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9 ways PR pros can use social media to connect with journalists

PR Daily

Build relationships with thoughtful interaction on media pros’ social media channels–but make sure your enthusiasm doesn’t cross the line. Social media has changed the way PR and media interact. Social Media Facilitates Relationship Building.

How to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become a mainstay in many businesses. The same can be said of content marketing. With that in mind, let's examine content marketing as a whole and see what common mistakes people make and how to address them. The experts over at Marketing Profs and Content Marketing Institute have joined together in a recent study, entitled, B2B Content Marketing 2020: Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends. LinkedIn.

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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. Expect the increase in influencer and user generated content to continue. It’s not only influencers who are creating meaningful content.

Why and how to use inclusive design for social media

PR Daily

Information distributed through social media is only as effective as the number of people who view it, and inaccessible content excludes a large segment of readers and viewers. While visual content provides a fun and expressive outlet for people.

5 ways to make your social media content sparkle in 2021

PR Daily

If there is one guarantee about working in social media, it’s that change is inevitable. Here are five best practices to help ensure your social content resonates in 2021: 1. When companies post surface-level statements on current events or social issues (e.g.

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.

Content Marketing Tips: How to Attract Your Audience

B2B PR Sense

B2B content marketing has become the white bread of content marketing. It's on every B2B marketer's menu and unfortunately a lot of it is as exciting as white bread. Simply content without a strategy it isn't a solid part of B2B marketing strategies. According to Content Marketing Institute, content marketing costs 62% less than oubound marketing and generates #X as many leads.". Social posting? LinkedIn?

B2B Content Marketing: 5 Trends That You Need to Watch in 2020

B2B PR Sense

How has B2B content marketing changed since the start of the pandemic? What challenges do content marketers face? What do successful content marketers do that set them apart from others? 5 B2B Content Marketing Trends That You Should Know.

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How companies are failing social media managers—and wasting crucial talent

PR Daily

A report reveals digital media pros’ career obstacles, limitations and frustrations—and how companies can equip these invaluable employees to succeed. Social media managers wield an immense amount of power over companies’ reputations. Social media managers are overworked.

5 ways to level up social media visuals for everyone

PR Daily

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make your social media pop. CamelCase hashtags also help, says Carmen Collins , senior social media and talent brand manager at Cisco. The post 5 ways to level up social media visuals for everyone appeared first on PR Daily.

How to Create a Content Marketing Plan

Critical Mention

Did you know that over 60% of businesses don’t have a documented content marketing strategy according to CMI and MarketingProfs? Without a plan, you risk all of your content efforts going to waste. We have 10 steps on how to create your next content marketing plan: What exactly is content marketing? Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned pro, we have 10 steps to create a successful content marketing plan: 1.

Should Communications Pros Use LinkedIn Stories?

Glean.info Blog

LinkedIn Stories offer an easy way to share experiences and insights and build meaningful relationships with your professional community. It also offers PR, marketing and HR departments opportunities to create more entertaining and light-hearted posts for followers.

4 tips to elevate videos for social media marketing

PR Daily

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. On top of that, social media platforms have been redesigned to cater to mobile.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards finalists

PR Daily

The finalists in PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards know about the power of storytelling. Content Marketing Assets: Blog. The Hoffman Agency: Editorial approach to content marketing – Axis Communications & The Hoffman Agency. Content Series.

Professional Sports Without Fans Will Increase Social Media Usage

Critical Mention

Instead of being able to talk to other fans at bars, tailgates or games, more fans will shift to social media to communicate with fans, teams and brands. Social media is a great place for fans to form groups to share sports articles, discuss games and talk about athletes.

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Report: Social media managers lack clear path to senior leadership roles

PR Daily

The career trajectory of the social media manager—their top challenges, desires and interests—are all explored in this new report from the Institute for Public Relations, Ragan Communications and the University of Florida. Social media managers are ambitious, according to the report.

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.

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

PR Daily

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’s surprising is LinkedIn’s popularity and effectiveness. More video marketing is on the horizon.

LinkedIn embraces video with livestreaming tool

PR Daily

LinkedIn Live’ is currently only available to select users in the United States. The platform faces competition from Facebook, Twitter and more, but the video offering can boost content efforts. It’s never too late to embrace video content and livestreaming. That seems to be LinkedIn’s mindset, as it recently announced a live video tool that will enable users to broadcast to connections and followers. LinkedIn Live (as the product is called) will be invite-only.

3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

The Proactive Report

The Need for a Documented Content Strategy. Only 37 percent of US companies have a documented content strategy. Not according to the 65 percent of brands who say that their success with content marketing is a direct result of a documented strategy. A complete content marketing strategy starts with research, not setting goals. You also need to know what content you have now, what’s working and what’s not. A New Content Creation Model.

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. Only LinkedIn held steady at 99%.

5 best practices for brands and individuals on LinkedIn

PR Daily

The start of a new year brings [insert your favored cliché], and it’s a good reminder to evaluate best practices across your social media channels. Let’s start with the professional networking favorite, LinkedIn. Live video with the new and aptly named LinkedIn Live.

