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If a successful PR campaign isn’t measured—did it ever really exist?

Measuring communications efforts has never been easy. But whether you’re working on media relations, social media, crisis management or brand enhancement, finding and understanding the most important metrics is now essential—for both your company and your career. Don’t be left behind. At PR News’ Measurement Boot Camp on November 9 at the Yale Club in New York City, experts will teach you how to tie all of your organization’s goals to the KPIs that matter most—and how to use those numbers to sharpen your next initiative.

Measure your PR!

You'll Learn How To:

• Separate misleading metrics from meaningful ones.
• Leverage qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure engagement.
• Build your measurement dashboard from scratch.
• Prove your efforts’ impact on the bottom line.
• Master the basics of Google Analytics.
• Use native and third-party analytic tools for Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
• Measure social media sentiment on issues key to your brand’s mission.
• Show real value for your media relations strategies.
• Produce a measurement report that will make senior leaders sing your praises.
• Differentiate measurement tactics for earned, paid and owned media.
• Quantify the connection between media coverage and customer action.
• Assess how your audience interacts with your content.


  1. 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Registration & Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 am - 9:00 am

    State of the Industry: What You Need to Measure in 2018

    Measurement maven Katie Paine will kick things off with an easily digestible State of the Industry overview to set the stage for the rest of the day—plus, you’ll meet your fellow attendees via speed introductions. 

    • Katie Paine

      Katie Paine

      Paine Publishing
  3. 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    How to Craft a Measurement Dashboard That Proves PR’s Impact

    Our senior measurement trainers will show you how to zero-in on the most impactful KPIs for your PR programs, as well as how to find the best tools for building your dashboard from scratch. From there, we move to the next level: How to shape your measurement presentations to inform company leaders, anticipate their questions and guarantee your communications budget.

    You’ll learn how to:
    • Show what is happening with your communications programs in real time
    • Demonstrate the impact your efforts have on your company’s bottom line
    • Distinguish between measurement and analysis—then find the tools you need to analyze the data
    • Determine which metrics are the most meaningful for your organization and which can be misleading
    • Use Google Analytics to ensure you’re targeting the right audience in age, gender and location
    • Pauline Draper-Watts

      Pauline Draper-Watts

      Executive Vice President, Practice Chair, Measurement
      Edelman Intelligence
    • Therese Van Ryne

      Therese Van Ryne

      Head of Global Public Relations & the Global Customer Reference Program
      Zebra Technologies
    • Shilpa Mehta

      Shilpa Mehta

      Principal Analytical Lead
  4. 10:00 am - 10:25 am

    Case Study I: The Barcelona Principles in Action

    The International Association of the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) released the second version of its Barcelona Principles—which provide guidelines around measuring the effectiveness of campaigns and replacing outdated models such as AVEs—a couple of years ago. Yet, many communicators are still in the dark as to what these principles are and how they can result in a more successful measurement strategy.

    In this session, we’ll look at a real-world campaign that checked all seven boxes of AMEC’s core principles—and show how you can use the guidelines to sharpen your organization’s approach to measurement. 

    • Jerry Nichols

      Jerry Nichols

      Global Head of Marketing Performance Management
  5. 10:25 am - 10:45 am

    Hydration & Networking Break

  6. 10:45 am - 11:25 am

    Measuring Social: How to Find the KPIs That Signal Social Media Success

    Trying to separate the signal from the noise when it comes to social media measurement can be a daunting task. There is so much data at your disposal, so many metrics to consider, that it's tempting to try and embrace it all—but that way madness lies. At this session, analytics experts will illustrate how to identify the metrics that matter most in measuring the effectiveness of your social efforts.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Challenge the traditional thinking around what measurement is regarding social media
    • Avoid content pollution and social media metrics by measure of volume
    • Collect analytics that lead to insights, and insights that lead to conversation with the C-suite
    • Lean away from buzz metrics and into reliable insights
    • Use your insights to engage customers and constituents and earn a seat in the boardroom
    • Use native and third-party analytic tools for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Andrew Bowins

      Andrew Bowins

      Executive Director, Corporate Reputation & Digital Engagement
      Entertainment Software Association
    • Peggy Ann Torney

      Peggy Ann Torney

      Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer
      Lymphoma Research Foundation
  7. 11:25 am - 12:05 pm

    How to Measure Media Coverage and Tie It to Organizational Goals

    Before you craft a press release, send an email pitch or retweet a story from a leading journalist, you have to make the business case for your media relations efforts. And in this session, our trainers will show you how to use measurement tactics to connect the dots between the coverage you earn and the goals your senior leaders hold dear.

