Move over, Facebook? Snapchat says users now send at least 700 million photos and videos per day via the ephemeral-messaging service.
As Instagram’s numbers have grown, so, too, has the presence of brands looking to connect with consumers on the photo-sharing platform. Appreciating the value of Instagram’s user base is easy. Creating an account that is authentic, relevant and engaging—that’s a little harder.
Regardless of how powerful social is for getting the word out, if this is all you’re doing with it then you haven’t even scratched the surface yet.
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.
Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing.