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Breaching 140: Who’s Using Twitter’s 280 Characters?

On September 26, 2017, Twitter surprised its users by announcing that certain users would have their tweet character limits doubled, from 140 characters to 280 characters. This beta test was to determine whether users wanted the increased characters. After the beta, Twitter rolled out 280-character tweets to all users. Naturally, as one of the first-ever…

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State of Social Q3 2017: Snapchat Struggles For Relevance

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its third earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently, and the little ghost is struggling. Let’s see what the company had to report. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily active users, meaning…

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State of Social Media 3Q 2017: Facebook Nears $5 ARPU

Facebook, the largest social network and arguably the largest product ever made for the human race intentionally, released its 3Q 2017 earnings. Let’s see what the behemoth had to say. User Growth After passing 2 billion monthly active users last quarter, Facebook notched another 72 million or so new monthly active users for 3.29% growth.…

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State of Social Twitter

State of Social Media, 3Q 2017: Twitter Restates

Twitter, the 140-character stream of what’s happening now, surprised everyone with a measurement disclosure. Let’s dig into everything they announced. Audience Growth We see modest growth below, as Twitter adds an additional 1.23% quarter-over-quarter growth in monthly active users: Twitter now addresses 330 million users around the world; their presence is largely international. Only 69…

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IBM CDO Strategy Summit Roundup

The IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit, a bi-annual event hosted by IBM, just wrapped up its fall edition. At this event, Chief Data Officers from around the world to discuss and share insights as peers. SHIFT Communications and NATIONAL Public Relations sent a team of three to the Boston CDO Strategy Summit to learn…

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influencer programs

Consumer Corner: 3 Tips for Building Successful Influencer Programs

Influencers programs have become an important part of many PR strategies, particularly consumer PR strategies, and especially when coupled with traditional media relations. When done well, influencer programs can create powerful brand advocates for your client who spread awareness and drive conversions. If executed poorly, you could end up with indifferent partners who are only…

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food marketing

Food Marketing Debate – Dinner for One

The consumer reality doesn’t always match the images that food delivery marketers project when promoting their services. Visions of family dinners around the table, along with larger gatherings of friends lifting a glass, don’t reflect the trend of single person dining. According to the Hartman Group’s Food and Beverage Occasions Compass data, almost 50 percent…

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shared-media

Shared Media as Defined by Marketing Experts

Where Does Shared Media Fit In? They call it PESO. Paid. Earned. Owned. Shared. Let’s briefly define what we’re talking about: PAID – advertising, native advertising, SEM, etc. You’re paying to be seen or heard. It’s interruptive, but it works pretty well when done right. EARNED – when you see an article about your company…

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Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation: loading up your mind to be creative Inspiration/Insight: the process of generating ideas Incubation: the process of refining and iterating ideas Verification: the process…

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Predictive Analytics in Action

Grounding process in a real-world example is one of the best ways to understand a new capability. Our recent series on predictive analytics shared a good deal of information on the why and the how of predictive’s benefits for PR. Our VP of Marketing Tech, Chris Penn, even detailed a theoretical example of how predictive…

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