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Visual storytelling tool for journalists Storyplanet aiming for 2013 public launch | Journalism.co.uk

Visual storytelling tool for journalists Storyplanet aiming for 2013 public launch | Journalism.co.uk | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
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Visual storytelling tool for journalists Storyplanet aiming for 2013 public launch
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Visual storytelling tool for journalists Storyplanet aiming for 2013 public launch.
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This tool is being tested in newsrooms and has great potential for storytelling, news and content marketing.

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Dear Mr. Know-It-All: Should You Delete Someone’s Facebook Account After They Die?

Dear Mr. Know-It-All: Should You Delete Someone’s Facebook Account After They Die? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Dear Mr. Know-It-All: How long should you wait before shutting down someone’s Facebook account after they die?


“This is for all you lovers out there.” That’s how it begins—one of the most existentially horrifying moments in American cinema.

I’m talking about the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance in Back to the Future, in which we see a temporally displaced Marty McFly onstage, sitting in with the band on “Earth Angel” with a guitar, while his teenage parents, George and Lorraine, move toward their first kiss....

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Jon Mooallem poses a provocative social media question. Existentialists need not respond ;-)

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15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm

15-Second Films Taking Instagram By Storm | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Shield 5 is a captivating new thriller that follows a wrongfully accused man on the run, desperate to clear his name. It has a lot in common with shows like Homeland and 24, except for one tiny thing: Each episode is only 15 seconds long.

Shield 5 is a new dramatic and cinematic series being released on Instagram in installments, just one recent example of what is being labeled as "social cinema." It is the brainchild of British director Anthony Wilcox, who was looking for a quick project to work on while he finished developing a bigger feature. "I’ve done a few short things online as a director-for-hire, and the fast turnaround of those things excited me. I was looking for a way to do that, but telling my own story," Wilcox told Fast Company....

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Fascinating storytelling and video production debuting on Instagram as "social cinema" starts to grow.

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Newspapers Trail As Political News Sources

Newspapers Trail As Political News Sources | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Inspiring equal parts awe and horror, the quadrennial orgy of spin, lies and patriotic pablum that is the U.S. presidential election is obviously a news bonanza. But that doesn’t mean every news medium benefits equally. According to a new report from Pew Research Center, newspapers are lagging far behind other providers as a source of political news.

According to Pew, 91% of American adults received some news about the presidential election in the last week (the other 9% presumably being the fabled “low information” or “no information” voters).  When it came to specific news providers, 24% of respondents said they considered cable TV news the “most helpful” source of information, followed by social media at 14%, local TV also at 14%, Web sites or apps, at 13%, and radio at 11%.

Further down the totem pole were network nightly news, at 10% and late-night TV comedy at 3%. Only then did the local newspaper appear in the Pew ranking, equal with late-night comedy at 3%. National newspapers were even lower down, cited by just 2% of respondents as the most helpful source of political news....

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Cable TV is leading as the primary source of news about the presidential election at 24% followed by social media at 14%? I'm really surprised that social media isn't a bigger source. 

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Are marketers getting lost in the Dark Funnel?

Are marketers getting lost in the Dark Funnel? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The buyer’s journey has twisted and turned in a way which leaves many marketers struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. The good news — as with all trends and shifts in the world of marketing — many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy from brands today.


The behavior of customers has become an evolving maze and marketers are always trying to stay one step ahead. The rise of online and social marketing and the vast distribution of content have added another level of complexity to what we used to think of as a sales funnel....

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The complexity of the customer journey has created a dark funnel for marketers. Luckily, emerging technology can help.

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Struggling with Content Marketing? Here’s How to Make it Work!

Struggling with Content Marketing? Here’s How to Make it Work! | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

A lot of businesses are starting to take content marketing seriously. However, just because more people are using content marketing as a means of obtaining customers, doesn’t mean that everyone knows what they’re doing.  In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the common struggles that people face when it comes to content marketing.


We’ll look at each aspect of content marketing and what matters most.


By the end of this post, you’ll have a clear sense of what can be done in order to overcome the content marketing obstacles that your business is facing....

