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How Did the Media Cover the Nike Kaepernick Campaign?

Good, Bad, Left, Right… What did the media really say? I asked our media measurement team at Universal Information Services to analyze the actual broadcast news exposure related to the new Nike advertising campaign, Just Do It. In Nike’s latest reboot of this slogan they featured the controversial former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick. Some felt […]

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President Trump Has A Problem with Google?

How Do Google Search Results Work? This week, President Donald Trump claimed the famous search engine Google was aggregating more negative coverage of his presidency than positive coverage. Google has addressed this matter over the last two years, since a very rocky 2016 election cycle, it seems the President is still not happy with the […]

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The Munger Philosophy: Taught vs. Applicable Knowledge

As another spring college semester came to a close for me, it was also time for 40,000+ people to come to Omaha to listen to the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, and his partner, Charlie Munger, discuss everything from life philosophy to investment prescriptions. Normally I’d focus on an investment tip that blew my mind, […]

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PR Measurement: What Are Your Strengths?

Part 2 of 3 This post is the second in a three-part series illustrating the importance of knowing your strengths. As my colleague Ben Caldwell put so well last week, “Since 1908, Universal Information Services has been creating great media monitoring solutions for their clients. That is what we’ve done for 110 years because, to be […]

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Snapchat’s New Update: A flop of epic proportions

Like many other people in the world I am an avid Snapchat user and enjoy the app, well, I enjoyed the app. Ever since Snapchat chose to completely revamp their user interface they have alienated a huge portion of their users. What I can gather from my 18-22 year  old demographic is that we do not […]

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Media Intelligence: What Are Your Strengths?

Part 1 of 3 This post is the first in a three-part series illustrating the importance of knowing your strengths. As a sales person, my strengths are in listening to the needs of our prospects and then matching them to a specific news monitoring and PR measurement solution. Humbly, I would say I’m very good […]

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PR Measurement Fuels Universal Information Services

Yesterday I thought to myself that now is such an exciting time at Universal Information Services. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that much of our recent growth is due to the accuracy and insight our PR measurement services provide. Our recently enhanced media measurement methodologies, combined with advanced visualization of data, has proven to be great […]

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Free PR Evaluation Tools are Important

What is the PR Evaluation Framework? Out of all the free resources available to public relations professionals across the internet, one of the best is AMEC’s Integrated Evaluation Framework. Prepared by the world’s greatest evaluation minds, The Framework might not be a reporting platform full of analytics and flashy charts, and that’s because it’s designed to be […]

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Pierre Omidyar and the Battle of the Fake News Bulge

What makes a Philanthropist? Is it their generous nature to the greater good or maybe a unique drive to help others? When you think of a philanthropist you may think of the stereotype as someone that has the money to give away. Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, just happens to be worth more than $8 […]

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Is Fake News the Death of Journalism?

With an ever growing distrust and skepticism of the media, it seems this problem can be traced to one point. The moment the main stream media let go of journalism, and replaced it with their own opinions and looser fact-checking, that distrust gained traction. Whether it’s a news channel telling people a narrative they want […]

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