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...]

Why Monitoring Brand Mentions Matters

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  Back in the 1980s research showed that when someone had a bad experience with your brand they were likely to tell 35 people.  Now a negative mention online can reach millions in a flash.  If you're smart, and you have a monitoring system in place, you can catch the negative content the moment it happens and do damage control. Hats off to investment research and … [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...]

The Role of Social Media in Crisis Management

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  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Yang Cheng, Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Department of Communication at North Carolina State University, on her research paper about the role of social media in crisis management. In the interview she stresses a couple of points: Look beyond the company responses:  Companies need to  go further than … [Read more...]

Online Newsrooms: the Secret Sauce for Media Relations

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There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take media relations - despite the major changes in the media landscape, it's still a core part of PR and there are reporters, editors and producers we have to reach out to.  So although there have been major changes in the media landscape, the fundamentals of media relations are still the same: find … [Read more...]