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.
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.
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.
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.
To help integrate social data into your measurement strategy, here are 6 tips PR professionals should keep in mind.
PR pros are in business to advance the cause of their organizations. Their research, measurement and evaluation must meet the needs of the organization and decision-making.
There are certain elements that should be included in all measurement dashboards if you hope to properly collect and analyze data about your communication efforts.