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.

9 trends to watch for social media marketers

PR Daily

Social media is always changing. When it comes to social media, the year ahead should be quite an interesting one for marketers. Which features, content types and tactics have the potential to significantly affect social media marketing efforts in the months ahead?

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.

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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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.

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.”

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. ].

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

PR Expanded

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.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

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.

Five Activities to Grow your Twitter Community

PR Expanded

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). What are your best tips for growing community?

4 Ways to Engage Your Community


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 Segment Journalists By Social Media Use


And you hear journalists complain about this lack of differentiation in how the PR community pitches them. The Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study provides some very tangible insights into the social media perception and behaviors of journalists.

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

PR Expanded

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?

Using the Right Social Media Language

The Proactive Report

GUEST POST by Mike Falkow, Creative Director of Meritus Media. Social media has become the elephant in the room when it comes to business nowadays. Social media today is about visual storytelling and each platform has developed its own shorthand, a unique language if you will.

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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The benefits of building a vibrant community on social media: The case of #SMprofs

Karen Freberg

When it comes to social media, one of the best features and opportunities we can do is build a community where fellow colleagues come together and bounce around ideas. That’s why I created the Social Media Professor’s Community Group on Facebook.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

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.

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.

Artists with the Best Social Media Strategies

Critical Mention

But, the artists we’ve listed are truly famous and are also strategic in their social media efforts. Across Beyoncé’s social media platforms, one post is estimated to be worth over $1 million. There is a big difference between “insta-famous” and being famous.

Partnering with HubSpot Academy on Social Media

Karen Freberg

I have spent the past few days in Boston working with the HubSpot Academy team as they prepare to launch a new certification on social media. We first got connected on Twitter, and then she joined the Social Media Professors group I manage on FB.

Handling Social Media Complainers

Rock the Status Quo

They’re unavoidable on social media and most of us quake in fear at the thought of handling them wrong. Customer service is a HUGE component of social media, but does it apply to public relations? There is a direct line between social media and corporate reputation.

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

PR Warrior

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

Power of Online Community: Connecting w/ Social Media Friends

Karen Freberg

Here are some reasons I believe this is super important today in social media. An opportunity for your contacts to know you as well I have a bucket list of people I want to meet from my communities on social media. Zoomph has the best social media swag!

Approaching Teaching Social Media In the New Academic Year

Karen Freberg

With professors who are teaching social media, this can be a daunting and intimidating task in many ways. Teaching social media, as I have written about many times, is a constant prep. I know when I started teaching social media several years ago, this was not the case.

Social Media Marketing for Complete Beginners


When it comes to generating leads, creating a community, and interacting with your customers, nothing tops social media. Social media is the perfect way to build exposure for your brand and increase traffic to your website, but how do you do that? Sprout Social.

Building a Community: The Next Frontier for Social Media Professionals

Karen Freberg

We are seeing more brands, professionals, and even enterprise audiences gravitate to creating their own communities. Why set up your own community? Keep in mind, you have to be active and willing to invest in this community. Social Media Masterminds.

Free Report! The Keys to Building a Successful Social Media Team


These are all great goals for your social media campaign, but without the right social media team behind you, you’ll never be able to accomplish any of them. Amy Heiss, Global Program Manager for Social Media Training and Activation at Dell. Drive traffic.

Establishing a [new] Social Media Class: Introducing #FrebergSM

Karen Freberg

The life of a social media professor is both absolutely fabulous, but also challenging to meet the expectations that are being made by both the profession, and universities. This will help bridge the science and art of social media.

2016 Global Social Journalism Study: How to Reach More Journalists on Social Media


Connecting with journalists via social media should be a no-brainer for any PR pro. According to Cision’s 2016 Global Social Journalism Study published this week, nearly half (48 percent) of U.S.

Parents of Teens Alert: Social Media More Addictive Than Cocaine

Social PR Chat

Put it in the hands of teens and the mix of social media and smartphones is proving to have adverse effects. Signs of Social Binging. I find it shocking what social media and smartphones are doing to the culture of teens today.

Bringing social back to social media: Power of meet-ups

Karen Freberg

As you all know, I love technology and social media. In many ways, I owe a lot to social media since it has allowed me to establish myself in my role as a professor while giving me the opportunity to meet some incredible people in the industry over the years.

11 social media mistakes brand managers should avoid

PR Daily

Done well, social media is a powerful and cost-effective marketing channel that can help businesses grow. When developing a social media marketing strategy, it is natural that some mistakes will be made. Not having a social media plan.

What’s Your Social Media Elevator Pitch? Join #PRStudChat on June 21 To Find Out How to Leverage Your Network

PR Expanded

Social media can open new doors and might even land you that dream job or connection. They will each share their experiences of how social media played a role in growing their PR careers and will provide tips and advice on how others can do the same.

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?

Creating a Community for Continued Education: Launching #FrebergAlums FB Group

Karen Freberg

I have been a part of many different Facebook Groups, and I have found there are a range here for the types of communities they serve. I have been managing and overseeing a Social Media Professor’s Group now for almost two years (WOW!),

Is working in social media stressful?: Some thoughts and recommendations

Karen Freberg

Everyone thinks working in social media is “easy” and anyone can do it. I have gotten this a lot from professors who do not teach social media over the years: Karen – teaching social media is all about taking selfies and creating memes, right?

6 Steps to a Scintillating Social Media Presence


These days a business does not have a choice to not be on social media. Or, how much to invest into social media marketing. Or even, what should one’s social media strategy be. Look around and you’ll realize that the top social networks are all image-driven.

Should you get a social media certification?

PR Daily

It’s difficult to assess what someone knows about social media. The more desirable candidates will also have a PR or marketing diploma, or a certificate from a community college. RELATED: Join us at Amazon HQ for the Social Media & DigitalCommunications Conference.].

The Evolution of Multimedia Across Social Media


Every innovation in social media goes through a similar growth cycle. Live video is changing both the tone of social media and how we interact with it. 2016 might be the most transformative year in social media. Social is in the moment.

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.