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Instagram Growth Expected to Come From Developing Nations

January 23rd, 2018 by

The growth curve for Instagram will creep up steadily, powered by growth in developing nations as governments invest in bandwidth and better mobile phone plans are offered, a new report from eMarketer says.


New Report Says Today’s CEOs Need to Engage Socially but Avoid Political Posts

January 23rd, 2018 by

CEOs need to adapt to the times, a new report from Ruder Finn says. The modern CEO needs to be engaged and open to authentic communication, it says, and that includes social media. What the report calls high-performing CEOs are active across social media platforms, but are avoiding posting about current events, progressive issues and politics.


A Look at PR Metrics That’ll Fade in ’18, and Which Will Dominate

January 16th, 2018 by

Katie Paine takes a look at what’s ahead in 2018 and sees a sobering return to reality, with more realistic measurement leading the charge. She also sees more bots in our future as well as fewer choices for those companies seeking help with measurement.


Obituaries, Trump and Game of Thrones Dominated Wikipedia Searches in 2017

January 16th, 2018 by

What did English-language users of Wikipedia search for in 2017? Were they seeking to escape reality with lots of searches for films and television? Or perhaps there was another explanation? Certainly this list of popular searches is open for interpretation, but winter is coming.


Consumer Engagement with B2B Brands in ’17 Down Slightly vs ’16, IMG Models Tops List

January 16th, 2018 by

In our review last week of most-engaged B2C brands for 2017 ( PRN , January 9, 2017), we saw a tremendous surge of consumer engagement, or actions, with video. This week, we’ll see that consumer engagement with social posts from B2B brands were somewhat similar.


Early Adopters Are Bullish on Artificial Intelligence’s Transformative Powers

January 16th, 2018 by

There are few topics in PR and communications that have generated more buzz than AI; of course, there’s been plenty of hype and false claims, too. Deloitte decided to try to separate the steak from the sizzle by talking to several hundred business executives who’ve already adopted AI and cognitive technologies.


The Week in PR

January 16th, 2018 by

Our weekly roundup of news, trends and personnel moves in the world of communications, marketing and PR. This week we have stories about President Trump’s awards for the awful media, and journalism’s response, France’s attempt to legislate away fake news, Facebook’s algorithm changes and Univision’s Jennifer Ball has a new job.


Home/Personal Technology Dominates Most Memorable Product Launches List of 2017

January 9th, 2018 by

Communicators wonder if their messages resonate. You hope great content will impress, but human memory can be fickle. Memory also is far from infinite, the 16th Annual Most Memorable New Product Launch survey shows. What propelled the new iPhone to be the most memorable product launch of 2017?


Consumer Engagement With B2C Brands in 2017 Grows Slightly, Engagement With Video Up 40%

January 9th, 2018 by

2017 could be described as the year of social video, particularly for U.S. B2C brands, as data provided exclusively to PR News by Shareablee demonstrates. It was also a year where brands began to become more mature in their social media choices, posting fewer times but accruing more consumer engagement.


Facebook Dominates, Snapchat Tops With Teens

January 9th, 2018 by

It’s not a surprise that Facebook is the dominant social platform. That was one of the conclusions from the 3rd annual RBC Capital Markets study of 5,000 U.S. Internet users. There were surprises, though. One of them was the satisfaction rates of the various platforms (Facebook could do better here). Another surprise (well, not really) was the dominant showing of Snapchat with children and teens.