Book Review: Social Media for Strategic Communication By Karen Freberg

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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. Once again, you’ve published a resource that will guide many in their communication in 2019 and beyond! Social media Strategic Communications Creative Strategies Karen Freberg public relations Sage Publishing Social Media For Strategic Communication

How you should adapt your social media strategy during COVID-19

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With audiences looking for authoritative information and updates, brand managers sould invest in digital media—but stay prepared to change with the latest new trend. Along with everything else in the world, COVID-19 has unquestionably upended social media.

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Why B2B Brands Should Be Active on Social Media

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As most PR agencies know, social media is not just for B2C companies anymore. They’re under pressure to differentiate their brand communications to reach high-priority audiences in more thoughtful and effective ways. With the help of social media, a B2B brand in the tech sector can establish a distinctive voice and build a unique community of followers. With an audience now younger than ever, B2B communications is almost fully digital.

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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.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

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However, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the role social media plays in all our lives. It is, however, a call for communicators to be more intentional, thoughtful and circumspect about the weight and mental freight these platforms put on our heads. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft HQ for our 11th annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit. ]. Seething hatred does not improve your ability to communicate.

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

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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?

6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

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For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. For PR and marketing folks, it’s a key part of business communications. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads. Yet the social media landscape changes constantly. Social Commerce: Instagram as storefront .

Social Media Crisis Management: PR Communication Stategy

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The acceleration of social media has added to the challenges of crisis communications, an impact that a Pentland Analytics study says has doubled the impact on shareholder value. Social Listening. Getting the communication basics right. Communicate individually.

3 tactics for building brand authority on social media

PR Daily

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. We’re living in uncertain times, and now more than ever, people are turning to social media for camaraderie, distraction—and facts. Then we use social media to share out the coverage.

5 emerging, surging social media trends for 2020

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the way we work and use social media. Five crucial social media trends are highlighted below. Most social media managers have been trained to prepare content weeks or months in advance, but that approach will either result in outdated and off-tone content, or will require you to scrap everything you created and start again. Prioritizing social media listening. Imagine not listening on today’s social media channels before creating content.

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.

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How travel brands can fill the social media void

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As organizations in the travel and hospitality space adapt to the reality fo the global pandemic, there’s still a way for them to engage on social media platforms, even without user-generated content. As a rule, 86% of would-be travelers—from Zoomers to Boomers—look to social media for vacation inspiration. While this statistic has remained the same since the onset of the pandemic, there’s been a significant change in travel-related social content.

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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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Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

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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. Professors who are looking for a framework to approach social media with their students as a community and also to participate together more strategically should read this book.

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

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Social media has emerged as one of the most important tools for public relations and marketing over the past decade. As social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn mature, the debate over their future grows. Whatever happens, social media will evolve.

4 tips to elevate videos for social media marketing

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Most social media managers know they must incorporate visual content into their plans. Although the social media world is ever-changing and requires innovation and experimentation daily, social media managers and corporate video editors can keep in mind a few best practices to drive results, foster engagement and increase followers. On top of that, social media platforms have been redesigned to cater to mobile.

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How social media strategies should adapt to COVID-19

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The crisis has changed how many communicators interact with their communities, especially online. 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. How should your social media strategy change and what are some opportunities for social media to be a solution for the problems posed by the crisis?

5 tips for smart, strategic social media during COVID-19

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Here’s how to strike the right balance in the age of social distancing. When COVID-19 happened, we created a taskforce to rejigger our planned content to make sure our social media campaigns weren’t tone-deaf,” says Amy Copperman, a senior content manager overseeing editorial and social media at Adobe Spark. For example, we’re now doing a new livestreaming show called SparkLive on Tuesdays and Fridays across all our Adobe Spark social channels.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

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I have always been very passionate about social media, but when it comes to teaching social media, there is nothing more rewarding. I have been teaching my social media class for the last three years and it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a professor. How did I get started teaching social media? This has been the primary reason why I decided to self-publish my own book on the roadmap to teach social media.

Why you should invest in social media monitoring

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In 2020 and the age of social media, some experts are suggesting that brands incorporate social media monitoring into digital and marketing strategy. What is social media monitoring? Social media monitoring allows brands to track mentions on multiple sources and respond in a timely manner. Social media monitoring is sometimes confused with social media listening.

