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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...

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

When PR professionals set out to create their crisis communications strategy in response to a crisis, they may not know quite where to start. 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 strikes . The sheer number of decisions a PR team must make in the heat of a crisis can feel daunting...

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...

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 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 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 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...

January 12, 2022
Three Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2022

Three Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of things to light – one of which was the fragility and complexity of our global supply chains. As our business change and evolve to fit the new normal, it’s time to look ahead at what you can expect for your supply chain in 2022. Sustainability Creating sustainable business practices is becoming more and more important to consumers around the world. In fact, 66% of...

January 11, 2022
Which Future Fundraising Trends Will Move the Needle for Your Mission?

Which Future Fundraising Trends Will Move the Needle for Your Mission?

With GivingTuesday in the rear-view mirror, development professionals are approaching the final lap in 2021 fundraising efforts. Despite the slow retreat of the pandemic and its economic fallout, 2021 has, for many charitable organizations, proven to be a year of generous giving. This year’s GivingTuesday results totaled $2.7 billion—a 9% boost from 2020 and an incredible 37% leap over 2019 numbers. Of course...

January 07, 2022
People Behind the Product: Nexis Newsdesk

People Behind the Product: Nexis Newsdesk

You can measure the amount of work and brainpower that goes into a tool like Nexis Newsdesk by gauging its user-friendliness and intuitive functionality. In other words, the easier a media monitoring tool is to navigate and use, the greater the amount of sweat and number of sleepless nights that likely went into making it so. Nexis Newsdesk is a standout from other media monitoring solutions in the sense that it seems...

January 05, 2022
What Dots Can You Connect with LexisNexis?

What Dots Can You Connect with LexisNexis?

How can you feel confident in your operations without full visibility into your supply chain? More than 90% of supply chain executives say this is important , but less than a third of them have achieved true visibility. With the right technology, you can connect the dots to get a full picture of your supply chain. Creating this environment of efficiency and resiliency helps you prevent minor and major issues in the...

December 17, 2021
Five Tips for Spotting Fake News

Five Tips for Spotting Fake News

While “fake news” has always been around, the term rose in popularity during the 2016 elections. In mid-2016, an analyst for Buzzfeed found the top “fake news” stories about the US presidential campaign received more engagement on Facebook than stories from major media outlets, which caused a threat to serious media coverage due to the oversaturation of these falsified stories. This same analyst...

December 06, 2021
It’s the Season of Giving. And Research Can Help.

It’s the Season of Giving. And Research Can Help.

As we enter the last part of the year, much of the world prepares for a wide range of secular and religious celebrations, including, but not limited to: Hannukah, Kwanza, Christmas and, of course, New Year’s. Many of these celebrations include gift giving—and receiving—which will feel particularly good this year considering the burden that the COVID pandemic has placed upon so many. With this in mind...

November 22, 2021
People Behind the Product: Data as a Service

People Behind the Product: Data as a Service

“A client’s data and integration needs are always evolving,” says Viji Alagarsamy. And as the director of product management for DaaS at LexisNexis, she should know. In her role, she routinely collaborates with clients who aren’t looking for products; they’re looking for answers to problems created by increased business demands and the need to develop efficiencies. In some ways, this makes...

November 15, 2021
Top Five Challenges for Law Firms to Win New Business

Top Five Challenges for Law Firms to Win New Business

By Joyce Magruder Most law firms are emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns and economic disruptions in a stronger financial position than they anticipated at the outset of the downturn. However, their approach to landing new clients has changed dramatically — and they likely will never return to the tactics of the past. Indeed, seven in 10 law firm marketing and business development professionals agree with the idea...

November 05, 2021
Too Hot, Too Cold or Just Right: What’s Driving Sentiment Shifts Within Traditional Media Coverage for Food Delivery Services?

Too Hot, Too Cold or Just Right: What’s Driving Sentiment Shifts Within Traditional Media Coverage for Food Delivery Services?

Understanding whether media coverage of your brands or company trends positive, negative, or somewhere in between is crucial for developing effective strategies to protect your reputation and achieve your organizational goals and objectives. But unlike Goldilocks, you don’t have the time to try—and try again—to discover the right insights. Previously, we shared that our Nexis® Media Intelligence...

November 04, 2021
The Making of the Nexis Newsdesk Mobile App

The Making of the Nexis Newsdesk Mobile App

Sara DeSmidt is a senior product manager with LexisNexis. She’s passionate about what she does, and she loves collaborating with her squad of developers, designers, user researchers, and fellow product managers to offer our customers best-in-class solutions. So, it didn’t come as a surprise when she was more than willing to sit down and share her experience developing the Nexis Newsdesk Mobile app (she literally...