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Marketwired Survey Shows PR Industry Still Behind

Spin Sucks

notable 61 percent of respondents said they are using influencers and brand advocates to help amplify their content, reach new audiences and increase engagement. OK, so blog posts, Twitter and Facebook, influencers, and visuals are all really important to the industry. As an industry, we should push to see an even split…someday. The PR Industry Gets a C-.

Changes to the Barcelona Principles Hurt the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

During the live session, I asked him why the PR industry has such a hard time measuring its effectiveness. To his point, it IS better than the original definition from 1982, but it still tells no one (including those of us in the industry) what the heck we do. And yet, it’s the guiding light for the industry. By Gini Dietrich. wasn’t sure what to say next.

4 Brand-Changing Lessons from the 2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Simply Measured

Social Media Examiner ‘s 2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report is always a highlight of the savvy social marketer’s year. Make sure these marketers are already enacting campaigns you admire, and are in your industry, for highest relevancy. 40% of Marketers Agree That Social Media Marketing Has Gotten Harder… …in the last 12 months. ‘Nuff said.

The Most Engaging Industries on Facebook and What to Learn from Them

Mindjumpers

Rather, we go to a brand’s Facebook page, since it’s much easier for us to communicate with companies where we are already spending so much of our time online. When visiting a company’s brand page on Facebook to search for help, we can’t always be 100% sure that we actually get an answer to the question we post. Claro. KLM Airlines.

How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

Spin Sucks

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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5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry

Talkwalker SM

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. Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ?

Beyond SEO: The Power of Brand Building

Spin Sucks

You’ll know you’ve truly succeeded as a content marketer when people recognize your brand as synonymous with your products or services  instead of searching for what it is you sell and falling on your website in the first page of Google results. But once you’ve hit that goal, turn your attention to brand building. Keep in mind, brand building takes time.

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Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty

Spin Sucks

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.

Myths Keeping Social Media out of Regulated Industries

Adam Sherk

For some titles a single branded profile is the right approach. Let the editorial staff take the lead on branded profiles, and promote individual profiles on-site to extend engagement further. By now Twitter is an important part of most publishers’ audience development and content promotion efforts. But in reviewing the Twitter presence of newspapers, magazines and other content sites on a regular basis I’m often surprised by the mistakes and missed opportunities that still occur. So to help out I’ve created a list of Twitter tips for publishers. What Twitter tips would you add?

Twitter & Industry Experts Share Advice on Social Customer Care

Sprout Social

Customer care is an integral component of any  social media marketing strategy  but many brands don’t know where to start when it comes to developing a well-rounded approach. increase in then amount of users who are Tweeting to brands and looking for a response,” Lesser said. Consumers aren’t communicating with brands on social because they want to be connected to a robot. Each interaction on social is an opportunity for brands to impact a customer and strengthen brand loyalty. That’s Social Customer Care Must-Haves. Customer Service

Will Lack of Creativity Be the Demise of the PR Industry?

Spin Sucks

Admittedly probably not the best place for a branded question, but a pizza every week for 30 years? Like Perlut, I cut my teeth on reputation management and big brand crisis communications. Have you seen that Visa commercial where the little girl asks Ray Lewis questions during a press conference, such as, “Hashbrowns or home fries” and “Do you like my dress?”?

Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates

Webbiquity SMM

Hinge Research Institute and Social Media Today recently surveyed companies with employee advocacy programs, and the results speak for themselves: 1% saw increased brand visibility. 65% saw improved brand recognition. 7% had better brand loyalty. Stays up to date with news and happenings within the industry. Guest post by Liz Greene. It’s simple. Identify. Educate.

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Gaining Respect for Yourself and the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

This perception of our industry is pretty rampant and it’s also why mainstream media such as The Economist write articles like, “ Public Relations: Rise of the Image Men.&#. We’ve always gotten away with increased brand awareness and media impressions and advertising equivalencies. And they didn’t check with one another before writing their perspectives.

