4 changes in advertising that communicators should know

PR Daily

The reality of these seemingly endless changes extends even to some of our largest advertising accounts. Here are four major trends that are changing advertising as the world deals with change and new norms: 1. Kat Wawner is a director and brand strategy expert for APCO Worldwide.

How to reimagine your measurement toolkit for the ‘next normal’

PR Daily

In order to prove your value as a communicator in the future, your measurement will have to be more sophisticated and take advantage of these emerging tools. We know that professional communicators are far more than just flacks for bad people or cheap alternatives to advertising.

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Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 5: Advertising Measurement

Shift Communications

In this series, we’ll examine the tools, techniques, and strategies of paid advertising as they apply to public relations work. Advertising Measurement. In this final part in our series, how do we measure our advertising? While most advertising systems offer built-in reporting, do we truly have a clear view of what’s working and what’s not? Let’s look at how to measure more thoughtfully. Measurement Pre-Requisites.

3 approaches to marketing measurement

PR Daily

The good news: Marketers can transform every customer connection into an opportunity for growth by updating measurement strategies, says Karen Sauder, vice president of sales at Google. Sauder offers three recommendations for improving marketing measurement. Many marketers wait for a “perfect” measurement solution that doesn’t exist. Instead, improve measurement with proxy metrics such as store visits or small steps toward major conversions, known as micro-conversions.

Control And The Marketing Ventriloquist: How To Improve Your PR And Advertising Performance Simultaneously

Onclusive

In my previous article on marketing ventriloquism , I made the case for marketers talking through voices other than their own and explained that most marketers tend to rely on advertising because of a need for perceived control. This post was originally posted on AdAge on December 04, 2019.

Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 3: Advertising Strategies

Shift Communications

In this series, we’ll examine the tools, techniques, and strategies of paid advertising as they apply to public relations work. Advertising Strategies. The four advertising strategies to drive attention, awareness, trust, and behavior are syndication, brand building, direct response, and retargeting. Brand Building: Capturing Attention. The first and most common use of advertising is to capture attention. If we need attention most, choose brand building.

Campaign Recap: Advertising Week 2018

5W PR

Celebrating 15 years of bringing together the who’s who of the advertising and media ecosystem from all over the globe, this year’s Advertising Week boasted 4 bustling floors of activity over 4 days at the AMC Loews Theatre in New York.

What is ‘true native’ advertising?

PR Daily

Although many PR pros think native advertising is new, it’s actually one of the oldest forms of paid advertising. Advertisers must produce effective digital campaigns that can cut through the noise in a crowded industry. Enter native advertising, which is expected to reach. $21 To achieve native advertising success, look at the early triumphs of a few familiar brands: General Mills.

4 ways to measure brand journalism results

PR Daily

For decades, impressions and advertising value were the staples of PR measurement. Brand journalism , in which businesses discover and create their own news content, can help an organization achieve its PR objectives. This is the single mandate: Put your goals and measurement techniques in place before starting your campaign. Here are four options to consider when assessing results from your brand journalism content: 1. Traditional PR measurement.

Make PR Measurement A Priority

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

New technologies are helping make the measurement of public relations results easier, less time-consuming and more meaningful. More PR agencies today are designating a measurement guru on its team to own analytics. Although many companies retain a PR firm to increase awareness, which at its most basic can be measured by volume and tone of coverage, PR can do so much more. Advance legwork can improve the odds of achieving measurable impact.

How to Measure Your Work With Instagram Influencers

The Resolution Blog

Measure, measure, measure. While we were there, he also gave us some great tips on how to measure your Instagram campaigns: Finding the Right Influencer First things first, you have to know who your audience is and where they hang out. Then you can measure the engagement rates?—?both both on organic and on brand collaborations. Maybe, for example, the influencer simply doesn’t put as much effort in with brand work,” he explained.

Everything is Measurable in PR

Shift Communications

Virtually everything in marketing, advertising, and PR is measurable. The statement, more accurately worded, is that not everything is worth measuring. It’s not worth measuring – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be measured. When people say that PR can’t be measured, what they’re really saying is that a measurement strategy wasn’t built into the plan. How much should you budget and plan for measurement?

Is native advertising a threat to PR?

PR Daily

I read some pretty surprising stats recently in a Content Strategist post which outlined the success The New York Times '' brand studio is having with custom advertising content (referred to as “paid posts”). The stats: When measured against paid posts created by third-party advertisers, the studio-produced content was found to generate 361 percent more unique visitors and 526 percent more time spent with the post. This level of native advertising is different, though.

Your 5-Step Plan to Modern PR Measurement

Cision

For a while, advertising value equivalency (AVE) was a must-have PR metric. Today, PR professionals and practitioners believe measurement should provide concrete data on how well you can engage with influencers on social media, communicate stories to reporters and more. Align your brand’s PR strategy with long-term business objectives by following this five-step plan for modern PR measurement. Every brand is different. Get even more PR measurement tips?

