State of the Media 2017 | PR & Earned Media

State of the Media 2017

It should come as no surprise that the Cision 2017 State of the Media report highlights the erosion of trust in the mainstream media. Although the public and marketing executives still rank earned media above owned or paid, there is a growing perception, even amongst journalists, that the media is struggling to maintain that position of trust. How does this affect PR? “The … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Using Facebook Live to Build an Audience

Facebook Live streaming video

Live video streaming is all the rage.  Facebook has the largest digital audience, so Facebook Live is the obvious choice to reach and engage almost any audience. If you’re a one-man-brand, a small business or a large concern, this technology can boost your marketing and digital PR efforts. Facebook suggests you just press the Live button and start broadcasting.  And you can … [Read more...]

The Future of Twitter

The Future of Twitter

  The one thing you can rely on in Social Media is that there will be change.  Each year new networks pop up and some go away. The major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) have been fairly stable for the past five or six years.  That might be about to change -Twitter just reported a dismal Q4 for 2016: 16 cents per share on revenue of $717 million. This … [Read more...]

5 Digital PR Tips to Boost Your Business

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  Every business should have a growth strategy. Without strategic planning it’s a hit-and-miss operation. Digital PR can play an important role in that strategy. Here are five good PR actions you can implement right away: Twitter lists: A quick and easy way to tap into your audiences’ conversations is Twitter lists.  Create a list for influencers, brand advocates … [Read more...]

PR Insights from the 2017 Trust Barometer

trust lessons for PR

  The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has some interesting data for PR practitioners. These are the top 10 insights from the report: Trust in Authorities is Eroding Worldwide.  Trust in business, government, NGOs and the media all declined this year. Trust in media is now at an all time low. The Trust Gap Widens. The measure of trust between the well-informed … [Read more...]