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How to navigate the year of ‘social media hesitation’

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With a stronger emphasis on purpose-driven communication and brand activism, how can your social media presence resonate with your audience while staying within your lane? Decide on the moral compass your organization strives towards and be true to those beliefs on social.

How Paid And Organic Social Media Work Together

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Social media marketing and PR have recently become inseparable. That’s because social media plays a large role in most consumer and B2B PR programs. Fully 86% of B2B marketers combine paid and organic social tactics. Paid vs. organic social.

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5 tips for building strong social media communities during difficult times

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People may have more time for social media now due to COVID-19, but if you don’t adapt your strategies, you could lose some of your audience. For years, social media has been shifting away from its social roots to become more of a branding marketplace, but the COVID-19 pandemic gives us all a chance to swing the pendulum back in the social direction. To build stronger social media communities, try these five tips: 1.

3 tactics for building brand authority on social media

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When it comes to bolstering your reputation, what social media platforms, content types and messages will pack the biggest punch? Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to build authority while simultaneously working on other marketing objectives, including on social media.

Social media is the top channel in external communications, Ragan survey reveals

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Seventy-eight percent of survey respondents tout social media as the most important external channel, while press releases win the loyalty of 54%. Here’s a look at how you should be using social media in these uncertain times. What is your organization trying to accomplish on social media in a time of COVID-19, civic unrest and other crises? Not every organization is so assured, a Ragan Communications survey revealed.

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Social Media Crisis Management: PR Communication Stategy

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Nonetheless, those that seriously affect the brand, its employees, operations, and leadership can have devastating and long-lasting effects. For the pandemic, there may be several, including customers, employees, shareholders, vendors, the community, and unions. Social Listening.

Why businesses should focus on community during (and after) COVID-19

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Here’s how communicators can strike the right tone. As the globe is told to stay inside for the safety of themselves and their community, the giving and gifting economy has replaced traditional exchanges. This question belies a more fundamental reality: the need for community. Luckily, modern technology means that communication and interaction can be easily facilitated online. What community means. Once you are communicating your mission, what is the response?

How Social Media Drives B2B PR

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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. Build a community.

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Are Leaders Expected to take a FEEL First Approach to Social Media?

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On June 13th, the #PRStudChat community gathered for a discussion on “Learning Leadership Skills.” Ken and our community of PR students, educators and pros shared their knowledge on how leadership is more than a fancy title, big office or a large salary. With leadership comes the responsibility to inspire and influence others to achieve their goals. Of course, communication plays a large part in a leaders’ success.

Leadership Beyond Your Job Title

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A Guest Post by Corina Manea, Chief Community Officer, Spin Sucks & Founder of NutsPR. We expect leadership from the ones on the high end of our organizations. I am going to show you how you too can develop leadership skills and behavior, even if you don’t have a corner office just yet. Moreover, you can connect with experts directly on social media. Read everything you can from them and comment on their blogs and social media posts.

#Leaders Listen Up: #Millennials Share what Gets their Attention on Social Media

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Social media continues to capture time and attention. Here are some of the stats revealing how much people participate in social media; where they spend their time; what they like to do and how often. Social Media Workshop in Princeton, NJ. The social media numbers continue to grow. With tremendous purchasing power, they are highly sought as a group when it comes to attracting and keeping their social media attention.

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement

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As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? The ever-decreasing attention spans of social media users. RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Social media monitoring tools can help you find those customers, prospect and influencers speaking about your industry.

How to build community during the current global pandemic

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Communications professionals play a unique role in times of crisis, usually because they are some of the first called into action as their organizations develop a response. This means considering the mental and physical health of their teams, their safety, the economic health and safety of their communities and the survival of the cities they live in. RELATED: Tune in June 18-19 for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

#PRStudChat Gathers on June 13th to Learn Leadership Skills

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It’s never too early to learn about and start to hone leadership skills. That’s because leadership isn’t about having the big title, office, and salary, but about the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals. Our community will also learn the importance of observing the leaders in an organization (regardless of their titles). Some of the topics/questions Ken and the #PRStudChat community will answer include: 1.

Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Unilever pause social media ads, Microsoft closes retail stores, and cosmetics brands drop ‘whitening’ terms

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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. Hello, communicators: Google created a website to explain how YouTube works, including its content policies and procedures. Don’t forget to brush up on YouTube’s “Community Guidelines” as well. Starbucks joins Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon and more in halting social media ads.

