Media Relations


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Executive Coaching & Media Training: Same Difference?

To many, executive coaching sounds an awful lot like media training—just for a broader stakeholder base. And, in many ways, you are right. PR professionals’ expertise in coaching, training or other types of counseling is … | MORE »

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Dare to be Different: Attracting Media Attention

Sometimes being whimsical in your messaging or presentation may provide a boost to your client or company’s profile when it comes to attracting media attention. However, it must make sense in the framework of your … | MORE »

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Case Study: Construction Concerto: Event Marketing & Media Relations Efforts Orchestrate a Groundbreaking Move

Company: MacPhail Center for Music Agency: Fast Horse Timeframe: 2006-2007 Since 1907, the Minneapolis-based MacPhail Center for Music has been one of the country’s most respected–and most understated–music education centers. As the organization’s centennial approached, … | MORE »

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Brevity is Poetry: Talking to the Media

We have a cardinal rule in effective media training: Be brief.  By knowing our audience, we can communicate more effectively, delivering a 10-word message rather than a 50-word ramble. We understand whom we are trying … | MORE »

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Best Practices for Publicizing an Anniversary on a Limited Budget

When Ruder Finn partnered with Jamestown 2007, the ad-hoc organization created to plan and executive the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Va., awareness of the historic town was low. In July 2004, the Virginia Tourism Corp. … | MORE »

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Message Development That Drives Residual Value

The decision has been made – the company will participate in a key message session. Now it’s time to put a plan in place to make the session valuable and effective. There is a great … | MORE »

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Six Tips To Engage Your Audience When Beginning a Speech

Lest you think differently but when giving a speech, the first 15 seconds can be critical in terms of engaging your audience—or not. | MORE »

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13 Tips for Nailing Your Next Media Interview

Getting an interview with the media is often a time-intensive effort consisting of building a story with all the supporting material that you need in order to stand out to a busy reporter. But once … | MORE »

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Marketing Luxury to the Media in a Tough Economy

Withstanding the slings and arrows of a punitive economy is a formidable challenge for marketers across all categories right now. It’s especially so for those who traffic in luxury food or beverage items, be it … | MORE »

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Tips for Communications Training for a Digital World

The proliferation of new media technology has made media training for the digital world a vocational necessity. Following are best practices for communicating your message via blogs, Web casts and podcasts:  Blogging: •    Examine your … | MORE »

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