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...]

Big Changes Ahead in the PR Industry

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If you're studying PR, or you're working in the industry, the recent study from USC Annenberg should be by your bedside. The report covers the disruption of the PR industry, what's changing, what talent is needed in the new model of PR, and where the industry is headed.  Here's the Cliff Notes version: PR Agency Forecast Most PR agency executives feel positive about the … [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...]

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...]

Measuring Results Across the Customer Journey

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  Brands and organizations are naturally interested in the journey of their customers, supporters or members.  Where did they find out about you, what fires up their interest, what moved them to become a customer or client or patient, and what prompts them to act as an advocate? The 2018 Gartner Multichannel Effectiveness Study shows that Social Media, … [Read more...]