Book Review: Social Media for Strategic Communication By Karen Freberg

PR Expanded

Social Media for Strategic Communication by Author, Consultant and Professor Karen Freberg is a book that’s jam-packed with strategy, creative techniques and communication tactics.

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: Why social media marketing is essential

PR Daily

If social media isn’t a core part of your strategy, you’ll be left to play catch up. Social media also helps brands stand out on the crowded digital landscape. Social media is perfect for this. Marketing Social Media

7 Tips For Handling Crisis Communications on Social Media

Ronn Torossian

Social media is everywhere, giving companies a new way to connect with their target audience. Of course, as valuable as social media can be in the right circumstances, it also adds a certain level of uncertainty to a crisis communication strategy.

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.

On Thursday, July 19th, #PRStudChat Discusses Social Media & Strategic Communications

PR Expanded

It may be summer, but #PRStudChat, sponsored by Spin Sucks, is focused on strategic communications all year round. ET to discuss social media and getting into the strategic communications mindset. Give us your best definition of strategic communications?

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.

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Social Media Mistakes

The Proactive Report

The 2015 PRESSfeed/SNCR Media Trends report shows that almost 100% of companies – large and small – are using some form of social media marketing. Social media may be a new channel of communication, but it is still just that: communication.

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.

Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

Here’s my video book review of A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media by Dr. Karen Freberg who is an assistant professor teaching Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I have always been very passionate about social media, but when it comes to teaching social media, there is nothing more rewarding. How did I get started teaching social media? Truly embracing what it means to be a “social media professor.”

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?

How to Influence People Effectively With Social Media

Cision

Influence and influencers are frequent topics of discussion for marketers and communication professionals. ” Within the scope of social capital are two categories: Bonding social capital – ties between relatively homogeneous groups. Bonding Social Capital.

How to tailor your videos for different social media platforms

PR Daily

Video is far more than just the latest social media buzz or digital trend. It’s fast replacing written and other static content , as the most dominant form of digital communication. The do’s and don’ts of social media brand video.

Don’t panic over ‘peaking’ social media—just prepare

PR Daily

As users flee powerhouse platforms for nimbler niche communities, communicators can get in on an assortment of ground floors. We’ve had a nice run, social media. RELATED: Join us at Disney World to soak up some sun and a wealth of social media secrets. ].

Who owns social media?

Stuart Bruce

It was more than 10 years ago when I first debated the question who owns social media. Last week I spoke on the same topic in Zagreb for the European Lotteries Association to an audience of public relations, marketing and… Continue Reading → The post Who owns social media?

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Social Media & Change On November 15th

PR Expanded

Fortunately, social media and technology, when implemented strategically, can serve as effective channels to navigate change and leverage it to help one become more original and creative, which are desirable characteristics of PR professionals. ET, to discuss change and social media.

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.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Jason Sprenger, President & Founder, Game Changer Communications . As with any other tactic in our PR arsenal, social media can help us make waves for our clients. In B2C social media, you see a lot of product and brand-oriented calls to action.

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

8 time-saving social media marketing tools

PR Daily

Social media use, interaction and strategy have changed dramatically in recent years. Social marketing tools, technology and tactics have become an essential part of excelling on digital platforms—and a key component of business communication success.

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.

5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement

Cision

Another study by Statista found that as many as 43 percent of Canadians relied on traditional media to research Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November 2015. billion are active on social media. The real question is how does this apply to your social media strategy?

Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

Flack's Revenge

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? What’s not safe is ignoring social conversations, especially those related to your brand and category.

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.

How to Segment Journalists By Social Media Use

Cision

The Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study provides some very tangible insights into the social media perception and behaviors of journalists. The Global Social Journalism Study broke down these behaviors into six “Social Archetypes:”.

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.

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.

The Social Media Cocktail Party Strategy

The Proactive Report

Social media is no different. He’s in communication with them and they’re paying attention. But we do it all the time on social. Social media is a giant networking cocktail party online. If you need help with your social media strategy give me a call.

A Crash Course in Social Media

Critical Mention

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.

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Free Tip Sheet! Resolve Crises With Social Media Communication

Cision

Social media is a powerful tool for both advocates and opponents of your brand. Use social media and other communication tools to take control of the crisis and guide consumers toward a positive perception of your brand.

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.

Four social media channels most communicators overlook

Communications Conversations

These are the “Big Four” of the social media marketing world. And, they encompass about 90% of all social media marketing for most companies. However, a slew of other more niche social networks exist that may help your social media marketing efforts.

Use Your Class to Get a Job in Social Media

PR Expanded

If you are taking a social media class that talks about paid advertising, ask your teacher where you should go to learn more about advertising. If you’re in a research class that briefly brings up social media analytics, find out how you can get more practice with analytics.

26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

There’s something in here for every discipline of marketing – be it strategy, PR, content marketing, SEO, digital, social media, customer marketing, and so much more. 1) Owned media gains on distrust of mass media. 2) Microtargeting augmented by social surround sound.

The Psychology Behind Social Media

Critical Mention

Trying to understand the way people think is the crux of how PR pros build a social media strategy. But as we all know, the psychology behind social media strategy is a complex topic. We have some tips and tricks on how to boost your social media engagement.

How Statistics Can Improve Your Social Media Strategy

Cision

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“What Celebrities Can Teach Companies About Social Media” published on October 14, 2015), “experts” offered some social media content advice: From singer Rihanna – Cultivate platform-specific content for a multitude of social platforms.

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. Social platforms are made for snark, right? But research shows that consumers don’t always welcome social snark from brands.

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. Click here to manage crisis communication in a social world! Social Media Management Isn’t a 5-Minute Job.

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.