4 Ways to Win Over Skeptical Consumers

Cision

A little patriotic music, a glimpse of the American dream, maybe some cute kittens or little kids — it didn’t take much more to convince consumers that you deserved their money. No one was safe from consumer skepticism as we entered the post-trust era (PTE). We live in a cynical time.

The Consumer PR of First Impressions

Ronn Torossian

The post The Consumer PR of First Impressions appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. This past week, tens of millions of Americans rose before the sun and commenced the annual bacchanal of deal-seeking known as Black Friday.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

Most of the work I’ve seen profiled in best practices, case studies, award entries, panel discussions and other channels has been consumer-facing – as in work done by companies or agencies to advance the agenda of a B2C company or a consumer product (Oreo, Dove or Skittles anyone?).

Burberry Burns Overstock, Riles Consumers

Ronn Torossian

But those efforts do not always sit well with the consumer public, and that can create some PR tension for the brand, especially if it mishandles the messaging related to the issue.

PR Strategies For Consumer Tech Press

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While we all don’t have such sexy new product announcements, the consumer tech PR space is full of other great news of interest to relevant journalists and bloggers. Conversely, blind pitching to anyone with a CE or consumer tech title in their byline will likely end up in the deletes.

Social Media for Consumer vs. B2B: Three Fundamental Differences

PR Expanded

Most of the work I’ve seen profiled in best practices, case studies, award entries, panel discussions and other channels has been consumer-facing – as in work done by companies or agencies to advance the agenda of a B2C company or a consumer product (Oreo, Dove or Skittles anyone?).

Direct to Consumer Public Relations Guide: How to Market Directly to Consumers with PR

5W PR

According to a recent study by IAB, named the rise of the brand economy in the 21 st century, the future of retail will be painted by direct to consumer relationships. The biggest problem is that many companies don’t know how to get started with direct to consumer PR.

Consumer PR Crises That Spun Out of Control

Ronn Torossian

In many cases, a PR crisis happens as a result of something someone already said or did, but there are times when the consumer public can watch a PR catastrophe happen in real time, experiencing the chaos as one bad decision leads to a situation spinning out of control.

3 actionable ways to build consumer trust

Agility PR Solutions

If your consumers to trust you, half the battle for your business will already be won. The post 3 actionable ways to build consumer trust appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. This is because it’s easier to build a loyal following of returning customers when they believe in you.

What Consumers Think About Travel Technology

Cision

Many are using digital travel technology, a trend that is changing the way consumers interact with airlines, hotel chains and other companies. That’s because most of them can’t compare brands, prices and reviews among different providers — the most important feature to many consumers.

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Dolce & Gabbana apologizes for riling Chinese consumers

PR Daily

The fashion brand is struggling after a boycott by Chinese retailers, consumers, celebrities and influencers. Fortune reported : A number of e-commerce sites in China have removed Dolce & Gabbana products from their pages as consumers across the country called for a boycott of the brand.

Harry’s Razors: Brilliant Consumer PR

Ronn Torossian

Harry’s continues to gain traction, while building consumer PR steam for many different reasons, and the company … READ MORE ». The post Harry’s Razors: Brilliant Consumer PR appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Men hate buying razors. They are expensive – increasingly so – and inconvenient. But, for those who exist outside the lumberjack fashion craze, razors remain a necessary part of everyday use.

Infographic: How mobile consumers use voice search

PR Daily

Just how important is voice search technology? As virtual assistants and smart speakers gain popularity, it might be just as important to rank in voice search algorithms as it does to reach the top of the Google results page.

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Social video influences consumers most—how are communicators responding?

Agility PR Solutions

Research has shown that video offers brands the best content opportunity for connecting with consumers, especially influential Millennials and Gen Zers. The post Social video influences consumers most—how are communicators responding?

Technology 2019—10 hot consumer trends in tech next year

Agility PR Solutions

Comms connectivity firm Ericsson has released the eighth edition of its ConsumerLab trend report, 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2019, representing predictions of 34 million early technology adopters. What’s hot for tech enthusiasts in 2019?

Consumers are looking for authenticity—here’s how to get it

Agility PR Solutions

Globalism and the internet mean that nowadays consumers can buy from companies around the world, which means you can establish yourself in a niche and become a huge global hit without expanding operations and opening up new satellite offices in different countries.

Consumers revisit company websites when they find quality content

Agility PR Solutions

PR pros and communicators have long known that “content is king,” but a new survey from B2B research and reviews firm Clutch reveals that consumers also agree. The post Consumers revisit company websites when they find quality content appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Study: What content do industry leaders consume?

PR Daily

Fifty-five percent report consuming content from emails daily, and 52 percent report relying daily on traditional media such as newspapers. Your content is only as important as the person who reads it.

6 Ways to Connect With Consumers Using Periscope

Cision

With forecasts estimating that video will make up 80 to 90 percent of global consumer traffic by 2019 , live video streaming apps like Periscope are expected to stay in the spotlight. Here are six ways Periscope can influence the way your brand interacts with consumers: 1.

