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Frank Sennett’s sponsored content guidelines | JIMROMENESKO.COM

Frank Sennett’s sponsored content guidelines | JIMROMENESKO.COM | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

...Ad-supported journalism is being consumed in record quantities, but those of us who manage media companies face a stark reality: Traditional advertising dollars in print and broadcast become dimes on the full-scale web, and they tend to disappear entirely on mobile devices. Alternative revenue models, then, are key to success, but only if they follow ethics guidelines that protect media outlets from losing credibility with readers.

 

Sponsored content, as it is now being published on the full-scale and mobile web, differs from old-fashioned print advertorial in significant ways. The biggest departure is that, rather than passively receiving and publishing advertorial copy from ad agencies, media outlets are more often partnering with brands to create custom-content “native advertising” campaigns that resonate with readers who fit the publication’s demographic profile.

 

BuzzFeed, for instance, employs a large staff to craft brand-marketing pieces that readers will share with friends via Facebook and other social networks. One such recent post, “11 Things No One Wants To See You Instagram,” quickly drew 330,000 views on behalf of advertiser Virgin Mobile, the Wall Street Journal reported. Similarly, Forbes Media created a Forbes BrandVoice program through which brands can submit paid articles to the Forbes website. “The advertiser-sponsored copy appears in the same style and format as articles contributed by Forbes writers and editors,” New York Post media columnist Keith J. Kelly reported in November. (The BrandVoice connection is noted at the top of posts.)

 

This is a Wild West moment for sponsored content...

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A very interesting time for struggling traditional media making the transition to digital...

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Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance

Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We were able to speak with campaign insiders on both sides and can now disclose in advance their debate strategies and key messages for tonight. You read it here first!

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You might be able to save yourself 90 minutes of pain. On the other hand, it could be the best TV entertainment since the Super Bowl.

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Percent of TV Channels Viewed Drops to Single Digits, Nielsen Attributes Digital Choices

Percent of TV Channels Viewed Drops to Single Digits, Nielsen Attributes Digital Choices | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The hyper-fragmentation of consumer choice across all screens is reducing the share of choices they make to watch a TV channel. That’s among the top findings coming out of the latest edition of Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report.”

The report, which was released to clients Thursday, is the first to publish shares of channels received and viewed by the average American household in a while.

It shows the average number viewed has fallen to less than 10% of the channels they receive.

That’s down dramatically from the last time Nielsen published such data, which showed the average was still in the double digits....

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Research reinforces multiscreen and fragmentation of TV viewing.

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Google Wants to Make Mobile, Video and Programmatic 'Revolutions' Blasé by 2020

Google Wants to Make Mobile, Video and Programmatic 'Revolutions' Blasé by 2020 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Philipp Schindler was Google's ad chief for years, but few would know it. Having hailed from Germany, Schindler spent a good portion of his 11 years at Google running its European business before quietly ascending to global chief business officer 13 months ago. Now, for the first time in this role, he sat down with Adweek as he prepares to take the stage on Monday to address the industry at Advertising Week.


Schindler predicts his three favorite "revolutions"—mobile, video and programmatic—will be so common that by 2020 "we will actually look back and laugh that we called them revolutions."
Per Google, two-thirds of smartphone users say they turn to their devices to learn about a product or service after seeing a television commercial.

 

With that in mind, the 45-year-old exec and his team will unveil to the Advertising Week audience a platform that allows brands to see how YouTube ads compare to TV spots for smartphone searches. Google data will show how its YouTube videos outperform linear TV by two times. "We're the prime time for the mobile world," Schindler proclaimed....

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Google as prime time for the mobile world is already here according to its global chief business officer Philipp Schindler.

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Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money

Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The Scrip itself is a beautiful copper object, designed to look as precious as any currency, and weighing in at a solid ounce (about one-fifth of your iPhone, but heavier than most change or jewelry). Its aesthetic was inspired by Japan’s Tokugawa coinage, which was oval in shape and stamped with relatively complex texturing.

 

Whereas most coins really rest in your palm, this Scrip is designed to be grasped more like a deli ticket. For an interactive, electronic device, these ergonomics were key. Because in theory, you approach an NFC payment station with the Scrip. The station beams over the money you owe, which is displayed. Then, the Scrip’s braille-inspired surface, powered by actuators, begins stamping out virtual currency in giant numbers that you can both see and feel (a feat that NDD says they could pull off in real production, since braille computer displays do it successfully already).

 

Say you owe $26. A $20 will appear. You swipe the Scrip toward the payment station. Then a $5 will appear. You swipe that. And then a $1. The oval shape allows you to hold the Scrip in one hand, which provides a directionality necessary for this swipe gesture....

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The way we pay is flawed. One of the best industrial design firms in Silicon Valley wants to redesign it.

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Its fabulous
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75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

 

A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources that we are using on a daily basis.

 

Feel free to add other useful resources in the comments below :)...

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Take a look into some of these resources and feel free to post your experiences here in the comments.
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Voice Search Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know Now

Voice Search Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know Now | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

When you wear white, do you inevitably spill something all over yourself? 

I do. So when I had sushi at work last week, it wasn't long before I was frantically yelling, "Siri, how can I get soy sauce out of white pants?”

Thank goodness for voice search, am I right?

Although, here's the thing about voice search: According to the 2016 State of Inbound report, a huge number of marketers are making SEO their #1 priority. That's great. But how does voice search fit into that strategy? Are marketers even thinking about it yet?

While it's certainly gaining popularity -- the search engine Bing, for example, says that 25% of its queries are voice searches -- it’s clear that this technology is still a work in progress. But that doesn't make it any less important....