State of Social Media 2Q 2015: LinkedIn Resumes Its Dominance

Shift Communications

LinkedIn, the dark horse of social networks, has consistently been a slow-but-steady growth play in the past, from revenue to marketing options. LinkedIn continues its steady growth to 380 million users; since its divergence from Twitter in Q2 of 2014, LinkedIn has continued to outgrow Twitter and is near parity with Instagram’s audience size. What should you be doing on LinkedIn? Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Good Social Media Strategies to Improve SEO

Critical Mention

You may have heard the controversy among media professionals about whether or not social media affects search engine optimization. While mentions and engagement do not directly impact SEO, what’s within the content can. . More specifically, encouraging link shares should be the ultimate social media strategy that organizations use to boost SEO. Optimize Your Social Media Pages. Craft Creative Social Posts.

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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?

7 Easy Ways to Dominate Social Media Marketing

Critical Mention

Are you looking to interact with your social media audience, post trending content that’ll boost social engagement and practice top social strategies that’ll increase brand awareness? . These seven vital components will help elevate your organization’s social media presence so that your business can use social channels as tools to accomplish strategic business goals. Practice Social Media Brand-Consistency.

How to use LinkedIn Groups to create marketing magic

PR Daily

LinkedIn has become a powerhouse platform for lead generation. LinkedIn Groups , especially, can be a boon for businesses eager to facilitate more meaningful interactions between industry peers and potential customers. It’s also an incredible (and free) marketing opportunity. Here are some best practices on how to optimize marketing opportunities via LinkedIn Groups. Using LinkedIn Groups. First, you can use the group search tool in LinkedIn.

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9 New Year’s resolutions for content marketers

PR Daily

Repurposing content, livestreaming, and embracing SEO and metrics should be key elements of your efforts in 2019. The new year brings new opportunities to create content that shines. As you launch into 2019, consider turning over a new leaf with your content marketing efforts. A lot of small-business owners get hung up on content volume —and though it’s important to be consistent in your content development, remember that quality matters more than quantity.

Expert guidance to maximize your LinkedIn presence

PR Daily

Marketing and PR specialists recognize LinkedIn as the premier B2B social media network, but few spend substantial time networking on the platform. More often than not, they treat LinkedIn as an online Rolodex and résumé posting service. They tend to spend more time producing content and building relationships on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. RELATED: Boost your employee communications, PR and social media prowess at Microsoft HQ ].

Creating Insanely Effective Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Content marketing is all the rage, and for good reason: it works. With 70% of internet users saying they’d prefer to learn through content rather than ads , content marketing makes perfect sense. Still, there’s a lot more that goes into content marketing than simply writing a blog about a new product. You have to offer information your audience wants and create content that will perform well at the same time.

The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Onclusive

PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry. Content Marketing World. and the Social Shake-up in May in Atlanta. Content Marketing Conference.

How to Succeed with Personal Branding on LinkedIn

B2B PR Sense

LinkedIn has all the features needed for personal branding. You'll need to know a few tactics to succeed in personal branding on LinkedIn. Why Use LinkedIn for Your Personal Brand? LinkedIn boasts over 575 million users , with over 260 million active monthly users.

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?

5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media

Cision

Marketing is more than the sum of its parts. While each component of your marketing strategy (email, PR, social media, blogs) should bring you results, it’s often better when two or more components work together. Take blogging and social media. You can write knock-’em-dead content, but without a push from other places, your blog may see little to no traffic on its own. Here’s how you can boost your blog’s traffic with a few social media tricks.

10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? How social media can help with public relations. How to prepare your social media profile to use for public relations. How to combine public relations and social media into one seamless strategy. How Social Media Can Help with Public Relations.

Why PR pros should be part of your SEO and social media teams

PR Daily

The PR communicator is uniquely skilled in creating the content and strategy businesses need in the digital media ecosystem. Digital marketing is a puzzle that brands continue trying to solve. Under that umbrella, they know they need to have a strong search marketing game—and of course, there’s social media marketing that always needs tending. They’re sinking more money into paid search and social media isn’t always the answer.

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Spotify and LinkedIn to launch social audio apps, YouTube refuses employee request to remove rap song with anti-Asian lyrics, and Netflix touts plan for net-zero carbon footprint

PR Daily

The company now faces the ire of media outlets for what it now says was an April Fools’ joke, despite confirming the truth of the press release to multiple outlets. Here are today’s top stories: Spotify and LinkedIn announce new Clubhouse competitors.

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.

Content Marketing: Don’t Make Home Improvements to Rental Property

Sword and the Script

It’s almost cliché, except the advice is sage: when it comes to content marketing , don’t make home improvements to a rental property. Blab was sort of a middle ground between Periscope (single-user video) and Google Hangouts (multiple users),” reported Matt McGee , in a news piece for Marketing Land. “It It allowed up to four people to participate in a live video chat and quickly became popular among marketers for its ease of use and integration with social media.”.

Conquer Today’s Top B2B Content Marketing Challenges

Shift Communications

This week I was reminded of a post I wrote back in March on jumpstarting your B2B content. MarketingProfs’ latest B2B Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends report. The report provides some great insight into how B2B marketers are thinking about content and where they’re stuck. Challenge #1: Producing Engaging Content. Check out what they’re sharing and discussing on social media. Challenge #2: Producing Consistent Content.

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