Data Dive: Data Terms PR Pros Need to Know

December 18th, 2018 by

Whatever your situation, consistently learning the ins and outs of data and applying them to your work can be tricky. As measurement gradually becomes a larger part of PR, there is a whole slew of terminology you may be expected to know, and it may rightfully feel intimidating. Here are three data terms you need to know and how they apply to the communications field.

Demand Rises for Insights from Communications Measurement

December 18th, 2018 by

As the year ends and numerous recaps of trends are discussed, a rise in the esteem of and necessity for communications measurement may be under-appreciated. A new survey from PR News and PublicRelay, a media monitoring and analytics firm, provides evidence. An overwhelming majority of communicators say upper management is asking for more data-backed decisions, the survey says.

The Top Challenges in PR Measurement for 2019 — Lessons from #PRChat

December 11th, 2018 by

Members of the IPR’s measurement commission and PR News got together with communications pros for a discussion on Twitter, using hashtag #PRChat, to discuss some of the challenges around measurement and what best practices to take into the new year.

It’s Time to Seize PR’s Dynamic Moment

December 6th, 2018 by

The future appears bright for PR as advertising will cede its authority, a panel of veteran PR executives says. Yet PR pros must be prepared to grab the mantle, bolstering their knowledge and use of technology and working strategically. In addition, communicators must continue to build relationships with clients.

5 PR Measurement Myths Debunked

November 29th, 2018 by

Members of the Commission on Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation at the Institute for Public Relations point to the biggest measurement myths they’ve seen emerge as the world of PR measurement evolves. For a deeper dive on the future of PR measurement, join members of IPR and PR News for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, Dec. 4, using hashtag #PRNews.

Measurement Month: The Lack of Real Intelligence in Media Intelligence

November 15th, 2018 by

PR practitioners understand the need for proof and empirical validation through analysis, measurement and evaluation. However under pressure to deliver results and meet targets, they will naturally default to the simple (sometimes simplistic) over the complex. This contributes to evaluation stasis.

Measurement Week: How to Evaluate VR and AR

November 8th, 2018 by

In our continuing series for Measurement Month, professor Ana Adi offers tips on measuring the use of AR and VR in communications efforts. The key, she writes, is to avoid obsession with collecting and measuring data that means little to your business. Instead focus on what success looks like and the behaviors and attitudes you are trying to influence.

Measurement Week: Here’s How to Study Corporate Reputation

November 6th, 2018 by

Sue Grafton, author of the alphabet mysteries, once wrote, “Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”  This article is not about the idea or a theoretical… Continued

Measurement Week: How to Measure Business Adoption of Purpose

November 5th, 2018 by

It’s not a secret that today’s leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of nonstop change. Study after study… Continued

Measurement’s Turning Tide: PR Puts More Value on Insightful, Comprehensive Analysis of Data

November 1st, 2018 by

For years we composed a decidedly sad picture of PR measurement as Measurement Month arrived. For many PR pros, measurement was an albatross. The tide seems to be turning, with communicators insisting on high-quality measurement that yields insights, according to a new survey from PR News and PublicRelay.