As the world of mainstream social media enters its second decade—and at a time when global attention is understandably fixated on coronavirus-related content—many communicators find themselves at a loss. Still, there is no better time than the present to start experimenting with new features, so we asked several social media experts to recommend the features that they see as overlooked.
Hallmark found inspiration for its latest Mother’s Day commercial from a Facebook fan who shared her journey of parenting a child with a disability on its page. The fan noted that not all motherhood looks the same, but should be celebrated nevertheless.
It never hurts to revisit crisis operating procedures, particularly as they relate to social media. (In fact, with so many projects on pause, now may be the ideal time to rethink your crisis response.) These tips should prove useful as you audit your internal social media processes to stay resilient amid a communications crisis.
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Its proliferation during the pandemic, though, when life and death are at stake, has elevated the issue to a new level. As a result, Hill + Knowlton’s (US) new analytics chief John Gillooly believes verifying data will be hot after the pandemic subsides. He also thinks it’s important for people to laugh now. Even for data analysts.
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Few things are spreading faster than fake news about coronavirus. In an uncharacteristic stance for it, Facebook has vowed to remove outrageous claims and cures and inform users when they’ve reached posts with bogus health information. Many believe Facebook and other platforms should be doing more.
Even as organizations strengthen ties with their audiences during the pandemic, they will need a long-term engagement strategy that builds on that trust.
Brands and individuals pivoted from honoring the traditional superheroes of Superman and Wonder Woman, to our everyday superheroes—doctors and nurses, grocery clerks, mail carriers, teachers and other essential workers on today’s National Superhero Day. The… Continued
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