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July 15, 2022
Why Data Visualizations Help You Discover Meaningful Insights from Data, Faster

Why Data Visualizations Help You Discover Meaningful Insights from Data, Faster

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This saying has survived the test of time for a reason. Images were, after all, the first way that people preserved their experiences for future generations. Neanderthals created the earliest cave paintings approximately 64,000 years ago. But the evolution of humans and technology hasn’t reduced the importance of visuals to tell a story. If anything, the ongoing...

July 11, 2022
The ESG Risk Series: Why ESG Risk Should be Top of Your Due Diligence Agenda

The ESG Risk Series: Why ESG Risk Should be Top of Your Due Diligence Agenda

Regulators increasingly require corporates and financial services firms to incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks into their due diligence and reputational risk management processes. ESG also brings opportunity: asset managers and investment banks have enjoyed significant returns by moving assets into sustainable funds, while companies who are transparent about their ESG commitments have been profitable...

June 30, 2022
Three Best Practices to Celebrate Social Media Day the Right Way

Three Best Practices to Celebrate Social Media Day the Right Way

Back in 2010, Mashable —the go-to source for social media news­ and insights—named June 30 Social Media Day. The idea was simple: an annual day to acknowledge social media’s impact on global communication and to bring the world together to celebrate it. In the decade-plus since, social media has become an increasingly major part of everyday life, impacting not just how consumers interact with each...

June 15, 2022
Performance Metrics That Matter

Performance Metrics That Matter

Communications and PR professionals are required to wear a lot of different hats, crafting strategies that reach consumers not just via traditional media, but through an array of channels that each require a unique touch. This level of complex strategic planning is critical to success, but it also makes an age-old problem more difficult than ever: tracking and quantifying the impact of our efforts. To do this, PR and...

May 24, 2022
6 Actions to Support Sustainable Development Goals (and the Advantages of Doing So)

6 Actions to Support Sustainable Development Goals (and the Advantages of Doing So)

The United Nations formally adopted what it calls its “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” in 2015. The UN invited corporations and companies of all sizes to join its member states in a collaborative effort based on, in its own words, “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” The Sustainable Development Goals of the UN But what are...

May 10, 2022
5 Steps to Building a Proactive Crisis Communications Strategy

5 Steps to Building a Proactive Crisis Communications Strategy

In a perfect world, there would be no need for PR professionals to create a crisis communications strategy. They wouldn’t have that pervasive sense of dread that a brand perception misstep loomed around the corner. They also wouldn’t need to worry about whether they could respond quickly and efficiently enough should a communications crisis occur. The reality of today’s fast-moving and multi-faceted...

May 03, 2022
Import Bans May Get More Muscle to Help End Forced Labor

Import Bans May Get More Muscle to Help End Forced Labor

Sometimes, the threat of financial consequences is enough to spur organizations to action. For example, in 2020, the threat of restricted access to the U.S. market spurred a company to make changes to address potential forced labor risk within its supply chain. The rubber glove manufacturer quickly undertook remediation to resolve the human rights issues associated with two subsidiaries. Mitigating forced labor risk...

April 27, 2022
Deciphering the NFL Draft with News Data

Deciphering the NFL Draft with News Data

Listen up, football fans. The NFL Draft kicks off on April 28 th . Speculation abounds regarding which declared college player the Jacksonville Jaguars will take as the first overall pick. And there’s plenty of churning the rumor mill, analyzing what-if scenarios, and fact checking regarding the other plays and subsequent picks as well. As a result, the worlds of sports journalism and social media are buzzing, with...

April 21, 2022
The Crisis Communications Checklist for PR Professionals

The Crisis Communications Checklist for PR Professionals

If you're a PR professional, chances are, you're going to be responding to a crisis at some point. And instead of getting caught without a strategy when that time comes, you need to be proactive so you're never left in the lurch. There are many ways to approach building a crisis communications strategy, but very few ways to do so that result in one that’s beneficial to an organization when a PR crisis...

