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Making the Most of Your Social Media


In today’s world, social media continues to play a larger role each year, each month – each day, it seems. To keep up with the times, the D&Co dynamos at Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company make sure to take advantage of all the newest social media features – from Facebook live to Instagram stories.

  • Facebook Live and Instagram Live Video – Live video content is an excellent way to showcase clients, whether it be event coverage or a live cooking demo. Hosting a live segment will engage viewers with companies and products, and PR specialists are essential for executing these videos smoothly and effectively.
  • Google+ Events – The platform has brought back its event section to promote user involvement and engagement. This is the perfect avenue to highlight and promote a client’s upcoming event, whether it’s a highly anticipated launch party at the hottest spot in town or a fun happy hour special at a local restaurant.
  • Snapchat – As new snapchat filters are created, we are experimenting with some our favorites. Almost every day there is as new snapchat filter added or an old one returns. Technology also allows users to create their own snapchat geofilter. Customized geofilters designed to incorporate company logos and mascots for a special event are an excellent way to leverage brand recognition.
  • Snap Map – This new Snapchat feature was created to get snapchat users to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s daily routine through the app. Do you ever wonder where your friends are snapping from during their summer travels? Well, Snap Map now shares your current location, which appears to all contacts and friends on a map and continuously updates as you travel.
  • Instagram Stories – This feature is a hybrid that combines the fun and spontaneity of Snapchat stories with the execution and visual emphasis of Instagram photos. Instagram stories provide the perfect platform to showcase behind-the-scenes, exclusive content to promote a client’s event, new product, special deal – the list is endless.
  • Instagram and Facebook filters – The world of filters evolves every day. Facebook has recently introduced a ton of new filters and augmented reality masks, in addition to many stylistic filters that can cast unique lighting or hues in videos. Instagram too has launched new selfie filters that may remind many users of those pioneered by Snapchat.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Getting Insight: Social Media Metrics


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Social media has become a very important communication channel to help grow and sustain a successful business. Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company is very familiar with the various social media platforms, as we handle a number of social media campaigns for our clients. While it’s important to keep content coming, it’s important to make sure the right content is being posted. How do you know if you’re posting the right content? The answer lies in social media metrics!

Social media metrics show different stats that indicate engagement, impressions and more. Facebook alone has a great tab on its business pages that allow users to see how the content is performing. How do you find this information on a business page? Click “insights” above your cover photo, and you will be introduced to data for your page including page views, page likes, engagements and more. It’s always good to study this data at least monthly to see what your followers are responding to and what they are not. You can measure this by looking at the reach for individual posts.

Twitter also has its own analytics that can be found here: analytics.twitter.com. This will show a 28-day summary of your tweet activity where you can see which tweets had the highest engagement rate and impressions. You can also choose to see your top tweets. This is a good tool that shows you the type of posts your followers like to see.

Instagram has yet to have its own insights, but at Durée & Company, we use Sprout Social to pull reports to see how our clients’ Instagram pages are doing. Sprout allows us to see a detailed report that even shows us which hashtags are getting the most engagement. Hashtags are key, so we definitely love that the reports show this!

When you’re on your LinkedIn business page, you can click on “analytics” at the top of the page for data on your posts. This will show you interactions, clicks on links, reach and more. One of our favorite features of the LinkedIn analytics is the visitor demographics. It’s always interesting to see (and good to know!) the type of person that is viewing your posts.

After reviewing these analytics for the different social media platforms, it’s important to take the time and evaluate what you are going to change for the next month to increase activity. All this data is out there to help you grow your social media channels, so take advantage of these amazing tools that are offered!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach

Instagram’s Latest Updates


Instagram UpdatesInstagram, the popular photo-sharing app, is constantly rolling out new updates to keep its users on their toes. Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is always staying on top of these updates and finding ways to incorporate them in our clients’ social media campaigns. Within the past few months, Instagram has been giving us new features to keep the app fun and fresh. Three of our new favorite updates have been the photo/video carousel, the save to drafts feature, and Instagram stories.

The photo/video carousel – Have you recently noticed some blue dots below a friend’s post? You can now upload up to 10 photos or videos as a single carousel post. To upload a carousel, you go to upload a photo and click the circle with a square in it that is all the way to the right in the bottom right corner. You then select the photos you want, filter, post and there’s your carousel! This is great for businesses who want to push out a product, but don’t want to blow up Instagram feeds. The carousel provides a clean way for people to post more than one photo.

Drafts – Did you know you can filter and caption your picture and then save it to a drafts folder to post later? Edit your picture, add your caption, and then click the black arrows in the top left corner. You’ll then get a message that says “Save Draft” in blue or “Discard” in red. Click “Save Draft” and then when you go back to post, your drafts will appear at the top of your photos. You can also click “Manage” above the drafts to delete any that you don’t want to post anymore. This is great for comparing different filters on the same image, or for saving until the prime time to post. 

Stories – Yes, this is very similar to Snapchat, but Instagram stories allow you to have a wider reach than Snapchat. For Snapchat, you have to add someone’s username in order to see their stories. For Instagram stories, if your profile is on public, anyone who stumbles upon your page can view your story. To add an Instagram story, you click the camera in the top left corner of your newsfeed, take a photo or boomerang, then click “Your Story.”

We’re always interested to see what Instagram will come out with next! It’s fun to explore the possibilities of what you can do once a new feature is introduced. Happy posting!

And be sure to follow us on Instagram at @dureecopr!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.