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FTC Social Media Ruling Puts Businesses on Alert

It’s no secret that the FTC has been monitoring brand usage of social media.

The hammer finally fell when the FTC ruled last week that companies and agencies utilizing social media must include disclaimers. This is regardless of the…

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Added by sara callahan on December 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Content Marketing Strategy: How to Create a Winning Company Blog

Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.

 

There…

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Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Did Facebook Just Bring Down The Hammer on Brand Content?

In the past, a business could increase per post reach on Facebook simply by creating unique and engaging quality content. That has now changed and, for the most part, ads are the only real posts creating any significant reach. Organic posts on Facebook pages have seen reach drop into the 1-2 percent range, down…

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Added by sara callahan on November 10, 2014 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

Don’t Kill The Messenger

Customer complaints happen. No matter how much a business wants to provide great customer service, there are times when the dominos aren’t lined up exactly right. The chain breaks somewhere, preventing the last domino from falling. For the most part, customers understand that businesses aren’t perfect. It certainly…

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Added by sara callahan on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Proactive PR & the NFL?

While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that…

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Added by sara callahan on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves.

Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however,…

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Added by sara callahan on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Stop Using Public Relations as Advertising

Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…

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Added by sara callahan on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Social Media: When Marketing Becomes Mocketing

Social media can be a tricky thing...

Finding and publishing content that a business’s audience will both enjoy and interact with can be challenging. And as Facebook exposure for business pages is increasingly diminishing, businesses are more…

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Added by sara callahan on August 27, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Content Marketing – What’s Your Strategy?

Things change. There’s no getting around that.

The most effective marketing strategy in the world can be rendered ineffective in a day by an algorithm change. Or your thriving Facebook page could become a ghost town due to the monetization of Facebook. The only constant in the world is people’s…

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Added by sara callahan on August 13, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!

As a PR professional, my primary goal is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, I did a little research on how dealers perceive vendors and their…

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Added by sara callahan on July 16, 2014 at 5:00am — 66 Comments

Why Speeling and Grandma Is Impotent

When writing content – whether that content is a short, social media post or blog article, or a full-length feature article – form is just as important as the content itself.

Proper spelling and grammar can dictate whether your content is received well or…

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Added by sara callahan on June 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Is Tesla’s Open Sourcing of Its Technology Simply Brilliant PR?

Last week, Tesla Motor’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced via the Tesla Blog that Telsa would be making its technology available to any…

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Added by sara callahan on June 18, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

How Social Media Can Affect Your B2B Opportunities

Just like any business, I have potential clients that I reach out to in an effort to see whether my services are a good fit. Recently, a potential client, who I had been talking to but hadn’t heard from in a little bit, suddenly “liked” one of my posts on my personal Facebook profile. While this does happen occasionally, I…

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Added by sara callahan on May 28, 2014 at 4:51am — 2 Comments

Perception Matters: 3 Tips for Always Looking Your Best.

In a heartbreaking video titled “The Importance of Appearances,” a social experiment unfolds that sets up the same scenario with two very different people.

In the first scenario, we see a person dressed as a homeless man collapse in the middle of a busy sidewalk, as if he were ill, and…

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Added by sara callahan on May 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

How Facebook Newswire Could Transform Your Content Marketing

Last Thursday, Facebook Launched Facebook Newswire

In partnership with Storyful, a social media content verifier and aggregator, Facebook has entered the business of delivering news to…

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Added by sara callahan on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Facebook Confirms Reduced Page Exposure Is Because Your Content Sucks

It’s been widely reported by social media experts that organic reach for Facebook pages has plummeted in the past 6 months; from as high as 15%, to the current 1-2%.  As a public company, Facebook has a need to appease its shareholders by monetizing its platform as much as possible.…

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Added by sara callahan on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

The Selfie That Broke Records

Unless you’ve been living in a box for the past couple weeks, you’d undoubtedly heard about the now infamous selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Academy Awards. Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the show, took a moment to compose a selfie in the audience with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie, amongst others. She then proceeded to ask viewers to retweet it. The results were…

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Added by sara callahan on March 12, 2014 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

When Good Content Turns Bad

The growing importance of content marketing is clear; small businesses that post unique and relevant blogs, videos, press releases and social media on the Internet can gain significant competitive advantage in their industries. Increased web visibility, more visitors to websites, improved SEO rankings…

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Added by sara callahan on February 26, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Content Marketing: What’s Good for the Goose…

Content marketing and exposure are becoming increasingly important in digital marketing and today’s race for eyeballs. In the automotive space, there are many companies that do great jobs marketing and optimizing exposure for dealerships through websites, search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per…

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Added by sara callahan on February 19, 2014 at 7:55am — 6 Comments

Target’s Crisis Management Failure In the Wake of Data Breach

Target’s massive data breach, which caused an estimated 40 million credit and debit cards to be compromised during the holiday period, will end up costing them more than just headaches. Target first became aware of the breach a week prior to announcing the breach to the public. This slow response time imperiled…

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Added by sara callahan on January 8, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments

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