Lately there has been much talk of the need for PR executives to focus on business “outcomes” rather than on business “outputs.” The ability to demonstrate how PR drives ROI or sales is indeed measurement’s holy grail.
So much for the previously heralded hoopla about business bigwigs not keeping apace with social media trends. In a recent survey by the Society of New Communications Research, more than half of those polled said they tap socal nets to keep track of their peers and colleagues.
Feeling like kindred spirit to their PR counterparts, marketers are not exactly waxing confident these days about their digital metrics. A recent survey by Coremetrics and Bloomberg BusinessWeek Research shows how apprehensive marketers are when it comes to the effiectiveness of their online measurement programs.
In these days of fast and furious communication, it’s easy to forget some basics of sound public relations practice that have evolved over the years. Today, we have to deal with so many more independent …
For companies with a real contribution to make to the energy debate, helping the right audiences see the clien through the greenwash is absolutely the price of admission.
In legal scenarios and trials, lawyers are frequently the greatest source of leaks and surprise releases of information. Every time you see, hear or view one of those in-depth analyses of a legal situation, it’s likely one of the participating attorneys is involved.
A new white paper published by the Institute for Public Relations Commission on PR Measurement & Evaluation entitled, “Media Cost Weighting: A New Paradigm,” demonstrates the superiority of the Media Cost Weighting metric with four rigorous case studies.
While online focus groups gain some momentum as an effective qualitative measurement, some organizations prefer a more traditional digital research technique: the online survey. Following are best practices on how you can maxmize your ROI using this digital method of research.
A major PR player in the 1982 Tylenol scandal offers an inside perspective of Toyota’s current woes versus the Johnson & Johnson crisis. While the Toyota story seems complex, it really boils down to what the author calls the "Three V’s of Crises."
In this preview of PR News’ March 23 Measurement Conference, Aflac’s VP of external communications discusses how data has helped her company target areas that scored low in reputation and reveals her favorite metric tool.