Media Relations


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Offering Food to the Media

Whether you’re taking a reporter to lunch at the local coffee shop, or inviting the media to an elaborate press conference complete with tables of gourmet delicacies, feeding the media can be fraught with problems. … | MORE »

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Five Video Coaching Basics

Following are five steps to developing your company’s message using videotape. 1. Be clear: People freak out when they see you with a video camera. Assure them that the footage you’re shooting isn’t going to … | MORE »

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Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer

Pushing the parameters of traditional PR defined last year’s PR News Platinum PR Award winner in the category of satellite media tour. | MORE »

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Three Steps to Improve Your Delivery

You can have the best message to deliver to the media but without the right cadence, tone and inflection, your delivery may fall flat. Following are three steps to streamline your delivery when speaking to … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Media Relations

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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I’m Going on TV; What Do I Wear?

You’ve done your media preparation and practice. You’re well acquainted with your interviewer, you know what questions to anticipate and you have a game plan for your responses. Now the one question that remains is, … | MORE »

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Five Ways To Get Better Photos for Your Media Kit

A frequently overlooked component of a press package is the photography. Too often, the accompany photos, which are typically headshots of a company’s C-suite execs, look either like mugshots you would find in a post … | MORE »

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Note to Spokespersons: Delivery Matters

Once you have simple, clear messages with strong proof points and anecdotes to back them up, there’s one crucial ingredient left—a strong delivery. Speech experts say voice quality drives initial impressions even more than content, … | MORE »

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Finding a Good Company Expert/Spokesperson

Identifying a good and qualified company expert/spokesperson can be a challenge but if you follow these guidelines below, you’ll be on your way. When selecting your company expert, select an individual who:   •    Is open … | MORE »

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Six Tips for Writing a World-Class Release

Of course, there are no sure-fire ways to write the perfect release. BUT if you follow the formula outlined below, you may just get there. 1. Write a feature lead. Contrary to popular opinion, reporters don’t … | MORE »

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