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

Shift Communications

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. This is a core challenge of data-driven PR.

Use data-driven PR to boost authority—and media mentions

PR Daily

Journalists have embraced data journalism. The fondness for stories backed by thorough research offers PR teams juicy opportunities. Communicators can land media placements by crafting stories based on data and by producing evidence-based copy that journalists crave.

Why CEOs Should Invest in PR Attribution and PR Measurement

Onclusive

So what does digital marketing growth have to do with PR? PR and marketing convergence. Digital communications attracts and engages customers: What is the New PR? Social media is a game changer, and it starts with PR and communications.

How Data-Driven Storytelling Drives PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For many B2B technology brands, data is not only a business asset, but a PR tool. No one should underestimate the power of data for storytelling. 5 reasons to embrace data-driven PR. Data-driven pitches win points with journalists.

How to Research Industry Trends Hassle-Free

Shift Communications

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.

Where Do You Find Data For PR Storytelling?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Last week’s post covered the trend of data-driven storytelling in PR. But where does the data come from? But there are lots of other options for PR pros to source relevant data, and many are inexpensive and fairly easy to find. Data to power PR storytelling.

IBM Vision: The Future of AI and Public Relations

Shift Communications

We see this happening in the communications and PR industry. At the same time, generation after generation of new media pop up, from blogs to social media to video influencers and more. The Data Science Shortage. Data science faces an enormous labor shortage.

{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 3

Shift Communications

In the last post, we reviewed the necessary ingredients to make successful predictions: good data. We defined good data as clean, compatible, and chosen well. Let’s next look at a predictive analytics example every PR practitioner will benefit from. What Would PR Do?

How To Reach Top-Tier Influencers on PR Budgets

Shift Communications

Given these potential complications, how might we leverage our public relations capabilities to align with or reach influencers on more traditional PR budgets and messaging? The best PR professionals will never deliver impact if they land great hits in the wrong publications.

Now What? How to Stay Top-of-Mind Post-Launch

Shift Communications

Media relations is a core part of any PR program, and in this case having a steady, ongoing media effort will help you remain a part of the conversation. Do a quick audit of what owned properties make sense for you – a blog , social media, etc. — Data-Driven PR News Public Relations

Using Google Analytics to Inform your B2B Tech PR Program

Shift Communications

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.

The State of the Press Release in 2015

Shift Communications

In early 2013, we published a blog sharing what we felt were the worst times and days for press releases. That blog post is to this day (over two years later) one of the most highly trafficked page on SHIFT’s website. Data-Driven PR Press Release press release

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

Shift Communications

s PR reps/trusted advisors/crisis comms ride-or-dies, deny the fire of its resources we shall. In this five part blog crisis management series, we’ll walk through how we would work with our pretend client, G.W., Creative Crisis Communications Data-Driven PR Public Relations

3 Reasons Small Business Needs Social Media

Shift Communications

Here are the top three benefits of having a robust social media presence: A World of Glorious Market Data. Useful – but not quite as powerful as the truths their data can untangle. With plenty of free analytics tools available, there are many of options for interpreting this data.

How to Build a Data-Driven Public Speaking Program

Shift Communications

We’ve covered the basics of public speaking here on the SHIFT blog before. 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. Advertising Data Data-Driven PR Marketing Metrics Strategy

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Social Media Game of Thrones: A Song of PR and Social

Shift Communications

This was a simpler time, when MySpace ruled the social media sphere and people still blogged heavily on services like LiveJournal. We took published user base data for as many social networks as we could round up, loaded them into analytics software, and turned the data into treemaps.

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 Content 2018

Shift Communications

Want to see how to do this for your blog? Our top posts, the best of Q4 content of 2018, focused on earned media, Google Analytics metrics, and measuring PR success. 3 CATEGORIES OF PR AND EARNED MEDIA. HOW TO BEST MEASURE YOUR PR SUCCESS.

Data-driven still needs human decisions

Shift Communications

Data would say to us, syndicate this, talk with people on reddit about it, take action. ” Data makes humans smarter, provides direction, and keeps pushing us to question what we think we know. Data-Driven PR Social Media

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Does social media sharing matter?

