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The Real Faces of PR Measurement

Let it be said, at least by me, that the technical advances of the past few years have made PR measurement much faster. AI, machine learning, and algorithms of all types have alleviated much of the heavy lifting that was previously handled by data analysts and media monitoring personnel. Technology has also increased the amount […]

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What Are TV News Clips?

TV News Clips are video files of broadcast or streaming news stories. This is the final post in our series of Key Questions for public relations professionals and corporate communicators. What are TV News Clips? Media monitoring is the ongoing service of comprehensively tracking the news you need. Whether you track media placements for your […]

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What is an Executive Daily News Brief?

This is the second post in a series of four that will answer Key Questions, like “What is a Daily News Brief”, for public relations professionals and corporate communicators. What is a Daily News Brief? Compared to a comprehensive media monitoring report, that includes all media mentions for the day, a Daily News Brief is […]

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How Do Alpha Clips Improve News Monitoring?

Before we answer this key question, let’s backup and explain what Alpha Clips are and why this service is a better way to monitor news for your organization or clients. This is the first in a series of four posts that will answer Key Questions for public relations professionals and corporate communicators. What Are Alpha […]

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SmartView NXT: Better Media Monitoring and Measurement

While the world navigated the pandemic and politics of 2020, Universal Information Services accomplished two major milestones for media monitoring services. Universal supported all existing and new clients with the most comprehensive media monitoring during a pandemic. Universal built a new Public Relations platform that raises the bar for anyone using media monitoring or PR […]

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Omaha: The News that Never Was (lost media mentions)

The News That Never Was (lost media mentions) by Universal Information Services’ CEO, Todd Murphy   Universal Information Services, a news monitoring and media measurement service, is used to tracking all the news that impacts corporations, organizations, government agencies, and communities. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted everyone and everything. From our angle, this was […]

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Upscaling the role of Media Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation in post Covid-19

At 7:00am CT in the United States I participated in a webinar hosted by P+ Measurement in Nigeria, which was 2pm their time. My industry friend, Philip Odiakos had asked if I would co-present with another of their industry friends, Seye Olurotimi , on the topic of “Upscaling the role of Media Monitoring, Measurement and […]

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Monitoring Fragments of Social Media

Measuring media messages Monitoring and measuring messages in social media is much like measuring other media formats, except it is totally different. With print, broadcast, and web news, most of the content is generated by or linked to a media outlet with some level of journalistic integrity. I know, some will complain that this outlet […]

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The 90 Day Surprise PR Pros Seldom See Coming

PR professional: “Hello, I would like to change and possibly cancel my service with you.” Their media monitoring vendor: “Surprise! We already renewed your contract! In the fine print we sent you last year, there’s a 90-day auto-renewal clause you may not have noticed. The good news is that you’re now locked into our service […]

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Why Trade Group Memberships Matter for Public Relations

Almost every industry has levels of education and training that help those working in that industry perform better. Public relations and corporate communications is no different in that they have masters level degrees, as well as trade groups like PRSA, Public Relations Society of America, and IABC, International Association of Business Communicators. Combined, these options […]

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