Despite the constant drumbeat throughout PR and marketing precincts to ramp up spending on social platforms, nearly 60% of senior-level PR executives said they are spending between just 1% and 5% of their overall revenue on social media, according to an exclusive study for PR News conducted by PR consultancy StevensGouldPincus. | MORE »
High Demand from Consumers For Honesty and Ethics; Twitter Now De Riguer, But What About Other Channels?
Can Handle the Truth: More than two-thirds of consumers in the U.S., UK and China place a high value on honesty and transparency, according to a recent Cohn & Wolfe study.
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Virgin American has given passengers (and Internet users) a reason to actually pay attention to the FAA-mandated pre-flight safety instructions. The brand recently rolled out a five-minute safety video that puts a whole new spin on safety. | MORE »
The story you want to tell should lead image design, not the other way around, says Pete Ternes, senior social media and corporate reputation strategist for General Motors. | MORE »
At this stage in the evolution of social media, PR pros and communicators are fairly adept at crafting their messages for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. | MORE »
Agency Uses Facebook To Promote a Presidential Library And Connect People With the Five Living U.S. Presidents
The U.S. Presidential Library system began in 1939 and was developed to create living archives chronicling each president’s years in office. | MORE »
With recent studies showing that consumers are exposed to an overwhelming 5,000 brand messages a day, visual content is an absolute PR/marketing must. | MORE »
Whether it’s new PR channels, such as digital marketing and mobile media, or traditional PR disciplines, including crisis management and media relations, PR News has all the bases covered with its Digital PR Awards. This year’s event will take place at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Nov. 5 (to register, visit www.prnewsonline.com/digital-pr-awards-luncheon2013). | MORE »
Case Study: The Ritz-Carlton Co. Leverages a Distinct Twitter Feed To Promote its Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Earlier this month The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. officially opened The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, a 353-room property in southwestern China. During the week leading up the opening, trainers and employees teamed up with local schoolchildren to make Chinese dumplings for seniors living in a nearby home for the elderly. | MORE »
Company executives are divided on who should manage their social media properties. Nearly 39% said the responsibility should be left to the public relations and communications team, while 35% said it should be left to marketing, according to a recent survey by The Creative Group. | MORE »