Fake News Continues to Erode Trust in Media, Brands, Government, Leaders

April 3rd, 2018 by

A perusal of the just-released Monmouth University poll illustrates one of the reasons why trust and reputation are declining among brands, governments, organizations and their leaders. Fake news often is seen as a major catalyst for this ebb of reputation. Unfortunately it appears fake news–defined correctly or not–continues to grow in the mind of the public.


3 Tips to Enhance Data in Your Media Pitches

February 16th, 2018 by

Increasingly media members expect PR pros to use data, charts and graphs to bolster their pitches. As a result, a data-filled pitch no longer equates to guaranteed coverage. Here are a few simple tips that can help you make better use of the data in your pitches and raise the chances that your story will receive media attention.


Consumer Engagement with B2B Brands in ’17 Down Slightly vs ’16, IMG Models Tops List

January 16th, 2018 by

In our review last week of most-engaged B2C brands for 2017 ( PRN , January 9, 2017), we saw a tremendous surge of consumer engagement, or actions, with video. This week, we’ll see that consumer engagement with social posts from B2B brands were somewhat similar.

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ACLU Tops List of Most-Engaged Brands on Twitter During the Third Quarter 2017

November 14th, 2017 by

We’re not encouraging betting, but this might be a terrific bar bet question: Of all the U.S. B2B, B2C and nonprofit brands and organizations, which one had the most consumer engagement on Twitter in the third quarter of 2017? If any of your bar mates guessed a B2B brand, they are off. Way, way, way off.


Consumer Engagement With Nonprofits Down 9% in Q3; Facebook Dominates

November 7th, 2017 by

Another week, another example of platforms chipping away at Facebook’s dominance. The emphasis is on the word chipping, though. In Q3 2017, nonprofit brands saw a small decrease in consumer engagement with their social posts. Facebook took a harder hit than other social channels.


PR Firms Are Sick Over Healthcare Costs

October 31st, 2017 by

In exclusive data supplied to PR News, Gould + Partners chief Rick Gould explains that healthcare costs are squeezing small, medium and large PR firms and their employees badly. The good news, Gould says, is that firms are doing a lot of work to find plans that won’t break the bank.


Deja Vu: B2C Brands’ Engagement on Instagram Tops Facebook in Q3 2017

October 24th, 2017 by

In this week’s Data Dive we see that Instagram again has topped Facebook in consumer engagement. This time it’s for B2C brands in the third quarter. The Shareablee data is supplied to PR News exclusively.


Engagement With B2B Brands on Instagram Tops Facebook in Q3 2017

October 17th, 2017 by

In some ways, rooting for Facebook is like cheering for Goliath against David. In this week’s Data Dive, though, the tables are turned. A scion of Facebook, Instagram garnered more consumer engagement with B2B social content than its parent. A lot more, according to data provided exclusively to PR News from Shareablee.

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Jocks and Geeks: A Look at Top Influencers Ranked by Total Actions

October 3rd, 2017 by

For a change of pace we asked data partner Shareablee to look at influencers among U.S. athletes and their 360-degree opposites, geeks. In this case the geeks topped the jocks. Geeky George Takei’s post garnered more consumer engagement than those of LeBron James, the basketball star.


Consumer Engagement With Travel Influencers’ Videos Falls 54% in August

September 26th, 2017 by

We’ve come to expect that social video is powering consumer engagement with influencers’ posts. Not so fast. In August, a traditional month for vacations, consumer engagement with Travel influencers’ content was heavy, but engagement with their videos was way, way off, according to data provided exclusively to PR News by Shareablee.