Working with Influencers #ViralChat Q&A

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#viralchat is a Twitter chat hosted by Post Planner on Thursday at 9 pm ET. Last night's  topic was working with influencers.  Here are the questions and my expanded answers. Q1:  Why are influencers important to a business wanting to grow a Twitter presence? A1:  Let's first define an influencer - if you have influence it means that you can create an effect, you can … [Read more...]

Social Networks Embrace the Demand for Video

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  We are a visual species. 93% of communication is non -verbal. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words: our brains process image elements simultaneously. We think in pictures. Our minds react differently to visual stimuli. Studies have shown clearly that for quick, clear communication, visuals trump text almost every time. For years it was difficult to use images … [Read more...]

How to Use Twitter in Media Relations

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The Internet has changed the way we connect and communicate - not just with one another, but also with the media. Writing a press release and posting it on the wire doesn't get you media coverage anymore. In fact, according to the 2015 Cision Social Journalism Study, only 6% of PR pros still do that. Journalists are very active in social media and Twitter in particular. Most … [Read more...]

Social Media Mistakes

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The 2015 PRESSfeed/SNCR Media Trends report shows that almost 100% of companies - large and small - are using some form of social media marketing. The problem is, not all of them are doing it right. LACK OF STRATEGY Probably the biggest, and most costly, mistake is to just jump in and start posting content on social sites without a plan. Social media is like any other … [Read more...]