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? 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? Crafting the Data-Driven Pitch.

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? Data Data-Driven PR Public Relations

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? Who should we pitch this story to?

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? 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? Refining Our Data.

PRTech Is Evolving. Is Your PR Strategy?

PR Expanded

In a recent post , I suggested leveraging Nielsen’s research in order to create data-driven marketing and communications plans. That’s the front-end work every successful campaign entails, but the data cycle doesn’t end there. You can’t argue with the data.

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.

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.

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.

3 Best Practices For Using Data In B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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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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.

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 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. What should you be pitching them exactly? Data-Driven PR News Public RelationsCongratulations!

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 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?

How to build communities of social media influence

Shift Communications

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.

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”.

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.

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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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.

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.

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. A Strong Point of View – while the PR team can help formulate an argument by using data (by analyzing what people are not currently saying), they’re not the experts.

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

Shift Communications

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. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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.

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. Miss earlier posts in this series?

Coming Full Circle – From Tech PR and Back Again

Shift Communications

In my role, I oversee a variety of B2B tech PR programs, providing strategic direction and managing an exceptional team of professionals. I began my career in agency tech PR in 1999 during the dotcom boom. Six months ago, I joined the SHIFT Communications team as an Account Director.

What To Do With Data: 4 Steps To Get The Most Out Of A Client’s Survey

Shift Communications

A large, in-depth, running list of data that you are now tasked with digesting and turning into something tangible and enticing to elicit media coverage. Because of this, more often than not data pulled from a vendor survey is not worthy of breaking news status.

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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. If there is an incumbent PR firm that you’re looking to displace, are there any industry publications that have covered the work currently being done for the prospective client?

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. What Facebook Dislikes Could Mean for Data-Driven Marketers.

What To Do With Data: 4 Steps To Get The Most Out Of A Client’s Survey

Shift Communications

A large, in-depth, running list of data that you are now tasked with digesting and turning into something tangible and enticing to elicit media coverage. Here are a few tips for strategically using survey data in media outreach to ensure your client gets the most out of it: Make it official and set a date: A client’s motivation behind conducting and paying for a survey often comes from wanting to examine a topic area near and dear to their business. Do they accept survey data?

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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.

3 PR Trends to Watch in 2018

The Proactive Report

‘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. The data is available.

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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.

Data-Driven Storytelling – The PR Gift That Keeps on Giving

Barokas

And while the benefits of data-driven storytelling have been extolled in the PR world for some time now, we often forget that our clients are the keepers of their own best asset – data. Best days to pitch.

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. A bot can’t lay claim to emotional intelligence, a cornerstone of all PR work. The future of PR will be a blend of both technology and human insight.

Data-Driven Storytelling – The PR Gift That Keeps on Giving

Barokas

And while the benefits of data-driven storytelling have been extolled in the PR world for some time now, we often forget that our clients are the keepers of their own best asset – data. Whether it’s technology, consumer, B2B or any number of other industries, data plays an increasingly powerful role in shaping how businesses and consumers interact with the world. And when data-driven PR strategies are leveraged over time, the results can be especially impactful.