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May 12, 2022
Two Ways the Nexis for Development Professionals Can Turbocharge Your Fundraising with Donor Profiles (Coming Soon!)

Two Ways the Nexis for Development Professionals Can Turbocharge Your Fundraising with Donor Profiles (Coming Soon!)

Whether you work with a charity, a hospital or an educational institution, finding the right donors for your cause can be a massive challenge. Development professionals often find themselves managing the critical task of fundraising with little to no support—no small feat when considering just how much work goes into finding, wooing and securing high-level donors. Between identifying potential high-level donors...

May 05, 2022
See Nexis Data Lab in Action

See Nexis Data Lab in Action

In a recent live webinar event, LexisNexis team members Margaret Hart and Hatim El Faiz teamed up to share what makes Nexis Data Lab such a powerful data research and analytics tool for academic researchers. First, Hatim explained how Data Lab streamlines and accelerates dataset creation via its access to LexisNexis news content, intuitive search functionality and pre- and post-search filters. From there, Margaret gave...

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 25, 2022
Don't Miss a Thing: How Competitive Intelligence Keeps You Ahead of the Curve

Don't Miss a Thing: How Competitive Intelligence Keeps You Ahead of the Curve

You know you and your organization need competitive intelligence, but where to begin? What tools should you use, and will they be responsive enough to keep you up to date? How do you sift through all the information to find what’s relevant to your business? What if there isn’t enough information? The preparation alone can be overwhelming. But when you get the full picture of your industry and competitors...

April 15, 2022
How Can Competitive Intelligence Improve My Business?

How Can Competitive Intelligence Improve My Business?

The latest tool in the marketing technology arsenal is competitive intelligence (CI) – but what is it? Everyone has their own definition of CI, but essentially it refers to the action of gathering and assessing information about your organization’s external environment and competitors. By collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources, your teams can devise a coordinated CI program. With these insights...

April 08, 2022
Better Stories = Greater Engagement: How to Craft Compelling Appeals to Boost Fundraising

Better Stories = Greater Engagement: How to Craft Compelling Appeals to Boost Fundraising

Who doesn’t love a good story? As Harvard Business Review pointed out in 2014, “We humans have been communicating through stories for upwards of 20,000 years, back when our flat screens were cave walls.” These days, ways, reasons, and places that stories are told has expanded even further. Forget flat screens. People—including prospective donors for your non-profit or University—are inundated...

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...

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 25, 2022
From Media Monitoring to Media Intelligence: Three Reasons to Change Your Perspective

From Media Monitoring to Media Intelligence: Three Reasons to Change Your Perspective

Communications pros and PR practitioners with— ahem—a certain level of experience will no doubt remember this thankless task. Back in the day, brave souls would huddle over their lonely, rickety metal desks, sifting through piles of media placements; identifying relevant media coverage about their brands, organizations or executive leadership; measuring the column inches; confirming circulation and ad equivalency...

March 21, 2022
6 Must-Haves for an Effective Press Release

6 Must-Haves for an Effective Press Release

Let’s say you want to get the word out about a new product launch. You and your PR communications team craft a press release. The press release goes through a few internal iterations until all stakeholders are happy and it’s finally pushed out via the usual “shotgun” distribution approach. Then… all you hear are the chirps of crickets. “Is anyone finding the press release?”...

March 17, 2022
The enhanced developer portal from Nexis DaaS: A sneak peek

The enhanced developer portal from Nexis DaaS: A sneak peek

In a recent sit-down interview, Viji Alagarsamy, Director of Product Management, DaaS, took the time to share why she thinks Nexis DaaS is a standout from other data as a service providers. She gave us so much information, we turned her interview into a series of blog posts covering topics ranging from why her team embraces a “fail fast” approach to how her team goes above and beyond to create additional value...

March 10, 2022
Leveling Up Your Brand Analysis with Nexis Newsdesk™

Leveling Up Your Brand Analysis with Nexis Newsdesk™

The start of the year is an excellent time for internal reflection, with many companies taking a step back to analyze the status of their brand and the impact of their communications strategy. Conducting a proper brand analysis requires an in-depth review of everything from your brand’s messaging, services and products to customer sentiment, marketing impact and how your share of voice stacks up against the competition...

March 07, 2022
4 Considerations to Make When Choosing a Press Release Distribution Tool

4 Considerations to Make When Choosing a Press Release Distribution Tool

On the market for a press release distribution tool? It’s a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s because not all press release distribution platforms are the same. Not by a long shot. Some offerings stick to the “pull” model (i.e., the status quo) when it comes to trying to get your press releases into the right hands. But while this model can be effective, there are many data- and tech-enabled...

