With Facebook leading the pack, social media channels are fast moving to a pay-for-play model. Yet nearly half of communicators surveyed by PR News are foregoing purchasing Facebook’s paid media offers.
Engagement on video posts outpaced the growth of video content, up 163 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, according to an exclusive study conducted by Shareablee on behalf of PR News.
Face it, data alone is unable to tell a story. It can’t highlight the most important issues; tell you what to do next or where to focus limited resources. And adding more data won’t help.
PR News and Nasdaq Media Intelligence conducted a joint study this July, surveying more than 370 communications professionals to benchmark the state of PR measurement and get a clearer picture of PR pros’ grasp of analytics and insights.
Ahead of PR News’ upcoming Big 4 Social Media Conference, we surveyed the our community with the goal of finding out where PR stands on paid social media.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for PR pros an article with text remains the most popular content marketing format and earns the highest level of engagement, according to a study conducted by Fractl exclusively for PR News.
Most PR writing is like a snapshot in time, such as a new product that needs promotion via press release. But developing a social media narrative, or giving your social posts a sense of continuity for your audiences, requires a different mindset.
Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing.
Science tells us that we absorb information easier when it’s presented visually than when it’s presented in text-heavy formats. At the same time, we’re predisposed to favor linear, coherent stories. When combined, these elemental ideas give visual storytelling its attention-grabbing power.