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Take Twitter Analytics Into Account

April 27th, 2015 by

Twitter Analytics can provide a lot of meaningful data to help you enhance and amplify your personal Twitter brand. But it can also be a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t live and breathe analytics as a full-time job.

If It’s Online It Must be Video

April 27th, 2015 by

All signs point to online video as the primary way that media publishers engage audiences and capture all-important eyeballs.

The Press Release Lives. Are Yours Effective?

April 27th, 2015 by

While the demise of the press release is greatly exaggerated, ongoing criticism of it remains. Many press releases, regardless of the sector, continue to suffer from flowery language, jargon and buried leads (when the real news is stuck in the penultimate paragraph), among other shortcomings.

Crystal Light Taps Variety at Red Carpet

April 27th, 2015 by

To deliver a successful brand-enhancing PR program for Crystal Light it was critical for HC to identify a high-level sponsorship that would provide access to influential stars and entertainment-event opportunities.

When the Numbers Are the Story

April 20th, 2015 by

More than ever, B2B communicators realize the value of using proprietary research to build content and narratives that strengthen brand reputation, promote thought leadership and enhance the visibility of important messages. To successfully deliver on communication objectives, maximize media exposure and engage targeted stakeholders, we’ve found a few best practices for B2B communication leaders.

How to Fuel Your PR Measurement Effort

April 20th, 2015 by

Call it “analysis paralysis,” wherein communicators get stuck moving from Point A to Point B. The most common problem for measurement is that PR pros are inundated with metrics. Here are some additional tips on making sure PR measurement doesn’t get the best of you (or your budget).

Survey: PR Still Spotty on Measurement

April 20th, 2015 by

A PR News survey which questioned 125 PR and marketing executives found that, when it comes to PR measurement and analytics, there remains a significant gap between rhetoric and reality.

Brands Adopt Barcelona Principles with Success

April 20th, 2015 by

Depending on your perspective, the Barcelona Principles are either a total flop, because 66 percent of PR professionals haven’t a clue what they are—according to a 2014 PR News survey of 145 PR pros—or a huge success since 26 percent of senior professionals are using them.

An Holistic Approach to PR Measurement

April 20th, 2015 by

PR and marketing execs increasingly are being asked to demonstrate the ROI of their activities. Yet with such disparate metrics, the challenge of providing a holistic view of PR is more complex than ever, even with the vast number of tools now available to the profession.

The ‘Duality Gap’ in Corporate Communications

April 20th, 2015 by

Effective PR measurement can often be an elusive goal. The dual truths—that PR should contribute measurably to the business and yet lacks the confidence and often the resources to measure its effectiveness—make clarity of the PR function an elusive goal for many organizations.