A Crash Course in Social Media

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Social media has certainly changed over the years, especially in the years I have been a professor. Social media is the perfect blend of art and science, blending together to create experiential stories, innovative campaigns and sustainable communities for brands and individuals. Teaching social media is a lot of fun. Social media has also given me many opportunities personally and professionally. Where are social media going next?

Why PR pros should be part of your SEO and social media teams

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The PR communicator is uniquely skilled in creating the content and strategy businesses need in the digital media ecosystem. 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. It’s not enough for a PR or search marketing pro to secure an earned media mention.

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Adjusting your social media messaging during a global pandemic

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With many searching for virtual connection, brand managers are perfectly positioned to facilitate connection and community in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. While we are social distancing physically, we are virtually more connected than ever. We crave human interaction, so when we are forced to isolate we turn to digital communication to feel less isolated. Take to social media to make a difference. We all need a sense of community more than ever.

Instacart to hire 300K, how COVID-19 is changing social media habits, and Facebook offers small business resources during the pandemic

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Good morning, PR pros: Those needing a lift before diving into COVID-19 coverage and crisis communications might smile with Cadbury’s announcement of its 2020 bunny: A two-legged hound named Lieutenant Dan clinched the title. Though many organizations have paused campaigns as the pandemic grows, Cadbury’s contest and announcement can serve as a reminder that your communications can include inspirational and lighthearted content, as well. Health care communications.

Join the #PRStudChat Community for a State of Healthcare Communications Twitter Chat on February 17th

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ET, the #PRStudChat community will participate in a Twitter chat discussion focused the state of healthcare communications. The healthcare arena has experienced continuous change with social media empowering the digitally demanding patient. We’ve invited a few special guests to join our discussion who will share their expertise on healthcare issues and the many advancements that we’ve seen in communications. On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Uber pledges to double Black leadership, Kroger releases COVID-19 comms ‘blueprint,’ and Trader Joe’s addresses ‘racist packaging’

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Hello, communicators: . Home Depot announced that it’s requiring all customers to wear masks in its United States locations, starting July 22: To help protect our associates, customers and communities, we’re taking an important step and requiring customers to wear masks in all U.S.

Are we over-communicating COVID-19?

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Some messages are essential for your audience and some updates are not helping to ease fears or build community. My own time doing hundreds of focus groups and surveys reveals this simple truth: For all the employees who say please stop, you’re communicating too much, there are others who say they’re in the dark and complain they don’t know what’s going on. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ].

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

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Hello, communicators: The cast of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” recently attempted to make over the popular mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, Gritty. Transparent communications is crucial as you move forward. 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

How to communicate during civil unrest

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Communicators, you are essential personnel. That puts communicators in a precarious position, weighing several options: Do you email a generic “solidarity and equality” message internally? Should you post your company’s current events commentary on social media? Do you carry on communicating about your products and services as though the world’s not on fire? Foster a community. Companies can help fill those gaps in trust, solidarity and community.

Lowe’s new top communicator addresses tech, DE&I and the post-COVID era

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Here’s what Ben Boyd, VP of internal and external communications for the home improvement chain starting Oct. He’s been announced as the new top communicator for Lowe’s, leaving his role at BCW to take on a different kind of challenge, one that has him buzzing about the future.

Brands Must Show They Understand and Respect the LGBTQ Community, PRSA Webinar Panelists Say

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Featuring some of the country’s leading LGBTQ communications professionals, the event covered how PR practitioners can engage with and support the LGBTQ community. It is not enough to just speak up for one marginalized community on one topic,” he said. “We

Purpose-driven communication is hard: ‘There are no short-cuts’

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Porter Novelli’s Ayanna Robinson implores communicators to use their influence to move the needle on issues that matter to their communities. Do not settle for ‘communications lite’,” says Robinson. There’s a lot of opportunity now to rethink our approach to communications.”

50 ways communicators can navigate the ‘new normal’

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Communicators stepped up big to keep the stay-at-home workforce connected. Now you’re communicating in a time of great change, from managing the unpredictable return to the office, the continuing impact of layoffs and budget cuts, and the urgent need to address racial inequality.

