What is Data-Driven PR? Part 1 of 9

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. 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 8: Crafting the Pitch

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. Crafting the Data-Driven Pitch.

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

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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

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!

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

What is Data-Driven PR, Part 7: Refinement

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. What if we looked at our data more granularly?

3 Best Practices For Using Data In B2B PR

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Media love data. As most PR people know, data offers a powerful news hook in a way that even a product launch or partnership often doesn’t. It can easily feed a story to make it stronger, and data-driven stories can easily be made visual, which adds to their appeal.

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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. For example, if we are trying to build out our earned media strategy and developing public relations pitches, using trending topics in a relevant way gives you an opportunity to be noticed by reporters. 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.

Top Data-Driven PR Trends of 2016: Interactive Infographics

Shift Communications

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.

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. They can also use Google Trends to help dictate the timeline within their pitch calendars.

How Data-Driven Storytelling Drives PR

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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.

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. 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

Shift Communications

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.

Reenergizing the PR Planning Process

Shift Communications

Every quarter to six months, we work with clients to create a new PR plan for the following quarter or remainder of the year. What tends to happen if you aren’t vigilant is that the strategy and tactics blend together and each PR plan starts to look very similar to the others.

Where Do You Find Data For PR Storytelling?

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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.

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Why CEOs Should Invest in PR Attribution and PR Measurement

Onclusive

In recent market estimates, digital online and ad spending is expected to grow at approximately 11% per year through 2021. 1 Paid search, display ads, social media, online video advertising and email marketing will grow to 46% of advertising budgets 2. To optimize the ROI on digital marketing spend, CEOs, CCOs, and CMOs need to invest in PRTech , in addition to MarTech. So what does digital marketing growth have to do with PR? PR and marketing convergence.

How to build communities of social media influence

Shift Communications

As marketers and communicators, we have focused relentlessly on the single influencer. In old influencer outreach programs, you’d reach out to the biggest individual dots and send them pitches. 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. They can help us create multiple touchpoints rapidly, and in more than one community, if our pitch is solid.

Recipes: The Missing Ingredient in Many Food PR Content Marketing Mixes

Shift Communications

While product trials and demos can whet an editor’s appetite for a story, recipes are rich content that can both maximize PR campaigns and drive measurable business results in multiple ways. Let’s face it though – if you’re pitching a turkey-themed recipe, odds are so is everyone else. One way to spice up the pitch is using Google Trends early on to identify other food related trends and tailor your recipe pitch accordingly. Firing up a grill with a push of a button.

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.

Public Relations Jobseekers: Act Before 2017 Ends

Shift Communications

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.

The Earned Media Holy Grail: Business Press Coverage

Shift Communications

When I first started in PR, the desire was an article in a major national newspaper, above the fold and on the right side. Now, any sane (and knowledgeable) PR person will explain to their client that the business press coverage might not drive the type of website traffic and content engagement they want (which Google Analytics can easily show us). No product news, no overly salesy B2B messaging, no marketing jargon. Data-Driven PR Earned Media Media Public Relations

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. For PR pros in the midst of the planning madness — myself included — there is a better and more efficient way to create PR plans, and it all revolves around data.

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Crisis Issue? Own It: Shark Week Case Study, Part 4

Shift Communications

While press release distribution can be costly, the practice can be valuable which is why companies across the globe use them in their PR strategy. The important part of a press release is the proactive media pitching that accompanies a press release. While issuing a press release over a distribution wire is effective, personally pitching key contacts in the national, trade and local media will be an added layer of exposure for any announcement. Email Marketing.

SHIFT Communications Creates HAROLD: First Artificially Intelligent, Cloud-Based PR Employee

Shift Communications

April 1, 2016 – Boston, MA – Cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence represent the future of content creation, distribution, public relations, and marketing. SHIFT Communications, the premiere data-driven PR agency , announced today the release of the Heuristic And Recurrent Ontological Lexicon Deep-learner, or HAROLD, the world’s first artificially intelligent (AI), cloud-based PR employee. 2014: ZIPR Mobile PR Spokesperson App.

{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. The PR industry operates this way mainly because we’ve not had access to predictive software or good data. Example: Matching Search Intent to PR. What Would PR Do? Vice President, Marketing Technology.

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.

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q3 2015

Shift Communications

Our top posts from the third quarter of 2015 focused on PR strategy, Facebook, and Twitter. Let’s jump in: How to Choose a PR Strategy: Part 1 of 6. The hot topic in PR is always strategy. SHIFT honed in on creating a way to choose a PR strategy based on visible, measurable criteria and a meta-strategic framework. These dimensions create four PR environments – traditional, chaotic, innovative, and collaborative. Marketing Coordinator.

Tips to improve your research for PR programs

Media Bullseye

Research is a big part of doing public relations work properly, across virtually every practice of PR. Whether you’re doing background research on a public affairs issue so that you get your strategy right to market-based research on a consumer communication so you get your messaging right, research plays into it. This information will help guide how you tailor your pitch. If you are pitching a company that is consumer-facing, research what is going on with competitors.

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.

Media Relations Dos And Don’ts For Holiday PR

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Tying media relations activities to key calendar milestones is a time-honored PR tactic, because it works. But if holiday PR opportunities are approached carelessly, they can be squandered. Dos and don’ts for holiday media pitching. Do release some relevant data.

How PR pros should prepare for artificial intelligence

PR Daily

Any agreement among agency executives about the future of artificial intelligence in PR seems limited to, well, its limits. In a recent column on PRWeek , Ivan Ristic of Diffusion suggested that while AI might be good for data mining keywords across blogs and online publications to find trends for clients, it still won’t replace relationships that define the industry. “A A bot can’t lay claim to emotional intelligence, a cornerstone of all PR work. Next steps for PR pros.

3 PR Trends to Watch in 2018

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‘Tis the season – predictions are the order of the day and the PR industry is no different. Here are my picks for the top 3 PR trends in 2018. Data Driven PR. As you can see from the content strategy, it’s all about the data. And every part of your PR plan should be data-driven now. The data is available. Some smart systems have all this data available in one platform.

The Best Way To Prepare For Artificial Intelligence In Public Relations

Beyond PR

that prefers pitches via e-mail with phone call followup afterward. Assuming that didn’t work for you, it brings up a larger point: While you don’t need a degree in computer science to build an AI strategy, it is important that PR pros don’t sit on the sidelines and let an AI strategy get defined for them without their input. Today, most agency executives only seem to agree on what the limits of AI in PR will be. Next Steps For AI And The PR Sector.

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q1 2016

Shift Communications

Our top posts from the first quarter of 2016 focused on the different ways data and analytics have transformed the efforts of public relations professionals and how they affect client expectations. TOP DATA-DRIVEN PR TRENDS OF 2016: INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHICS. It’s no secret that improved access to data is changing the way marketers and communicators work. Almost every social media strategy is now driven by data, and those that aren’t should be.

Why PR Pros Need The New Google Analytics™ Demo Account

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The marketing and PR industry responded with a collective yawn. From our perspective as a Google Analytics™ Certified Partner, every marketing and PR professional should be jumping up and down with excitement. Four reasons: For sales pitches. Sales Pitches. If you’re a truly data-driven PR professional, you want to showcase your analytics chops in every new business/sales presentation. Perhaps it’s our agency’s data.