Find key reporters covering your market. Check. Engage influencers who can propel your message. Check. Spark conversations with your audience. Check. LinkedIn provides these and other opportunities, but PR execs for the most part continue to give the social network short shrift.
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Launched in 2008 as Virtual Piggy (VPIG), Oink realized that it needed to rebrand to increase its appeal to the hip, young Generations Y and Z that its products were created for, as well as their parents—the buyers of the digital wallet service. The revamp needed to differentiate the brand, whose products include an app and a debit card, from competitors in what is an increasingly congested market.
Twitter clearly is the preferred platform for digital communications in the workplace, according to more than a dozen Millennial members of the PR and communications industry who gathered earlier this month as part of PR News’ inaugural Millennial Roundtable.
As you prepare to distribute yet another email marketing campaign, you might ask: Does humor belong in this message? Roughly 60 percent of consumers said humor is perfectly or slightly acceptable in an email message, according to a recent survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Fractl and BuzzStream.
As a C-suite executive and 20+ year marketing and public relations professional, I have found the most effective way to respond to the ‘Why is social media important?’ question actually is very simple. The key is to align your social media strategy and activities with business objectives that senior executives understand and value.
For most PR pros preventing leaks is just part of managing an M&A process. Communicators also are responsible for convincing stakeholders that the merger will bring added value to the company and, if the deal is rejected (read: Comcast-Time Warner Cable), where the companies goes from there.