It’s given that social media helps public relations (PR). The birth of social media seem to start in the era of Friendster and Myspace, but the meteoric rise in popularity of social media begins with the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other newer platforms. It began as a personal use, but several business owners today engage in social media to promote their business.
No wonder why a lot of small and online-based businesses utilize
social media for their PR because it is perfect for direct
engagement with both customers and the press. Bacall Associates,
a boutique PR, marketing and sales support agency, will share a
few tips to help you get started.
Create awesome content
Publish an awesome and social-media friendly content that your customers will surely value, share and buy. You should always keep your mind in creating your content. Don’t forget to use easy to share social media buttons on your posts because some don't have the time to copy and paste your content in order to share them.
One example of effective content is using case studies because
they are some of the most powerful quantifiers you can use on the
web. They provide perspective in the results as well as a clear
and concise data. You must present it in the right way to get an
emotional response, which can cause engagement and potential
sharing. Major media outlets often share case studies provided by
companies of many sizes and influence. You may also want to add
images or videos to add spice in your content. Publishing good
content can be a great help to improve your PR and brand
Make your business caught bloggers' attention
Seeking bloggers' coverage can also help you
promote your brand. As you may have recently read, the
blogosphere is the nexus between social media and PR. Bacall
Associates confirmed that social media is also being used by
bloggers and are active on those platforms, and many of them are
closely monitored by journalists. You can get mentioned by
popular bloggers in different ways such as providing your
expertise, being a contributor and having your service or product
Connect with the press on social media
The Internet has been the home of media these days since they can
get a tremendous amount of information from there. Major
publications have been using Reddit to source interesting stories
while Twitter is being covered by major news outlets by using
trends and hashtags. Indeed, social media platforms have become a
solid part of journalism.
It'll be fast to connect with the media using social media sites. If you have a good story to cover and proper use of hashtags and social media tagging, you can get a solid media coverage. But remember, you shouldn't abuse the use of hashtags.
Bacall Associates has been involved in this practice for several years now and they are using social media to heighten their influence to their customers. The impact of social media on public relations is undeniably remarkable and brought great change to this practice that helped a lot of businesses worldwide.