There’s a reason drafts are becoming some of the most interactive programming in professional sports. The shows are not just about who the teams pick, they’re about uniting the fans and filling the faithful with hope so they will show up for games, buy merchandise, and Talk Talk Talk about “their” team. And this draft gave teams and fans plenty to talk – and argue – about.
In a digital world where consumers expect businesses to be transparent about who they are and what they stand for, companies that send mixed messages make it difficult for consumers to connect with their brands.
Even though every brand has a purpose, not all brands know how to effectively communicate their vision, voice and values to consumers. This is compounded by the fact that most marketers manage more than one social network and simply don’t have the time or resources to create a … READ MORE »
Public relations (PR) at it’s core is designed to manage the spread of information between an individual and an organization – bridge that together with social media and you’ve got yourself a dream team! PR traditionally consist of several different factors such as:
Building brand awareness Creating interest Brand management Stimulating Demand Providing Information
Traditional marketing efforts alone are good; but, when combined with social media advertising, they can propel brands and influencers to achieve heights of success that were previously limited.
What Does Social Media Advertising Consist of?
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Given how consumers are becoming more digital and are demanding more authentic relationships with the brands they love, the value of social media for C-level executives has never been important. From elevating their personal brands to cultivating business relationships to sharing their unique voices with consumers, employees and industry peers, senior executives are finding innovative ways to increase their online visibility and drive engagement.
Become a Thought Leader in The Digital Space
According to a 2015 CEO.com report, 61% of CEOs have no … READ MORE »
In a world flooded with ads and social chatter, brands often face great difficulty in finding their authenticity amidst the noise. Companies like Pepsi and Apple have spent millions in advertising dollars to create an authentic voice and recognizable brand for themselves. And that may be one way to go about it but spending millions of advertising dollars isn’t feasible for everyone.
Finding a brand voice starts with defining what the brand is and is not. And to clarify, companies can sometimes be composed … READ MORE »
Reputation management is no easy feat for any company. In fact, the bigger the company, the less control it seems to have over people’s beliefs about its corporate values and decisions. Need some convincing? Take a look at industry leaders like Wal-Mart and Bank of America, versus smaller competitors like Target and SunTrust. The perception is not the same.
As a result, many companies turn to a more subtle form of brand management, which involves creating new brand ambassadors. These ambassadors are … READ MORE »
The older and more mature public relations becomes, the more it relies on less traditional approaches to getting results. It also relies on connecting more with a younger audience through the use of social media marketing and online campaigns. These ads feature content geared towards a millennial audience.
Cision recently responded to these changes and the growing demand from PR specialists by overhauling its dashboard. The new design makes it easier for newcomers and veterans alike to get results.
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Harper Lee wrote one book and became a national treasure. “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been on just about every English teacher’s “must read” list for decades. Fans loved Lee’s rich characters and embraced the story in print and on film.
Published in 1960, by 2015 HarperCollins reports having sold more than 40 million copies of the book about a girl named Scout growing up in the South during the Depression. When a black man is wrongly accused of rape, Scout’s father, Atticus Finch … READ MORE »
A celebrity spokesperson could be just what you need to get your product in front of the right audience and boost your branding efforts. However, like anything else, there are pros and cons to weigh before you choose a celebrity to market your product and/or services. With that in mind, below are some market trends as they relate to the do and don’ts of hiring a celebrity for branding purposes.
Bombarded with messaging and commercials their entire lives, today’s … READ MORE »
There was a time when no matter where you went, you told the world about in on Foursquare. Well, maybe not you, but millions did. Then Facebook offered its check-in feature, and Foursquare became redundant. Just one more once-popular social app to suffer a precipitous fall from grace.
But, according to press reports, Foursquare refuses to go down without fighting. The firm has announced a major leadership shift. Co-founder Dennis Crowley will step down from CEO duties, handing those over to COO Jeff Glueck. … READ MORE »
“PR is a mix of journalism, psychology, and lawyering - it’s an ever-changing and always interesting landscape.”
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"In the long run it's the daily actions of a brand that determines its overall image."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"Talk isn't cheap - it's undervalued."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"A company that knows itself can capitalize on its strengths and see competitive advantages where other might see weaknesses."Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
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Ronn is the CEO of 5WPR and author of best selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, and a regular contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Insights Wired, Everything-PR and more.