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Where Does PR Stand on Paid Social Media? Survey Shows Ambivalence About Spending

August 3rd, 2015 by

With Facebook leading the pack, social media channels are fast moving to a pay-for-play model. Yet nearly half of communicators surveyed by PR News are foregoing purchasing Facebook’s paid media offers.

Social Media Engagement on Video Posts Soars 163 Percent in 2015

August 3rd, 2015 by

Engagement on video posts outpaced the growth of video content, up 163 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, according to an exclusive study conducted by Shareablee on behalf of PR News.

4 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Reporting and Measurement Process

August 3rd, 2015 by

Face it, data alone is unable to tell a story. It can’t highlight the most important issues; tell you what to do next or where to focus limited resources. And adding more data won’t help.

Secret to Acing a PR Job Interview

August 3rd, 2015 by

“I see communications as a team sport, with people working together on big projects across the organization. I seek candidates who are leaders but won’t need all the credit and those who create opportunities to help junior staff grow.”

3 Ways a B2B Software Company Improved Its Integrated Communications

August 3rd, 2015 by

Named VP, corporate marketing at Splunk in 2012, Sherry Lowe doesn’t mince words describing the software company’s corporate marketing department at the time she took charge.

6 Ways to Integrate Employees Into Your Organizational Messaging

July 27th, 2015 by

To be effective, PR, internal communications, marketing, advertising and government affairs need to be integrated. Consistent messaging through all channels is essential and employees should not be lost in the mix.

How Four Big Brands Crafted Multi-Platform Content Catering to Their Demographic Targets

July 27th, 2015 by

Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing.

5 Questions to Ask Before Measuring Your Content Marketing Campaigns

July 27th, 2015 by

For some of us, the term “content marketing” is just a highfalutin term for things we’ve been doing for years: writing and producing interesting content and trying to earn the eyeballs and loyalty of our target audiences. For many others, it’s a whole new ball game that you just can’t buy a ticket to.

Most Effective Online Newsrooms ‘Hybrids’ That Serve the Media and Consumers Alike

July 27th, 2015 by

It seems every company is a media company. In the digital age, more and more brands and organizations are taking on the characteristics of traditional media outlets and building online newsrooms—and communicators are at the center of the action.

Despite Surge in Visual Storytelling, Text Articles Lead in Engagement

July 27th, 2015 by

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for PR pros an article with text remains the most popular content marketing format and earns the highest level of engagement, according to a study conducted by Fractl exclusively for PR News.