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Content Marketing at its Best

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

From its origin as a trendy new way to promote a brand, content marketing has grown into a versatile and easily customizable strategy to reach a highly targeted audience. Businesses and organizations across all industries now utilize content marketing to build brand awareness, thought leadership and lead generation. However, it takes more than publishing a… Continue reading Content Marketing at its Best

Navigating the World of Influencers in PR

By Yui Seeng Cheng - Mileage Communications

Without a doubt, technology has opened the door to one of the most remarkable and recent inventions, social media. Its thriving popularity is apparent — as of the start of this year, more than 55% of the total global population are now social media users.  Social media has become an essential part of organizations Public… Continue reading Navigating the World of Influencers in PR

Millennials vs. Gen Z – The Importance of Generational Marketing

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

We used to think of Millennials and Gen Z-ers as, well, the young people in our lives, but in recent months the difference between the two generations has become a viral topic. Open any social media platform and you’ll see one generation mocking the other about clothing and hairstyle choices, but the differences between the… Continue reading Millennials vs. Gen Z – The Importance of Generational Marketing

Top Five Examples of Successful Food PR

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Competition in the Food & Beverage industry is always fierce. With consumers choosing from hundreds of restaurants, F&B brands need to get creative when promoting new products and initiatives. A few PR campaigns from the past several years have stood out above the rest. Read on for a sample of our favorites and our takeaways… Continue reading Top Five Examples of Successful Food PR

Side Parts and Sippy Cups: Speaking the Language of Millennial Moms

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Millennial moms are more than their skinny jeans. Eighty percent of children in the U.S. are born to millennial mothers, and with moms controlling 85% of household purchasing decisions, millennial moms grasp about $2.4 trillion in spending power, according to Forbes. Communicating with millennial moms requires rethinking your biases and reworking marketing strategies to ensure… Continue reading Side Parts and Sippy Cups: Speaking the Language of Millennial Moms

The Best Social Media Campaigns of 2020

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact AG

Recently a list of the best social media campaigns of 2020 has been revealed and it includes campaigns from globally renowned brands such as Spotify, PlayStation, Bud Light, Ocean Spray, Heineken, Netflix and Pringles. Rightly so, the campaigns offered significant insight to communication pros not just because of the brand name behind the campaigns but… Continue reading The Best Social Media Campaigns of 2020

How to Find Micro-Influencers That Match Your Brand

By Lauren Reed - REED Public Relations

Working with influencers is like braving the wild, wild west. Without any specific guidelines or code of ethics, each brand-influencer partnership is unique and can result in really great coverage, really awful coverage or something in between.  With each passing year, influencer trends shift dramatically, too. The of-the-moment Instagram star is the micro-influencer, a social… Continue reading How to Find Micro-Influencers That Match Your Brand

Clubhouse: Voice-Based Communications Returns as a Key Element in Building Relations

By Giulia Serazzi - Sound Public Relations

From podcasts to Clubhouse, new communication trends are putting oral culture back at the center of communications and public relations. With around two million users worldwide in January and around 50,000 users in Italy just weeks after its arrival in our country, Clubhouse is a networking platform that has brought voice, the most traditional communication… Continue reading Clubhouse: Voice-Based Communications Returns as a Key Element in Building Relations

Five Secrets of Successful Video Marketing

By Natalie Ghidotti - Ghidotti

Successful content marketing takes time and energy and let’s be honest, as you begin to develop your strategy, you simply can’t do everything at once. Writing a daily or even weekly blog may seem simple at first, but when you add keyword research, interviews, graphics, photographs, CTAs and careful integration into your broader digital marketing… Continue reading Five Secrets of Successful Video Marketing

Social Media — A Boon or a Bane?

By Boh Tiong Yap - Mileage Communications

There’s been no shortage of discussion about social media’s seemingly endless potential to bring people closer together.  Clearly, it is a powerful tool that can efficiently provide information to the masses and create stronger bonds in any number of communities. However, along with these positive opportunities come threats to all entities, especially in today’s “new… Continue reading Social Media — A Boon or a Bane?

Three Common Social Media Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

By Hilary Allard - The Castle Group

As a PR firm, we counsel clients on social media best practices, helping them to take a fresh look at what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and how it’s performing. Based on our many client interactions on the topic, here are three common social media mistakes companies make, and tips for avoiding them. Having… Continue reading Three Common Social Media Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Four Actions Companies Must Take Before Launching A New Product

By David Cumpston - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

When it comes to launching a new product or service, success isn’t defined by whether or not you launch “on time.” Many mistakes can be avoided by slowing down, thinking through the entire campaign strategically and ensuring all ducks are in a row before pontificating your news to the world. Here are four key things… Continue reading Four Actions Companies Must Take Before Launching A New Product

Do You Have a Twitter Marketing Plan?

By Amanda Hill - Three Box Strategic Communications

A Twitter presence, whether personal or corporate, is part of daily life in 2018. According to Hootsuite, nearly 330 million users worldwide access the platform in more than 40 different languages. Even more impressive is the number of active users: 42 percent access the app every day, while another 24 percent use Twitter weekly. That… Continue reading Do You Have a Twitter Marketing Plan?