Report: Affluent consumer habits, demographics and splurges

PR Daily

The assumption that wealthy consumers lead lives filled with frivolous, frequent spending sprees is often inaccurate. However, affluent consumers are less likely than non-affluent consumers to head right to the clearance rack when entering a store.

Consumer shifts require organizations to make better connections

PR Daily

As consumer tastes and habits shift, so, too, must product marketing, if companies wish to keep moving products. There are other brands on the shelf, both big names and store brands, but Smucker’s jumps right out at you, both in quantity and consumer familiarity.

How branded content counters consumer skepticism

PR Daily

For better or worse, consumers are in charge of their media choices. According to findings from a CMO Council study , 99 percent of consumers would curtail or terminate relationships with companies that failed to earn their trust.

How To Woo Consumers: 7 PR Tips For Brands

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Can public relations help consumers fall in love with a brand? Make consumers love your brand. The best brands have distinct profiles distinguishable through messaging, graphic identity and even spokespeople – each meant to connect with a certain kind of consumer.

Do brands lie? Most consumers think so—exploring the ROI of transparency

Agility PR Solutions

In today’s world, most consumers think brands lie—and now more than ever, a company’s level of transparency directly impacts sales. Most consumers think so—exploring the ROI of transparency appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

If consumers must see advertising, it better be personalized

Agility PR Solutions

Indeed, consumers expect ads to be relevant, according to a new survey from personalized video ad firm Clinch. And consumers don’t mind doing their part to make […]. The post If consumers must see advertising, it better be personalized appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

How brand managers are encouraging consumers to vote

PR Daily

On social media, hashtags such as #GOTV and #Elections2018 are helping consumers find election-themed offers. Would a free cookie persuade you to vote in the 2018 midterm elections? Many brand managers are going online to excite people to exercise their franchise and cast a vote.

Exploring the Differences between Consumer PR and B2B PR

Shift Communications

If you’ve worked with or for a PR agency, chances are you understand the difference between consumer PR and B2B PR. Therefore, my take on consumer PR is colored by past experiences and recent conversations with my very talented SHIFT consumer colleagues.

Periscope breaks down barriers with younger consumers

PR Daily

Marketers often seek fresh ways to interact with consumers using social media. When you’re attempting to navigate the depths of cyberspace—and engage with younger consumers—is there a way to ensure meaningful interaction?

Social Good: The Secret to Engaging Employees & Consumers

Cision

But what one tactic can drive employee engagement and consumer support? Consumers care, too, and are likely to pay more and be more loyal to brands with a social good component than those without. Find a cause that engages employees and consumers.

Report: Most consumers recognize content marketing, but say it’s useful

PR Daily

The typical consumer is bombarded with marketing messages as they surf the web and interact on social media. Communicators can no longer ignore content marketing—and consumers, too, recognize the trend.

For transparency-starved consumers, the future belongs to honest products

Agility PR Solutions

An eye-opening new UK study explores breakthroughs in what experts and consumers agree is the most important aspect of transparency—the honesty of products themselves. The post For transparency-starved consumers, the future belongs to honest products appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Strong Black Friday forecasting—consumers will spend $554.90 on average

Agility PR Solutions

Retailers are gearing up for another successful Thanksgiving Weekend as consumers plan to spend an average of $554.90 The post Strong Black Friday forecasting—consumers will spend $554.90

Analyzing focus groups—are they still essential for consumer research?

Agility PR Solutions

In 1937, on the campus of Princeton University, a small group—the Office of Radio Research (ORR)—formed with a novel mission: to study the impact of media and communication on consumers. It was the intersection of two fledgling disciplines: social science and consumer research.

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Why PR is so Important for Consumer Electronics

5W PR

Here are some tips on why a strong Public Relations campaign is needed for your Consumer Electronics brand. Consumers electronics are particularly popular with the younger generation. Therefore, a strong presence on social media is essential for any consumer electronics business.

Consumers are pushing brands to deliver on innovation and ethical responsibility

Agility PR Solutions

The post Consumers are pushing brands to deliver on innovation and ethical responsibility appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Getting ‘appy—consumer adoption of retailer mobile apps doubles

Agility PR Solutions

As mobile shopping continues to grow, consumers are downloading retailer’s mobile apps at double the rate of years past and conducting more in-app purchases, according to new findings from consumer financial services firm Synchrony.

Consumers see a world of contradictions in emerging technologies

Agility PR Solutions

This finding comes from Intel’s Next 50 study of 1,000 consumers, conducted with research firm PSB, to determine prevailing perceptions about the future of technology. The post Consumers see a world of contradictions in emerging technologies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Consumers now expect brands to respond to social media comments within hours 

Agility PR Solutions

The research finds that a whopping 83 percent of consumers expect companies to respond to social media comments within a day or less. “I The post Consumers now expect brands to respond to social media comments within hours appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Consumers remain loyal to brands that speak out—even if they don’t agree

Agility PR Solutions

In a new report, PR and reputation management firm FleishmanHillard examines consumer sentiment and […]. The post Consumers remain loyal to brands that speak out—even if they don’t agree appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Barilla sponsored ‘study’ fools consumers

PR Daily

Is pasta good for you? In the worlds of health and marketing, it depends whom you ask.