Report: Consumers want to be entertained on social media

PR Daily

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?

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. Here are some of the biggest distinctions I’ve seen: Consumer-facing voices tend to be louder, energetic, more flashy and sometimes more controversial.

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. FREE GUIDE: 6 steps to crafting an internal social media plan ].

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. Here are some of the biggest distinctions I’ve seen: Consumer-facing voices tend to be louder, energetic, more flashy and sometimes more controversial.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

However, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the role social media plays in all our lives. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft HQ for our 11th annual Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit. ]. Social Media Writing & Editing

Infographic: How much time we spend on social media

PR Daily

How much time do you spend on social media? This infographic from Famemass offers insights into how users use their social media apps and what topics keep them engaged. To see more about how consumers use social media platforms, consult the full infographic.

Infographic: Why your social media team must invest in video

PR Daily

Engaging visuals are consumers’ content of choice in the online ecosystem, so it’s essential to make them an integral part of your content strategy. RELATED: Boost your employee communications, PR and social media prowess at Microsoft HQ ].

Infographic: Trends that are shaping the social media landscape

PR Daily

To thrive in the social media ecosystem, you must stay ahead of the tactics that are dominating the digital realm. RELATED: We're recognizing the brightest minds in digital marketing and social media. ]. Use social listening tools to generate more leads.

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. It starts with a social media editorial calendar.

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. Why should we care about social media lurkers?

Infographic: Common mistakes to avoid in your social media strategy

PR Daily

Social media is becoming a bigger part of most marketers’ lives as they try to reach new customers and develop consumer trust. With whopping user figures and new, powerful messaging tools introduced all the time, social media offers exciting opportunities for any organization.

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

PR Daily

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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Majority of consumers prefer micro-level social media influencers

Agility PR Solutions

A new survey from PR and social media agency Uproar PR addresses the growing interest in influencer marketing—and finds that even though they may have smaller audiences, micro-influencers deliver big results when it comes to impacting consumer decisions.

More Australian businesses than ever have a presence on social media (but they could be a lot more social!)

PR Warrior

The proportion of Australian businesses with a social media presence has reached the highest levels recorded, according to new research. The 2018 Yellow Social Media Report (Business), released today, is an annual survey of how Australian consumers and businesses use social media.

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

Agility PR Solutions

Most people expect brands to respond to comments on social media within 24 hours, according to a new survey from B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch. The research finds that a whopping 83 percent of consumers expect companies to respond to social media comments within a day or less. “I

How Successful Journalists Use Social Media

Cision

The recently released Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study takes a deep dive into how journalists approach and use social media. Hopefully, this gives you a sense of how journalists are using social media with increased frequency as a publishing platform.

4 steps to boost PR campaigns with social media influencers

PR Daily

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.

Infographic: Facebook leads all social media with 68% of U.S. adults

PR Daily

These stats can guide your social media strategy. Social media is always changing—but some industry facts are starting to become industry institutions. . Yet the company continues to hold a robust market share over other social media platforms. Social Media

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

PR Daily

Online platforms have upended the media landscape and changed how PR pros perform their jobs. billion people active users around the world, almost half of the global population is using social media. Social media has impacted nearly every industry, but has had a profound influence on the media and public relations professions. On average, consumers spend nearly 2.5 hours on social sites every day. PR Social Media

Are audiences ready for longer content on social media?

PR Daily

Social platforms are making plays for more advertiser dollars, but should brand managers jump on the opportunity? Creators were told to focus mainly on “snackable” pieces that could be consumed quickly. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form content?

7 ideas for social media posts

PR Daily

Here are some ideas for social media missives to stay connected with your followers. What are some of the proven, time-tested social media ideas that can help build engagement? One way to stand out and do something different for your brand is through social media contests.

How to convert social media critics into avid fans

PR Daily

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.

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. . Asked whether they minded delivery drivers stealing their fries or other menu items, consumers’ average response notches an 8.4 SOCIAL BUZZ.

Consumers learning about healthy food trends on social media

Agility PR Solutions

consumers where they are most likely to first hear about the latest in healthy food trends—and the results, powered by the platform’s on-demand network of more than one million consumers, may surprise you. Public Relations social media

5 essential strategies to beef up your social media presence

PR Daily

How can your organization use social media to attract customers and develop a strong brand position? An estimated three billion people worldwide will possess accounts on a social media platform by 2021. There’s an art to posting on social media.

5 social media tactics to expand and engage your audience

PR Daily

Social media can help you enhance your organization’s messaging reach and interactions with target audiences. Unfortunately, many PR and marketing professionals don’t harness the full power of social media to increase audience engagement. Providing social media training.

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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5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement

Cision

According to a recent study by Fluent , consumers who are reached through a greater number of channels engage more with, and buy more from, brands. billion are active on social media. There’s still a lot of audience to be tapped into outside the social media world.

3 roles every social media team must have

PR Daily

What are the essential members of any social media campaign? What are the unique abilities social media teams should have? Now that social networks have become a mainstream form of communication, 78 percent of companies now say they have dedicated social media staff.

Sears’ social media won’t go down without a fight

PR Daily

Sears might be down for the count, but its social media team is still throwing punches. However, Sears’ social media team hasn’t rolled over. Its Twitter handle has been projecting a “never say die” attitude and offering hope to consumers that Sears can make it through.

How personal stories from employees resonate on social media

PR Daily

Humanizing your brand by bringing your employees to the forefront is one of the most effective strategies you can use to achieve that goal, and social media provides the perfect platform for this kind of campaign. Marketing Social Media Storytelling

How to Improve Your Social Media Targeting

Cision

Since the inception of social media platforms, one of the biggest challenges has been how to properly reach your desired audience. I’ll also try to give a sense of what criteria you can target for each of the platforms for paid and organic social. Social Targeting on Twitter.

3 ways MSNBC optimizes social media to handle crises

PR Daily

Social media platforms are behind much of the ramped-up speed. Build an effective (and social-friendly) strategy. Identify which resources you’ll use to monitor the crisis, such as social listening tools. Integrate social media efforts into crisis communications.

Why you should reduce your reliance on social media

PR Daily

As organic reach dwindles and social media companies shift their algorithms, some communicators are looking for alternatives to publish their content. If your content strategy revolves around a social media channel or channels, you’re at the mercy of the next algorithm change.

Frank Strong on Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

I have been writing about issues challenging social media and digital communications, and speaking with thought leaders on the topic. In this installment, I interview Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword & Script Media, LLC. What comes after social media?

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. The post When consumers watch video online appeared first on PR Daily.

5 steps for using testimonials in social media video

PR Daily

A positive review for a customer can be a crucial tool for closing a potential sale and moving consumers along the customer journey. 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.

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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. Think like a consumer.

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?

Infographic: 30 ways Instagram stands out from other social media

PR Daily

The photo-sharing app has over 1 billion active monthly users and skews toward an increasingly valuable market: consumers under 35. This infographic from Famemass details 30 Instagram statistics that every communicator should consider when planning for the future of social media marketing. RELATED: Boost your employee communications, PR and social media prowess at Microsoft HQ ]. Social Media infographic Instagram