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The Daily News Brief: Curated News for Competitive Businesses

What is a Daily News Brief? Daily News Briefs are curated, customizable reports that only show you the most important news of the day. They are designed to show your business or organization what you need to know – quickly – so you can move on with your day. Think of your brief as a […]

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Anatomy of a Successful Search Strategy

Crafting a successful search strategy goes beyond just looking for certain keywords. In order to get the most out of your media monitoring needs, we focus on the “Three C’s” of search strategies: Context Collaboration Communication By following these three principles, we have the best chance of finding the right stories for you, without them […]

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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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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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What Is Concierge Media Monitoring and Measurement?

Many clients come to Universal Information Services after using other services. If we had to narrow it down to a single difference that attracts clients to Universal, it would be our concierge approach to service and support. What do we mean by concierge service? Universal is more than a vendor — we are your media […]

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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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Looking Forward: What to Expect

Now that the 2018-2019 school year is in full swing, I think it might be wise to speculate what will continue to soar and what will flop as we cruise towards 2019… at least for the 18-24 year old demographic. All things that flop and all things that hold will follow three simple themes. Through […]

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What News Is Your PR Team Missing?

“They keep missing TV and radio stories that air!” “They never find any articles from the smaller, weekly newspapers!” “We keep asking them to fix our search, but nothing changes!” “They won’t let us out of our contract that auto-renewed!” If you’ve ever said the above statements, there’s a problem with your current media monitoring […]

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The New: Mobile Based Trivia Game Apps

Whether it is social media, messaging, or mobile gaming, people are always on their phones. And with micro-transactions becoming more and more common throughout all gaming, we have seen a huge increase in the market for mobile games. Mobile-based gaming now accounts for 32% of the total gaming market at around $46 Billion. But in […]

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Adding Value: What Are Your Strengths?

Part 3 of 3 (The Bottom Line) As the 3rd in a series, I had to spend some time thinking about what value I could add to our previous Universal blog posts about “Knowing Your Strengths”. This question, “How can we add value?” is a question that I ask myself every day as I’m interacting […]

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