PR Measurement

Measuring the Value of Digital Outreach: Keep it Simple

by Hugh Anderson October 9, 2013 Digital PR

“So my Public Relations account director, tell me the value of that?” Does this question make you squirm in your seat or leap up with joy? I think I know the answer! Where’s the value? What worked and what didn’t work? Why should I pay you that monthly retainer? Can you justify your fees? Perhaps […]



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The best Public Relations blogs on the Planet?

by Hugh Anderson July 25, 2013 Digital PR

Today we published a list of  “the Best 60 PR Blogs” on the planet. As you will see if you read our methodology, we’re not actually saying that these are the best blogs, but they are some of the best blogs based on how we’ve gone about assembling the list. Ultimately the exercise is a […]



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Blogger Outreach for PR Pro’s

by Hugh Anderson May 7, 2013 Blogger Outreach

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to be able to present on the subject of “blogger outreach” to an audience of public relations professionals at an event organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). It was a knowledgeable audience and the overwhelming impression I got was that I was […]



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Public Relations Measurement: where’s it going?

by Hugh Anderson October 31, 2012 Digital PR

The PR profession has taken a fair amount of flak in recent years for failing to measure its activities properly. Much of this is due to a lack of progress beyond that most resilient of measurement units, the Advertising Value Equivalent, or AVE. In the summer, a couple of industry heavyweights, Mark Westaby and Philip […]



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Setting objectives for blogger outreach

by David Cumings August 10, 2012 Blogger Outreach

This follows on from our previous post about the background to objectives and measurement. We’ll keep it very simple for the moment, but there are two parts to the process of setting objectives in the digital space. 1. Setting business objectives 2. Setting campaign objectives You need to consider both of these in order to […]



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“Begin with the end in mind”: an introduction to objectives and measurement in PR

by Hugh Anderson August 7, 2012 Blogger Outreach

Later this week we will commence our series of posts on blogger outreach to delve deeper into some of the key subjects outlined in our recent ebook, “The Best Practice Guide for Effective Blogger Outreach”. We will also be bringing it to life with a series of short videos with bloggers, PR professionals and their […]



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AMEC 2012 Dublin: Guinness, Geeks and Communications Measurement

by Hugh Anderson June 19, 2012 Digital PR

Actually, only two of the three in the title were really in abundance. Read on and you’ll see. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 4th European Summit on Measurement in Dublin, a conference run by the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC for short). When I first heard […]



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ROI: the Holy Grail of online PR measurement

by Hugh Anderson August 15, 2011 Blogger Relations

I never cease to be amazed by the lack of clarity, consistency or really anything robust when it comes to measuring all forms of online marketing efforts, especially PR. Online measurement – being at least one step further than ‘monitoring’ – is a hot topic and one that will get increasing attention in the coming […]



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AMEC European Summit on Measurement review: part 3 of 3

by Hugh Anderson June 15, 2011 PR Measurement

Part 2 summarised the areas of progress that will form the basis of the agenda moving forward. But what obstacles lie in the way? Firstly, the two highest priorities (measuring the ROI of PR and adopting global standards for PR measurement) are probably the two most weighty challenges facing the industry. It is right to […]



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AMEC European Summit on Measurement review: Part 2 of 3

by Hugh Anderson June 14, 2011 PR Measurement

All the component parts were in place: top quality speakers, delegates, and industry bodies, and a challenging agenda to build on the foundations laid in Barcelona in 2010. So what positives can be drawn? Arun Sudhaman’s review in The Holmes Report provides some stats on the definitive outcomes, but my take on the big wins […]



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