Social Media

4 Tips for Working With External Bloggers

June 22nd, 2015 by

Working with external bloggers is an entirely different process than having staffers blog in-house. Issues include recruitment, work structure, FTC regulations and compensation. Then there’s the question of trust.

Goals, Spending Help Find Best Social Site for Your Brand’s Message

June 22nd, 2015 by

PR managers and directors may think that a robust social media strategy means having brand presence on every last social channel. Yet they may want to maximize their social strategy by being more selective.

Relevant Content Makes Discovering It Easier

June 22nd, 2015 by

Content discovery, a native ad unit recognized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, occurs when an ad or paid content link is delivered via a “widget.” Steve Cody, CEO of Peppercomm, said even the best funded combinations of search discovery tools will fall flat “if the content itself is self-serving and intended to sell products and services.”

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4 Ways to Tie Twitter to Your Overall PR Strategy

June 18th, 2015 by

These tips from Krisleigh Hoermann of the American Heart Association, and a presenter at PR News’ Big 4 Social Media Conference, will help you be smarter about the time you’re investing in Twitter on behalf of your organization.

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3 Social Media Metrics Tips to Impress the C-Suite

June 17th, 2015 by

The first step in proving the value of social media to the C-Suite is to measure your brand’s social media engagement.

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How Visual Storytelling Makes Emotional Connections [Infographic]

June 15th, 2015 by

Visual storytelling helps brands inspire and engage with their audiences better and faster than text-based messaging. The trajectory of social media has always been toward more visuals, and the platforms gaining the most popularity these days—Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope among them—are all based on sharing images and videos.

The Week in PR, June 8 – June 15

June 15th, 2015 by

NBC’s PR campaign to permanently replace Brian Williams starts in earnest while the adversarial relationship between PR pros and journalists takes a turn for the worse.

Pitching with Video: How to Shoot and Other Tips

June 15th, 2015 by

As newsrooms are squeezed to produce additional content with fewer reporters and editors, pitching the media using video can help fill the void since the video pitch also can be repurposed as content.

Get on Board: 4 Ways to Gamify Your Brand and Recruit Advocates

June 15th, 2015 by

With the popularity of digital gaming, especially with millennials, top brands like Nissan and SAPP are gamifying campaigns, hoping to achieve business goals by raising the fun factor.

10 Twitter Chat Tips Sure to Spark Engagement

June 15th, 2015 by

The Twitter Chat, where Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a topic, is an increasingly popular way for PR pros to cultivate relationships and spread messages.