Report: Negative social media content on the rise

PR Daily

Consumers say that brand managers who don’t address online vitriol are leaving the door open for criticism—which reflects poorly on the company’s leaders. Social media has dramatically increased companies’ ability to interact with customers. Social media ads aren’t a panacea.

33 Statistics Summarizing the Year in Public Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO

Sword and the Script

It’s good to know where and how other marketers are finding success. We are after all forever students of marketing. In the continuing effort to put a bow on content this year, I went back through each of 80 posts published this year pulling out interesting statistics and linking back to the original piece. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics. PR and media relations statistics. Social media marketing statistics.

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Every generation uses social media daily

PR Daily

Are you looking to target older consumers? Either way, social media is a potent tool. According to a study from the Manifest, social media use is big in every age group. For example, despite wide population globally, Facebook is much less popular with younger consumers. FREE GUIDE: 6 steps to crafting an internal social media plan ]. The post Every generation uses social media daily appeared first on PR Daily.

7 relatable and hilarious ‘Onion’ headlines about social media

PR Daily

The satirical publication holds no punches when making fun of news, experiences and trending topics, including digital PR and marketing efforts. Communicators must work even harder to stand out and protect their organizations’ brand images from rumors floating around social media platforms.

4 ways Tom’s drives consumer success and sales on social media

PR Daily

‘Put yourself in the fans’ shoes,’ says James Chong, the company’s senior manager of social customer engagement. The company’s online success is in part due to the careful way they’ve used a mixture of compelling content and paid social media ads to deliver their messages to targeted consumers at a time when social media algorithms can easily bury branded posts. Consider these: Focus your social media efforts. Put consumers first.

3 tactics for building brand authority on social media

PR Daily

When it comes to bolstering your reputation, what social media platforms, content types and messages will pack the biggest punch? 1 priority of a growth department, but it’s something every single marketer and branding professional should be thinking about.

Fortune 500 Firms Embrace Blogging, “Unfriend” Social Media

Glean.info Blog

Fortune 500 companies dramatically increased blogging this year and significantly decreased social media posting. If a corporation had a social media profile but had an inactive account, researchers counted it as not using the network. Image by Werner Moser from Pixabay.

3 ways brands can support consumers’ mental well-being

PR Daily

While true that mental health is an ongoing struggle and not a one-size-fits all-solution, marketers have an opportunity to provide offerings to support those in need during this time. Start by actively listening and applying consumer feedback to your marketing initiatives and campaigns.

How to Win at Content Marketing During a Pandemic

B2B PR Sense

But what does that mean for your content marketing, thought leadership and personal branding strategies? Can you continue your content marketing during a pandemic? And how can you not just "get by" but excel with your content marketing strategy during this time? Why Your Content Marketing Shouldn't Grind to a Halt. Content is still in high demand. How to Stand Out with Content Marketing During a Pandemic.

Why content marketers must be active on social media

PR Daily

At one time or another, most of us have struggled with social media. Whether you’re stuck figuring out what to say, how to say it or where to post it, the ins and outs of social media can be overwhelming, expensive and time-consuming. However, if you’re practicing content marketing , social media must be part of your strategy. Why build your social media presence? How to Grow Your Social Engagement.

Instagram drops IGTV button, public speaking tips from MLK, and how consumers get news from social media

PR Daily

Many social media users were quick to point out that the clothes bore a striking resemblance to the employee uniforms for the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. Social listening and well-crafted humor can help make a splash on social media and make your organization a part of the bigger cultural conversation. The social media platform is removing the shortcut to its long-form video service, IGTV—a button it displayed at the top of users’ feeds.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

When used thoughtfully, influencer marketing campaigns can help PR efforts flourish. 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. Along with research and pitching, PR pros can also take advantage of influencer marketing to boost their communications efforts. Craft the right content and measure for your goals.

Guest Post: How to Sell #Content #Marketing to Your Bosses

PR Expanded

Content marketing as a discipline is still relatively new, and it’s evolving into whatever we professional communicators and marketers say it is. How do you most effectively package your company’s unique value propositions and expertise, and deliver it to the market? But I’ve seen first-hand how content marketing can make a significant impact, especially to B2B organizations. So show them how content feeds the sales and marketing machine.

4 ways ‘Good Morning America’ nails social media storytelling

PR Daily

Terry Hurlbutt, the show’s vice president and general manager of digital, has grown its target audience by 70 percent in less than a year through a digital expansion that delivers news and lifestyle stories across social media platforms. 1 morning show to make your own storytelling efforts come alive online—and then learn more from Hurlbutt at our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications Conference at Disney World, on March 6-8.

