Category Archive for: Social Media

Top 3 Social Advertising Mistakes to Avoid

Am I Doing This Right? Top 3 Social Advertising Mistakes To Avoid

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla’s Buzz Bin, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. It’s no secret that social media is quickly becoming a pay to play landscape. With organic reach dropping like a stone and constantly evolving algorithms, it’s no surprise that brands are turning to social media advertising. In fact, social…

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Research Industry Trends

How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

While most of us communication pros are ringing in the new year with hefty planning, how seriously are we taking our research? What time and resources are we committing to understanding overall cultural trends and our industry’s current relevant news? Why is this important and how does it impact the bottom line? For starters, we’ll…

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Measuring ROI on Social Continues to be a Major Challenge for Marketers

Measuring ROI on Social Continues to be a Major Challenge for Marketers

Despite the rise in available data and overwhelming number of third-party tools, measuring the bottom-line impact of social media efforts continues to be a major challenge for communications professionals. But why? Are most marketers struggling to build a concise measurement infrastructure that goes beyond what the native platforms will tell us? Or is it that…

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3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. 2018 kicked off with major changes across the board to the core social media platforms. We saw long-term impacts from algorithm adjustments that changed everything from best practices on posting cadence, to reevaluating which metrics are the best measure of content…

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How to Work With Opposite Audiences In one Business

How To Work With Opposite Audiences In One Business

Companies are frequently obsessed with the idea of appealing to “everyone”. Doesn’t matter whether it is required by a battalion of stakeholders, or an absolutely incompetent chief marketing officer, it always ends the same way. And clearly not a successful one. The deal is that attempting to address multiple audiences usually looks like yelling with…

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Measuring Up- A This, Not That List For Social Media Metrics

Measuring Up: A “This, Not That” List For Social Media Metrics

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. With recent algorithm changes, bot clean-ups and paid advertising on social media, it can be a challenge to articulate campaign success. As social media managers, it may seem like an enticing option to report on vanity numbers such as likes,…

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3 Challenges Every Entry Level PR Pro Faces

Getting your first PR job, or any job for that matter can be both thrilling and terrifying. Not only are you excited to start your career, but you’re anxious to make a good impression. While college and extracurricular activities will provide you with some skills needed to navigate the workplace, there are a number of…

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Evolving your online engagement

A version of this post originally appeared on the NATIONAL Public Relations blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. As technology is constantly evolving, so too are the ways we engage with it, and by extension, the people, businesses and organizations we use it to connect with. If you’re operating in the sphere of public engagement, advocacy…

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Pinterest Marketing Tool

3 Reasons Why Your Brand Should be on Pinterest in 2018

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are typically the “big three” social channels a marketer has to look for when crafting a social media strategy. But as the social media landscape changes and evolves, these may no longer be enough. Here is the case for why you, a savvy marketer/social media manager, should add Pinterest to your…

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LinkedIn Analytics

How to Use LinkedIn Analytics

Previously, we walked through Twitter’s analytics platform, and today I wanted to take a similar dive into LinkedIn’s free Analytics offering. If you run a company page for your business or brand, you may have noticed the little LinkedIn Analytics button on your page. Let’s look at what LinkedIn Analytics offers and how you can…

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