4 Ways to Win Over Skeptical Consumers

Cision

A little patriotic music, a glimpse of the American dream, maybe some cute kittens or little kids — it didn’t take much more to convince consumers that you deserved their money. No one was safe from consumer skepticism as we entered the post-trust era (PTE). We live in a cynical time.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Jason Sprenger, President & Founder, Game Changer Communications . Here are some of the biggest distinctions I’ve seen: Consumer-facing voices tend to be louder, energetic, more flashy and sometimes more controversial.

Social video influences consumers most—how are communicators responding?

Agility PR Solutions

Research has shown that video offers brands the best content opportunity for connecting with consumers, especially influential Millennials and Gen Zers. The post Social video influences consumers most—how are communicators responding?

Report: Consumers want organizations to lead with values

PR Daily

Though once seen as a risky decision to avoid, a recent Clutch survey revealed that organizations’ values are becoming more important to consumers in the U.S., which can affect both sales and consumer loyalty. FREE REPORT: Benchmark your internal communications against your peers' ].

PR Strategies For Consumer Tech Press

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While we all don’t have such sexy new product announcements, the consumer tech PR space is full of other great news of interest to relevant journalists and bloggers. Conversely, blind pitching to anyone with a CE or consumer tech title in their byline will likely end up in the deletes.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Jason Sprenger, President & Founder, Game Changer Communications . Here are some of the biggest distinctions I’ve seen: Consumer-facing voices tend to be louder, energetic, more flashy and sometimes more controversial.

Dolce & Gabbana apologizes for riling Chinese consumers

PR Daily

The fashion brand is struggling after a boycott by Chinese retailers, consumers, celebrities and influencers. Fortune reported : A number of e-commerce sites in China have removed Dolce & Gabbana products from their pages as consumers across the country called for a boycott of the brand.

How To Woo Consumers: 7 PR Tips For Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can public relations help consumers fall in love with a brand? Make consumers love your brand. The best brands have distinct profiles distinguishable through messaging, graphic identity and even spokespeople – each meant to connect with a certain kind of consumer.

Consumers revisit company websites when they find quality content

Agility PR Solutions

PR pros and communicators have long known that “content is king,” but a new survey from B2B research and reviews firm Clutch reveals that consumers also agree. The post Consumers revisit company websites when they find quality content appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

How Gen Z is changing how we consume content

NewsWhip

The post How Gen Z is changing how we consume content appeared first on NewsWhip. Brands Communications & PR Digital JournalismThis year, Gen Z has emerged as a generation that will define itself. We take a look at what catches and holds their attention ahead of 2019.

Exploring the Differences between Consumer PR and B2B PR

Shift Communications

If you’ve worked with or for a PR agency, chances are you understand the difference between consumer PR and B2B PR. Therefore, my take on consumer PR is colored by past experiences and recent conversations with my very talented SHIFT consumer colleagues.

Report: Most consumers recognize content marketing, but say it’s useful

PR Daily

The typical consumer is bombarded with marketing messages as they surf the web and interact on social media. Communicators can no longer ignore content marketing—and consumers, too, recognize the trend.

Analyzing focus groups—are they still essential for consumer research?

Agility PR Solutions

In 1937, on the campus of Princeton University, a small group—the Office of Radio Research (ORR)—formed with a novel mission: to study the impact of media and communication on consumers. It was the intersection of two fledgling disciplines: social science and consumer research.

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Consumers are pushing brands to deliver on innovation and ethical responsibility

Agility PR Solutions

The post Consumers are pushing brands to deliver on innovation and ethical responsibility appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Why PR is so Important for Consumer Electronics

5W PR

Here are some tips on why a strong Public Relations campaign is needed for your Consumer Electronics brand. Consumers electronics are particularly popular with the younger generation. Therefore, a strong presence on social media is essential for any consumer electronics business.

Work Hack: Gathering Consumer Insights

Shift Communications

As professional communicators, our job is essentially the same challenge – when we don’t know our audience, it is nearly impossible to be effective storytellers to them. How can you fine-tune your own consumer insights? The same goes for consumers.

Physicians back sunscreens despite some consumer backlash

PR Daily

With Canadian authorities announcing an investigation into sunscreen products made by Banana Boat after over 100 consumer complaints, consumers are doubting whether sunscreen really helps at all. With summer in full swing, communicators and myth-busters are rallying to defend sunscreen.

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

PR Expanded

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. In addition, your approach to storytelling is flexible and you easily adapt to a global communications landscape.

Report: Black consumers wield significant influence

PR Daily

When considering consumer needs, PR and marketing pros should seek to embrace diversity. revealed that minorities, particularly African Americans, have a big effect on consumer markets—and brand managers would be wise to pay attention. million—came from multicultural consumers.

2018 Predictions: Consumer PR Edition

Shift Communications

We need to integrate consumer clients into trending conversations, valuable insights into our pitches and data into how we’re benchmarking best practices and measuring success. It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone.

