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NY Times’ Jim Roberts: ‘The Pace Of Change Gets Faster And Faster’

NY Times’ Jim Roberts: ‘The Pace Of Change Gets Faster And Faster’ | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What’s the most dramatic change you’ve seen in your 25 years at the Times?

 

I definitely think the transition to digital — it’s enormous, it’s ongoing. Change is hard. Dealing with disruptive technologies left and right requires a lot of energy, a lot of imagination. And every institution like ours deals with it. Just as we’ve mastered the Web, we then are faced with a completely new environment in which people are getting information on their phones. Tablets are now creating their own different types of use cases and consumption. Social media came out of nowhere. If you and I had this conversation four years ago, we wouldn’t be talking about Twitter. Maybe we’d be talking about smart phones, but we wouldn’t talking about tablets. The pace of change gets faster and faster. The disruptions come more quickly. So it’s tough, but it’s been also really gratifying to watch an institution that’s big and based in tradition. It’s been gratifying to be part of the adaptation process.

 

Social remains a challenge, in a lot of ways. I don’t even know how to describe social. It’s a way of life. It’s more than software. But it’s evolving everyday. People are getting information through it everyday. It’s incredibly flexible. It means we have to be incredibly flexible to keep up. That’s going to remain a challenge. Everything mobile remains a challenge for us. I see traffic patterns and how our audience, they’re not abandoning our website, but they’re spending more and more time on smartphones and tablets. And the other challenge for us is video. I want us to get better at video. We’ve got to master live coverage, and be able to do it in a more nimble fashion....

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The ultimate guide to product packaging design - 99designs Blog

The ultimate guide to product packaging design - 99designs Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So what is product packaging? It’s a practical tool, yes. (I mean, how else are you going to effectively get beer into your mouth?) But it’s also more than that.

 

Like any good design, packaging tells a story. It’s also a sensual experience, literally engaging us through sight, touch and sound (and possibly smell and taste, depending on the product/package). All of these details help us understand what the enclosed product is for, how it should be used, who should use it and, maybe most importantly, if we should buy a product or not.

 

In the Ultimate Guide to Product Packaging Design we look at how to get your packaging to tell the story you want....

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99 Designs' ultimate guide walks you through every step of the package design process. Valuable resource! 9.5/10

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4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals : Social Media Examiner

4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals : Social Media Examiner | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Do you use your smartphone or tablet to post images to social media?

 

Looking for mobile image apps to enhance your visuals?

 

In this article, you’ll discover four mobile apps to help you create and publish outstanding social media images on the go....

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Useful mobile image apps.

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Check List of 15 Social Media Tips to Kindle Audience Engagement

Check List of 15 Social Media Tips to Kindle Audience Engagement | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What Is Social Media Engagement? Why Is It Important For Your Business?

 

Engagement is the sum of likes, shares and comments that your message has received on social media. It is a fair assessment of the impact that your message has created on your social media audience.

 

For your business to succeed on social media, you have to attract and hold your target audience members on your social media pages, and engaging them is the first stop on the road to building a loyal social media following.

 

Here are 15 super-effective ways of engaging your social media audience....

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How to measure social media engagement.

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20 Fascinating Topics That Every New Blog Should Tackle

20 Fascinating Topics That Every New Blog Should Tackle | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Gone are the days of blathering on ad nauseam about anything your heart desires.

 

Content marketing via blogging is one of the best ways to increase the online visibility of a brand. These days, though, the posts you create must be engaging, informative, interesting, and generally high in quality to get you anywhere.

 

Contrary to what you may have heard, quantity does not exceed quality here. Even so, coming up with fascinating topics for a blog is often difficult for business owners. Here are 20 topics and ideas to get you off to a great start....

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Neil Patel offers 20 blog topics to help you generate content.

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Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Moments

Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Moments | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The ability to create Twitter Moments is being rolled out to all users.

 

Twitter Moments enable users to stitch together multiple tweets into slideshow-like stories. When they originally launched, Moments were intended to help Twitter users keep up with what the world is talking about at any given time without having to follow loads of new people or watch trending topics closely.

 

The below video from Twitter explains a little more about how Moments work:...

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Buffer shares all you need to create your own Moment on Twitter.

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10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video – The Mission

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video – The Mission | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

IConsumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after watching a product video.

 

In fact, video on a landing page can boost conversions by an astonishing 80%. Already, companies that use video on their website get 41% more traffic from search results than those that don’t, and by next year, you can expect 74% of all web traffic to be video.

 

Sure, every smartphone worth its salt has a decent video camera, but the highly competitive content arena today demands top quality content in all formats — including video.

 

There’s a lot to think about, from actually shooting the video to post production, finding copyright free music and more. Equipment quality, lighting expertise, editing skill and audio optimization still matter a great deal (more than ever, in fact).

 

So while the barriers to entry for video creation have been reduced, the barriers to creating exceptional video have actually skyrocketed.In this column, we’re going to explore some really useful places to find one element that can make your marketing and product videos way more professional and polished: background music....