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.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

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.

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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.

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?

7 social media tips from top CEOs

PR Daily

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.

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

Do you know what your audience wants on social media? To understand what they were dealing with and how they could make the most of these social media assets, the team decided to do an in-depth audit of all Transamerica online channels. “We

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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Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

PR Daily

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.

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.”

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

PR Daily

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

HMA Public Relations

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.

Deadline Friday—Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

PR Daily

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.

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?

PR and Social Media: How to Adapt Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Fifteen years ago, if you had told me that PR and social media were going to work together and that we would use social media for PR, I may have chuckled. After all, social media was initially created to connect family and friends, not brands.

Small social media followings have high engagement rates

PR Daily

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5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

If you are a PR pro, you spend a lot of time on social media. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Social media is immediate and noisy. Featured Media Relations Social Media

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.

How to convert social media critics into avid fans

PR Daily

Social media provides a plethora of engagement opportunities, but the medium is not without its risks. Here’s what PR pros learn from Dave, about social media and the power of humor in a rancorous media climate: It started with a YouTube video.

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

PR Daily

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 media companies focused on longer content?

Which Social Media Marketing Measurements Matter Most

Business Wire

Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts. Nowhere is this more evident than on social media platforms.

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? 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?

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?

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?

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. In B2C social media, you see a lot of product and brand-oriented calls to action.

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement

PR Daily

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.

15 courses to improve your social media knowledge

PR Daily

Do you know the latest trends and tips to make your messages soar on social media platforms, from Facebook to YouTube? What are your goals for social media in the coming year? . RELATED: Take the first step in achieving communications excellence ]. Social Media

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10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

PR Daily

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. On social media.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

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.

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.

How to Categorise Social Media Influencers

Doctor Spin

During my PR career, I often made it a point to distinguish between social media naturals and brand ambassadors , for instance. STIM, the Standard Terminology of Influencer Marketing, is an effort to clearly define different tiers of social media influencers.

The New Ticker: How Social Media Can Amplify Your News Distribution

Business Wire

While the relational foundation remains the same for communications professionals, the arrival of social media as the primary platform for cultural engagement has drastically impacted how we engage our audiences. The news distribution cycle isn’t what it once was.

11 musts for creating outstanding social media memes

PR Daily

Social media users love memes. These attention-grabbing images, augmented by a few humorous or clever words, tend to garner high engagement and can spread quickly on social media. A review by the social media team or a higher-up can prevent inadvertent miscues. .

5 steps for using testimonials in social media video

PR Daily

With video becoming more popular every day, there’s never been a better time to use the power of testimonials to engage potential customers on social media. These authentic testimonials humanize your brand and are highly shareable across social media platforms.

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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.

4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

PR Daily

Is your social media policy easy to understand? A report from Altimeter Group says social media crises are on the rise. This is good news for hospital CEOs who view social media as a potential disaster waiting to happen. Clear social media policy.

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.

Why social media managers should cultivate private groups

PR Daily

Experts from Sprout Social, Talkwalker and Transamerica share how engaging your relevant community is a recipe for online success as platforms’ algorithms evolve and fluctuate. Developing your own social media community is simple, Samuels says.

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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.

How your social media can help recruit talented team members

PR Daily

How you find new employees and engage with your wider community is moving on to social media channels—and that means PR pros should be involved in the process. Use that information to do market research so you know where to find prospects on social media.

3 ways MSNBC optimizes social media to handle crises

PR Daily

The organization’s SVP of communications says that online platforms have become ‘the best vehicle for PR.’ Social media platforms are behind much of the ramped-up speed. Build an effective (and social-friendly) strategy. Crisis Communications PR Social Media