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Top Five: Google is shuttering G+

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After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with this week’s Top 5 Must-Know News for PR and marketing communications professionals.

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Instagram infographic: Using Stories for business

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Here’s a great Instagram infographic! Since 2016, Instagram Stories have been a defining feature of the platform in engaging its 300 million daily users. With this feature users capture, modify and post related images and video content in a slideshow format.

Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

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Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics. Facebook launches Messenger 4.

Want to gain a massive following on Instagram?

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Did you know that one daily post to Instagram is the key to growing a massive following? Your follower growth rate can almost double by posting seven times a week. Consistency is crucial. The best results come from regular posting. Instagram is more than just a photo sharing network.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Social media news: Top 5 feat. LinkedIn’s Top Voices

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The top five must-know social media news stories of the week feature a Google’s new app for small businesses, LinkedIn’s Top Voices list, Facebook welcoming in French regulators, Pinterest’s UX improvements and Instagram’s new time tracking feature.

Top Five: What do Facebook’s growth numbers mean?

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This week’s Top 5 must-know news for marketing, communications and PR professionals includes new social functions for Vimeo, Facebook’s growth trends, Twitter and retweets, Pinterest users and fun emojis. Now publish directly to LinkedIn with Vimeo.

Top 7 leads to draw audiences in

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Sometimes getting the first, or lead, paragraph right is the hardest thing about writing a story. Whether it’s a blog post, a short video or podcast or even an opinion column, get it right, and the rest of the content will flow.

The Gen Z Frequency: win your copy

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It’s reader competition time! Now is your chance to win a copy of a The Gen Z Frequency: How brands Tune In and Build Credibility. It’s co authored by Gregg L Witt and Derek E Baird and is a comprehensive guide for any brand or organization trying to reach this demographic.

Top Five: The night that YouTube went dark

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This week’s must-know social media news includes the YouTube outage, a religious stance on women and social media, Coke’s misstep in New Zealand, Snapchat’s new original programming and Google’s shopping insights.

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

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Balancing activities across owned, earned, shared and paid media strategies is the best way to get a demonstrable return on investment (ROI) for today’s marketing and communications campaigns.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Infographic: The Growing Power of Instagram

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What is this decade’s fastest growing social media platform? Instagram! If you’ve not added it to your marketing and communications mix, what are you waiting for? Already 71 per cent of marketers are increasing their investment in this channel.

Happy Halloween 2018

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Happy Halloween everyone! I made this e-card quickly with Snappa, an easy-to-use graphic design tool. Take your communications to a new level with unique visual content. Use this link for your free trial. The post Happy Halloween 2018 appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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Top five: holiday retail trends to the fore

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This week’s top five social media must-know news stories feature important retail trends for the run up to the holidays. Google My Business, Snapchat, blended retail, Facebook and Google Assistant all feature. Google My Business rolls out new feature.

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1310News Power Lunch: Discussion can get a bit heated!

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At my recent visit to the 1310 NEWS studio for the Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe I got to meet author Fred Litwan. We discussed cannabis and how it will (or won’t) change the fabric of our country. We talked about Donald J. Trump’s 60 Minutes interview.

Why your social media isn’t working

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It’s been said that life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes and, if we want to avoid sadness, we can’t resist them. The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

What every consultant should know about social media analytics

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The kind of people who are attracted to a career in PR tend to be ‘right-brained’, that is intuitive, creative and subjective. That’s why they are great at relationships, writing and coming up with inventive campaign ideas.

Must have graphic design skills for social media consultants

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Great social media consultants don’t have to be RGD-certified, but they do need to have considerable design know-how. They should also have some basic design skills to bring to marketing and communications projects. It takes a lot of design knowledge to develop a social media strategy and plan a program. For example, there are dozens (probably 100s) of format requirements for the various social networks and platforms.

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Why real social media experts are also great writers

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The ability to tell good stories well will be THE disruptive marketing trend for 2018. It moves content marketing beyond the funnel into true, emotional engagement with stakeholder. Writing is the foundational skill for storytelling, no matter if it’s an article, a video or any other story format.