The Rise of the Social Influencer

By Owen Cullen - Cullen Communications

Popularity of influencer marketing is a rich seam for brands and PR reps but greater transparency is now needed to enhance trust and credibility, writes Owen Cullen. It seems hard to believe now but there was a brief flicker of time, quite a few years back, when people weren’t sure if social media would catch… Continue reading The Rise of the Social Influencer

Top Five Things to Know about Managing a Crisis on Social Media

By Hilary Allard, EVP, and Philip Hauserman, VP - The Castle Group

Just as social media has changed everything about communications and marketing, it’s taken the practice of crisis management to new heights. The immediacy of channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others make managing a crisis even more difficult, particularly when the groundswell of public commentary on the issue and the response – or lack… Continue reading Top Five Things to Know about Managing a Crisis on Social Media

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Media Survey Reveals Growing Pressure on Reporters to Perform on Social Media

By Kent Barrett - The Hoyt Organization, Inc.

Survey also offers fresh insights into how reporters vet and work with high-profile interview sources LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Nov. 28. 2017 – Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of independent public relations agencies, announced today the results of a worldwide media survey that finds increasing pressure on reporters to… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Media Survey Reveals Growing Pressure on Reporters to Perform on Social Media

Which Social Media Platform Is Your Audience On?

By Rebecca Holmes - Spider

Social media is no longer the territory of the millennial. Today, consumers ranging from 14 to 65+ and beyond (to infinity!!) are active across the various platforms on a daily basis. In the current climate it wouldn’t be out of order to assume that your audience is using social media in one way or another,… Continue reading Which Social Media Platform Is Your Audience On?

Digital Strategies Bring Clear Benefits to Companies

By Valentina Giacaman - RumboCierto Comunicaciones

The great digital transformation and Fourth Industrial Revolution we are seeing in large companies around the world is no longer confined to just mega-corporations and conglomerates. In Chile, many companies—both large and small—are in the midst of this great change. At the moment, Chile is experiencing large-scale penetration in mobile devices (71%, leading in Latin… Continue reading Digital Strategies Bring Clear Benefits to Companies

Social Media Marketing for Businesses

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For the modern business, social media is an essential tool that makes it possible to connect with your target audience in the very place where they are choosing to spend their time. There are many benefits of using social media for business including building brand presence, building credibility, developing relationships, gathering marketing research, increasing website traffic,… Continue reading Social Media Marketing for Businesses

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Pitch Journalists

By Nicole Aguiar - The Conroy Martinez Group

For PR pros, social media is more than just memes and foodie videos – it’s a valuable tool for connecting your brand with the media. You can be just 140 characters away from your next media placement if you follow this list of do’s and don’ts. Do 1. Watch the trends Journalists are continuously hunting… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media to Pitch Journalists

How Social Influencers Shape Communication Trends?

By Gabor Jelinek - Goodwill Communications

Hungary’s media consumption is rapidly shifting towards social media. And so much so that the king of all media, television – which has survived all major media transformations so far – is now being dethroned by young video makers of YouTube. By 2017, advertising potential for social platforms has become a multi-million dollar market in… Continue reading How Social Influencers Shape Communication Trends?

PRGN Launches Instagram Takeovers

By Sara Goodwin - HMA Public Relations

Earlier this year, PRGN launched its Instagram account and earlier this month, Instagram takeovers,a new series where our partners will share what life is like in their city and at their agency. Instagram is unique because unlike Facebook and Twitter, the content has to be visual and it’s difficult to share links on the platform.… Continue reading PRGN Launches Instagram Takeovers

Five Reasons to Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar

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It is always easier to reach your destination when you know where you want to go. Social media editorial calendars can map your social media strategy down a successful path. Not convinced? Here are five reasons why social media editorial calendars work for us and why we suggest adding them to your social media strategy.… Continue reading Five Reasons to Create a Social Media Editorial Calendar

Quick Tips for Getting Started in Social Media

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Social media is an essential aspect of building your brand, but building a strategy can be daunting. Here are a few quick tips for embracing social media to increase your business’s bottom line. Social media will give back to you and your business what you put into it. Take even just a small amount of… Continue reading Quick Tips for Getting Started in Social Media

Can Project Lightning Save Twitter?

By David Cumpston - Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)

Faced with a dwindling user base, Twitter is set to launch a new product later this year which it hopes will engage more people with the use of large-scale photos and videos to highlight trending events. Dubbed “Project Lightning,” the microblogging site is adding a new photo-centric tool that takes users to the photos, videos… Continue reading Can Project Lightning Save Twitter?

American CEOs Preparing to be Interviewed by the Media Must Have an Online Presence

By Uwe Schmidt - Industrie-Contact AG

CEOs can best prepare for interviews by knowing how journalists prepare themselves while making sure their online personas are up-to-date   While European journalists will permit CEOs to review quotes prior to publication, most U.S. media say no way!   Preparing to be interviewed by a North American journalist in the United States or Canada?… Continue reading American CEOs Preparing to be Interviewed by the Media Must Have an Online Presence

Public Relations Global Network Survey Provides Insights on the Position of Social Media in Worldwide Communications

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The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), an international network of nearly 50 independent public relations firms worldwide, has released the findings from its international survey of communications professionals regarding their current and anticipated future use of social media in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, Middle East, Asia and the United States. According to Mark Paterson,… Continue reading Public Relations Global Network Survey Provides Insights on the Position of Social Media in Worldwide Communications