    You’ll learn how to:
    • Use different measurement tactics for earned, paid and owned media
    • Quantify the connection between media coverage and customer action
    • Develop quantitative, desired outcomes that you can actually reach
    • Establish clear expectations from senior leaders of your media relations programs
    • Establish specific measurements for each aspect of your campaign
    • Johna Burke

      Johna Burke

      Executive Vice President
    • Peter Stack

      Peter Stack

      Managing Director, Head of Media Relations, Americas
  8. 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

    Lunch & Keynote: How to Use Measurement to Win a Bigger Budget From Senior Leaders

    Many communications pros lament that they don’t have enough budget, headcount or support to have a real impact on the business. But first, they need to connect the dots: Your senior leaders don’t care about likes and retweets, they care about impact on business results. In this keynote session, senior PR pros will show you how they frame the discussion to get more headcount and budget for social.

    • Janneke van Geuns

      Janneke van Geuns

      Head of Insights & Analytics
    • Maire Griffin

      Maire Griffin

      Vice President, Global Communications
      Wyndham Hotel Group
  9. 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Case Study II: PR Measurement in the Real World

    Here, we'll break down what's myth and what's reality when it comes to measurement, using the example of a real-world communications campaign. But rather than providing a mere example of one success story, this case study will emphasize how the tactics employed by the most well-heeled brands can be replicated by any organization.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Think practically about how measurement is part of your larger campaign.
    • Translate analytics into simple terms for internal and external stakeholders.
    • “Measure what you do and do what you measure.” It’s a simple concept, but it can get lost in the data.
    • Ask the right questions, and establish the right principles to lead you to an effective measurement plan.
    • Carrie Schum

      Carrie Schum

      EVP, Strategic Planning, Analytics and Research
      Porter Novelli
  10. 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    Networking Break

  11. 2:05 pm - 3:15 pm

    Peer-to-Peer Measurement Work Groups

    Huddle with your peers to solve some key challenges in the areas of measurement and analytics trends. In this workshop, attendees will be grouped by organizational type (B2B, B2C, nonprofit, education, government) to work through how to measure the effectiveness of messaging to a target audience, helping to define what Paine calls "the path to purchase (or an acceptable proxy)." You'll be sure to leave this workshop armed with ways of measuring the persuasiveness of your efforts. Each work group will present their top ideas at the close of the day.

    • Katie Paine

      Katie Paine

      Paine Publishing
  12. 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

    Sugar Fix

  13. 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

    Presentations from Work Group (Plus Special Prizes for Best Ideas!)

    Some of the best ideas are generated from peer-to-peer communication. Hear from each workgroup their biggest challenges, the solutions they’ve come up with and new ideas on everything from what to measure to what to avoid measuring at all costs. 

  14. 4:15 pm


PR Measurement Boot Camp Trainers

  • Andrew Bowins

    SVP, Communications
    Entertainment Software Association
  • Johna Burke

    Global Managing Director
  • Pauline Draper-Watts

    Executive Vice President, Practice Chair, Measurement
    Edelman Intelligence
  • Maire Griffin

    Vice President, Global Communications
    Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Shilpa Mehta

    Principal Analytical Lead
  • Jerry Nichols

    Global Head of Marketing Performance Management
  • Katie Paine

    Paine Publishing
  • Carrie Schum

    EVP, Strategic Planning, Analytics and Research
    Porter Novelli
  • Peter Stack

    Managing Director, Head of Media Relations, Americas
  • Peggy Ann Torney

    Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer
    Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • Janneke van Geuns

    Head of Insights & Analytics
  • Therese Van Ryne

    Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy
    Zebra Technologies

Who's Attending

Register today to join these communicators who are already signed up for PR News’ Measurement Boot Camp on Nov. 9 in NYC!

