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What Every Marketing Boss Loves

Marketing bosses think with their heads and not their hearts. That’s because (a) their jobs depend on it and (b) the marketing and media landscape is constantly changing. What worked last year in a public relations or marketing campaign, or even last week, may not work again today. To boot, successful marketing bosses are increasingly […]


PR Data Insights: How to Benchmark Engagement

PR’s access to data has grown exponentially in the past few years, however one of the most frustrating aspects about measuring PR is the lack of industry benchmarks available. It’s challenging to set measurement goals without an understanding of how others in your field are faring. In fact, PR may be the last business function […]


The Separation of Powers in Today’s Media Landscape

As the countdown to the inauguration continues, I thought it would be fun — and hopefully a bit interesting — to have a little Government 101 refresh while simultaneously prompting you to think differently about the media world and all its various players. Let’s start with a flash back to grade school. Remember learning about […]


Medium’s New Focus & What It Means for PR

Last week, PR and communications professionals listened closely as Medium CEO Ev Williams announced the publishing platform’s new focus and the downsizing of its New York and Washington D.C. teams. In the piece, Williams validated Medium’s mission to “promote intelligent viewpoints and new ideas no matter who they’re from” while, at the same time, recognizing […]


How to Prove PR Value to Your CEO in 2017

Public relations is undoubtedly an art, a careful craft that requires both finesse and creativity. But along with the art comes science: the systematic knowledge gained through observation and experimentation. Without this, we miss important opportunities to tell compelling stories, impact audiences more effectively, and ultimately prove the value of PR to C-suite executives. Fortunately, […]


Were our 2016 PR predictions spot on?

Oh, the last few weeks in December — that special time of year when industry prediction posts become as ubiquitous as ugly holiday sweaters and peppermint-flavored everything. While I’m certain there will be plenty of articles about what’s next for the world of PR and communications (like this one from the incomparable Gini Dietrich) I’m […]


Debunking PR Myths One Little Lie at a Time

Let me let you in on a little secret… Sometimes when we post here on the AirPR Blog, it’s a test! Over the summer, I published three LinkedIn Pulse articles, a series focused on busting the myths even the most data-driven PR professionals tell themselves. As an experiment, we republished those articles with new titles […]


The Science of PR: The PRTech Ecosystem

Roughly five years ago, AirPR set out on a journey to change the way the PR industry thinks about and measures the impact of PR. Along with my co-founder Raj Sathyamurthi, my founding team members Rebekah Iliff and Patrick Liang, and a growing team of more than thirty engineers, sales people, customer success managers, and […]


2016 PRTech Awards Recap

PRTech Award

Last week in New York, we held the third annual PRTech Awards honoring individuals who work to bring together PR, marketing, technology, and media. These individuals were selected from 100+ nominations. For the last half decade, PR software providers have built technologies around third party data from web crawlers, social media sites, TV and radio […]


How to Drive PR Decisions with Data

I recently participated in the CommPRO.biz webinar “Your Path to Media Measurement.” My co-panelists Deirdre Breakenridge of Pure Performance Communications and Todd Murphy of Universal Information Services shared examples of practical PR measurement for bottom-line results including the types of data PR and communications professionals should be focusing on when creating their strategies. During the […]