April 19, 2022
Nexis Data Lab Hackathon 2022: Key Takeaways

Nexis Data Lab Hackathon 2022: Key Takeaways

Who doesn’t love a good hackathon? In March 2022, LexisNexis sponsored a Nexis® Data Lab Hackathon as part of the Big Data & Analytics Association (BDAA) and Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI) Spring Forum. We asked participants at Ohio State University – where the forum was held – to put Nexis Data Lab to the test. And they wasted no time getting to work, using the unique datasets...

April 12, 2022
How to Plan an Effective Crisis Communications Strategy

How to Plan an Effective Crisis Communications Strategy

Do you know what makes a good crisis communications strategy ? It’s not about developing a perfect roadmap that tries to account for every possible scenario; rather, it’s about anticipating the most likely scenarios while being prepared for the unexpected, putting plans and clearly defined steps into place that let you react decisively–and even proactively–to a wide assortment of PR crises as they...

April 06, 2022
Sanctions: What are they and why should you care?

Sanctions: What are they and why should you care?

Today’s headlines are full of news about current and evolving sanctions – but what are they and how could they affect your organization? What is a sanction? A sanction is a political or economic measure often implemented by governments and international bodies to influence the behavior of a regime, group, or individual. These can include actions like travel bans, asset freezes, import/export restrictions...

April 01, 2022
5 Most Common Crisis Communications Scenarios in 2022

5 Most Common Crisis Communications Scenarios in 2022

The stakes have arguably never been higher for public relations professionals. The channels, technologies and platforms that make up today’s modern communications landscape deliver as much uncertainty as they do opportunity. A negative news story can get published online and go viral in minutes, spinning out of control and triggering a PR crisis before an organization even has time to contemplate its response. ...

March 29, 2022
5 Ways a Nonprofit Can Improve Engagement with Potential Donors

5 Ways a Nonprofit Can Improve Engagement with Potential Donors

Your fundraising success depends on the effectiveness of your donor engagement Not so long ago, an “effective” donor engagement was defined as one that resulted in a single contribution from a prospect. This engagement might have consisted of an email or letter. And no matter how diverse or unique the potential donor may have been from all the others, they received essentially the same appeal asking for...

March 23, 2022
Timely Data Helps Refresh Due Diligence and Identify Risks as Sanctions Escalate

Timely Data Helps Refresh Due Diligence and Identify Risks as Sanctions Escalate

The sanctions landscape has undergone a swift change since February 21 st . as world leaders acted with unprecedented speed and resolve to the invasion of Ukraine. As the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) noted recently, the invasion “… galvanized a united response from U.S. partners around the world. The European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan...

March 16, 2022
Last Year's Sanction Enforcements Prove Supply Chain Visibility Crucial to Compliance

Last Year's Sanction Enforcements Prove Supply Chain Visibility Crucial to Compliance

A decade ago, sanctions compliance appeared focused on banks and other regulated financial services. In recent years, however, that spotlight has become a floodlight across many industries. Why? Globalization and digitalization are two factors that have enabled incredible growth, but in expanding geographic reach, businesses’ reliance on third parties has grown too. Organizations undertake mergers or acquisitions...

February 23, 2022
3 Best Practices for Donor Research and Nonprofit Fundraising

3 Best Practices for Donor Research and Nonprofit Fundraising

Why do many fundraising campaigns fall short of meeting their goals? The adage “time is money” is often used in a business context. However, it also holds true in the world of nonprofit fundraising. When it comes to searching for and screening donors, efficiency is key. But too often, fundraisers lack the proper donor management software and processes to conduct proper in-depth donor research in a timely...

