Social media

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of these programs even boast extra features that can’t be found with the market leader. But which of them are really the best Skype alternatives? [...]  

PR nightmares: when complaints go viral

With the prominence of social media and viral videos and posts, PR nightmares can occur far faster and on a far larger scale than ever before. These are caused by a flood of negative comments on social networks or websites, resulting in a large crowd of people turning against individuals, corporations or organizations. Dissatisfied consumers target social media channels to put pressure on companies and in a worst-case scenario, this can have an avalanche effect with even the potential to bring the organization to its knees. Dealing with PR nightmares is, therefore, a central theme in crisis communication. [...]  

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data with its parent company Facebook, which is turning off its services. So what good WhatsApp alternatives are there to choose from? Here are our top 5. [...]  

Blogger outreach: securing the right relationships

Collaborating with successful bloggers or YouTubers is a big part of building a solid marketing repertoire. The size of the company doesn’t matter; anyone can benefit from having bloggers as brand ambassadors. A successful blogger collaboration enables you to profit from the reach and authenticity of the writer. But of course there has to be some give and take; if you want to work together with successful bloggers, you first need to gain their trust. [...]  

How to run a successful company Facebook page

Gone are the days of social networks only serving as private contact between friends. Whether you’re an artist, a party, or a company: social media is the ideal way to communicate with fans, members, or customers. However, many start-ups and self-employed people underestimate the effort that goes into a successful business Facebook page. [...]  

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