Four Steps to Create Your Personal Brand

Spin Sucks

The discussion around personal branding seems to be one that happens a lot. Now we have to worry about our personal brands, just in case we decide to get a new job or start a business or, heck, change careers. But why do you need to have a personal brand? Your Personal Brand. Ask yourself: What field or industry am I in (or want to be in)? Get a book deal?

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The Five Parts to Brand Storytelling Nearly Everyone Misses

Spin Sucks

He told me he was moderating a brand storytelling panel, which he thinks is the most over-blown buzzword today. Five Parts to Brand Storytelling I’m always amused that we all complain about how bad some of the messaging is from organizations, yet many of us get behind our computer screens and pump out crap no one wants to read. ” Which made me laugh out loud.

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What College Football Teaches Us About Brand Development

Spin Sucks

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.

The Pageview Industrial Complex

Twist Image

Good for the publishers (in terms of revenue), good for the brand (looking to get their message in front of as many eyeballs as possible) and questionable for the consumer (lots more ads and lots more clicking around for a single piece of content). Consumers have never been fond of clicking on these ads (so much so that we changed the nomenclature from "banner advertising" to "display advertising" in the hopes of validating the model as an amazing engine for branding purposes). brand engagement. branding. marketing industry. Sell something.

Review of the Online Group Buying Industry

Idaconcpts

As you can see, another player in the group buying industry, Tippr, does not even come close to the number of monthly unique visitors from LivingSocial and Groupon throughout the period April to December 2010. Here is a short review of these 2 key players in the online group buying industry. Group buying is a trend that had incredibly growth throughout 2010. Enter: Google Offers.

Libya’s Media and Marketing Industries Inching Forward

Waxing UnLyrical

Hopefully, this is what the birth of a plural democracy looks like, providing brands with the channels they need to communicate with their audiences. The Tripoli trade fair grounds are hosting an event practically every week, offering businesses from telecoms to fashion, and garden furniture to construction, the opportunity to show off their wares to industry and consumers alike.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

Why do users — and investors — find this brand of app so valuable? Companies and brands, instead of launching their own standalone apps, are launching them within WeChat’s ecosystem, making it a one-stop destination for everything from mobile payments to restaurant reservations. The post What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging appeared first on Visually Blog. And it’s no coincidence that this expansion in Twitter’s focus is occurring during a global explosion in messaging app adoption. In the U.S.,

9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand

Pamorama

Writing good content is crucial to delivering value and creating thought leadership for your brand. . It’s vital to create and share valuable free content in order to attract customers and turn them into repeat buyers and brand evangelists. Follow these 9 easy steps to create engaging content for your brand: 1. Creating good content marketing material can be daunting.

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How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

These interactions help build brand trust and a form a community around your brand. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? People are likely to trust authorities or experts in a certain industry or on a particular topic. To maintain your authority, you need to keep up with the latest research and news in your industry, and frequently share your insights.

Industry Spam Rings Plague Google Local, Cause Problems

Bill Hartzer

Google Local, now known officially as Google My Business , has to deal with what they call “industry spam rings”, which are plaguing Google’s local listings like a virus. And as a result, they’ve changed their internal policies in order to deal with these industry spam rings. To combat the industry spam rings, Google is doing several things. Lawncare.

Brand Experience through Web Design

Spin Sucks

By Neha Bawa Developing a seamless brand experience on your website takes time, patience, and a lot of tender loving care. effective web brand experience must be both well targeted and have uniform narrative woven across every customer touch point. This is true when using it to develop any brand collateral, especially a website.  How can I profile my audience?

What Publicis Omnicom Is Screaming At Our Industry

Twist Image

Have you seen any chatter about how much better this merger will be in terms of personalized service to the brands that they serve? How about the efficacy of client services and project management to return better work at a more efficient price to the brands? How will this new entity leverage all of this data that is being collected to bring better results back to their brands? We''re not in the TV industrial complex anymore, Toto. Whether you''re a marketing agency or a brand, you''re going to have to make some tough decisions in the next few months. brand.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. What role does email play in extending online visibility?

