What is Data-Driven PR? Part 1 of 9

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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. Many PR practitioners rely on intuition, experience, or informal qualitative practices to make decisions. What It Means to Be Data-Driven.

What Is Data-Driven PR, Part 2: Question Development

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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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

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What is Data-Driven PR, Part 6: Analysis

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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. Identifiable variables and data sources.

What is Data-Driven PR, Part 4: Hypothesizing

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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. Isn’t data the basis of data-driven PR?

What is Data-Driven PR, Part 3: Defining Data

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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. Defining Data. Data Sources.

What is Data-Driven PR, Part 5: Testing

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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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Embracing the Data-Driven PR Future (And Math)

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As communications becomes more digital, more quantified, and more data-driven, the pressure is on for pros to be as comfortable with data collection, metrics and measurement as they are at writing and creativity. To explore why this is important, let’s look at an example of how data helps PR get press for clients. Her team receives the data and then releases a study or white paper detailing any notable trends in her client’s industry.

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

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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!

What is Data-Driven PR, Part 8: Crafting the Pitch

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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. Crafting the Data-Driven Pitch.

Data-Driven PR Milestone: SHIFT Becomes Google Analytics Certified Partner

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Digital has been in SHIFT’s blood for over a decade, from being one of the first agencies to embrace social media to creating the social media press release and social media newsroom. One of the greatest challenges to public relations as an industry since the advent of digital marketing and communications is how to measure the effectiveness of PR. These qualitative benefits of PR are as old as the marketing funnel itself.

Top Data-Driven PR Trends of 2016: Interactive Infographics

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In this series, we’ll examine a few data-driven trends that could mean success or failure for your PR efforts in 2016. We marketers and communicators have killed the infographic. Nearly 20,000 times per day – and in a sampling of those tweets, they’re almost entirely from marketers. Click to view the live infographic and work with the data. Audiences can slice and dice data to find the information they care about most.

How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

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The ability to tap into this knowledge can help inform owned, earned, and paid media of your organization’s PR and marketing efforts. Well, first it’s a free media monitoring tool and while other tools may give more analytical data about coverage, they also can eat into a budget. While Twitter isn’t the center of attention when it comes to social media platforms these days, it is the most transparent with its data. along with post content data.

Building the Plane Mid-Flight: SHIFT’s New Website

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The important thing for us, beyond the upgraded look and feel, was to hammer on the data-driven PR aspect. We are not only the first and only PR agency to stake a claim as a Google Analytics Certified Partner, we are doing stuff with data behind the scenes that is wowing us, and our clients, with everything from influencer identification to advanced ROI calculations. We’re also well on our way to embedding at least one data jockey on every Agency team.

Beets, Tomatoes…Big Data?

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The chefs are faced with only the data the ingredients provide and their own intuition. As I sat watching these chefs whip up their treats, it got me thinking – this is exactly what we as marketers and communicators do every day. First, we observe and take data and insights we find from our “ingredients,” and then we make something cohesive out of seemingly unrelated odds and ends – our finished meal, so to speak. The chefs grab their beets and lamb; we collect our data.

How to find a 10x Marketer, Part 1: Introduction

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As the Digital Marketing and Data Driven PR environments become more competitive, your goal should be staying one step ahead of your competition. You need a 10x Marketer. A 10x Marketer is similar in nature and equally as rare. What exactly is a 10x Marketer? A great team can only be built by recruiting that 1%, often called the “10X” engineer/marketer/bizdev/designer/etc. Account Manager, Marketing Technology.

IBM Vision: The Future of AI and Public Relations

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We see this happening in the communications and PR industry. 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. Imagine what a timesaver this will be for companies as they tackle GDPR compliance in the next year, one of the most important changing regulations in marketing and advertising. The Data Science Shortage.

Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

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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. Part 4: Search Marketing.

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Connecting PR To Business Results

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This question – and its many variations – is a disguise for a much simpler question: How does PR help me make money / not get fired? PR Isn’t Sales. If conversion is the problem, fix that with better sales training or better marketing. The Impact of PR. We use digital marketing tools in public relations to assess the quantitative impact of PR activity. No amount of quantitative data will ever answer the qualitative question, “ Why?

How to Use Analytics to Build Your 2015 Marketing Plan

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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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Using Google Analytics to Inform your B2B Tech PR Program

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You may have noticed already that we talk a lot about data-driven PR at SHIFT. It’s not just a topic on our blog, it’s a concept we are encouraged to prioritize in every facet of our PR strategies. We’ve discussed on this blog before how to use a data-driven approach to drafting a pitch , but when that pitch turns into a great piece of coverage for your client, there are data-driven strategies you can take to measure the success of the hit.

How To Reach Top-Tier Influencers on PR Budgets

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An astonishing amount of mindshare has been devoted to influencer marketing this year. Interest in influencer marketing is at all-time highs, and based on Google searches for the topic, there’s little indication that interest will flag. However, for public relations practitioners, influencer marketing poses significant challenges, such as: Cost : influencer marketing costs reach into 7-figures for top-tier influencers, far out of range of most public relations budgets.

PR and the Marketing Technology Skills Gap

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Keeping pace with the rate of change in marketing technology has become a full time job. Media Lab and Deloitte launched the joint project Data USA. We started to notice the move towards more widespread marketing technology adoption in our client base in the last 18 months. In order to arm our staff with the necessary skills we designed our Marketing Technology Immersion program. Want help integrating marketing technology into your strategy?

Are PR and Marketing Entering the Moneyball II Era?

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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. And like sports, marketing is now going through a tremendous shift that feels momentous, the way Moneyball and its ilk were to sports. Let’s parallel that to PR and marketing. There is a similar push coming to marketing and PR in the not too distant future.

