PR's ROI: Calculating the Value of Media Placements

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business marketers know that public relations is essential to generating buzz and awareness for their brand and products—but proving ROI on these efforts can be a struggle. While few would debate the value of earned coverage on the front page of a major publication, it isn't as easy to assign it specific revenue, and as social influencer promotion becomes vital to brand visibility, the issue becomes even more nuanced.

In her latest article for PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit, Sarah Ware, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Markerly, shares 4 simple and easy ways to calculate the Total Media Value (TMV) of your advertising, marketing and public relations efforts. These methods align to stages within the buying cycle, so using a combination will provide a comprehensive view of how your promotion strategy is working to move people through discovery and exploration, and into buying and engagement.

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