Why We Need a New Way to Measure Earned Media

Cision

While those of us in marketing or PR are quick to applaud technologies that allow us to do more, reach more, or earn more, we don’t seem to have the same attitude about updating our measurement tools and processes. Take Advertising Value Equivalency (AVE), for example. Many public relations professionals continue to measure media exposure based on what the equivalent costs in advertising would be. How Mature Is Your Earned Media Measurement Strategy?

Brands Bring Substance To COVID-19 Response

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended long-planned marketing and PR campaigns for nearly every major brand. Most have learned from early mistakes or half-measures and have designed campaigns that make a positive impact for employees, customers, and communities.

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Bringing PR Measurement Into the Digital Era

Cision

Read on to learn more about how PR can bring measurement into the digital era. At Origami Logic , we recently conducted a survey of marketers with Brand Innovators and the results showed that companies innovative in the area of marketing performance measurement are striving to get a cross-channel perspective of campaign performance. They look at results across channels, such as PR, social, web, display advertising, search, etc. Bringing PR Measurement Together.

Measuring Public Relations

5W PR

Although its harder to measure the efficacy of PR efforts than it is to measure the same statistics for say, advertising, there are many ways to measure the reach and success of a PR message. Mentions on Social Media –What are people saying about your brand?

Measuring Results Across the Customer Journey

The Proactive Report

Brands and organizations are naturally interested in the journey of their customers, supporters or members. To raise awareness of a brand or product is a common business goal – it’s the first step of the stakeholder or customer journey. Measuring awareness. Is the traffic to your site from your brand-URL increasing? If not, what is the conversation around your brand about? Measuring interest. Measuring conversion. Measuring advocacy.

AVE Alternatives: Part 1 Measuring the Value of Coverage With G-AVE

The Resolution Blog

Back in the day, we relied on AVE to compare how much our placements were worth against other activity (hence why it’s called advertising value equivalent). But, despite it being a big no-no, it has been a struggle to shake it off completely simply because we haven’t found another way to measure the monetary value of coverage. Let us introduce G-AVE (or, in layman terms, Google Advertising Equivalent Value). measurement measure-pr aves pr

20 PR Measurements Beyond Impressions & AVEs for Sales Value

Cision

As public relations professionals, we know that PR measurement is essential to the success of our campaigns, budgets and client relationships. We attend webinars, dabble with Google Analytics and follow the latest blogs to learn how to move from traditional to relevant measurement. If you still secretly dread questions about how to measure PR or if you feel in over your head at times, don’t lose hope. PR measurement is not only a science — it’s an art.

How To Measure PR Outcomes: A Practical Guide

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

That was how we measured the PR team’s performance – by counting the publicity clips our work generated. And how to measure the other activities that a PR group delivers? The absence of a standard formula for measuring PR success remains our holy-grail challenge as an industry. The ad equivalent formula was popular with marketers because it translated PR output into something familiar – advertising! So, how should we measure PR outcomes?

Will native advertising eventually be PR’s demise?

Communications Conversations

The post outlined the success the New York Times brand studio (T Brand Studio) is having with their custom advertising content (referred to as “paid posts”). The stats: * When measured against Paid Posts created by third-party advertisers, T Brand Studio-produced content was found to generate 361 percent more unique visitors and 526 percent more time spent with the post. And, we’ve seen many different formats for native advertising.

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising

Cision

As a content marketer, you spend tremendous time and money to create content – be it brand awareness, thought leadership or lead generation pieces. According to the 2016 Content Marketing Benchmark Report by the Content Marketing Institute, the top three paid advertising methods used by B2B marketers to promote/distribute content are: Search Engine Marketing (66 percent); Print or Other Offline Promotion (57 percent); Traditional Online Banner Ads (55 percent).

3 steps to choosing between native advertising and content marketing

PR Daily

A fight is brewing in the world of marketing when it comes to brand budget dollars: How do you choose between native advertising and content marketing? Brands must wade through a plethora of information to decide what is best for them. Define a goal and how you will measure success. Ask yourself if you’re aiming for brand awareness and impressions, or audience engagement.

PR measurement by valuing intangible assets–brand and reputation

Stuart Bruce

The latest Global Intangible Finance Tracker (GIFT) report reveals many directors, analysts, investors and other stakeholders don’t adequately understand how brand, reputation and other intangibles impact the value of their business. Intangible assets include relationships, reputation, brand, people, know-how and other intellectual property and make up more of a company’s overall value than tangible assets such as plant, machinery, stock and property.

4 Ways to Measure Podcasting Success

Cision

Currently, brands like Acura, GE, Delta Airlines, Lexus and Prudential have shown confidence in the platform by purchasing advertising, but to keep its advertisers Slate will have to show the true performance of its podcasts. Podcasts are a tricky medium to quantify, but that doesn’t mean your brand should avoid metrics altogether. Downloads is one of the few numbers podcasters keep tabs on, but it shouldn’t be the end-all be-all of your measurement strategy.

