PR and Social Media: How to Adapt Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Fifteen years ago, if you had told me that PR and social media were going to work together and that we would use social media for PR, I may have chuckled. After all, social media was initially created to connect family and friends, not brands. Social media has blossomed into an exciting, vibrant tool that can be used across many industries. PR for Social Media: An Exciting Opportunity.

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Kids and keyboards don’t mix for social media managers

Biznology

But if you manage your company’s social media accounts, this is actually a risk that you should consider. But would you really rather explain to your boss – or worse yet, the media – why you accidentally tweeted “;l;;gmlxzssaw” or something worse from the company account?

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Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto. A proper online brand management and social media marketing campaign demands a multi-course meal of more than just spaghetti al Twitter , pasta a la Facebook , and lasagna al Instagram.

The Upcoming Brand’s Guide to Social Media Policy

Marketing Insider Group

Social media is an undeniable part of the B2B digital environment. With 74% of global marketers investing in social media marketing, the channel allows you to connect with your audience, increase brand awareness, handle customer service, and even increase conversions.

8 Misleading Myths About B2B PR in Social Media -- Obliterated!

B2B PR Sense

Now that social media is no longer the new kid on the block, myths have begun to grow up around it. Yet, if you want to succeed at B2B PR, it's necessary to explode the myths. Today, let’s address these myths and look at the reality of what social media marketing can truly do for your B2B company. Let's Obliterate the Myths Surrounding B2B PR and Social Media. Myth #1: You Can't Measure Results on Social Media. B2B PR

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How to Handle a Social Media Crisis

Oracle

The key to crisis management in the digital era is social media. Using social media , companies and brands can respond to crises in near real-time. And the focal point of this crisis response on social media needs to be the company’s CEO.

Influencer marketing is fully integrating with social media marketing strategy

Biznology

The RFP was for a year’s social media strategy consulting. What made it unique and worth a Biznology blog post is that influencer marketing was assumed to be an essential and inextricable part of a social media marketing campaign: “The selected consultancy will review and advise on social/digital online strategies, such as leveraging reach through influencers , to position engagement across social and digital online platforms and result in coordinated messaging.”

Social media strategy leaders: Sarah Nilson

Biznology

Welcome to the next post in a series celebrating leaders in social media strategy. With a background in communications and public relations, Sarah has been at QuintilesIMS for almost three years now in several roles touching social media. Can you please share what brought you to where you are now, a social media leader in the healthcare industry? This includes our company public websites, intranet, SEO, social media, and more.

Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. And PR pros rely on journalists for media attention for their brand. Let's take a few moments and see what PR pros can do on their end to improve this relationship. Armed with this information, PR people can deliver pitches that are better designed to hit the mark, interest journalists, and not drive them crazy.

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10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? How social media can help with public relations. How to prepare your social media profile to use for public relations. How to combine public relations and social media into one seamless strategy. How Social Media Can Help with Public Relations.

Share of voice: Measuring it for social media, PPC, SEO and PR

Sprout Social

It puts can put all of your other social media metrics into context so you can understand where your brand stands. In this post, we explore this metric in-depth and show you ways you can build up your share of voice on social media and other channels. Media share of voice.

Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Organic social media is the use of social networks like Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Pinterest , Instagram , and Snapchat along with the use of free publishing tools like Hootsuite and Buffer to build a social community and interact with it—publishing posts, sharing others’ posts, and engaging in conversations and comments. Paid social social is paying any of these social networks to boost the reach of posts, display ads and videos, or sponsor messaging.

What your social media marketing consultant will never tell you

Biznology

Too many companies try to outsource their social media in hopes that a social media expert, like me, will care about their brand just as much as they do. One of my goals as a social media marketing consultant is to help as many companies as possible train their own teams to take the reins on social media, even though I can make more money doing it myself. When does it make sense to hire a social media consultant?

7 reasons why you need a social media marketing consultant

Biznology

You are ready to start implementing all those techniques you discovered from those social media gurus. Wouldn’t you rather be building your business in alignment with your vision than using social media to market it? You may need a social media marketing consultant to help you, but there are some workarounds. You don’t like social media marketing. In your opinion, social media marketing is a necessary evil.

