Bringing PR Measurement Into the Digital Era


Read on to learn more about how PR can bring measurement into the digital era. They look at results across channels, such as PR, social, web, display advertising, search, etc. The Benefits of PR Measurement Across Channels. Bringing PR Measurement Together.

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? But the problems with AVE (Advertising Value Equivalent) are obvious.

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Web Ad Blocking – is it Ethical?


The free content consumers enjoy is paid for by advertising. The Web is not free, it never was. In the present business model, publishers are paid by advertisers. He also considers the practice of un-blocking certain advertisers for a fee mere extortion.

Digital advertisers seek transparency, Facebook fights content ruling, and PR faces a gender trust gap

PR Daily

Though influencer ad fraud has gotten plenty of attention, there’s a lot of waste and fraud in all digital advertising. The New York Times reported : On Wednesday, the companies called for more visibility into where each dollar is spent in the online advertising supply chain.

5 Amazing Facts You Must Know About Facebook Advertising


B2B marketers, in particular, are missing a huge opportunity with social advertising to promote content. Facebook makes money by selling advertising. But the social advertising model looks nothing like the traditional shotgun approaches we are used to.

How to Best Measure Your PR Success

Shift Communications

PR teams have long deplored the challenges of how to best measure your PR success and effectively report program results. Yes, it can be difficult to understand how to justify your team’s hard work to management, or to measure PR’s contribution to the bottom line.

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. 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 white paper calls the pageview a “superficial impression of how people behave on the web.” For 20 years, the media and marketing world has been beholden to the pageview, a deeply flawed metric that only captures the most superficial impression of how people behave on the web.

Get The Resources You Need to Measure PR Effectively


“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” Ninety-five percent of communicators say they measure their PR, including social media. Use the following PR measurement resources to get a true read on your efforts.

Why coverage measurement metrics count

The Resolution Blog

Go to any publisher advertising rate card and you’ll find the unique user figure rarely changes so is this a true representation of who viewed our coverage? Link count within PR coverage is another key element to measurement.

B2B Blog Metrics: 4 Effective Categories to Measure Success

Sword and the Script

The first measure came from a business with a marketing automation system implemented. The second measure was largely a manual effort: going back through the deals closed at the end of the year and identifying which ones had downloaded gated for content featured on the blog.

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Context in Marketing Campaigns, Mediums and Measurements [UML]

Sword and the Script

Some 30% of respondents say when they see a brand being advertised alongside offensive material, they believe the advertiser is somehow endorsing that material; 20% do not see it as an endorsement, 33% say the brand may or may not be endorsing the material, and 16% have no opinion.”.

How PR pros can measure ROI online

PR Daily

Public relations pros have always struggled to measure their effectiveness of increased visibility or reputation management for clients. PR pros once tried to meet the demand for measurement through convoluted attempts to demonstrate their worth. Measuring engagement is more complex.

5 Categories of PR Metrics Pros Should Measure

Sword and the Script

There’s an old saying in advertising that half of the budget is wasted, but marketers don’t know which half. The demand for measuring effectiveness in marketing is on the rise too, according to an eMarketer report titled, Execs to Marketers: Show Me the Metrics. PR PR Measurement

Expert advice for measuring the ROI of public relations

PR Daily

The last business software I evaluated wasn’t because of some advertisement. Despite this advice, I know of many companies who would rather devote their entire marketing budget to advertising. For marketing people, advertising is easier to wrap their hands around.

TrendKite Reveals PR Attribution: Measure Traffic from Articles Without Links


Today, we're taking PR measurement to a new level with PR Attribution. TrendKite’s new PR Attribution feature is helping us determine key content and publications that are driving traffic to our front door – our company website, helping us improve on how we welcome our guests and invite them to stay for a while." -- Sarah Dull, Reputation Manager, This is a tremendous leap forward for PR measurement, helping PR get closer to that elusive ROI calculation.

3 dashboards marketers can use to measure their efforts

PR Daily

How many business tools do you have open in your web browser? Running online advertisements through Google AdWords or Bing? TapClicks enables you to create categories that help you measure success based on your marketing channels.

The Conundrum of Measuring PR Value


PR pros never had an easy time measuring PR value but it used to be just as hard for advertisers and marketers to prove their worth as well. This is no longer true; the bar for reporting digital impact has been set high by online marketing and advertising professionals and PR is playing catch up. For Public Relations professionals it was not that easy; your success was tied to the very institutions that digital advertising was challenging.

The financial value of PR and why measurement needs a reality check

PR in High Definition

Whilst the marketing automation revolution has led to a formalisation of marketing measurement for inbound, the concept of sourcing MQLs has led many PRs up the garden path. But when PRs – who for many years (and arguably still today) have been desperate for better measurement – were shown the concept of MQLs, which can lead to SQLs and ultimately business revenue, many made the jump that PRs can be directly involved in sales.

Marketing Spend: What Would You Do with an Extra $5 Million? [UML]

Sword and the Script

There’s an old saying in marketing that half of the advertising budget is wasted, we just don’t know which half. Despite the maturation of digital marketing and web analytics, this remains a challenge. B2B Blog Metrics: 4 Effective Categories to Measure Success.

Two Reasons PR Needs to Budget a Little Paid Social Budget Next Year

Sword and the Script

When you do advertise, don’t just rely on one link and single tweet. In addition, you should also tag your URLs with UTM codes to see what your web analytics has to say – the difference between engagements and CTRs.

