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Good Customer Service Proves Elusive

Although customer service is second only to price and quality in influencing buying decisions, consumers say that positive customer experiences have been few and far between. | MORE »

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Celebrity Spokespeople Yield Negative Ad Scores

If you’re thinking about hiring a celebrity to front a campaign, consider that unless that celeb is Oprah, you may be wasting resources. | MORE »

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Americans’ Optimism on Economy Increases

Twice as many Americans think the economy will be better rather than worse this year—is this a sign of economic recovery? | MORE »

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Influencer Measurement Tools: They Drill Down, But How Far?

Social media consultant Jason Falls has developed a list of influencer measurement tools—here’s a small sampling of such tools, including their features and pricing. | MORE »

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Case Study: ‘Fresh Ideas’ and a Slice of Social Media the Recipe for Sara Lee’s Deli Meat Brand Campaign

A humorous series of videos and a Facebook page were the key drivers in attracting busy moms and creating awareness around the convenience and freshness of a pre-sliced deli meat brand. | MORE »

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PR News Announces CSR Awards Finalists

As CSR efforts resonate more and more with the public, trumpeting an organization’s good citizenship is critical. PR News honors the best of these efforts with its annual CSR Awards. Here are the nominees. | MORE »

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Social Media Shake-Up: Twitter Transforms PR/Journalist Relationship

As the media moves to social platforms to hunt for and receive story ideas, PR pros must exploit this change and adjust their outreach strategies accordingly. | MORE »

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Measuring Your Influencers: Relevance Precedes Popularity

While revolutionizing the identification and measurement of influencers, social media—and its coolness factor—can also cloud the picture. PR Measurement Conference speakers Gary Lee of mBLAST and Katie Paine, among others, weigh in on the relevancy factor. | MORE »

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Case Study: With Returning Veterans in Harm’s Way, PR Goes Into Awareness Battle Mode to Communicate Their Plight

Organization: Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Agency: Peppercom Timeframe: December 2008 – December 2009 Ad Council ads on behalf of the IAVA were distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide.  Image courtesy of the … | MORE »

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Don’t Play Google Hide & Seek: Robust SEO Tactics Can Raise Your Ranking

Search engine optimization may sound complex to the uninitiated, but by following some basic essentials, PR pros can easily raise the visibility of their content online, including news releases. | MORE »

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