How to Use Content Marketing for PR and Social Media Success

B2B PR Sense

The value of content marketing for PR and social media has become a slam dunk when it comes to digital marketing. We are talking about a rich digital identity that make your brand stand out, such as a regular blog, social media presence, and search engine optimization. Knowing the crucial role of digital marketing, it's essential to maintain your digital marketing and social media channels. 4 Ways to Use Content Marketing for PR and Social Media.

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When Does a Personal Social Media Post Become the Company’s Business? Adventures in the World of Social Media, Corporate Reputation & Blowback

Biznology

The AP says she violated its social media policy , but it hasn’t said how or when or with what. Some speculate the agency buckled to pressure from conservative political groups and media, which dug up postings she had made as a student activist supporting the Palestinian cause.

Should you stop (organic) social media activity?

Biznology

Here’s the deal: your inability to crack the social media code and get more likes, retweets, and shares may not be you. Instead, Avinash Kaushik , a well-known analytics guru and Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google , says it’s time to “ stop organic social media altogether.” ” Avinash’s post highlights social media posts from big-brand companies and breaks down their actual success metrics (rather than just focusing on likes).

Is Social Media Wasted on PR Agencies?

The Point

First, let’s get this out of the way: I know some very smart people in the PR field. Yes, some of my best friends are PR people. I’m ready to conclude that many PR agencies don’t really get it when it comes to social media. Either that, or they’re just choosing to frame the discussion in such a way as to greatly limit the potential of their clients’ social media initiatives. Yes, you can have your social media cake and eat it too.

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Social media employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company

Biznology

On social media. Start your social strategy with your employees. I look at social media for business from a holistic viewpoint. Crafting an effective social media strategy starts with your employees. Too many companies work backward, trying to fit employee advocacy into a pre-existing social media program. Start your social strategy and planning with your employees in mind. You have a social media playbook for your company.

How to Succeed in Personal Branding on Social Media

B2B PR Sense

Social media is like a blank canvas for both personal and work life. There's no doubt that there's an important place for personal branding on social media. So how can you use social media to drive your personal branding strategy? Revamp Your Social Accounts.

Doing Social Media Right as a Marketer

Biznology

Managing a social media presence is not the same for marketers as for teenage digital natives. Selfies are pretty much out, for one thing, but so is the self-absorption that seems to dominate a lot of personal social media activity. Here are some ideas for getting the most from your social media marketing efforts: Be Human. Social media is perhaps the most human of all the marketing activities we might undertake.

How to Craft a Strong B2B Social Media Strategy That Supports Your PR Goals

B2B PR Sense

A B2B social media strategy is no longer a "nice to have," but a "must have." Social media has grown from its infancy as a simple network for friends and family to a powerful moving force, especially in public relations. Social media is what takes the Clark Kents of the PR industry, and turns them into Supermen. You can use social media for B2B as a tool to empower PR professionals to do their jobs better and more efficiently.

Don’t be a Dinosaur! 3 Social Media Governance Must-Dos for Companies of Any Size

Biznology

The conversation got me thinking… regardless of the size of your business, there are some basic social media governance principles that every business should consider. Get credit for the money you are pumping into your social media activity.

Social media strategy leaders: Tory Starr

Biznology

Last month, I launched a new series here on Biznology , interviewing leaders in social media strategy. This month we speak with Tory Starr , Director of Social Media at WGBH. Tory Starr has been involved in media of all sorts for most of her adult life, including working on an Academy Award-winning documentary. Very cool work history for this young woman who is now Director of Social Media for WGBH! ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

Glassdoor.com: Social Media Tool or PR Nightmare?

Marketing Craftmanship

For many of the 65,000 companies it currently covers, Glassdoor.com can be a PR nightmare waiting to happen. Websites dedicated to employee dissatisfaction were social media pioneers; empowering workers to publicly call their manager a “5-Alarm Nut Job” without retribution, to gripe about low pay or a lousy lunchroom, and to warn others to look elsewhere for a job. Learning to Live With Employee Opinion.

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Maker’s Mark: PR Debacle or Social Media Genius?

The Point

A mere week later, after a firestorm of protest erupted on social media and the Internet in general, the company reversed course. And I began to ask the question: what if the whole affair were not a mistake at all, but instead, a masterstroke of social media marketing? B2B Marketing B2C Marketing Branding Campaign Strategy Social Media brand awareness forbes magazine maker's mark mea culpa marketing

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5 Tips For Improving Your Social Media ROI

Oracle

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this According to Social Media Examiner , 89% of marketers want to know how to measure social media ROI, and yet calculating the social ROI still remains illusive to many companies. And yet, engagement is the name of the game for social media. So just how do we measure what we’re doing on social? Unfortunately the fact is that not everything related to social media is quantifiable.

