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January 10, 2024
3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

Billions of internet searches are made every day--but how many are made well? Even experienced researchers can find themselves wasting time on inefficient searches that yield questionable results. The problem? Open web search engines with endless answers. Using open web search engines is second nature for most people, but answering casual questions about a restaurant’s hours is a far cry from doing in-depth professional...

December 20, 2023
When to Call In the Media Analysis Experts

When to Call In the Media Analysis Experts

Today’s PR specialists shoulder many responsibilities—but there is perhaps nothing more fundamental to a successful communications strategy than ongoing media monitoring. After all, how can you accurately measure the effectiveness of your key messages or conduct competitive research if you don’t understand how your brand is being portrayed? While automated solutions are ideal for day-in, day-out media...

December 06, 2023
Simplify Your Research With Nexis® Hub

Simplify Your Research With Nexis® Hub

New technology allows many job responsibilities to be delegated to machines, but there are some tasks that just need a human touch—and proper research is one of them. As data-driven decision-making has become ubiquitous in organizations around the world, the ability to efficiently locate, analyze, and synthesize research findings is an indispensable skill for employees across a range of industries--from journalism...

December 04, 2023
Search Nexis® News with These Optimizing Commands

Search Nexis® News with These Optimizing Commands

While conducting a news search can certainly be as easy as typing in a few keywords and hitting “enter,” there are many ways to optimize searches that you’re likely missing out on. Did you know you can specify what length of article you want to read, what languages the terms should be published in and even fine-tune your results to only see negative news? If you’re not using search commands,...

November 30, 2023
Nexis’s Keyboard Commands For Easy, Optimized Searches

Nexis’s Keyboard Commands For Easy, Optimized Searches

Searching databases might seem simple, but if you’re not up-to-date on commands, you might be falling way behind. Nexis ® is already revolutionizing the way searches are conducted online, from offering unparalleled databases to building out automatic portfolios and alerts. However, if you’re unaware of the plethora of search tricks, you might not be getting the most you can out of your Nexis subscription...

November 29, 2023
How To Fix Your Research Style With Nexis Hub®

How To Fix Your Research Style With Nexis Hub®

If you scroll through a handful of job descriptions today, odds are that most—if not all—will list “proficient in research and analysis” as a requirement. But despite the need for quality research skills, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to collecting and organizing information. Some might opt for a rigid process of sourcing publications or authors with relevant expertise before diving...

November 28, 2023
Three Media Metrics You’re Not Measuring (But Should!)

Three Media Metrics You’re Not Measuring (But Should!)

For many PR pros, it can be difficult to pinpoint in real time whether your communications strategy is paying off. Total impressions, share of voice, and social engagement are great—but do they capture whether the key messages you toiled over are resonating? Do they paint an accurate picture of your campaign’s effectiveness? Or are you leaving valuable insights behind? We asked our Nexis® Media Intelligence...

November 11, 2023
Five Steps to Can't-Miss ESG Media Monitoring

Five Steps to Can't-Miss ESG Media Monitoring

As a communications professional, you know intuitively that public perception can impact your campaigns, for better and for worse. These days, not much is more top of mind with the public than matters related to Environmental Social Governance (ESG). Research shows that customers, investors and other stakeholders are placing an increased focus on ESG initiatives, with companies leading the charge finding themselves with...

November 09, 2023
How to Elevate Market and Competitive Intelligence

How to Elevate Market and Competitive Intelligence

Market and competitive intelligence (CI) can feel like a corporate superpower when done correctly. That’s because, with proper research and analytics, companies can essentially predict the future. What is going to happen in your industry over the next one, five, ten years? What businesses are headed for bankruptcy, and which are gearing up to take their spots? It’s all in the data. If you haven’t yet...

November 08, 2023
From Chaos to Clarity: Transforming Disorganized Research into Actionable Insights

From Chaos to Clarity: Transforming Disorganized Research into Actionable Insights

The modern workplace has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last few years, weathering a global pandemic, widespread talent shortages, and the emergence of game-changing technologies. Amid all this change, today’s workers are shouldering more responsibility and larger workloads than ever —and struggling to find enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on their to-do lists. Just like time...

November 06, 2023
How to Create an Efficient Risk Management Workflow

How to Create an Efficient Risk Management Workflow

If you’re a risk manager, the creation of an efficient and effective risk management workflow should be at the top of your priority list. Because risk managers are now juggling so many pieces, it can too often seem like you can have fast or effective risk analysis, but not both. The idea that you must choose between a well-informed due diligence investigation or an expedited one with a greater potential for blind...

October 30, 2023
Get the Whole Research Picture, Faster

Get the Whole Research Picture, Faster

In a world where data-driven decision-making has become all but necessary, research professionals are faced with a unique challenge: to find and collect the information they need amid an ever-growing sea of data. Today’s researchers are drowning in information; the total amount of data created, captured, copied, and consumed globally reached 64.2 zettabytes in 2020 , and is projected to hit 180 zettabytes by 2025...

October 20, 2023
How Risk Managers Benefit from Using Quality Data

How Risk Managers Benefit from Using Quality Data

When it comes to the data used for predictive modeling and risk management, you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. Risk managers today have an ever-increasing number of AI applications and risk management tools to improve risk visibility and expedite their due diligence and risk monitoring processes. To monitor risk in the most valuable way, these tools and applications must have rapid access to a large...

