Media Relations


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Courting Media for your Green News

In this cynical age, it’s very easy for media to dismiss or disparage CSR news exclusives and releases as “soft,” highly prejudicial information that do little but act as advertorials. For PR and marketing professionals … | MORE »

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How to Know When You Need to Hire a Publicist

If you’re willing to spend the time learning how to get free publicity on your own, you can generate media attention for your product, service, cause or issue. But sometimes it makes perfect sense to … | MORE »

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How to Handle a Shareholder Revolt? Develop an Active Media Relations Program.

While there are no tried-and-true steps to take when a shareholder activist contacts a company’s management, there are actions that can mitigate potential damage. A study that evaluated 13D filings between 2001 and 2005 found … | MORE »

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Olympic Evolution: New Media Stage Requires PR Execs to Shift Strategies

During the past six weeks, three of the most widely viewed events of the year—the Olympics in Beijing, the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul—took the world stage … | MORE »

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The Escalator Pitch: Speak Small but Think Big

Forget the elevator pitch. Forget the press release. Forget the PowerPoint deck. How do you condense your message to escalator-pitch length to reach customers, potential investors and press. Profy co-founder Svetlana Gladkova (Profy is a … | MORE »

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How to Raise Your Company’s Profile

Do you read stories in newspapers and trade magazines about your competitors? Perhaps you know your company is as successful as they are with just as many positive stories to tell, but none of the … | MORE »

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Ten Commandments of a Press Release

In baseball, it’s said that you know an umpire is top-notch when you never notice his presence.  If he’s doing his job, he won’t call attention to himself in any way. It’s much the same … | MORE »

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How to Prevent Foot-in-Mouth Disease when Dealing with the Media—the Dos & Donts

Do you feel ill or uncomfortable when dealing with the media? Do you have the habit of sticking your foot in your mouth"during media interviews? Do you wish to hide or be excused whenever the … | MORE »

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Recruiting Smart Celebrity Spokespeople

The PR team for the Smart Spot Dance program couldn’t just pick any random public figures in the hopes that they would make the requisite splash; they had to pick the right ones. These turned … | MORE »

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The Importance of Delivering One Message

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