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The Instagram hokey-cokey….

by Laura Joint

Do they want us in, or out of their platform when measuring owned media performance?

8 minute read

Brands Using Instagram in PR: 7 Examples to Get You Inspired

by Laura Joint

Instagram use is rocketing by the day and with so much activity, it’s now harder than ever to make an impact. To shine against all the noise, you need to be extra creative. So if you’re looking to involve Instagram in your next PR campaign, here’s a few that have caught our eye….. 1. Instagram’s Most […]

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Which metric best prioritises your target media?

by Stella Bayles

For many years, monthly unique users or impressions of publisher sites have been used as a way to prioritise media lists. The higher the number the more important the target becomes. However, the source of the metric can differ between publications which means there can be confusion and mistakes in our lists. Unique users often […]

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A Handy Trick For Measuring the Awareness of a PR Campaign

by Laura Joint

Measurement in PR often stops at counting clips and audience figures. If you’re guilty of this, you’re missing out on digging into the results of a big part of your campaign — the “outtakes”. It’s important to measure the outtakes (not just the outputs, as tempting as it can be) as they provide a deeper understanding of the impact […]

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PRs Have Bad Mental Health, Work Too Much, and Don’t Get Paid Enough

by Laura Joint

In the age of digital turmoil and transformation, we’re always excited to find out how the PR world is morphing with the times and to get a better understanding of where the industry is at. Earlier this month, the PRCA released its annual census and it shares a few home truths that have really got our brains […]

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Get Your Head Around AI and PR With Adam Hirsch

by Laura Joint

We recently got the chance to chat to Adam Hirsch, former COO at Mashable and current senior vice president of emerging media and technology at Edelman Digital, about AI in PR. We took this opportunity to grill Adam — a bonafide tech expert — about the whole spectrum of AI and how it’s affecting the PR world right now. […]

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From Being Told He Was “Too Gay to Pitch” to Leading an Award Winning PR Agency: Steve Strickland’s Story

by Laura Joint

We got the chance to talk to Steve Stickland, co-founder with Gary Wheldon of new award-winning PR agency Talker Tailor Trouble Maker, about starting an agency, standing out, and creating campaigns that have the “wow” factor. After the recent success of Talker Tailor Trouble Maker’s pre-Christmas campaign for Deliveroo that helped find three missing people, we were excited to […]

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Give your coverage report the GIF of the gab!

by Laura Joint

Have you tried using GIFs to make your books stand out? GIFs can be a great way of getting your report noticed: You can do it too, in CoverageBook it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…. 1) Select to edit the background image 2) Choose a new image 3) If the GIF is stored on your computer, […]

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We Talk With Creator of the PESO Model — Gini Dietrich

by Laura Joint

Bringing Multi-Channel Marketing Into the Mix, Part 2 We were really excited to travel to Chicago recently to chat with Gini Dietrich, founder of Spin Sucks and pioneer of the PESO model, about all things PESO. After talking to Diageo’s James Alexander last time we wanted to get another perspective and who would be better to talk to than the […]

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Don’t Waste Precious Time: 9 Tools to Speed Up Your PR Tasks

by Laura Joint

(& the Experts Have Their Say) Time is sacred for PRs. With so many details to capture, information to share, and stakeholders to please, time-consuming processes have always been a problem — until now. Today, there are tons of tools that help streamline systems and optimise research to get more meaningful press materials out quicker […]

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AVE Alternatives: Part 2 Putting a Price on Coverage Using Customer Lifetime Value

by Laura Joint

Putting a price on PR coverage is notoriously difficult. In the past, calculating the AVE of a piece was the go-to method for measuring how much placements were worth compared to paid-for advertising activities. Putting a price on coverage meant clients felt like they were getting a solid return on their investment, and it made […]

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How Diageo Measures PESO

by Laura Joint

Bringing Multi-Channel Marketing Into the Mix, Part 1 We had the pleasure of catching up with James Alexander, the Head of Influence and Advocacy at global drinks business Diageo, on the PR Resolution Podcast to talk about multi-channel marketing and measuring results. James digs deep into standardising reporting processes, specific measurement tools, and how insights can be used to fuel […]

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AVE Alternatives: Part 1 Measuring the Value of Coverage With G-AVE

by Laura Joint

Putting a price on PR coverage is notoriously hard. Back in the day, we relied on AVE to compare how much our placements were worth against other activity (hence why it’s called advertising value equivalent). Not only did it keep clients happy knowing that they were getting more bang for their buck, but it also […]

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Inbound PR With Iliyana Stareva

by Laura Joint

We were excited to catch up with inbound expert Iliyana Stareva on the PR Resolution Podcast to chat about her new book and how inbound is going to affect the world of PR. Iliyana worked in PR for years before moving to HubSpot as their Global Partner Manager where she helps customers develop and implement inbound strategies for their […]

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The Domain Authority score will be updated on March 5th, 2019

by Stella Bayles

CoverageBook reports include a metric called Domain Authority. Domain Authority (or DA) is a calculation provided by 3rd party organisation Moz. It’s an indication of the influence of a website in search engines. The score is out of 100 with 100 being the most influential. We include the Moz score within CoverageBook for a number […]

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The US news industry and how it affects Public Relations

by Stella Bayles

The shift in news consumption in recent years has seen the publishing world adapt and change hugely. Journalists with new job titles and responsibilities, new team structures and story reach targets have all made it a challenging time for PR teams to navigate publishers. I wanted to hear more so stopped by SWNS Media Group in New […]

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A Simple Guide to Web Traffic Terms for the PR World

by Laura Joint

Getting to grips with weird and wonderful analytics’ terms can be a headache for even the most experienced PR person. There’s users and visitors, visits and views, all of which come together to form an idea of how popular an article or website is. But how do you know what term refers to what metric? […]

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5 Ways to Turn a Failed Sell In Around

by Laura Joint

Everyone in PR has a story flop at some point. It’s the nature of the beast; we can’t possibly sell every story that comes our way, but it’s still a shock to the system when we get a “no” instead of a “yes”. When this happens, it’s time to re-evaluate what you’re selling — and be honest […]

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Sell-Ins Aren’t Always Successful — Here’s How To Break The News To Your Manager

by Laura Joint

Seeing your story flop is never fun, but it’s an inevitable part of the PR business. Sometimes you need to re-evaluate the story but, most importantly, you need to voice your concerns — and that means standing up to your manager. If you don’t do this, you might end up continuing to flog a dead horse which […]

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How to move away from big (useless) numbers in PR reporting

by Stella Bayles

I believe site-wide traffic numbers are fast becoming the taboo metric in PR, here’s why…. Originally taken from my talk at PRWeek DECODED. Chicago, October 18, 2018 Site-wide traffic figures such as monthly uniques, visits, impressions etc. doesn’t say anything about your coverage because… You didn’t get coverage on every page of the site so […]