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

5 Social Media Ideas for Non-Profits

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Even small not-for-profit organizations can effectively promote their message through social media

8 Keys to Reaching Gen Z on Social Media

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Publishers and brand managers are already trying to pinpoint what catches the attention of a generation that’s yet to come of age

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.

Partnering with HubSpot Academy on Social Media

Karen Freberg

I have spent the past few days in Boston working with the HubSpot Academy team as they prepare to launch a new certification on social media. We first got connected on Twitter, and then she joined the Social Media Professors group I manage on FB.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

DOWNLOAD THE PDF social media template chart. Download the complete report on how to do a Social Media Strategy. Social Media Strategy social media strategy template

Book Review: A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

Here’s my video book review of A Roadmap for Teaching Social Media by Dr. Karen Freberg who is an assistant professor teaching Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville.

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.

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.

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.

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?

How to Segment Journalists By Social Media Use

Cision

The Cision 2017 Global Social Journalism Study provides some very tangible insights into the social media perception and behaviors of journalists. The Global Social Journalism Study broke down these behaviors into six “Social Archetypes:”.

5 Alcohol Brands with Great Social Media

Ron Torossian

It’s not an easy job to do social media and booze brands – Finding that blend may be almost as difficult of finding the right blend to create a momentous alcohol. This brand has found their best social media success on Facebook. Brand PR Social Media

Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

The Proactive Report

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. Digital PR Tip Sheets Online PR cheat sheet content images Social Media StrategyHowever, this is not a one-size-fits-all activity.

How to Improve Your Social Media Targeting

Cision

Since the inception of social media platforms, one of the biggest challenges has been how to properly reach your desired audience. I’ll also try to give a sense of what criteria you can target for each of the platforms for paid and organic social. Social Targeting on Twitter.

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? Truly embracing what it means to be a “social media professor.”

Where is Social Media Headed?

HMA Public Relations

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Do These Mistakes Keep You From A Bigger Social Media Budget?

Cision

There is one very obvious reason why social media and influencer marketing do not make up the majority of a brand’s communications or advertising budget. We’re having a hard time selling the higher-ups on social media. Social media has massive power.

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.

Jay Baer Asks: Is Social Media And Journalism Linked?

Cision

Recently, Cision published the 2017 Global Social Journalism Study , conducted in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, which surveyed journalists on their social media habits, preferences and views. Jay Baer: Are social media and journalism completely linked?

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.

Personal Versus Private in PR and Social Media

Cision

As digital and social media continue to blur the lines between an individual’s public and private lives, and we move forward in a world where the fusion of these two seems inevitable, it is crucial for all of us to understand the difference between what is private and what is personal, but public.

Infographic: How Journalists Use Social Media in 2016

Cision

As Cision’s 2016 Global Social Journalism Study notes, email continues to not only be the most common form of contact between journalists and PR professionals, it’s also the most preferred. Turn to social media instead, which was a close second to email as the most preferred form of contact between journalists and PR professionals. So master your email pitching skills, but continue to hone your understanding of how journalists use social media.

Handling Social Media Complainers

Rock the Status Quo

They’re unavoidable on social media and most of us quake in fear at the thought of handling them wrong. Customer service is a HUGE component of social media, but does it apply to public relations? There is a direct line between social media and corporate reputation.

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.

PR Update on Social Media

HMA Public Relations

How can you improve your social media presence? The post PR Update on Social Media appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured Social Media Digital communications Five Social Media Mistakes Gini Dietrick PR Daily Social Media Engagement Spin Sucks

Should Brands Talk Back On Social Media?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As all PR and social media pros know, a brand’s digital presence is both very powerful and very fragile. Social platforms are made for snark, right? But research shows that consumers don’t always welcome social snark from brands.

How to Use Social Media to Find PR-friendly Journalists

Cision

Cision recently published the 2017 Global Social Journalism Study , which introduced a spectrum of Social Archetypes for journalists. These archetypes group journalists by their common behaviors and beliefs about 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.

Social Media Marketing for Complete Beginners

ReimaginePR

When it comes to generating leads, creating a community, and interacting with your customers, nothing tops social media. Social media is the perfect way to build exposure for your brand and increase traffic to your website, but how do you do that? Sprout Social.

Approaching Teaching Social Media In the New Academic Year

Karen Freberg

With professors who are teaching social media, this can be a daunting and intimidating task in many ways. Teaching social media, as I have written about many times, is a constant prep. I know when I started teaching social media several years ago, this was not the case.

Using the Right Social Media Language

The Proactive Report

GUEST POST by Mike Falkow, Creative Director of Meritus Media. Social media has become the elephant in the room when it comes to business nowadays. Social media today is about visual storytelling and each platform has developed its own shorthand, a unique language if you will.

Social Media Lessons from Unbridled Eve + the Kentucky Derby

Karen Freberg

This past week was quite the whirlwind of events, excitement, and lots of social media activities. I got to go this year as part of the media! The UE social media team (Bella, Allison, Ashlea, and Courtney) did amazing!

Tricks of the PR Trade for Social Media

Ron Torossian

Eons ago, public relations was largely focused on building relationships with journalists and the media. A large focus of PR today is to strengthen brands by building influencer status on social media. Ronn Torossian BRANDING Celebrity PR Social Media

What Goes in a Social Media Promotion Plan?

ReimaginePR

So I like to think that this same situation occurs—on a much less extreme level—anytime you’re promoting on social media without a plan. In order to navigate the world of social media, you’ve got to have a solid plan in place. I have a fun idea.

Establishing a [new] Social Media Class: Introducing #FrebergSM

Karen Freberg

The life of a social media professor is both absolutely fabulous, but also challenging to meet the expectations that are being made by both the profession, and universities. This will help bridge the science and art of social media.

5 tips for managing social media issues

Public Relations Sydney

Despite the growing use of social media in our day-to-day life as a source for news and updates, many leaders have been slow on implementing and keeping up to date with social media in their personal and professional life.

Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

This means social media posts that include video are granted better reach on the platform. In turn, social media experts have rushed to proclaim brands should be using video to drive better engagement. Social Media Sites Discourage External Links.

Small Business Social Media Use Study

The Proactive Report

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Impact > Followers = The New State of Influence in Social Media

Karen Freberg

This was actually something Jason did share w/ my #FrebergSM class earlier this year and he discussed how there are influencers who are only on the stage about social media, but they are not the ones who are actually doing the work in social media.