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The PR News Interview: Don’t Ask Permission to Measure…and Other Advice for PR Pros

Johna Burke, Vice President at media monitoring and measurement company BurrellesLuce, is not one to pull the punch. When it comes to measuring communications activities, while there are short cuts to getting the top-line results, the best PR includes qualitative analysis that takes time and perspective. And when it comes to work/life balance, Johna is also a proponent of putting away the BlackBerry and re-energizing for the greater good of your company and your clients. PR News Group Publisher Diane Schwartz recently spoke with Johna from her Arizona office to discuss measurement challenges, the quest for a standard, and why bloggers cannot be ignored. | MORE »

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Social Media ROI

Not a day–or, if you are on Twitter, not an hour–goes by without discussion about how social media is changing our business. Depending on whom you listen to, its impact on communications is either revolutionary … | MORE »

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Climbing Toward Sustainability at Interface by 2020

Going green is a hot business trend, but it has not always been that way. When green business leaders Ray Anderson and Jim Hartzfeld started to transform the floor covering company Interface to be environmentally … | MORE »

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PR News/DS Simon Online Video Survey

Indeed, media’s fragmentation and the growth of digital platforms is redefining television, with industry executives looking for ways to override the powers that DVR technologies and downloaded Web videos grant viewers to digest content (and bypass advertisements) at their leisure. The results of a joint survey conducted by PR News and DS Simon Productions reflect this reality in the context of business communications, revealing an ever-interesting use among public relations executives of channels like online video, social media and blogs to reach and influence target audiences. | MORE »

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Maximizing Digital Influence

A research study conducted by MS&L identified key behaviors of online influencers and outlined the following program for maximizing the digital influence they have over audiences: 1. Understand influencers’ motivations: High level of interest, sense … | MORE »

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Online Video Consumption Rises at Work

New Year Brings Wary Ad Forecast: According to a new report by FitchRatings, the projected contraction in output among the major advanced economies will represent the steepest decline since WWII, with GDP in the U.S. … | MORE »

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Key Performance Indicators

Knowing what to measure is critical to any PR measurement program. Yet what is important to one client may have little significance for another. Following is a focused list of key performance indicators (KPIs) that … | MORE »

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In Media Training, a Little Realism Goes a Long Way

Media training must be realistic, maybe even jarring at times to be effective.  It’s important to get across to subjects that reporters can be sharp, occasionally abrasive and even combative.  And if you can handle … | MORE »

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Global Participation in World Monitoring Day Increased 60% in 2008

More than 73,000 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day in 2008. | MORE »

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Executive Coaching & Media Training: Same Difference?

To many, executive coaching sounds an awful lot like media training—just for a broader stakeholder base. And, in many ways, you are right. PR professionals’ expertise in coaching, training or other types of counseling is … | MORE »

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