Shift Communications

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. Instead of sharing a blog post once a day, I could schedule it to be shared 2, 3, or even 4 times a day.

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?

Getting Your PR Measurement Program in Shape for 2016

Shift Communications

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. How do you make the most of that data? Check out our PR measurement tool.

What data-driven journalism is, and why it matters to PR

Media Bullseye

For the last five to ten years, the phrase “data-driven journalism” has been popping up more and more frequently. There are many reasons for this, from mainstream media sources trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors, to more readily available data sets.

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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. This helps to narrow down PR campaigns, making them more appealing to your target audiences.

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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. years working on the technology PR team. I was already starting to see the need to integrate our traditional PR practices with marketing tech.

SHIFT Communications: 12 Years and Counting

Shift Communications

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re already starting to grow familiar with the term “Data-Driven PR.” The stuff we’ve been doing behind the scenes for some clients has major ramifications for how EVERYONE ought to be thinking about PR.

Boring Press Release Bingo is Back!

Shift Communications

We’ve done blog posts and infographics in the past, but last year we wanted to do something a little more fun with our ‘Top 50 Most Overused Words in PR’ report. appeared first on SHIFT Communications PR Agency - Boston | New York | San Francisco | Austin.

Using Data In Your 2018 PR Planning Process

Shift Communications

You know what that means — PR planning is in full swing. PR planning is so valuable, especially from an internal operations standpoint. As much as I love creating a solid PR plan, it’s also very time consuming if you have high-strategy accounts.

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Owned Content: Calculating Success

Shift Communications

From blog posts to white papers, most companies create some form of owned content but not all are utilizing it to its fullest potential – or even know how it performs on its own. Daily blog posts demand large amounts of time and effort. Data Data-Driven PR Public Relations Research

{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 2

Shift Communications

The foundation of predictive analytics is one familiar to modern PR practitioners: data. What Data Do We Need for Predictive Analytics? To make accurate predictions, we need data with three attributes, what I call the three Cs: Clean. Clean Data. Compatible Data.

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.

Find your Brand’s Optimum Facebook Strategy

Shift Communications

To answer that question, we did our homework using our own data in a research experiment to determine what strategy worked best for our audience (i.e. if you want to replicate this for your own purposes, use your data, not our conclusions ).

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. Here’s a quick overview of how each can help support your PR program.

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{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 4

Shift Communications

In the last post , we looked at a sample prediction using Google Analytics™ data to make a prediction about my blog’s website traffic. We used clean, compatible, well-chosen data and looked forward 365 days to see what future performance of my blog looked like. Bad Data.

PR and the Marketing Technology Skills Gap

Shift Communications

Media Lab and Deloitte launched the joint project Data USA. At SHIFT we run a daily blog and a weekly SHIFT Happens newsletter, which daily and weekly provide summary news from the front lines of PR and Marketing.

3 Google Analytics Issues to Correct for Better Data

Shift Communications

In between those times where you use Google Analytics to do reporting, there is plenty of maintenance to do to ensure that the data that you rely on to make decisions is accurate and will lead to the best decisions. Last but not least, want to get search engine data inside Google Analytics?

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.

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24 Posts to help integrate Google Analytics into your measure PR strategies

Media Bullseye

Recently, Media Bullseye posted an article about using Google Analytics to enhance and assist measurement of PR efforts. Based on the engagement with that article, there is significant interest from the PR community regarding the use of Google Analytics in PR.

3 Reasons Small Business Needs Social Media

Shift Communications

Here are the top three benefits of having a robust social media presence: A World of Glorious Market Data. Useful – but not quite as powerful as the truths their data can untangle. With plenty of free analytics tools available, there are many of options for interpreting this data.

3 Reasons Small Business Needs Social Media

Shift Communications

Here are the top three benefits of having a robust social media presence: A World of Glorious Market Data. Useful – but not quite as powerful as the truths their data can untangle. With plenty of free analytics tools available, there are many of options for interpreting this data.

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 2015

Shift Communications

Want to see how to do this for your blog? Our top posts from the fourth quarter of 2015 focused on best and worst times for press releases, connecting PR and sales, and measuring PR for 2016 planning. Ah, the question on every PR pro’s mind.