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Predictive Analytics in Action

Grounding process in a real-world example is one of the best ways to understand a new capability. Our recent series on predictive analytics shared a good deal of information on the why and the how of predictive’s benefits for PR. Our VP of Marketing Tech, Chris Penn, even detailed a theoretical example of how predictive…

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{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 5

In this series, we’ve looked at what predictive analytics is, why it’s important to public relations professionals, and a glimpse at some actual predictions: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Pre-Requisites to Predictive Analytics for PR Part 3: Predictive Analytics for PR, Applied Part 4: Where Predictive Analytics for PR Goes Wrong Now that we’ve surveyed…

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{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 4

In the last post, we looked at a sample prediction using Google Analytics™ data to make a prediction about my blog’s website traffic. We used clean, compatible, well-chosen data and looked forward 365 days to see what future performance of my blog looked like. What if, however, we didn’t have textbook data at our fingertips?…

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{PR}edict: Predictive Analytics and the Future of PR, Part 2

In the last post, we introduced the idea of predictive analytics in public relations. Public relations would benefit strongly from predictive analytics, forecasting communications needs in advance. The foundation of predictive analytics is one familiar to modern PR practitioners: data. What Data Do We Need for Predictive Analytics? To make accurate predictions, we need data…

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The Data-Driven Now That’s What I Call Music! Guide

This post is a collaboration between trendy, very stylish Millennial marketing analyst Nick Patterson and grumpy old GenXer Christopher Penn. NP: Who remembers the good ole days of taking a trip to the local F.Y.E., snagging the latest and greatest version of the Now That’s What I Call Music! CD, and popping that puppy in…

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Data-Driven Survival: Titanic Edition

“Mr. Andrews, forgive me. I did the sum in my head and with the number of lifeboats times the capacity you mentioned, forgive me, but it seems that there are not enough for everyone aboard.” – Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic According to Wikipedia, there were approximately 1,317 passengers and 900 crew…

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{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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Predicting a PR Crisis: Shark Week Case Study, Part 5

Welcome to the conclusion of our five-part Shark Week crisis communications case study! Before checking out the fin (get it? ‘Fin’ has a double meaning because, well, never mind…) read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. Enjoy! At long last, the day has come: Shark Week 2017 is finally over. Can G.W.…

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Crisis Issue? Own It: Shark Week Case Study, Part 4

Miss earlier posts in this series? Check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 before diving into the below.  Despite G.W.’s best efforts, the Shark Week crisis issue is really hammer(head)ing his donut business. He’s done his research so he knows that sharks are getting a bad rep for no good reason, but his…

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MarTech Stack eBook

How to Choose a MarTech Stack: a new eBook from SHIFT

With a plethora of Marketing Technology tools available at our fingertips, how are we, as marketers, supposed to know which is the best fit for our needs and goals? The overwhelming number of choices to satisfy even one objective can result in making a poor decision – which can cause money to be wasted, time…

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