How Communicators Can Think Small and Make Big Changes

April 19th, 2019 by

Go big or go home does’t necessarily apply to innovation, says Scott Steinberg, author and business consultant. Armed with knowledge about their customers, communicators can advocate for brands to make small, tactical changes to products and services that can yield significant results. Steinberg discussed his ideas about thinking small to go big during PRNEWS’ Measurement Conference in Washington, DC.

How to Measure Relevance, Influence and Media Coverage

April 19th, 2019 by

One of the most difficult pieces for public relations professionals to measure is the return on investment of earned media and relevance. How much is the CEO’s picture worth on the cover of Wall Street Journal? Did that influencer wearing a brand’s jeans increase mentions on social? Is it about sales or leads or growing community? Or is it about sentiment and reputation? What goals should an organization shoot for?

Struggling to Prove ROI to the C-Suite? Do These 4 Things

April 15th, 2019 by

There’s no question that measuring the value of PR is one of a communicator’s biggest challenges. Whether you’re charged with handling your brand’s media relations, social media campaigns or both, a pointed question from the C-suite lingers: “How does this tie to our bottom line?” At the Measurement Conference later this week, experts will explain how to get senior leaders to see the value of your PR efforts. Here are some tips to get you started.

Why Impressions Don’t Make Your ROI Impressive

April 11th, 2019 by

As the boundary between marketing and PR continues to blur, two surveys provide perspective into building a sound media relations strategy. They also remind us that marketing and PR must not be operating with siloed measurement strategies. Ahead of PRNEWS’ Measurement Conference, April 17-18 in D.C., these surveys emphasize that correctly measuring influencer ROI and communicating up are greatly unrealized opportunities for PR and marketing to be on the same page.

AI, Data Integration, Smart Tools: Eight PR Pros Eye Measurement’s Future

April 10th, 2019 by

As we look to next week’s PRNEWS Measurement Conference in Washington, DC, we asked several scheduled speakers to prognosticate about PR measurement’s future. Up ahead, they said, is more data integration and testing of well-established ideas. In addition, tools will be smarter and (thank goodness) easier to use, which will encourage the use of measurement for decision-making.

How to Make the C-Suite Understand the Value of PR

April 8th, 2019 by

It’s an unfortunate reality that some C-suite executives are either unaware or unconvinced of how communications and PR are providing value to their business, which can lead to slashed budgets and high turnover rates. Proving PR’s worth to the C-suite is one of the most hotly anticipated sessions at PRNEWS’ upcoming Measurement Conference April 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Here are six steps you can take to show PR’s value in a way that your company’s leadership will understand.

It’s About Relationships: Measurement Conference Keynoter Scott Steinberg on the Future of PR

April 1st, 2019 by

What’s next for PR? Why not ask a futurist! Scott Steinberg is regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated business speakers, futurists, authors and strategic innovation consultants, as seen in 600+ outlets from CNN to Time and The Wall Street Journal. Here’s a sneak peek at his keynote for PRNews’ upcoming Measurement Conference.

How to Use Data on a Media Relations Effort That Goes Beyond Impressions

April 1st, 2019 by

Everyone in PR has heard the order: “I want to be in The NY Times.” Getting your story in the Times is not a media relations strategy. Michael Brito, an EVP at the Zeno Group, proposes a more balanced media relations approach, including pitching stories to smaller publications where they may resonate better with readers.


Takeaways from the Measurement Roundtable, Crisis Tips and a Different Look at SEO

April 1st, 2019 by

In each edition of PRNEWS we highlight takeaways from select articles as well as important notes for subscribers and additions to the PR News Subscriber Resources Center. This month we have takeaways from several articles and a reminder to PRNEWS subscribers to take advantage of the 33 percent discount on all PRNEWS events and webinars.

Ahead for Measurement: Data Manipulation, AI, Measuring PR’s Ability to Grow the Business

April 1st, 2019 by

For years, PR measurement suffered as the forgotten stepchild of communications. It’s a bit different now, measurement advocates say. In anticipation of PRNEWS’ Measurement Conference later this month, we asked several people scheduled to speak at the Conference about C-suite expectations of measurement and what they see ahead for measurement.