5 Reasons to Network Across all Social Media Sites

Critical Mention

Social media platforms may have been created for friendly networking, but since then, they’ve evolved into tech hubs where anybody can network with anyone else. So, it’s important for all organizations to acknowledge and react to the impact social media has on consumers. Social Media Improves Customer Service. PR pros and marketers should take advantage of their organization’s social media interactions.

4 tips to elevate videos for social media marketing

PR Daily

More than eight in 10 businesses are using video to engage consumers, so yours has to stand out. Most social media managers know they must incorporate visual content into their plans. Now, 81% of businesses use video as a marketing tool—up from 63% the previous year—according to HubSpot. Here are four for managing video content marketing for Avid’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts: Optimize for mobile.

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Earned media best for driving purchases, consumers sour on social media, and IBM battles an age-bias lawsuit

PR Daily

Also: Delivery drivers are munching consumers’ food, a bevy of PR and marketing job openings, and Burger King Belgium roasts McDonald’s. . Good morning, PR pros: A US Foods survey of roughly 500 food delivery drivers and more than 1,500 consumers in the United States reveals that more than one in four delivery drivers (nearly 30%) eat items from customers’ orders before delivering them. The findings speak volumes about delivery apps’ contractor behavior and consumer trust.

The Psychology of More in Content Marketing and Social Media [UML]

Sword and the Script

Again, there are tools that will automate some aspects of this game, which enable anyone to completely remove the “social” from social media. If we continue along this path, we might soon remove all aspects of humanity from social media. And that gets to the core of the point here – this is about the psychology of more in marketing: more content , more followers, and more leads. Sure we have more content, but it’s it resonating?

11 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Cision

If you’re developing digital content in any capacity, you’ve probably run across some of the following advice: Develop a content strategy. Write “good” content. You could develop a content marketing strategy , but that doesn’t mean that it will be a good strategy, or that it is related to the corporate goals in any meaningful way. You could develop content to entertain and never sell, but what if people really want to buy from you?

Why your whole organization must get involved in content marketing

PR Daily

Without executive buy-in and the right subject matter experts providing valuable insights, your content will struggle to attract a crowd. All too often, clients struggle to initiate and maintain an ongoing content marketing program. Rather, they doubt how they will find the time to implement what is likely a time-consuming strategy. The entire organization needs to buy into the vision and strategy of a content program and play a key role in its success.

When consumers watch video online

PR Daily

Most viewers like to consume content between 7 a.m. It’s important to know how your audience consumes content to be able to tailor your offering to fit their schedule. What day of the week do you prioritize for launching new video content, PR Daily readers? The post When consumers watch video online appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing Social Media Visual & Video Communications

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How PR pros should account for social media ‘lurkers’

PR Daily

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. While much has been written about measuring social media engagement, perhaps the most significant benefit of social media platforms comes from the views that aren’t tracked. Why should we care about social media lurkers?

Our 8 step-approach to nailing your content marketing strategy

Prohibition

In today’s ever-crowding market, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to stand out: with 3.5billion Google searches happening each and every day, and only 5% of all branded content getting the lion’s share of consumer engagement, marketers need to consider tactics with longevity, and this is where a kick-ass content marketing strategy comes into play. The ultimate content marketing goal. Prohibitions Top Content Marketing Hacks .

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? . You might want to consider a little extra training to learn the latest trends and tips for bolstering your social media presence. Social media training from Hootsuite Academy. The principles from these guides will improve every marketing project you pursue.

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3 Ways Patient Advocates Can Boost Your Healthcare Content Marketing

Contently - Strategy

Let’s look at the three biggest ways that patient advocacy can transform healthcare content. It ensures that healthcare content is rooted in specifics that marketing teams may not be able to come up with on their own.

Report: How content marketing builds trust

PR Daily

Modern market forces have resulted in an unprecedented loss of trust for institutions and businesses. New organizations have experienced a rebound, with new journalism seeing an increase in influence—but PR pros have a harder time than ever getting earned media. Others argue social media is a poor substitute. Influencer marketing. isn’t going to replace earned media’s place, either. What are content marketers concerned about going forward?

How Successful Journalists Use Social Media

Cision

An important aspect of the PR and marketing professions is to understand the behavior and interests of stakeholders and publics that we serve. The recently released Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study takes a deep dive into how journalists approach and use social media. The Cision Global Social Journalism Study has a lot of insightful, actionable data about how journalists use social media and their perceptions of social tools.

How video listicles can still offer content marketing success

PR Daily

Is the listicle still an effective content type? Erika Montgomery argues the video format still offers big results for marketers and PR pros. The masses love this easily digestible format and marketers will have to pry it from their hands before they give it up. While listicle-based videos and articles may be getting old for writers and marketers to create, they are still an effective marketing tool, especially for social media.

