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PR News Q&A: Ovaitt on Measurement’s ‘So What’ Factor

PR measurement expert and PR News Measurement Conference speaker Frank Ovaitt discusses which metrics the C-suite wants to see, the importance of the Barcelona Principles and…well, don’t get him started on advertising value equivalents (AVEs). | MORE »

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Tablet Sales to Soar, With iPad Leading the Charge

Sales of tablet computers are expected to double over the next five years, resulting in increased competition, says a new study. | MORE »

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Public Divided on WikiLeaks’ Document Dump

Free speech or security threat? Americans are conflicted about how much freedom organizations like WikiLeaks should have in publishing confidential documents. | MORE »

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Investing in Wellness Programs: Measurement Is Lacking

While employee wellness programs are on the rise—particularly in North America—only about a third of employers are actually measuring the success of such programs. | MORE »

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Want to Dig Deeper Into SEO? Follow the Experts

There are plenty of search engine optimization resources to help make you a search master. Sterling Communications’ Devin Davis and Weber Shandwick’s Karianne Stinson provide a list of SEO blogs and experts to either get you started or keep your SEO efforts on track. | MORE »

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Exploring the Veteran’s Mind to Achieve Campaign Success

Focus group sessions with returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan uncovered key attitudes and beliefs that helped form the messaging for a successful outreach effort. | MORE »

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Working With the Ad Council: Pro Bono Doesn’t Mean ‘Free’

Working with the Ad Council on an initiative can be a fruitful exercise, but it’s important to have a measurement system in place—particularly when it comes to dollars spent. | MORE »

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Media Relations on a Global Scale: Know the Territory

As the world becomes more and more connected, and organizations establish global outposts, PR professionals need to understand the unique attributes of the regions in which they practice. Here’s a primer to get started. | MORE »

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Measurements Tenets to Live By: The Barcelona Principles

Created in 2010, the Barcelona Principles serve as a basic framework for PR pros looking to develop measurement strategies. Read on for the seven guidelines. | MORE »

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Case Study: Edgy Ad Campaign, With Hefty Digital, Traditional PR Support, Helps the Pistachio Come Out of Its Shell

After a contamination scare in early 2009, the pistachio had hit nut-bottom. Leave it to a crazy cast of characters—backed by a big media relations campaign—to not only bring the pistachio back from the dead, but make it a best-seller on the grocery shelves. | MORE »

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