October 12, 2023
6 Ways Premium News Data Yields Better Business Performance

6 Ways Premium News Data Yields Better Business Performance

Despite predictions of a “new normal,” the post-pandemic world feels just as tumultuous as ever. In fact, you could say unpredictability is as constant as the tide. The pressure to adapt or risk being swept into obsolescence is great. That’s why organizations increasingly turn to premium news data to help navigate a business landscape that continues to churn and change. Like a reliable lighthouse,...

October 10, 2023
How Donor Prospecting Technology Can Streamline Your Giving Season Workflow

How Donor Prospecting Technology Can Streamline Your Giving Season Workflow

According to The Nonprofit Times , in 2022 the US nonprofit community raised $ 3.1 billion on Giving Tuesday alone. Despite many challenges facing this sector, these months are still a massive opportunity for your nonprofit. That’s why it’s essential to streamline donor research. The faster you identify prospective donors, the faster you’ll reach your fundraising goals. It’s important to create...

October 05, 2023
5 Ways Cloud-Based Data Platforms Elevate Operations and Profit

5 Ways Cloud-Based Data Platforms Elevate Operations and Profit

The landscape of business is evolving at an unprecedented pace, thanks in no small part to the accelerating development of technology. One of the most impactful shifts in recent years is the migration from on-premises data solutions to cloud-based data platforms. What was once a buzzword and a future prospect has now become an integral part of modern business strategies. So, what makes cloud-based data platforms so beneficial...

September 26, 2023
Your Guide to the Alternative Data Revolution in Cloud-Based Data Marketplaces

Your Guide to the Alternative Data Revolution in Cloud-Based Data Marketplaces

Data may seem as common as dirt these days, but harvesting insights from data is not without its challenges. According to Statista , for example, organizations across the globe report common problems with: 34% struggle with data discovery—where to find and access alternative data to enrich your analytics 35% face organizational silos make it difficult to cultivate and share meaningful insights 39% struggle...

September 20, 2023
The Changing Roles of Risk Managers in the Age of Data, Technology, and AI

The Changing Roles of Risk Managers in the Age of Data, Technology, and AI

Risk management is paramount to the upkeep and success of a business. To make sure you are staying compliant, you should continuously check all operations for potential pitfalls, like illegal trades or unsavory business partners or unstable prospects. But what does that age-old process look like in the face of an ever-changing internet? As data, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) evolve before our eyes, it’s...

September 14, 2023
Improve Business Research Using LexisNexis® SmartIndexing Technology™

Improve Business Research Using LexisNexis® SmartIndexing Technology™

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data are hot topics in business discourse today as companies are racing to get information faster and more efficiently to stay ahead of their competitors. As such, everyone wants to be a part of this revolution. More than a decade ago, LexisNexis® recognized that filtering through massive amounts of news and company information was a time-killer for information...

September 13, 2023
SWOT Analysis 101

SWOT Analysis 101

How well do you know your individual competitors and the competitive landscape in which you operate? When it comes to putting together useful business intelligence, SWOT analysis is an important piece of the puzzle. SWOT Analysis is a common way for businesses across all industries to assess how they stand up to their competitors. By assessing each element of SWOT--strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats--you...

August 29, 2023
Adopting Due Diligence: How to Begin Your Donor Due Diligence Strategy

Adopting Due Diligence: How to Begin Your Donor Due Diligence Strategy

While many nonprofits are well-aware of the importance of conducting donor research as part of the fundraising process, there are still plenty of aspects of due diligence worth learning about. Donors have the potential to bring financial or reputational damage to any institution, making due diligence imperative for safety and longevity. A robust due diligence search should therefore be at the top of any fundraiser’s...

August 08, 2023
Top Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Nexis Instant Free Trial

Top Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Nexis Instant Free Trial

With new sources of content popping up every minute, finding reliable, relevant sources for your research projects can be a major challenge. It might seem that searching on the open web is a free and easy way to find the information you need, but it's often more trouble than it's worth. If you are using the open web, you can run into a whole host of research obstacles: paywalls, bad writing and reporting, unrelated...

July 27, 2023
Using Visualizations of Negative News to Monitor Your ESG Efforts

Using Visualizations of Negative News to Monitor Your ESG Efforts

Organizations are facing more calls for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) accountability than possibly ever before. Investors want to know that the companies they own stock in are good stewards of the earth and responsible corporate citizens. Likewise, consumers want to know the brands they do business with share the same core principles as they do. And governments and regulatory bodies are now looking to usher...

July 26, 2023
How Financial Services Pros Can Keep Up with Your ESG Rankings

How Financial Services Pros Can Keep Up with Your ESG Rankings

As issues around sustainability, human rights and social responsibility continue to dominate headlines, corporations are facing increased pressure to prioritize Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in their business strategies. This has been true in the financial sector for years, and ESG initiatives have quickly gone from nice-to-have endeavors that earn goodwill from stockholders and potential investors to table...

July 18, 2023
Analyze Market, Media, and Trends Data for Better Business Intelligence

Analyze Market, Media, and Trends Data for Better Business Intelligence

In today's climate, saving money, fueling growth, and protecting against risk are imperative goals for financial service organizations. While there are a million and one ways to accomplish any of these, determining your strategy will come down to what's best for your company, clients, and community. This requires knowing your company, industry, and consumer inside and out, which means conducting business intelligence...