Social Media

Survey: Mixed Bag on Pitching Via Social Media Channels

June 2nd, 2014 by

As the tectonic plates of PR continue to shift, there’s a growing onus on communicators to align their social platforms with their company’s overall financial goals.

Carrying the Conversation

June 2nd, 2014 by

Exclusive study by Simply Measured finds that engagement levels for one of the top PR groups on LinkedIn have cooled down, but the volume of content has stayed relatively steady.

4 Meaningless Social Media Metrics to Avoid

May 30th, 2014 by

Proper PR measurement starts with an examination of overall goals, and the metrics used to measure success against those goals need to be carefully vetted. Only the ones that show real performance should be selected for use.

#RedskinsPride Proves to Be Son of #myNYPD

May 30th, 2014 by

The Washington Redskins might have thought twice before launching its #RedskinsPride campaign yesterday if it had paid close attention to the New York Police Department’s #myNYPD campaign.

Decoding the Millennials

May 26th, 2014 by

New study shows that a majority of millennials will provide more personal data to a company they trust. Just make sure you’re not accessing data that millennials consider more sacred.

Make Sure Your Stories Get Found

May 26th, 2014 by

As PR pros we take a big chunk of our time creating exciting campaigns with a solid strategy that meets our clients’ goals. We pitch our most trusted contacts and strive for A-list media coverage. But even when we do get coverage in the top media outlets in our field the expected traffic does not follow.

Developing an ‘Earned’ Media Plan

May 26th, 2014 by

In today’s world, advertising is evolving towards ‘storytizing,’ which is driven by earned media, not paid. In earned media, our customers are deciding what is relevant, what they will share and whether they will, quite frankly, pay attention.

PR’s Goal: ‘Talk Less, Say More’ as Brevity Becomes Norm

May 26th, 2014 by

In an increasingly mobile (and hyper-busy) society, the trend in content format has been to serve messages in smaller and smaller morsels that consumers could accesss without committing much time.

To Help Users Address Privacy Issues, Facebook Deploys a Cartoon Dinosaur

May 23rd, 2014 by

Content creation, discovery and consumption has never been easier. There is vastly more content volume, and it’s accessed in countless new ways, the most prominent being search and social media. That makes it a golden… Continued

Survey: By Slim Margin, More PR Pros Use Facebook Than Twitter for Brand Communications

May 22nd, 2014 by

PR News and Cision fielded the “State of Social Media for PR Pros” survey to take the pulse of the PR community and find out which social media platforms it’s using most, how it’s measuring success on those platforms and which sources of information it trusts most.