Effectively Engage and Build Your Community Through Podcasting

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It’s a crowded field to be sure, but it also offers an excellent, and even underused, opportunity for businesses to increase engagement with its community. Think of your community when podcasting instead of focusing solely on promotion. Universities , nonprofits , museums , law firms , associations , and small businesses have branched out into podcasting – expanding their online presence in ways that serve their business and community.

How one podcast anchors a community-building campaign for nurses

PR Daily

It’s hardly the only attempt to create community around a storytelling initiative, but what is unique about the SHIFT campaign is how it anchors the entire effort around a podcast, “ Shift Talk.” Connected to social media.

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How Visa Canada is helping its community during COVID-19

PR Daily

The media landscape is still dominated by COVID-19—and the narrative is unlikely to change as the U.S. However, organizations can still drive the conversation with efforts to help their community.

When approaching DE&I, lean on your communities

PR Daily

Facebook’s D&I lead shared some of the tactics that are working at the social media company, as well as how to think about long-term progress on this crucial issue for all industries. Technology to help address DE&I isn’t limited to social media and live video.

Community Management: Quit Herding Cats

Cision

If media relations is an arm of public relations, community management is another. A community grows your reach and influence. If those people like you and what you have to say, the community and loyalty grows. But how do you manage that community? These five tips hold the answers: Want to learn more about community management and its role in PR? Best Practices Featured community management public relations

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. Within this context, the #PRStudChat community, which is sponsored by Spin Sucks, will gather on Thursday, Nov 15th, at 12 P.M., ET, to discuss change and social media. How is social media changing the job landscape?

How to build community during the current global pandemic

PR Daily

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 ]. Engage your professional community. To support better industry collaboration and follow evolving best practices, great leaders are engaging their professional communities.

A Community Manager’s Toolbox

Shift Communications

Being a community manager may sound like a cool, trendy job filled with fun and creativity. Whether you’re managing a community of thousands or one of 100, you are the eyes and the ears of the company on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Luckily there are some tools and assets out there than can help make a community manager breathe a little easier on a day-to-day basis. The biggest reason social media exists is engagement.

5 tips for building strong social media communities during difficult times

PR Daily

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. During these difficult times, more people are appreciating the value of real community, not just the number of likes on a post.

On January 17th, the #PRStudChat Community Discusses How to Get Strategic With Owned Media

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Owned media is less about controlling your content and more about creating what your customers need and prefer from you. For years, PR professionals were mostly focused on earned media for the credible third-party endorsement. For example, owned media is an opportunity to customize content for niche audiences, to engage and build relationships through compelling stories, and to be more cost efficient in your content development. How has pitching media changed?

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

PR Daily

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. Communities are a source of resilience and support during trying and normal times, and every business should be engaging and interacting with their customers, particularly their regulars, like members of their family. What community means.

Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat. One thing that all of these have in common is the notion of community building. So how can you, as a communications professional, leverage the power of community building for your brand?

How Oscar Mayer is fostering community during COVID-19

PR Daily

The company has created a campaign to encourage “front yard cookouts,” tying in social media to bring people together amid social distancing and isolation—and to feed families in need. How are you creating community and interaction for your external audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic? A central element of the campaign will be a financial gift to help feed Americans in need; it also ties into social media participation. “We’re Social media’s moment.

Connect your hospital blog with your community

PR Daily

Blogs connect your community hospital with the online health care community. Blogs are a great way to direct traffic to your community hospital’s website and social media accounts. This will establish and interlink your community hospital’s web presence. Interacting with potential staff, patients or members of the health care community can boost your hospital’s brand and reputation.

How an Ohio dentist used podcasts to engage his community

PR Daily

Engaging your community is difficult if your audience is gripped with fear and doubt—which poses a problem for dentists. The podcast team “hopes to make listeners feel more connected to the community, keep them updated on important dental-related news, and give them the knowledge and tools that they need to keep their smiles healthy.”. Bogan’s goal was to increase visibility and have a conversation with his community, so measuring raw downloads of his podcast made sense.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Mysteries of Media Pitching on September 20th

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ET for an in-depth discussion on the mysteries of media pitching. You heard us: Media pitching. Google “media pitching” and you’ll get a slew of results referencing dos and don’ts, tips, tricks, and best practices. So, for the September #PRStudChat, we brought in the media pitching expert: Michael Smart ( @michaelsmartpr ). What are the characteristics of a good media pitch? How much time should you invest in preparing each media pitch? Media PR 2.0

4 tips from the Ragan Community for better virtual meetings

PR Daily

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, members of the Ragan community partook in our twitter chat discussing the best practices for working remotely and attending or hosting virtual meetings. RELATED: Join us for PR Daily's can't-miss Media Relations & Measurement Virtual Conference ]. The post 4 tips from the Ragan Community for better virtual meetings appeared first on PR Daily.

#RAREis: Providing a voice for the rare-disease community

PR Daily

In 2017, Horizon started a social media program on Instagram called #RAREis, which is designed to elevate the voices, faces and experiences of the rare disease community. Each person has a different experience, but #RAREis provides an opportunity to share the uncensored truth of their journey while demonstrating the power of community. The answer is simple: It’s the right thing to do for our patients and the communities we serve.

How to speak to the LGBTQ community

PR Daily

When you layer on the advances in equality, increased visibility in the media and a changing mindset of younger generations, it’s clear to see the segment has grown exponentially. Before, traditional PR had virtually no place in the marketing mix to reach gay and lesbian consumers (as other facets of the community - the “BTQA” - were yet to be recognized) for fear of backlash or alienating a mainstream audience. Multiculturalism is well on its way to being the new status quo.

