Media Relations

Developing a Nose for News: Rattling the Value Chains for Your Next Big Story

May 23rd, 2011 by

B2B PR professionals must become investigative reporters and dig deep to mine those compelling company stories that will gain coverage and awareness.

The State of Financial Comms: Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’

May 23rd, 2011 by

While financial PR pros still face an uphill battle in rebuilding their organizations’ reputations, the crisis mode is largely over, replaced by new, more effective messaging.

Journalists Source Socially for New Story Angles

May 23rd, 2011 by

Twitter, Facebook and blogs are key elements in the modern journalist’s repertoire for sourcing new story angles and connecting with PR pros.

Malick’s Method: How to Be a Media Darling

May 23rd, 2011 by

The media cannot stop obsessing over director Terrence Malick, whose The Tree of Life won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and it’s not just because his movies are bewitching.

Tip Sheet: The United States of Europe? Think Again

May 23rd, 2011 by

Although we’re more globally connected than ever, PR approaches across the pond are decidedly different. Here are some contrasts to consider before practicing PR in Europe.

Case Study: Sans Advertising, Agency Proves That Stellar Public Relations Can Suit a Cause Campaign Just Fine

May 23rd, 2011 by

Men’s Wearhouse needed to forgo advertising for its annual National Suit Drive, so comms agency Mullen dialed up comprehensive media outreach and clever guerrilla tactics to produce the drive’s best results ever.

Faceless Tactics

May 17th, 2011 by

Facebook’s attempt to plant stories about Google should prompt creative thinking about more ethical ways to confront competition.

Case Study: Army, Agency Tap Influencers in Campaign to Lead Students’ Dreams From the Corner Office to Officership

May 16th, 2011 by

The U.S. Army and Weber Shandwick Dallas implemented a broad, integrated program that included key local and national outreach as part of a PR and ad campaign to attract officer candidates.

How to Be Ready for a 60 Minutes Moment

May 16th, 2011 by

Is your executive team ready to handle the heat from the media? Here are three key qualities—plus coaching points—that your leaders must possess in times of crisis.

A Dangerous Toddler Chair, and a Slow Response 

May 11th, 2011 by

When it comes to even a hint of a recall of a children’s product, a delayed statement is like gasoline on a fire.