Social Media Editorial Calendar – Tips For Creating One

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Once you’ve selected the right social media channels for your company’s online communication strategy, it’s time to think about the type of content you want to share. Keeping your channels regularly updated with fresh and interesting content will be important going forward, as those channels will serve as the hub for your content marketing activity.

Let me preface that content creation is a major undertaking that requires a lot of time, energy and thoughtful input—especially when you have several social media accounts to manage. If you want to be at the top of your social media game, I suggest creating a social media editorial calendar for each channel you operate. This simple, yet effective tool will serve as the playbook for your social media strategy. Here’s my advice to help you get started:

Brand Social Media Policies As Learned From Athlete Errors

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As Twitter and Facebook become engrained into the lives of more people every day, companies are being pressed to draw lines in the sand. Establishing brand social media policies is not just a suggestion, but a necessity, in a day and age where one person’s poor judgment can transform public perception of his or her employer.

While every industry has examples of employees behaving badly, perhaps no set of workers have their digital comments under higher scrutiny than professional athletes. As teams continue to try to find a balance between allowing their prized employees to feel comfortable and still have defined brand social media policies that protect their interests, so, too, do companies looking to tiptoe the fine line between expectations and rules.

Identity Receives 3 Honorable Mentions in PR Daily 2013 Digital PR Awards

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Hope you don’t mind, but we’re taking a break from our typical PR/marketing/social media/creative content to share recent recognition we’ve received that we’re very proud of. We may be in the business of helping companies share important messages and spread news to various audiences, but every so often, we like to highlight accomplishments from our agency, too!

Email Marketing Design & Development Tips That Lead to Success

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Email marketing is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways of getting your company’s message in front of a wide range of people. One major advantage to this method is that e-blasts tend to live longer than social media content, often because e-blasts are more thorough, frequently revisited and forwarded. You’re also able to cover a lot more info and utilize a more dynamic, customized presentation.

These advantages come with a bit of a catch. Email marketing can be finicky. Since email programs don’t update technology as often or as extensively as Web browsers, developing an e-blast that works can prove to be a little tougher than what you may have learned in an HTML crash course. There are a few rules of thumb on both the development and design side of e-blast creation that are important to incorporate when developing any type of e-marketing program.

Strategic Public Relations For Commercial Real Estate Firms

Posted by in Marketing, Media Relations.

A strategic marketing and public relations plan can make a significant impact on your commercial real estate firm. By engaging in a strategy focused on brand awareness and reputation, any real estate organization and its leadership team can become a trusted and relevant media source. A well-defined and successfully executed strategy can also bring additional business opportunities, including new leads.

Public Relations Advice For New Professionals

Posted by in Communication Advice, Media Relations.

As a public relations professional, now a partner after having started as an account assistant at Identity nine years ago, I’ve learned invaluable lessons, heard great public relations advice and lived the ups and downs of building a career in this challenging field. I started thinking more about this topic after a great event we… Read more »