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PR’s failure to demonstrate the associations between what we do and business value creation has perpetuated a vacuum of credibility with the C-suite. Today, with the advent of Big Data and business analytics, fewer and fewer CEOs and CFOs are willing to cut our profession any slack.
Even the most popular brands are not immune to rapidly changing consumer tastes.
To help navigate the question of the value of hard data, the good people at Captora put together an infographic that includes information on some of the most popular measurements, most effective content types and even which day of the week is best for sharing content on social media (hint: it’s Saturday).
When we think of “brand security,” we often think in terms of information technology, software and solutions that are done by “somebody else.” This thinking is actually incorrect. In fact, it is incumbent upon communicators to learn how to improve the security of their brand.
In order to tie PR to sales, we need to understand the processes by which PR’s outcome (audiences) becomes part of the sales process.
Although there has been a lot of talk about the adoption of the Barcelona Principles in the public relations community over the past few years, there has been very little detail reported about the voluntary standards that the industry is adopting to put these principles into action.
With big data comes bad data, and most tools leave it up to you the communicator to figure out what’s good data and what’s bad data.