New Study Highlights Skills Gap in College Graduates

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If you are one of the bright-eyed and eager college graduates ready to enter the workforce in 2018, your future might not be quite as bright as you expected. A new study from Learning House revealed that about half the US. Human Resources leaders don't think college prepares young people for work. What prompted these HR managers to respond this way?  In 70 percent of the … [Read more...]

Why PR May be the Answer to the Future of Search

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  Rand Fishkin is very smart when it comes to what's happening in the world of Search Engine Optimization. (SEO) His latest blog post is about the trend for searchers to find what they want right on the search results page (SERP) and not bother to click though to a website and how this may affect the future of search. The gist of the report is that over the last few … [Read more...]

CMOs Regard Measurement as Key to Proving Value

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Two-thirds of the CMOs polled in the 2017 Marketing Performance Management Benchmark study said the pressure to measure value, impact, and contribution is growing. Enterprise marketers plan to ramp up their spending on analytics technology a stunning 83% over the next three years, according to the latest CMO Survey out of Duke University. One way they're dealing with this … [Read more...]

Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

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Just this last week there were several articles in the news about the value of measurement and analytics. These are just a few of the stories published recently: Forbes: Data Science is the Key to Marketing ROI. This year alone, the U.S. is projected to absorb a shortfall of 190,000 data scientists — and that’s not even counting the 1.5 million more analysts and leaders … [Read more...]

3 PR Trends to Watch in 2018

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'Tis the season – predictions are the order of the day and the PR industry is no different.  Here are my picks for the top 3 PR trends in 2018. Content strategy The number of brands that consider a content strategy effective in raising revenue increased from 74% in 2016 to 83% in 2017. (CMI.) However, only 31% have a documented strategy. It should come as no surprise then … [Read more...]