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Navigating the Security Channels

When planning a media event that involves a government dignitary, such as a diplomat, it’s important to adhere to the following best practice, says John Deveney, founder of Deveney Communication: •    Make security a top … | MORE »

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Selecting Spokespeople: Mining the Personal Touch

Perhaps one of the key lessons learned on the Inspired by Diabetes campaign was the importance of matching the cause with a celebrity spokesperson personally affected by it. The pairing needs to be a good … | MORE »

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Rock the Vote: Media Tactics to Pump Up Public Affairs Communications

Public affairs and media coverage go hand-in-hand, which inevitably leads to challenges for the communications executives behind the messages; after all, these campaigns are often chock-full of information that is highly regulated, contested, controversial and/or … | MORE »

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When 1+1≠2: Upgrading Media Analysis to See Beyond Face Value

Measuring the complete footprint of a company’s reputation in an exceedingly fragmented media environment is no easy task. However, thanks to emerging technologies and innovations within organizations across all industries, new media analysis techniques are … | MORE »

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Media Relations Best Practices for Nonprofit PR Professionals

Following are effective best practices for nonprofit pros seeking to execute a media relations initiative. | MORE »

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Put a Human Face on Media Messages

It’s common knowledge that smoking causes health issues that increase the risk of death–not an insignificant price to pay for lighting up. But, in spite of this widespread knowledge, thousands of people pick up the … | MORE »

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Majority of Americans Still Prefer Print Over Digital

Recently, The Rosen Group polled Americans on their media preferences, and the results suggest that, despite the prominence of emerging digital media platforms, print is still deemed the most credible news source. Among the additional … | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Study Gauges Media’s Perception of PR’s Value & Suggests Room for Improvement

By Larry Parnell A newly released national study of 12,000 editors and reporters holds some surprises and reaffirms conventional wisdom on the relationship between public relations professionals and the news media. It also challenges us … | MORE »

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Charting The Industry: Press Values PR – With a Few Caveats

Digital media’s ongoing emergence may be rewriting the rules of traditional media relations, but PR pitches still drive coverage in a big way. Submissions from PR professionals are used by more than 94% of editors/journalists, … | MORE »

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Pick Your Poison: Tips for Pitching All Types of Media Representatives

Gone are the days when most journalists seamlessly fit the classic stereotype: scrappy professionals armed with a beat-up notebook and a fat Rolodex who dashed in and out of chaotic newsrooms the moment a tip … | MORE »

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