TERMINOLOGIE ȘI DICȚIONAR DE MĂSURARE ÎN PR ȘI CERCETARE

Analizele și statisticile sunt un subiect fierbinte pentru mediul de afaceri. În cei 20 de ani de experiență în sectorul măsurării comunicării, nu a existat un interes așa de mare pentru acest subiect. Această cerere a creat o mulțime de furnizori noi și vechi care oferă multe instrumente, soluții și servicii diferite pentru a monitoriza și evalua comunicările. Potrivit wiki-ului lui Ken Burbary, există peste 220 de companii care oferă aceste tipuri de servicii, iar numărul crește zilnic.

Acest număr mare de potențiali furnizori cu niveluri diferite de experiență poate provoca probleme. Unul dintre acestea este lipsa de coerență a rezultatelor atunci când se măsoară aceeași campanie, între un furnizor și altul. Una dintre problemele cheie este că, în mod frecvent, furnizori folosesc termeni și definiții greșite. De exemplu, “OTS”, “cititori”, “circulație” și “audiență” sunt lucruri diferite, dar în unele cazuri sunt folosite de furnizori diferiți ca și cum sensurile lor ar fi aceleași. Există multe alte exemple de astfle de probleme –  “hits” și “views of pages” vă sună cunoscut?

Ca industrie, dacă trebuie să rezolvăm această problemă, este imperativ să spunem cu toții ce înțelegem și să credem ceea ce spunem. Având în vedere că industria dorește să stabilească standarde și să demonstreze abordări consistente și credibile în ceea ce privește măsurarea, trebuie mai întâi să fim aliniați în spatele terminologiei coerente și corecte.

Prietenii noștri de la IPR au produs o mare resursă pentru a ajuta industria să facă exact acest lucru. “Dicționarul relațiilor publice de măsurare și cercetare” explică cu exactitate fiecare termen în uz comun și oferă definiții. Editat de Don Stacks și Shannon Bowen, “Dicționarul relațiilor publice de măsurare și cercetare” poate fi descărcat de aici.

GHID PENTRU STABILIREA UNOR OBIECTIVE DE PR MĂSURABILE

IPR, Institutul pentru Relații Publice din SUA (diferit de Asociația Expertilor în Relații Publice din Marea Britanie, CIPR), și-a actualizat excelenta Cartea Albă, “Orientări pentru stabilirea obiectivelor măsurabile de relații publice”.

Stabilirea de obiective măsurabile la începutul oricărei activități de PR are o importanță fundamentală. Obiectivele de comunicare trebuie să sprijine obiectivele organizației. Acestea ar trebui să fie SMART (specifice, măsurabile, realizabile, relevante și definite în timp). Acestea trebuie să fie stabilite înainte de orice acțiune, cu specificarea clară a modului în care va aduce succesul. Obiectivele de comunicare trebuie să treacă dincolo de numărarea rezultatelor  către conectarea activității de comunicare la atitudini și comportamente în schimbare și, în cele din urmă, la impact organizațional.

Excelenta Carte Albă a IPR oferă mult mai multe informații cu privire la acest subiect extrem de important. Autorizată de Comisia de măsurare a IPR și condusă de Forrest W. Anderson, consultant pentru planificare și evaluare, de Linda Hadley, vicepreședinte senior Research, Porter Novelli,  CEO David RocklandPartner, Ketchum Global Research & Analytics și Mark Weiner, CEO al PRIME Research Americas.

Documentul “Ghidul pentru stabilirea obiectivelor măsurabile de relații publice” poate fi descărcată aici.

