Social Tools On-the-Rise for 2016

In public relations, we always strive to keep on top of the latest social tools and features. But with all the buzz in a saturated industry and new launches seemingly every day, which ones are worth noting? TechAdvisor recently published a piece featuring new social media apps that could rival the traditional dominant players. Here… Continue reading

Social Media Marketing Trends for 2016

The social media landscape is constantly evolving and making a larger impact for marketers year-over-year. A recent Huffington Post article titled, “4 Key Social Media Marketing Trends To Lead The Game in 2016,” points out that social platforms are being introduced as quickly as some are phased out, making the “rules of the game” difficult to manage.

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Why Every Brand Should Value Earned Media

Sandra Fathi, President of Affect, sat down with Doug Simon to analyze the findings of the DSSimon’s Media Influencers Report which shares new statistics and sentiments in the industry, ranging from digital content to communications trends.

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How to Succeed at Social Media: Tips from a Top Airline

Social media is considered an essential part to any communications strategy, especially in today’s digital environment. Forbes contributor, Carmine Gallo, was pleasantly surprised by Cathay Pacific’s responsiveness and personalized interactions that he connected with Dennis Owen, the group manager for social media at Cathay Pacific Airways, to discuss the keys to success.

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How to Reinvigorate Your Company’s LinkedIn Strategy

LinkedIn, when properly executed and engaged with, can be a key platform for a communications program. If you are putting effort into LinkedIn but not seeing the intended results, here are a few tips from Melissa Baratta, Senior Vice President at Affect, to consider.

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8 Tips for Creative Media Relations

While product announcements often gain media coverage, it’s important to also think creatively to further the reach of any communications program. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director of Affect, shares eight tips to creative media relations.

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Why You Should Pay to Promote Your Content

In today’s media environment, good content doesn’t necessarily make it to the top on its own merit – often times, it takes a bit of promotion to give it the lift it needs. With some financial backing, the content your company produces can go a long way. In this video, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares key factors to achieving success with promoted content, including how to get it in front of the right audience at the right time.

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How to Navigate a Tradeshow

While navigating a tradeshow, whether for a client or for your own company, it is important to maximize the benefits of attending by setting up interviews, attending sessions and networking throughout. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, shares key strategic tips to a successful event.

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FTC Advertising Guidelines: New Guidance on the Purchase and Sale of Fake “Likes”

Last week, the FTC offered clarification on its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising through an updated set of FAQs that explain the effect of the changes on marketing channels and techniques here on out.

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How to Work With Industry Analysts

Being included and having the right positioning in analyst reports can set the stage for how you are compared to competitors. Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares trade secrets on how to collaborate with key industry analysts.

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