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Making the most of your LinkedIn

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Perhaps no social media channel is as popular in professional circles than LinkedIn. With more than 700 million users in more than 200 countries, its networking potential is unmatched – making it a crucial tool during this time of distanced engagement with industry peers and coworkers. However, LinkedIn is no longer just a platform for users to boast personal achievements and search…

Instagram Basics for B2Bs

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By Rachel Peck B2B organizations have started slowly migrating over to Instagram as a social media channel over the past few years as communications professionals began to realize the immense opportunities for exposure. However, it’s not enough to just start an account and post a few images. The more you know, the better you can take advantage of the variety of benefits…

4 Twitter Hacks You Should Know

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By Rachel Peck With social media offering new updates, functions and algorithm adjustments daily, it can be difficult to stay on top of it. This is especially true for small organizations who are just starting to explore these channels. However, a little knowledge can go a long way to elevating your brand – especially with channels like Twitter. If you’ve found yourself…

Developing a Social Media Crisis Checklist

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By Rachel Peck If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared when it comes to internal and external communications. While many organizations are reevaluating their crisis communications, some might believe they don’t need to prioritize their social media. However, this isn’t the case. For many businesses, social media is often the first touchpoint…

3 Reasons PR Pros Should Digitally Detox

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By Rachel Peck Our digital devices and social media have significantly impacted our personal and professional lives in many positive ways. However, they often act as a distraction – instead of promoting good work and personal life habits. We could all use a break from our screens from time to time, as taking a step away from devices and apps can help…

3 Reasons to Create Recyclable Content

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By Rachel Peck When developing a blog content strategy, it’s important to stay up-to-date on current trends and events, as they are applicable to your brand. However, you should also keep a well-maintained list of recyclable, “evergreen” content. Evergreen content includes videos, articles and blogs, which are relevant to your brand – no matter the current news cycle or brand messaging. Whether…

Best Quarantine Social Media Channels

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By Rachel Peck If social media wasn’t popular enough, the past few weeks have seen it come into its full potential. Not only has it become one of the primary sources of news during the COVID-19 crisis, but with millions of people finding themselves sequestered in their homes, the quarantine is breathing life into older channels, and pushing newer ones to the…

Share the Love: Encouraging Employee Advocacy on Social Media

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Only two percent of employees reshare their employer’s updates on social media, according to LinkedIn. Those same employees have 10 times the social media following of their employer. Why is this important? As communications professionals, we’re often focused on our target audience, and while ultimately growing awareness and gaining conversions are the goals, are we ignoring additional channels within our own workforces?…

Why B2Bs Should Start an Instagram

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By Rachel Peck While many B2B businesses disregarded Instagram as being an irrelevant social media channel years ago, times have changed – as well as audience preferences. Starting an Instagram account might not have been applicable a few years ago, but data now shows B2Bs should consider leveraging the benefits of this social media platform.  In 2020, more than 70 percent of…

5 Tips for Starting a Blog

5 Tips for Starting a Blog

By Rachel Peck Many organizations still think blogging isn’t relevant or achievable for their business model, however that’s simply not true. Not only will a blog position you as a subject expert in your field, it’s an easy way to improve your search engine ranking and boost website visits. Blogs also provide useful evergreen content for your social media channels. With this…