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CATEGORIEORGANIZAȚIE TIPURI DE DATELINK
Media tradiționalăBARB – Broadcast Audience Research Boarlunare și trimestriale. Include informații despre canale, programe și modul în care sunt urmărite acesteabarb.co.uk
JICREG – Joint Industry Committee for Regional Media ResearchFurnizează rapoarte despre ziare și site-uri regionale, pe regiuni. Rapoartele acoperă readership și demografice de vârstă, gen și nivel socio-economicjiab.jicreg.co.uk
MediatelMediatel este o sursă pentru date media, instrumente de planificare, informații din zona de marketing, știri și conferințemediatel.co.uk/
Newspaper SocietyAceastă sursă are informații limitate despre leadership și acoperire mediaticănewsmediauk.org
RAJAR – Radio Joint Audience ResearchFurnizează cifre trimestriale cu privire la cele mai ascultate radiouri naționale și locale, inclusiv reach-ul și media orelor de ascultare/per ascultător. Include infografice și platforme digitalenrs.co.uk
RAJAR – Radio Joint Audience ResearchFurnizează cifre trimestriale cu privire la cele mai ascultate radiouri naționale și locale, inclusiv reach-ul și media orelor de ascultare/per ascultător. Include infografice și platforme digitalerajar.co.uk
Social / digital mediaAlexaSursă pentru date de traficalexa.com
BacktweetsCăutare de linkuri pe Twitterbacktweets.com
BitlyAcesta este un instrument care generează URL-uri scurte și analiza acestora în raport cu istoricul de click-uri, distribuire pe Facebook sau Twitterbitly.com
BufferÎți permite să crești traficul și interactivitatea și să salvezi timp în social mediabuffer.com
Facebook InsightsAnalizează interacțiunile în raport cu contul tăufacebook.com/help/search/?q=insights
Google AlertsFurnizează alerte regulate despre noi site-uri, bloguri și îți permite să faci căutări pe criterii dategoogle.co.uk/alerts
Google AnalyticsWebsite analyticsgoogle.co.uk/analytics
Google News SearchTitluri agregate și motor de căutare pentru multe servicii de știrinews.google.co.uk
Google TrendsExplore trends in what people are searching for on Google Explorează tendintele în raport cu ce caută oamenii pe internetgoogle.co.uk/trends
HootsuiteInstrument pentru social media de planificare și managementhootsuite.com
KredAnalizează influența și platformahome.kred
LinkedIn AnalyticsAnalizează interacțiunea în raport cu conturile individualelinkedin.com/help
Social BakersDate legate de insight-uri din social mediasocialbakers.com
SocialmentionCercetare și analiză pe social media în timp realsocialmention.com
ThunderclapThunderclap este o platformă care permite oamenilor și companiilor să se întrunească și împreună să răspândească un mesajthunderclap.it
TraackrIdentifică influnecerii și permite gestionarea de platformătraackr.com
TweetdeckInstrument de monitorizare a Twitter și a interacțiunilortweetdeck.twitter.com
TweriodÎți arată care sunt cele mai bune perioade în care să postezitweriod.com
Twitter AnalyticsAnalizează interacțiunea în raport cu contul tăuanalytics.twitter.com
Paid media
IAB – Internet Advertising BureauSite-ul include un instrument pentru jargon la secțiunea de resurse și include date și infografice pe anumite sectoareiabuk.net
IPA – Institute of Practitioners in AdvertisingSite-ul IPA Include un ghid de bune practici pentru evaluarea în publicitateipa.co.uk
NetvibesOferă soluții pentru agențiile de PR și media, publicitate și socialnetvibes.com
Market researchEventbrite Un instrument care permite promovarea, gestionarea invitațiilor și înregistrarea evenimentelor cu capacitatea de a monitoriza răspunsul și intrarea în acea zi.eventbrite.co.uk
Mail Chimp
Un instrument de creare, trimitere și urmărire a traficului de e-mail.mailchimp.com
Market Research Society
Societatea de Cercetare a Pieței (MRS) este cea mai importantă asociație de cercetare din lume. Pentru toți cei care au nevoie, folosesc, generează sau interpretează date esențiale pentru a lua decizii bune privind politica comercială și publică.mrs.org.uk
PolldaddyInstrument pentru realizarea de sondaje onlinepolldaddy.com
Smart SurveyInstrument pentru realizarea de sondaje onlinesmartsurvey.co.uk
Survey MonkeyInstrument pentru realizarea de sondaje onlinesurveymonkey.co.uk
Business insights and data visualisationMicrosoft BIMicrosoft Power BI transformă datele în vizualuripowerbi.microsoft.com
TableauInstrument de vizualizare a datelor din surse diferitetableau.com
PiktochartInstrument de creare de infograficepiktochart.com
PreziSoftware de prezentareprezi.com
MiscellaneousAMECSite pentru resurse de măsurare și analiză, care include și o listă a furnizorilor care pot asista cu măsurarea, exemple de cele mai bune practici și studii de cazamecorg.com/resource-centre
CIPRCIPR are o serie de resurse, inclusiv un Ghid de măsurare în social media și un Ghid de monitorizare în social media.cipr.co.uk
data.gov.ukDatele și rapoartele guvernamentale. Rafinați căutarea utilizând meniul din partea stângă a paginii – “Tipul publicației” oferă opțiuni de cercetare și analiză și statistici.gov.uk
ICCOOrganizația Internațională de Consultanță în Comunicații (ICCO) este vocea consultanților de relații publice din întreaga lumeiccopr.com
IPRInstitutul pentru Relații Publice este o fundație non-profit dedicată cercetării în și pentru relațiile publice.instituteforpr.org
Neighbourhood StatisticsDacă lucrați la un proiect care se bazează mai mult pe plan local sau regional, acest site oferă o mulțime de informații.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk
OFCOM – the communications regulatorSite-ul OFCOM include cifre de proprietate și utilizare pentru televiziune, radio digital și telefoane fixe / mobile.ofcom.org
ONS – Office for National StatisticsO multitudine de date (inclusiv datele recensământului din 2011) care pot fi accesate în funcție de temă sau în ordine alfabetic, în loc să cauți după un anumit sondaj. Nomis este un serviciu furnizat de Oficiul pentru Statistică Națională, ONS, pentru a vă oferi acces gratuit la cele mai detaliate și actualizate statistici din surse oficiale ale pieței muncii din Regatul Unitons.gov.uk/ons
PRCAPRCA promovează toate aspectele legate de relațiile publice și activitatea de comunicare internă, ajutând companiile să maximizeze valoarea oferită clienților și organizațiilorprca.org.uk

