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Katie Boyles

Katie Boyles Katie regularly creates PR and online content that is engaging for target audiences. She improves clients’ online presence and search engine optimization through premium content like e-books and webinars as well as social media posts, blog posts, online articles and more. Katie has been with Axia since September 2015. Learn more about Katie Boyles. Read Katie's recent blog posts below.



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How public relations impacts company reputation, revenue, and recruiting

Axia Public Relation’s campaigns tie directly to what’s important to business leaders


Public relations campaigns work to impact your organization’s reputation, revenue, and recruiting. At Axia Public Relations, all our efforts drive one or more of these important factors. We start by tying our communication metrics to your company’s financials and key metrics. We’re able to articulate the value of PR in terms that your company leaders care about, such as their ROI.

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Topics: Measurement

Template: SWOT analysis for communication strategy

Download a complimentary template to help plan your PR campaign


A SWOT analysis is a business tool that identifies an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. You can also use this tool for communication, marketing, and public relations strategies as it helps identify which areas to focus on and helps improve communication methods.

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Topics: Communications

7-step process for measuring earned media coverage

Understanding the process of earned media and measuring the value of your coverage

How do you know if your earned media coverage is successful at telling your message? Our process for measuring earned media efforts can prove its value to organizations. Go beyond media impressions and measure numbers that really matter.

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Topics: Measurement, Earned media

LIST: Using real numbers to measure earned media coverage

Beyond impressions, use these success factors to calculate the value of earned media coverage


Earned media coverage is a way to reach audiences and share your company’s message. A common way to make an announcement is to distribute a news release on a newswire. What does this actually do to reach audiences?

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Topics: Measurement, Earned media

TEMPLATE: Earned news coverage scorecard

Download a scorecard template to measure the quality of your earned media coverage


Earned media coverage, such as news coverage and social influencer mentions, is a great channel to tell your company’s story. However, people often misunderstand the value of the earned media, since it’s difficult to tie value to a free news article.

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Topics: Earned media

Get more money out of your PR investment

Axia PR helps you measure the ROI of your public relations efforts


While it might seem difficult to measure public relations, it’s not impossible. When you measure PR, you document the return on investment of your public relations campaign. Great PR improves an audience’s awareness, trust, understanding, and consideration of the topic, and it ultimately causes the audience to act.

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Topics: Investment, Measurement

7 principles of measuring public relations

At Axia Public Relations, we have seven principles for how we measure PR and a four-level measurement approach that provides the true impact to your organization. This approach includes setting SMART objectives and using communication methods to move your target audiences down the PR measurement funnel to the impacts stage where they’ll take action.

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Topics: Public Relations, Measurement, Earned media

How to report public relations

Our PR firm’s process for reporting public relations campaigns

Strategic communication requires consistent evaluation. In order to evaluate, you must have reporting methods, so you know if your audiences are consuming your messages and how your messages have affected your audiences over time. PR professionals frequently use real-time reporting methods, such as dashboards or live monitors, so teams can listen and immediately react, acknowledge, or adapt to their audiences.

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Topics: Measurement

Template: Target audiences analysis for communication strategy

Download a complimentary template to help plan your public relations campaign

Identifying all your organization’s target audiences is a key step during your communication planning. Target audiences are part of your PR plan’s inputs. You can use this tool for communication, marketing, and PR strategies because it helps identify what specific audiences need to improve your company’s communication methods.

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Topics: Earned media, Communications, Strategy

2 approaches to make sure your communication is bias-free and ethical

Apply these methods to your PR and marketing materials

When you hire a public relations firm, you trust its members to make ethical decisions and use best practices in all stages of communication with your audiences. Persuasive communication methods work to change your audience’s awareness, attitude, or behavior. When working to persuade someone, whether it’s to attend, purchase, visit, follow, or donate, apply the T.A.R.E.S. test or the duty-based method to ensure ethical best practices. Read our post “3 golden rules of PR in 2018” to dive deeper into which ethical standards are trending this year.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Ethics, Earned media

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