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Social Media Beckons New Relationships

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. | MORE »

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Media Relations Manners

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. | MORE »

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Getting Reporters to Bite

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. | MORE »

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Agency Shapes Focus on Real Estate Story

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. | MORE »

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Media Relations: A Bureau Chief’s Perspective

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

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PR Pros Need to Reevaluate Pinterest and Snapchat

With additional funding Snapchat and Pinterest likely will grow their services, land more market share and expand globally. | MORE »

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How to Generate Interest From Gen Y

Brands must target Millennials where they live and get their news and align with their influencers. They also must tread lightly, however. | MORE »

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Time for a Closer Look at Your Content

When brands slice and dice their information into snackable and visual content they boost the odds that consumers will pay closer attention to the message. The challenge is when to distribute the content. | MORE »

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The First Line of Crisis Communication

If you can’t intelligently communicate to employees what the problem is—and how you intend to fix it—good luck trying to convince consumers, customers, media and perhaps government that you have the crisis under control. | MORE »

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When Using Big Data, Devise Metrics With Meaning

The key to helping news-minded PR pros communicate effectively with quant-minded marketers and business execs is not to develop a one-size fits all über metric, but to coordinate on a common set of communications goals and measure what matters. | MORE »

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