Whether or not you’re looking to chow down on a chalupa anytime soon, you have to admit that Taco Bell’s social media black out is creative. In a welcomed break with many brands’ social strategies, it’s also not obtrusive or annoying.
For several years after its debut, Facebook was viewed by brands and organizations as a relatively cost-effective way to promote their products and services. Companies could run branded Facebook pages—without necessarily dropping a lot of coin for Facebook advertising—and watch the needle move. Case in point: Hudson & Marshall, which is one of the nation’s top real estate auction companies specializing in bank-owned foreclosure listings.
For all its problems, the Internet is an amazing repository of information. One service that builds on the use of the Web as a place to find answers is Google Helpouts, which allows users to share expertise in real-time via live video on mobile devices or computers.
Mark Zuckerberg showcased his Chinese skills on Wednesday to the amazement of a crowd at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, conducting a 30-minute Q&A session entirely in Mandarin.
Only if you create content with Google’s search algorithm in mind as the first processor of your content can you reach human beings on the other side of your screen.
By offering a new suite of tools that should make things easier for developers, Twitter is ripping a page out of PR 101: building relationships and cultivating goodwill with partners who can help to boost the brand and put more fannies in the seats.
For marketers who work with TV—especially those pining over Tumblr’s millennial-dominated audience—a Tumblr collaboration can deliver a different, lasting way of extending a show beyond it’s standard runtime.
So much of the communications practice is dedicated to understanding, deploying and mastering digital communications tools. But it turns out that traditional principles still pack a significant PR punch.