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KEY QUESTION: 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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Media Intelligence – A Partner, Not Vendor

Media Intelligence – Shifting the paradigm from Vendor to Partner Traditionally, media intelligence services, or news monitoring and measurement services, have been considered vendors. But, in more recent times, many organizations, companies and agencies are looking for more expertise and consultative services, thus shifting the paradigm from vendor to more of a partner. During my […]

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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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Media Monitoring Expands the Audience for Local News

The Media and Media Monitoring Media monitoring relies on, well, the media. Monitoring can’t exist without the source material that the media creates. Obvious, right? What’s less obvious is that the relationship between media and monitoring is a two-way street. The media benefits from the monitoring just as much as the monitoring benefits from the […]

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Evolution – PR Measurement and the Barcelona Principles

AMEC (International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication) is the world’s largest media intelligence and insights professional organization, with more than 160 members in 86 countries. AMEC’s mission is education and innovation in PR communications measurement and evaluation. Universal Information Services is a member of AMEC and adheres to its guidance for valid […]

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Society In Social Media – Mask Mandates

How do mask mandates impact communities? Analysis Period: July 20-September 1, 2020 Media: User Generated Media, Social Network Content Report PDF: Society In Social Media – Mask Mandate The Universal Information Services Media Monitoring and Media Measurement teams present the next installation in our Society in Social Media series. Our team is excited to demonstrate […]

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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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