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FURTHER READING / BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Public Relations Institute of Australia. (2014). Principles on best practice in research, measurement, and evaluation in public relations. Available at http://www.pria.com.au/documents/item/6726

Public Relations Institute of Australia. (2014). Media and social media content analysis guidelines. Available at http://www.pria.com.au/documents/item/6727

Public Relations Society of America. (2014). Measurement resources. Available at http://www.prsa.org/intelligence/businesscase/measurementresources

Stacks, D., & Bowen, S. (Eds.). (2013). Dictionary of public relations measurement and research. Gainesville FL: Institute for Public Relations. Available at http://www.instituteforpr.org/topics/dictionary-of-public-relations-measurement-and-research/ 

RESEARCH REPORTS

Macnamara, J. (2014). The development of international standards for measurement and evaluation of public relations and corporate communication: A review. Sydney, NSW: Australian Centre for Public Communication, University of Technology Sydney. Available at https://www.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/acpc-pr-measurement-and-evaluation-review.pdf

Wright, D., Gaunt, R., Leggetter, B., Daniels, M., & Zerfass, A. (2009). Global survey of communications measurement 2009 – final report. London, UK: Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. Available at http://amecorg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Global-Survey-Communications_Measurement-20091.pdf

Zerfass, A., Verčič, D., Verhoeven, P., Moreno, A., & Tench, R. (2015). European communication monitor 2015. Brussels, Belgium: European Association for Communication Directors (EACD) and European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) in association with Helios Media, Berlin. Available at http://www.zerfass.de/ECM-WEBSITE/media/ECM2015-Results-ChartVersion.pdf

OTHER RESOURCES FOR PR AND COMMUNICATION EVALUATION

Geddes, D., Grunig, J., Likely, F., Lindenmann, W., Macleod, S., Macnamara, J. Mathes, R., Paine, K., Rockland, D., Stacks, D., & Watson, T. (2010). Thought leaders in PR measurement. Available at http://www.communicationcontrolling.de/en/resources/interviews/thought-leaders.html 

Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission. (2015). Research and conversations. Available at http://www.instituteforpr.org/center/ipr-measurement-center/

Melcrum. (2015). Measurement and evaluation. Web site resources for internal communication. Available at https://www.melcrum.com/internal-communication-measurement-evaluation

Paine Publishing. (n.d.). K. Paine (Publisher). Available at http://painepublishing.com/

Public Relations Society of America and American Statistical Association. (2011). Best Practices Guide for Use of Statistics in Public Relations. Available at http://amecorg.com/white-papers-and-reports/

Salience Insight and News International. (n.d.). B. Paarlberg (Ed.), The Measurement Standard. Available at http://www.themeasurementstandard.com/

EVALUATION LITERATURE IN OTHER DISCIPLINES

Behavioural Economics / Behavioural Insights:

Behavioural Insights. (2015). [Web site]. London, UK. Available at http://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk

 Psychology Today. (2015). [Web site]. Available at https://www.psychologytoday.com/topics/behavioral-economics

Samson, A., (Ed.). (2014). The behavioral economics guide 2014. Available at http://www.behavioraleconomics.com/BEGuide2014.pdf

Thaler, R., & Sunstein, C. (2008). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

Health Communication / Health Promotion:

Bauman, A., & Nutbeam, D. (2014). Evaluation in a nutshell: A practical guide to the evaluation of health promotion programs (2nd ed.). North Ryde, NSW: McGraw-Hill.

Hornik, R. (Ed.). (2002). Public health communication: Evidence for behavior change. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kreps, G. (2014). Evaluating health communication programs to enhance health care and health promotion. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 19(12), 1449–1459.

O’Connor-Fleming, M., Parker, E., Higgins, H., & Gould, T. (2006). A framework for evaluating health promotion programs. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(1), 61–66. Available at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/9440/1/9440.pdf

Rice, R., & Atkin, C. (Eds.). (2013). Public communication campaigns (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shiavo, R. (2014). Planning, implementing, and evaluating a health communication intervention. In Health communication: From theory to practice (2nd ed., Part 3). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Program Theory and Theory of Change:

Anderson, A. (2005). The community builder’s approach to theory of change: A practical guide to theory and development. New York, NY: The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change.

Chen, H. (1990). Theory Driven Evaluations. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Clark, H., & Taplin, D. (2012). Theory of change basics: A primer on theory of change. New York, NY: Actknowledge.

Milstein, B., & Chapel, T. (2014). Developing a logic model or theory of change. Community Tool Box. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development. Available at http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/models-for-community-health-and-development/logic-model-development/main

Owen, J. (2006). Program evaluation: Forms and approaches (3rd ed.). Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Rossi, P., Lipsey, M., & Freeman, H. (2004). Evaluation: A systematic approach (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wholey, J. (1987). Evaluability assessment: Developing program theory. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 33, 77–92.

Program Evaluation: (See also ‘Program Logic Models’)

Barrett, F. (2013). Program evaluation: A step-by-step guide. Urbana, IL: Sunnycrest.

Boulmetis, J., & Dutwin, P. (2005). The ABCs of evaluation: Timeless techniques for program and project managers. San Francisco, CA: Wiley.

Owen, J. (2006). Program evaluation: Forms and approaches (3rd ed.). Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Rossi, P., Freeman, H., & Lipsey, M. (2004). Evaluation. A systematic approach (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Weiss, C. (1972). Evaluative research: Methods of assessing program effectiveness. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Wholey, J. (1983). Evaluation and effective public management. Boston, MA: Little, Brown.

Wholey J., Hatry, H., & Newcomer, K. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of practical program evaluation (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Yarbrough, B., Lyn, M., Shulha, H., Rodney K., & Caruthers, A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation Users (3rd ed.). Sage.

Program Logic Models:

Bennett, C. (1976). Analyzing impacts of extension programs, ESC-575.Washington, DC: US Department of Agriculture Extension Service.

Fournier, D. (1995). Establishing evaluation conclusions: A distinction between general and working logic. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 68, 15–32.

