Anyone using social media will be familiar with the #. And, particularly those in PR or who use social media for business, you’ll know how they can improve the reach of your posts. What many people don’t do is cap-up at the #StartOfEachWord, or write in CamelCase as it is sometimes known, for hashtags of… Read More #AreYouHashtaggingCorrectly?
Or perhaps you do know these things, who am I to know. But, here are five fun facts that you might not know about Twitter that I found of interest. #1 The Twitter bird is called Larry – named after ‘basketball legend’ (according to his Wiki page) Larry Bird. Nope, I wasn’t sure who he… Read More Five things you didn’t know about Twitter
From time to time, I schedule posts to be shared on my Twitter feed. It is common for some businesses to do so, but for a personal account? I was intrigued to find out more. I asked my Twitter followers do you ever schedule tweets for your personal Twitter account? and below are the results. Question:… Read More To schedule or not to schedule?
I love a good social media chat. It’s social media doing what it was designed for: provoking discussion, idea sharing and promotion of best practice. I really enjoy participating in as many as I can each week, but if you can’t be online at the time, it’s still worth a flick through the discussions when… Read More Social media chats for PR professionals
Twitter played a huge part in getting me my first job in the public relations industry. With dissertation hand in looming and end of year exam revision cramming underway, I thought I’d share some tips on how you can use social media to help to find you a job too. 1 – Follow people you… Read More PR students: Here’s how to get a job via social media
Social media algorithms can be the arch-enemy of the hardworking PR professional, with updates making it harder and harder to get content seen. However, they can also be one of your greatest tools, ensuring that good quality content is seen by target audiences. I’ve done some research into how the algorithms for Twitter, Facebook and… Read More What you need to know about social media algorithms
The 2018 Global Digital report, by Hootsuite and We Are Social, has revealed that the internet now has 4 billion users. That’s more than half of the population of the entire planet. This presents a fascinating opportunity for communications professionals, with perhaps almost their entire target audience now online. So how can you make the… Read More How to make the most of 4 billion internet users
Celebrity’s responsibility to use their status to stand up for important causes on social media was a key topic of conversation at the very first Influence Live event. Actor Ralf Little spoke candidly with CIPR president Sarah Hall about the social media minefield for celebrities with opinions, and whether hundreds of thousands of followers automatically… Read More The minefield of social media – Influence Live