It’s a question we get asked pretty much every time we develop a PR program: “…but how will we know it’s working?” And, fair enough – the resources put into PR and marketing efforts can be considerable, both from time spent and a financial standpoint. Data collection and interpretation are playing a huge role in every aspect of business, and the PR profession is not immune. After all, what gets measured gets improved.

But can goodwill towards your brand be quantified? 

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So you want to be a thought leader? Sounds great! I mean, who doesn’t want to be seen as an expert in their field? But what does that really mean – and how does one actually get there?

Becoming the top-of-mind, go-to entity in your field of expertise doesn’t happen overnight. Attaining this status takes a carefully-planned, multi-pronged approach. But never fear, nothing is out of reach, and it’s not as complicated as it seems. We’re here to help.

Ready to start gaining some clout in your field? Keep reading.

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Where does the time go? If you are anything like me, this is the million dollar question. My job is fast-paced – frenetic, even – and effectively managing my time is something that I struggle with at times. After all, and especially in the tech world, our communications channels seem to be multiplying daily (YikYak, anyone?) – creating a vortex of disruption. There is even something called ‘iDisorder’ – a "psychological disorder that appears to be either caused by or exacerbated by our relationship with media and technology." Yikes.

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All sports are a numbers game to some extent, and football is no exception. Want to know how many yards your running back gained last week – on third downs only? How about during this same time period last year? Thanks to big data analytics, fantasy football team owners have all of that right at their fingertips – in real time.

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