The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars
DECEMBER 6, 2016
On the second day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you: Two lies told consistently about the PR industry and what to do about it. The post The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars appeared first on Spin Sucks.
Marketwired Survey Shows PR Industry Still Behind
JANUARY 6, 2016
A 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.
How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up
MARCH 2, 2017
However, for some industries like Pharma, the number of regulations around publishing content makes maintaining a solid social media presence complex. We’ve tracked the trends in the pharma industry and best practices for social content publishers.
Changes to the Barcelona Principles Hurt the PR Industry
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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. By Gini Dietrich.
Self-Hating PR Pros and the Change in Industry
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
The PR industry has, for a very long time, used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. But while media relations is fantastic for brand awareness and credibility, it doesn’t drive business results unless it’s integrated with other tactics.
5 Proven Instagram Hashtag Strategies from the Airline Industry
AUGUST 30, 2016
Visuals have always been key in the travel industry, so it isn’t a surprise that Instagram is now one of the top five travel marketing channels. If you are looking for engagement in a visually-rich industry like travel, you cannot ignore Instagram. What Is Working for These Brands?
How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors
APRIL 20, 2015
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. It can work for any sized business, in any industry, as long as you have loyal customers.
Myths Keeping Social Media out of Regulated Industries
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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.
Will Lack of Creativity Be the Demise of the PR Industry?
OCTOBER 22, 2012
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.
Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty
JANUARY 6, 2015
If you believe that the only employees responsible for maintaining brand consistency are your marketers and PR experts, you’re highly mistaken. To maintain brand consistency, you must make sure each and every employee is on the same page about what to say and how to say it.
Four Steps to Create Your Personal Brand
JUNE 20, 2012
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.
Auto Brands Comparison Report
MARCH 13, 2017
Social media content of the auto industry is perceived to be fueled by vanity shots of vehicles. The truth, however, is that strategizing for a car brand and trying to differentiate from a very crowded market is no ‘drive’ in the park.
7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? They fear they must share what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to build their personal brand.
Libya’s Media and Marketing Industries Inching Forward
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Hopefully, this is what the birth of a plural democracy looks like, providing brands with the channels they need to communicate with their audiences. Libya’s Media and Marketing Industries Inching Forward is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.
Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry
JANUARY 17, 2011
For a while ago, I wrote a blog post called 4 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Fashion Industry pointing out among other things how bloggers has become the new (and most important) influencers and how the brands get more and more humanized. Tweet.
Gaining Respect for Yourself and the PR Industry
JANUARY 19, 2011
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..
The Pageview Industrial Complex
JUNE 11, 2013
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). It''s doubtful that a thirty year-old bran cereal brand is going to get much earned and owned media simply because they''re launching a new line with dried strawberries in it. brand engagement. branding. marketing industry.
Beyond SEO: The Power of Brand Building
JANUARY 13, 2015
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. I''m a brand loyal shopper.
The Five Parts to Brand Storytelling Nearly Everyone Misses
OCTOBER 27, 2014
He told me he was moderating a brand storytelling panel, which he thinks is the most over-blown buzzword today. In Spin Sucks , I talk about how important it is to think about your brand storytelling like you would a novel. There are five essential parts to brand storytelling.
5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry
JULY 28, 2016
A 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. Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ?
What College Football Teaches Us About Brand Development
OCTOBER 5, 2015
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. Brand Development isn’t Only External. How strong is Oregon’s brand?
Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates
JUNE 6, 2016
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. Guest post by Liz Greene.
Industry Spam Rings Plague Google Local, Cause Problems
JULY 30, 2014
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. The industries involved in the industry spam rings are: HVAC (Heating and Air Conditioning).
Twitter & Industry Experts Share Advice on Social Customer Care
JUNE 22, 2016
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.
9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand
OCTOBER 26, 2013
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.
Influencer Marketing: How to Co-Create Content with Top Industry Influencers
APRIL 24, 2017
Keeping up with the content demands of successful brand, audience and content marketing can be challenging even for the most experienced and qualified brands and marketers. How to identify the best influencers to work with your brand. Brand Humanization in a Nutshell (episode 5).
What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging
AUGUST 13, 2015
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.
Review of the Online Group Buying Industry
JANUARY 25, 2011
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.
What Publicis Omnicom Is Screaming At Our Industry
JULY 31, 2013
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. advertising industry. brand.
31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO
APRIL 29, 2014
The original WPO model focused on content-sharing to maximize organic brand visibility; as the WPO framework evolved , it incorporated paid and industry (e.g., How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility?
How The TV Industry Just Hurt Television Advertising
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
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?
Find Your Brand's Content Marketing Groove
JANUARY 6, 2017
This is why content marketing will continue to struggle for brands. Brands are being sold a false bill of goods. Brands believe that the more content they produce, the more people that it will connect with. Make your brand like Zander Zon. . brand. branded content.
20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
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. Both are clearly damaging to your brand.
What Can We Learn From the Top 30 Brands on Facebook? (Report)
OCTOBER 26, 2016
It’s important to pay close attention to the tactics employed by industry leaders; they provide general insights for your strategy. Within social media marketing, the industry leaders to pay attention to are the big brands that are attracting massive fan bases.
Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 25, 2012
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 mobile
Your Brand Is Not A Logo
MARCH 25, 2014
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.
11 Ways to Jumpstart Your Instagram Branding
AUGUST 30, 2016
Starting your Instagram branding from scratch can seem like a tall order task. Far too often we see brands on Instagram turn their channels into graveyards. Integrating Instagram into your marketing and branding strategy is essential for any business trying to grow their audience.
What Your Brand Can Learn from Casper’s Instagram Account
MARCH 24, 2017
Casper, the mattress-in-a-box company, did it by delivering small, shippable boxes with mattresses directly to consumers, disrupting the mattress industry paradigm. Getting customers engaged with the brand drove Casper’s initial success. What can your brand do?
Luxury Auto Brand Aston Martin Uses Social Media Campaign to Double Site Traffic
The Realtime Report
JULY 6, 2012
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 brand gained more than 4,000 new ‘likes’ for its Facebook page on the first day of the Vanquish campaign.
How to Build a Brand on Instagram
APRIL 26, 2017
Want to learn how to take advantage of Instagram and build your brand with it? I started Short of Height , a brand new lifestyle blog and I wanted to get more exposure for it. Today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned from building a brand from scratch.