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Social media marketing and fries: How McDonald's monitors social chatter for brand success

Social media marketing and fries: How McDonald's monitors social chatter for brand success | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Social media monitoring has become a mainstream practice across almost every industry. Marketers evaluate web chatter in real time to create dynamic and timely social media content that adds to or sparks a conversation with new and existing followers.

 

It makes sense that brands would focus on data-inspired social media strategies: Pitney Bowes noted that 25 percent of surveyed respondents will put social insights to work in the near future, and a report from J.D. Power and Associates discovered that 87 percent of social users buy from brands they engage with positively online.

 

Social media monitoring can significantly enhance companies’ internet marketing campaigns, and brands that want to take their efforts to the next level should consider sharing audience-responsive content in real time. Take a page from McDonald’s content marketing menu.

 

Recently, eMarketer’s Debra Aho Williamson interviewed McDonald’s Director of Social Media Rick Wion about how the global fast-food brand adapts to the changing social media marketing world. Williamson discovered that McDonald’s uses social analytics to reach real-time marketing goals. Wion noted that the fast food company constantly tests and learns as it goes, putting together different marketing messages and evaluating responses before taking the next step. In essence, McDonald’s creates a choose-your-own adventure-like campaign and delivers ready-made content to take advantage of social chatter and trending topics....

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Social media monitoring allows marketers to manage accounts and content in real time....

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Michael's comment, September 26, 2013 2:47 AM
I think you found a great article here that explains the communications mix and its importance really well. I also like your insight as you picked up on some great points, especially the importance of adapting to change carefully rather than rushing and trying to be the first and failing.
Sam Wilkinson's comment, September 26, 2013 4:25 AM
I really like the concept of this article and the practices McDonalds implements (hardly surprising being such a successful company). Particularly, I like the idea or reevaluating goals and objectives while the campaign takes place as this presents opportunities where the company can market for different effect i.e boosting sales then focusing on bran loyalty.
Blake Holmes's comment, September 26, 2013 6:24 AM
This article was a great choice and again is useful for understanding the importance of social media and direct marketing. Being able to communicate effectively and efficiently with consumers is very important to ensure a business can enjoy a strong relationship with its consumers.
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486 reasons to vote, visualized by American graphic designers

486 reasons to vote, visualized by American graphic designers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
For many Americans, elections are spectator sports. Despite the huge numbers who tuned in to this week’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, historical data suggests that on Nov. 8, more than 40% of eligible voters will skip the polling stations and just watch the dramatic results unfold on TV.


To address America’s consistently dismal voter turn out, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) launched a poster campaign intended to wield “the power of design to motivate the American public to register and turn out to vote.” It asked its 10,000 professional and student members to create nonpartisan posters persuading readers to vote, that would be free for anyone to print and distribute....

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The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) launches a creative campaign to try and get out the vote using posters targeted at a wide range of audiences.

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Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition

Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us.

 

While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower. Twitter stock is currently trending upward on the news, and Disney’s downward. At the end of last week, Twitter’s market cap was below $13 billion on Thursday, before rumors of a possible Salesforce acquisition broke. Twitter’s market cap is now almost $20 billion, suggesting that investors believe it could optimistically fetch that price.

 

Disney, which owns media properties like ESPN and ABC, is hoping that the social media platform could amplify their reach. Twitter has also been dabbling in content partnerships, including one with the NFL. Successful implementation of these partnerships could also prove to be beneficial to a media conglomerate like Disney....

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Disney is working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense. A good or bad thing?

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This major content marketing benefit is worth the wait

This major content marketing benefit is worth the wait | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

If you sink enough money into most marketing tactics, you’ll see nearly immediate results. Since content marketing is often an exception to this rule, many marketers mistakenly think their content strategy is ineffective if results don’t come quickly.

Content marketing is not a quick fix. If you’re just beginning to execute on a content marketing plan or launching a new strategy, you need to be patient and know when to expect certain results. You will probably see an initial spike in traffic and social shares after publishing, but you likely will not see the biggest perks of content marketing occur until long after you’ve hit publish.

Sustained, strategic content marketing efforts can bring significant SEO benefits. This is where many businesses will likely see the greatest return from content marketing, yet SEO improvements can take months to materialize.

The good news is that once you do start seeing SEO benefits from content marketing, you’re likely to see a compounding return. In other words, your initial efforts will keep bringing value long after you’ve put the work in....

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Here's a good look at the benefits of content marketing.

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The meaning of red around the world

The meaning of red around the world | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

It’s the color of power and strength. As well as love and Disney romance. But the meaning of red goes way beyond fast cars and heart-shaped chocolate boxes. Through evolution, and thousands of years of human civilization, red has been used to tell stories, stir emotion and to get us to spend more money. Learn what the color means to different cultures around the world, and find out how to best use it for your business in our exploration of the color red.

In the beginning, there was red
Evolutionarily, red is a signal of heightened emotions, both good and bad. Think of our how our cheeks flush with anger when we’re upset, or how they blush when our crush pays us a compliment. In nature, the vibrant patterns of poison dart frogs help warn predators to stay away. And in reverse fashion it also attracts animals by serving as a signal of ripened fruit. Either way, the color red developed in nature in order to stand out.

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Red. It's the color of emotion and it can add emotion to your designs.

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3 ingredients to make your contents go viral

3 ingredients to make your contents go viral | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Some content pieces had what it took to become viral way before the internet era. We called that phenomenon “word of mouth” and it helped products and ideas to spread around with the speed of light.

 

In today’s world, with so many communication means available, it should be easy enough for anyone to create a viral piece and unleash it into the world. Unfortunately, not everything online goes viral. Some pieces attract millions of eyeballs while others get their fair number of shares without entering the VIP club. Why?...


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If you've got these three ingredients, your content has a chance to go viral

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 25, 12:14 PM

Going #viral is the dream of every #content creator. How does it work?

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3 Ingredients To Make Your Contents Go Viral