Kate Moss once said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” This quote was one of the most popular memes of 2016. Young girls and women alike have posted and retweeted this as “fitness” inspiration. Unfortunately, this quote is not the only form of unwarranted, unhealthy physical propaganda; especially within the social media sphere. Continue reading
In today’s world, digital marketing is an absolute must. Luckily for all digital and social media platforms, this is no big secret to brands. Unfortunately for brands, finding a way to stand out in the digital and social sphere is hard. No matter the size of the company, whether you’re Nike or a Dallas local doughnut shop, these online media platforms have paved the way for affordable marketing. It has become so easy to reach more people than ever. Specifically, millennials.
Yes. The rumors are true. According to Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s beloved CEO, Snapchat has revealed its Snap Spectacles. The spectacles will be released in the fall of 2016 in three blooming colors: black, teal or coral. These snazzy new sunglasses aren’t just cool because of their futuristic design. Oh no. These spectacles take videotaping to a whole new level. Continue reading
In the multi-faceted, ever-changing world of technology, social media is only a small part of this intricate system. However, many brands have noticed this small area’s power within marketing. Due to the technological world’s unfamiliarity with social media, any new techniques or ideas are considered fair game.
Although this Wild West of marketing has little to no rules nor regulations, concepts such as copywriting have been called into the social media debate. Specifically between Snapchat and Instagram. Continue reading
Although advertising and public relations both fall on the same side of clients’ balance sheets as staff functions, they have lived in separate offices for many years. Each of them produces media; however, they usually differ.
There are many differences between advertising and public relations that make them unique. A paid source of media is advertising. Advertising provides a guarantee that the client’s goods or services will be placed in the publics’ eye. Advertising’s complete creative control makes the messages targeted and purposeful. An earned source of media is public relations. The media and its viewers hold the lifespan of the organic content produced by public relations. Continue reading
How do you want to receive your news about the upcoming presidential election? You can watch the news and debates on TV, or you may read the newspaper for your daily update. Now, you can also turn to social media to learn more about it. As the election approaches, social media has been improving political campaigns. Continue reading
Creating a content calendar for your Twitter account will make it much easier to plan, implement, and improve your social media strategy. Planning out your tweets will also help in efforts to build your audience and provide quick updates, relevant company or industry news, and immediate responses to costumers’ concerns about products or content.
Tweeting regularly is critical to growing your presence on Twitter and establishing your company’s brand. Creating a content calendar will help you get in the habit of tweeting daily. It will also help you plan out your tweets in advance so that you can provide your audience with compelling, new content in each message you post.
As mentioned above, when making your tweet calendar, focus on creating quality content and developing a regular cadence. This consistency will help your followers learn when and what content to expect from you, and it will help maximize your engagement.
For example, plan out when to post tweets dealing with promotions. By posting exclusive deals and discounts, you will be able to build follower loyalty. Also, plan out a time to respond to costumers’ questions and reviews, allowing for the real-time engagement you need in order to build brand awareness on the social media platform. You might also want to dedicate one day of the week to posts that focus on the people that help your business run smoothly–maybe a photo of employees hard at work or having fun together at a company function.
Additionally, creating a content calendar allows you to examine what kind of content is most popular with your audience. You can plan for the future by making regular adjustments to the content of your tweets in order to further the dialogue with your followers and appeal to their interests.
Presidential campaigns spend millions of dollars each year on radio and television ads, but for the 2016 election this money is a waste. Presidential Candidates must look to social media for rankings, free advertisement, analytics, fundraising, public feedback and opinion, engage with young voters, and immediate response to controversy.
More voters are receiving their news from social media and the 2016 presidential candidates are taking advantage of this medium. Social media is a tool for campaigns to reach out to Millennials and gain momentum in the polls and recognition in the news. Twitter has become imperative for candidates to use to gain the public eye and attention of potential voters.
