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PR Agency Revenue Down 8.9% in 2009

An annual Advertising Age report for 2009 reveals that revenue and jobs are at a 16-year low in the agency sector. Revenue for U.S. marketing-communications agencies—advertising, marketing services, media, health care, and public relations—tumbled 7.5% to $28.4 billion in 2009. | MORE »

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‘Most Innovative Companies’ and Their Presence on Facebook

After Businessweek released its list of the most innovative companies, PR News informally checked on how the top 15 match up with their Facebook presence. | MORE »

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Getting the Big Picture: Social Media Dashboards

Dashboards provide PR and other key business functions with an easy to see, and often flashy, view of activities.  The most important aspect is to correctly pinpoint goals and key performance indicators that will be at its center. | MORE »

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Influencer Mapping: Identifying and Mobilizing Key Constituents

Engaging influential third parties and stakeholders has long been a strategy of PR executives as they look to build awareness and improve the reputations for their organizations and clients. Recent improvements in mapping tool technologies have made influencer analysis more accessible. | MORE »

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Measurement Conference: Proving ROI With Quantifiable Terms

PR News’ Measurement Conference in Washington, D.C., featured real-world, tested advice for developing and implementing effective measurement programs. | MORE »

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Social Media as a PR Measurement Tool: A PR News/Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Survey

This survey asked PR executives and managers how they are thinking about executing social media measurement and what role it plays in the measurement mix. | MORE »

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PR Measurement Lumbers Into the Digital Age

PR Executives still have a ways to go when it comes to generating meaningful social media metrics, according to a new survey of nearly 800 communications professionals conducted by PR News and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. | MORE »

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Setting Objectives: The Key to Proving the Value of Public Relations

Whether your organization is large or small, for profit or nonprofit, local or global, it has an objective. A clear, broad-based understanding of the organization’s objectives improves its chances for success. | MORE »

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Toyota’s ‘Trust Bank’ Is Open for Business

The findings of a recent study out of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business show that despite hundreds of negative stories generated by the press and predictions of Toyota’s demise by experts, customers remain loyal. | MORE »

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Apple Most Admired Among Brands

Last week we reported that Hershey’s Kisses was world’s the most popular brand, and now we can report that Apple is the world’s “most admired company.” Fortune partnered with Hay Group to assess U.S. and global firms with revenues of a least $10 billion. | MORE »

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