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Neil Patel shares content marketing tips.

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This presents some ideas on how to improve the content of your message.

eChatter's curator insight, February 10, 8:46 AM

This is a great post with solid suggestions on how to use social media marketing as part of your SEO strategy. 

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YNAB: How A Self-Funded Budgeting Startup Built A Community With Content Marketing | NewsCred Blog

YNAB: How A Self-Funded Budgeting Startup Built A Community With Content Marketing | NewsCred Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

When we read about content marketing successes, we so often hear stories from glamorous industries with substantial budgets, but YNAB is not one of these stories. In fact, it couldn’t be farther from that reality. It is however, a success story of David vs Goliath proportions, building a thriving community of users in a highly competitive field using quality content and direct relationship building.


YNAB, otherwise known as You Need A Budget, is a software startup that delivers exactly what its name accuses – budgeting software for the financially ignorant. Full disclosure, I’m an avid YNAB user and a gradually less ignorant budgeter, but the lessons on how they built a strong community shows how powerful focusing on content can be.


Competitive LandscapeWhen viewing YNAB’s main competitor, Mint.com, their mission would seem doomed from the start. Their business models are different with Mint.com as a free service and YNAB charging $45 per year. So how did YNAB take on such a large challenge? Let’s examine some of the effective content strategies that they have used with great success....

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YNAB - You Need a Budget - is a useful content marketing case study.

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YouTube SEO: The Ultimate Guide

YouTube SEO: The Ultimate Guide | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

You probably already know that YouTube is the world’s second biggest search engine……and a huge untapped traffic source. (In fact, YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day).


Today I’m going to show you the ins and outs of YouTube SEO, including how you can rank videos in both Google and YouTube....

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Wondering how to rank videos in YouTube and Google? In this post I show you my step-by-step YouTube SEO plan.

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With a Social-First Mind-Set, Esurance Completely Dominated the Twitter Super Bowl

With a Social-First Mind-Set, Esurance Completely Dominated the Twitter Super Bowl | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Esurance proved that a less expensive pregame Super Bowl ad can actually create more buzz than an in-game spot, which cost $5 million per 30 seconds. What's more, the brand chiefly leaned on Twitter—not Facebook—to accomplish its feat. 


With the exception of #SB50 and #SuperBowl, the brand's #esurancesweepstakes hashtag was seen more than any other combination of words in Twitter conversations on Sunday evening, said Nancy Abraham, vp of integrated marketing communications for the San Francisco company. She said Twitter supplied her with that information Monday.


"And if you count retweets, we're No. 2 only behind #SB50," Abraham added. "There was no other [consumer] brand on that list."


Her company has been tweeted about 2.92 million times since its 30-second spot ran prior to this year's Big Game. The #esurancesweepstakes hashtag, in particular, has been tweeted 2.48 million times, which Abraham and her team said helped generate 1.5 billion media impressions. ...

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Esurance got its social mojo working during Super Bowl 50. Lots of lessons.

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Vox Pop: Are consumers longing for long-form in marketing?

Vox Pop: Are consumers longing for long-form in marketing? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
It was recently brought to The Drum’s attention that we are longing for long-form. The age of bite sized media is seeing a resurgence of its comfortable long form component, despite our attention spans shrinking into oblivion with a quick fix of 140 characters.


Facebook Instant Articles, the Guardian’s ‘The Long Read’, Snapchat Discover suggests that people are craving more insight into the things they are interested in rather than just flashes of information. The Drum Network asked its members what they thought about the resurgence of longform, and if they thought it was here to stay....

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Longform marketing is history? Not so fast say some of the marketing experts.

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Do You Know What Omnichannel Marketing Really Means?

Do You Know What Omnichannel Marketing Really Means? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Tech giants like Oracle, Adobe, and Salesforce are battling it out to create THE premiere marketing cloud that provides complete measurement, attribution, and automation. Essentially, one marketing cloud to do it all in an omnichannel world.


Marketers are investing billions in technology in the pursuit of true omnichannel marketing, which we all know is important — I’m just not sure we all know what omnichannel means or what it looks like in practice. Let’s take a step back and explore the real definition of omnichannel marketing, and how you can take advantage of it in 2016....

