What is Data-Driven PR, Part 9: Pitching With Data

Shift Communications

We’ve used the expression data-driven PR for quite some time now, but haven’t clearly defined it. What does data-driven PR mean? How do you know whether your public relations efforts are data-driven or not? To be data-driven is to make decisions with data first and foremost. In this series, we’ll examine how to become a more data-driven PR professional. How to Pitch a Data-Driven Pitch with… Data!

Transparency and accountability in digital advertising: can P&G make it happen?

Media Bullseye

They are also one of the largest spenders in advertising, paying as much as $7.2 billion on advertising last year alone. So, it stands to reason that with a budget that large, there are two things that can probably be said about P&G: one, they are serious about advertising; and two, decisions they make about spending have the potential to reverberate across the industry—sort of like Walmart’s ability to affect the food supply chain when they make a change.

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

Shift Communications

In this series, we’ll examine some of the major trends we see ahead and how PR practitioners of all stripes should prepare. The 2018 PR Mega-Trends. Hyper-Segmentation of News Means Hyper-Segmentation of PR. PR must adapt to realize that no one audience exists any longer; brands and clients instead address dozens or hundreds of micro-audiences in their communications. PR Professionals Blindsided by Rich Media. AI-Powered Personalization of Advertising.

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How to Build a Data-Driven Public Speaking Program

Shift Communications

Rather than just wing it or have a purely canned talk that may not be relevant to the audience and the event, we can look to data. Let’s dig into what a data-driven public speaking strategy would look like as part of your overall data-driven PR program. Build influence in advance of and at an event by identifying who you should be talking with and what you should be talking about through the use of data.

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How to build communities of social media influence

Shift Communications

The post How to build communities of social media influence appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin. Advertising Data-Driven PR Influence Marketing Marketing Technology Public Relations Strategy As marketers and communicators, we have focused relentlessly on the single influencer. This is the megaphone, the broadcast personality who has the biggest reach, the biggest audience, the loudest voice.

IBM Vision: The Future of AI and Public Relations

Shift Communications

We see this happening in the communications and PR industry. Legacy publications find themselves more under the gun every day, with declining subscribers and decreasing advertising revenues. One of the most impressive demonstrations of managing unstructured data was IBM Watson’s ability to read and interpret legal and financial regulations, then compare a company’s compliance with those regulations. The Data Science Shortage.

Opinion Out, Data In

Shift Communications

We trust our guts (and have an implicit bias) that our brilliant idea will work best to meet our marketing goals, rather than trusting the data to suggest what will and won’t work. The solution is simple: opinion out, data in. To make data-driven PR work, we must rely on data, not opinion or instinct, to make decisions and come up with ideas that lead us to success. We start with data from past campaigns, past events and past goals.

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Getting Your PR Measurement Program in Shape for 2016

Shift Communications

Both in-house and agency marketing teams will be defending the year’s work, planning for 2016 and securing (or hopefully expanding!) That does not mean we are left without resources to help define PR success and set the agenda for an even more data-driven PR program in the New Year. You have gathered the data to defend your program, you’ve run data-driven analysis and you’re ready to create an even better PR plan for 2016.

The Most Important Metric in PR Today

Shift Communications

I was asked recently what the most important metric, the most important thing to measure in PR is. So, what measurable trait helps us determine the effectiveness of PR? The Most Important Metric in PR Today is Branded Non-Negative Search. Advertising creates mindshare. A final caveat is that branded non-negative search is the best metric for PR to measure today. Analytics Data-Driven PR Metrics Public Relations Strategy

Breaching 140: Who’s Using Twitter’s 280 Characters?

Shift Communications

Naturally, as one of the first-ever social media agencies, we wanted to understand the impact of the doubled character limits. Some observations we noted: Marketing and PR aren’t making significant use of the new character limits. We’ll look at the data again in a few months to see if adoption of the 280 character limit continues to increase, where users settle on length overall, and whether the level of engagement increases in relation to tweet length.

Find your Brand’s Optimum Facebook Strategy

Shift Communications

For those who aren’t as familiar with Facebook’s paid options, here are the differences: Boosting Posts is an advertising strategy where you pay to have your post seen by a larger percentage of your audience (than with organic, unpaid reach alone). Promoted Profile is an advertising strategy where you pay to have people discover your Facebook Page. if you want to replicate this for your own purposes, use your data, not our conclusions ).