How to use brand journalism to engage your community

PR Daily

Along the way, we stopped at schools, monuments and veterans’ homes—and when we arrived in Virginia, PenFed employees and our community were waiting to join us to lay wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery. Over the past year, our team has harnessed the power of social media to share more than 1,100 stories, reaching 81 million people. Our efforts have helped raise the profile of the credit union by telling compelling stories about our members, employees and communities.

Social Media Communities: The “next move” for social media professionals

Karen Freberg

We have seen many communities arise of course over the past few decades on social media. However, can communities serve as the new “next move” for social media professionals? How do I go about in creating a community? Here are some best practices I have learned over the past few years in managing several communities. Some of these were based on my social media classes (ex. Understand managing a community does take time.

Five Activities to Grow your Twitter Community

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My course, Social Media and Public Relations, kicked off last week with the students building and branding their Twitter profiles and actively engaging in our classroom community (#UMASSPRSM). This article is in honor of their dedicated participation so far, and to further help my students and any other students and professionals who are new to Twitter and want to successfully grow their communities and follower base. What are your best tips for growing community?

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

How community relations can outpace even your best media hit

Agility PR Solutions

In the earliest days of my career, I was a media placement machine. The post How community relations can outpace even your best media hit appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Analysis Public Relations media relationsIf the early-in-my-PR-career me were looking at the current me writing this article, he would either be laughing or looking at me incredulously. Getting a client placed was as simple a proposition as dunking cookies into milk.

Listening, joining conversations and exploring communities

Stephen Waddington

#PowerAndInfluence, #FuturePRoof, #PRstack, #PRFest and Comms School are all examples of communities with conversation and learning at their heart. You can catch a replay of the webinar via the Comms School community on Facebook. The start point is finding a community to join. Start by following journalists and media related to your sector. Communities are democratic spaces in which everyone has an equal voice and an opportunity to share their point of view.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

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In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Marketwire and TheCommunityManager.com asked community managers about what they do, how they do it, and where they see the future of community management going… and then put all the answers together in an eBook.

Share the work that engaged your community—online or IRL

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Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. The post Share the work that engaged your community—online or IRL appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing Crisis Communications Marketing Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards Ragan Awards Social Media digital marketing awards marketing awards social media awardsDon’t miss the final deadline on March 1.

Simple steps everyone can take to begin engaging the black community

PR Daily

As interests surge on how best to engage the black community today and over the long-term, we offer these helpful strategies as a starting point for connecting with the culture. The brand told this story throughout tours of its facilities and via social media and marketing campaigns. Simply ask someone in the community for ideas. Have diverse voices in the room (including representation from varied voices within the black community) and listen when they offer perspective.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses PR, Twitter & Politics on Tuesday, October 11th

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ET, the #PRStudChat Community will gather to discuss PR, Twitter and Politics from local cities to the state houses to the national government, all while reaching and communicating to a global audience focused on this year’s election. Together, we’ll be diving into Twitter and whether social media is altering or impacting the messages we receive. Event Media PR 2.0

3 Reasons to Build a Niche Community

Cision

Many PR pros who aim to get coverage in high-visibility media outlets and at a national level often overlook great opportunities available in their own communities. We’ve got three reasons why you should build up your niche community: 1. Local members of the media are on the lookout for attention-grabbing area news. Get our free tip sheet “10 Do’s & Don’ts of Media Pitching” now!

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Financial Services & Social Media on April 19th

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Social media participation in the financial services industry is expected to increase as social networks expand in the coming years. Understanding your business purpose and approach on social media is imperative and financial services companies are investing in their infrastructure, guidelines, and engagement best practices. Jenn and the JConnelly team have been working with financial companies for years helping them to navigate the social media landscape.

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Let me tell you, friends, that with the power of social media and technology, this can be a reality. Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. I teach public relations, communication and social media classes. How is your video content serving your community?

How to build communities of social media influence

Shift Communications

It’s why social media influence scores and top 100 social media lists seem to matter a great deal. This is the essential idea behind communities of influence. We’ve talked about this in the past (as far back as 2012), but only now are the tools and methods for executing on communities of influence becoming available. How do we think about communities of influence? The blue cluster above are general media and influencers.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Digital Media and AI on October 25th

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ET the #PRStudChat community will gather for a Twitter chat focused on Digital Media and AI. Our special guest driving the discussion will be Martin Waxman, APR, who leads digital and social media training and workshops. Here are several of the topics/questions Martin and the #PRStudChat community will answer on the 25th.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

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Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Community Consultation – Offline & Online. Happy Monday!

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. So that kept me thinking about how one puts the “we” in any community forum, as well as how one sustains it.

3 Ways to Expand Your Reach Within the Hispanic Community

Cision

In addition to this, the term “Hispanic” incorporates a very large group of people with varying cultures and lifestyles, and it’s important to understand the individual, unique subgroups within the community as a whole. Without really understanding the needs of the audience — which news outlets they prefer, what makes them more inclined to read content from a company, what type of media generates the most interest — it’s impossible to customize and distribute content to the best audience.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We wanted to give cruisers the tools to tell their own stories and share their experiences through text and media. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community.

Can You Teach Creativity? The #PRStudChat Community Shares Insights

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On November 17 th , the #PRStudChat community gathered to discuss the importance of Creative PR and taking the art of storytelling to a new level. Here are several of the interesting insights our community members shared: According to community responses, levels of creativity will vary among professionals and your environment plays an important role. However, social media communication adds a whole new dimension to your creative knowledge and skill set.