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Do you know what omnichannel marketing is? Find out here and how to use it.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 9, 7:16 AM

Here is omnichannel explained!

J. Steven Sprenger ✔'s curator insight, February 9, 10:03 AM

Mobile is the omnichannel hub to track measure and automate every step in your customer's journey on-line and off-line, through the eyes of the customer.  Early adopters of an omnichannel strategy, executed well, will be a "force-multiplier" to out- perform their competition.

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How to Curate a Roundup Blog Post of Industry Influencers : Social Media Examiner

How to Curate a Roundup Blog Post of Industry Influencers : Social Media Examiner | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Do you want more exposure for your blog?


Have you tried curating articles written by influencers?


Roundup posts help you gain the attention of influencers who can increase the reach of your content.


In this article I’ll share five steps to creating a curated blog post....

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Tips to help you curate a roundup post.

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AI's Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It

AI's Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The rise of artificial intelligence has been met with reactionary fears of robots taking over. We’ve all seen the movies. What’s left out of this conversation is a more practical threat. We should be concerned that AI will be hijacked, not by rogue computers out to destroy mankind, but by people with ulterior motives.

A basic form of AI already here is called decision support. It helps us make decisions based on our behavior: Recommendation engines suggest just the right items for us to buy, and navigation systems tell us the best way to drive home. As AI advances, it will embed itself even deeper into our social fabric, shaping everything from how we do business to how we receive medical care.

So what happens when AI-powered assistance is so commonplace that we become dependent on it?

Fear of Deciding Alone, aka FODA. When deeply quantified support is readily at hand, we may grow to doubt many of the decisions we make without support. There is an apt parallel in FOMO (fear of missing out), a silly meme with serious underpinnings: Social media has warped our human instinct for recognition from our peers, creating a landscape in which we present the best versions of ourselves. Life looks like one big party, and if we don’t keep up, we miss all the fun. FODA is borne from the same human desire, only in this case we look to machines, not each other, for validation....

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FODA (fear of deciding alone) is an interesting artificial intelligence concept and one that has implications for marketing and social marketing. For example, word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful marketing tools available. If you can harness FODA, you have the stuff of science fiction.

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The first sign that Reif Larsen's Entrances & Exits is not a typical e-book comes at the table of contents, which is just a list of chapters titled "Location Unknown." Click on one of them, and you'll be transported to a location (unknown) inside Google Street View, facing a door. Choose to enter the house and that's where the narrative, a sort of choose-your-own-adventure string of vignettes, begins. As the book's description reads, it's a "Borgeian love story" that "seamlessly spans the globe" and it represents a fresh approach to the book publishing industry.

Larsen's book is one of the inaugural titles from Editions at Play, a joint e-books publishing venture between Google Creative Lab Sydney and the design-driven publishing house Visual Editions, which launched this week. With the mission of reimagining what an e-book can be, Editions at Play brings together the author, developers, and designers to work simultaneously on building a story from the ground up. They are the opposite of the usual physical-turned-digital-books; rather, they're books that "cannot be printed."...

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A Google lab in Australia is reinventing e-books and it's worth a look for authors and publishers.

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How to Apply Lean Marketing to Your Content Based Business

How to Apply Lean Marketing to Your Content Based Business | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

I see many parallels between a startup as a whole and content marketing, and taking a lean approach to marketing could yield several benefits.

Most importantly, you’ll be able to get:

  • a better return on investment (ROI)
  • more consistent results from your marketing
  • less stress and frustration


In this post, I’m going to break down all the different ways that you can apply lean principles to your marketing—lean marketing....

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Smart content marketing tips from Neil Patel.

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Beacons Drive Mobile Coupons; 58% Redeem In Under 2 Minutes

Beacons Drive Mobile Coupons; 58% Redeem In Under 2 Minutes | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Beacons are driving mobile coupons and redemption rates are on the rise.

Several new studies are out indicating that the growth of beacons around the world is on the march and that when shoppers get a mobile coupon, offer redemption is right behind, sometimes in fewer than two minutes.

