Category Archive for: Data-Driven PR

What PR Professionals Should Have Learned at IBM World of Watson

This week, I attended IBM’s premier analytics and insights conference, World of Watson. Over 4 days, I learned about the future of cognitive computing – artificial intelligence and machine learning – and how it will change the world of public relations. During that time, I met exactly four PR professionals, all of them IBM employees.…

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B2B Tech PR

Using Google Analytics to Inform your B2B Tech PR Program

You may have noticed already that we talk a lot about data-driven PR at SHIFT. It’s not just a topic on our blog, it’s a concept we are encouraged to prioritize in every facet of our PR strategies. We’ve discussed on this blog before how to use a data-driven approach to drafting a pitch, but…

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Google Analytics DEmo Account

Why PR Pros Need The New Google Analytics™ Demo Account

Recently, Google announced a seemingly minor feature: any Google user could access a new Google Analytics™ Demo Account. The new Google Analytics Demo Account contains live, real information from Google’s eCommerce merchandise store. The marketing and PR industry responded with a collective yawn. From our perspective as a Google Analytics™ Certified Partner, every marketing and…

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State of Social

State of Social Q2 2016: LinkedIn Bought by Microsoft

LinkedIn, the premier business-focused social network, is no more as an independent company. In June 2016, Microsoft purchased it for $26.2 billion, one of the largest social network acquisitions ever. While LinkedIn will continue to operate as a social network, we expect this to be one of the last State of Social reports on the…

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Data Driven Social Media

How to Build a Data-Driven Social Media Strategy

As you’ve probably read on this blog (and all over the web as of late), social media has become almost entirely pay-to-play for brands. If you want to reach even your existing fans, get out your credit card. Got it? Good. Now more than ever social media is an investment for brands. You can’t just…

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State of Social Twitter

State of Social 2Q 2016: Twitter’s Endless Plateau

The 140 character social network released its Q2 2016 earnings. How did everyone’s favorite short attention span social network fare? Let’s check the numbers. Audience Growth After relatively robust growth in Q1, Q2 returned to more modest growth, not even cracking 1% quarter-over-quarter growth. Twitter added only 3 million new users (which, in the scheme…

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data-driven

How to Build a Data-Driven PR Pitch

“Data-driven” isn’t a buzz word meant to make clients Ooo and Ahhh at its sheer mention. It’s a way of PR life that should guide each decision made in the pitching journey. To be data-driven means to drive using data as our navigational aid. The deliberate choices made on the path to get there, in the best…

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influencers

Data Driven PR and the Role of Influencers

Clients of all shapes and sizes are working hard to fully grasp the concept and application of influencers. Can a traditional reporter at the Wall Street Journal be an influencer? Can a vertical industry analyst be an influencer? What about a hobbyist developer in Cleveland, a mom in Reno or a scientist at Harvard –…

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What is Marketing Technology?

Marketing technology. You’ve heard the term in presentations. You’ve seen it in industry news. It’s changing marketing forever. But you still may be left wondering, “What IS marketing technology?” In short: Marketing met IT and marketing technology is their offspring. Let’s examine the corporate strategic landscape to understand what marketing technology is. In the chart…

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Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 1: Introduction

See if this sounds familiar. You, the public relations professional, get a great hit, a great placement in a media outlet. You celebrate, you let your stakeholders know about the hit. Everyone is happy – today. When you come into the office tomorrow, what’s the first question your stakeholders ask of you? “What have you…

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