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How to Build an Inbound PR Campaign

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Nailing your buyer persona and the buyer’s journey is the most important piece of your inbound PR campaigns. That’s how you pull people in, build your brand, and ultimately drive business growth. Your inbound PR campaigns are up and running. The post How to Build an Inbound PR Campaign appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Iliyana Stareva. PR people suck at measurement.

The Importance of Music In Marketing Campaigns

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Don't forget about it during your next event or live campaign. The post The Importance of Music In Marketing Campaigns appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Experiential Marketing Needs to Get Social How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now. Eddie Newquist has more.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

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Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. You need a social media management team to manage and monitor the social media campaigns. Tips on managing social media campaigns.

Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

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Loosely defined as a marketing strategy involving influencers to impact buyer decisions and boost a brand’s visibility by using their online personality and popularity, influencer marketing has many takers. It is one of the most effective ways to spread brand awareness to scores of followers, to reach out and engage with them. So, how do you “bell” an influencer for your brand?

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

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Burberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2.  Instagram has a selection of campaign images. Burberry’s website has a shoppable video with campaign images; users can purchase directly through the photo and video gallery.

Why Awesome Influencer Campaigns Combine Many Kinds of Marketing

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They donated money to Boys & Girls Clubs of America  for every selfie posted with their campaign hashtag #selflessie. They seamlessly integrated all areas of marketing to promote their #selflessie campaign—an expert move by Toyota all marketers can learn from. This campaign earned them gold stars by  adding a human element to their brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

How to Create an Unforgettable Integrated Campaign

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Never one to shy away from a timely occasion, Oreo launched an integrated #oreoeclipse campaign targeted at consumers in the UK across print, out-of-home, and digital. Quite possibly the most clever extension of this campaign lived in print. In an interview with The Drum , Oreo marketing manager Jonathan Holden said, “We want Oreo to be an even more iconic brand in the UK.

Top Social Media Campaigns in 2013

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What were the best social media campaigns in 2013? Here are the top campaigns we published (based on traffic) this past year – and then one more for good luck. 1.  Brands that were spontaneous and took advantage of the moment saw incredible results on social media, including Oreo, Tide, Audi, Volkswagen, nonprofit One, PBS, Walgreens and Calvin Klein. Power out?

How Pepsi Removed Language Barriers From Its Global Campaign

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In order to remove language barriers from its new global campaign, Pepsi is taking a creative approach by enlisting the emoji to encourage consumers to spark emotive, unexpected conversations around the world. Dubbed #sayitwithpepsi, the campaign will run in about 100 markets globally over the summer with more than 70 emojis designed to capture the essence of Pepsi. SlZKt0oncc.

How Social Media Campaigns Affect Brand Advocates

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Social media campaigns have both immediate and lingering effects on your brand’s bottom line. recent report by eMarketer revealed that there was an immediate boost to brand advocates’ likelihood to purchase products after being exposed to them in a social media campaign. Even better?

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

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Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. They make it easy for users to follow discussions and keep up with the conversation, as well as allowing brands or event organizers to easily measure the buzz around their event.  A good hashtag  can help spread the message about your brand, company, or event far beyond your regular audience.

Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ recently launched a new campaign – with a heavy focus on social media – targeting couples worldwide who are seeking a romantic getaway.  ”The Spark” campaign includes a microsite, Facebook application, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook engagement advertising. Why create a campaign focused on the theme of romance?

Eleven Reasons Domino’s Turnaround Campaign Worked

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The past decade has seen some great public relations campaigns, particularly in the for-profit realm. To me, however, the Domino’s turnaround is the most brilliant PR campaign in recent memory. And it did so through an innovative marketing campaign that seamlessly integrated traditional advertising, social media, and public relations. Strategic planning. The Period.”

The Ethics of Whisper Campaigns

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The global PR firm was hired to create a “whisper campaign&# about Social Circle , the optional feature of Google search that uses publicly available information from social networks to personalize search results. For an organization that has built its brand on reputation management. The Ethics of Whisper Campaigns originally appeared on Spin Sucks on May 16, 2011.

How to Promote and Measure Hashtag Campaigns

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single hashtag can connect your brand messaging across each of the major social networks. Learn how hashtags can be used to engage your social audience and how you can measure their performance in cross-channel campaigns. How successful brands are using hashtags. Free resource alert! Which networks support hashtags. How to use hashtags to promote contests. …and much more.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign

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It’s no mystery why more and more businesses are turning to social media to help bolster their marketing campaigns. The right efforts on social media can lead to major increases in web traffic, brand recognition and communication with target audiences. Here are some ways promotional products can enhance your social media campaign. That component is promotional products.

How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

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After my presentation on Spin Sucks , several people asked me how to create a brand ambassador program. That’s what you’ll get if you set up a brand ambassador program. ” So I dug into the archives at OPENForum and f ound this article I wrote on the topic after the book was published and we completely our brand ambassador program. Open application process.

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Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic

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Aston Martin, the luxury British automotive brand, saw visits rise over 100% on its website as a result of a social media campaign in Germany, the US and the UK.  The campaign began on June 20th, featuring a digital car configurator, images and a video, as reported by Luxury Daily. Daily visitors doubled in the first seven days of the campaign.

Monopoly Launches ‘Save Your Token’ Campaign on Facebook

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Fans can “campaign” to save their favorite token by sharing images and videos with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, and by using the hashtag #tokenvote. In addition to encouraging fans to share their votes, the campaign will release a series of videos that will show how the tokens are reacting while they are waiting to be ‘freed from jail.’

