NYC Social Media Week Key Takeaways – February 25, 2015

The second day of NYC Social Media Week continued today with impressive presenters who shared insights and analysis on the latest trends in social media. Here are the top three highlights of the day from the Affect team. Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees discussed the millennial workforce In a decade, 3-out-of-4 workers will be millennials… Continue reading

What to Look for in a PR Agency Partner

Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, shares the key characteristics to look for when selecting the right PR agency partner for your company.

Join Affect at NYC Social Media Week

The 7th annual NYC Social Media Week (SMW) is just around the corner. SMW is “a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.” This year’s SMW theme is Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of… Continue reading

3 Takeaways from our Client Satisfaction Survey

Being a good PR executive first means being a good service provider. As an agency, we put a lot of emphasis on providing excellent client service – being trusted advisors, counselors and partners. We focus on cultivating strong relationships with our clients on a daily basis, but sometimes it helps to take a formal temperature… Continue reading

White House & #SOTU: Lessons in Social Media Strategy

President Obama departed from tradition in the State of the Union (SOTU) address last week and set precedence by releasing a copy his speech via social media before he even stepped onto the House floor to address Congress. In a strategic ploy of using social media to not only inform the public but also cause… Continue reading

When the PR Party is Over: Tips for Coping with Post-CES Depression

You had big dreams for your PR strategy at CES – and for good reason. Your product is awesome, your announcements were on-point, your CEO attended and his comments on the industry were unique, insightful and airtight. You even found extra budget for press events and the entire PR team was on the ground to… Continue reading

New Years Resolution – Empowering Your Clients

Many public relations professionals are focused on the day-to-day within the agency – securing coverage, setting strategy, developing relationships with reporters, metrics, etc. While all of this is critical, it is equally important to remember to invest and nurture the team’s relationship with the client contact, whether it’s the Marketing Manager, the PR Director, or… Continue reading

CNN #AskACop – Lessons in Hashtag Disasters

Twitter has seen its fair share of marketing mishaps over the last year, from celebrities to executives to companies jumping the gun on the use of hashtags and tweet chats without putting much thought or preparation into them beforehand. Last week Topps Company’s #RockThatRock campaign received some backlash, and simultaneously we saw CNN create some… Continue reading

Social Media Promotion Gone Wrong: Lessons Learned from Ring Pops’ #RockThatRock Campaign

Last week, the Topps Company – maker of Ring Pops candy – experienced backlash and a potential investigation by the Federal Trade Commission after the company launched its #RockThatRock campaign, which invited users to post photos on social media showing how they wear their “edible bling.” However, some pre-teen and teen girls entered the contest… Continue reading

5 Things You Can Do Now to Boost Visibility

Whether you’re a startup or an established company, increasing visibility for your organization is a constant uphill battle, especially in an over-saturated market. However, promoting your business and staying top-of-mind with customers, partners and prospects doesn’t always have to require large budgets or extensive teams to execute. Here are five proven tactics you can do… Continue reading