11 must-read PR and social media measurement books

From reference materials to classics to inspiring page-turners, this list has it all.

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I was going to tell you to read these books before going back to school, but that much summertime homework is excessive, even for you over-achieving measurement mavens.

1. Measure what Matters” by Katie Delahaye Paine. This isn’t on the list because I need the royalty checks, but because it will give you all the basics to start measuring right. Read several reviews.

2.The Influentials: One American in Ten Tells the Other Nine How to Vote, Where to Eat, and What to Buy” by Jon Berry and Ed Keller. Learn about how and what really influences behavior. It’s a wonderful data-driven analysis of who influences what.

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