Media Relations

Scorecard: Give Your Media Coverage the ‘MBA’ Test

June 27th, 2011 by

Bottom Line Communications’ Bill Bradley’s MBA scorecard can help determine the effectiveness of media coverage and pinpoint areas of success and weakness in your PR efforts.

Master the Media Interview and Avoid Lasting Blunders

June 23rd, 2011 by

Media coach Jeanne Wolf provides advice on how to answer tough questions with poise—without lulling an audience to sleep.

NEDA Dishes Out Criticism, But General Mills Can Take It

June 17th, 2011 by

When the National Eating Disorder Association voiced complaints about a Yoplait TV commercial, General Mills listened and "did the right thing," scoring a PR win.

How to Give a Top Dollar Sheen to Pro Bono Efforts

June 13th, 2011 by

Just because your pro bono efforts are free, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be effective. Janel Patti of The Marcus Group provides 12 steps to maximize your not-for-profit endeavors.

Case Study: Laughing Matters: Comedy and Event PR Come to the Rescue of Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey

June 13th, 2011 by

In the face of a dwindling pool of private donors, a nonprofit organization providing support to those living with cancer boosted its presence in the local media with the help of top comedians and a thematic focus on a clubhouse reconstruction.

Delta Dances to a Merciless Military Drumbeat

June 10th, 2011 by

Delta Air Lines had to resort to a policy change and two public statements to manage the flow of negative comments after a video created by angry U.S. soldiers went viral.

The Demise of the Press Release Is Greatly Exaggerated

June 8th, 2011 by

Dentsu Communications’ SVP/managing director Jim Miller describes how, with custom tailoring and punchy quotes, the press release can still be the best way to present your story.

Weiner Gets Through Press Conference; What Should His Next Steps Be?

June 7th, 2011 by

According to one crisis expert, Anthony Weiner may have helped himself at Tuesday’s press conference, but how he keeps it together in the next 24 hours is critical.

Staged White House Photos Nixed

June 2nd, 2011 by

The obsession for authenticity in communications has led to an agreement between the news media and the White House that the president will no longer pose for photos in which he appears to be making a speech that he’s already made.

2011 CableFAXIES Awards: Media Relations Campaign

June 1st, 2011 by

National Geographic’s media relations team launched a multi-layered press campaign for Great Migrations, the network’s largest programming undertaking yet. Media efforts included international press trips and three major screening events in the U.S.