Proving Business Value of Social Media No Longer an Impossible Dream

July 24th, 2013 by

At a complimentary CARMA/PR News webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Don Bartholomew, SVP, digital & social media research for Ketchum, will discuss how to align key performance indicators (KPIs) to demonstrate the organizational impact and value of social media, and what industry efforts are being made to standardize social media measurement.

Most Americans Take A Dim View of the Federal Govt.; Marketers Shift Channel Focus to Content Marketing

July 22nd, 2013 by

A recent study by Public Affairs Pulse has revealed that Americans hold a decidedly unfavorable opinion of the Federal government. A recent survey of 329 professional marketers revealed that marketers are changing their channel focus in 2013.

Tips for PR to Start Wearing Green Eyeshades

July 22nd, 2013 by

Is social media turning PR pros into quasi accountants? The growth of social media has upended the communications industry, creating dozens of new channels at our disposal, as well as questions about its value to organizations.

Infographic: State of Content Marketing 2013

July 16th, 2013 by

Don’t fight it. Resistance is futile. For PR pros, content marketing now resides at the core of marketing communications.

5 Moments of Pure PR Joy

July 15th, 2013 by

There are a handful of occasions in every communicator’s life where things couldn’t be better, whether it’s an encouraging pat the back from the CEO or a much-deserved raise. For PR pros, here are some of those milestones.

Millennial Moms Engage More Deeply in Social Channels; Mobile Traffic Stalls in the First Quarter (As Usual)

July 1st, 2013 by

Millennial moms spend an average of 17 hours per week on social networking sites. Mark Weiner on The Measurement Myth.

ABC’s of Content Marketing: Always Be Content-Optimizing

June 4th, 2013 by

A content marketing strategy should be a feedback loop centered on measurable objectives and calls to action, says Waggener Edstrom’s Kiersten Lawson.

Your Pocket Guide to PR Social Measurement

May 30th, 2013 by

Tying social media metrics to organizational goals can be a real bear. Use this matrix to make things easier.

4 Ground Rules for Sharing Social Metrics With Your CEO

May 24th, 2013 by

Don’t wait for your CEO to say “bottom-line me” when you’re reporting social media metrics.

Why ROI is Often a Useless Metric for PR Professionals

May 21st, 2013 by

Planning PR campaigns is only half the battle—you also need to prove that your efforts made a difference.