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Measuring A PR Campaign's Effectiveness Public relations, which is also known as PR, is an important part of any company. A company has to have a good image with the public, or they will never sell another product again. To make sure a company looks as good as it can, a firm that specializes in public relations will be hired, and this firm will come up with a PR campaign. To make sure the PR campaign is working, there is something called PR measurement, and it is used to see how effective a company's public relations campaign and whether it is doing good or failing.

Media Contacts Can Make All the Difference

Public relations can be a double edge sword, and it is important that a business get the right kind of public relations contacts. Having contacts in all of the major types of media can make all the difference in the world between knowing something ahead of time, and not knowing about it and the news being completely devastating to the company and the stock holders involved in it. Here is more on how the right contacts in the media can help with PR measurement:

• Get to know people in the media business: Media comes in many different shapes and sizes. Media can include radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and the World Wide Web. It is very important that a business owner can take the time to get a contact in each one of those media types. Having friends in the media are important because they can be the first ones to hear of something bad about a particular company, and then be nice enough to pass that information along as a pre-warning system. At the same time, having media contacts is also great for PR measurement because these different media contacts can also analyze things and tell the company where they might need improvement when it comes to public relations.

• Trial and error when it comes to the PR campaign: There are things in a company's PR campaign that some people may love and that some people may hate. However, PR measurement is going to show a company what has been working in terms of the public, and some things that the public may say they are not particularly fond of.


• Generating attention for the business: There is no better way to get attention for a company than to have that company mentioned by name in an article that is primarily about the competition. When the competition writes about a business, clearly the PR campaign must be working otherwise it would not have gotten the attention of the competition, which is really going to get the attention of the general public.

A company has to be concerned about how they are perceived by the public. To ensure that the public looks favorably on the company, they may look into hiring a firm that handles public relations. To see if a public relations campaign is going well, PR measurements might be taken to see how effective the campaign really is. One way that a company can help with public relations is to get contacts in every major type of media so they can get feedback from these media experts who deal with the public all of the time.


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