PR measurement has the potential to be overwhelming and complex, but this can be avoided by collecting the right data and shaping your reports to the needs of your audience.
As senior leaders seek higher levels of accountability from public relations, communicators are tasked with turning PR language into business language. To help communicate what you measure, here are five requirements for analytical storytelling to C-level executives.
With myriad social channels and measurement tools now available, PR pros have to learn to be more discriminating in picking what to measure; otherwise they end up throwing good money after bad.
The key to a successful PR measurement strategy is gathering data that proves the value of PR activities, shows ongoing improvement in performance and demonstrates ROI compared with true business metrics. There are a variety …
Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators.
For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios.
Any PR pro knows that what matters most to the C-suite isn’t the amount of media coverage but the actual value it represents—or ROI. But there is no standard measurement tool or piece of software that magically calculates it.
The value of a PR program can really only be proven through measurement. Here are some key questions you should ask before setting out on a measurement program.