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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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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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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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Tip Sheet: Proving Value: 10 Measures of Success

By Mark Weiner If "proving value" remains one of PR’s greatest challenges, why do so many people get it wrong? The difficulty may be that values are subjective: They change from organization to organization but … | MORE »

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Case Study: Construction Concerto: Event Marketing & Media Relations Efforts Orchestrate a Groundbreaking Move

Company: MacPhail Center for Music Agency: Fast Horse Timeframe: 2006-2007 Since 1907, the Minneapolis-based MacPhail Center for Music has been one of the country’s most respected–and most understated–music education centers. As the organization’s centennial approached, … | MORE »

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Recession Communications: Managing Employee Relations While Downsizing

Often when people talk about how to communicate layoffs, what they’re thinking is, "What do I say to the people I have to let go?" That’s understandable–layoffs are stressful. But before getting into the weeds, … | MORE »

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