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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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Social Media Users Satisfied, But Not With Facebook and Twitter: Study

Social Media Users Satisfied, But Not With Facebook and Twitter: Study | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Americans are spending more and more time on social media, but are increasingly dissatisfied with the experience, a new survey shows. Although people are generally pleased with their overall online experience, social sites such as Twitter and Facebook saw a marked decrease in satisfaction year on year, according to the annual e-business report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index released on Tuesday.


Big drops for Facebook (68, down nine percent) and Twitter (65, down eight percent) dragged down the social media category, which scored a 73. That's a drop of 1.4 percent from last year....

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Is social media still good for you? Apparently not, according to the latest research.

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10 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics During an Agile Transition

10 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics During an Agile Transition | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Stakeholder communication: It is simply not enough for an agile product development organization to create great code and ship the resulting product like a clockwork. You also need to talk about, particularly in the beginning of your agile transition.


Marketing the agile journey of product and engineering to the rest of the organization—and thus getting their buy-in—is a critical success factor to step up the game: You want to become agile, not doing “Agile”.


So, learn more about ten proven stakeholder communications tactics that contribute to making this happen....

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Listen up to 10 stakeholder communications tips.

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The State of Influencer Marketing

The State of Influencer Marketing | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The power of word-of-mouth is amplified through social networks. These days, when you’re considering any purchase, you have an entire focus group to call upon via your smartphone any time, and that focus group isn't some random sample. These are people you care about, people you listen to and trust. These people are influencers, and through social connection, those influential voices can be virtually anyone.


And now brands are looking to tap into that potential.To get a better handle on the opportunities of influencer marketing, Tapinfluence recently commissioned Altimeter to conduct a study of more than 1,700 influencers and 100 marketers to get their insights into thecurrent state of influence and how brands can, and are, using it to advantage.


The full report contains some great insights into the growth of influencer marketing, particularly from the perspective of the influencers themselves, and they’ve incorporated the key findings into this new infographic....

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Loads of valuable influencer marketing Insights in this research report.

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The 9 Biggest Mistakes Too Many Authors Make on Twitter

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Too Many Authors Make on Twitter | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

As an author in the digital age, Twitter is probably a part of your online platform. It’s a great way to foster relationships with readers, connect with other authors, and build your personal brand. But there are some common mistakes even the most successful authors make on Twitter....

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Great Twitter tips for authors.

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3 Tips to Improve the Search Ranking for Your Blog Posts : Social Media Examiner

3 Tips to Improve the Search Ranking for Your Blog Posts : Social Media Examiner | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Are your blog posts ranking lower in search than you'd like? Discover tools and tips to help you improve the search ranking of your blog posts.
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Nice and simple SEO for your blog.

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Ad of the Day: Tourism Stunt Gets People to Call the Quietest Place in Switzerland

Ad of the Day: Tourism Stunt Gets People to Call the Quietest Place in Switzerland | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Sometimes, it takes an entire village … to answer the telephone.


To wit: Tschlin, a bucolic community nestled in the majestic mountains of eastern Switzerland's Graubünden region, is famed for being so peaceful, so quiet, that when the phone rings in the village square, the whole population of 166 can hear it.
So, what could be better than a tourism campaign designed to shatter the alpine serenity by making that phone ring constantly, right?


Last month, Jung von Matt/Limmat staged a six-day promotion in Tschlin, inviting folks from far away to call the village-square telephone. Each time a resident failed to pick up, the caller would win a Graubünden vacation or other prizes....

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That's a very creative tourism campaign. Well done!

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Making an animated GIF is easier than you think with these apps

Making an animated GIF is easier than you think with these apps | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Want to create a GIF? These animated, silent loops have become an emotional currency on the web, allowing people to react in ways words just don’t allow. But if you can’t find the perfect GIF for your current feeling, why not create one yourself? Whether you know the exact clip you want to lift from YouTube, or hope to act in a GIF yourself, there are a variety of tools out there for creating the exact GIF you want.

 

Today, we’re going to look at several web apps, desktop applications for both PC and Mac, and mobile applications for both iOS and Android. Let’s dive in....

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Great overview of the best and simplest animated GIF tools. Depending what you want to do, you will find everything you need with one of these tools.

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Great overview of the best and simplest animated GIF tools. Depending what you want to do, you will find everything you need with one of these tools.

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IOC Brings Hammer Down On Doping, I Mean, Social Media

IOC Brings Hammer Down On Doping, I Mean, Social Media | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Thank goodness! After years of public outcry and criticism, the International Olympic Committee is finally getting tough on doping, no sorry, I mean social media. Alert to the menace posed by athletes wielding Facebook and Twitter accounts, the IOC has issued the strictest rules yet for athletes’ social media activity, all of which may be summarized: don’t piss off the official sponsors.


Under “Rule 40” of the Olympic charter, athletes may not have any interaction with any non-Olympic sponsor during the games, at risk of potential punishments including various sanctions and even loss of their medals. Similarly, non-Olympic sponsors can’t make any reference to the Olympics, however vague, in any social media communication with athletes during the period from July 27 to August 24: that means that if a sponsor posted a message like “Good Luck!” during that period, the athlete on whose page it appeared could get in trouble.

In fact, non-Olympic sponsors can’t even re-tweet or share social media messages from athletes during the blackout period, again at risk of getting the athlete into hot water with the powers that see. Draconian much? Meanwhile the list of banned words for non-Olympic sponsors during the blackout includes: “2016 Rio,” “Rio de Janeiro,” “Medal,” “Performance,” “Challenge,” and “Effort.” Yes, you read that right, the word “effort” is right out.

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Strange world of the command and control Olympics.

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Augmented Reality Examples: How Fashion & Retail Are Using It

Augmented Reality Examples: How Fashion & Retail Are Using It | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go is officially a phenomenon which has everyone – both young and old – using their smartphones to engage in good old-fashioned scavenger hunts for colorful creatures who seemingly inhabit the world around us. But this isn’t your grandparents folksy rummage through parks and backyards. Instead, Pokémon Go is but the latest advancement in the augmented reality space, which relies on smartphone amenities like location tracking and cameras to give players a digital escape without being confined to one’s home – like in the case of interacting with next-generation consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

While AR is getting all sorts of press for its applications as it relates to gaming, the fashion and retail industries were some of the first using the cutting-edge technology.

Look no further than these five cases.
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Very interesting look at how retailers are using augmented reality.

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Donald Trump Logo Redesign In Many Hilarious Ways

Donald Trump Logo Redesign In Many Hilarious Ways | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Whether you like the man or not, these logo redesigns of Trump For President 2016 are absolutely hilarious and quite frankly brilliant. With the release of his campaign logo of Trump Pence “Make America Great Again”, it made a lot of people giggle over the inappropriate interlocking of the T and P.


As you can tell it is pretty funny and was mocked instantly on social media. So is there any way to make this logo any better?

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Well and hilariously carried off.

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