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Why CEOs Should Invest in PR Attribution and PR Measurement

CEOs PR Attribution PR Measurement

In recent market estimates, digital online and ad spending is expected to grow at approximately 11% per year through 2021.  Paid search, display ads, social media, online video advertising and email marketing will grow to 46% of advertising budgets. To optimize the ROI on digital marketing spend, CEOs, CCOs, and CMOs need to invest in […]


Impress Your Execs With This New PR Metric: ROPRS

Kelly Byrd shares her thoughts on how to better equate measurement between advertising and PR with a new PR metric similar to ROAS: ROPRS, return on PR spend.


Why It’s Hard to Measure PR in the First Place

Our in-house data scientist, Fletcher Stump Smith, spends his days building machine learning models that identify news articles relevant to AirPR customers and predict the business impact of those articles. In layman’s terms, Fletcher’s work allows us to solve a pretty itchy problem: the problem of proper PR measurement. Recently, Fletcher gave a presentation about what […]


The Most Powerful PR Metrics According to 5 PR Influencers

Powerful PR

While there isn’t a surefire answer to how to inspire world peace or peel a hard boiled egg in just one sweep, there are a few things I think we can all agree on: when it comes to measuring the success of a PR campaign, it’s all about them numbahs! We could talk for days […]


PR Data Insights: Rethinking Narrative Pick-Up

One of the most touted PR outcomes I see almost every PR pro report on is narrative pick-up a.k.a how many additional media outlets republish a recent piece of content. While story pick-up can be an incredibly positive PR outcome, I challenge the notion that all story pick-up is created equal. Public relations is about […]


The Funnel Approach to PR Measurement

For years, the PR industry has struggled with how to effectively measure PR in any sort of standardized manner. Unlike advertising where a few key metrics clearly define success, PR’s complex, relationship-based structure makes identifying metrics for widespread adoption far more challenging. Because “you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” metrics are crucial to PR […]


4 Signs Your PR Measurement Practices Could Be Better

PR measurement

By now you’ve likely begun to implement some updated PR measurement practices to more accurately prove the value of your work. I’m talking data that dives far deeper than impressions and press hits. Hopefully, you are doing your due diligence in analyzing and interpreting PR data that can help you continually refine your communications strategy […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]