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The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

From the incredible success of The Lego Movie , to the product enjoying decades of success, not to mention the successful video games  in a variety of genres, Lego may now be more relevant than at any point since it launched in 1949–a fact supported by Brand Finance  naming Lego the world’s most powerful brand in 2015. YouTube and online video marketing. Would you like proof?

Your Brand Is Not A Logo

SocialFish

Your brand is not advertising. Your brand is not a clever name for a product. Your association’s brand is the combination of one hundred little and big things that give members an impression of the organization and what it can do for them. Inputs to an association’s brand can range from how accessible staff is to the feel of the cover stock on the monthly magazine.

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Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year

The Realtime Report

A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year. What led to the increase in brand engagement? more effective social marketing by brands. Social Media Statistics Adobe brand engagement mobileMobile engagement is also way up; around one-quarter of Facebook engagement came from mobile users.

10 Personal Branding Secrets to Use for Social Media

Sprout Social

If so, you could be missing out on the true personal branding power that social media holds. What Is Personal Branding? Personal branding is a marketing practice to build a brand around your career and personal name. It’s all about creating a persona and marketing yourself as an expert in your industry, which is why people should trust you and your opinions.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Unfortunately, for every social marketer who succeeds in driving brand awareness, there are ten more who drive people away from their brands. If your topics and tone change like the wind, people won’t be able to figure out you or your brand. This is a guest post by Brad Shorr.

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Twitter Goes Deep Inside the Music Industry With Q&A Series

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter launched a series of question-and-answer sessions with music-industry insiders, kicking off May 20 with record executive Kevin Liles , founder and CEO of KWL Enterprises and co-founder and partner of 300 Entertainment. Kevin Liles talks making it in the music industry. Monday May 30, Julz Goddard : Known in the music industry as YezJulz, the self-proclaimed director of vibes conducted a Q&A with her followers while on her spa day and broke down what it takes to create your own brand. Julz Goodard on being your own boss. askDEREK.

How The TV Industry Just Hurt Television Advertising

Twist Image

Yes, this makes Hulu much more of a direct competitor to Netflix, Amazon, and the like, but it also sends a very interesting message (especially because their current premium subscription service is $7.99, but still has commercials) to the media industry. brand. media industry. television industry. tv industry. What is the value of your personal data to an advertiser? Consumers are rightfully concerned about what is being done with their data, where it's going and how it's being used. It's a big business. It's a huge business. so powerful. That's it. amazon.

The (Wrong) Image of the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

Titled “ Public Relations: Rise of the Image Man ,&# it’s a story that is a must-read if you are in the communication industry. I’m about to give you a Cliff’s Notes version (and my opinion), but please take 20 minutes later this week and read the full article. wonder how many books I have about the industry that have the word “spin&# in the title?

How To Craft A Better Brand Story

SocialFish

Feelings are your brand. Your association’s brand is the sum of the feelings members and the broader community have about the association. Brands are about feeling and emotion; not tangibles. Too often we get caught up in communicating the tangible features and benefits: Sign up for the weekly newsletter showcasing what is new in the industry. photo credit ).

Come Join the Party: Industry Leaders Define the Shifting Roles of Branding

Blue Focus Marketing

From the moment we wake up, brands bombard us with attempts to get our attention.  However, in our internet-savvy world, we are beginning to demand more from our brands.  We want them to make us feel alive.  One of the most fascinating aspects about successful brands is their new status as “party throwers.”  If a brand isn’t these things, it’s by definition being anti-social.”.

Let Brands Be Brands

Geoff Livingston

Why is it that we as an industry wants brands to become people and people to become brands? This manifests itself with a corporate brand online talking like a human being, but without identifying the people behind the communications. When brands act like people — cursing , drinking , or making bad jokes — we pounce on them. Image by Vincent Teeuwen.