Social media marketing isn’t a popularity contest

Biznology

Businesses striving to bring in that lucrative ROI with social media often fall into trap of thinking that the more followers you have the more success your social campaigns will have. Just like back in the early days of the web when many webmasters believed that hits were a sign of success, having more social followers is a false sign of being successful in that medium. How to Make the Most of Your Social Media Marketing with Less.

Social media marketing is Homo sapiens sapiens social

Biznology

I have been doing social media strategy and planning in one form or another for clients since 2003. Yes, it seems like maybe we’re savvier these days in influencing us cavemen than we were millennia ago, though I believe that the existence of culture, nation-states, currency, politics, ideology, colonialism, war, and religion may well suggest that social media marketing predates the Internet and social networks by at least ten-thousand years.

Social media strategy leaders: Hester Tinti-Kane

Biznology

So far, I have done one interview in the Leaders in Social Media Strategies series. How has your education and workplace learning brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? My professional background and life passions all track back to the field of communication, where social media sits. I came to work on digital marketing—email, websites, SEO/SEM, and social media.

Social media monitoring: why it’s a must

Biznology

the print and broadcast media were the only ones who could really speak to the masses about a business. Now, with the help of social media and review sites, everyone and anyone can have a say, anytime. Since it is almost impossible to monitor every website manually, having a social media monitoring tool (or tools) is an absolute must in today’s digital world. Southwest Airlines took to social media touting how they are now the only U.S.

10 Social media metrics every marketer needs to know

Biznology

Rob Petersen’s latest webinar is all about measuring social media. If social media is so important, why are most marketers unable to measure it? Do they need to know the social media metrics that matter and how they are monitored? 92% of marketers say social media is important to their business ( Social Media Examiner ). Only 42% are able to measure their social activities (Social Media Examiner).

Why Every CEO Should Have a Social Media Presence

Onalytica B2B

We live in a technology obsessed society where your average millennial’s reality blurs into one with their virtual online world; posting anything and everything from their latest fashion purchases, to their selfies and social life goings on. This social media trend coupled with millennials being deemed the “future” would suggest that every professional looking to target this group should be on social media; a “no brainer”- right?

Knowledge management in the age of social media

Biznology

Ever since the days of MySpace , it became pretty clear that social media platforms have a bright future ahead. In other words, the social media world has expanded rapidly in the past few years. Social media trends. The displayed statistics reveal that as of April 2016, Facebook stands as the number one social network with 1.6 Social media platforms became the new competing grounds where companies created awareness and build an online presence.

Five Top PR Trends to Watch in 2021

Webbiquity

The public relations (PR) industry has been under increasing pressure over the past few years. Consumers demand more from brands than ever before, and the rise of cancel culture means it’s more important than ever to avoid a PR scandal. 4) Importance of advanced PR platforms.

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Social media strategy leaders: Robert Bochnak

Biznology

How has your education and career brought you to where you are now, a leader in social media strategy? I am the Director of Social Media for the Harvard Business School Office of Alumni Relations. It was in the graduate school office at Tufts that I started working in social media. At that time, social media was one of a number of areas I covered in the job. In this role I solely focus on social media for alumni relations.

Fintech Social Media Marketing Done Right

Oktopost

Why Fintech needs social media. Social media is a critical channel for fintech and finserv companies, but it can be an ongoing challenge as well. But social media is where your audience is, and it’s where they want to engage with you.

Social media strategy leaders: an intro to the series

Biznology

This is my first post – the introduction to a series spotlighting leaders in social media strategy. Let’s start this conversation by getting to a core definition of what social media is – Wikipedia does a great job here: Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people, companies, and other organizations to create, share, or exchange information , career interests, [1] ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media

Biznology

We’re doing this because influencers generally are the most generous with their time and most responsive to our email PR pitches when they’re on someone else’s clock. According to Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from Bambu by Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work.

What’s the next big thing in social media?

Biznology

It was an interesting question, and I started my answer by noting that Facebook was the first really big thing in social media and that nothing has really threatened it since. So, maybe the first thing to learn is that the next big thing in social media might turn out to be described as something different than social media–just like the next big thing in search was social media.