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. Next Steps: Understand how online influencers fit into your marketing goals and then work to identify the right influencers for your organization.

How Paid And Organic Social Media Work Together

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Social media marketing and PR have recently become inseparable. That’s because social media plays a large role in most consumer and B2B PR programs. Fully 86% of B2B marketers combine paid and organic social tactics. Paid vs. organic social.

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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.

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. FREE DOWNLOAD: The Future of Media Relations Special Report ]. Follow Nichelle on LinkedIn.

State of Social Media Q3 2015: LinkedIn Marketing Revenue Flattens

Shift Communications

LinkedIn, the former dark horse of social media, has not only grown past Twitter, but is a serious publishing platform in its own right. Let’s see what LinkedIn reported for its Q3 earnings. LinkedIn’s membership growth has remained strong despite passing the 350 million monthly active users mark earlier this year: Above, we see sustained 4% quarter over quarter growth, indicating a still-healthy social network.

These four new LinkedIn updates will transform your 2021 B2B marketing plan

Prohibition

LinkedIn is known amongst B2B professionals as a sleeping giant. That said, this dinosaur of a social network is catching pace. And it’s come just in time to help inform and shape your 2021 B2B social media marketing strategy. What are LinkedIn Events?

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.

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.

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. With video content becoming an integral part of an organization’s overall marketing strategy, it’s more important than ever to make sure it’s executed seamlessly, professionally and in a way that will drive a return on investment. Don’t simply push marketing messages.

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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.

7 Social Media Trends that came into play in January 2021

Prohibition

If there’s one thing to learn from the first month of 2021, other than how hard it is to stick to Dry January during lockdown, it’s that despite the feeling like the world’s come to complete a stand-still, the land of social media never stops evolving.

4 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

PR Daily

The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. The “big four” encompass about 90 percent of all social media marketing. According to a recent UMass-Dartmouth study , 91 percent of Fortune 500 level companies use Twitter, 89 percent use Facebook, 63 percent use Instagram, and 98 percent use LinkedIn. However, a slew of niche social networks could help your social media marketing efforts.

British Red Cross encourages engagement with social media press kit

PR Daily

Visitors are greeted with the organization’s featured campaign, key dates (including holidays), current hashtags and the British Red Cross’ social media accounts. Each of these tabs leads visitors to sharable social media posts you can share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

4 LinkedIn changes that affect your social media strategy

PR Daily

LinkedIn has announced a few significant changes. We’ve been using LinkedIn as a communications channel to tell our clients’ stories since Company Pages launched in 2010. Now, with big changes afoot, here’s how the latest features that will be rolling out over the next few months might alter your organization’s social strategy. RELATED: Join us at Disney World for our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications.].

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%.

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

PR Daily

A recent report showed that digital marketers struggle to link online efforts to other business goals and campaigns throughout their organizations. 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. Marketing goals vs. measurement.

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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.

LinkedIn embraces video with livestreaming tool

PR Daily

LinkedIn Live’ is currently only available to select users in the United States. 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. In coming weeks, LinkedIn will also post a contact form for others who want to get in on the action. Microsoft, which acquired LinkedIn in 2016 for $26.2

Why measuring social media ROI still stumps PR pros

PR Daily

Is the native analytics within social media platforms really telling you all you need to know? Despite the rise in available data and an overwhelming number of third-party tools, measuring the bottom-line impact of social media efforts continues to be a major challenge for communications professionals. Are most marketers struggling to build a concise measurement infrastructure that goes beyond what the native platforms will tell us?

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. More specifically, encouraging link shares should be the ultimate social media strategy that organizations use to boost SEO. Marketing and social media pros should take advantage and tend to the symbiotic relationship between social media and SEO. Optimize Your Social Media Pages.

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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.

How Social Media Drives B2B PR

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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 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. We’ve found that a single emoji can double our engagement for a LinkedIn post,” says Collins, “but everything in moderation.”. Just be aware of the visual trends big brands are embracing, and take only what works for your audience,” says Ryan McCready , social media lead Venngage.

