How to Reinvigorate Your Company’s LinkedIn Strategy

LinkedIn, when properly executed and engaged with, can be a key platform for a communications program. If you are putting effort into LinkedIn but not seeing the intended results, here are a few tips from Melissa Baratta, Senior Vice President at Affect, to consider.

Taking a Page from Security Story Hijacking

This week, Affect VP Katie Creaser and I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by our friends at LIFARS, a NYC-based cybersecurity and digital forensics firm. The event focused on cyber espionage and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), with speakers from well-known security software and hardware companies discussing the threat landscape and strategies to keep… Continue reading

8 Tips for Creative Media Relations

While product announcements often gain media coverage, it’s important to also think creatively to further the reach of any communications program. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director of Affect, shares eight tips to creative media relations.

Why You Should Pay to Promote Your Content

In today’s media environment, good content doesn’t necessarily make it to the top on its own merit – often times, it takes a bit of promotion to give it the lift it needs. With some financial backing, the content your company produces can go a long way. In this video, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares key factors to achieving success with promoted content, including how to get it in front of the right audience at the right time.

3 Ways to Keep Your Communications Plan Hot

With summer officially upon us, many companies tend to lay off the pedal when it comes to marketing and communications. It can be tough with a rotating schedule of vacations, holidays, and early release days to keep that marketing plan running at full throttle – but summer is actually one of the best times to… Continue reading

Introduction to Meerkat and Periscope

Meerkat and Periscope are two of the latest live stream tools that are catching the communications industry by storm. In this video, Katie Creaser, Vice President at Affect, shares five tips to successfully implement them into your business.

Part 2 – FTC Advertising Guidelines: New Guidance on Wording and Placement of Disclosures

Last month, we reported on FTC’s clarification around its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Through a set of FAQs, they provided new guidance on proper marketing procedures and techniques, including the purchasing and selling of fake “likes,” which we reported on previously. In addition, they also provided direction on what constitutes… Continue reading

A Crisis Strikes: Now What?

Crisis planning is a critical part of any company’s communications strategy. Melissa Baratta, Senior Vice President at Affect, shares key tips to successfully face and overcome a crisis.

How to Navigate a Tradeshow

While navigating a tradeshow, whether for a client or for your own company, it is important to maximize the benefits of attending by setting up interviews, attending sessions and networking throughout. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, shares key strategic tips to a successful event.

Twitter Changing DM Length Policies – What You Should Know

Recently, the Twitter Development Team announced that it is changing how the messaging system works and will now allow Direct Messages (DMs) to be over 140 characters. Previously, if a follower wanted to send a Direct Message (DM) to your company’s Twitter handle that was over 140 characters, the user would have to send multiple… Continue reading