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.
PR News and Nasdaq Media Intelligence launched a poll earlier this month asking the PR News community which of Fortune’s 2015 Most Admired Brands succeeds best at telling humanizing stories that drive positive awareness.
Facebook page owners now have the ability to restrict the audience of videos by age and gender, set expiration dates for videos, label videos based on interest categories and make “secret” videos that are accessible only via a direct URL, among other new features.
You only need to look at your own digital habits to know that if you’re in the business of brand communications, you need to find a way to add more visuals to your mix—and, if possible, animated visuals.
Sure, there are more online tools (read: social channels) to help mitigate a crisis faster and cauterize the wound without incurring any serious damage. But what the Web giveth the Web also taketh away.
The new Beme social media app wants to challenge the established notion of the carefully crafted personas people currently present on social media.
The brands that get the most out of their YouTube channels don’t settle for one-shot deals. They create a schedule for YouTube videos that PR pros can align with their companies’ marketing strategy and social media channels.
It is important to know that visual content marketing is like any other marketing or public relations platforms in that the same legal issues apply to all of these types of communications, regardless of format or distribution channel.