Social Media

Pre-Halloween Infographic: Skittles Tops List of Most Influential Candy Brands on Twitter

October 17th, 2014 by

If you want to make your home the No. 1 destination in your neighborhood this Halloween, then load up on Skittles. According to social analytics provider StatSocial, the Mars Inc.-owned treat is the most influential candy brand on Twitter.

Target’s ‘Halloween Hills’ Leverages Instagram to Engage Consumers

October 15th, 2014 by

Breaking through the proverbial clutter online is one of the biggest challenges facing communicators. The challenge grows more acute when there’s a holiday that brands and organizations want to leverage to boost their visibility. With its new “Halloween Hills” experience, Target is killing two birds with one stone.

Embracing Social Media Shouldn’t Come at the Expense of Traditional PR

October 14th, 2014 by

The PRSA’s 2014 international conference wraps up on Tuesday afternoon. PR News spoke with the association’s leadership to get a sense of the multiple challenges facing communicators and where the PR industry goes from here.

PRSA Conference Report: On the Importance of Auditing Your Social Media Objectives

October 13th, 2014 by

If social media efforts are to flow to the top and bottom and lines, communicators first need to develop an auditing plan.

Digital PR Awards: Cause Marketing/CSR

October 13th, 2014 by

Winner: APCO Worldwide – IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees: the One Night without Lights Social Media Challenge In 2013, more than 2 million people became refugees – a near twenty-year record. The refugee camps these… Continued

Digital PR Awards: Contest/Game

October 13th, 2014 by

Winner: Esurance – #EsuranceSave30 Esurance opted to buy the first commercial slot following Super Bowl XLVIII, and by doing so, saved 30 percent, which added up to a whopping $1.5 million. Instead of just absorbing… Continued

Digital PR Awards: Digital Marketing Campaign ($100K and under)

October 13th, 2014 by

Winner: Marina Maher Communications – Secret and Diana Nyad Blow Social Engagement out of the Water Secret, along with Marina Maher Communications, worked with 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and her team to document an unprecedented… Continued

Digital PR Awards: Digital Marketing Campaign ($200K – 500K)

October 13th, 2014 by

Winner: Coty Inc. – The Marc Jacobs Tweetshop Coty Inc.’s task was to generate international PR and social media coverage for the popular Daisy Marc Jacobs fragrance. With an already loyal following, they knew that… Continued

Digital PR Awards: Digital Marketing Campaign ($500K +)

October 13th, 2014 by

Winner: FCB Health – HEY MS, Take This! For decades, people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) had only injections available to treat their condition. In 2010, Novartis’ GILENYA became the first oral treatment indicated for… Continued

Digital PR Awards: Digital PR Campaign – General Excellence

October 13th, 2014 by

Winners: Taylor Strategy – Taco Bell Shakes up the Breakfast Routine and Weber Shandwick – Smoke is the Bandit with Mobil 1 Taylor Strategy – Taco Bell Shakes up the Breakfast Routine March 2014 marked… Continued