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 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. hours on social sites every day. Here are five essential ways that social media is changing PR: 1.

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.

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.

The modern marketer’s dilemma—too many social media platforms

Agility PR Solutions

Are you marketing your business on Twitter? How about Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, G+ and LinkedIn? If, like many marketers, you’re struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing repertoire of social media platforms, you’re certainly not alone. Is it really important to be marketing on all of them? The post The modern marketer’s dilemma—too many social media platforms appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

PR Daily

Even small not-for-profit organizations can effectively promote their message through social media. Sending physical mail and hosting trade shows are no longer effective ways for reaching people,” marketing expert AJ Agrawal says in Forbes. On social media. A Newswhip study examined how leading nonprofit organizations succeed in social media and public relations. TED, UNESCO and UNICEF garnered the most earned media coverage.

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. Even before the pandemic, fans used social media as a way to communicate with other fans and as an outlet to exchange competitive banter.

Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

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I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. Drew also hosts Renegade Thinkers Unite , the #2 podcast for CMOs and writes the CMO Spotlight column for AdAge; is the author of The CMOs Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing and serves on the boards of the Urban Green Council and Duke Alumni Association. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? What comes after social media?

How to spark joy with winning social media tactics

PR Daily

Get practical tips for acing the top five social media platforms in 2019. Are your social media programs filled with tasks that worked last year but barely move the needle now? De-clutter them with the Your 2019 Essential Skills for Social Media Virtual Summit taking place Friday, April 19 from noon to 3:15 p.m. Participants will learn how to: Use your top social media channels to create effective and engaging campaigns.

LinkedIn: The rise of B2B Social media Marketing

5W PR

For many companies, social media marketing initially seems to belong exclusively to the business-to-consumer marketplace. However, research into B2B advertising suggests that companies can actually benefit more from social media advertising than they think – particularly if they choose the right platform. Around 84% of business decision makers say that they’re influenced by social media when making purchasing decisions.

The B2B Small Business Marketing Guide to Crushing it on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Can a boring, unsexy B2B company rock social media? Marketing guru, Jay Baer , says it best: "Social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. By the end of this post, you'll know: Why social media is important for your small business marketing -- and for larger businesses too. How and when to complement your social media with paid media. LinkedIn.

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

PR Daily

Marketers and PR pros have created innovative methods for engaging consumers and building brand awareness on online platforms. Social media has emerged as one of the most important tools for public relations and marketing over the past decade. A social media presence is essential for practically all mid-size and large businesses and other organizations; some entrepreneurs rely almost entirely on social media for PR and marketing.

How Transamerica rebuilt its social media presence

PR Daily

Do you know what your audience wants on social media? That was the crucial starting point for the Transamerica social media team in late 2018, when took over the channels owned by two subsidiary sister organizations: Transamerica Agency Network (TAN) and Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. The first step was to understand the complete picture of Transamerica’s social media presence. What do they worry about when it comes to social?

10 most effective social media tools for PR pros

PR Daily

Social media has brought new opportunities for communicators—and heaped new responsibilities on their already full plates. With social media management tools, you can use automation to share your content and the content of others on your social media channels. In order to automate your social media sharing , you should plan your social media posts using a calendar or schedule for your organization. Sprout Social.

How to Influence People Effectively With Social Media

Cision

Influence and influencers are frequent topics of discussion for marketers and communication professionals. We perceive social media platforms and other means of digital amplification as tools with incredible potential, yet we know very little about how effectively and by what mechanism influence occurs. ” Within the scope of social capital are two categories: Bonding social capital – ties between relatively homogeneous groups. Bonding Social Capital.

It’s terrific to see that social media is still SOCIAL!

PR Warrior

I’m an unabashed social media purist. . And while I still love social media, it’s certainly not as pure and authentic as it used to be, not with the proliferation of one-way brand marketers, spammers, get-rich-quick merchants, and those on both the left and right sides of politics with an agenda to push. At time of writing, I had over 300 responses on LinkedIn, about 130 on Facebook, and I haven’t gotten around to counting the tweets.

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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