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The Proactive Report is about the shifts in the media landscape, social media strategy and online PR Our aim is to bring you the latest research and case studies that show how technology is changing media consumption and the patterns of communication and behavior online.

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How to Drive Traffic with Twitter Cards in Four Easy Steps


 

A guest post by Sure Payroll

Since it’s conception, Twitter has always been a hub for short, concise bits of information. With the advent of Twitter cards, individuals and brands can add greater context to a tweet with rich media, expanded messaging, and enhanced branding. Photos, article summaries, direct downloads, audio clips, and more can complement a tweet right in a follower’s twitter feed (that means there’s no need to click a link to garner all of the important information about a product, service, or announcement).

So how do Twitter cards work? By manually adding a series of meta tags, twitter users can customize each card. Or if you’re on WordPress, there are three different plugins that can integrate a WordPress site with Twitter cards—JM Twitter Cards, Jetpack, and WordPress SEO by Yoast. Once the HTML is added to a company’s webpage, use the Twitter Card Validator to ensure they work and request Twitter to white list the cards. Once approved, followers will have the card added to their own tweets, potentially boosting social shares, conversation and brand awareness.

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Google and Our World of Search in 2014

December 17th, 2014 | Read | Discuss

By Cokey Falkow In the world of Digital Public Relations and Marketing we are apt to become cynical fast. What is it about the new face of the web? Why is it so powerful? What has changed in the world? The answer is everything, and nothing. The world has changed, sure… the only constant is change. [...]

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Research

How Consumers use Social Media During Purchase

March 14th, 2013 | Read | Discuss

Are you still wondering just how to integrate social media into your marketing mix? “While marketers understand the importance of managing their brands online, there’s still uncertainty as to the proper weight to put behind digital media channels, especially social media, to optimize return on investment,” says Chip Lister, Managing Director of Radius GMR. A [...]

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Social Media Case Studies

Mayo Clinic Tops Digital Healthcare Report

May 6th, 2014 | Read | Discuss

A new study shows that only 4 of the US News Top 10 Hospitals have a patient-centric digital presence. The study Aligning Patient Needs with Online Capabilities: What Healthcare Reform Means for Your Hospital Website looked at the top 50 hospitals, as listed on the US News and World Report, and examined their online offerings [...]

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Social Media Marketing Tips

Facebook Remarketing for PR

July 10th, 2014 | Read | Discuss

Digital PR Tip: Remarketing Is remarketing a valid PR tactic?  Native advertising (branded content) has blurred the line between between advertising and PR. Using social advertising to amplify your content is a skill every PR practitioners should master. How does it remarketing on Facebook work? In order to remarket to someone they have to have [...]

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Social Media Strategy

CIPR State of PR in 2014

March 1st, 2014 | Read | Discuss

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK has released their 2014 State of the Profession report. You can see the full report here One of the areas I was particularly interested in is how the profession sees their skill level.  65% say they are satisfied that they have the appropriate skills and knowledge [...]

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Video Interviews

Why Quality Content is Important

February 19th, 2011 | Read | Discuss

This week the New York Times broke the story about how JCPenney nabbed the #1 spot in Google for a slew of search terms.  For months – right through the holiday season – they were top of the rankings for phrases like “skinny jeans”, “home decor” and “comforter sets”, to name just a few. Google [...]

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