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Ephemerality Driving 'Dark Social'

Fri, May 26, 2017

By Editorial Staff

PRSA BostonSpeaking at PRSA Boston’s annual social media summit, DraftKing’s director of social marketing, Josh Karpf, theorized that ephemerality is driving the growth of “dark social,” or private messaging shared outside of trackable media.

Best Practice for Crisis Management on Social Media

Fri, May 19, 2017

By Yang Cheng

Yang ChengYang Cheng, assistant professor of public relations at North Carolina State University, has created an “interactive crisis communication” model for scholars and practitioners in the field of public relations.

Why Executive Commentary on Social Media Matters

Tue, May 9, 2017

By Cynthia Isaac

Cynthia IsaacThe emergence of executive commentary on social media provides a much-needed venue for leaders to share their perspectives on critical issues in a transparent fashion.

Weber Shandwick Teams Up with Storyful

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick has established a venture with News Corp.’s Storyful unit to unveil a first-of-its-kind digital content service offering titled Cognitive Context.

Taylor Uses Turtles for Guinness Spot

Fri, Apr. 14, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Guinness Draught - Worth the WaitTwo live tortoises were employed by Taylor to generate excitement for a series of limited-edition cans for Guinness Draught beer.

Social Media Turns 10

Fri, Apr. 7, 2017

By Rory Schaff

Rory Schaff It’s been a decade since social networks opened up business for brands, and communications agencies began adding social media to their list of services. Social media's evolution and its role in PR since 2007 can teach us a great deal about what the industry might also have in store for us in the next 10 years.

A Playbook to Win the Content Marketing Game

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017

By Lindsey Goebel

Lindsey GoebelDeveloping effective content is as much an art as it is a science, and it’s paramount for brands working in content marketing spaces to have a process and a plan in place.

Online Engagement Absent Among U.S. CEOs

Tue, Mar. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Weber ShandwickCEOs have largely come around on social media, but most still aren’t engaging with audiences online, according to a report that gauged the sociability of U.S. executives.

Social Media Still Ignored by Many Small Businesses

Fri, Mar. 10, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Social MediaA survey of U.S. small business owners by B2B ratings firm Clutch shows 24 percent don’t use any form of social media, and 8 percent are unlikely to in the future.

Desktop, Laptop Internet Access Declines

Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

eMarketerA growing number of Americans are accessing the Internet solely through mobile devices, according to new report by eMarketer.

Snapchat Makes a Big Bet With IPO

Mon, Feb. 6, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian  Snapchat's parent company filed paperwork hoping to bring in $3 billion for its initial public offering. The site has name recognition and good market placement, but its financial performance doesn't offer the vote of confidence investors are looking for.

Social Ad Spends Skyrocketed in 2016

Tue, Jan. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

4CBrands spent 65 percent more on social media advertising in 2016 than the year prior, according to a new report by data science and media technology company 4C Insights.

Brands Failing to Engage Consumers Online

Thu, Sep. 29, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Kantar TNS Brands are struggling to engage consumers online, according to findings in a recent survey of global digital behaviors by Kantar TNS. (2 reader comments)