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30 Years Later: How Shark Week Became One of the Discovery’s Biggest Hits

by Annie Kelly

marketing public relations public relations, social media successes

Although Discovery airs fascinating programs all year, there is one week a year that it is best known for: Shark Week. During the last week in July, the longest running-cable event ever is the forefront of the television channel. How exactly has Discovery cultivated this enormous following for an entire week dedicated to sharks? How has it made it so big in just 30 years that people such as Shaq, Gronk and Lindsey Vonn want in? Much of it comes from its PR and brand building over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest moments in Shark Week over the last 30 years.  

Social Media Influencers 101: What You Need to Know

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing social media twitter

A few weeks back we posted our definitive guide for finding the right social media influencer (Quick - if you haven’t already, read it now so you know what I’m talking about). Good, now you’re all caught up. But there are still plenty of misconceptions about influencers floating around that you may have come to believe.  

How Brands Eclipsed Each Other With Marketing Campaigns During the Real Solar Eclipse

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing social media

The 2017 solar eclipse happened Monday and people were *mildly* freaking out. ICYMI (or are living under a rock), this was a big deal because the last time a solar eclipse swept the entire continental U.S. was way back in 1918. 100 years later, people are still more fascinated than ever by the eclipse phenomenon. On the morning before the eclipse, #SolarEclipse2017 was already trending on Twitter, and brands wasted no time cashing in on the attention by tying in their own marketing campaigns to the news. Let’s take a look at some of the best brand campaigns and how they fared in...eclipsing one another.    

Everything You Need to Know About Sponsored Content

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing

Sponsored content seems to be everywhere these days, even though you may not always know it. It can be difficult to recognize, as sponsored content seamlessly blends in with organic content (when done correctly). If you don’t know what sponsored content is, don’t worry - you’re not alone. Although sponsored content has been on the rise in media publications over the past few years, there are still plenty of people who are confused about its purpose and how it differs from advertising. But have no fear; we’re here to answer all your questions and show you the ins and outs of sponsored content.  

How Brands Can Successfully Use Facebook Live

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing social media

When Facebook launched its live streaming feature earlier this year, it opened the door for countless marketing opportunities. By broadcasting a live stream, brands are now able to directly connect with followers from around the world in real time. Facebook users get a notification when a page that they follow or like begins live streaming so they know exactly when and how to tune in. In the past year, Facebook saw over 8 billion video views, and people are spending triple the amount of time watching live video as compared to pre-recorded videos. But how can brands effectively use Facebook Live to engage with the Facebook community? Check out our list of the brands that are dominating Facebook Live below!  

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