Social Media Campaigns Don’t Match When Consumers Are Online

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It found a few interesting things: Marketers are deploying their Facebook campaigns the wrong time of day. According to the study, the Facebook campaigns of the brands it studied reached the highest level of interaction between 10 p.m. More than 84 percent of Twitter campaigns occurred within regular work hours of 9 a.m. and 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, even though 5 a.m.

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

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Social media is expected to play a huge role in this year’s tournament, and we’ve compiled some of the most popular and creative marketing campaigns centered around the event: Hyundai’s dedicated Tumblr site will release 120 pieces of football related artwork including GIFs, quotes, illustrations and short films throughout the 2014 World Cup.

How This Social Media Campaign Got 2 Million Views in 2 Days

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Sprite’s recent Snapchat campaign in Brazil is making waves worldwide for successfully generating over two million views in days. Called “RFRSH Na Lata,” or “refresh on the can,” the campaign runs through November 27 and offers Snapchat users a chance to appear on the company’s soda cans in Brazil. So, what can you learn from this successful campaign?

Augmented Reality: Budweiser Uses Blippar To Power Campaign Designed To Generate “Smiles”

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market, and Budweiser is one of the first brands to take advantage of it.  In a new campaign that incorporates NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, Budweiser is building AR technology into its packaging and marketing materials to let fans create unique, engaging experiences around the brand. The only other brands currently using it in the U.S. What do you think?

Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty

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If you believe that the only employees responsible for maintaining brand consistency are your marketers and PR experts, you’re highly mistaken. The truth is that every instance of a company’s communication with external subjects—from clients and employees to partners and investors—should emulate the brand’s primary values. Establish a Brand Consistency Team.

Brands Rocking Instagram

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But how can brands benefit from this visual and colorful social medium? We have been taking a dive into how brands use Instagram and here by give you a small collection of really successful brands and campaigns on Instagram – from big, global brands to small, local ones. The brand is mainly uploading pictures of extreme sports with their logo or name.

Monday Roundup: Campaigns

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Successful campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. From building trust, to damage control, to sales, a well-executed campaign can win you more supporters, clients and bragging rights! This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on campaigns. Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign. Here! 3.  Silly, But….

Branding: When Political Campaigns Turn to Social Media

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Though emotional touch points and indiscreet bullying of the opponent have always been natural parts of any branding game, this election once and for all showed the importance of social media as a campaigning tool in political branding and communication. Today alone, his victorious tweet quickly became the most RT tweet throughout the entire campaign. Ever.      .

5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

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Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments. Here are 5 great examples of hashtag campaigns from the hospitality industry that will inspire your social media strategy.

Eight Signs You’ve Contracted the Big C … Campaign

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We need to stand up and fight back against marketing campaigns and this is my first contribution to the cause. We can’t afford to take short cuts or design our communications in short-lived campaigns. I bet Jean Giradoux marketed his novels and plays in campaigns! The first symptoms of the campaign disease can be unnoticeable. By Bryan Adams. Great news! Let me explain.

How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts

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Instead of inspiring the happiest of memories, the promoted #McDStories hashtag brought around a relentless swarming of McDonald detractors hoping to bring around the online demise of the brand’s reputation.  In fact, despite this campaign occurring over a year ago, the “bashtag” still lives on today. While advertising and branding is my expertise, my passion lies in blogging. 

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

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Could this work for my brand? We’re here to tell you that 1) everything will be okay, and 2) these new ways for brands to use social media are here to add value to your pages and your brand, so while they may seem out of reach at first, don’t be too hesitant to embrace them. Here are a few of our favorites, and how you could implement them for your brand. Facebook Live.

What College Football Teaches Us About Brand Development

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In 1997, when Phil Knight challenged a Nike design team  to tackle brand development for the University of Oregon, little did he know he had also unofficially launched a new and very profitable division of Nike. Now 18 years and countless rebrands later, college football and athletic departments across the country are turning to Nike to lead their brand development.

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

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The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Here are some of the brands that created tons of social media buzz during the month-long tournament: Adidas . Adidas has been crowned as the ‘ most talked about ‘ brand connected to the 2014 World Cup, generating 1.59 Adidas reported 5.8 million followers. Nike .

How One Social Campaign Drives Engagement Beyond the Screen

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Such was the case with Forever 21’s innovative new Thread Screen campaign, which takes an unlikely object—spools of thread—and re-imagines them in a futuristic way. During the campaign, each participant received a personalized video of their Instagram image being transformed on the Thread Screen, which they could then share across other social media sites. million).”

PR Firms Botch 95% of Social Media Campaigns?

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Ninety-five percent of the worst social media engagement I’ve seen was produced by PR companies that were hired to manage a brand’s profiles, pages, or blogs. Maybe of the companies he’s worked with, 95 percent of them had botched social media campaigns. Those are the people you want representing your brand to the masses. That’s quite the statement!

Why This Weird and Wonderful Global Influencer Campaign Works

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As Lenovo’s new campaign showcases, sometimes it’s good to be weird. The company recently launched a global campaign to promote its new YOGA Tablet featuring YouTube stars from around the world. The campaign takes inspiration from Lenovo’s belief in “being different to be better, and embracing all that’s different and unique in the world. million views in less than 48 hours.

Six Ways to Bring Old Campaigns Back to Life

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No brand better illustrates this than MillerCoors. Most often, they choose brands they identify with. While you might feel more comfortable hanging up old campaigns, there’s still life left in secondhand creative. Recycled campaigns don’t have to mean stale, tired messages. How to Win with Weathered and Old Campaigns. Six Ways to Bring Old Campaigns Back to Life.