Measurement

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.

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24% of PR Pros Don’t Meet With Senior Leaders to Choose Optimal Biz Outcomes of Their Programs

April 17th, 2015 by

Those who have been working for years on developing standard practices for PR measurement have long advocated that communicators need to put first the business outcomes that matter most to senior leaders and clients.

For PR, Vying for Attention is Becoming the New Currency

April 13th, 2015 by

The major takeaway of Arthur W. Page Society’s spring meeting was that for PR pros the future is uncharted but, in light of some of the cultural indices, loaded with opportunity.

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7 Tips for a More Effective Social Media Strategy

March 30th, 2015 by

As senior managers demand more accountability, PR pros increasingly are on the hook to prove that social channels have value and merit more budget, whether in dollars or time.

Keys to Content Success: People, Processes, Data

March 30th, 2015 by

The success of branded content is more contingent now on PR pros’ ability to crunch numbers and analyze data.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Digital Footprint

March 25th, 2015 by

We are becoming increasingly defined by our digital reputations, and this trend is only going to continue as more data about us becomes available and searchable.

Annual Reports: Not Sexy, But Crucial

March 16th, 2015 by

The fleeting rush of a major influencer or prospective client responding to a ‘DM’ via Twitter may not be nearly as important for your brand or organization as a kick-ass annual report.

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#PowerOfPR: 6 Tips for Measuring Your Social Media Data

March 11th, 2015 by

To help integrate social data into your measurement strategy, here are 6 tips PR professionals should keep in mind.