As social media, especially Facebook, has become nearly universal for web users, sites like Craigslist, which used to be the place to go for just about anything, have somewhat faded from prominence. But that hasn’t stopped people from pointing fingers at Craigslist when they’re looking for someone to blame for the slow decline of certain print media outlets.
Craigslist Founder, Craig Newmark, has long maintained his site is not responsible for the less prominent position of print media. Now, Newmark is putting money … READ MORE »
For many recording artists, controversy is a razor’s edge. Provocative lyrics and stage shows can capture headlines and dominate news cycles, which is almost always great for album sales. Then there’s the other side of the edge… the kind of controversy that creates headlines that can doom album sales. Kanye West is no stranger to either kind of controversy. From interrupting Taylor Swift during an award show to wowing critics and music fans with his production skills and wit, West lives on razor’s edge … READ MORE »
Content marketing has changed dramatically since the days of 300-word blog posts and half-baked articles. In the past, a company could post a handful of blogs once a month and easily get to the top of the Google search results. Now, attracting the attention and loyalty of customers is much harder.
In an attempt to deal with the complexity of the content marketing journey, a lot of businesses have begun to churn out more content as quickly as possible – hoping … READ MORE »
For social media users and marketers who no longer want to see pictures of cats and coffees on their news feed, there’s a new feature rolling out. Instagram, the visual social platform owned by Facebook, just announced a feature that offers the power to dictate which posts do or don’t show up on a feed. In the weeks ahead, users will be able to remove the posts and stories published by specific accounts on your Instagram feed, without unfollowing anyone.
This “mute” … READ MORE »
Smaller companies that don’t have access to large followings or celebrity endorsements can still make the most out of influencer marketing and PR campaigns. For instance, let’s take a look at a company called Little Sapling Toys. This company began life about ten years ago, selling products on Etsy.com. Their main product was wooden teethers that were finished without any harmful products or toxins.
Little Sapling toys had no huge selection of influencer followers, or celebrities to work with. … READ MORE »
Creating a buzz on your Instagram feed isn’t always easy. There are countless other brands out there trying to earn the attention of the same audience, making it incredibly difficult for companies to establish any kind of sustainable buzz. Fortunately, Instagram influencer marketing could be the answer for those who want to build their presence fast.
While it’s difficult to find official numbers for the amount marketers spend on Instagram followings each year, some studies suggest that companies spent as much … READ MORE »
Fox News host Laura Ingraham is eating crow this week after getting called out for “mocking” outspoken Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg.
Hogg, one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students at the forefront of protests after 17 of his teachers and classmates were gunned down has been the target of a barrage of negative publicity from right-leaning news shows, radio programs and websites since he became one of the ‘faces’ of the student protests.
Ingraham, … READ MORE »
When it comes to creating the perfect brand, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. Even if there was an ultimate guide to branding, the marketplace and its trends change so frequently that it’s difficult to keep ahead of an ever-evolving space. To make sure that they’re constantly connecting with their customers in the most successful way possible, most organisations will need to dedicate some of their time and energy to staying ahead of the trends. Aside from creating a logo that suits the current style, thinking … READ MORE »
Around ten years ago, most customers went to one or two websites when they wanted to find out about a product, then they would consider whether they wanted to buy that product in person, or risk purchasing something online. Twenty years ago, there was no such thing as eCommerce. To learn about a new product, a client would have to see it on television, or advertised on a magazine.
For many modern customers, it’s hard to imagine what life was like when their grandparents … READ MORE »
Email marketing might be an old-fashioned marketing technique for most companies, but it’s in for an overhaul in the coming years thanks to disruptive technology like AI, the blockchain, and more. With solutions like artificial intelligence, learning from campaigns and optimizing email open rates doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or complex process. Instead, AI is finally filling the gap between the offline and online shopping experience by making it easier to personalize connections.
Combine that with things like Blockchain … READ MORE »
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"In the long run it's the daily actions of a brand that determines its overall image."
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Ronn Torossian 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.