As I sit here trying to write about my college experience at SMU, it’s challenging to fathom that it’s over. Four years, that’s 1460 days, have flown by in the blink of an eye.Continue reading
Millions of jobs have been lost in recent months due to the current pandemic. Consequently, the job market has seemingly come to a screeching halt. Uncertain and confused, we are all wondering whether we should continue to search or put on the breaks. Just because the hiring process is at a pause, doesn’t mean you must stop everything also. In fact, this is the time to put it in gear and set yourself up for success. Here are a few tips to navigate the hiring processes new normal.Continue reading
Staying productive during quarantine is very difficult. For many people, working from home is not the norm. There are so many distractions at home, making it almost impossible to stay productive. But it’s time to accept that working from home is our new normal for the time being. Here are a few tips to help you stay productive!Continue reading
In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic forced almost all non-essential businesses in all industries to stop. One industry being the public relations field. PR professionals rely on social media now more than ever to communicate with their publics. This blog will cover how social media aids in communicating with the public during the coronavirus.Continue reading
Food bloggers or “foodies” have taken the social media world by storm. This is understandable because who doesn’t love food? A “foodie” is someone who has an intense love for trying and finding new food and consider it a hobby. Food bloggers inform us of the latest hotspots, easy recipes, and what the latest must-haves are from Trader Joes. Since there are so many food bloggers on social media platforms, it’s essential to understand how to make your page stand out.Continue reading
The influencer marketing campaign tactic has transformed how brands communicate with their target audiences. An influencer marketing campaign is when a company partners with influential people to promote a product to their followers on social media. This type of marketing isn’t necessarily new, but as of recent, it’s becoming the norm.
Before a company hops on the bandwagon in joining influencer marketing, it’s essential to know what makes them successful. Here are a few tips for creating a successful influencer marketing campaign.Continue reading
TikTok is a social media app that has taken the Internet by storm. This app lets users post short lip-synced, music, talent, or comedy videos up to 15 seconds long for millions of users to see. In 2017, a new version of the app Musical.ly hit the market, and TikTok was born. If your company’s target audience includes anyone between the ages of 13 and 30, you need to be an expert on TikTok.Continue reading
Content creators have become huge on Instagram. These creators are “responsible for the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media.” Becoming a successful Instagram content creator isn’t as hard as people may think. Successful Instagrams aren’t solely based on follower count. An essential aspect of becoming an influential account is having an engaged audience and quality content. Producing striking media will enhance the story you are trying to tell your audience. Remember that content creation is the visual aspect of storytelling and how you create deeper connections with your followers. Here are a few tips to help you become a successful Instagram content creator.Continue reading
Social networking channels are becoming more important to public relations professionals each day. Being in the this industry requires a deep understanding of social media channels. They help with client relationships, two-way communication, reputation management and much more. Each social networking channel is unique, and the platforms should be used for a specific purpose.
Here is a how to guide outlining the intended uses of the four main social networking channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Social Channel: Facebook
Facebook is the top social networking channel for all ages except Gen Z. It is meant to be a conversational platform. Because of this, Facebook allows PR practitioners to easily engage with their audience. By crafting posts that include high-quality images, links, and videos, a company can participate in two-way engagement with their audience.
PR Mention broke down the key features that will engage audiences. For example, Facebook has leverage capabilities such as groups, mentions, a donate button for a call to action and fundraising, and Facebook Professional Services that will assist PR strategies.
Social Channel: Twitter
Twitter is a social channel focused on microblogging and social networking, where users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. The application is a valuable channel for when a company needs to release information quickly. With a max of 280 words per post, Twitter forces users to get the message across without any fluff. Twitter is a place to showcase a company’s personality through witty tweets and user engagement.
Tweets are quick thoughts, which makes it acceptable to post often and more frequently. It’s excellent for all types of announcements, upcoming events, introducing a new product and breaking news. One way users increase audience engagement is through live-tweeting. Companies can give their followers an inside look into any event by live-tweeting the experience. Because this is an up to the minute information platform, it’s acceptable to regularly post.
Adding hashtags to a tweet will instantly grow the reach of your account to a larger audience. They are an easy way to track what the audience is saying about your company. Twitter has software that makes it easy for a user to research what clients, competitors, and media are tweeting.
Social Channel: Instagram
Instagram is a social networking channel that creates high engagement with audiences. This network should contain a balance of fun, personal and promotional content. PR professionals should use eye-catching visuals. Such visuals create awareness, promote an event, live stream behind the scenes, generate conversation about the company or brand. Instagram is all about user engagement to increase your reach. One way to do this is through following, liking and tagging relevant accounts.
Instagram can be used as a powerful sales tool by showcasing a new product or its client’s offerings. PR professionals should capitalize on the use of social media influencers to reach a new client base. According to B2C online, some of the most successful Instagram campaigns have utilized influencers. A company’s Instagram account creates insights and engagement statistics showing valuable research that is useful for companies to grow their online presence.
Social Channel: LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a strictly professional social networking channel that presents the latest business information. A company can highlight the client’s experiences, share valuable company news, connect with new clients and gain industry insights. Users on LinkedIn are looking for reliable information, not opinion-based pieces. Company pages have a feature to create tabs that will emphasize product offerings through pictures, videos and links. By joining LinkedIn Groups, a company can gain insight into specific industries or generate new contacts.
Understanding the intended use of each social networking channel will ensure the best engagement with the intended audience. Because these channels are based on the latest trends, news, and constant advances in social media technology, it’s essential to keep up with the newest features offered. For more helpful tips, visit PR Mention!