SoftBank tries to rebuild its reputation, Airbnb vaguely vows to verify listings, and how social media magnifies a crisis

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Also: Krispy Kreme partners with a viral delivery guy, takeaways from Meredith’s Jill Davison, how PR pros see the future of communications, and more. In a new report from Crisp, social media is revealed to have a far greater impact on crisis communications than you might think. According to the data, users are much more likely to share a crisis story on social media than when talking to friends. Fill in the blank: "The future of communications is."

How the Ragan community is boosting culture and morale among their workforces

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Last Tuesday, members of the Ragan community virtually came together to discuss how they’re maintaining both culture and morale as they and their workforces shelter in place. Along with sharing zoom backgrounds and pondering the irony of communicators reaching out more through tech and social media platforms, participants shared many insights for keeping spirits high. In short, frequent, short communications did wonders.

Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

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The social media platform is prompting almost 2 billion members worldwide to review their privacy and data-sharing settings in a feature called “ Privacy Checkup ” and its “ Off-Facebook Activity ” tool. Why you should care: As Facebook and other social media platforms grapple with data-sharing regulations and privacy concerns, PR and marketing pros should adjust their strategies now to make sure that data-gathering methods along with their use are both legal and ethical.

5 PR and social media predictions for B2B communicators

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This year was far from normal for members of the news media—and PR pros felt its effect. As newsrooms continue to work under shrinking budgets and increasing pressure to publish more content across a variety of formats, brand managers will be challenged to shift their communications strategies. Here are five industry predictions business-to-buisness communicators should watch for next year: 1. The importance of social media will decline for non-consumer businesses.

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Tech giants face antitrust action, social media retains allure despite ‘fake news,’ and top tactics to elevate your brand

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How can communicators prepare for a market downturn? Users say they are unlikely to change their social media use habits because of “fake news.”. According to a recent study from The Manifest, many users say they believe they can recognize fake news when they see it and that they won’t stop getting their information from social media platforms anytime soon. Black staff members and their opinions on social issues should be respected.

If You’re a Modern Communicator, Then You THINK AHEAD

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But, here’s a little profile test to see if you’re a modern communicator who shares stories that resonate and create impact with your audiences. First, if you consider yourself a modern communicator, then you’re ready to (1) navigate media and build relationships through new channels, (2) you understand the shifts in consumer preferences and behavior by analyzing data, and (3) you’re continuously evolving with technology. book Leadership Media PR 2.0

Join #PRStudChat on March 21st to discuss #PR Curriculum 3.0 – What Communicators Need to Stay Relevant

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Social media, data science, predictive analytics, news releases and comms plans – what do young communicators need to learn? In this month’s #PRStudChat, featuring Spin Sucks CMO and social media Professor Martin Waxman ( @MartinWaxman ), we examine the current PR and communications curriculum, ask what’s relevant, what’s a bit outdated, and what needs to be added to or changed. What do communicators need to know when it comes to AI?

Google employees to WFH until July 2021, Target to close for Thanksgiving, and social media channels remove viral video for misinformation

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Also: Many consumers won’t feel comfortable traveling for nearly another year, Instagram attempts to lure TikTok creators to its new service, a social media pun, and more. SOCIAL BUZZ. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. SOCIAL BUZZ.

How comms services providers see the future of communications

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We asked our community of vendors and agencies how they see the future of the PR world after COVID-19. What’s next for communications after COVID-19? Here’s where they think we are headed: Ellen Feaheny, AppFusions: “ Demand and require more tools to communicate, learn and share not just with their internal network, but also their coveted external network. Irene, IVRM Reputatie: “Communication will outperform marketing.”.

Obey these rules of social media courtesy

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So you think you’re prepared for your brand to have a productive, engaging social media program? While social platforms are a great way to get your product and services in front of the right audiences, the platforms were not originally designed for that. Each platform runs a little differently, but they were all designed to engage humans through social actions. Each social platform is different: Facebook is the granddaddy of all social platforms.

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

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Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. There have been countless messages of support, solidarity and concern on social media and digital platforms. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps. And it has to come from the leadership.

Enabling purpose-driven culture during the COVID-19 pandemic

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responded to the demands of a global pandemic and ensured that employees were able to give back to their communities. I work as the communications, events and CSR lead for our company in the U.S., Supporting communities in need. Here is what we did: Communicating to stakeholders.