February 18, 2022
Winter Wonderland: How the Media is Covering the Winter Games in Beijing

Winter Wonderland: How the Media is Covering the Winter Games in Beijing

New athletes and events. Heartbreaking losses and high-flying wins. Medal counts and maybe a few media gaffes. That’s right: it’s time for the 2022 Winter Games. As all eyes point to Beijing, LexisNexis® is rolling out a special Winter Games news tracker . Powered by our Nexis Newsdesk™ media intelligence solution, the tracker will monitor news and media coverage in near real time to give an up...

February 16, 2022
Big Game Media: A Head to Head Analysis from Sunday’s Game

Big Game Media: A Head to Head Analysis from Sunday’s Game

The ultimate American football showdown happened on Sunday, pitting the Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals. What does the media coverage tell us about the event? We turned to Nexis Newsdesk™ for a head-to-head comparison of the weekend’s hottest match-up. Team vs. Team The Bengals may have been the underdogs entering the contest, but when it comes to media coverage, they were enjoying the...

February 07, 2022
Nexis Uni® & Nexis® Data Lab Make Ideal Launch Pads for Academic Research in the New Year

Nexis Uni® & Nexis® Data Lab Make Ideal Launch Pads for Academic Research in the New Year

After the ball drops, the fireworks fizzle, and the crowds clear, it’s time to shift gears. Ringing in the new year also means readying for the latest trends. Recently, we highlighted some of those trends here on our blog and in this free trend report for higher education. Now a question remains: How can Nexis Solutions help universities turn these trends into opportunities for students, faculty, librarians...

January 31, 2022
What's Big Data’s Role in Next Year's Trends for Higher Education?

What's Big Data’s Role in Next Year's Trends for Higher Education?

Big data is an understatement given what it describes. Take the amount of data in the world a year ago— approximately 44 zettabytes. That’s a “44” with 21 zeros after it. Still trying to wrap your mind around that number? Picture this: 44 zettabytes equate to more stars than in the observable universe. The pace of data creation continues to accelerate too, which explains why data makes an appearance...

January 25, 2022
3 Ways Nexis® for Development Professionals Helps Non-Profits Adapt to the Latest Trends

3 Ways Nexis® for Development Professionals Helps Non-Profits Adapt to the Latest Trends

Resilience rose to become a top-of-mind issue for non-profits during the past 24 months and will likely remain there in 2022. The reason? Resilient organizations fare far better than their counterparts in the face of uncertainty and disruption. For non-profits, staying agile rests in their ability to continue to reach new donor prospects and encourage continued commitment from current donors. Having the right tools and...

January 21, 2022
Expanding Curriculum & Access to Data for Academic Research Enhances Universities' Ability to Meet Market Demands

Expanding Curriculum & Access to Data for Academic Research Enhances Universities' Ability to Meet Market Demands

As 2021 winds down, predictions for 2022 are already ramping up. Unsurprisingly, big data and artificial intelligence lie at the heart of many forecasts; a fact that holds true for higher education. Our soon-to-be-released trend report highlights five areas of focus where universities are concerned: Universities Expand Data-oriented Curriculum & Degrees Python Takes Over as the Top Programming Language of Data...

January 20, 2022
5 Questions Every PR Pro Should Ask of Their Media Coverage

5 Questions Every PR Pro Should Ask of Their Media Coverage

When a company or organization begins to monitor its media coverage, it’s merely the first step in the large and ongoing process of converting that information into useable intelligence. Equally important to being able to set up search queries, are the questions that every public relations and communications professional should ask about their ongoing media coverage. Here are five prompts to inspire your thinking...

January 19, 2022
How a Donor Research Tune-Up Can Help Development Pros with Tomorrow's Trends

How a Donor Research Tune-Up Can Help Development Pros with Tomorrow's Trends

As the year draws to a close, thoughts often turn to New Year’s resolutions. When it comes to development professionals, that often includes a resolution to do polish up the donor database. Given anticipated trends for 2022, could your donor research process use a few tweaks as well? In our report “Funding the Future,” we highlight four trends gaining traction in 2022. Let’s look at a few ways...