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.

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.

Social and Digital KPIs to Prove PR Value to the C-Suite

March 26th, 2019 by

Most measurement initiatives proceed in three stages. First, you need to define your business goals, then you need to determine the key performance indicators that align with them. And then comes perhaps the most important, and difficult, part: Communicating the outcomes to senior leaders in language they understand and tied to the goals they are prioritizing. Here are some sample KPIs linked to three business goals popular with the C-suite.

The Importance of Adding Context to Share of Voice

March 21st, 2019 by

By most accounts, PR is making progress on its measurement journey. Unfortunately, many PR teams focus solely on counting impressions to assess the effectiveness of earned media. PR data science company AirPR argues more context is necessary to form a truer picture of Share of Voice and how it contributes to business goals. Today it’s releasing a product to facilitate adding that context.

Measurement Lesson of the Day: Don’t Be Afraid of Data

March 3rd, 2019 by

Admit it, PR measurement has a PR problem. It’s particularly bad because some communicators resist working with data. Yet communications’ reliance on data is growing. The good news is data expert John Glinski says communicators need not be data experts to garner answers with data to important questions.

March Madness PR Style: Young Pros Blast Lack of Clarity, Integration and Use of Data

March 1st, 2019 by

With March Madness permeating the zeitgeist in a few weeks, we asked some of the 2018 PR News Rising PR Stars to answer our roundtable questions this month. We asked, “What gets you mad about PR and communications?” And, “What can be done about it?” Their edited responses follow.

Why You are Paying Too Much for Your Media Monitoring and Reporting

February 28th, 2019 by

Too many PR pros look askance at measurement. That’s not the issue with measurement advocate Graeme Harris, but he wants to know the most cost-effective way of measuring. Is it preferable to have your in-house staff do the collection and analysis, or contract with an outside firm to handle things? Harris does the math on both options.

The 3 Essentials of Any Media Monitoring Plan

February 5th, 2019 by

The art and science of media monitoring has been around in one shape or another for more than a century. While it may have been a nice competitive advantage when practitioners were cutting and pasting newspaper clippings, today it’s a requirement. Here are three essential considerations.

Communicators Trade Tactics for Getting Bigger Budgets, Building Relationships with Media

February 1st, 2019 by

Prior to PR News’ Media Relations Conference in December, PR News and partner PublicRelay, a media monitoring and analytics firm, convened a Communications Leadership