Category Archive for: Analytics

predictive analytics in pr

{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 1

Public relations, marketing, and communications aren’t known for their futurist perspectives. More often than not, we’re reacting to the latest and greatest, from crisis communications (when the news is bad) to rapid response/newsjacking (when the news is good). Until now, our ability to keep a finger on the pulse of the news has been good…

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network graphs

Network Graphs for Data Analysis

Today’s post is from our partner at NATIONAL, Kevin McCann. Enjoy!  I love network graphs. I’m also the kind of person who says things like “I love network graphs” without irony. Take from that what you will. Before I get to why I think they’re great, some basics. What’s a network graph? In muddled layman’s…

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health information technology

HIMSS BrandHIT Preview: What’s New in Healthcare IT Marketing

Healthcare IT marketing is one of the hottest, fastest growing industries in the world as digital health, precision medicine, and artificial intelligence meet traditional healthcare. What’s new in healthcare IT marketing? This Wednesday kicks off the BrandHIT Marketing Summit in Vegas, a two-day HIMSS event where attendees will discover what’s next in the health information…

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Connecting PR To Business Results

One of the most common requests I’ve received in my work in public relations is, “how do we connect our public relations efforts to business results?”. This question – and its many variations – is a disguise for a much simpler question: How does PR help me make money / not get fired? Public relations…

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The Thrill of Solving: Alteryx Inspire 2017

In a whirlwind two days in Las Vegas, I reaffirmed my belief in the future of analytics and its potential to change businesses for the better. I attended Alteryx Inspire 2017, a client of SHIFT Communications, to see what one of the leading business intelligence and data analytics companies in the world was up to.…

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Three Public Relations Mega-Trends in 2017: Where Are We Now?

Earlier this year we published a blog post highlighting the three PR mega-trends we predicted would shape our industry in 2017. Now that we’re almost halfway through the year (what?!), we wanted to take a look back at how these trends have impacted our efforts so far. Content Shockwave According to Google News, there were…

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Demystifying Data Part 4: Data Analysis – You have the data, now what?

You’ve identified your questions, you’ve tracked down your data set, you’ve cleaned and verified it – now you need to do something with it. It’s party time! The good news is that these days there is no shortage of tools that can help you put your data down, flip it and reverse it. If you…

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Return on Marketing Investement

Finance Marketing: How to Measure Your Return on Marketing Investment

This is the fourth part in a four-part series, which explores how to measure different elements and channels of our various marketing strategies in order to calculate our return on marketing investment. If you missed the first three parts of the series, you can explore the obstacles facing your marketing department, how to build out…

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bounce rate

Why a High Bounce Rate Isn’t Bad

Bounce rate is defined as “the percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page”. The featured snippet kindly uses a word in the sentence to enhance the definition: “a rising bounce rate is a sure sign that your homepage is boring or off-putting.” Surely that…

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How to Measure the Success of Video Communications

As we’ve detailed previously, video is hot. It’s one of the most engaging ways to communicate with an audience, and digital platforms are doubling down on video. However, one area where video-minded PR professionals fall short is how to measure the success of video communications. How do we know when our video is contributing to…

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