B2C Content Marketing Trends: Key Findings from the 2015 Study

Polaris

The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs recently released their latest joint study on the use of content in the marketing mix: B2C Content Marketing, 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—North America. While many of the findings are predictable—the most successful content marketers have a documented strategy—there are certainly some surprises. Email marketing clearly deserves to be near the top of the list.

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Adjusting your social media messaging during a global pandemic

PR Daily

While we are social distancing physically, we are virtually more connected than ever. It comes as no surprise that social networking platforms have reported all-time high usage as some of their features like live video are the closest thing we have to face-to-face communication. However, creating content during a global crisis must be handled with care. Take to social media to make a difference. Ali Grant is the founder of Be Social.

4 rules Grubhub follows to drive social media success

PR Daily

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. million followers across Grubhub’s and Seamless’ social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the food-ordering services dish up tasty interactions and keep fans coming back for more.

Your Greatest Foe on Social Media – How to Fight Back

Flack's Revenge

Who’s your biggest foe on social media? Does company A have a bigger social footprint? Actually, if you are in B2B tech marketing, your biggest competitor is not any single company. It’s been documented that emotion-rich posts and content are the ones that are most shared. And consumer marketers have a decided advantage over B2B when it comes to emotion. The Growth of Social News Sharing. What’s a B2B marketer to do?

How to build your social media content calendar

PR Daily

How often should you post content to your social media channels, and what should that content look like? PR pros agree that social media is vital to their work. Your social media channels are a crucial part of your content distribution strategy and an important way to stay connected to your consumer base. It starts with a social media editorial calendar. Gone are the days of free social media successes.

Trust Economy: Summaries to 4 Content Marketing Studies

Sword and the Script

If the B2B community feels overwhelmed by the volume of content, then B2B marketing might feel overwhelmed by the volume of content marketing studies. The trends suggest to me that content is still very much a form of currency bartered in exchange for attention. However, marketers, especially B2B marketers are beginning to realize that, in an economy of trust, not all currencies are equal. 1) Content Requirements at Every Stage of the Sale.

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’

PR Daily

Be prepared for the news to leak to media outlets and have a response ready, including a plan about what you will confirm to journalists. Companies and their leaders are expected these days to weigh in on issues that affect their consumers—and brand managers won’t get away with avoiding relevant topics. Cloudfare dumps 8chan, Walmart won’t bend on guns, and how traditional media leads for decision-makers. For content marketers in 2019, the written word is still the king.

5 More Outside-The-Box Content Marketing Ideas

Cision

This post was inspired by our free “ Outside-The-Box Content Marketing for PR ” white paper. Not long ago, we had a blog post that described five outside-the-box content marketing ideas. Here are five more outside-the-box content marketing ideas that will take the results of your content creation to the next level. Attendees of New York Fashion Week share photos across social media. Want even more content marketing tips?

Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

PR Daily

The company is also offering consumers the chance to donate to research through their website, weathertech.com/donate. The social media platform is prompting almost 2 billion members worldwide to review their privacy and data-sharing settings in a feature called “ Privacy Checkup ” and its “ Off-Facebook Activity ” tool. Many organizations work with PR and marketing agencies to secure social media success. Image courtesy of Sprout Social.

Cirque du Soleil cuts 3,000 jobs in bankruptcy filing, Target and Chobani join social media ad boycott, and Amazon offers $500M in employee bonuses

PR Daily

Why it’s important: Though you should give both employees and consumers as much information as you can, don’t overpromise or sidestep the uncertainty that continues with COVID-19. Full-time Amazon, Whole Foods Market and delivery service partner drivers will each receive $500, while their part-time counterparts will receive $250 each. RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ].

Livestreaming, Pokemon Go & Branded Content: Marketing Trends to Stay on Top of

Cision

As frequently as marketing changes, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible. Here are three marketing trends you need to be aware of as we head into the final quarter of the year. Livestreaming is Changing How We Consume Video. With heavy hitters like Buzzfeed and the Denver Broncos using Facebook Live , it’s clear that this tool has marketing clout. But what’s been really interesting is Pokemon Go’s marketing potential for local businesses.

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Everything You Need to Know About Content Marketing When You Don’t Have Time

ReimaginePR

Do you ever wonder how great brands manage to post so much relevant, awesome content as often as they do? You may assume that creating a similar content marketing strategy will be too complicated for your business to handle. After all, when you try to create content, it probably seems to take forever as you fall further down the never-ending rabbit hole of ideas, tasks, and social media updates. content marketing strategy.