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    1. The Funnel Approach to PR Measurement

      For years, the PR industry has struggled with how to effectively measure PR in any sort of standardized manner. Unlike advertising where a few key metrics clearly define success, PR’s complex, relationship-based structure makes identifying metrics for widespread adoption far more challenging. Because “you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” metrics are crucial to PR […]

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    2. How to Find the Right MarTech and PRTech Solutions

      Now that marketers are taking PR more seriously in terms of its ability to generate top-of-funnel leads and drive valuable brand awareness, the MarTech ecosystem has come to include PRTech solutions too. Yay for us! PRTech is no longer a lone wolf. While this new equilibrium is exciting for PR, it’s also a bit daunting […]

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    3. What Every Marketing Boss Loves

      Marketing bosses think with their heads and not their hearts. That’s because (a) their jobs depend on it and (b) the marketing and media landscape is constantly changing. What worked last year in a public relations or marketing campaign, or even last week, may not work again today. To boot, successful marketing bosses are increasingly […]

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    4. The Separation of Powers in Today’s Media Landscape

      As the countdown to the inauguration continues, I thought it would be fun — and hopefully a bit interesting — to have a little Government 101 refresh while simultaneously prompting you to think differently about the media world and all its various players. Let’s start with a flash back to grade school. Remember learning about […]

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    5. Medium’s New Focus & What It Means for PR

      Last week, PR and communications professionals listened closely as Medium CEO Ev Williams announced the publishing platform’s new focus and the downsizing of its New York and Washington D.C. teams. In the piece, Williams validated Medium’s mission to “promote intelligent viewpoints and new ideas no matter who they’re from” while, at the same time, recognizing […]

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    6. How to Prove PR Value to Your CEO in 2017

      Public relations is undoubtedly an art, a careful craft that requires both finesse and creativity. But along with the art comes science: the systematic knowledge gained through observation and experimentation. Without this, we miss important opportunities to tell compelling stories, impact audiences more effectively, and ultimately prove the value of PR to C-suite executives. Fortunately, […]

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    7. Were our 2016 PR predictions spot on?

      Oh, the last few weeks in December — that special time of year when industry prediction posts become as ubiquitous as ugly holiday sweaters and peppermint-flavored everything. While I’m certain there will be plenty of articles about what’s next for the world of PR and communications (like this one from the incomparable Gini Dietrich) I’m […]

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