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 →

PRSA Has Its MBA Initiative Backwards

In the Spring issue of PRSA’s The Public Relations Strategist there is an article by Ray Crockett, APR, and Anthony D’Angelo, APR, entitled “PRSA’s MBA Initiative.” The gist of the article is PRSA is trying to get MBA programs to … Continue reading →

Marketer Beware! WSJ Article on Social Media as a Research Tool

Yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, there was an article by By Huaxia Rui, Andrew Whinston and Elizabeth Winkler on how businesses can use Twitter to predict sales. You can read the article at http://tinyurl.com/yftyoqs. They use the example of … Continue reading →

Questions To Ask Before Diving Into Social Media

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Moving Toward Two-Way Communication

For those of you who don’t know, I have been in communications more than 30 years, and doing research to support communications planning and evaluation for more than 20 years. It recently occurred to me that through my time in … Continue reading →