How do you measure Public Relations?

If you’re thinking of launching a Public Relations campaign in 2022, but you are worried about delivering proof of your investment, I have some good news.

PR used to be notoriously hard to measure. It was a crude tally of circulation X column inches and wasn’t a comprehensive reflection of the true value of PR.

Fortunately technology has changed all that!

I use software which displays coverage in an electronic portfolio. It provides solid data and independent third party metrics.

This includes details of the number of times the article is likely to be viewed in its lifetime, what influence the publishing website has on search engines (very importantly, its domain authority) and how many backlinks have been created from articles to a website.

Backlinks also help with SEO and in improving your visibility on search engines because your brand has been endorsed by a third-party.

Having your PR and website experts working in tandem is an even better approach and you can delve deeper into analysing the PR shared across your social media channels. Using Google Analytics and other tools, you can see what affect the media coverage has had on website visitors.

There are ever-evolving coverage tools that can measure both tone and mentions of your brand linked to your key messages, compared with your competitors, so the metrics can get as detailed as you need.

And if you also introduce digital PR into your marketing efforts (using a Press Release, media coverage or social media to encourage downloads of your Owned Media including podcasts, blogs and whitepapers), you can see how PR has triggered more views, shares or subscribers.

PR is an amazing and powerful tool which can help you to reach new audiences, drive traffic to your website and create new opportunities and partnerships. So make sure you include it in your marketing arsenal!

Healthcare public relations for disruptors, innovators…

Plato was right: necessity is indeed the mother of invention – healthcare public relations for disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs is reflecting their current incredible growth with AI and digitilisation – starting 2021 on a buoyant high.

Necessity and urgency accelerated change, but the bigger picture is how bioengineering, bioelectronics, genetic sequencing, machine learning, and AI have seamlessly come together.

The pandemic has made it clear which brands, healthcare and otherwise, understand their consumers and are surging ahead as we enter 2021.

In 2020, agile organisations truly came into their own, quickly adapting to a vastly difference landscape, understanding what was needed by consumers and pivoting to meet that need.

Those organisations that truly understand their customers and how we all now live – are unsurprisingly thriving as we enter 2021.

Pharmacist using device with patient healthcare public relations
NuroKor’s mitouch is being used at some of the UK’s most innovative pharmacies

And if we weren’t digital natives prior to the pandemic, we are someway closer to adopting an ease with technology.

Post COVID, life will be different, because we have all changed.

Many now favour apps, wearables, devices and technology – even the previously phobic. Zoom exercise, medical consultations, online shopping and working virtually have become the norm.

As we continue to miss human contact, communicators are creating experiences where we authentically connect – virtual events, compelling human interest stories and video content.

Although the past year has been difficult, it’s inspiring seeing how innovators are pivoting, changing focus and ploughing ahead, to bring us life-changing advances in health-tech.

I’m working for one of them – exciting to use PR to share their amazing story. If you need healthcare public relations support contact me at

See examples of my coverage for clients here

Write your own Press Release

If you’d like to have a go at writing your own Press Release – you can download  my proven Press Release template.

Remember when you put it together to make it as interesting as possible and to  always include a professional standard photograph when you issue it to media.

A good photo is crucial to the success of your Press Release and I can’t stress it enough.

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Public Relations is as relevant today in the age of social media as ever. The good news is that editorial coverage is estimated to be worth 2.5X the value of advertising and it’s free. So get writing!

Give me a call on 07704 130226 if you’d like to chat about your communication needs or contact me here. 










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