It’s the age-old question that still stumps many PR professionals: What’s the most accurate way to measure public relations? It’s relatively easy to count numbers of clips, but that doesn’t reflect the full scope of a public relations initiative. The hard part is accounting for the intangibles, such as swaying public opinion.
There may be no such thing as perfection but you can come close with your measurement campaigns if you do the following:
Now that you are hired, what does the client expect you to deliver? What do you need to achieve for the effort to be considered a success? An organization has made the choice to invest in your firm and now you will need to devise a plan to deliver that return on investment.
According to a survey of more than 400 communications professionals conducted by PR News and BurrellesLuce, the two most important media categories that help execs attain their goals are print and broadcast (38% and 24%, respectively), with social media coming in fourth at 15%.
Digital communications’ impact on meeting business objectives is more indisputable than ever, but that doesn’t mean executives have abandoned traditional media measures—quite the opposite. A recent survey of PR News and BurrellesLuce measuring goals in integrated marketing programs yielded interesting results.
Few would argue that social media—blogs, microblogs, social networking sites, video- and image-sharing sites, online forums, opinion sites, knowledge/expert networks and more—have become critically important in the shaping of corporate or brand reputation.
Why measuring your company’s ROI should go beyond sales and profits.
A new survey reveals how PR professionals are "measuring up" (no pun intended) when it comes to leveraging metrics to track ROI.
PR measurement is an issue for both the big and the small. Many organizations can benefit from public relations and not all of them are huge corporations with massive budgets. Those with more modest budgets can gain a lot from the value and cost-efficiency of PR, but measurement is one area where small to midsize clients are not getting as much as they could out of their PR efforts.
What follows are 10 surefire ways to help you measure the right activities and then translate your results—so that everyone gets the message. 1. Go ahead and jump in—before you get pushed. If you’re sitting …