Media Relations

9 Tips for Planning an Out-of-Orbit Satellite Media Tour

July 11th, 2011 by

Doug Simon of DS Simon Productions offers some suggestions for maximizing bookings across all platforms on your next media tour.

Pitching Products in a Down Economy: 3 Best Practices

July 11th, 2011 by

Carmichael Lynch Spong managing director Julie Batliner offers three best tips for piquing product interest in a slow economy.

Case Study: Energy Education Sparks Reluctant Consumers to Get On Board With Trane’s Heating and Air Products

July 11th, 2011 by

In a stagnant economy, PR agency Carmichael Lynch Spong and HVAC manufacturer Trane broke through consumer purchase barriers with product reliability and energy-saving proof points.

Casey Anthony Jurors Offered Opportunity to ‘PR Up’

July 8th, 2011 by

In the aftermath of the Casey Anthony murder trial, a PR firm is offering pro bono services to the jurors to help them deal with the media.

News Corp.: Too Big to Have a Crisis Plan?

July 6th, 2011 by

Allegations of the hacking of a murdered girl’s phone have led to a staunch defense of a News International executive instead of a focus on phone hacking victims and their families.

Avoid the ‘Audience of One’ Content Creation Pitfall

June 30th, 2011 by

Martin Jones of March Communications explains why a considered approach to content creation is more valuable than ever amid an expanding echo chamber.

Scorecard: Give Your Media Coverage the ‘MBA’ Test

June 27th, 2011 by

The Media Branding Analysis scorecard can help determine the effectiveness of media coverage and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in your PR efforts.

Earned and Paid Media Make Beautiful Branding Music

June 27th, 2011 by

Combining newsworthy earned PR placements and paid media messages has a major impact on consumer buying trends.

Charting the Industry: Online Incivility Tunes Site Visitors Out

June 27th, 2011 by

Incivility has increased in politics, the workplace, the classroom, businesses and online, prompting PR pros to learn how to keep their Web offerings devoid of hostility and keep users returning.

Five Metrics to Help Measure the Effectiveness of Media Coverage

June 27th, 2011 by

To gauge the quality of their earned print and online coverage, PR pros must answer five critical questions to determine whether their strategic objectives are being met.