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What are the different types of media?

A guide to the five types of media your company needs

 

Before diving head-first into the different types of media, it’s important to first dip your toes in the water and learn what media is. Media is a communication tool used to deliver information. The three types of media are commonly known as news media, social media, and web media, but you might also see them referred to as earned media, shared media, and owned media. 

 

Some other forms of modern media are print media, television, movies, and video games. 


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Topics: shared media, earned media, owned media, social media, news media, web media

PR is not just earned media

How earned media has changed, and what we have learned from it

 

Earned media is any material that has been written about you or your business that you haven’t paid for. It can be written off as “free publicity” for your company. Over the years, it has changed and is now presented through different media channels. Before, it used to be a 90-minute segment on a news channel, but now it can be seen as a 60-word tweet. 

 

Nonetheless, earned media can get confusing when it involves publicity. When you pay a news source to write a piece on your business, that is known as paid media. When you write an article for your website, that is known as owned media. 

 

Today, customers are heavily influenced by things they see on social media. Earned media plays a huge role in what is shared online, and we can learn a lot from it. 


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Topics: shared media, earned media, owned media

What’s the next up-and-coming social media platform?

As a public relations professional, it’s our job to stay up-to-date on the digital world. It is important to familiarize yourself with new trends and the tools and technology needed to succeed on social media. 

 

Currently, the most popular social media platform is Facebook with about 2.45 billion active users. Although Facebook may be at the top right now, anything could rapidly increase or decrease its popularity. For example, WhatsApp has seen a huge increase in downloads due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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Topics: shared media, social media, PR planning

A hidden LinkedIn tool that’ll get you hundreds of connections

How to optimize networking opportunities with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social platform that helps people define themselves as professionals. Users create a personal profile that they can use to connect with other colleagues, associates, or professionals in their industry, area, and beyond. Hopefully you have an account set up already; if you don’t, you should.


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Topics: shared media

How to triple your company’s Instagram following in 1 month

Generate more leads on Instagram

Instagram is a social media phenomenon no digital marketer can ignore. With 1 billion active users, Instagram is a dynamic visual medium that is highly effective in attracting new leads and converting them into customers. Instagram’s popularity makes it a highly competitive environment too. Thousands of companies are competing for a split second of potential customers’ attention.


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Topics: shared media

3 ways to grow your company Facebook group

How to effectively use Facebook groups to grow your company


As you might know, Facebook changed its algorithm last year. The biggest social network in the world went back to serving its original purpose of connecting friends and family. Where does this change leave companies? Does it mean that your company should no longer include Facebook in its overall digital marketing strategy?


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Topics: shared media

4 easy ways to promote your company content for free

How to make your content discoverable and shareable to generate new leads


Millions of companies compete for attention on Google. How can you outsmart your competition? The answer is simple: Create great content to attract, convert, and delight your target audience. The well-known cliché content is king remains true. Providing valuable information to your audience will build trust in your products or services.


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Topics: inbound marketing, shared media, earned media, owned media

Facebook marketing success in 4 easy steps

How to make the most of your company Facebook business page


Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. TechCrunch reports the social media giant had 2.23 billion monthly active users as of April 2019. Companies that want to connect with their target audiences should definitely be engaging them on Facebook.


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Topics: PR tips, shared media

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

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