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Pitch-Perfect Media Relations Gives PR a Head Start in Tough Economy

By Brian Parrish Early in their careers, successful public relations practitioners master the balancing act necessary for effective media relations: reconciling their clients’ messaging needs with publications’ editorial requirements. Even in the best of times, … | MORE »

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Better Safe Than Sorry: An Internal Branding/Employee Relations Campaign Puts Safety First

Company: Worthington Industries Agency: Fahlgren Mortine Timeframe: 2007 Since 1955, Worthington Industries, a metal processing company based in Columbus, Ohio, and its employees have lived a philosophy based on what they call the "Golden Rule" … | MORE »

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The PR News Interview: Don’t Ask Permission to Measure…and Other Advice for PR Pros

Johna Burke, Vice President at media monitoring and measurement company BurrellesLuce, is not one to pull the punch. When it comes to measuring communications activities, while there are short cuts to getting the top-line results, the best PR includes qualitative analysis that takes time and perspective. And when it comes to work/life balance, Johna is also a proponent of putting away the BlackBerry and re-energizing for the greater good of your company and your clients. PR News Group Publisher Diane Schwartz recently spoke with Johna from her Arizona office to discuss measurement challenges, the quest for a standard, and why bloggers cannot be ignored. | MORE »

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The PR News Interview: Don’t Ask Permission to Measure…and Other Advice for PR Pros

Johna Burke, Vice President at media monitoring and measurement company BurrellesLuce, is not one to pull the punch. When it comes to measuring communications activities, while there are short cuts to getting the top-line results, the best PR includes qualitative analysis that takes time and perspective. And when it comes to work/life balance, Johna is also a proponent of putting away the BlackBerry and re-energizing for the greater good of your company and your clients. PR News Group Publisher Diane Schwartz recently spoke with Johna from her Arizona office to discuss measurement challenges, the quest for a standard, and why bloggers cannot be ignored. | MORE »

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In Media Training, a Little Realism Goes a Long Way

Media training must be realistic, maybe even jarring at times to be effective.  It’s important to get across to subjects that reporters can be sharp, occasionally abrasive and even combative.  And if you can handle … | MORE »

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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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