Job TitleCompany
Public Relations SpecialistAkoya
Digital/Social Media ManagerAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Associate Directorathenahealth
First Vice President, Corporate Communicationsathenahealth
Vice President, Corporate CommunicationsBartez+Brunelle
Executive Vice President, Chair of AMEC North AmericaBluebeam, Inc.
Director of OperationsBrook Law
Public Relations Specialist, Managing DirectorBurrellesLuce
Vice President of CommunicationsCisco
PR Measurements & Analytics LeadCisco Systems
Communications ManagerClopay
Marketing & Social Media ManagerClopay
Senior Associate, CommunicationsCoach Realtors
Marketing SpecialistEtsy
Manager, Public Relations & CommunicationsFederal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Director of Social MediaFedEx Office
PR AssociateGlobal Impact Investing Network
Business Intelligence Analyst Google
Assistant Account ExecutiveGoogle Inc.
VP-Community Engagement, Development and OutreachGR8 PR & Marketing Curaçao
Director of CommunicationsHoneywell Aerospace
VP, Insights & StrategyJackson Family Wines
Associate DirectorKPMG LLP
Account SupervisorKPMG LLP
DirectorKPMG LLP
Sr. VP & Chief Public Relations OfficerKPMG LLP
Director of CommunicationLymphoma Research Foundation
Manager, media intelligenceMystic Seaport
Principal Analytics LeadMystic Seaport
PR AssociateNational Transportation Safety Board
Global Head of Marketing Performance ManagementNational Transportation Safety Board
Corporate Media RelationsNemours Children's Health System
Chief, Media Relations DivisionNorthwell Health
Director, PR & CommunicationsOmidyar Network
Senior Measurement ConsultantOsram
Sr. Analyst - Corporate Comms DigitalOtis
Brand MarketingOtis Elevator
Vice President, CommunicationsPadilla
Senior Account ExecutivePaine Publishing
PartnerPeet's Coffee
Communications & Media Relations ManagerPeople's United Bank
Senior AssociatePeople's United Bank
Communications DirectorPepsiCo
Director, Public Relations & CommunicationsPorter Novelli
Public Relations SpecialistPRIME Research
Public Relations ManagerPRIME Research
Partner, EVP, North American Regional Director, Strategic Planning Analytics and ResearchPrudential Financial
Acting Director, Office of Safety Recommendations and CommunicationsRockwell Collins
Social Media AdvisorSAP
Global Social Media ManagerSotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
Managing Director, Head of Media Relations, AmericasSotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
DirectorSwope Health Services
Marketing and Web ManagerTaylor Strategy
Digital Communications ManagerText100
Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement OfficerTiffany & Co.
Head of Insights & AnalyticsUBS
Head of Global PR & the Global Customer Reference ProgramValley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
CEOValley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
Communications Director, North AmericaVerizon
Public Relations StrategistWEILL
PR SpecialistXL Catlin
Assistant ManagerXL Catlin
Director, Public RelationsZebra Technologies

If you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas, you should attend the PR Measurement Boot Camp:

  • Audience Development
  • Brand Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Community Relations
  • Corporate Communications
  • Crisis Management
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Employee Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Lead Generation
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Measurement
  • Media Relations
  • PR Budget Creation/Management
  • Public Relations
  • Public Affairs/Issues Management
  • Publicity
  • Research & Analysis
  • SEM/SEO Management
  • Social Media
  • Video Production
  • Web Marketing
  • Word of Mouth Marketing


Yale Club

50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York City, NY 10017


Hurry before seats sell out!
Early Bird Rate (Expired 10-20-2017)
Regular Rate (Expired 11-09-2017)

Group Rates
Make this a collective experience and bring your team! Save $100 per person when you bring a group of two or more people from your organization. (Select the "Group Rate" when you register.) All team members can be registered and paid for at the same time.


The ability to download PDFs of the presentations is awesome. It will be great to share with colleagues who were unable to attend.
Associate Vice President
Finn Partners
This was a great event. Not only were the speakers knowledgeable and engaging, but the attendees were awesome. And networking was great!
Communications Manager
Great workshop, speakers and venue! Loved the clean and candid approach of all speakers towards the topic at hand.
External Relations, US Operations and Marketing North America
Procter & Gamble


At PR News' Measurement Boot Camp, sponsors will reach hundreds of PR, marketing and communications professionals looking to improve their PR measurement. Join us as a thought leader at this dynamic industry event by becoming a sponsor today.


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  • 2 complimentary registration passes for your staff
  • Full-page ad in the attendee workbook
  • "5 Things You Didn't Know" list about your company included in the attendee workbook and event website
  • Booth to display your sponsorship materials in a high foot traffic area
  • Trackable VIP discount code to send to your clients and colleagues to attend the conference
  • Speaking opportunity for your executive
  • Opportunity to present research from your organization
  • Provision of the attendee list with full contact information
  • Face time during the event where you'll have the chance to raffle off an item
  • Networking opportunities with attendees
  • Shout-outs on social media and on stage at the event

Have other sponsorship needs? You can customize a sponsorship package. Hurry, Only a Limited Number of Sponsorships are Available! For information about sponsorship packages, please contact Rich Hauptner at [email protected] or 203-899-8460.

Why Sponsor the PR Measurement Boot Camp?

  • Reach decision-makers and buyers who know the importance of having the right products and services for their social media efforts
  • Save on travel costs and meet with your current customers and potential new clients in one trip
  • Increase brand awareness to parties involved in social media, marketing, tech, PR and communications
  • Launch a new product or service to decision-makers in the social media community



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