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All change with Facebook and its algorithm for advertisers

Facebook’s recent purge of clickbait and the reprioritizing of deep content and posts by friends could make quality content relevant on the platform once more.

Facebook is forcing people to create quality and relevant content. The social media giant recently unveiled its biggest news feed algorithm change to date; it now favors content from friends and family over posts from companies and politicized material. So where does this leave advertisers?

Facebook has said that the new changes will not affect paid posts on the platform, although CPM (cost per 1000 impressions) may increase. The changes are aimed at removing clickbait; those annoying shouty adds that use either controversial titles or make ridiculous claims as to the product’s benefits. They have long frustrated users, often appearing higher in the news feed than posts from friends or loved ones. Facebook won’t admit it publically, but it’s an effort to stem people moving away from the site, which some see as now being an endlessly repetitive space for dreary pointlessness, and so don’t bother to look at it.

Brands already know that they get little visibility from unpaid content on Facebook. Organic content doesn’t work as well as paid posts for sure. However the new move may make some headway into leaning back into these two truisms. Brands will probably have to abandon push marketing and create content that potential customers value or wish to see.

There is a lot of concern in the online space with marketers globally surrounding this issue. Many are preparing to advise clients to move part of their tactical spend to Instagram, Snapchat or other channels. This is interesting as it may turn out to create the exact result that Facebook didn’t want, and so the situation will continue to evolve.

We would say that there is no cause for panic. The correct content (now able to be deeper, of better quality and therefore better able to connect to consumers in our clients’ target markets) and correctly targeted will continue to drive success for brand building and sales growth on the FB channel.

Please speak to us for free advice or to request a project-specific consultation.

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Four of the social media trends that PR need to understand

Video is now essential

Scroll down your social feeds and you will probably see the sheer number and variety of videos posted or shared on there. It’s simply the most attractive, exciting and engaging form of media you can post. A lot of people worry that they can’t produce a video due to the prohibitive cost in terms of meeting high production value standards, but it’s really not necessary; the camera on a typical cellphone now has reached such a level that it is entirely adequate for shooting quick IG and FB posts. Just make sure the content is relevant, or if not, then at least make it funny.

 

What is the ‘90/10’ content rule?

The mix ratio here refers to the proportion split for your content in terms of balancing pushy, sales-y promotional stuff versus interesting, educating, helpful or consumer-useful (valuable) content. The 90/10 rule is heavily covered in social media marketing circles, but most companies seem to be unable to stick to it. Give up on the hard sell for a bit, and just offer people something they will like, rather than posting a call-to-action twice a day (this is fatiguing, and will result in lost followers).

 

Keep it brief

All captions should be short and creatively relay information. Infographics are a great workaround if you have detailed content that is too wordy to fit into the “140 characters, six seconds rule.”

Remember, constant consumption of social media for many hours every day makes people retarded, and in the words of Ron Burgundy, that is a scientific fact; so marketers must now work within the context of appealing to people’s considerably shortened attention spans.

 

Capture attention

Just as in real life, there are several ways to win the attention or affection of passers-by (or scrollers-by, in the digital domain). You can use handsome aesthetics, charm, wit, comedy, meaningful expression or deeply profound meaning; you can post topical thoughts on a recent news item; you could even use controversy to gather some onlookers. There is no particular preferred approach, so use everything at your deployment to develop a well-rounded content mix.

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A new hope an episode for PR purists.

The PR industry is faced with taking an uncertain road leading to future change. However, whatever the challenges, the same core PR skills of today will still be required and relevant tomorrow.

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What is digital PR?

PR has changed! It isn’t just about media relations and sending out press releases anymore. Digital PR is about combining traditional PR with content marketing, social media and search. When we do this, what happens is we are able to transform static news (such as it was once consumed in printed newspapers) into live conversations, and speaking directly to your target audience online without having to go through only a traditional media channel.

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Why communicators need to embrace PESO.

Marketing campaigns are evolving into holistic strategies with PESO; no longer linear but 3D, 360 degree communications. Digital measurability creates a high-definition focus, with in-house marketing teams and business leaders seeing a clear picture of brand presentation and message delivery.

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Go Digital or Go it Alone!

Virtual business has become the new reality in Thailand; Bangkok-based companies dragging their heels may get left behind in a barren marketing wasteland, miles away from the nearest customer connectivity point. What is vital in 2015 and beyond is that Thailand’s SMEs and big brands alike jump onto rising digital marketing platforms sooner rather than later and properly learn how to leverage them. If not, they run the risk of being stranded, and soon forgotten by market forces.

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5 reasons you should use periscope for business.

Periscope, the live-streaming video mobile app which allows you to broadcast from anywhere in the world, purchased by Twitter in February is now the fastest-growing social media app. In just ten days, the app hit one million users and now exceeds 10 million users who are viewing over 40 years of content every day on the app.

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10 CEO hacks to effective time management.

Looking to utilize your time at work a little more efficiently? These top CEOs have all the life hacks you need to effectively manage your time.

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3 new social media hacks for business.

Keeping at the forefront of the ever-changing world of social media can be tricky, but these three simple social media hacks can help give you the edge over your competitors and drive likes, shares and, ultimately, more business your way.

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5 ways to make social media work for you.

There’s no hiding from it; PR has evolved and mastering digital and social media is integral to the industry. From the launch of Snapchat Discover — which has been utilised by the likes of CNN, Vice, ESPN and Daily Mail — to campaigns including Visit Britain’s new Tumblr account, Starbucks teaming up with Spotify and the online buzz that was created around the guerilla tactics employed by the team behind the miniature Ant Man billboards that popped up in Australian cities, there’s no denying the parameters of PR are fast-expanding and, to stay ahead of the curve, we have to remain savvy when it comes to digital and social PR.

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