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Understanding Reddit | Marketing Guide | Infographic | Ultralinx

Understanding Reddit | Marketing Guide | Infographic |  Ultralinx | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Ever since the fall of Digg, Reddit has risen, even if the design isn’t the greatest. People now refer to Reddit as being the front page of the internet, it receives millions of visitors a month and has even made some people become “internet famous”. If your website gets on the front page of Reddit, be prepared for your site to go down with surge of visitors that will come to the site....

 

[This infographic is an excellent guide to Reddit ~ Jeff]

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How Often Should You Post to Social Media? - Insights

How Often Should You Post to Social Media? - Insights | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Although many sources may claim to know the best day and time to post, a strategic social media strategy ultimately depends on your location, type of business, and type of audience.


For a B2B company like NewsCred, we choose to stop using social media to market to brands and instead choose to start communicating with people. 


To do so, brands need to know the right place and the right time to share, so NewsCred created a guide to help you along the way....

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A social media strategy ultimately depends on your location, type of business, and type of audience. Brands need to know the right place and time to share.

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Type No More: How Voice Search is Going to Impact the SEO Landscape

Type No More: How Voice Search is Going to Impact the SEO Landscape | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

One such significant trend that might govern the future of SEO is:

Voice queries on mobile…

The chronically expanded use of smartphones and the arrival of personal assistants has led to their prominence.

Voice queries are like a two-way conversation and they aim to help the user complete tasks from their life in real-time, like booking tickets and making a purchase.

Rather than links, users want direct answers, when they perform a voice search. So, such queries are inherently different from the typical keyword search in the search box....

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Search by voice may transform search engine optimization.

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Props No More, Ikea's Catalog Models Have Become Delusional Fame Seekers

Props No More, Ikea's Catalog Models Have Become Delusional Fame Seekers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The humans sprinkled throughout the Ikea catalog traditionally have been pure background material, a supporting cast to the furniture and other brand goods for sale. But no longer!


In this spot from DDB Brussels, they speak out, during the photo shoot for the new catalog, about their hopes and dreams, display their impressive thespian chops, and most of all, are thrilled to be poised on the cusp of what will surely be worldwide fame on the A-list level.

That end line nicely puts a bow on the whole video, which is in keeping with a lot of Ikea catalog marketing lately—jokey, self-aware and culturally smart, as seen most notably in the BookBook spot from BBH Singapore two years ago.
"The Ikea catalog is one of the most read books in the world. So it makes sense for the models to consider this their breakthrough moment. Their door opener to stardom," DDB says. "We listen in as they dream out loud of becoming household names in TV, modeling, acting and mentally preparing themselves for a life in the spotlight."...

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New IKEA TV spots are loads of fun.

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Wayfair sets a place for itself at the virtual reality table

Wayfair sets a place for itself at the virtual reality table | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Forget trying to design your deck, patio or porch with a drawing. Wayfair LLC is setting up outdoor furniture in another dimension.


The home furnishings retailer launched a virtual reality app to let consumers design an outdoor patio area. Wayfair debuted the app, Patio Playground, last week for consumers with the Oculus Rift 3-D gaming headset.In the app consumers can arrange patio furniture in a virtual setting, see how it looks from different angles and in various types of daylight. Wayfair has 85 products for consumers to place in the patio scene, and they can place up to 15 items in the setting at one time, says Mike Festa, head of Wayfair's research and development lab.


Consumers wearing an Oculus Rift headset can select a pre-configured patio, such as two chairs and a table with an umbrella, and then switch out the products, or they can build their patio layout from scratch, Festa says. ...

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Home furnishing e-retailer Wayfair debuts a virtual reality app for patio designs, aiming to perfect the experience before VR becomes mainstream.

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Is Content Marketing Actually a Thing?

Is Content Marketing Actually a Thing? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
In this week’s episode, Robert and I discuss a contrarian article that claims content marketing is a meaningless buzzword. Its author also counsels marketers to ignore the continuing evolution of marketing, which is flat-out bad advice. A companion article reminds us that we ought to focus on the needs of our customers, not on writing to justify the practice of content marketing to our peers. Next, we ponder the emergence of a new position at large publishers, the e-commerce editor, and explain how it fits into the evolution of media business models. Finally, we interpret BuzzFeed’s disastrous last quarter. Does it point to fundamental problems at the huge online publisher or simply a market correction for an over-valued company? Rants and raves include Dan Lyons’ tell-all tale about BuzzFeed and a must-read HBR article about the end of solution sales. This week’s This Old Marketing example: Ripley’s Believe It or Not....
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Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose ponder a contrarian’s view, the industry’s path, publishers in e-commerce, BuzzFeed’s prospects, and much more in this Content Marketing Institute podcast.

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Know Your Audience: Voice and Content Creation | SEJ

Know Your Audience: Voice and Content Creation | SEJ | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The way to think about where voice and content creation intersect is to consider audience: the audience you have, and the audience you want. From the blog and video topics chosen, to the content’s production style, every aspect of a brand’s content creation needs to be geared towards its audience.


Some brands already know their voice. You, as a blogger, may already know yours. Even when your client provides keywords and example content, you still should visit their social media pages and website blog to get a feel for the content. Often, however, you’ll work with a client without a clear voice, and that’s where this article will focus.


Whether you’re branding your own blog or helping a new client develop a clear voice before you begin any content creation, you need to know the audience you’re writing for....

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Before you begin any content creation, whether you’re branding your own blog or helping a new client, you need to know the audience you’re writing for.

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Watch Voiceover Recording for Ice Cream Ad Go Horrendously, Comically Wrong

Watch Voiceover Recording for Ice Cream Ad Go Horrendously, Comically Wrong | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Comic short films about the absurdity of the ad business have a proud history going back to Tim Hamilton's brilliant Truth in Advertising. Here's the latest one—director Tim Mason's No Other Way to Say It, about an amusingly bleak voiceover recording session for an ice-cream commercial.


As the creative team tries to get the voiceover artist to nail the right tone for a single line, over and over—and the latter gets more and more distracted—the truth in advertising here becomes painfully clear: The project is mired in idiocy and inertia...

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Why advertising drools. Recommended viewing!

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How to 'Un-Stock' Your Photography: 8 Examples That'll Change the Way You Choose Photos

How to 'Un-Stock' Your Photography: 8 Examples That'll Change the Way You Choose Photos | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Think of all the photos of smiling receptionists and perfectly suited business leaders you've come across. These images may compete for attention, but often fail to register, simply because your customers can’t identify with them.


Use photos that more closely relate to your audience. It’s what we call "real photography" here at EyeEm: Unique captures, delightful moments, and surprising perspectives. Images that are more concrete will resonate with audiences much more powerfully since they show real life rather than staged situations.


To visualize what we mean, we put together a handful of generic images alongside a ‘real’ counterpart sourced from our community of photographers. The proof is in the pictures, but we'll let you see for yourself....

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Learn how to choose more authentic images for your marketing efforts by checking out these eight examples.