Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Twitter’s Biggest Ecommerce Move: The Buy Button

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

Hold the breaking news tweets and the flitter of media updates that flood your Twitter stream. Last week, Twitter made one of the biggest moves it’s ever made in ecommerce. Twitter is officially testing a “Buy” button, letting you buy something directly from a tweet. It’s about to get even easier to shop on your mobile device.

Twitter said in a statement on their blog, “Users will get access to offers and merchandise they can’t get anywhere else and can act on them right in the Twitter apps for Android and iOS; sellers will gain a new way to turn the direct relationship they build with their followers into sales.”

Want To Be On The Winning PR Team? 5 Lessons From Fantasy Football

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Alexa Manocchio | No Comments

With football season right around the corner and fantasy football on the minds of many pigskin enthusiasts, it’s a great time to take a look at what we can learn from this virtual gridiron to end up on the winning team.

1. Know Your Stats
Week after week, you’re faced with decisions about who to slot as your starting quarterback or which running back to put up against your opposition’s defense. The best way to make the dream team each week is to look at the stats. Do your research. This is no different in the PR world. You must do your research and find the perfect fit. Whether that is deciding which publication to reach out to with an exclusive or identifying which reporter would give your pitch a second look (Using Analytics to Drive Your Public Relations Strategy).

Blogging and Brands: Five Takeaways from BlogHer 2014

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by Samantha McGarry | No Comments


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Over the last ten years, blogging and social media have provided women with a platform for communication, self-expression, activism, community and revenue. During this time, blogging platforms evolved, smartphones became ubiquitous, social media became second nature and brands, businesses and even politicians realized the influence of women and blogging.

Twitter Introduces Organic Tweet Analytics

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

This week, Twitter announced an analytics dashboard specifically for organic tweets.  There is already a dashboard for measuring Promoted Tweets, but now for the first time, advertisers, Twitter card publishers and verified users can see how the tweets they haven’t paid for are doing – in real-time.

Organic Twitter analytics dashboard:

With the new Twitter dashboard you can:

  • See how your tweets are performing in real time.
  • Compare impressions (times a tweet is viewed by anyone on Twitter web and Android or iOS apps, including logged-out users), total engagements and Retweets month over month.
  • Use the tweet details page to see how many Retweets, replies, favorites, follows, link clicks and embedded media clicks each Tweet received.
  • Export your tweet performance metrics into a CSV file, which now includes both organic and promoted data.

Putting Out Fires — 6 Tips for Taking Control of a Crisis

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by Heather Bliss | No Comments

It will happen to all of us at one stage or another; a news flash appears in your Google Alerts, a tweet shows up on your Twitter feed, the phone rings in the middle of the night and just like that – you are suddenly operating in full-on crisis mode. All other priorities are on hold and you are 100 percent focused on the pressing situation at hand.

Whether you have a delayed product launch, a major mishap in social media, or you just found out your CEO is involved in scandal; a crisis of any kind can make a communication pro’s heart pound out of his or her chest in anticipation of the impending chain reaction.

When to Consider Twitter Ads and the Difference Between Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

In marketing and public relations, we often hear from companies who wonder, “Why aren’t my Twitter followers increasing? Why is it taking so long to reach 1,000 followers?” While there are many valuable ways to organically grow your Twitter followers and increase engagement, sometimes a little money can go a long way by using Twitter Ads to help grow your followers and engagement.

Which ad should you run? A Promoted Account or Promoted Tweet?

There are two types of Twitter Ads:  Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets. Both great for increasing brand awareness but they have separate use cases.

Steps to Social Media Success: Part Two – Humanize Your Content

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Danielle Laurion | No Comments

Do you acknowledge breaking news? Do you add personality or pop culture? Are you joining the conversation or only pushing out content? These are the questions you should ask yourself to help humanize your content. In this second post on tips to increasing social media engagement, I’ll cover how to humanize your content, how to not sound like a robot and the importance of knowing your brand’s industry on social media. No one likes someone who only talks about themselves so why should you do the same thing on social media?

Are you a networking superstar? See How You Rank with LinkedIn’s newest tool

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Laura Maas | No Comments

We all know that to be successful in social networking one must share killer content, have an interesting point of view and engage with others to really make a splash. This week, LinkedIn reminded everyone that using their platform isn’t an exception to the rule as the company unrolled How You Rank.

How You Rank is an added feature to the popular Who’s Viewed Your Profile tool, which lets you see who is checking out your professional chops. Now, with the addition of How You Rank, you can finally see how you stack up against others in your network in terms of profile views.

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