Social Media

8 Tips to Increase Consumer Engagement on Social Media

February 27th, 2020 by

Social media impressions is not the number of people that your post impressed. This, in part, is why social media is outgrowing its reliance on impressions as the sole metric for success. Consumer engagement (likes, shares, retweets and comments) has become the top priority. Here are eight easy tips communicators and marketers can use to bolster consumer engagement on social.

5 Tactics for Taming the Content Beast

February 20th, 2020 by

Whether you’re crafting social media posts, blogs or website content, it’s not easy to feed the dreaded content beast. This most inhospitable of creatures is sure to bite your hand when it’s hungry. And that’s 24/7. To calm this animal, spend time to make your written and visual efforts shine—even if that means producing less content at the outset. In addition, use that great content in various ways and on different platforms to fulfill the beast’s voracious appetite.

A Valentine to Brands: PRNEWS Team Names Campaigns We Love

February 14th, 2020 by

Brand love isn’t just for consumers. We at PRNEWS found campaigns to fawn over. Our team picked recent campaigns we loved most, delivered across various platforms. Here are the memorable messages that made us swoon on Valentine’s Day and every day.

Measurement and Individualized Content Key to Influencer Growth

February 14th, 2020 by

In the debate over the effectiveness of influencer marketing, data from a strong measurement regime can provide solid evidence. Engagement and attribution are key metrics. The path to successful influencer content is found by creating posts that seem tailored to individual consumers, says Everywhere Agency CEO Danica Kombol.

How to Craft Scroll-Stopping Facebook Ads

February 12th, 2020 by

Comments and likes don’t pay the bills. If they are all your Facebook ads are generating, it’s probably time for a change of approach. In order to tie your Facebook ads to business results, you must design captivating ads that get your prospects to stop mid-scroll. It’s not enough to understand the technical side of how to set ads up—a strategy for getting Facebook users to stop scrolling is crucial.

The Key Role of PR in the Tap-on-the-Platform-of-Your-Choice Era

February 4th, 2020 by

A decade ago there were fewer than one billion social network users. Last month, that number was 5.2 billion. And their expectations and the number of platforms they use are rising. One expectation is that they can shop instantly from any piece of content. Hence, the rise of shoppable posts, blending e-commerce and content. PR has a large role to play in this trend.

Spring Ahead on Social: Social Media Updates for Communicators to Watch

February 4th, 2020 by

With the start of the year, social media platforms released features that should help communicators with planning for these tools. In addition, Facebook offered users a tool that allows them to see and delete data other companies have collected based on interactions with those brands. It’s far from certain how many users will use the tool.

6 Tips for Attracting Influencers to Your Next Campaign

February 3rd, 2020 by

The hunt for the perfect influencer usually starts with seeking out those social media accounts that can increase reach, raise awareness, build engagement and drive business results (sales, donations, conversions, etc.) for your organization. This means pinpointing the influencers who stand out among billions of users; true digital denizens capable of adjusting to ever-changing social media platform algorithms. It also means attracting the right influencers to your brand, and ensuring they yield a strong return on investment.

Why You Need a Social Media Kill Switch During a Crisis

January 28th, 2020 by

One of the complexities of PR crises is ensuring that, aside from crisis response, the company’s day-to-day work continues. Sometimes, though, normal work flow becomes the problem. For example, regularly scheduled social content posted during a crisis, or immediately after, can become a tone-deaf disaster. That’s why a social media kill switch can help immensely.

Facebook Cracks Down on ‘Deepfakes,’ Mirroring a Trend in User Preferences

January 24th, 2020 by

For several years, marketers and communicators have feared the damage done to the brands and public figures they represent via the propagation of “deepfakes,” videos and photos that use the assistance of machine learning technology to replace faces and objects with false, but realistic, images. As fake news and misinformation continue to plague online discourse, Facebook says it has taken a significant step to deter the spread of doctored video and photos.