages of this famous platform! The post How to get your business on YouTube (and why you should) appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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. Business vendors who have overlooked social media strategy in the overall PR or marketing plans are missing opportunities. Cultivate media and influencers.

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Fortune 500 Firms Embrace Blogging, “Unfriend” Social Media

Glean.info Blog

Fortune 500 companies dramatically increased blogging this year and significantly decreased social media posting. Meanwhile, Fortune 500 use of Twitter dropped from 96% to 89%; use of Facebook dropped from 95% to 85%, and YouTube use from 90% to 78%.

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

PR Daily

Online platforms have upended the media landscape and changed how PR pros perform their jobs. billion people active users around the world, almost half of the global population is using social media. Social media has impacted nearly every industry, but has had a profound influence on the media and public relations professions. hours on social sites every day. Here are five essential ways that social media is changing PR: 1.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

YouTube’s killing the written word. 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”? Social media is forever , and the condemnation for a tasteless gag can be swift and ruthless. Social Media Writing & Editing

Why it’s critical for brands to ramp up YouTube marketing

Agility PR Solutions

Brands that market to Gen Zers (ages 5-25) had to have been elated over the results of a recent Hootsuite study that extolled the popularity of YouTube. The post Why it’s critical for brands to ramp up YouTube marketing appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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. Maybe you haven’t heard of Michelle Phan, a YouTube personality known for her unique makeup tutorials, but her over 8 million followers shouldn’t be overlooked. When you’re looking to align your brand with an influencer, it may be tempting to target a famous celebrity. That’s why it makes sense to turn to social media influencers.

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. views/post on Youtube? Youtube avg.

7 Social Media Trends that came into play in January 2021

Prohibition

If there’s one thing to learn from the first month of 2021, other than how hard it is to stick to Dry January during lockdown, it’s that despite the feeling like the world’s come to complete a stand-still, the land of social media never stops evolving.

How 2,400 Journalists Use Social Media for Reporting [And Why PR Should Get Serious about Social]

Sword and the Script

Journalists say Twitter is the most valuable social media platform and they spend a lot of time there; if you want to improve media relations you should invest more time there too. Business efforts on social media tends come in two flavors.

Report: Social media managers lack clear path to senior leadership roles

PR Daily

The career trajectory of the social media manager—their top challenges, desires and interests—are all explored in this new report from the Institute for Public Relations, Ragan Communications and the University of Florida. Social media managers are ambitious, according to the report.

BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost, YouTube launches audio ads, and Nintendo issues marketing rules for ‘Animal Crossing’

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: As Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” continues to grow, more brands are hopping on the bandwaggon, through creating virtual clothing and artwork , interacting with players or sharing game-related content across social media platforms. SOCIAL BUZZ.

How to convert social media critics into avid fans

PR Daily

It’s any PR or marketing pro’s nightmare: GT’s Living Food’s CEO was singled out in a mocking YouTube video. 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. Watch @codyko video on YouTube (link in bio).

7 relatable and hilarious ‘Onion’ headlines about social media

PR Daily

Ryan Shattuck, former senior social media manager for The Onion , revealed that of roughly 1,200 headlines submitted, only 60 end up within the publication—a 5% acceptance rate that’s below Harvard’s 5.4%

How to Utilize YouTube for Your Brand

Konnect Agency

With the rise in popularity of social media channels with a variety of platforms and uses — TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and more — YouTube is still just as great a platform to utilize for your brand. Why YouTube?

5 lessons from YouTube’s most-hated video ever

PR Daily

YouTube shrugs that it’s fine with that. The Independent’s headline on 2018’s biggest YouTube story says it all: “SITE’S OWN RECAP VIDEO BECOMES THE LEAST POPULAR EVER.”. In under a week, the video goliath’s “YouTube Rewind 2018” has overtaken a Justin Bieber video to earn the distinction of the most unpopular video ever uploaded, with just over 9 million thumbs down. RELATED: Join us at Disney World to soak up some sun and a wealth of social media secrets. ].

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. Social Media

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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.

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

PR Daily

Social platforms are making plays for more advertiser dollars, but should brand managers jump on the opportunity? Last year, Facebook reportedly spent up to $1 billion on lengthier content and Google dedicated hundreds of millions of dollars to original YouTube programming. Snapchat now has shows from major media companies and Instagram got into the game last year with its IGTV offering. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form content?

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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YouTube rolls out ‘fact check’ feature, Twitter users want brand content, and TripAdvisor lays off 25% of workforce

PR Daily

Here’s how they argue that your brand should think about video during this or any other crisis. Brand managers can take advantage of this, even with adjusted campaigns during the pandemic. Twitter reports that only 37% consider it insensitive for brand managers to continue advertising.

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. From changing the way people consume their news to contributing to the rise of the citizen journalist, social media has forced PR pros and reporters to adapt or perish. Social media is immediate and noisy. That’s just one of many social networks.

7 Easy Ways to Dominate Social Media Marketing

Critical Mention

Are you looking to interact with your social media audience, post trending content that’ll boost social engagement and practice top social strategies that’ll increase brand awareness? . These seven vital components will help elevate your organization’s social media presence so that your business can use social channels as tools to accomplish strategic business goals. Practice Social Media Brand-Consistency.

Why It’s Important to Track Social Media Mentions

Critical Mention

Social Media’s popularity is growing faster than ever before. Whether you’re a social media pro or new to the industry, it is pivotal for organizations to keep track of their social media mentions. Here are five reasons why: Brand Awareness. To start, social media mentions provide great brand-building opportunities. Having others talk about your company on social media helps build credibility.