How to Avoid a Personal Crisis on Social Media

We are all part of the digital age, and use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to stay connected with our friends and family. However, as professionals, there is a fine line between our personal lives and our work lives when it comes to using social media and how we should conduct ourselves.

In Sarah Skerik’s article, 6 ways to avoid a personal PR crisis on social media, she presents helpful rules to remember that are often neglected. So before you send that tweet or update your status, run through this list to make sure you won’t have a personal PR crisis on your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Facebook Dos and Don’ts for Effective Public Relations

As a communications professional, it is hard to deny the tremendous impact that social media has had on our clients, campaigns and work methods. Facebook is one of the world’s largest social media platforms with an estimated 800 million users. Its reach has motivated companies and PR practitioners to incorporate or create digital media campaigns using Facebook in order to generate “likes,” create a community among consumers and prospects, and manage customer service needs. In the article, “4 Do’s and Don’ts of Using Facebook as a PR Tactic,” PRNews breaks down the best and worst ways to accomplish your Facebook goals.

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Is your company ready to join Social media?

A growing number of companies are informing their target demographics and the general public of relevant news through social and digital media sites. If your company has yet to create a social media account and is hesitant to do so, you may have some great questions that you need answered before you join. Consider the below questions from Danielle M. Cyr, in 5 questions brands should ask before joining social media, before clicking that “sign up” button. Read the rest of this entry »

The Strategy Behind Viral Videos

More and more businesses have started using videos, whether posted on YouTube or the company website, to showcase their talents and expertise. However, with so many videos floating around, how can you ensure that your company’s video goes viral and gains high traffic?

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Networking Necessities – Part One: How to Network Via Social Media

Social networks used to be thought of as a platform for teens to chat with their friends and post the latest gossip. Today, however, individuals of all ages, as well as businesses are seeing the benefits of being active in the social platforms, with one of the largest benefits being network expansion. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the Meebo Bar: Would You Like One Simple Interface?

I don’t know about you, but I spend a good part of my day checking my e-mail, blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and personal website. While this is partly because I want to be active on these sites, a lot of time is wasted logging in to each application. I was in desperate need for one simple interface where I could access and update all of my sites at once. Then, I discovered Meebo. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media is Now AP Style Approved

As a public relations practitioner, I tend to do everything by the book…the AP Stylebook that is. I can’t turn it off, everything I read: menus, brochures, websites, etc. I will find things that go against AP style and my eye begins to twitch. When the communications field enters into new frontiers, AP style tends to follow suit and determine how we should reference these new mediums. Whether it’s the new dot-com era with words like Internet, World Wide Web and website (formerly Web site), or the newest type of media – social media.

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