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Adventures in Media Relations: What Not to Say (Or Do) to a Journalist

“Did you get my email?” For most reporters, the message is the auditory equivalent of long nails scraping across a blackboard. It’s one of several media pitching tactics that PR pros tend to rely on. And it’s wrong, not to mention alienating.
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PR Insider: It’s the Quality, Not the Quantity, of Publicity That’s Important

Companies that one time used their agencies to disseminate earnings reports now frequently post them on their Web sites.  | MORE »

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What’s Your CEO’s Media Relations Persona?

Chip Wilson, founder of yoga apparel and accessories company, Lululemon found himself in an unfortunate situation after being ill prepared for a Bloomberg TV interview. In case you missed it, the company had to recall its yoga pants after it became quite obvious that its signature product was severely flawed. | MORE »

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How to Organize and Execute a Successful Media Trip

One of the most significant effects of the digital age has been an explosion in live events and conferences. As we spend more and more time behind a keyboard we pine to get out into the field to press the flesh. It’s a similar drill for media relations, as brands organize press trips to give media reps a look-see at new products and services | MORE »

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When The Crisis Is A Slow Burn, PR Has to Light A Fire With the Media

What do you do when your CEO is under siege, the media smell blood and the story you’re trying to control takes on a life of its own? | MORE »

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How To Shed Light on Complex Stories

On a daily basis, we see Democrats and Republicans trying to shape the narrative and control the story and, therefore, public opinion.
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PR Needs to Master The Art of the Public Apology

Americans are a forgiving lot. But you already knew that. Nevertheless, making a public apology is an art form, and something that communicators need to be well-versed for those times when there is a screw up and the only solution is to say you’re sorry.
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PR News Announces Winners of 2013 Digital PR Awards

Engagement and ingenuity ruled the day at PR News’ 2013 Digital PR Awards luncheon, as more than 200 agency and in-house PR executives gathered to celebrate the top digital campaigns of the past year at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Nov. 5, 2013.  | MORE »

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2013 Digital PR Awards: WOW! Campaign

The Cap’n Crunch brand, with the help of agency HUGE, was able to capitalize on a Reddit item saying Cap’n Crunch was not a real captain, using the online “controversy” to boost the brand’s online presence and garner international media coverage. | MORE »

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2013 Digital PR Awards: Digital PR Campaign – $200-$500K

Cone launched The Nature Valley Trail View—a digital platform offering 300-plus miles of immersive content for three of America’s most iconic national parks—at South by Southwest Interactive 2012 with the help of Mashable, inspiring unusually positive social media chatter for a CPG company like General Mills. | MORE »

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