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...]

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...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Content Strategy

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  A new report from BrightEdge reveals that although marketers at B2C and B2B Fortune 500 brands recognize the AI, voice and hyper-local revolution is here, most are not yet planning to adapt their marketing strategies to these new ideas. The wheels do tend to grind slowly in large corporations.  Like biting the tail of a dinosaur - it takes a while for the message … [Read more...]

Getting to Know Your Customers

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    Did you know that the fourth Thursday of each quarter is Get to Know Your Customer Day?  So that's today! And why should we learn more about our customers?  Well, without them we have no business.  That ought to be reason enough. And now that technology is shifting the power from brands back to customers, there are new ways to learn just about … [Read more...]