Key Marketing Lessons for PR Pros

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In the spring of 2015, SHIFT launched its cutting-edge Marketing Technology Immersion (MTI) program to help the agency develop a better understanding of SHIFT’s data-driven approach to communications and client services. The program offers SHIFTers the opportunity to participate in an educational course that allows traditional PR pros like myself the chance to dip our feet in the intricate and fascinating world of marketing.

How to Build a Data-Driven Public Speaking Program

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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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

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Public Relations Jobseekers: Act Before 2017 Ends

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Predicting PR Job Searches. Using our predictive analytics tools, we forecast that the time when jobseekers in the PR industry will be most active in all of 2018 will be the week of January 14, 2018: Above, the forecast for the search term “public relations jobs”. Jobseekers searching for PR jobs will swamp prospective employers just a couple of weeks into the new year. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

How to build communities of social media influence

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As marketers and communicators, we have focused relentlessly on the single influencer. In old influence marketing, the biggest dots we pitched tended to cluster in one or two communities, but we want our message to reach many different communities. Vice President, Marketing Technology. The post How to build communities of social media influence appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

Should you stop using hashtags in social media content?

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This is a question asked recently by Patrick Coffee of PR Newser at AdWeek. Rather than guess, let’s take a data-driven approach. Vice President, Marketing Technology. appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin. Analytics Data Data-Driven PR Marketing Social Media StrategyDo hashtags matter?

Opinion Out, Data In

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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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IBM CDO Strategy Summit Roundup

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SHIFT Communications and NATIONAL Public Relations sent a team of three to the Boston CDO Strategy Summit to learn and share data-driven experiences. What’s on the minds of Chief Data Officers as we talked for two days about key issues in data? With such significant investments in AI, CDOs shared concerns about AI governance, especially around generated data such as meta-data. Implications for Marketing and PR.

The State of the Press Release in 2015

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The topic of press releases and when or when not to put one out over the wire is one that is all too popular in PR. First, we analyzed the distribution patterns of over 100,000 press releases published via Marketwired, PRWeb and PR Newswire in 2015. Marketing Analyst. Disclosure: The press release sampled data comes from the Marketwired, PRWeb and PR Newswire domains and was collected for the period 1/1/15 to 9/30/15. Data-Driven PR Press Release press release

B2B Marketers: Even more data is coming, are you ready?

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The world seems awash in data with trends like IoT, wearables and big data dominating the headlines. For a B2B marketer, these headlines can feel very consumer oriented and likely not relevant. They are most concerned with data that falls into their marketing domain (email, web traffic, social, earned media measurement) and feeding sales as much as possible. Data is Just for Consumers and Science Projects, right? So, you think you’re data-driven….

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The Citizen Analyst Manifesto, Part 1: Introduction

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In the same vein as the citizen journalist democratized media, the citizen analyst is empowered to do independent analysis of publicly available data. Instead of relying on third party analysis in the news, a citizen analyst can pick up the source data and find an answer for themselves, then work with a citizen journalist to shed light on the truth. Why does the Citizen Analyst matter to marketers and communicators? Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Does social media sharing matter?

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Instinct would say yes, but we cannot run a marketing department on instinct alone. Let’s first get our data. I’ll use data from my personal website so as to avoid revealing anything under NDA. The data cannot answer this question for us. We see that for this data set, LinkedIn matters the most (r of.71), followed by Facebook (r of.65), then by Twitter (r of.39, a moderate positive relationship), and finally Google+ (r of.32).

Crisis Management 101: Shark Week Case Study, Pt. 1

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As our VP of Marketing Tech previously summarized : In a crisis management situation, something has gone wrong and your brand is on fire. s PR reps/trusted advisors/crisis comms ride-or-dies, deny the fire of its resources we shall. This series will touch briefly on the following offerings/capabilities from SHIFT’s PR, marketing tech and creative services teams: Media monitoring. Email marketing. Senior Marketing Analyst.

Data-driven still needs human decisions

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Data would say to us, syndicate this, talk with people on reddit about it, take action. As an experienced marketer and sometimes lurking redditor, my response to said machine decision is “Whoa, whoa, whoa, not touching – reddit is a tricky beast of a thing. ” Data makes humans smarter, provides direction, and keeps pushing us to question what we think we know. We don’t deny that data is valuable when it comes to making human-driven decisions.

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The plural of anecdote is not data

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As marketers, we reply on people having opinions to do our jobs. Scientific data tells us that a rooster crowing does not, in fact, cause the sun to rise. While this may be a silly example it demonstrates the point that the plural of anecdote is not data. When trying to understand what the market needs, you can’t just assume that if one or two people feel a certain way that the majority feel the same as well or even have the same information. Data is all around us.

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How to measure the quality of your audience

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You don’t need to be as popular as Taylor Swift in order for PR to deliver real results to the bottom line as long as you have the right audience. Certainly, you can look downfunnel and see how many closed deals you’re getting in your sales CRM, but if your website is broken or your retail staff are surly, you may not see the results you want no matter how good your PR is. Do this exercise with your own data! Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Why automated sentiment analysis is broken and how to fix it

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If you have hours or even days before reporting is due, then perform a human-driven sampled sentiment analysis. Using the data analysis tool of your choice, understand the size of the data you’re dealing with, then calculate how many samples you’ll need to examine. For example, let’s say you’re looking at Twitter data about Starbucks during the last week. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

The Most Important Metric in PR Today

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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. However, all things being equal, branded non-negative searches are a far better way to determine how present we are in the minds of our audience than other traditional PR metrics ( especially impressions, which are worthless ).