Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

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  3 minute read You keep hearing that it’s vital to learn how to use data and analytics, but the very thought gives you a headache. You’re a PR person, not a data scientist. (And that’s probably the last thing you’d ever want to be.) You love your job and you thrive on creating content and messaging that builds awareness, authority, and affinity for your brand. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Impact of Data, Research for PR

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  One of the biggest ways technology has changed the practice of PR is the use of data to drive strategy. PR practitioners today mus tknow how to find, mine and analyze relevant data sets. Last week Tina McCorkindale, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations, a non-profit that does PR-related research, shared her insights on data and how beneficial it … [Read more...]

Leveraging 4 Key Types of PR Data

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Guest post by Leta Soza AirPR Data collection and evaluation are (or, at least, should be) integrated into the daily rituals of PR pros. With the gajillions of measurable actions consumers take every day, the massive amount of information PR pros must sift through grows exponentially, which, in turn, can make locating those meaningful insights challenging. But let’s not get … [Read more...]