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Katie Delahaye Paine

Publisher & CEO

Katie Delahaye Paine, aka The Measurement Queen, @queenofmetrics) has been a pioneer in the field of measurement for more than two decades. She has founded two measurement companies, KDPaine & Partners Inc., and The Delahaye Group.  Her books, Measure What Matters (Wiley, March 2011) and Measuring Public Relationships (KDPaine & Partners 2007) are considered must reading for anyone tasked with measuring public relations and social media. Her latest book, written with Beth Kanter, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, Using Data to Change the World,” is the 2013 winner of the Terry McAdam Book Award.

Her company, Paine Publishing is the first educational publishing firm entirely dedicated to making more Measurement Mavens. It’s newsletter, The Measurement Advisor is the world’s most comprehensive source of information about best practices in communications measurement. In her consulting practices, she designs measurement dashboards for some of  the world’s most admired companies. Katie has also been a leading promoter of standards in the PR and Social Media Measurement field, most recently as the initial organizer of the Conclave that released social media measurement standards in June.

She started the first blog and first newsletter devoted exclusively to communications measurement. And was inducted into PRNews Measurement Hall of Fame in 2013. She was named the Society of New Communications Research “Fellow of the Year” for her work in support of Social Media Research.  In 2008, she was named one of PR Week’s 2008 Power Players for her advocacy of PR measurement.

She was recently named one of “25 women who rock social media” by Lee Odden’s prestigious OnLine Marketing Blog. In 2008, she was named one of PR Week’s 2008 Power Players for her advocacy of PR measurement. Her firm won both the 2009 and 2010 New Communications Award of Excellence for its breakthrough work in social media research. In 2008, she was named one of PR Week\’s 2008 Power Players for her advocacy of PR measurement.

Katie is a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board member of the Society for New Communications Research. She was also an initial founder of the Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission. She writes a regular column for PR News on corporate image and crisis communications and contributes to Communications World, PR Week, Business Marketing, and New Hampshire Magazine. She is also on the Advisory Board for the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) and serves on the Board of Trustees of Exeter Health Resources.

She really can’t help herself when it comes to writing and publishing. She’s the granddaughter of two newspapermen and the daughter Ralph Delahaye Paine, former Managing Editor and Publisher of Fortune Magazine, and Nancy White, former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar. In her childhood, a typical family gathering would include a minimum of four magazine editors, a fashion editor or two, her uncle, the editor of a weekly in Vermont, and an author or two.

She is happiest on her sailing dinghy, a vintage 1965 Merrimac, or at Shankhassick Farm in Durham, NH, where she lives with her cats Toulouse & Fergie, and 36 free-range chickens.

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