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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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PR MEASUREMENT ADVANCES WITH BARCELONA 3.0

Last summer, Barcelona Principles 3.0 for PR measurement was launched by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) in London and streamed to PR professionals around the world. The 2020 evolution of the globally trusted Barcelona Principles works to sharpen the communications industry’s focus on inclusion, impact and integrity. It is 10 […]

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What Is PR Measurement?

PR Measurement, public relations measurement, is an integral part of the public relations process. This is the third post in a series of four that answer Key Questions for public relations professionals and corporate communicators. The PR Measurement Process PR Measurement is the process of objectively evaluating the outcomes from a public relations effort, an […]

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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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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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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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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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How to Easily Measure Your PR Efforts Across All News

Need to see your public relations’ return on efforts at a glance? Universal has a new media measurement tool! We are pleased to announce the launch of our SCAN Report SCAN stands for Story Coverage Across News, and it provides a view of all your media exposure for a specific time frame. Our clients have […]

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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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