The Social Media Newsroom

The Social Media Newsroom

We believe a successful online newsroom contains four main areas: Content, Tools, Distribution, and Analytics. Within these areas there are key features that define the core of what a comprehensive online newsroom should contain.
3 Ways Social Media Can Help Your News

3 Ways Social Media Can Help Your News

Social media means different things to different individuals. Connecting with friends, liking and sharing photos of loved ones and keeping tabs on your local community are what many users on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are doing.
Companies Are Leveraging Social Media Distribution in their Online Newsrooms

Companies Are Leveraging Social Media Distribution in their Online Newsrooms

Over the past several years, social media has become one of the primary distribution channels within an online newsroom. In addition to using email alerts, organizations have started leveraging tools such as RSS feeds, blogs, social sharing and embedded social widgets to help extend their brand and message out beyond traditional media, while at the same time allowing for quick and easy sharing.
Content Marketing to Focus on Distribution and Social

Content Marketing to Focus on Distribution and Social

If you’re planning your budget, or thinking about how best to spend what’s left in your coffers, take a look at this article from Forbes, The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate. In it SEO expert and blogger Jayson DeMers predicts that budgets for content marketing will reach new highs across all industries, with a new emphasis on distribution and social media. 
18 December 2015

Lenovo Launches New Multimedia and Social Focused Online Newsroom

Lenovo recently relaunched their online newsroom with a focus on multi media and social media.  The site contains all of the necessary elements such as news releases, executive bios, blogs, press kits, photos, logos, videos and featured stories, but puts an emphasis on social. 

Social Media: Word of Mouth, Amplified Exponentially

It’s something of a truism by now that social media is vital to business success, but the “why” and ROI behind social media’s importance are often harder to pin down. In an article for Chicago Now, Genevieve Valliere explores the “why” and offers this assessment: ‘When it comes to choosing where to spend money, above all else people love a “social proof” recommendation.  . . . Makes sense doesn’t it? It’s good old word of mouth, dressed up by technology.’
Social Media Users Self-Segment: Where to Find the Young, the Female and the College-Educated

Social Media Users Self-Segment: Where to Find the Young, the Female and the College-Educated

The social media landscape is changing, according to just-released survey findings from the Pew Research Center. Over the past year, Facebook’s growth has slowed while Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn have seen notable increases in new users. More importantly for marketers and other communications professionals, social media is becoming more segmented, with young, female and college-educated users gravitating toward Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn, respectively. 
As Social Media Become More Powerful, the Key Players Shift Positions

As Social Media Become More Powerful, the Key Players Shift Positions

As social media become more and more important to marketers, the key players are shifting positions. A new study in the UK showed LinkedIn eclipsing Twitter as the number one social network for content marketing, with 96% of respondents saying they used LinkedIn to distribute content in 2014. Twitter was 7 points behind, with 89% saying they used the micro-blogging platform to distribute content. Only 69% of respondents said they used Facebook to distribute content in 2014. A separate study from GlobalWedIndex found that although Facebook has more than 1.3 billion monthly users, just half (52%) describe themselves as “active” on the platform in late 2014, compared with 70% in late 2012.
LinkedIn’s InMail Change Rewards Quality Content Marketing
09 January 2015

LinkedIn’s InMail Change Rewards Quality Content Marketing

If you’re still thinking of LinkedIn as a place to build your career rather than your business, you’re missing out on what the professional networking site has to offer—LinkedIn has become an increasingly important content marketing platform, especially for B2B companies. Now, as Julian Chow reports in Hypertext, a change in LinkedIn’s InMail policy makes the site an even better place for creators of quality content marketing.