3 Reasons PR Pros Should Embrace Analytics

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  Finding insights that drive action, and communicating these nuggets of information to the right people, is one of the most important parts of analytics. Yet it remains one of the biggest challenges.  PR pros could be champions at analytics because they already have the skills others find so challenging: Content Analysis.  PR practitioners have been … [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...]

Measurement and Analytics a Hot PR Skill

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The TEKsystems report on the Top Digital Skills CMOs are looking for in 2018  has analytics top of the list. While measurement has long been a vital part of marketing, it hasn't always been part of the required PR resume. In a recent post PR News stated, "Data analytics and insights will be more valuable on your resume than "people skills" or great writing." 2018 is the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Digital Skills to Learn in 2018

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  It's that time of year when predictions and suggestions are made for the new year.  Forbes made a list of the digital skills they see as the most important and TEKsystems polled 250 CMOs to find out what they're looking for in 2018. Distilling all this data down into one list, here are my picks: Analytics:  This one wins hands-down, no contest. If you are not … [Read more...]