Media Relations

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.

Steve Jobs the New Uncle Walt

May 31st, 2011 by

With the announcement that Jobs will keynote the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is communicating that spiritually, Steve Jobs will never leave the company.

5 Steps to Prepping C-Suite Execs for Media Interviews

May 31st, 2011 by

Dentsu Communications’ Jim Miller provides five key steps to making any executive ready to confidently handle media interviews, from researching a reporter’s story angle to instilling confidence in a speaker.

Case Study: Students Get Crash Course in Media Training to Help Spread Awareness of High School Science Competition

May 30th, 2011 by

While well-versed in math and science, it was imperative that the high-school finalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition be educated in giving media interviews to better explain their entries.

For Optimal PR Punch, Be a Counselor First, Tactician Second

May 30th, 2011 by

While it’s great to know all the latest PR tools and tactics, being a strategic counselor is what keeps clients and aligns communications with business goals.