Social Media

How to Master Your Instagram Photo Formats [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 9th, 2019 by

Rather than displaying posts as a messy mix of all three formats, consider what story you want to tell when choosing each post’s square, landscape or portrait image layout. Captivating Instagram’s visually overstimulated audience requires intensive attention to detail.

Lessons for Brands from the anti-Nike-Kaepernick Social Effort

February 22nd, 2019 by

Executives from APCO Worldwide studied the campaign against Nike and Colin Kaepernick on Twitter and found it wasn’t as widespread or authentic as it seemed at first glance. They conclude that brands should avoid rushing to respond to what appears to be negative social sentiment. Instead, they urge brands to study the elements behind anti-brand content before responding.

Five Social Media Best Practices for the Holiday Season

December 27th, 2018 by

The holiday season is a perfect time to enhance the tactics your brand is using on social media. Add storytelling elements, concentrate on visual content and create a consistent theme for your posts, writes Jamie Izaks of All Points Public Relations. Tell followers how your brand can help them during the busy holiday season. And don’t forget to include a CTA.

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3 Things to Consider Before Going Programmatic on Social

October 30th, 2018 by

Programmatic advertising is not new, but as machine learning becomes more sophisticated, it is becoming a more important tool for social media marketers. But one thing standing in the way is of them harnessing the… Continued

2018 Social Media Award Winners Announced by PR News

May 23rd, 2018 by

The winners of PR News’ 2018 Social Media Awards span a wide variety of organizations, from brands like Volvo, PepsiCo, JP Morgan Chase & Co., IBM, Cisco and Bayer to agencies like Rogers & Cowan, SHIFT Communications and Weber Shandwick.

2018 Social Media Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

March 27th, 2018 by

The world’s largest unboxing broadcast live on Facebook, a luxury hotel chain sharing its service values on Twitter, pancreatic cancer awareness spread through Instagram: these are just a few of the worthy social media campaigns spotlighted by the 2018 PR News’ Social Media Awards finalists. The winners of PR News’ Social Media Awards—which showcase the top social media campaigns and honor the individuals behind their success—are announced at an annual luncheon in New York City. This year, PR News’ Social Media Awards Luncheon will be held May 23, 2018 at The Yale Club.


12 Twitter Moments to Remember

March 21st, 2018 by

March 21 marked 12 years since the first tweet appeared on Twitter. It’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the platform’s successes—as well as its shortcomings—over the last dozen years.

The social media platform can be a double-edged sword for users. While Twitter has been heralded as a powerful tool for spreading awareness around important causes, it has also been the vehicle for millions of fake news-spouting accounts. To mark Twitter’s 12 years in operation, here are 12 defining moments in the platform’s history.

Four Seasons Hotels Grew Consumer Engagement 54% Despite 25% Decline in Content Posted

February 20th, 2018 by

Is it a trend? After several weeks of reporting 2017 data from several sectors we think so. B2B and B2C brands are posting fewer pieces of social media content yet piling up more consumer engagement actions. This week we look at the hotel sector in 2017 and sure enough, it’s grabbing engagement with fewer pieces of content. The Four Seasons leads the way.

Getting Old: Facebook’s User Totals Still Impress, Yet Youngsters Aren’t Powering Its Growth

February 13th, 2018 by

It’s dangerous to take anything out of context, particularly data. Facebook’s user numbers are gargantuan and are continuing to grow modestly. Still, digging down, you’ll find older people fueling its growth and younger folks departing or not visiting the social channel at all.

How Brands Are Gearing Up for the Winter Olympics

February 9th, 2018 by

This weekend, one of the most-viewed sporting events in the world kicks off in PyeongChang, South Korea. But it’s not just athletes that will be strutting their stuff on the world’s biggest stage. For the brands that serve as official sponsors, the Winter Olympics provide a perfect opportunity to combine storytelling skills with the natural drama of international competition. Here’s a look at how some of those brands are leveraging the games, using everything from influencer marketing strategies to virtual reality experiences.