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Hannah Feran

Hannah Feran is an organized and driven shared media strategist who works closely with clients to ensure that their social media efforts are getting the attention they deserve from a carefully chosen audience.



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Axia’s influencer marketing process from start to finish

Connect with your target audience using influencer marketing


Influencer marketing is a process that involves two key elements: communication and collaboration. Axia Public Relations created a visual to show the steps of its influencer marketing process and who’s responsible for completing each step.

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Topics: Shared Media, Influencer Marketing

It's OK to only post on social media once a week

Here's why you should be boosting your posts instead of spamming your followers

Most companies are doing social media wrong. WAY WRONG. They're either hard-selling, bragging, shouting, or simply talking to themselves. In the current climate, as much as it pains us PR pros to say it, you've got to invest in sponsored and paid social content. Otherwise, you're only talking to yourself.

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Topics: Shared Media

How to create a Wikipedia page that passes the notability test

4 tips to make your Wiki page stick

 

While the task of creating a Wikipedia page for your company might be daunting, having Wikipedia deem your page notable is the real struggle. Notability guidelines are possibly the most subjective part of Wikipedia. Remember, just because you’re pleased with what you’ve written doesn’t mean Wiki will verify it. There are several rules of thumb to follow to ensure your Wikipedia page stays up and gets the attention it deserves.

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Topics: PR Tips, Shared Media

The must-have influencer marketing dictionary

If you’re on social media, you should be familiar with these words

You follow them. You take their fashion advice. You make their recipes. Heck, you probably even know their children’s middle names. Influencers are content creators who have large, loyal audiences on social media platforms. Because of their influence over their followers, they make terrific marketers for brands and companies.

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Topics: Shared Media, Influencer Marketing

True or false: Podcasts are blowing up

Is listenership growing or has it plateaued?

 While many people say podcasting is blowing up, is it true? Podcasts have been around since 2000. So, are they really a fad? A report by Edison Research, “The Infinite Dial 2017,” showed that in 2017, around 60 percent of Americans (168 million) were familiar with podcasting. In 2006, only 22 percent of Americans had heard the term.

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Topics: Owned media

We're not big on counting hours, activities, and deliverables; we're big on results. And here's why

Busy work doesn't generate results. Outstanding work leads to the bigger impact

 

It happens every time. When explaining the nuances of our office culture, especially in regard to tracking hours, people are shocked to hear that as an agency, we don’t clock in, clock out, or keep personal time sheets. Sounds crazy, right? (There’s a method to the madness.)

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Topics: PR Tips, Measurement

How to start a blog and keep it fun

Blogging doesn’t have to be boring

You’ve seen the word popping up everywhere on the internet. Companies run them; some people have their own. The fact of the matter is that blogs are where it’s at. Why’s that? What value do blogs add to your company? According to HubSpot, 56 percent of companies that blog get customers from blogging.

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Topics: Blog, Inbound Marketing, Owned media

Your company’s marketing strategy is missing something

And you won’t survive next year without it

Social influencers. They’re spreading like wildfire on social media and you should join the movement now. So, what is a social influencer? SproutSocial defines social influencers as “power users who can help your potential customers make a buying decision through social networking.” While influencers used to be only celebrities, like athletes, actors, or artists, social media has completely changed the influencer game. Now, average, everyday people are gaining consumers’ trust and loyalty.

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Topics: Shared Media, Owned media, Influencer Marketing

The 3 most cringeworthy PR fails of 2018

How to keep your company from making reputation-ruining mistakes

Social media is the most accessible tool customers have to learn about your company and become familiar with your brand. It’s also incredibly impactful in helping – or hurting – your company’s reputation.

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Topics: ReviewMaxer, Crisis Communications, Online Review Management

5,000 ways to celebrate now that you’ve made it onto the Inc. 5000 list

Promote your company and its accomplishments


Congratulations on making it to the Inc. 5000 list! Whether your company is No. 1 or No. 5,000, it’s a tremendous honor to receive, and it’s time to spread the word of your company’s achievement. So, where should you start? There are thousands of ways for you to share with employees, customers, and the public that your hard work has paid off. OK, so we may not have 5,000 ideas. However, we do have 25 ways for your company to celebrate, in addition to our original 16 ways to promote your Inc. 5000 honor. Feel free to substitute the number 5,000 with your exact ranking number on the list.

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Topics: PR Tips, Awards, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

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