How To Streamline Your Research

I saw a comment in a Linkedin discussion about what in PR wastes time.  Jennel McDonald noted “Though researching is very important, I think we can go overboard in reading and gathering.” As many of you know, I am a … Continue reading →

Most important thing to consider when measuring the impact of communications programs: Blog link

My friend and colleague Jose Mallabo interviewed me for his blog at: http://tinyurl.com/3oycde7. Jose is the director, corporate marketing, for GSI Commerce. Topics he asked about included: The single most important thing people need to remember when looking to measure … Continue reading →

Three Kinds of Research You Should Do Before Evaluation

Evaluation is important, but it is not the research you should do first. What is the first research you should do to create a successful communications program? First, I define a successful communications program as one that drives behavior of … Continue reading →

Multiplier Claim Fraudulent

I just read a paper by David Michaelson and Don Stacks, colleagues of mine at the Institute for PR’s Commission on Measurement and Evaluation. They have done a series of experiments to determine whether there is any basis for the … Continue reading →

Questions To Ask Before Diving Into Social Media

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Four Great Ways To Use Research in 2009

For this first e-Letter of the year, I thought I’d offer some ways you might productively use research in the coming year. PlanningAs you may have gathered, I am a huge proponent of using research to plan and lay out … Continue reading →