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Balancing Media Measurement: AI vs People

On December 6, I will be moderating a virtual discussion on Media Measurement on behalf of FIBEP, the global Media Intelligence industry trade group. You can join me and two other industry experts as we discuss the balance between technology and trained analysts, and how it impacts reliable results for the measurement of communications. Email […]

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Predictive Analytics or Predictive Modeling?

Public relations practitioners love a fancy new phrase¬†and the phrase “predictive analytics” has been making the rounds in recent years. The idea of being able to predict likely outcomes, based on variables around your PR strategy, is very seductive for those wanting to better control desired outcomes. I’ve written about the False Glitter Effect in […]

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How Will PR Strategy Change in 2022?

The obligatory post about PR strategy in 2022 Well the good news is I’m not going to talk about media monitoring, tracking organizational news across print, broadcast, web and social media content, but rather how PR Strategy is evolving. 2021 was a year of evolutionary discussion at the industry level for media monitoring organizations serving […]

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CEO Todd Murphy Elected VP of Media Intelligence Association

Omaha Business Leader Todd Murphy Elected Vice-President of International Media Intelligence Association OMAHA, NE, November 17, 2021 Universal Information Services is pleased to announce that FIBEP, a global media intelligence trade group, elected CEO Todd Murphy, to a two- year term as Vice President at the FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress (WMIC) on November 2, […]

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Catching the Boomerang Clients

The Boomerang Metaphor and Media Monitoring My thoughts have turned to an accelerating phenomenon that I call “Boomerang Clients.” At least, I thought this was a phrase I had coined, as it relates to our media monitoring and PR measurement clients, until I discovered that it has already been well written about. Basically, every service […]

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The Value Of Hiring Your PR Clients

Sure, most companies work hard to please their clients. In the media monitoring and PR measurement industry, I personally feel like we have to work harder because our clients are, in turn, working hard for their stakeholders. To do this effectively, we make sure the news we capture is more comprehensive, our search results are […]

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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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