A guide to successfully investing in paid advertising

PR Daily

Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however it can be an expensive endeavor if you don’t really know what you are doing. This article tackles the three most popular platforms for online advertising, and whether they are worth it for small businesses to invest in. Regarding Google’s paid advertising : · Google has tracked 4 billion store visits from ad clicks.

We Should Measure Content Marketing by Relationships

Sword and the Script

The paper traces the use of pageveiws for measurement to online advertising, where CPM, or cost per thousand pageviews, became standard for advertising fees. Yet pageveiws became the default unit of measurement, according to Contently, out of familiarity as brands transitioned to the publishing focused model in content marketing. The paper criticizes four other typical measures: unique visitors, Facebook likes, social media share sand conversion rates.

Can You Measure PR?

5W PR

Still, a company’s brand is typically its most valuable asset and must be treated as such. Even so, measuring PR is hardly an exact science. Perhaps the biggest change the Barcelona Principles wrought on the PR industry is the rejection of Advertising Value Equivalents (AVE), a concrete statement that PR is not advertising; a news story is not an ad. In terms of the free market, countless billions of dollars are spent on TV, internet and print advertising each year.

Native Advertising: Should PR Shore Up the Defenses or Lead an Expeditionary Force?

Shift Communications

With a host of media, advertising and adtech companies on the roster, many of our teams at SHIFT are grappling with stories relating to how native advertising is impacting these industries. According to an Advertising Age poll from this time last year, nearly two-thirds of marketers planned to increase their native spend. As readers, we became adept at recognizing advertising features and flipping the page. Advertising Earned Media Marketing native advertising

Why CEOs Should Invest in PR Attribution and PR Measurement

Onclusive

1 Paid search, display ads, social media, online video advertising and email marketing will grow to 46% of advertising budgets 2. New PR serves three pivotal roles to build your corporate brand and support your sales and marketing organizations: PR is digital storytelling through content and social amplification. PR is the guardian of your brand equity and reputation. Now is the time to invest in PR Attribution and PR Measurement solutions.

#measurePR Recap (November 2016): Measuring Engagement

Waxing UnLyrical

The November edition of #measurePR focused on measuring engagement. Our trio of guests included: Ashley Brown , Head of Global Communications at Spredfast; Austin Gaule , Media Analysis Director at Universal Information Services; and Angie Jeffrey , Vice President Brand Management at ABX Advertising Benchmark Index. PESO measurement! On the most useless way of measuring engagement: A5: Measuring engagement by “shares” alone.

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.

Selling PR Measurement to Skeptical Clients

Media Bullseye

You’ve attended PR measurement conferences, you’re a regular participant in the monthly #MeasurePR Twitter chat, and you’re the go-to office geek for Excel prowess. You are ready, willing, and able to develop and plan a top-notch measurement program based on the Barcelona Principles, and have your AMEC framework ready to go. So what happens when you suggest implementing a more comprehensive measurement program to your clients and the response is “no”? Measurement Feature

[Webinar] How Overstock Combines Paid & Earned Media To Drive Brand Engagement

Onclusive

Overstock uses Onclusive to measure the effectiveness of specific earned media coverage that aligns with its core messaging strategies. Combining the reach & frequency of advertising with the credibility of earned media helps Overstock maximize reader engagement and brand impact. Join this exciting webinar to learn best practices for driving brand engagement with your earned media from Overstock.com’s Senior Director of Public and Investor Relations, Mark Delcorps.

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4 measurement mistakes to fix now

PR Daily

Over half of communicators say measurement is the leading PR skill gap, according to a PR Academy trends survey. The good news is you can close the gap by avoiding these common measurement miscues: 1. Measuring outputs, not impact. The biggest measurement mistake PR pros make is focusing on what’s easy to track,” says Julie O’Neil, director of the graduate program of strategic communication at Texas Christian University. Instead, use measurement to upgrade your work.

Are You Making PR Measurement Mistakes?

Cision

One-third of public relations professionals still aren’t measuring the value of their work. With so many audiences, communication channels and types of messaging, proving the impact of public relations may seem impossible, but all you need is the right measurement strategy and the will to adapt to these changes. Take a look at these three common mistakes and learn what to do differently to ensure your strategy helps your brand reach its goals.

How brand managers can lean into ‘wellness’ during COVID-19

PR Daily

We spoke with Mary Zalla, global president of consumer brands for Landor, who shared how she and her U.K. marketing and advertising firm are thinking about well-being and wellness for audiences and clients. Especially during the pandemic— when consumer anxiety is at all-time high and economic uncertainty is looming—if a brand has a role to play in helping a person reach his or her wellness goals, that brand should share it.”. Think about how your brand sounds.

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Google’s Mother’s Day salute, Souplantation permanently closes, and only 4% of consumers demand a halt in advertising

PR Daily

Google’s efforts are an example of the virtual offerings and messages many brand managers shared for Mother’s Day, as many consumers celebrated while also sheltering in place. Keeping engagement high can help keep your brand top of mind as you plan and execute your recovery strategies. MEASURED THOUGHTS. The good news for PR and marketing pros is that only 4% of consumers think organizations should stop advertising.