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The social media news desk: The big earned media opportunity your PR is missing

Traditional public relations isn’t working anymore. Fewer Americans rely on TV news, while nearly half of all U.S. adults get their news from Facebook, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center. PR professionals must adapt to the ever-changing social and digital age. Here’s the opportunity most PR pros and their PR agencies are missing: the social media news desk.

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Topics: Pitch, Shared Media, Earned media, Owned media

Facebook tests new rating system for business pages

Why customer reviews on social media are more important than ever

Today, almost everyone has a Facebook account. For companies, this means huge opportunities to connect with audiences, promote products and services, and gain reviews. Facebook’s review system has become a respected source for online reviews over the years. We’ve recently learned that Facebook may have a new rating system in the works that could change the way it calculates review scores. Here’s what we know.

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Topics: ReviewMaxer, Online Review Management, Shared Media

Turn your earned media pitches into shared and owned media content to get more visibility

3 tools we recommend to create the content you’ll use to pitch

Most news outlets have a social media or digital desk, and they’re always looking for great content to publish. Turn a news release into a short video or infographic – or grab the reporter’s attention with a corresponding GIF. News outlets are more likely to publish high-quality content on their social media platforms, and the results are often even greater than TV or newspaper (earned media) coverage. Think about it: Social media coverage has the potential of reaching thousands and even millions of people. Your local TV station’s 6 p.m. segment might not.

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

8 easy steps to perform a social media audit

Use these steps to evaluate how well your social media strategy is working

A social media audit is an evaluation of what’s working and what’s not working with your social media strategy and what you can improve. Additionally, it takes inventory of all your accounts, messages, and materials and their reach. It functions within a communications audit to measure the success of the messages your company sends out.

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Topics: Social Media, Shared Media

6 ways to engage journalists on social media

In order to earn media coverage for your company, it’s important to have good relationships with reporters. Axia Public Relations compiled 15 insider tips for earning media coverage for your company, and engaging a reporter on social media is tip No. 2. Engagement is key in establishing and building working relationships with journalists.

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Topics: PR Tips, Shared Media, Earned media

3 reasons why a social media plan is necessary

With all the fuss about engaging content, companies look to communications professionals for guidance as to how they can use content to advance brand awareness, image, and public perception. Even though a handful of YouTube sensations earn unexpected and almost accidental viral success, effective, long-term social marketing requires planning and forethought.

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Topics: Social Media, Shared Media

Add Google Pixel Retargeting to your website

What’s Google Pixel Retargeting?

Google Analytics is a free analytics service that helps you measure your company’s advertising ROI as well as track video and social networking sites and applications. Google Pixel Retargeting is really a Google Analytics tracking code snippet placed on your website that enables you to track the visitors to your site and generate reports that help you with your marketing.

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Topics: Social Media, ESO, Shared Media

The 2%: You’re talking to yourself and why no one likes your social media posts

Many industry analysts agree that organic reach for company Facebook Pages is now as low as 2%, and some speculate it’s even lower (without sponsoring those posts). You must pay to play.

If you aren’t boosting your company’s social media posts, you’re just talking to yourself. You’re barely reaching your target audience and your social media engagement is low. It’s challenging to increase social reach and engagement, and ever-changing algorithms make it more so.

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Topics: Social Media, Investment, PESO, Shared Media

3 tips to improve your content marketing

Companies today are investing more energy and time on content creation and delivery. The volume of information flung at people daily can be staggering, if not paralyzing. Social media platforms continue to hone algorithms to deliver desired content, while attempting to box out the noise. For some companies, this is an obstacle. For others, an opportunity.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Online Public Relations, Shared Media

How to use Facebook pixel

Learn what a Facebook pixel is and how you can implement it for your company

If you use Facebook ads for your clients, Facebook pixel is a helpful tool. Facebook pixel is code for your website that helps you track conversions, remarket, create audiences and run more effective ads. Fine-tuning your customers’ target markets just got so much easier.

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Topics: Social Media, Facebook, Shared Media

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