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3 reasons why social media is so hard

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media networks are continuously pushing out updates, making enhancements, and moving things around. This makes it difficult for social media marketers, managers, and users to keep up. Algorithms are ever-changing, genuine engagement is harder to obtain, and companies are struggling to adapt.

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Topics: Shared Media

3 industry secrets PR professionals never share

How to grow your company’s visibility

Public relations is an extremely effective way to promote your company. A well-executed PR campaign attracts your target audience and converts those prospects into loyal customers.

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Topics: Public Relations, PR Tips, Inbound Marketing, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

Increase meaningful social reach by boosting posts

Social media management is one of the many services Axia Public Relations offers its clients. And because social media constantly changes, our recommendations change as well. Where we once focused on vanity metrics (data on followers, likes, comments, and shares), now, since Facebook only shows about 2 percent of a company’s social media posts to those who like their page, we recommend our clients focus on boosting more posts.

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Topics: Shared Media

How to reactivate a disabled Instagram account

Recover your company’s Instagram account in 8 easy steps

Recently, we created an Instagram account for one of our clients. Later, when we went to log back in, we received this error message, “Your account has been disabled for violating our terms. Learn how you may be able to restore your account.” We didn’t understand what terms we could have possibly violated, as we hadn’t even published a picture yet.

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Topics: PR Tips, Shared Media

Why you should network and maintain connections

Networking is a critical component of PR

In the public relations industry, networking is one of the most important things you can do. However, it’s easier said than done. How do you network? Why should you network? And most importantly, how do you maintain connections?

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Topics: Public Relations, Shared Media

3 ways to use the mere-exposure effect for maximum impact

How do you feel about the teller who usually waits on you at your local bank? What about the characters on your favorite television show? Chances are, you feel that they’re trustworthy people you’d like to be friends with – even if you don’t know their real names. This sensation actually has a name; it’s called the mere-exposure effect. Learn more about it and how it can help your company.

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Topics: Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

3 ways to connect with news media to get earned media

How to reach out to journalists

If you remember the world before social media, then you know that back then, to stay connected meant to be in touch personally. Being connected meant sharing experiences and activities together.

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Topics: PR Tips, Inbound Marketing, Shared Media, 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

PR and pageantry: Earned, shared, and owned media

When I started competing in pageants at the age of 16, I had no idea the skills I would learn and the professional development I would experience. I was initially drawn to competing because I thought it would be a great opportunity, and I’d get to dress up and have my hair and makeup done. Then, I figured I’d take the crown home, having completed my duties. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Topics: Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

PR for beginners

Every company needs PR to build trust, increase sales, and more

What is public relations?

The world revolves around relationships. Every company has relationships with its customers, shareholders, and employees as well as the public. Without these relationships, business would cease to exist. So, what does public relations have to do with relationships?

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Topics: Public Relations, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

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