On October 19th #PRStudChat Discusses Answers for Modern Communicators

PR Expanded

With technology advancing rapidly, new media channels proliferating daily and consumer behavior changing, modern communicators need answers to practical PR, marketing and social media questions. In one tweet, please tell us what is “Answers for Modern Communicators?”

Study: Consumers favor magazine ads over video

PR Daily

Despite that, when it comes to consumer packaged goods, a decade’s worth of data show that magazine ads are providing brand managers’ their biggest “return on ad spending.” Consumers pay attention to brand characteristics. WHITE PAPER: How to communicate with a millennial workforce.

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CSR poll: Consumers prefer brands that support their ideals

PR Daily

Not only do consumers expect the companies they patronize to have a social conscience, they’re expecting businesses to be at the vanguard in solving pressing societal problems. Check out Cone Communications’ full 2017 CSR study here.

Start Spreading the News: SHIFT NY 2016 Consumer Media Highlights

Shift Communications

SHIFT New York’s consumer team kept up a full court press in 2016, keeping our clients’ brands top of mind among relevant technology and lifestyle reporters and delivering relevant, timely content to their readers. So… on to the consumer media goodness!

Crisis Communications: 10 Steps for Building an Effective Plan

AirPR

Social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate in times of crisis. Just this month, victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used social media to communicate with first responders, know where gas was available and follow emergency updates.

Tesla CEO takes to Twitter to counter Consumer Reports review

PR Daily

Negative press coverage can send communicators and executives alike scrambling to repair their brands’ images. Musk’s tweets came after Consumer Reports published a review of Tesla’s Model 3, refusing to give the vehicle a recommendation.

‘Inbox overload’ is causing over half of consumers to ignore retailer emails

Agility PR Solutions

Despite 47 percent of consumers ranking email as their preferred channel for brand communications, over half (55 percent) ignore marketing emails due to inbox overload, according to a new study from Yes Lifecycle Marketing.

Brands, Here’s How to Captivate Consumers in the Age of Distraction

Cision

After surveying 2,000 adults to test their attention spans, Microsoft found that technology, social media, and the large volume of media people consume daily is linked to their inability to focus for extended periods of time. The implication, of course, is that consumers are less likely to absorb the marketing messages we’re deploying. Investigating this further may bolster your own pursuit to capture and hold consumers’ attention spans.

Infographic: How Generations X, Y and Z consume video

PR Daily

Generations X, Y and Z might be the youngest consumers out there, but woe to the communicator who thinks he or she can communicate with them in the same ways—especially when it comes to video.

5 things communicators must do to succeed

PR Daily

What makes a communicator an exceptional, indispensable part of a team? Communicators should consistently share “one version of the truth” that drives clarity and alignment from the very top of the organization. Becoming a respected communicator requires courage.

Consumers, brands respond to Burger King's Halloween sandwich

PR Daily

RELATED: Master the art of storytelling and corporate communications at our intensive masterclass. ]. Most people will look at Burger King’s Halloween Whopper and its black bun and inherently know it’s a bad idea.

Crayola warns consumers against using colored pencils as eyeliner

PR Daily

When large groups of consumers start using a product in an unintended way, the brand has two options: embrace it ( as Pedialyte did when it started marketing to hungover adults ), or come out and encourage people not to use it that way.

Man poses as Target on Facebook, trolls complaining consumers

PR Daily

Should guests ever have questions on whether a communication from Target is legitimate, we encourage them to reach out to guest relations at 1-800-440-0680.

What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?

PR Expanded

Gearing up for a productive fall means having the most efficient tools in your PR and communications toolbox. Here are nine resources (both free and paid tools) I’ve discovered that have the power to enhance your communications program in a variety of ways.

Brand managers speak emoji to reach device-driven consumers

PR Daily

Instead of using traditional emojis such as a coffee cup, doughnut or smiley face to convey its message, brand managers want consumers to “speak in Starbucks,” the website states. I think emoji use will thrive within certain pockets” of consumers.

Consumers: Companies Do Not Communicate Well

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: According to a new study from Twilio, 81 percent of consumers complain that it is difficult to communicate with businesses

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Say Hello to Barokas Communications

Barokas

I attribute this in a large part to working with clients in the tech industry and the pace at which tech has changed (and continues to change) the communications industry. With that, we are proud to introduce Barokas Communications and our new identity to the world.

‘Share a Coke and a Song’ targets mobile-focused consumers

PR Daily

The intention to strike an emotional chord with consumers through music furthers the campaign’s previous effort to individualize products. As a means to reach mobile-focused consumers, Coke will allow customers with smartphones to scan their drinks using the song-recognition app, Shazam.

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3 ways brand managers can interact with consumers online

PR Daily

JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2017 Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communicators at Disney World. Mary Stankiewicz is junior account executive at Belle Communications. Customer service is a crucial element of social media efforts.

How marketers can connect with mobile-focused consumers

PR Daily

Google reports that in order to meet this growing trend, marketers should account for new conversion types and think about measurement in a way that connects with consumers using various screens and channels. Mobile marketing comes into play most when consumers take action.

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