Owned Content: Calculating Success

Shift Communications

Marketers, PR Pros, and Advertisers are in a daily battle to remove opinion from decision making and tactical execution. Rather, content decisions should rely on one influence above others, data. SCALE is a cloud based software designed to close the data gap when analyzing how well content performs. It incorporates organic data from MOZ Open Site Explorer API, SEMRush, and APIs of the top social media platforms. Data Data-Driven PR Public Relations Research

How to Use Analytics to Build Your 2015 Marketing Plan

Shift Communications

As marketers, PR professionals, and advertisers begin to wind down the year (save for those in retail who are firing on all cylinders right now), one of the top things you’ll focus on in 2014 is reviewing the numbers. However, all of this data processing may not necessarily lead to any insights or any strategic changes; in many cases, we’ll be publishing massive quantities of shelfware that will go unseen.

Are PR and Marketing Entering the Moneyball II Era?

Shift Communications

For the general sports fan, statistics and data have been making their way into the mainstream for some time, similar to how online has brought measurement to marketing in a new way over the past 5+ years. As Curtis notes, the argument is really about the measurements that support the status quo and the emerging data sets, driven by up and coming analysts, that is fundamentally changing the conversation around sports and what performance quality means.

State of Social Media Q3 2015: Facebook has 1.5 billion people

Shift Communications

In what is becoming an unsurprising story, Facebook also grew its revenue significantly; below, every region showed Q3 revenue growth from advertising: Above, what’s interesting is the very strong growth in the US and Canada, continuing a trend from the previous quarter. billion people appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin. Data-Driven PR Facebook Marketing Marketing Technology Video

Using Data from Google Tools to Boost Your PR Pitches

Shift Communications

If you’re an avid (or even a sometimes) reader of the SHIFT blog, then you already know data-driven public relations is something we know well. Our PR teams have been taking an analytical approach to forming their account strategies for some time, and our clients have been very pleased with the results. Here’s a quick overview of how each can help support your PR program.

PR and the Marketing Technology Skills Gap

Shift Communications

Media Lab and Deloitte launched the joint project Data USA. In one year, 25% of the junior staff has participated in our MT the program which gives them hands on experience with tools ranging from Google Analytics to Social Advertising, survey best practices and keyword/SEO research. We also installed a policy as an agency that each team can go “heads down,” where we set aside dedicated time to keeping up on key trends.

Big Data and Open Data—can they help with PR efforts?

Media Bullseye

“Big Data” seems to be one of those terms that many people use but in practice has yet to be truly adopted by a wide range of businesses. Thus far, it has been the big businesses that have the money to acquire the data and use it to effectively reach customers. It has yet to really filter down to advertising agencies, and it is even less likely to be used by PR firms. Big Data has been used for sales for years. Big Data is now integrating with IoT.

Share your data for a better PR program

Shift Communications

If you’re working with a data-driven PR firm, chances are at some point in your relationship you will be asked to grant access to a variety of marketing and data systems. To understand how systems access informs your PR program, we’ll reference the SHIFT Earned Media Hub Strategy as the base framework. This helps to narrow down PR campaigns, making them more appealing to your target audiences.

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Data doesn’t have to be scary

Shift Communications

Big data is a buzzword thrown around in every industry. Companies of all shapes and sizes collect data that can be used to make strategic decisions at every level. petabytes of data. The data available to PR professionals and marketers today has the potential to answer so many questions, but the problem is: lots of people don’t know what to do with the data they have. Social Media Data. PR pros, want a deeper dive?

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How DOES Mobile Change The Brandscape?

Shift Communications

In the PR and marketing space, we hear a lot of talk about how mobile devices change the “brandscape” as we know it. It certainly is convenient that nearly everyone carries a mobile device with built-in GPS, devices that are constantly communicating that location data to outside parties. Marketers and advertisers pay attention to this. appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

Three Public Relations Mega-Trends in 2017

Shift Communications

What’s in stock for us as practitioners, as agencies, as companies seeking to build awareness, reputation, and trust? How can we use data, analytics, and algorithms to achieve awareness at scale? We cannot afford to advertise to everyone on the one network that reaches everyone – Facebook – and the reach of individual publications continues to decline. Analytics Data-Driven PR Marketing Media Public Relations

From PR to Marketing: Why You Should Expand Your Skill Set

Shift Communications

It’s hard to miss all the articles and blog posts about how the PR industry is changing, how it’s integrating with new skill sets. Today, I wanted to dive a little more into my personal experience on the subject – including why PR pros should honestly start thinking about expanding their skill sets (and where to start). years working on the technology PR team. I was already starting to see the need to integrate our traditional PR practices with marketing tech.

