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The Week in PR—March 16, 2015

March 16th, 2015 by

Apple sends Dick Tracy a thank-you note, a new crisis for Hillary Clinton and Wendy’s takes an interesting brand journey.

Annual Reports: Not Sexy, But Crucial

March 16th, 2015 by

The fleeting rush of a major influencer or prospective client responding to a ‘DM’ via Twitter may not be nearly as important for your brand or organization as a kick-ass annual report.

Thoughts About Opening a New Shop

March 16th, 2015 by

Here are five tips for PR professionals who are helping to set up an office for a PR agency. They apply to communicators working for brands, organizations and nonprofits.

Getting Reporters to Bite

March 9th, 2015 by

Getting your pitch across the plate requires PR pros to be mindful of several things, lest the proposal end up in the circular file. But in a social media age, making sure you don’t waste a reporter’s time may not even be half the battle. That’s because you have to think about how the reporter can share the message with his or her network.

Media Relations Manners

March 9th, 2015 by

To cultivate relationships with journalists, there are a litany of practices to master; that’s if you want a puncher’s chance of getting reporters to consider your pitches and/or respond to your telephone calls.

The Most Effective Pitch May Be None At All

March 9th, 2015 by

Being more sensitive to the needs of pressed-for-time journalists is one way that companies and organizations can improve their media relations.

Agency Shapes Focus on Real Estate Story

March 9th, 2015 by

Chicago’s most talked-about addition to its famed skyline, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, has been the subject of countless stories since it was completed in 2009. In December 2014, after five years on the market, 14,000-square-foot penthouse was sold to entrepreneur Sanjay Shah. Mr. Shah retained Henson Consulting to create and implement a strategic approach to leverage his purchase and raise the visibility of his software company, Vistex Inc.

Social Media Beckons New Relationships

March 9th, 2015 by

Social channels, which are commanding increasing marketing dollars, offer PR execs multiple ways to start a conversation with reporters and build a rapport on behalf of their companies and clients.

Media Relations: A Bureau Chief’s Perspective

March 9th, 2015 by

Many PR pros assume that they collaborate with journalists. For some journalists, however, that’s a false assumption.

PR Spurs Cosmetics Brand to Get Flatter

March 2nd, 2015 by

Having a 360-degree model to capitalize on the company’s media coverage is just one way that NuFACE is trying to integrate communications and tear down its business silos.