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Last week, I attended PRSA Boston’s Social Media Summit to hear insight from industry leaders on creating engaging content, using video for social, and the current and future trends in the sector. While I was overly excited about being named the conference’s top tweeter for my live-tweeting efforts, I was even more excited about the new ideas and information I learned from the speakers.
Yesterday, Facebook announced a new update that includes features like a new in-app camera, a new feed of ephemeral stories at the top of users’ News Feeds and a private messaging feature called “Direct.” Since I previously lambasted Facebook’s Instagram for copying Snapchat with Stories, the feature has grown to reach 150 million daily users (source).
For a platform that we interact with daily in print, through TV, radio and online, a majority of people don’t know the process of how news is produced and what’s truly ailing newsrooms. With a better understanding of the current state of media, though, publicists can better work with press, and clients can better work with their publicists.
The holiday season is upon us! Along with good tidings and delicious food, this time of year fills our social and professional calendars very quickly. At Overit, we have a handful of events taking place throughout December that we’re excited to share with you. They range from all-day-long to a few hours, so we hope you can fit one (or all!) events into your schedule.
Instagram recently launched a new feature called Instagram Stories, described by the social platform as “a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day… As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.” With upwards of 500 million active monthly users, Instagram has a massive audience.
We live in a time when anyone with a computer has the opportunity to start a global company, find investors through crowdfunding, or develop a mass following on social media. It’s an incredible time to be alive, because anyone has the power to build a brand. As awesome as this is, it also means that the competition for the attention of your brand’s audience is more vast.
Last week, I attended the Public Relations Society of America’s Northeast District Conference (PRxNE 2016) to accompany Overit’s Jen Van Iderstyne as she presented on SEO, and to learn from other industry professionals from across the region. We’ve all heard about how PR is evolving, but the experts at PRxNE 2016 truly drove the point home with presentations focusing on Face ...
Whenever I’m discussing public relations services with a potential or new client, one of the most common questions I hear is, “How are you going to measure the results?” I try to tackle this question before it’s asked, because in a world where we’re inundated with data, clients expect everything to be quantified.
There are a number of articles giving advice on “how to get a placement in the Wall Street Journal in just three steps!” (or some variation of that). This is great for the small business owner or startup that can’t necessarily afford the services of a PR professional, but wants to take initiative and build brand awareness. However, it’s not as simple as it seems.
PR professionals – what can we expect in 2015? This morning’s PRSA Capital Region event, “Communicators on Communications,” gave us some answers. A panel of four expert public relations professionals discussed the major news stories of 2014, and what we can expect in the New Year. The speakers included: Jonathan Pierce, f ...
Scenario #1: Your company has big announcements. Press opportunities. Special events. Who is your company’s spokesperson? Scenario #2: Your company is facing criticism. A crisis. An unexpected turn of events. Who is your company’s spokesperson? Scenario #3: Your company is talked about online and in-person every day, with your sales team, the people at your front desks a ...
You can build a great business or service, but if nobody knows about it, it’ll never take off. Attending industry events, such as conferences and award shows, is an impactful way to solidify your presence and voice as an industry leader, network with peers and continue to build awareness of your company.
Looking for a good read and inspirational message, I recently added The Promise of a Pencil, by Adam Braun, to my summer reading list. The New York Time’s bestseller depicts how Braun founded his nonprofit Pencils of Promise (PoP), which while starting small, has since constructed 226 schools around t ...