Top Health IT Podcasts You Should Subscribe To

In 2017, podcast ad revenue grew to $220M, up from $69M in 2015. According to new research, 48 million Americans report listening to podcasts weekly, with dedicated listeners spending upwards of 5 hours and 7 minutes listening to podcasts per week. If you’re anything like me, you probably tune into your favorite podcasts during your daily commute to and from … Continued

Attn CEOs: B2B Buyers Want Your Thought Leadership

Buyers have an innate risk aversion. And today, it’s tough to be a buyer. HubSpot says 67% of the buyers’ journey happens digitally, which means the interwebs are cluttered with product marketing, gimmicks, deals, demos and peer reviews. What’s a buyer to truly believe these days? Given this cacophony, thought leadership content has become a breath of fresh air. … Continued

How Millennials and Gen Z Will Accelerate Innovation and Possibly Make You Millions

This article originally appeared on The Social Shake-Up’s blog. Did you know that 2017 was the first year that baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z were all working together in harmony in the PR industry? That’s right, the first Gen Z-ers (born between 1995 and 2012) graduated from college and entered the workforce. There’s a … Continued

Don’t Do It! The Top 4 Pay-for-Play Scams that Tech PR Must Avoid

If you’re a follower of either the ARPR blog or the #FutureofPR website, then you’re probably familiar with several recent articles that address the current state of, and outlook for, the tech PR industry. It’s an interesting time for technology PR professionals to say the least. As newsrooms continue to evolve into digital content engines, … Continued

The Google Analytics Metrics That Matter to Marketing and Sales (and Why You Should Care)

This article originally appeared in the PR News Guidebook: Google for Communicators. The typical measurements in PR’s toolbox – impressions, website visits, social engagements, share of voice, sentiment, awareness, and trust – aren’t enough to prove PR’s ROI in today’s data-driven economy. C-suite executives need to see the big picture of how our work is contributing … Continued

The Outlook for Public Relations in 2018

This blog was originally written for and posted on Iliyana Stareva’s blog Much has been said about the PR industry’s struggles to adapt and find its place in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected. Global PR industry growth slowed 5% in 2015, and Gould Partners says annual agency operating profits have consistently fallen, dropping from about 19% in 2011 to … Continued

Is Your Lead Gen Agency Helping Your Sales Team Close Deals?

If you’re in the marketing or communications field, you’ve likely heard about the importance of customer relationships and the buyer’s journey from awareness to the decision. For businesses focused on growing new revenue, marketing should consider its role as being a wingman to help sales “seal the deal” with your target persona.  As you’re approaching … Continued

Last-Minute Checklists & Strategies to Maximize Your Trade show Activation

It’s official – tradeshow season is in full swing! And for those of us in healthcare, one of the industry’s biggest events of the year – HIMSS18, is just one month away, March 5-9 in Las Vegas. With the evolution of digital marketing, social media and PR, planning a successful tradeshow activation now requires more … Continued

5 Best Moments for the AoA in 2017

2017 was a transformative year for ARPR. Not only did we support our clients’ transformative moments, including mergers and acquisitions, record-breaking sales growth, expansion into new global markets, funding raises and more, we also did some growing and transforming of our own. While it’s hard to pinpoint just five of our best moments of 2017, … Continued

Top 3 Ways to Build Meaningful Connections With Your Target Audience

I recently had the opportunity to do a quick, 36-hour trip to New York City to attend a Storynomics seminar. While I got to enjoy wandering the streets of Chinatown upon my arrival, finding a hole-in-the-wall dumpling restaurant and trekking to an Instagram-famous fro-yo shop, the real highlight of my trip was learning a new … Continued

Podcasts are Booming – Why B2B Tech Marketers Should Care

The podcast industry is now…well, an industry. In 2017, podcast ad revenue ballooned to $220M (from just $69M in 2015), and venture capital started putting skin in the game (ICMYI – How Stuff Works raised a $15M Series A this summer). With 42 million Americans now weekly listeners, the industry even has its own Upfronts … Continued

Reversing PR’s Declining Profits

This article originally appeared in O’Dwyer’s. Between 1990 and 2000, the world’s 10 biggest PR firms’ fee income ballooned from $910 million to $2.5 billion. Beautiful office suites were constructed. Small and mid-sized firms were sold for cold, hard cash — and lots of it. Fast forward to 2016 when Omnicom’s PR segment recorded annual organic growth of … Continued