Media Relations


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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Another Angle

For Sue Vitters Howland, VP of Weber Shandwick, attracting the media’s attention to your company’s innovative initiatives may have everything to do with the focus of your pitch. “Workforce trends tend to have a broad … | MORE »

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Trust & Public Relations: What the Research Says

Public relations is in the trust-making business. What communications professionals do revolves around establishing and maintaining relationships. Yet it often appears that we public relations practitioners are not trusted ourselves. And when called upon to … | MORE »

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Public Affairs in the Age of Conversational Communications

As recent political campaigns—and their subsequent snafus and recovery efforts—have demonstrated, directly engaging audiences for the first time when you are in the midst of a crisis adds more stress to an already haphazard job. … | MORE »

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PR Lessons From The Political Trenches

Last week was a big one for politics and public relations. Not only did the race for the Democratic nomination finally end, but the controversy surrounding former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s tell-all book … | MORE »

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Global Media Relations Study: Not Okay to Accept Pay for Coverage

According to a survey conducted by Dr. Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma, a large majority of journalists and public relations practitioners around the world say it is not professional for media to accept payments from … | MORE »

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How to Write a Killer Press Release

Press releases can be be a powerful PR tool that can promote key developments for your client. However, if written poorly, the media may ignore it no matter how newsworthy the topic. To write an … | MORE »

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Averting a Crisis with Strategic Communications

Prior to the total closure of I-64 in St. Louis, the largest highway improvement in Missouri history, headlines screamed “Apocalypse Now!” and “Traffic Nightmare!” Over the course of one year, the Missouri Department of Transportation … | MORE »

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Consumers Control Future of Media, says Study

According to a recent Nokia study, the current wave of user-created media may be here to stay. Nokia polled trend-setting consumers from 17 countries about their online behavior and lifestyles. Extrapolating information from its 900 … | MORE »

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New Study Examines Journalists’ Relationship with New Media

Brodeur, along with its partner Marketwire, recently announced the results of a study that examined journalists’ relationships with new media. The survey showed that reporters’ perceptions and participation within social media sites and blogs correlates … | MORE »

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Multimedia Strategies for Independent Publishers

According to Don Nicholas, internet marketing consultant and managing partner, Mequoda Group, LLC, indepdendent publishers don’t need to stray too far from their larger counterparts’ multimedia publishing strategies. For over fourteen years Nicholas has helped … | MORE »

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