Media Relations


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How to Get Journalists to Pay Attention to Your Press Release

How do I make journalists pay attention to my press release? Every public relations practitioner asks this question. Most find the answer in tight, informative copy. An unhappy few attempt to find the answer in … | MORE »

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10 Mistakes in Media Relations

There are many ways to go wrong with media, but here are are 10 major mistakes: 1. Cultivating journalists, not stories Many business leaders will point to this or that journalist as a favoured contact, … | MORE »

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Five Ways to Identify Influential Bloggers in Your Space and Maintain Ongoing Relationships

As a member of a minority group of PR pros who are on “both sides of the fence,” I get pitched often for my blog and send out pitches on behalf of my clients. It’s … | MORE »

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Newspapers/TV Most Trusted Source of Info

A new survey finds that Americans consider television and daily newspapers the most credible sources of news and information. Television was viewed as the most trusted media source, scoring a 6.6 on a one-to-10 credibility … | MORE »

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How to Make Your Web sites Media-Friendly

Take t from an experienced reporter/writer/editor, there’s nothing a media person loathes more when scrolling for information on a Web site than disorganization, unneccessary complication (i.e. too many clicks) and clutter. Just a cursory glance … | MORE »

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Eight Tips for Pitching Radio

With all the attention paid to online and print, it’s easy to forget another important channel of communication: radio. According to a recent study, an overwhelming majority (95%) of Americans still tune in on a … | MORE »

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Call Off the Funeral: The Press Release is Alive and Well

The press release is certainly not dead as some PR people may have you believe. Yes, it’s been loaded up with jargon. Weighed down with buzzwords. Scrubbed clean of any meaningful executive quotes. But, in … | MORE »

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Six Ways to Court Bloggers

For PR  professionals hoping to cultivate bloggers for media coverage, here are six invaluable tips: Take a blogger out to lunch: "If  you value the blogosphere, [it's imcumbent upon you to do so,"] says Michael … | MORE »

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How to Put Together a Green Marketing Media Partnership

If you are a green expert or run a green business you’ll probably find the welcome mat out at most local broadcast stations. If you aren’t greeted with open arms, go to the next station. … | MORE »

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How to Stage Great Media Events

In order to increase the likelihood that the media will cover your press conference or promotional event, you need to make it as easy as possible for journalists to attend by removing every logistical obstacle. … | MORE »

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