5 Types of Tools For Freelance PR Pros

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: With the prevalence of social media, brand journalism and digital marketing campaigns, more and more PR pros are cutting the cord on the typical office gig

Infographic: Your social media marketing checklist

PR Daily

Not every social media task has to be done every day—but regular upkeep can be the difference between success and wasting your money. It’s imperative for social media marketers and brand managers to stay organized and keep track of their social media output.

Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Flack's Revenge

If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. And it’s not just about Facebook or even social media. Are the waters safe for social media marketing? Defending your Social Influence.

Infographic: Why social media marketing is essential

PR Daily

If social media isn’t a core part of your strategy, you’ll be left to play catch up. Social media also helps brands stand out on the crowded digital landscape. Social media is perfect for this. Marketing Social Media

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?

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

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. The company declined to comment on its social media strategy. Yes, SMT stands for Social Media Team.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. Almost three-quarters of all adults are active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business.

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

PR Daily

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy. Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more than just signing up for a Facebook account and posting the occasional meme. Marketing Social Media

8 time-saving social media marketing tools

PR Daily

Social media use, interaction and strategy have changed dramatically in recent years. Social marketing tools, technology and tactics have become an essential part of excelling on digital platforms—and a key component of business communication success.

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

Flack's Revenge

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? What’s not safe is ignoring social conversations, especially those related to your brand and category.

5 Offline Marketing Tactics That Boost Social Media Engagement

Cision

Another study by Statista found that as many as 43 percent of Canadians relied on traditional media to research Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November 2015. billion are active on social media. The real question is how does this apply to your social media strategy?

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? Social media’s ever-changing environment can be difficult to navigate.

Amazon stirs social media pot with tongue-in-cheek hashtag

PR Daily

A good hashtag is crucial for social media marketing. Hashtags—words or phrases preceded by a pound (#) sign on social media—help catalog your posts and promotions and can help users find your content. Guessing the social media grunt isn't a fan [link].

Social Media Mistakes

The Proactive Report

The 2015 PRESSfeed/SNCR Media Trends report shows that almost 100% of companies – large and small – are using some form of social media marketing. Social media may be a new channel of communication, but it is still just that: communication.

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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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. The do’s and don’ts of social media brand video.

Don’t panic over ‘peaking’ social media—just prepare

PR Daily

We’ve had a nice run, social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram have become essential hubs of business activity, and social media strategy is now a primary concern for virtually every company on Earth. Prep plans for a post-peak social media landscape.

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. Be Social.

5 social media trends to watch in 2019

PR Daily

The only constant is social media marketing is change. Here are the trends PR and marketing pros should monitor going into the new year. The acceleration of personalized marketing. The post 5 social media trends to watch in 2019 appeared first on PR Daily.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I have always been very passionate about social media, but when it comes to teaching social media, there is nothing more rewarding. How did I get started teaching social media? This class is unlike others in PR, Marketing, and even Advertising classes.

Small Business Social Media Use Study

The Proactive Report

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26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

As I’m wont to do at year’s end, I ask many brilliant marketing and PR types for their take on what might transpire over the next twelve months. 1) Owned media gains on distrust of mass media. 2) Microtargeting augmented by social surround sound.

15 questions to ask when hiring a social media partner

PR Daily

How do you know what to look for in a social media management firm? Here’s what you should ask any agency you consider hiring to manage your social channels. It’s important to make an informed decision before hiring a social media agency or consultant.

How to Influence People Effectively With Social Media

Cision

Influence and influencers are frequent topics of discussion for marketers and communication professionals. ” Within the scope of social capital are two categories: Bonding social capital – ties between relatively homogeneous groups. Bonding Social Capital.

Infographic: The best times to schedule your social media post

PR Daily

How can you make the most of your social media efforts? However, each social platform utilizes different algorithms. brands and their social media activities. You can do this using owned analytics available on each social network and social media management tools.

How Successful Journalists Use Social Media

Cision

An important aspect of the PR and marketing professions is to understand the behavior and interests of stakeholders and publics that we serve. The recently released Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study takes a deep dive into how journalists approach and use social media.

Top Social Media Measurement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Brand24

Here are top social media measurement mistakes you can easily avoid and bring your marketing strategy to the next level! Digital Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing measure social media social media measurement social media measurement mistakes

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Social Media & Change On November 15th

PR Expanded

Fortunately, social media and technology, when implemented strategically, can serve as effective channels to navigate change and leverage it to help one become more original and creative, which are desirable characteristics of PR professionals. ET, to discuss change and social media.

The Rise of Social Media Customer Care

The Proactive Report

There is no doubt that social media is a part of our lives today – and, as such, social media has to be a big part of every company’s marketing plan. Your customers expect you to be active and responsive on social media.

Are You Really Listening on Social Media?

Cision

Simply “being” on social media isn’t always enough. When I say “listening,” what I mean is monitoring mentions of your brand across all social networks, whether you have a presence on them or not. From there, you or your social media team can respond appropriately.

How To Monitor Social Media Like a Boss

Cision

Most communications or marketing professionals realize that social media management is difficult to scale without some automated solution. Inevitably many companies choose a platform that offers monitoring (such as Cision’s new Communication Cloud™ ) to handle their social media.

The Latest & Greatest Social Media & Marketing Tools

Cision

It’s exciting to see so many tools to help us be better at social media and content marketing, though it can be overwhelming to keep up with them and learn how to use them all! Fortunately for you, I’ve done the work for you by identifying five fantastic marketing tools.

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How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar

Cision

When developing a public relations or marketing strategy, many companies decide to start by jumping on the social media train. While getting started with a social media strategy may be easy, it needs to be consistent and well thought out to make it truly successful.

Who owns social media?

Stuart Bruce

It was more than 10 years ago when I first debated the question who owns social media. Last week I spoke on the same topic in Zagreb for the European Lotteries Association to an audience of public relations, marketing and… Continue Reading → The post Who owns social media?

Which Social Media Marketing Measurements Matter Most

Business Wire

Although it can get confusing when scrolling down a long list of numbers, it’s important to pay attention because some of those numbers can help amplify your social marketing efforts. Nowhere is this more evident than on social media platforms.

Infographic: Social media marketing insights for the holidays

PR Daily

Social media is an important channel for marketers looking to make a holiday splash. As consumers begin their holiday shopping for gifts and bargains, they are more and more likely to be influenced by social media posts.

5 Brands Share What’s Working in Social Media Marketing

Cision

Marketers appreciate hearing from other marketer’s success. We learn from other marketers, even when their examples are from a different industry. When my friends at Cision suggested we publish a second Social Business Journal , we considered several topics.

5 Scary Facts About Businesses and Social Media Marketing

Cision

This month, it’s not the ghosts and goblins that are scaring me, but the businesses who are still abusing social media, or at least not fully leveraging all that’s available to them. C’mon people; social media has been around a while.

How to Segment Journalists By Social Media Use

Cision

Best practices for marketing often, if not always, suggest some degree of segmentation for customers or the public. Finding different ways to identify behaviors and differentiate messaging to best suit these personas is crucial for most PR and marketing functions.