Category Archive for: Marketing

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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Choosing The Right Key Performance Indicators

Today’s blog is from our partner at NATIONAL, Jonathan Litwack. Enjoy!  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a lot like a road trip: we know that we have a starting point and an end point, with speed being our indicator of whether we’ll successfully reach our destination on time or not. (Analogy lost on you? Check out this…

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So You’re A Social Media Guru, Right?

A celeb gave you a shoutout on Twitter. Your Instagram pictures hit triple-digit likes. Your Snapchat game is on point, not to mention your Facebook Live skills. Sound familiar? We see quite a few people promote themselves as a ‘social media guru’ or ‘social media master’ across their – wait for it – social media…

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How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 7 of 7: The Future

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 7: The Future of Marketing Technology and Project…

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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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How to Improve Marketing ROI with Deliberate Practice

Marketing and PR teams are under constant pressure to deliver results – measurable outcomes in both dollars spent and leads generated. Teams many times overspend time and resources on things they aren’t fully sure will deliver value. Why? Those choices are easily defensible to their senior management. Falling into this trap is easy and alluring –…

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IBM Vision: The Future of AI and Public Relations

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending IBM Vision 2017 as a guest of IBM Analytics. Over three days, we explored the future of analytics and artificial intelligence, from understanding where we are in the evolution of analytics to seeing the cutting edge of how AI will impact every industry. Let’s look at some…

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Marketing Technology Conference: MarTech SF 2017 In Review

I had the opportunity and privilege to speak at this year’s MarTech SF, the marketing technology conference, and wanted to share some of the highlights and takeaways from the show. MarTech is the marketing technology industry’s premier conference, where our industry goes to talk shop about what’s next. The Mega Landscape The conference kicked off…

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State of Social Q1 2017: Snapchat Reveals Little, Saturated Already?

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its first earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO). User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily active users, meaning the number of users who are active daily on average throughout the quarter. What we…

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How to choose a martech stack

How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 6 of 7: Common Errors

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 6: Four Common Marketing Technology Deployment Errors Marketing…

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