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

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 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.

Infographic: Your social media marketing checklist

PR Daily

Not every social media task has to be done every day—but regular upkeep can be the difference between success and wasting your money. It’s imperative for social media marketers and brand managers to stay organized and keep track of their social media output.

Infographic: The 5 P’s of social media marketing

PR Daily

Social media platforms can help your organization reach new audiences and engage current consumers on a daily basis. Is your social media strategy getting the job done? RELATED: We're recognizing the brightest minds in digital marketing and social media. ].

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 >>>.

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?

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

PR Daily

A recent report showed that digital marketers struggle to link online efforts to other business goals and campaigns throughout their organizations. Though most marketers believe that social media boosts their organizations’ bottom lines, communicating its value remains a stumbling block.

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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.

Infographic: Trends that are shaping the social media landscape

PR Daily

Change is the only constant in digital marketing. Consider this guide to make sure your marketing strategy includes the latest best practices. To thrive in the social media ecosystem, you must stay ahead of the tactics that are dominating the digital realm.

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 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

PR Daily

The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. The “big four” encompass about 90 percent of all social media marketing. However, a slew of niche social networks could help your social media marketing efforts.

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. My role is to humanize the brand as well as protect it,” Dave says.

Infographic: Top social media trends, by the numbers

PR Daily

What’s next for influencer marketing, and just how important is ‘social listening’? Social media is always changing, and that means marketers must continually research the latest trends to make sure their investment reaps ample benefits.

Infographic: Are marketers fibbing about social media video efforts?

PR Daily

Video is a major player on digital channels and offers many benefits, but are brand managers really using it the way they say they do? Marketers talk a big game when it comes to social media video.

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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?

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.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

When used thoughtfully, influencer marketing campaigns can help PR efforts flourish. 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.

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.

5 Brands Share What’s Working in Social Media Marketing

Cision

Marketers appreciate hearing from other marketer’s success. We learn from other marketers, even when their examples are from a different industry. When my friends at Cision suggested we publish a second Social Business Journal , we considered several topics.

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. What comes after 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.

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? Are most marketers struggling to build a concise measurement infrastructure that goes beyond what the native platforms will tell us?

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.

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.

Infographic: 15 guaranteed ways to repel your social media audience

PR Daily

Social media is a crucial channel for communicators in a changing media landscape. As the digital space for publishers and brand managers becomes more crowded, continual self-promotion is required to get your message out there.

9 trends to watch for social media marketers

PR Daily

Social media is always changing. When it comes to social media, the year ahead should be quite an interesting one for marketers. and this will give brands access to many fresh approaches to achieve their goals. Social stories. Social messaging.

Social Media Marketing for Complete Beginners

ReimaginePR

When it comes to generating leads, creating a community, and interacting with your customers, nothing tops social media. Social media is the perfect way to build exposure for your brand and increase traffic to your website, but how do you do that? 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. Marketing Social Media

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

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. They’re sinking more money into paid search and social media isn’t always the answer.

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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.

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.

Infographic: Common mistakes to avoid in your social media strategy

PR Daily

Social media is becoming a bigger part of most marketers’ lives as they try to reach new customers and develop consumer trust. With whopping user figures and new, powerful messaging tools introduced all the time, social media offers exciting opportunities for any organization.

7 ideas for social media posts

PR Daily

Here are some ideas for social media missives to stay connected with your followers. Keeping your following involved is a great way to build a community of fans for your brand. What are some of the proven, time-tested social media ideas that can help build engagement?

How personal stories from employees resonate on social media

PR Daily

Some of the best brand advocates you will ever find are already working for your organization. Building a strong customer brand has never been more important, but still requires a lot of work. This will result in building greater trust, which is the key component of brand success.

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.

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. Marketing Social Media

Why social media should be treated as a conversation

PR Daily

How do you know if your social media messages offer sufficient value to your audience? Social media is an integral part of any digital marketer’s toolbox. However, social media is not just something that can be scheduled and left alone for weeks at a time.

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.