Five Key Steps to Introducing Your Consumer Brand to a New Social Media Platform

Please note: this is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network PR partner, Ghidotti Communications. To see the original post, please see here. Five Key Steps to Introducing Your Consumer Brand to a New Social Media Platform In a digital world, use of social media is no longer optional. Having a social media strategy can boost your brand and expand…
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Why should brands use social media for their business?

By Robin Carr, LCI Social media users passed the 3.5 billion mark in July 2019, as reported by WeAreSocial. So what are some of the benefits of social media for business? From brand storytelling to new commerce opportunities, social channels offer companies an unmatched opportunity to reach and engage consumers: Engage with your target audience Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are extremely popular…
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Steps to Grow Your Business with Influencer Marketing

By Andie Davis, LCI Let’s face it, out with the old and in with the new is an understatement in today’s world. With a plethora of information and content at our fingertips, we’ve gotten used to a rapidly changing online landscape. So, how do you break through the noise? Currently, there are over 3.6 billion social media users worldwide. Statista…
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Do I Need a Social Media Marketing Manager?

By Robin Carr, LCI To answer the question, let’s examine the history and the data. Merriam-Webster defines social media as “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content (such as videos).” The 2019 Pew Research Center report on social media use…
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Driving Your Message with Influencer Marketing

By Andie Davis, LCI Authenticity always wins. In today’s world, we get bombarded by advertisement after advertisement. Most of us tune out when advertisements turn on. In fact, a total of 42.7 percent of internet users worldwide use ad blockers. Focus is shifting away from traditional advertising methods. Why? Because one-way communication is, well, a one-way street. Consumers crave authenticity,…
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Five Tips to Improve your Social Media Marketing

By Polly Winograd Ikonen As a communications and marketing professional, you obviously know that having your company or client on social media platforms is critical.  But simply creating organic posts is no longer enough to generate the engagement you seek. The term ‘social media marketing’ can be used to describe all kinds of promotional activities on these platforms. In this…
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VIDEO: Meet the team: Andie Davis, Account Coordinator

By LCI’s newest member, Andie Davis This week’s vlog is dedicated to introducing the newest member of the LCI team, Andie Davis. Andie is a recent University of Oregon graduate with a Bachelor of Science in public relations. She is more than ready to take on her role as account coordinator. Welcome, Andie!   Watch our video (below)   Got…
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What is paid search marketing – and how can it help your business?

by David Landis, LCI President Often times, business owners ask me: “What is the difference between paid and organic search? And, which one is appropriate for my business?” The simple answer is both.  First, some definitions. Organic search results are those that just populate a query on your search engine, such as Google. Ads are labelled as such, are paid…
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Is There A Future For Media Relations?

by David Landis, LCI President It’s the new year: a time for high hopes, refreshed energies and renewed perspectives. So, as good PR professionals, we’re always looking for the best ways to communicate our clients’ stories. With social media, digital marketing and new platforms arriving daily, where should public relations experts turn? Predictably, we usually come back to the age-old…
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What’s in store for communications in 2021?

by David Landis, LCI President Wrapping up a challenging year (to say the least), all the prognosticators come out, predicting this and that for 2021. The world of public relations is no different. So I asked my international PR colleagues from the Public Relations Global Network for their predictions. I got answers from all over the globe – many of…
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