What Makes a YouTube Video a Hit?

Ronn Torossian

By the time we ring in the new year, video social media advertising will have exceeded $28 billion for 2020, according to Statista. The pandemic heightened the value of videos as more home-bound consumers […]. The post What Makes a YouTube Video a Hit?

3 social media trends to watch in 2021

PR Daily

Here are the changes to keep your eye on when it comes to social media engagement and outreach in the coming months. As for user-generated content, brands should capitalize on this trend and engage with the consumers who are helping to organically promote their products or services.

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6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads.

How ‘granfluencers’ are shaking up social media representation and influencer marketing

PR Daily

Here’s what the trend means for the PR industry and social media managers. As a tech-focused company, a partnership with elderly influencers wasn’t the intuitive choice, but 2020 has decidedly changed consumer perception and behavior.

How social media strategies should adapt to COVID-19

PR Daily

Here’s how your social media channels can be a part of the solution. The coronavirus crisis is one more reason why it is crucial to be a wizard on social media. Direct conversation to social media channels.

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.

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. Meanwhile, Fortune 500 use of Twitter dropped from 96% to 89%; use of Facebook dropped from 95% to 85%, and YouTube use from 90% to 78%.

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. Business vendors who have overlooked social media strategy in the overall PR or marketing plans are missing opportunities. Cultivate media and influencers.

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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

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. The social media platform is dominating users’ attention with visuals and short video content.

4 social media pitfalls for communicators

PR Daily

YouTube’s killing the written word. 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 is forever , and the condemnation for a tasteless gag can be swift and ruthless. The content you consume and the people you follow profoundly shape your worldview—and the way you write.

TikTok’s growth spurt, Halloween-themed social media posts, and rivals stoking a viral YouTube fundraiser

PR Daily

Don’t ignore TikTok, especially if you’re trying to reach younger consumers. That insight, among others, was revealed in the Social Media Trends for 2020 report by HubSpot and Talkwalker. Considering that 66% of TikTok’s users are under 30, it’s an especially important social media platform to check out, alongside Instagram and Snapchat. Elon Musk boosts YouTube tree-planting fundraiser. SOCIAL BUZZ.

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7 relatable and hilarious ‘Onion’ headlines about social media

PR Daily

Ryan Shattuck, former senior social media manager for The Onion , revealed that of roughly 1,200 headlines submitted, only 60 end up within the publication—a 5% acceptance rate that’s below Harvard’s 5.4%

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. Last year, Facebook reportedly spent up to $1 billion on lengthier content and Google dedicated hundreds of millions of dollars to original YouTube programming. Why are social platforms pushing shows and other long-form content? Are consumers watching?

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. Buffer’s social media webinars on YouTube. Social Media

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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. Most of the marketers surveyed (90%) agree that spending budget dollars on social media efforts directly affects revenue, but only 63% say they frequently discuss social media metrics or ROI with executives.

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5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

If you are a PR pro, you spend a lot of time on social media. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. From changing the way people consume their news to contributing to the rise of the citizen journalist, social media has forced PR pros and reporters to adapt or perish. Social media is immediate and noisy. That’s just one of many social networks.

Survey: LinkedIn joins Facebook and YouTube as a video marketing go-to

PR Daily

The research shows consumers clamor for product explainer videos. New research reveals that LinkedIn offers a surprisingly effective channel and that consumers desire short videos and videos that explain and demonstrate brands’ products and services. What do consumers want?

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. Most marketing or social media teams have roles such as content creator, designer, ad specialist and customer service representative. Social media data specialist.

BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost, YouTube launches audio ads, and Nintendo issues marketing rules for ‘Animal Crossing’

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: As Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” continues to grow, more brands are hopping on the bandwaggon, through creating virtual clothing and artwork , interacting with players or sharing game-related content across social media platforms. SOCIAL BUZZ.

Why It’s Important to Track Social Media Mentions

Critical Mention

Social Media’s popularity is growing faster than ever before. Whether you’re a social media pro or new to the industry, it is pivotal for organizations to keep track of their social media mentions. To start, social media mentions provide great brand-building opportunities. Users are statistically more likely to be captivated by mentions as opposed to posts directly on your social channels.

6 Social Media Trends That Businesses Should Know

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For most people social media is a great way to follow trending news, post food pictures and, most importantly, share memes. Social media helps us and our clients connect to customers, drive web traffic, and even develop or convert leads.

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How to convert social media critics into avid fans

PR Daily

It’s any PR or marketing pro’s nightmare: GT’s Living Food’s CEO was singled out in a mocking YouTube video. 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. Watch @codyko video on YouTube (link in bio).

