Learn to Measure What Matters

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  September is AMEC’s Global Measurement Month with many events around the world focused on PR measurement.  The kick-off event was held in Hong Kong and addressed the touchy subject of AVE’s.  (Advertising Equivalency Values, where you measure the value of your media coverage by calculating how much an equivalent advertisement would cost.)  The event promised tips … [Read more...]

How Content Makes Loyal Fans: Part One

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  Every person that has an interaction with your brand – whether it’s good, bad or indifferent – forms a perception about your brand. Every person in your company is a representative of the brand and now that we’re all online, that’s truer than ever. Anyone considering doing business with your company moves along a particular path, often referred to as the customer … [Read more...]

How to Create Content that Attracts Links From Influencers

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  Creating content is one thing, getting it seen is another. It's that 'tree in the forest' question: If you create the perfect piece of content and nobody sees it, does it matter? Distribution and amplification of your content is a vital part of your content strategy.  One of the places you need visibility is in the search engines - Google in particular. So … [Read more...]

Who Loves Ya Baby?

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  Most of you are probably not old enough to remember Kojak, his lollipops and the iconic greeting, Who Loves Ya Baby? Today this phrase takes on a new significance: who are your loyal fans? Influencer marketing is all the rage right now, but how many brands are doing fan-centric marketing? Interviewed at Envision 2016 Microsoft CMO Chris Capossella described this … [Read more...]

Online Newsrooms: the Secret Sauce for Media Relations

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There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take media relations - despite the major changes in the media landscape, it's still a core part of PR and there are reporters, editors and producers we have to reach out to.  So although there have been major changes in the media landscape, the fundamentals of media relations are still the same: find … [Read more...]