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.

Selling Exclusivity: Marketing to Finicky Consumers

Ronn Torossian

The post Selling Exclusivity: Marketing to Finicky Consumers appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Everyone likes to feel as if they are a part of something.

Building Consumer Loyalty Through Brand Transparency

Ronn Torossian

The post Building Consumer Loyalty Through Brand Transparency appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Recently, Facebook quietly unrolled a new feature called “page integrity”. This allows users to see recent activity, updates, and modifications to a business page.

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?).

Bridging the Gap: How Higher Level Executives Can Reach the Average Consumer

Ronn Torossian

In many industries, there is a large disconnect and gap between the senior executives and the end consumer. The post Bridging the Gap: How Higher Level Executives Can Reach the Average Consumer appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

How TV’s decline is reducing consumer engagement with brands

Agility PR Solutions

The decline of ad-supported television is driving down audience engagement with brands, according to new analysis of consumer conversation patterns by Engagement Labs, which finds the conversation frequency among the most prolific consumer conversationalists—young people—has plummeted.

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 insightful ways consumer researchers can master storytelling

Agility PR Solutions

Consumer market research is an essential tool to build and differentiate brands and drive innovation. The post 3 insightful ways consumer researchers can master storytelling appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Burger King taps into consumer angst with ‘Real Meals’

PR Daily

Many consumers aren’t buying it. Being able to tap into consumer emotions is an essential talent for communicators, but it remains paramount that brands can demonstrate authenticity when creating messaging about issues that matter to consumers.

How to use micro-influencers to target ‘local’ consumers

PR Daily

At Mitchell, we recently published an extensive report that maps out consumers’ evolving notion of local. For “OmniLocal consumers,” as we’ve named them, a local buying experience is about feeling connected to a brand, regardless of whether it’s a hometown boutique or a global retailer.

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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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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.

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.

Study: Consumers see PR and marketing as interchangeable

PR Daily

A new study from Kantar reveals that consumers are becoming less able to distinguish between advertising messages and other brand communication. Consumers report the ability to see past attempts to disguise your message—so trying to be clever could backfire for your organization. Consumers report being highly influenced by what they read about your company online. But consumers won’t see them as an objective source of information.

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Report: Consumers want organizations to lead with values

PR Daily

Though once seen as a risky decision to avoid, a recent Clutch survey revealed that organizations’ values are becoming more important to consumers in the U.S., which can affect both sales and consumer loyalty.

Tips for marketing to the change-averse consumer

Agility PR Solutions

The post Tips for marketing to the change-averse consumer appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. It was 2008. The wireless phone industry was rapidly taking off, and the first generation iPhone had launched not long before.

Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations

Agility PR Solutions

The post Exploring the “Great Divide” between brand marketing and consumer expectations appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Using PR To respond to declining consumer trust

5W PR

Gaining and maintaining consumer trust is the goal of every PR professional. Consumer trust is invaluable to brands. However, recent data suggests consumers are growing more and more distrusting of traditional media. Additionally, with the spread of ‘fake news’, consumers are more suspicious than ever. With declining consumer trust, it’s more important than ever to get the facts right.

Courting young consumers, Instagram launches in-app checkout

PR Daily

The social media platform has introduced a bevy of changes over the last couple of years as it has become the most popular network for younger consumers. It introduced IGTV and copied features from rival Snapchat as it worked to take up more and more consumer attention.

Ways to Consume All the Media You Need

Maine PR Maven

The post Ways to Consume All the Media You Need appeared first on | The PR Maven. In the 18th episode of The PR Maven Podcast®, Nancy Marshall spoke with Mackenzie Riley Young, the assistant director of media relations at Thomas College.

Digital consumers now choose stores that offer personalized recommendations

Agility PR Solutions

The post Digital consumers now choose stores that offer personalized recommendations appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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.

How can PR pros respond to declining consumer trust?

PR Daily

The post How can PR pros respond to declining consumer trust? The numbers are dismal for legacy organizations and groups trying to patch up sullied reputations. Here are tactics to counteract the loss of faith in traditional media. Whom do you trust? Whom does your audience trust?

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.

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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Comms pros think they’re delivering content consumers want—but consumers say no

Agility PR Solutions

The firm’s new report, Bridging the Gap: Consumer & […]. The post Comms pros think they’re delivering content consumers want—but consumers say no appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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?

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.

Consumers want brands to take stands—are investors following suit?

Agility PR Solutions

In today’s marketplace, companies are expected to take sides on societal and cultural issues because consumers (especially Millennials and Gen Zers) are increasingly demanding it. The post Consumers want brands to take stands—are investors following suit?

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.

How younger consumers are redefining luxury fashion shopping

Agility PR Solutions

Millennial and Gen Z consumers are embracing luxury fashion. The average luxury consumer in these generations owns nine luxury fashion items across accessories, apparel, and footwear, according to new research from The NPD Group and Stylitics.

How Gen Z is changing how we consume content

NewsWhip

The post How Gen Z is changing how we consume content appeared first on NewsWhip. This year, Gen Z has emerged as a generation that will define itself. We take a look at what catches and holds their attention ahead of 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.