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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: Shared Media, PR Tips

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: Earned media, Shared Media, Owned media, ESO

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: Inbound Marketing, Owned media, Shared Media, PR Tips

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: Influencer Marketing, Shared Media, Owned media

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: Earned media, Shared 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, Earned media, Owned media, Shared Media

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

3 reasons to use Facebook groups to promote your company

Why your organization should have a Facebook group

Facebook groups have become part of our daily Facebook use, and most people belong to multiple groups. While Facebook groups are extremely useful in general, they have a huge impact when you use them in your marketing strategy along with your company’s business page. Here are three reasons why.

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Topics: Shared Media, Facebook, PR Tips

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