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.

What are LinkedIn Stories and How Can PR Pros Use Them?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Since LinkedIn launched its Stories feature last month, it has won mixed reviews. LinkedIn Stories is similar to Instagram or Facebook stories, allowing users to post an update that will stay live for 24 hours. Here are five ways to incorporate LinkedIn stories into yours.

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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.

Why B2B Brands Should Be Active on Social Media

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As most PR agencies know, social media is not just for B2C companies anymore. With the help of social media, a B2B brand in the tech sector can establish a distinctive voice and build a unique community of followers. Most importantly, social media helps B2B companies gain the trust of their audiences and gives them a reason to keep coming back. B2B tech brands are sometimes hesitant to dive into social media, as they may not see its value.

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10 Ways PR Can Leverage LinkedIn

Onclusive

A few weeks ago I conducted an exclusive interview with two of LinkedIn’s leading tech ladies, Sarah Clatterbuck and Erica Lockheimer, alongside PR Manager Kenly Walker. We talked about everything from how to ensure your LinkedIn connections aren’t aware of your stalking habits, to how the company’s “women in tech” initiatives are setting an example […].

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.

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. That’s what LinkedIn says anyway. Text, images and videos up to 20 seconds long posted on LinkedIn Stories remain on the network for 24 hours.

The ‘Facebookisation’ of LinkedIn continues … are you taking advantage of the opportunity?

PR Warrior

If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, I urge you to take a closer look. Years ago, LinkedIn used to be a pretty stiff and conservative network. I was going to write ‘social’ network, but it was anything but social. The post The ‘Facebookisation’ of LinkedIn continues … are you taking advantage of the opportunity? Personal branding Social media LinkedIn

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%.

How to Refresh your Social Media Presence in the New Year

HMA Public Relations

Social Media Autumn Jarrett LinkedIn New Year social media TikTokAfter surviving a rollercoaster of a year that was 2020, I speak for most of us when saying 2021 comes as an optimistic breath of fresh air.

7 social media tips from top CEOs

PR Daily

Just how public should a major CEO’s social media presence be? Many of today’s top CEOs maintain active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even Instagram. Here are tips organizations and business professionals can take from these leaders to develop their own social media presence. The only verified presence of Tim Cook on any form of social media is on Twitter. GM CEO Mary Barra is on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Social Media Tip: How to Export Your LinkedIn Contacts

Polaris

In a meeting last week, my colleague Chris wondered how to export his prolific list of LinkedIn contacts. Export Your LinkedIn Connections in Four Easy Steps. Step #1: Log into LinkedIn and Click on Connections. Step #3: Click on “Export LinkedIn Connections”. If you need help managing your social media presence, get in touch. Social MediaWe all have a finite number of keystrokes remaining in our hands until we die.

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. Social Media Delivers Brand Clarity.

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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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 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.

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

4 tips to elevate videos for social media marketing

PR Daily

Most social media managers know they must incorporate visual content into their plans. Although the social media world is ever-changing and requires innovation and experimentation daily, social media managers and corporate video editors can keep in mind a few best practices to drive results, foster engagement and increase followers. On top of that, social media platforms have been redesigned to cater to mobile.

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4 tips for crafting the perfect PR strategy on LinkedIn

Agility PR Solutions

Now that we are in 2020, the power that a properly-devised PR strategy has on LinkedIn is a well-known fact. When it comes to social networks, you can always count on LinkedIn as the pillar of online presence and the legitimacy of your business.

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. Or is it that we have an inflated sense of the outcomes social media can impact beyond lifting brand awareness and engaging with prospective customers?

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.

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 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?

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?

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

PR Daily

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. As social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn mature, the debate over their future grows. Social Media

10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

PR Daily

Even small not-for-profit organizations can effectively promote their message through social media. 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. If your nonprofit or its research is cited as authoritative in earned media, more people will become aware of its charity work and its mission.

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.

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 Influence People Effectively With Social Media

Cision

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. Bridging social capital – ties between relatively heterogeneous groups. Bonding Social Capital.

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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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? When it comes to brand awareness and promotion, no other social media network can hold a candle to LinkedIn. LinkedIn boasts over 575 million users , with over 260 million active monthly users. 79% of marketers see LinkedIn as a very good source of leads.

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. Sprout Social’s webinars.

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5 Social Media Hacks You Need to Know

Cision

As the hottest social media network du jour changes, so do the tips and tricks we use to master this awesome marketing tool. This list will help you get more out of your social media marketing efforts. The more you use social media, the more you think in keyword terms. Hashtags are great organizers of social content. Earn Shares With Social Buzz Club. It’s hard to build a following when you first start out on social.

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.

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 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. 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. While we may think of long-form content when we think of journalists, there is actually a lot of creative short-form content posted to social sites.

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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