Believe it or not, social media can be measured. The following outlines a program that can help marketers measure Web 2.0 in a way that’s even better than measuring Web 1.0.
As social media comes of age in 2010, so will the legal issues that surround it in terms of what constitutes an endorsement on a blog or by other "word-of-mouth" marketers. Following are several steps organizations should take to protect themselves from social media litigation.
Lawsuits come in all shapes and sizes. Those that become “business killers” are in a category by themselves and have increased in frequency in this last recession, especially securities cases. This provides unique opportunities for PR executives. But it also requires us to see the strategic issues in broader terms, and thus beyond the tactical mechanics of “message.”
Hospital Brings Healthcare Field Alive for High Schoolers In a Brand-Lifting Community Relations Campaign
Over the past few years, the two major healthcare systems serving Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas have negotiated marketing partnership agreements with 10 local schools to provide athletic trainers for student sports programs and for naming rights of various school buildings and sports complexes.
Following are guidelines to use when tracking ROI in your social media efforts:
As the economic stimulus plan takes shape in Washington, some clear potential winners are energy efficiency programs, renewable energy sectors such as wind, solar and biofuels and alternative fuel and electric vehicles.
As we all know, things are changing drastically in the PR field. The traditional communications techniques are now being overshadowed by all things social. But I’m afraid something very critical—and very basic—might be getting lost …
When the Aflac duck made its Facebook debut in April of 2009, little did the insurance company know how much of a social media splash the duck would make.
Of all the tools in the 24/7 social media universe, Facebook has become a strategic imperative as a brand builder. Consider that Facebook currently counts 350 million people as active users, with more than 50% …
The divide between public relations and marketing began long before the advent of social media. Alan Scott, chief marketing officer of Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group, is keenly aware of the friction between the two, …