Social Media

Where Does PR Stand on Paid Social Media? Survey Shows Ambivalence About Spending

August 3rd, 2015 by

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.

Social Media Engagement on Video Posts Soars 163 Percent in 2015

August 3rd, 2015 by

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.

4 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Reporting and Measurement Process

August 3rd, 2015 by

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.

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55% of PR Pros Rate Their Data Analysis Expertise as Fair or Poor

July 30th, 2015 by

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.

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PR News Survey: Where Does PR Stand on Paid Social Media?

July 28th, 2015 by

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.

Despite Surge in Visual Storytelling, Text Articles Lead in Engagement

July 27th, 2015 by

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.

4 Steps to a Winning Social Media Narrative

July 27th, 2015 by

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.

How Four Big Brands Crafted Multi-Platform Content Catering to Their Demographic Targets

July 27th, 2015 by

Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing.

4 Tips for a Successful Social Media Takeover

July 24th, 2015 by

The change in voice and personality as a result of a takeover has the potential to invigorate longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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How to Effectively Use Visual Storytelling for Your Brand [Infographic]

July 24th, 2015 by

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.