The effect of the internet on public relations is the single biggest subject of current conversation in the public relations industry. As the world of communications changes beyond recognition, those seeking to communicate must revise and revolutionise their approach. Public Relations and the Social Web explores the way in which communications is changing and looks at what this means for communicators working across a range of industries, from entertainment through to politics. The book examines emerging public relations practices in the digital environment and shows readers how digital public relations campaigns can be structured. Including information on new communication channels such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking and SEO, Public Relations and the Social Web is essential reading for public relations practitioners, students of public relations, and those who work in related areas such as journalism and web construction and design.
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2012 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1.0, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, language: English, abstract: Hardly any online advertising effort becomes as important for entrepreneurship accomplishments as Search Engine Marketing. That's surprising marginally, because Search Engines are the single point of contact for customer investigation and information. On that score SEM is one of the most important tools to generate specifically leads. By the side of all online marketing measures, for example keyword advertising, SEO or SEA, the international SEM with YouTube videos is first and foremost the fastest-growing and by far promising opportunity, to establish qualified leads. In addition country-specific advertising messages are completed with corresponding keywords and well-placed with YouTube videos in local Search Engines, to achieve qualified groups of customers, who are in search of new products or services. Marketing specialists analyze and advance the achieved results simultaneously and adjust their marketing strategies immediately. As a consequence there is a better cost planning, target groups are scaled more precisely and the cost-benefit ratio is a sight better for both B2B and B2C. The obvious questions are: what business motivations give evidence of a fruitful cooperation at the hands of international SEM and YouTube videos? Which contents and keywords convert YouTube videos into a guarantee for success and which are critically for a profitable SEM? And after all, which customer is searching where, for what and why? These and further questions will be examined and clarified over the course of the next following sites.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1, FH OÖ Standort Steyr, course: Marketing & E-Business, language: English, abstract: Globalization has brought new opportunities to developing countries, and within the last few decades, especially the People's Republic of China transformed itself from a developing nation behind the bamboo curtain to one of the most influential nations on the world market. China's online population is growing very fast and counted already more than 560 million users in 2012, with a share of more than 70% of mobile Internet users. The Internet has become an indispensable tool for finding information quickly using a search engine. Therefore, for companies trading in China, their website will undoubtedly be vital in enhancing their public image and increasing sales volumes, and improving this website through search engine marketing (SEM) will be crucial to succeed. Due to huge cultural differences and governmental censorship of the Internet in mainland China, doing online business in this country is definitely different as in the Western world. To find out what is necessary for launching an international company website in China successfully, this paper describes and critically analyses the basic knowledge about China's online users and its online media world as well as search engines available in China and the challenges Chinese internet users face because of The Great Firewall. Aiming to provide key input for effective search engine marketing, this thesis combines theoretical background from various literary sources with the results of the author's online survey and interviews with four online marketing experts, who give an insight into their in-depth know-how of China's online marketing world and to provide advice on effective SEM for China's leading search engine Baidu. Clearly, as this papers shows, practising successful SEO depends on the combination of many different factors and actions. Writing original content, proper usage of keywords, incoming links from authoritative sites and other Baidu-sites are just some issues to be considered. Furthermore a Chinese ISP and content written in well-articulated 'Simplified Chinese' are other keys to success. Doing SEA for Baidu is quite challenging, especially for foreigners, because it requires experience with SEA, cultural understanding and perfect knowledge of Chinese to find the right keywords and handle Baidu's SEA and Analytics tool. Nevertheless, understanding China's culture and language is an important factor achieving good online visibility in China.
Social media are becoming part of the fabric of our lives, and their effect on public relations is the single biggest topic of conversation in the PR industry. Rob Brown explores the way the internet is changing the field of communications and looks at the implications for a range of fields, from entertainment to politics. It examines emerging public relations practices in the digital environment &#8211; including blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, and SEO &#8211; and shows readers how to structure digital public relations campaigns.