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Beyond Ad Value: An Alternative for PR Measurement

Beyond PR

If the agency’s role is evolving, though, so must the approach to PR measurement. In public relations, Advertising Value Equivalency (AVE) or “ad value” refers to the cost of buying the space taken up by a piece of media coverage, had that coverage been an advertisement.

Is it time to refresh the Barcelona Principles?

PR Daily

PR pros report that proving value to leaders remains a key concern, despite almost a decade applying the vaunted measurement guidelines. Measurement has never been more important for PR practitioners. The idea, he says, was to stop measuring inputs and start looking at outputs. “It’s

Earned Media: 3 PR Studies Quantifying the Impact of Media Relations on Sales [UML]

Sword and the Script

PR measurement can be a bit like a self-fulfilling prophecy. On one hand, it gets dinged for a lack of measurement. On the other hand, measuring some PR activities, like earned media , is far more challenging than other forms of marketing and communications.

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Brand Engagement on Social Media Has Never Mattered Less

Sword and the Script

Social media sites dislike external links because it takes people away from the platform which disrupts the advertising business model. No one on a mobile device is clicking “like” and then leaving Facebook to go search Google for your web page.

Why you should already start evaluating your marketing strategy

PR Daily

Here are five reasons from the web design firm 97 Switch on why you should constantly be revisiting your marketing strategies: 1. RELATED: Struggling to measure the success of your comms programs? Keep testing different keywords, content types, schedules and advertisements.

Social ad best practice – five things you’re doing wrong and why


What is Facebook Advertising? Three years after the launch of one of the most prolific social media platforms, Facebook made the lucrative decision to launch an advertising capability within the channel. Facebook advertising has become known within the industry as one of the cheapest ways to advertise online, over Google PPC and traditional web ads. This is one of the worst errors that you can make when running a Facebook advertising campaign.

Are Facebook Ads Any Good for B2B Marketing?

Sword and the Script

Several surveys reviewed by eMarketer suggest social media advertising continues to advance – and Facebook is often voted the most effective paid platform – even for B2B. Unlike traditional advertising, the audience gets a vote in paid social media.

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How to Engineer the Perfect PR Metric


Advertising Value Equivalency (AVE) (the measurement equivalent of the self-esteem movement), justifies what you have by what it would have cost if you’d bought it. Want to implement a PR measurement program today? for PR measurement?

Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret

Sword and the Script

Marketing isn’t harder or easier than in previous years, but it is, in a time where people avoid, ignore or block advertisements as The Economist noted, substantially different. As marketers we instinctively want to put a gate on content as a means to measure short-term impact.

3 Comparative Metrics if Organic Search is Your Raison D’etre for Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

For most businesses, organic search is the single largest source of web traffic. Here are three easy measures. This measure is useful for making the case to invest in content marketing. This is a measure of effectiveness that compares organic search traffic to paid sources: spend on content marketing divided by traffic. Another source, WordStream , which makes software for PPC and social media advertising, puts the average Google CPC at $1-$2.

30 Pragmatic Marketing and PR Predictions for 2020

Sword and the Script

We can measure the initial impacts of marketing and advertising efforts almost immediately, but that doesn’t mean we should. New LinkedIn research found that only 4% of digital marketers are measuring return on investment six months into a campaign or longer.

Features, Fidelity and Faux Pas of the Social Media Platforms [UML]

Sword and the Script

To be fair, LinkedIn started with subscriptions and the advertisements came later. Citing a survey by Advertiser Perceptions he wrote: “With the exception of Google search advertising, confidence in digital or social platforms is significantly below 50%, the report said.

Amid the Rapid Pace of Change, These 5 Fundamentals of PR are Still Essential

Sword and the Script

It used to be we had three choices: Rent a medium with advertising; Earn coverage in a medium by being useful; or. 5) Feedback and measurement. Now, we can measure web traffic acquisition and behavior with accuracy. Two is the new five.

Bringing Multi-Channel Marketing Into the Mix

The Resolution Blog

I’ve had experience with agencies where I’ve produced great work, but there was no real way to measure it. As the web has evolved and we’ve started to understand where things come from and how they affect a business’ growth, that has started to evolve. public-relations measurement

How Pink Panties Heralded India's Social Media Movement

Waxing UnLyrical

In the Indian context, the web has begun to move beyond a media genre that was no different in terms of interruption when compared to conventional media like television and radio. Advertising giants like Saatchi and Saatchi are slowly making a foray into the industry.

New Study Highlights Skills Gap in College Graduates

The Proactive Report

Here’s another stat: There’s a 45 percent under-employment rate for graduates with an advertising or PR major. Web Architecture and Development Framework. The PR Measurement Course could give you that extra edge on your resume.

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Share your data for a better PR program

Shift Communications

If you’ve got display advertising data from services like AdRoll, Google AdWords, and other ad networks – especially the results of A/B tests – that data can be used to help guide future content creation.

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PR stunt hubris and the Paddy Factor

Mark My Words

After this haunting spectre of aerial gas chambers a logo and web address appear. Outdoor advertising -the oldest medium in the book- brings an aura of the real to a campaign’s digital afterlife. Its legendary mischief department has been keeping the Advertising Standards Authority busy for years with its taste-defying antics. The ire and delight of social media were predictably roused in equal measures by this crude hijacking of the Calais refugee crisis.

The 4 Engines You Need to Pull Off Content Marketing Successfully

Sword and the Script

If you look at your web analytics, chances are most businesses, many of those visitors are new rather than returning. Tips for inviting raised hands: Advertising on your own platform. Similar to retargeting, many social sites permit you to advertise to custom audiences.