Five Communicators on How They Connect What They Measure With Business Objectives

November 1st, 2018 by

How do you tie what you measure with business objectives? That’s the questions we asked of five senior communicators for this month’s Roundtable.

Takeaways from PRN-PublicRelay Survey, State of Measurement and New to the Resource Center

November 1st, 2018 by

In each edition of PR News we highlight takeaways from select articles as well as important additions to the PR News Resources Center.

Measurement: It’s About Relevancy, Not Reporting

October 23rd, 2018 by

It’s critical to measure your communications efforts. Don’t stop there, however. With so much data available, it’s important to be certain you are measuring and reporting metrics that are relevant to your organization and the C-Suite, panelists said during PR News’ Healthcare Social Media Summit.

4 Ways to Leverage Native Analytics for Communications #Goals

October 3rd, 2018 by

With all of the measurement options that exist, it can be easy to forget that the social platforms themselves track loads of data—but native analytics should nevertheless be a part of your measurement plan. To that end, here are some tips to best utilize them.

The Importance of Freedom and Consistency to PR Measurement

September 24th, 2018 by

There still are plenty of PR pros who think of measurement as a necessary evil, while others ignore measurement totally. For Dan Beltramo, CEO of PR data firm AirPR, the reluctance of PR pros to embrace measurement is due largely to a false sense of freedom. Ironically, Beltramo says, measurement can be liberating.

Media Measurement Still Requires a Human Touch

August 24th, 2018 by

AI is getting much better at measuring media, yet many PR firms continue to deploy humans to compile and analyze reports. It’s not a ploy to charge more. Measuring earned and social media entails more than merely evaluating mentions and a human touch remains essential, argues former UBS Canada communications head Graeme Harris.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Social Strategy Using Facebook Analytics

August 16th, 2018 by

It’s through listening to the data, selecting your audiences carefully, experimenting and not being afraid to fail that social communicators can figure out what actually matters for them.

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3 Steps to Social Media Measurement on a Shoestring Budget

August 6th, 2018 by

For communicators working with a tight budget, it can be tough to find time to post to social media, let alone measure the success of those posts. But there are ways to prioritize social media measurement in your daily work, especially if you fully consider the benefits of doing so. Here are three tips for communicators seeking to bolster their social media measurement efforts without exhausting their teams’ resources.

How to Craft a Communications Dashboard Tied to Organizational Goals

August 1st, 2018 by

If you’re overwhelmed with the number of analytics tools available on the market for communicators, you’re not alone. Between free options like Google Analytics, paid platforms like Meltwater and Adobe, and native analytics on social media sites, it can be a challenge to determine where to look to find the data that’s important to your team and company. Especially if it turns out that the metrics you need can’t all be found in one place. But, if utilized correctly, this can be a boon rather than a burden.

Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret and Why You Should Report the Right KPIs

August 1st, 2018 by

One of the things I love about social media marketing is the data. My team and I like to talk about the immediate feedback we get as soon as something is posted. The thing is, the KPIs that we obsess over are not the same ones that matter most to the C-Suite. It’s important to know the difference, argues Allen Plummer, head of editorial & creative operations, participant strategy & development at Vanguard.