Putting the usual cultural/political flotsam and jetsam aside, these are two of the month’s most interesting developments in the PR world:
1. A majority of marketing execs think PR should handle social media duties
2. Many clients are ditching the idea of “social ROI” altogether
In short, an increasing number of people think that PR is best equipped to do social, and many within the industry are pushing for a bigger focus on measurement. At the same time, the concept of measuring the success of social campaigns in dollars-and-cents terms is losing favor among certain higher-ups.
The second point got a big boost last week when four major corporations announced plans to adopt measurement standards developed by the Coalition for Public Relations Standards, a group created in 2012 with the participation of nearly every major PR industry group.
What does this mean?