Facebook scandal: The dawn of a new era in social media marketing?

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Issues about trust, transparency and ethics in social media are being discussed around many dinner tables this week. Facebook’s so-called data breach is dominating news cycles, and the story is making people more aware of how the social network uses their data.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

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The Canadian newspaper industry has, so far, been unsuccessful in securing a Federal government bailout as both readers and advertisers flock to social media for news and entertainment.

Measuring what matters in communications

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A couple of weeks ago, IABC Ottawa asked me to facilitate a conversation of special interest group that is focused on major trends in communications measurement and social media evaluation. It was held at the head office of CIRA in Ottawa.

How a social media consultant can help your business

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When you figure that nine out of ten Canadian adults use social media, it’s clear where the best marketing opportunity is. Many organizations are on social media, yet they don’t see tangible business advantages.

CPRS new vision: ethics in public relations

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“As a profession public relations gets the respect it deserves,” said NO ONE EVER among the men and women who actually earn their living this way. In fact, the term PR is often seen as synomous with cover up or fluffy or even insubstantial!

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Getting everyone social media trained

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” said Ben Franklin about social media training never. But his message holds true anyway. Most organizations use social media channels in some way as part of their daily business.

1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season?

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I visited Mark Sutcliffe for the PowerLunch at 1310 News last week and enjoyed connecting with him and Kurt Stoodley, broadcaster and real estate professional. We discussed the potential for reinstating weekly garbage collection Ottawa.

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New report resurrects AVE measurement for influencer campaigns

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I first heard of Advertising Value Equivalency (AVE) very early in my agency career, way back in the 90s. Then it was our practice to calculate how much a client would have had to pay for an ad the same size as an editorial piece.

Rules for good media relations

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Many companies fail to include media relations as part of their content marketing strategies.

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Is Facebook advertising worth it?

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Is Facebook advertising worth it? The numbers speak for themselves: about 3 million businesses are spending more than $30 billion on Facebook ads each year. It’s because they are more potent than most of the options.

GDPR: Does it impact your Canadian business?

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Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full effect. It could impact Canadian businesses.

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Five content marketing tricks of a great social media consultant

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Special Tricks. Here’s five content marketing tricks to improve content marketing initiatives. As in most professions, an experienced social media consultant knows certain tricks of the trade to content marketing work better, faster, easier. Trick 1: Be specific when setting goals.

Do John Naisbitt’s Megatrend predictions still hold true for 2018?

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Google John Naisbitt and you’ll find more than 1,300 web pages, most of the referencing his 1982 seminal work Megatrends. In it, Naisbitt identifies the global trends that will form the future political and economic world.

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Top Five: Ottawa Senators’ PR offensive

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This week’s top five must-know news for marketing and communications professionals includes Facebook’s new ad capabilities, Twitter’s live audio broadcasts, Snapchat’s Spectacles V2, the Ottawa Senators’ owner’s PR offensive and Pinterest’s new milestones.

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Facebook’s fake news battle in Canada

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Facebook Canada has launched a new fact-checking program aimed at helping combat fake news from spreading. . The initiative is a collaboration with Agence France-Presse (AFP) whose Canada-based fact-checkers will review news stories on Facebook in English and French and rate their accuracy.

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What the heck are social media consultants and what do they do all day?

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Social media consultants are not masters of the dark arts. Nor are they only those bearded hipsters who never look away from their iPhone. They are highly-qualified professionals with specific digital marketing and communications skills and experience. Here’s a look at what they bring to a job.

IABC 18: Embracing uncertainty with Anab Jain

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Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie.

Top Five: Changes to social networks come fast and furious

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REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Changes to social networks come fast and furious. Listly by Sherrilynne Starkie. When it comes to social media, the changes keep coming fast and furious. This week we see innovations for brands, advertisers and agencies.

Top five: Women rule content marketing!

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This week’s top five social media must-know news sees Instagram and Google working to raise standards, shows how podcasting continues to grow and new innovations from Facebook. And, we see how women are leading the world of content marketing.