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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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Trump vs Obama: A Twitter Analysis

If perception is reality, and in a time when you can say almost anything and it may believed to be true, how is Twitter changing the most distinguished office in the United States? On Friday, January 20th, the United States hopes to show how a planned and peaceful transition of power looks. As President-Elect Donald […]

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PR Buzzwords – Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

The following content was originally posted by the author, Todd Murphy, on the Waxing Unlyrical blog associated with Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Buzzwords! The public relations industry, maybe above all other industries, loves its buzzwords. Each year we latch on to something we think is new, unique, innovative, or otherwise intriguing to our fellow practitioners and […]

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Twitter – One Man’s Political Weapon

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks you know that Donald Trump was voted President-elect of the United States, beating out Hilary Clinton in the electoral college. And unless you have been living under a rock for the past year and half, you know that this election has been […]

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