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.
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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.
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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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.