Henert, E., & Taylor-Power, E. (2008). Developing a logic model: Teaching and training guide. Available at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/pdf/lmguidecomplete.pdf

Julian, D. (1997). The utilization of the logic model as a system level planning and evaluation device. Evaluation and Program Planning, 20(3), 251–257.

Kellogg Foundation. (2004). Logic model development guide. Battle Creek, MI: Author. Available at http://www.epa.gov/evaluate/pdf/eval-guides/logic-model-development-guide.pdf

Knowlton, L. & Phillips, C. (2013). The logic model guidebook: Better strategies for great results (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McLaughlin, J., & Jordan, J. (1999). Logic models: a tool for telling your program’s performance story. Evaluation and Program Planning, 22(1), 65–72.

Milstein, B., & Chapel, T. (2014). Developing a logic model or theory of change. Community Tool Box.

Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development. Available at http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/models-for-community-health-and-development/logic-model-development/main

PCI (Practical Concepts, Inc.) (1979). The logical framework. A manager’s guide to a scientific approach to design & evaluation. Washington, DC. Available at http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnabn963.pdf

Rush, B., & Ogbourne A. (1991). Program logic models: Expanding their role and structure for program planning and evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 6(2), 95–106.

Performance Management:

Better Evaluation. (2015). An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice. Website resources. Available at http://betterevaluation.org/

Boardman, E., Greenberg, D., Vining, A., & Weimer, D. (2010). Cost-benefit analysis concepts and practice (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. (2014). How CSIRO ensures it delivers impact. Sydney, NSW: Author. Available at http://www.csiro.au/en/About/Strategy-structure/Our-impact-framework

International Integrated Reporting Council. (2013). International Integrated Reporting Framework. London, UK. Available at http://www.theiirc.org/international-ir-framework

Kaplan, R., & Norton, D. (1992, January-February). The balanced scorecard: Measures that drive performance. Harvard Business Review, 70(1), 71–79.

Layard, R., & Glaister, S. (1994). Cost-benefit analysis (2nd ed). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Levin, H., & McEwan, P. (2001). Cost-effectiveness analysis: Methods and applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Love, A. (1991). Internal evaluation: Building organizations from within. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Mishan, E., & Quah, E. (2007). Cost-benefit analysis (5th ed.). Milton Park, UK: Routledge.

Walsh, C. (2008). Key management ratios (4th ed.). Harlow, UK: Prentice Hall/Financial Times.

Marketing:

Content Marketing Framework: Measurement. (n.d.). Content Marketing Institute. Available at http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/measurement/

Farris, P., Bendle, N., Pfeifer, P., & Reibstein, D. (2010). Marketing metrics: The definitive guide to measuring marketing performance (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Nudge Marketing:

See ‘Behavioural Economics/Insights’

Psychology/Social Psychology:

McGuire, W. (1985). Attitudes and attitude change. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 136-314). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

McGuire, W. J. (2001). Input and output variables currently promising for constructing persuasive communications. In R. Rice & C. Atkin (Eds.), Public communication campaigns (3rd ed., pp. 22–48). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

See also ‘Engagement’ and ‘Behavioural Economics/Insights’

Engagement:

Macey, W., & Schneider, B. (2008). The meaning of employee engagement. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1, 3–30.

Meyer, J., & Smith, C. (2000). HRM practices and organisational commitment: A test of a mediation model. Canadian Journal of Administrative Services, 17, 319–331.

 Rhoades, L., Eisenberger, R., & Armeli, S. (2001). Affective commitment to the organization: The contribution of perceived organizational support. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 825–836. Available http://www.psychology.uh.edu/faculty/Eisenberger/files/04_Affective_Commitment_to_the_Organization.pdf

General Evaluation Resources:

American Evaluation Society – www.eval.org

Australasian Evaluation Society – www.aes.asn.au

Harvard Family Research Project, The Evaluation Exchange – www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/eval.html

Trochim, W. (2006). Evaluation research. In Research methods knowledge base. Available at http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/evaluation.php 

United Kingdom Evaluation Society – http://www.evaluation.org.uk/

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