PR Measurement According to the Godfather: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

This post appears courtesy of the IPR Measurement Commission and originally appeared in PR News. We all know the imperative of measurement. There is the old management adage that “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” And then there is the loftier Peter Drucker quote: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” These […]

PR Needs to Transform Its Mindset on Data to Focus on Growth and Analysis

This post appears courtesy of the IPR Measurement Commission and originally appeared in PR News. Please assess the state of PR measurement. PR is still playing analytics catch up with other communications disciplines. While there are leaders making significant strides in this area, public relations as a whole has been slower to innovate, particularly in […]

From Winning with Data to the Future of Fake Facts

This post appears as a part of AMEC’s Measurement Month. Last week, the SmallDataForum convened – this time to explore questions related to the opportunities and challenges of data in business, the rational and emotional side of decision-making, and the continuing erosion of trust and confidence in the truthfulness of information. Stephen Fry’s fabulous narration […]

AMEC Measurement Month Shines the Spotlight on the Importance of Analytics Innovation

September is AMEC Measurement Month! This is the fourth year of the annual event hosted by the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC). Measurement Month is a global program of activities to shine the spotlight on the importance of PR measurement. There have already been some amazing events, Twitter chats, webinars, […]

Beyond Impressions: Bringing Earned Media Analytics into the Digital Age

This post appears as a part of AMEC’s Measurement Month. Public interest and ire are generated every day as result of news coverage. However, in a world that is increasingly connected and “smart,” PR metrics for media relations work – as important as that work is to shaping public opinions and agency revenue — continue […]

Public Relations: The Corporate Sword and Shield

People now have unprecedented levels of access to information that is readily obtainable anytime anywhere. This profusion of information – some of which is true and some not so true — presents an increased need to process, understand and act upon the opinion-shaping material which influences stakeholders, the marketplace and society in general. With the […]

Measurement is Critical in a Constantly Changing Communication and Media Environment

This is the first blog featured for this year’s Measurement Month. For more information, please visit I have long envied my marketing colleagues over the years, who traditionally had larger budgets to conduct research, collect data, hold focus groups, and access metrics on almost everything to prove the benefits of their marketing efforts. Further, […]

Why Measurement Should be Non-Negotiable: Presented by Dr. Tina McCorkindale at the 2017 AMEC Conference

IPR President and CEO, Dr. Tina McCorkindale, traveled to Thailand to present at the 2017 AMEC Conference in Bangkok. She presented the following speech during the session, “Measurement and the PR & Communications Professional: Why Measurement Should be Non-negotiable!” Download (PDF): Measurement and the PR & Communications Professional: Why Measurement Should be Non-negotiable! Thank you […]

The Facebook Files: Machine Learning and Fake News Continues

This post appears courtesy of LexisNexis and the author Thomas Stoeckle, the Head of Strategic Business Development at LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions. Just days after recording our latest musings last week on the challenges and opportunities surrounding big-small data, with multiple references to Facebook and their attempts to counter fake news, the Guardian broke the […]

Strategy and Tactics: Finding a Balance through Research

It’s a curious thing how the overwhelming majority of public relations agencies and practitioners identify as “strategists.” Here is the problem: if everyone is a strategist, how does anything get done? The natural inclination seems to be that “tactics are subordinate to strategy.” True, public relations is much more than just press conferences, interviews and […]