March 01, 2022
What It Takes to Weave the Data Fabric

What It Takes to Weave the Data Fabric

Data Solutions Director Tracey Boylston works with current and prospective LexisNexis clients every day to help them assess their needs. This is a role she likes, because she gets to engage her creative problem-solving skillset to show people that sometimes merely providing access to a data feed or dataset isn’t the complete answer. “People come in and explain to me, "we need news data", says Tracey...

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 22, 2022
How the Nexis DaaS team creates value for clients

How the Nexis DaaS team creates value for clients

Data has always been an essential component to research. But today data is quite possibly one of hottest commodities. That’s according to Viji Alagarsamy, Director of Product Management, DaaS. She joined us for a recent sit-down interview to explain how she and the rest of the Nexis DaaS team create value for their clients. For starters, Nexis DaaS goes way beyond simply providing access to datasets. “What...

February 10, 2022
The Endless Possibilities of Data as a Service

The Endless Possibilities of Data as a Service

In recent months, LexisNexis has been meeting with the team members behind our products to ask them their expertise on content, data enrichments, and more. These are the people who work directly with our solutions and our clients—meaning they’re the ones solving problems, finding opportunities, and pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished with data as a service (DaaS), APIs, and data enrichments...

February 02, 2022
A key Nexis DaaS difference: An intelligent data enrichment process

A key Nexis DaaS difference: An intelligent data enrichment process

The Nexis Data as a Service (DaaS) team does more than provide clients with datasets. Just ask Viji Alagarsamy, Director of Product Management, DaaS. She’s worked with her colleagues at Nexis DaaS for the past three years. And if it’s one thing she’s quick to point out, it’s that most of her clients only think they’re looking for nothing more than a data vendor. The reality is that, more...

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 13, 2022
What Does It Mean: The Story Behind the Numbers

What Does It Mean: The Story Behind the Numbers

What Does It Mean: The Story Behind the Numbers Numbers are a great asset to any piece of communication because they lend validity to your claims. By their nature, numbers and data are straightforward. One is always one; two is always two. One plus two is always three. Right? Well… that depends. As with the written or spoken word, data can be interpreted differently by different people. Without context, insight...

January 06, 2022
Four Hints to Get the Most Out of Nexis Advanced Searching

Four Hints to Get the Most Out of Nexis Advanced Searching

In today’s digital world, information is easy to find and access. And yet… it isn’t. Search tools have huge databases of content—Nexis itself has 45,000 sources! This can be daunting when you’re looking for something specific. The solution? A Nexis Advanced Search , a form-based search feature that allows you to create search queries using content-specific terms and document fields and...

December 22, 2021
How to Better Manage Risk with Proper Due Diligence

How to Better Manage Risk with Proper Due Diligence

How to Better Manage Risk with Proper Due Diligence There will always be some kind of risk to your business on the horizon. That much is certain. But what about the risk that’s right under your nose that you can’t even see? Not to sound so alarmist, but the reality of our digitally and economically connected world is that all kinds of strategic, regulatory, financial, and reputational risk can hide in plain...

December 21, 2021
Five Reasons Why Nexis Newswire Sets a New Standard for Release Distribution

Five Reasons Why Nexis Newswire Sets a New Standard for Release Distribution

One of the unsung heroes of the business world is, without doubt, the news release . Millions upon millions of these documents have been issued over decades, feeding media outlets and bringing important news of all types to people around the world. In so doing, the trusty news release has played critical role in shaping companies, economies and even cultures. Now, with the introduction of Nexis ® Newswire , news...

December 16, 2021
Rookie or Whiz: Nexis Uni® Continues to Evolve to Meet Academic News Research Needs, No Matter Your Experience Level

Rookie or Whiz: Nexis Uni® Continues to Evolve to Meet Academic News Research Needs, No Matter Your Experience Level

“Being prepared is about anticipating what comes next and getting ready for it,” writes Tony Rea in What They Don’t Teach You in Sales School . It’s a concept that resonates here at Nexis Solutions too. Our commitment to developing innovative academic solutions starts with gathering feedback from librarians, faculty members and students. This enables us to optimize tools like Nexis Uni —or...

December 15, 2021
Use Paid Media to Boost Your Earned Media

Use Paid Media to Boost Your Earned Media

As siblings in the marketing mix family, earned media and paid media each have their unique strengths. There’s no beating the credibility of earned media and its implied third-party endorsement, while advertising offers unmatched targeting capabilities. Now, the best of these two marketing elements come together in a powerful new way: Nexis ® Newswire . It’s our just-launched news release distribution...