No longer do you see people listening to their Walkman’s when running down the street. That’s because the days of buying CD’s is long gone. Today, there are millions of songs available to download for free online. Streaming music has taken over due to its continuous inflow of new tracks and the fact that you pay nothing to add it to your most current playlist. Digital music is dominating the music business, from professional musicians to radio broadcasters. Continue reading
It’s a fact, couples share. They share food, laughter, experiences and smiles. But does sharing a password to your email and social media accounts sound ethical? Well, many already do and this trend is continuing to grow. Today, many couples use digital communication and technology in order to enhance their relationships. In other words, digital technology has become a dominant force in the communication between partners. Continue reading
Say goodbye to Toys-R-Us, with technology advancing at the speed of light, the young generation is resorting to touchscreen devices to play with “toys”. As more devices offer free toy apps, toddlers are replacing toys with touchscreens. Children are no longer begging their parents to buy them the newest beanie baby or cabbage patch doll, it’s all about the iPad. Traditional toys are moving their way out of the clutter in the playroom. Continue reading
With the viral world of technology at our fingertips, organizations need to have a crisis communication plan since the social media world is uncontrollable.
What’s the next biggest trend in the digital world?
The e-Book. GovDelivery, the leading public communication solution that offers an automated e-mail and digital subscription management platform to government, announced the availability of “What’s Next,” a complimentary e-book that identifies key trends in digital communications. GovDelivery enables government organizations to connect with more people, and get those people to take action. More than 1,000 government organizations use their communications platform to reach over 60 million people. GovDelivery shares tips and strategies for public sector communicators to capitalize on these trends to achieve mission results.
Face-to-Face Communication Across the WorldDue to popularity and high demand, social networking platforms are constantly evolving. With products such as Skype and Facetime, we can virtually travel and communicate with anyone in the world in a matter of seconds.
The social media platform Klout is having a big week. It is being purchased by Lithium Technologies, a social customer service company for $100 million. If you didn’t already know, Klout is a website and mobile application that uses social media analytics to rank its users based on their social media usage. Its business focuses on a score 1-100 using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Instagram, and Wikipedia to create the Klout Score. Over the past several years, Klout has undergone a bit of criticism regarding a tech analyst. It was understood that he had a higher Klout score than President Barack Obama. Critics have also argued that a Klout score devalues the authenticity of online communication. The founder of Klout, Joe Fernandez created the social media platform due to his inability to speak after jaw surgery. Consequently, relying on Facebook and Twitter to communicate…the irony. Continue reading
Social Media Satisfies Consumers Wants
With today’s technology and popularity of social media, organizations are able to create specific messages tailored to the individual rather than the masses. Consumers are statistically shown to appreciate the individualized marketing that brands and organizations have started using.
Has the blue bird lost its wings?
Today, the world of communications is expanding at a rapid pace. With more and more social media trends out there, Twitter is slowly moving out of the limelight. As its stock price just plummeted by 18%, people are worried because users aren’t signing up like they used to. Followers on Twitter are no longer interested in what you had for dinner or what airport you are delayed in. Created to be used for news and media updates, Twitter has become a target for patronization. Continue reading
Parody Accounts vs. Real Accounts — the ultimate battle of the wits on social media. Companies should not only take notice, but take notes as parodies begin to gain more popularity than the accounts they mock.
Entertaining legions of twitter followers, these satire accounts have no trouble getting laughs but not everyone is in on the joke. Most companies are in the dark when it comes to social media, and the real joke will be on them if they don’t step up their Twitter game.
Parody accounts are one of Twitter’s most distinctive features. On this social media network you can virtually have any username to your liking, unlike on Google Plus and Facebook. Due to Twitter’s relaxed rules on parody and satire, these accounts have become the most celebrated form of poking fun at others.
Arby’s won the battle of the hat and the twitter feed.
In today’s digital world there is a constant battle of not only being the most creative, but also being able to think quick on your feet and take advantage of any opportunities thrown your way. This last Sunday at the Grammys, Arby’s did just that. Arby’s became an excellent example for communications professionals about how to jump into a digital conversation and stand out among the rest.
Nextdoor is a free social networking app on a mission to bring back a sense of community to neighborhoods around the world. This app allows individuals in the same neighborhood to communicate easily with their neighbors about anything from barbeques to local crime.