15 Social Media Trends to Follow in 2019

Critical Mention

Today, nearly 90 percent of companies are using social media marketing and Dreamgrow reports over 60 percent of customers expect companies to offer customer service through their social channels. To help you create your social media marketing strategy, we have 15 of the top social media trends you need to follow in 2019! With the data privacy scandal that rocked Facebook in 2018, transparency became a critical social media trend this year.

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. Think like a consumer.

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? Year after year, there’s been a substantial growth in social media activity for consumers and businesses alike. Check out these four simple strategies to boost productivity and ensure you’re making the best use of your time on social media in 2018: 1.

Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Social Media Audience

B2B PR Sense

With billions of active users, social media has incredible power to fuel your personal branding strategy. But a lot of that power depends on the size of your social media audience. You may have begun a social media and branding strategy. B2B Social Media

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.

3 ways brands can support consumers’ mental well-being

PR Daily

We are now, as marketers, all in the service industry when it comes to what we deliver to consumers via our marketing and media tactics. Start by actively listening and applying consumer feedback to your marketing initiatives and campaigns.

How to tailor your videos for different social media platforms

PR Daily

Video is far more than just the latest social media buzz or digital trend. This is fundamentally changing the way we consume content on the web and social media is on the frontline of this digital revolution. From 360 video to live streaming , social media platforms have embraced digital video in all its forms and there’s a simple reason for this: Users love video. The do’s and don’ts of social media brand video.

Report: For detailed reviews, turn to YouTube ‘micro-influencers’

PR Daily

As digital marketers partner with influencers across social media platforms, many are also embracing the rising video trend with YouTube creators. However, not all YouTube creators are equal—and the size of one’s audience doesn’t necessarily dictate success. Shorr said that more than 1,000 of these types of videos are uploaded each week, with top YouTube creators amassing billions of views. Marketing PR Social Media influencer marketing

Social Media Trend Forecast: 2021 and Beyond

5W PR

However, predicting what lies ahead next year in social media may be a more slippery slope depending on the source. LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube trailed farther behind at 42%, 33%, and 26%, respectively.

Why social media managers should cultivate private groups

PR Daily

Experts from Sprout Social, Talkwalker and Transamerica share how engaging your relevant community is a recipe for online success as platforms’ algorithms evolve and fluctuate. On social media, it’s not enough to broadcast your message to your followers—nor is paying to appear in news feeds through ads. Private groups are the future of social media, according to some experts, as news feeds are abandoned for less-crowded channels. . “In

Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Unilever pause social media ads, Microsoft closes retail stores, and cosmetics brands drop ‘whitening’ terms

PR Daily

Also: Google explains how YouTube content gets promoted and more, UPS Dogs showcase the power of online communities, consumers say trusting brands is paramount, and more. Image courtesy of YouTube. Don’t forget to brush up on YouTube’s “Community Guidelines” as well.

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15 Social Media Trends to Follow in 2019

Critical Mention

Today, nearly 90 percent of companies are using social media marketing and Dreamgrow reports over 60 percent of customers expect companies to offer customer service through their social channels. To help you create your social media marketing strategy, we have 15 of the top social media trends you need to follow in 2019! With the data privacy scandal that rocked Facebook in 2018, transparency became a critical social media trend this year.

Costco tightens mask policy, Deutsche Bank suggests WFH tax, and YouTube ditches its annual ‘Rewind’

PR Daily

This includes tools from Ticketmaster’s recently announced SmartEvent suite like social distanced seating, contactless entry and more (read more info on SmartEvent here ). SOCIAL BUZZ. It’s the first time since Rewind’s 2010 launch that YouTube won’t offer it.

How to Utilize YouTube for Your Brand

Konnect Agency

With the rise in popularity of social media channels with a variety of platforms and uses — TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and more — YouTube is still just as great a platform to utilize for your brand. Why YouTube?

“I’m quitting social media”

Doctor Spin

I read Going Postal — A psychoanalytic reading of social media and the death drive. In the article, writer Max Read tells us the story about his personal relationship with social media in light of reading The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour. Read is quitting social media with a rant about the pointlessness of the social media phenomenon. For the sake of such an argument, imagine replacing social media with television.

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends privacy updates, U.S. adults use YouTube in record numbers, and Lululemon counters employee claims of ‘toxic positivity’ in workplace

PR Daily

The interview comes the week after a WSJ report alleging that Proctor & Gamble was working with Chinese state-run media on a tool to skirt Apple’s imminent privacy tools. In a new study conducted by Pew Research , 81% of Americans said that they now use YouTube, up from 73% in 2019.

8 reasons to invest in social media video

PR Daily

Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Snapchat, video content is what your business needs to focus on moving forward. Social media video marketing is not only accessible, it’s affordable and one of the best ways to reach many people while increasing brand awareness. Here are eight reasons why social media users respond so well to video: 1. Social media video dominates with 18- to 33-year-olds. Social media videos can deliver powerful ROI.

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