The big talking point among PRs, marketers and social media folk currently is all about Facebook’s latest newsfeed algorithm update (or purge as some are calling it). How will this impact businesses on Facebook?
In the old days most PRs lived by the saying “good advertising is what you pay for, while good PR is what you pray for”. Rightly or wrongly, we believed target audiences paid more attention to the ‘free’ company mentions that PR generates within editorial sections of the media than the paid adverts in the same titles.
Facebook and Twitter were awash with shares, Likes, tweets and RTs about the UK’s EU referendum in the run up to the vote. In fact there were nearly 6 million social interactions with the official social pages for the Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe campaigns in the 30 days prior to the big day. So was all this social sharing and interaction useful? Did it inform people’s understanding? Or just add to everyone’s confusion?
Social sharing through the likes of Facebook and Twitter has helped Brits better understand the issues underpinning the EU referendum vote according to a national survey. Maybe that's not a surprise, but the research also found that some people actually changed how they were going to vote based on information they've seen on social media.
B2B marketing and PR types are in no way exempt from the odd bad habit. But I think there’s one trap that's particularly easy to fall into, even when we know better. What am I talking about? Too often our content is still too focused on selling products.
Here’s a round-up of PR, tech and marketing articles that caught our eye online in recent days. Includes research focusing on the reasons why people adopt emerging technologies; why and how freebies do not impact tech bloggers’ reviews; how football clubs are capitalising on digital technology to drive fan and sponsor engagement; and how automation is helping reporters in the newsroom.
Here’s a round-up of PR, tech and marketing articles that caught our eye online in recent days. Includes PR advice for young companies straight from Facebook’s head of tech comms, why tech journos must keep their distance from big brands , the growing importance of long form content, and new guidelines for video bloggers from the Committee of Advertising Practice.
Here's around-up of PR, tech and marketing articles that caught our eye online in recent days. Includes stories on how exseutives can learn to 'evanglise' their company's products and services; how the IT dept acts as a barrier to new technology; and a study of why the 'sex-sells' maxim may not actually be true.
PRs and marketers create online content for a number of reasons. Increasingly today a primary goal is to drive engagement and conversations, attract traffic and raise awareness through social media. But how much do we in PR agencies or content marketing teams actually think about what motivates social sharing among our audiences when we create content? A new study by creative digital agency Fractl explores this issue.