A new study on social media highlights, among other findings, the motivational differences between men and women in following a brand on Twitter, which should give PR pros pause when tweeting to brand followers.
By now it’s a mantra for PR executives and social media gurus everywhere. Listen…learn…engage. Certainly no quibbling here with that advice. But while you’re quietly, unobtrusively monitoring Facebook, Twitter, blogs and forums, there’s another strategy you should be thinking about and deploying: creating and sharing compelling content via digital platforms.
Most brand stories take a little more than 140 characters to tell, but we pitch media via Twitter. Then we wonder why our messages become confused with competitors, our products seem undifferentiated and our brand stories are often forgotten. Maybe we need to start fresh, with a simple story.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. was able to create a video with staying power. While it’s tricky to predict what will strike a chord with consumers, “Love” videographer Ted Passon provides insights into making a video that stays within a reasonable budget.
Case Study: Philly Tourism Board Revives Hotel Occupancy With Public Fanfare and a Healthy Dose of Digital Love
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. created the Philly Overnight Hotel Package in 2001 to boost tourism post-9/11. By 2009, the two-night package was becoming old news. GPTMC’s in-house PR team and new-at-the-time specialists in social media sought new ways to spread the Philly love.
While the contributed article has been a part of PR outreach for decades, another related practice has stolen its thunder—self publishing.
Data gathered by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that adults with chronic illnesses spend significantly less time on the Internet, which may influence the decision-making of PR professionals in healthcare.
As social media continues to explode, organizations and PR professionals have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. But one PR function hasn’t been so fast on the draw: financial communications.
Picking the perfect words may not have been as important in the past, but today, keywords are critical to your firm’s digital reputation and whether or not you get found.
The Hawthorne Effect may be more relevant than ever in the time of social media. But here are a few more lessons that emerge from recent research about communications to engage today’s employees.