Measurement

Tips For Measuring the Outcome of PR Efforts

August 17th, 2020 by

PR measurement need not be expensive or difficult. Moreover, with data proliferating in the digital environment, PR needs to measure its effort and demonstrate value. NRPR chief Nicole Rodrigues offers a review of measurement basics.

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How to Avoid Letting Flashy Data Obscure Real B2B Sales Leads

August 12th, 2020 by

Well-known publications with large circulation figures and numerous unique visitors to their online sites seem attractive targets for generating sales leads. However, placement in publications with small, targeted readerships might be a better route to generating leads and proving PR’s value.

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Proving the Most Accessible and Efficient Path to PR-ROI

August 4th, 2020 by

For years, Adobe executives believed that getting a large volume of media coverage across a wide range of publications was more beneficial than fewer articles in targeted media. Using media measurement and analysis, Adobe’s Dr. Jennifer Bruce showed this was not the case.

Value vs Vanity: Metrics that Matter for Digital Strategy

July 22nd, 2020 by

It’s a constant struggle for digital strategists. Do you present shiny but ultimately useless vanity metrics? Or do you explain to those in charge that engagement rarely happens overnight, but is a long-term process? Our authors argue that there are ethical ways to demonstrate short-term value.

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Weber Shandwick Releases and Owns Its Dismal Diversity Data

July 19th, 2020 by

Weber Shandwick did a very good thing last week. It released diversity data for its senior levels. The data were dismal and the agency said as much. It also made the correct point that benchmarks are needed before you can make improvements. Though the agency needs to offer detail about how it will improve, Weber has taken a bold first step.

AMEC Summit is Virtual Yet Vital as Macnamara Tackles Misinformation

July 8th, 2020 by

The start of the AMEC Global Summit featured a terrific talk from well-known academic Jim Mcnamara. The Australian professor highlighted research from his new book, which looked at misinformation in various forms. A multi-faceted approach is needed to combat the scourge, he said.

Vanilla Ice, Airlines Need to Read the Room via Social Listening

July 2nd, 2020 by

It’s understandable that some want a break from the constant barrage of social media. But for brands and celebrities, spending more time engaging in social listening might be appropriate, particularly before making big decisions and announcements. Reading the room is basic PR.

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New FleishmanHillard Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer: We Need Substantive Change

July 1st, 2020 by

As part of our series of interviews with senior PR pros in new positions, we spoke recently with Emily Graham, FleishmanHillard’s first chief diversity & inclusion officer. During her 15-year career, Graham says she’s seen no evidence that PR has made strides toward diversity. Actions not words are needed now, she says.

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Value and PR Must be Linked to Maintain Business Strength During COVID-19

July 1st, 2020 by

Faced with a long-term crisis, a media landscape that transformed priorities seemingly overnight and budgets of many businesses frozen, PR pros need to adapt. Here are some strategies to use.

Using Measurement to See Whether Brands Walked the Talk on #BLM

July 1st, 2020 by

In August 2019, Business Roundtable released a statement on the purpose of a corporation (see PRNEWS, September, 2019). More than 180 CEOs, some from America’s largest firms, committed their companies to