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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

We're not big on counting hours, activities, and deliverables; we're big on results. And here's why

Busy work doesn't generate results. Outstanding work leads to the bigger impact

 

It happens every time. When explaining the nuances of our office culture, especially in regard to tracking hours, people are shocked to hear that as an agency, we don’t clock in, clock out, or keep personal time sheets. Sounds crazy, right? (There’s a method to the madness.)

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Topics: PR Tips, Measurement

News releases aren’t that important

Why are you wasting so much time on news releases?

Too many companies put unnecessary emphasis on churning out a steady stream of news releases on commercial news wires in an effort to get their message out. That’s the way they’ve always done it, so it must work. Right?

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Topics: News Release, Earned media

3 reasons why social media is so hard

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media networks are continuously pushing out updates, making enhancements, and moving things around. This makes it difficult for social media marketers, managers, and users to keep up. Algorithms are ever-changing, genuine engagement is harder to obtain, and companies are struggling to adapt.

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Topics: Shared Media

How to start a blog and keep it fun

Blogging doesn’t have to be boring

You’ve seen the word popping up everywhere on the internet. Companies run them; some people have their own. The fact of the matter is that blogs are where it’s at. Why’s that? What value do blogs add to your company? According to HubSpot, 56 percent of companies that blog get customers from blogging.

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Topics: Blog, Inbound Marketing, Owned media

What to do when your CEO is arrested for prostitution

Prepare your company for every type of crisis


What were they thinking? Men (and women) behaving badly is a situation that causes more than incredulousness when it involves people in positions of power crossing moral and ethical lines.

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Topics: Crisis Communications, CEO

When it comes to punctuation, the AP Stylebook gets this wrong

The apostrophe: Elementary, my dear


What are the two most constant lessons every American learns in the third grade – the lessons that you can expect to stay with you forever because they are hard and fast rules for life, always true?

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Topics: Copy Editing

How to measure blogging efforts

Blogging is a great way to attract visitors to your website and convert them into customers. It’s also great for SEO and positions your company as a thought-leader in its industry. How do you know your blogging efforts are working? Hopefully, you’re measuring certain figures, like blog views and blog subscribers.

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Topics: Blog, Measurement, Owned media

3 ways to protect your company’s website from ‘click-by’ lawsuits

You may have heard of drive-by lawsuits or watched a segment about them on “60 Minutes.” Attorneys and their clients target stores, hotels, restaurants, etc. that are inaccessible, which violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These people have never been customers of these establishments. They simply drive by or search locations via Google Earth and Google Maps (Google lawsuits), looking for ways to sue due to a building’s inaccessibility or lack of required accessibility equipment, like a pool lift.

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Topics: Web Design & Development, Owned media

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

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