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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Huge Bet That Paid Off

▶ It’s kind of funny to say, but Under Armour was a risk . I was very well established at Reebok . This opportunity [with Under Armour] came up in 2008 and at first I actually declined. I didn’t want to

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PR Spurs Cosmetics Brand to Get Flatter

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.

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The Week in PR – A roundup of PR and marketing-related news

‘Embracing the Hate’ as the latest marketing tool, stepping on a positive message and Amazon’s new senior VP for worldwide corporate affairs (via the White House).

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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.

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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.

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