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Blogs  / May 31, 2017

How I Learned to Embrace Data

“Not only does the vacuum give me a coverage report of where it cleaned, but also the time it took to clean!” I shouted in excitement. “That means I can get data around how dirty my apartment is and areas…

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Blogs  / January 25, 2017

PR Reporting for People Who Care About Data

The thing about PR reporting is that it’s really fun when you have positive results to share and the opposite when you don’t. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Even when a campaign doesn’t work out the way you’d…

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Blogs  / June 8, 2016

Universal Truths About PR

In life, there are certain universal truths that exist. If you’re waiting for a call and go to the bathroom, the person will call when you go. Or, when looking diligently for something, you can never find it. No matter…

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Blogs  / May 13, 2016

Common Math Mistakes That PR People Make

Let’s be honest. The typical PR person has an aversion to math. Couple that with the fact that the PR industry has historically lacked the type of quantitative performance data that’s usually available to marketing teams, and you’re left with…

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Blogs  / April 25, 2016

How To Best Manage Outsourced PR

Whether you’re on an in-house PR team that occasionally outsources specialized work or you’re engaging with a PR agency for the first time ever, there are a handful of best practices for optimizing outsourced PR to keep in mind. The goal of these…

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Blogs  / March 16, 2016

A Simple Customer Philosophy: “Meet Me Halfway”

Two people stand on opposite sides of a two-lane highway, separated by a four-foot wide, one-foot high, concrete median. Cars fly past them at nearly break-neck speed. They need to figure out a way to reach one another to exchange…

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Blogs  / March 8, 2016

Up Your PR Game Using BuzzFeed’s Measurement Mindset

I read an article in Fortune recently titled BuzzFeed: Days of Counting Pageviews and Unique Visitors Are Over that made my PR engineering heart jump with joy. In the piece, media-and-tech-beat writer Mathew Ingram examines how BuzzFeed is shifting from…

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Blogs  / February 29, 2016

6 Things You’ll Never Hear Today’s PR Pros Say

It’s like hearing a long-distance runner turn down a plate of pasta the night before a big race or witnessing Cookie Monster refuse a plate of his favorite cookies (chocolate chip). You just can’t imagine hearing certain things from certain…

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Blogs  / February 16, 2016

5 sites that will sharpen your storytelling skills

One of the many hats a PR Engineer wears is that of storytelling. But between juggling data, gathering insights, managing relationships, and more, how are busy PR pros supposed to find time to stay both inspired and up to date…

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