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.

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.

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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.

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. Jenn and the JConnelly team have been working with financial companies for years helping them to navigate the social media landscape.

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

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The effort won a PR Daily Award for Community Engagement. . Do you know what your audience wants on social media? 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?

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. Be open to opportunities from community.

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. How did I get started teaching social media? Truly embracing what it means to be a “social media professor.”

10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

PR Daily

Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. When social media first hit the scene, many companies viewed it as just another advertising outlet. However, its social media accounts are more about people.

5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

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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

How PR pros should account for social media ‘lurkers’

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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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As with any other tactic in our PR arsenal, social media can help us make waves for our clients. But don’t confuse this with weak; in both arenas, quality social media voices can be found all over the place, and the meek are quickly overwhelmed by the strong.

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? . Social media training from Hootsuite Academy. Sprout Social’s webinars.

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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?

Community management – why social media has to be more than just posting

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What is community management and why is it important? A community manager is responsible for advocating a brand on social networks. Strong community management and online presence leads to increased awareness of the brand, higher engagement and more engaged followers.

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement

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As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? The ever-decreasing attention spans of social media users.

Don’t make these marketing blunders on social media

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Even experienced social media marketers make mistakes, so it pays to review common blunders. Are you guilty of any of these social media marketing sins? That depends on your brand, industry and the size of your social media following. Marketing Social Media

How your social media can help recruit talented team members

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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.

4 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

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The most-popular sites are great, but less-used venues—Quora, Pinterest, Reddit and Nextdoor—offer terrific opportunities for community engagement. The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

It’s terrific to see that social media is still SOCIAL!

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I’m an unabashed social media purist. . Always have been, from the early days of Twitter in 2007-12 when connection, conversation and community really meant something. This is what social media has always been about. Book publishing PR Warrior Social media

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

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Though most marketers believe that social media boosts their organizations’ bottom lines, communicating its value remains a stumbling block. A recent Sprout Social report revealed that in 2019, roughly $18.4 billion will be spent on social media advertising.

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Six social media trends in 60-seconds

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Social media advances at an incredibly rapid rate. Prohibition’s social media trends in more detail. The rise of dark social. For brands this means less access to third-party data – which could impact everything from ad targeting through to social listening.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

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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. Build relationships and regularly engage with 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. How do we think about communities of influence?

Why social media managers should cultivate private groups

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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. Creating your own community. Developing your own social media community is simple, Samuels says.

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Are Leaders Expected to take a FEEL First Approach to Social Media?

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On June 13th, the #PRStudChat community gathered for a discussion on “Learning Leadership Skills.” Ken and our community of PR students, educators and pros shared their knowledge on how leadership is more than a fancy title, big office or a large salary.

4 Ways to Engage Your Community

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PR is nothing without community. With social media, engaging with your community has become easier than ever. Social allows you to listen to what your audience needs and adjust strategies accordingly to develop a loyal community.

How to convert social media critics into avid fans

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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.

#Leaders Listen Up: #Millennials Share what Gets their Attention on Social Media

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Social media continues to capture time and attention. Here are some of the stats revealing how much people participate in social media; where they spend their time; what they like to do and how often. Social Media Workshop in Princeton, NJ.

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.

How to Influence People Effectively With Social Media

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We perceive social media platforms and other means of digital amplification as tools with incredible potential, yet we know very little about how effectively and by what mechanism influence occurs. Bridging social capital – ties between relatively heterogeneous groups.

How an Ohio dentist used podcasts to engage his community

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Engaging your community is difficult if your audience is gripped with fear and doubt—which poses a problem for dentists. The podcast offers educational insight into a dentist’s view of the dangers of vaping and offers a platform to community leaders to share about their current initiatives.

5 steps for using testimonials in social media video

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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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4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

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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.

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

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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. The answer is simple: It’s the right thing to do for our patients and the communities we serve.

Why senior social media leaders should apply to this exclusive membership organization

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The Social Media Leadership Council is your ticket to unlimited training, research and networking for your team. As a social media leader, you know that the rules for online success are constantly changing. Monthly social media webinars and virtual summits.

Report: Video is crucial for reaching social media audiences

PR Daily

Social media habits are changing as users are favoring two things: community and video. More and more social media users are searching for “velvet rope” communities, or forums that are not public facing but offer a specific audience for collaboration, brainstorming and griping.

Insider secrets for making the most of social media

PR Daily

Staying relevant on every major social media platform can seem impossible, not to mention draining. Are you taking a hard look at your social media strategy? Social media’s ever-changing environment can be difficult to navigate.

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

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In the spirit of learning, even when school is out, our community will gather for a Twitter chat on July 19th at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss social media and getting into the strategic communications mindset. How has social media impacted communications strategy?

Social media dos and don’ts for 2019

PR Daily

Whether you are looking to expand your social media efforts or just keep up with the competition, there are some rules you must follow. How can you better ensure your social media efforts will help you accomplish your brand’s objectives in 2019? Marketing Social Media

4 rules Grubhub follows to drive social media success

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The company’s senior manager of social media says online marketers must put consumers first, think of each platform and prepare with mobile devices in mind. Social media users are hungry for excellent, captivating content. Tailor your content to each social media platform.