Category Archive for: Metrics

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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Goal Setting

Finance Marketing: Prepare to Measure Success with Goal Setting

Don’t miss the first and second blog in this series in which we explore the four obstacles facing your marketing department and the tools you need to launch a digital content strategy.  Measuring success is a key component to any business activity in the financial world. To get a clear picture of success, the first step…

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The Right Way to Set Up Snapchat Snapcodes with URLs

In late January, Snapchat released a new feature to help advertisers and businesses drive more impactful business results via their platform: the URL Snapcode. What is a URL Snapcode? In short, a Snapcode that opens a web page in Snapchat. Here’s an example. To use it, take a picture of it in Snapchat. To generate…

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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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State of Social Twitter

State of Social Q4 2016: Twitter Sees Negative Revenue Growth

Twitter, the social network which still comprises the backbone of most social media metrics, made it through another year. While speculation was rampant about its purchase, it ended the year still an independent entity. Let’s see how it fared. Audience Growth Twitter’s audience growth continued to decline, slipping below 1% quarter over quarter: Mobile growth…

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Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

Beware: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

It’s safe to assume that you’ve heard the old adage, “correlation does not imply causation,” but if you haven’t, just know this: it’s not safe to assume that correlation and causation go hand-in-hand. Often times, when comparing two data points or sets, the lack of a relationship between correlation and causation is abundantly clear. And…

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best of q2

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q2 2016

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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What is Data-Driven PR, Part 3: Defining Data

We’ve used the expression data-driven PR for quite some time now, but haven’t clearly defined it. What does data-driven PR mean? How do you know whether your public relations efforts are data-driven or not? To be data-driven is to make decisions with data first and foremost. In this series, we’ll examine how to become a…

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State of Social

State of Social Q3 2016: LinkedIn Flattens Out

While LinkedIn has technically been purchased by Microsoft, the transaction has not closed yet. Thus, for at least this quarter, we have updated numbers about the company’s social network. We do not expect discrete data to be released by Microsoft in its earnings reports, but they may pleasantly surprise us. Let’s see how LinkedIn fared…

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marketing analytics

Fix What’s Most Broken In Your Marketing Analytics

How much data do you analyze in your marketing and communications programs? How much data do you simply let slip away, like sand through your fingers? Consider what we have at our fingertips: Social media data by channel, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more Website analytics data from Google Analytics Media data from publications…

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