Category Archive for: Social Media

The Sorry State of Social Media Engagement

Engagement is everything in social media marketing. Without engagement, algorithms won’t favor our content, and audiences won’t take actions to become customers. Thus, we would expect the biggest, best, most well-known brands in the world to expend serious effort and resources on building engagement. How much engagement, as a percentage, would you guess the top…

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Social Tools

Social Tools Aren’t All There is to Marketing and PR: How They Help

Listen to any marketing meeting at pretty much any mid-sized to large corporation and you’ll hear a conversation that circles the topics of “Should we have a Snapchat? What’s our Instagram strategy?” And so on. To me, it’s a bit terrifying. But there’s something worth considering, too. What’s With all the Social Media Hype? I’ve…

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pr and social media

How will PR and Social Media Evolve in the Next Five Years?

Ten years ago, I was a freshman in college when a life-changing site called Facebook launched. It was a revolutionary social platform that quickly captivated lives. My daily routine soon included status updates, photo tags and friend requests. Facebook allowed every one of every age to gather the latest news, voice opinions, stay in touch…

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State of Social

State of Social Q2 2016: LinkedIn Bought by Microsoft

LinkedIn, the premier business-focused social network, is no more as an independent company. In June 2016, Microsoft purchased it for $26.2 billion, one of the largest social network acquisitions ever. While LinkedIn will continue to operate as a social network, we expect this to be one of the last State of Social reports on the…

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Data Driven Social Media

How to Build a Data-Driven Social Media Strategy

As you’ve probably read on this blog (and all over the web as of late), social media has become almost entirely pay-to-play for brands. If you want to reach even your existing fans, get out your credit card. Got it? Good. Now more than ever social media is an investment for brands. You can’t just…

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Twitter App

The Best Twitter App for the C-Suite

Twitter is a powerful social media tool; despite our prognostications that it’s reached a plateau, Twitter still punched far above its weight because of its open, public nature. Tune into any broadcast television news broadcast and you’re likely to see tweets on screen as correspondents discuss the topic of the day – doubly so if…

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State of Social Twitter

State of Social 2Q 2016: Twitter’s Endless Plateau

The 140 character social network released its Q2 2016 earnings. How did everyone’s favorite short attention span social network fare? Let’s check the numbers. Audience Growth After relatively robust growth in Q1, Q2 returned to more modest growth, not even cracking 1% quarter-over-quarter growth. Twitter added only 3 million new users (which, in the scheme…

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PR and social media

Are PR and Social Media Already Inseparable?

Short answer? Yes. Social media is heavily tied into PR for one very basic reason: it is everywhere. Insight into media targets Social media makes your job easier. If you need to quick method to update your media list or garner insight into a reporter’s interests, all you need to do is monitor a reporter’s…

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Media

How Social Media has Changed Traditional Media

The way we absorb and communicate information and news online has changed drastically since social media was born. For one, traditional media is no longer a one-way avenue of communication: now, consumers can participate in the conversation and influence the news. Social media has also allowed news to be accessed in real time, for instance…

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