Media Relations

Rules of the Road for Modern PR Practitioners Covered at PR News’ How-To Conference

December 1st, 2010 by

While social media and influencer engagement tactics were woven throughout the day at PR News’ How-To Conference, timeless and essential topics like media relations got their due as well.

Case Study: Organizations Unite to Deliver Mobile Health Service Targeted at Moms and Moms-to-Be

November 22nd, 2010 by

Organizations, technology and PR combine to launch text4baby, a mobile health communications initiative.

How to Prepare Execs for Presentations, Speeches

November 22nd, 2010 by

Preparing for an executive’s speech can be just as nerve-racking for the communicator as it can be for the speaker.

Pressing a Reporter on an Error: When to Make a Move

November 17th, 2010 by

Do you or don’t you? The ability to decide whether to call out a journalist for a misquote or factual reporting error could be critical in diffusing a crisis.

Leveraging WOM to Make Up for Shallow Pockets

November 17th, 2010 by

Getting external stakeholders involved in media outreach for a viral campaign requires a strong program and media tools your audience can use.

PR News Q&A: Bill Schneider and the How-To’s of Media Relations

November 16th, 2010 by

The former CNN senior political analyst has a message for PR professionals: Journalists are looking for stories, not announcements. Schneider shares other insights in this preview Q&A for his panel discussion at PR News’ How-To Conference.

Case Study: Three Organizations Put Petal to Metal in Growing Awareness of National Sustainable Landscape Guidelines

November 15th, 2010 by

PR planted the guidelines seed with a combination of digital outreach to stakeholders and media outreach to general interest pubs and architectural trades.

Calling Out Reporters a Tightrope Act Thanks to the 24/7 News Cycle

November 15th, 2010 by

While it’s important to make sure that quotes are correct and facts are straight in a story, there are times to call attention to mistakes and times to back off.

Keep Press and Analysts Engaged in Internet-Driven Media Cycles

November 12th, 2010 by

A recent survey of journalists and analysts on their use of social media channels Facebook and LinkedIn, and news aggregation options Twitter and Delicious, shows that they are a lot like us in their social networking usage.

Case Study: Legit to Quit—Data, DJs and Coalition Building Help Drive Kinder, Gentler Smoking Cessation Campaign

November 8th, 2010 by

Through comprehensive research of smokers’ habits and barriers to quitting, Porter Novelli and the American Lung Association crafted and executed a successful effort to help smokers quit.