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Is PR data bias holding you back?

When it comes to marketing analysis, public relations has been known for output — media relationships developed, placements gained, awareness garnered, and perceptions changed. In-depth analysis and measurement of PR outcomes is a fairly new practice. Thus, standards around this measurement are still in development. Often, when a PR professional views data that shows the […]


Why Long-Tail PR Is Every Company’s Secret Weapon

As we bid summer adieu and get back to business as usual, it seems apropos to shine a spotlight on the hard work of communications professionals and the data-driven PR tactics they employ. Let’s do that by diving into the topic of long-tail PR, considering how content can continue to ‘work’ for you far beyond […]


How to Empower Data-Driven PR Leaders

data-driven PR

Last month, AirPR Chief Strategy Officer Rebekah Iliff moderated a webinar panel for CommPRO on empowering data-driven PR professionals. She led a discussion about the traits of the successful PR leader of tomorrow with panelists Jennefer Witter of The Boreland Group, Julia Monti of Mastercard, and KayAnn Schoeneman of Ketchum. There are tremendous opportunities to […]


How to Amplify Public Relations With Virtual Reality

Amplify Public Relations With Virtual Reality

Imagine a future where virtual reality is utilized to tell more effective stories, change narratives, and even shift entire brand strategies. It’s been all the buzz lately, but access to this exciting, new technology is an enigma for most. Despite unclear adoption rates, evangelists and technologists alike have continued to charge forth, with fervent belief […]


Up Your PR Game Using BuzzFeed’s Measurement Mindset

I read an article in Fortune recently titled BuzzFeed: Days of Counting Pageviews and Unique Visitors Are Over that made my PR engineering heart jump with joy. In the piece, media-and-tech-beat writer Mathew Ingram examines how BuzzFeed is shifting from so-called fuzzy metrics, like unique visitors or subscribers, to more engagement-driven metrics that align with […]


Reporting on the state of the PR industry

Nearly five years ago to date, when I was still in my twenties and San Francisco rent didn’t eat up half of one’s salary (imagine that!), I set out to solve a problem that many said would be “nearly impossible to do.” As any entrepreneur would, I thought: “PERFECT! I’m in.” I managed to convince […]


In PR? This is all you need to know for 2016

Ahhh, the new year. A time for resolutions, preparations, and perhaps my favorite: bright-eyed predictions. Our propensity to look toward the future through lens of the past is as necessary to the human experience as breathing. Not wanting to be left out (FOMO alert. BTW that word is so last year. What you really need […]


5 Reasons To Embrace Video Content Now

In the past decade, perhaps the biggest shift in Internet technology has been the rise of video content. From commercially produced material to the explosion of self-directed content via smartphones, video is everywhere. “People spend more time on digital video (one hour 55 minutes) than social media (one hour 44 minutes) per day, and 68 […]


Is Digital Connectivity Killing The Conversation?

Rise of Digital And The Demise Of Conversation

During Monday’s KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, MIT sociologist and clinical psychologist Sherry Turkle led a discussion that struck a major chord with everyone in the AirPR office. It centered around the assertion that “a lack of face-to-face communication driven by increased smartphone use is diminishing people’s capacity for empathy”. Whoa. Hold the phone. Stop […]


5 Tenets of PRTech + 2015 PRTech Awards Recap

Last week in New York, #TeamAirPR hosted the 2015 PRTech Awards to honor the leading minds in PR, Marketing, Technology and Media. Needless to say, the brainpower gathered in one room was staggering. (You can peruse a few snaps of the mind meld here.) Everyone in attendance was there to acknowledge that our industry is at […]