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Translating Measurement Jargon

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How To…Improve ROI in a Tough Economy

It’s an unfortunate reality of business: When the economy takes a turn for the worse, marketing, advertising and public relations are among the first budget items businesses cut. But in tough economic times, it’s more … | MORE »

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Measurement Redux: PR’s Holy Grail Still Tests Business Intangibles

Calling measurement the Holy Grail of PR is as cliché as revisiting the struggle to get a seat at the table, yet somehow the term’s continued relevance (despite drastic changes to the communications landscape) justifies … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Research/Measurement

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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Measuring ROI in the Blogosphere: Harnessing an Unregulated Space

To say the blogosphere has been growing at a locomotive rate the past few years is to make an excessive understatement. Consider these statistics culled from a March 2008 study conducted by Universal McCann: 77% … | MORE »

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Measuring Agency Profitability Goals: How You Can Reach Them

Even in this inscrutable economy, PR agency directors and owners are still earning a nice living, clients are remaining and talent is plentiful. Why fret about profitability? Well, I’m here to tell you that attention … | MORE »

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Case Study: Fueled by Research and Measurement, Shell Oil Rehabilitates a Tainted Image

Organization: Shell Oil Company Agency: Burson-Marsteller; Penn, Schoen & Berland Timeframe: 2006 – 2007 When Shell Oil Company undertook an 18-month face-to-face campaign to build public understanding of energy issues, research and measurement quickly became … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Ten Questions to Ask a Media Measurement Firm

By Mark Weiner A study sponsored in part by the Institute for Public Relations and The Arthur Page Society revealed that, while executives who fund PR programs desire measurement to gauge performance and ROI, they … | MORE »

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Looking for Evidence: New Measurement Approach Turns Old Tactics Upside Down

Measurement is the bread and butter for communications executives, as this professional population is constantly on the lookout for tangible ways to quantify their efforts and, in turn, get buy-in from the powers that be … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Manage by the Numbers to Increase Profitability

By Rick Gould In the PR agency business, consider a recessionary period to be any point when your operating profit drops below 20% of the top of the line. It may sound harsh, but there … | MORE »

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