While some holdouts still believe digital is a passing fad, the latest digital advertising figures would seem to put such arguments to rest. In addition, media consumption figures may surprise you. Print isn’t dead yet.
The latest and greatest usually is the rage at industry events such as last week’s Social Shake-Up Show in Atlanta. Beneath all the talk about social media, though, Shakers found top-flight influencers urging them to mix social platforms with good, old-fashioned PR tactics. And at least one influencer believes the secret power of social media calls for brands to be social instead of pushing sales.
The influencer with the largest audience certainly has a leg up on the competition, yet there are other factors involved when generating consumer engagement. This week we examine Travel influencers and how they’ve fared in getting consumers to engage with the content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The recent revelations about presidential attorney Michael Cohen’s dealings with AT&T and Novartis are the latest examples of large companies stumbling during reputational crises. Here are 5 lessons brands can learn from AT&T’s and Novartis’s pitfalls.
Communicators shouldn’t underestimate the power of one-on-one customer support on Twitter to win praise for your brand. Delta Air Lines is a proven leader in the Twitter customer support space, so to aid brand communicators seeking to upgrade their one-on-one customer service, iSocialFanz CEO Brian Fanzo and PR News took a look at five of Delta’s white-glove customer support tactics.
Every communicator knows that in 2018, video is the king of content. And as the second largest search engine online, YouTube should be your top choice for posting branded video. But it’s not as simple as posting a few videos and hoping for the best. The most successful brand channels focus on using their video content to build up their brand.
Speed has become an inevitable part of modern business, particularly in the technology sector, where companies must constantly innovate to survive. This has implications for communicators, who need to make decisions about how and when to publicly discuss innovation efforts. Jessica Baxmann, the executive communicator for SAP’s Chief Innovation Officer, shares 4 lessons about telling your brand’s story quickly and well while avoiding attendant pitfalls.
Purchasing advertisements on your social platforms can be one of the best ways to reach and target new audiences. But how can communicators convince their leadership to loosen the purse strings for paid social ads, especially in a smaller company with a tighter budget? Your approach should take into consideration not only which ads will be the most cost effective, but also what type of content will resonate most on each platform to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
For the first time in its 15 years of operation, Facebook has announced a major overhaul of its corporate structure, shifting leadership of several areas to form three new divisions. Here’s a breakdown of each new division’s primary function and leadership, and their potential implications for professional communicators.
Brian Fanzo, CEO of iSocialFanz, Work With The Coach CEO Nathan Pirtle, entrepreneur YesJulz and Snapchat pioneer Shonduras closed out the 2018 Social Shake-Up Show in Atlanta with a discussion about how influencer marketing partnerships can go wrong, and what it takes to make them worthwhile for all parties.