State of Social Media Q3 2015: Facebook has 1.5 billion people

Shift Communications

In what is becoming an unsurprising story, Facebook also grew its revenue significantly; below, every region showed Q3 revenue growth from advertising: Above, what’s interesting is the very strong growth in the US and Canada, continuing a trend from the previous quarter. billion people appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin. Data-Driven PR Facebook Marketing Marketing Technology Video

State of Social Media Q3 2015: Facebook has 1.5 billion people

Shift Communications

In what is becoming an unsurprising story, Facebook also grew its revenue significantly; below, every region showed Q3 revenue growth from advertising: Above, what’s interesting is the very strong growth in the US and Canada, continuing a trend from the previous quarter. billion people appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin. Data-Driven PR Facebook Marketing Marketing Technology Video

The secret to becoming a trusted PR professional

Shift Communications

Shel Israel followed up in our discussion last week about the automation (or lack thereof) of persuasion technologies and public relations by asking: Since you are in the business of building trust for clients, why are so many PR people not trusted by the media? Part of the reason is intent and motivation; a journalist knows that any PR person is approaching them with an agenda. The best PR professionals figure out how to deliver value to both the client AND the journalist.

Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 1: Introduction

Shift Communications

The way is paid media: digital advertising. Advertising and public relations share a common goal: more attention. Forward-thinking public relations professionals know that advertising and public relations together often generate greater impact than each channel separately. In this series, we will explore how public relations professionals can become adept at digital advertising. Join us as we explore the power of digital advertising and public relations together!

What is the value of an impression?

Shift Communications

One of the most common PR measurement questions we receive is, “What is the value of an impression?” Impressions are a diagnostic metric; if your earned media placement or advertisement isn’t seen by anyone, then we know its impact to your business is also zero. For example, I drive past billboards and advertisements every morning on my commute to work. appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

What is the value of an impression?

Shift Communications

One of the most common PR measurement questions we receive is, “What is the value of an impression?” Impressions are a diagnostic metric; if your earned media placement or advertisement is seen by zero people, then for certain we can determine that its impact to your business is also zero. For example, I drive past billboards and advertisements every morning on the commute to work. Analytics Data-Driven PR Public Relations

What is the open rate of SMS text messaging?

Shift Communications

I don’t know where the original citation came from, but as data-driven PR professionals, we’d like the data too. Fortunately, getting the data is easier than ever. The survey population was the adult Internet user population of the United States who are active smartphone owners, ascertained by survey deployment in in-app advertising. Raw data is available upon request. Advertising Marketing Mobile Research

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PR and Marketing in 2015: The Road Ahead

Shift Communications

All of these new channels present challenges, but also opportunities: the savvy PR practitioner will focus on mastering a few of them and gaining influence in those communities to ensure great results. For brands with some advertising budget, the paid media world offers more choices and power than ever before. Advertising systems can now focus on behaviors, such as being able to display an ad only when a TV show is currently on the air, or on a specific brand of mobile device.

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q1 2015

Shift Communications

We’ve talked a lot in the past year about Facebook, from the evolution of its advertising offering to the almost complete destruction of organic reach for brand pages. If Facebook is where your target audience spends time online, allocate a portion of your marketing spend to Facebook advertising. Data-Driven PR Milestone: SHIFT Becomes Google Analytics Certified Partner. Our clients now gain a competitive edge through better data, analysis and insights.

What’s the New “Norm” for B2B Marketing?

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At SHIFT we’re big proponents of data-driven PR. We’re constantly pushing clients and prospects to embrace elements such as Google Analytics, Twitter advertising, measurement beyond pure clicks and the like. Living on the B2B side of the house, I’ve been thrilled by the enthusiasm we’re seeing for deeper understanding on how these elements play into our PR programs and the RFP’s we’re receiving.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Digital PR & Social Media Awards finalists

PR Daily

Cypress Semiconductor Giveaway Contest, The Hoffman Agency. The Flack Pack PR podcast, Washington Media Group. Pork Rind Appreciation Day, RMD Advertising and Rudolph Foods. Children’s Health Uses Data and Research to Create Industry-Leading Content Program, Children’s Health. Columbia Gas, Nickerson PR. Data-Driven PR Campaign. Nothing Artificial About It: A PR Launch for an AI Mammography Solution, ARPR and iCAD Inc.