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Measurement and Analytics Certificate Program

Each Wednesday for 6 weeks, the Measurement and Analytics Certificate Program goes well beyond simply measuring the effectiveness of communication. You will also learn how to build research into the beginning of your planning process in ways that are fast, easy and inexpensive. At the end of communication campaigns that involve audience behavior changes, you’ll be able to calculate the marginal ROI on your organization’s communication investment.

Channel Surfing: The Art of ‘Push and Pull’ Communication

I’m always perplexed when I see communicators saying they want to stop pushing their newsletters by email, or replace email with social media, or replace their intranet with apps without first researching the appropriateness of the channels to the content or the needs and preferences of their employees.

Six Key Metrics for Managing Global/Local Communication

When global communicators review their department’s performance with executives, they’re often asked, “Can you break it down to six key indicators?” So here are suggestions for those six key metrics, but also quite a few more measurements that need to be tracked in order to know what to do to achieve better numbers the next time.

Measuring Messages

Q: I am researching best practices in communications measurement to identifying when employees are receiving key messages and when they are not. Kind of a “stealth bomber” approach to the usual measurement and metrics. My organization is rolling out a new organization design and we are looking for new ways to help determine if employees

Employees Prefer Intranets to Supervisors 2 to 1

In 1992 and 2004, Angela Sinickas wrote articles refuting the common misperception—based on well publicized but highly flawed research design—that supervisors are employees’ preferred source of information on all business topics. A look at her survey database showing results for the last five years shows that supervisors are now a distant third choice behind intranets and publications.