7 social media tips from top CEOs

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Just how public should a major CEO’s social media presence be? Here are tips organizations and business professionals can take from these leaders to develop their own social media presence. The only verified presence of Tim Cook on any form of social media is on Twitter. RELATED: Join us in Chicago for our Future Of Communications Conference. ]. The lesson : You don’t need to be on every social media platform to have success.

“I’m quitting social media”

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I read Going Postal — A psychoanalytic reading of social media and the death drive. In the article, writer Max Read tells us the story about his personal relationship with social media in light of reading The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour. Read tells us that he’s quitting social media. The trope “I’ve had enough and here’s why I’m quitting social media” has been an internet staple for years, but Read’s take is a classy blend of wit and cool. “I

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. Social media users want to form genuine connections with others, especially since they’re not getting that as much in person right now.

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

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Do you know what your audience wants on social media? That was the crucial starting point for the Transamerica social media team in late 2018, when took over the channels owned by two subsidiary sister organizations: Transamerica Agency Network (TAN) and Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. The first step was to understand the complete picture of Transamerica’s social media presence. What do they worry about when it comes to social?

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

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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.

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. The multiple channels, user-level control of messaging, and real-time delivery make social media far more complex than press releases and conferences. You must remember communication basics.

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? corporate communications public relations Reputation Management social media

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

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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. There are some fundamental differences in how social tactics are applied in the two arenas, which I think is only right given that they contain different kinds of organizations with differing agendas and audiences. B2C social channels use a ton of video, images and other media channels.

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

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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.

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

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Enter your digital communications and social media campaigns. The post Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Don’t miss the Jan. 24 entry deadline.

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

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Enter your digital communications and social media campaigns. The post Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Don’t miss the Jan. 24 entry deadline.

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

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Enter your digital communications and social media campaigns. The post Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Don’t miss the Jan. 24 entry deadline.

Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age

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Abbie gives her expert insight on how to handle crisis communications in the social media age. The post Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Crisis Communications Featured PR and HMA PR Social Media Abbie S. It seems not a day goes by that a viral video is making the news. Fink HMA Public Relations public relations crisis Viral Video

Using Social Media During a Crisis

Ronn Torossian

Social media has forever changed how people stay in touch with each other and get updates on each other’s lives. Because of its soaring popularity, many brands turn to social media to help with marketing and public relations efforts. However, increasingly, brands also use social media as part of their crisis communications … READ MORE ». The post Using Social Media During a Crisis appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

5 ways to level up social media visuals for everyone

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You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make your social media pop. CamelCase hashtags also help, says Carmen Collins , senior social media and talent brand manager at Cisco. Just be aware of the visual trends big brands are embracing, and take only what works for your audience,” says Ryan McCready , social media lead Venngage. Brian Pittman is a Ragan Communications consultant and event producer. Want to create ‘thumb-stopping’ posts?

Report: Consumers want to be entertained on social media

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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? Most communicators interact on social media as part of their ongoing PR and marketing efforts, but a new study from Sprout Social suggests most organizations have room to grow.

Why measuring social media ROI still stumps PR pros

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Is the native analytics within social media platforms really telling you all you need to know? Despite the rise in available data and an overwhelming number of third-party tools, measuring the bottom-line impact of social media efforts continues to be a major challenge for communications professionals. Or is it that we have an inflated sense of the outcomes social media can impact beyond lifting brand awareness and engaging with prospective customers?

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

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Social platforms are making plays for more advertiser dollars, but should brand managers jump on the opportunity? 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? Is social set to dethrone television and platforms like Netflix in the coming years? Why are social media companies focused on longer content?

Topics that trend on social media during the COVID-19 crisis

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Social listening reveals the discussions that are dirivng conversations on social media platforms. FREE GUIDE: 3 Proven Ways to Communicate with Employees During COVID-19 ]. The post Topics that trend on social media during the COVID-19 crisis appeared first on PR Daily. Research Research Snapshot Social Media The WorkplaceRemote work and isolation top the list.

10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

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The dedicated communicators at altruistic organizations understand the value of public relations in soliciting donations, attracting volunteers or reporting to donors, but they might be missing out on affordable, effective opportunities. Even small not-for-profit organizations can effectively promote their message through social media. On social media. A Newswhip study examined how leading nonprofit organizations succeed in social media and public relations.