Beacons add a finer touch to location-based offers, since the small radio-transmitting devices can be located near specific products or in certain departments.

Brands have found that coupons with a location element typically enjoy far higher redemption rates than those without.

Many major retailers, including Macy’s, Target and Lord & Taylor, have installed thousands of beacons, many to learn the ins and outs of what works and what doesn’t....

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Mobile coupons work and beacons provide the engine for future growth.

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10 Simple Edits That'll Instantly Improve Any Piece of Writing

10 Simple Edits That'll Instantly Improve Any Piece of Writing | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Editing copy boils down to two key things: recognizing weaknesses and knowing how to fix them. It’s a critical part of the writing process and yet, one that’s all too often overlooked. After all, if you don’t know that there’s an issue to begin with, how can you fix it?

That's why, if you struggle with editing, you’re going to love this article ...
Because by the end of it, you’ll be armed with 10 powerful, uber-specific editing actions that’ll make your copy more addictive, engaging, and compelling than it was before you got to work revising it. Whether you’re writing a landing page, a blog article, an email, or a web page, making the following changes will have a profound impact on your readers.

Namely, these edits will make them more likely to do what you want them to do -- and that’s what great copy is all about....

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These writing and editing tips will make your work better.

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10 Interesting Ecommerce Trends for 2016 and Beyond - Ecommerce Platforms

10 Interesting Ecommerce Trends for 2016 and Beyond - Ecommerce Platforms | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

As the 2016 year comes barreling towards us, it’s essential to look back at what you’e done with your business in order to establish a plan for the unexpected ahead. Even evaluating your entire ecommerce system is a wise choice, considering companies change, prices go up and offerings are not always what they once were.


Yes, the new year is a time for reevaluation, and the ecommerce world is no stranger to that. Therefore, keep reading to learn about the ten most interesting ecommerce trends for 2016 and beyond....

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Good trends to keep an eye on for marketers.

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Texture is 2016's hottest packaging trend - The Creative Edge

Texture is 2016's hottest packaging trend - The Creative Edge | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

In a sea of similar items, how do you make your product packaging stand out? One of our favorite ways is by complicating it a little with 2016’s coolest packaging trend. Designers are imbuing their designs with texture, giving packaging a tactile quality that drives shoppers to grab them off the shelf.


A great way to accomplish this tactility is by adding a pattern to your package. A play off of color and shape that gives a little hint as to what’s inside, or tells a story without using words. Designers have been doing this for ages, but if you pay close attention, you’ll notice that the kinds of aesthetic stories they tell change from year to year.


Here are five different ways for you to work with the hottest 2016 packaging trend – using patterns to create textural design and to stand out from the crowd:...

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Patterns are all the rage. Make sure your design stands out on the shelf with these five textural packaging trends. Recommended viewing! 9/10

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 10, 5:00 AM

Want your brand to be noticed? Here is how you compete with the others for attention within the textured packaging trend.

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23 Ways to Build Colossal Pre-Launch Product Buzz

23 Ways to Build Colossal Pre-Launch Product Buzz | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Your product is ready. Finally!


You have invested time, money and resources. The product has to be a hit, otherwise, it was all for nothing.


You push publish and it’s live. You have finally launched the product and… Silence… Uh, oh.


No one cares, let alone buys your new product. What happened? You messed up, that’s what. You didn’t build pre-launch buzz....

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To reach your sales potential, you need to create pre-launch product buzz. With just a few simple tactics, you can have people excited for its release date.

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Global Content Impact Index March 2015 - Acrolinx

Global Content Impact Index March 2015 - Acrolinx | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

As recently as October 2014, for example, only 42 percent of B2B marketers thought their content was effective, while among B2C marketers, confidence rates were even lower at just 34 percent.


When it comes to explaining this underwhelming performance, the marketing community often cites a lack of strategy as the main culprit. In fact, according to research from AltimeterGroup, 70 percent of marketers lack a consistent or integrated content strategy.

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Lots of valuable content and insight in this report from Acrovlinx.