Media Relations


5 Ways to Make the Most of an In-Person Briefing

August 11th, 2015 by

Getting face time with reporters who cover your sector doesn’t ensure that they’ll give your story/company/campaign coverage—although that’s certainly a possibility—but it should go a long way in helping to cultivate the relationship and put your company on a short list of sources.

3 Case Studies from Organizations Making Press Releases Work More Effectively

August 10th, 2015 by

Writing obituaries for the traditional press release has become a growth industry. Nevertheless, organizations continue to rely on press releases as a cost-effective means to disseminate their messages. Yet the nature of the press release is changing.

Report Card: Cosby, Planned Parenthood Diverge on Strategy and Effectiveness

August 10th, 2015 by

There is nothing pretty about the Planned Parenthood crisis or the situation confronting Bill Cosby. Abortion and sexual assault are controversial and uncomfortable topics. Both are indicative of how society traditionally has viewed subjects that no one wanted to talk about—and how that is changing rapidly.


7 Points to Consider When Your Brand Gets Involved in Social Issues

August 4th, 2015 by

Your brand’s social or political action is likely to catch the attention of the audiences that care about you the most—and those who don’t. Are you prepared to respond quickly and responsibly if questions come up?


4 Ways to Create Press Releases That Will Drive Media Coverage

August 3rd, 2015 by

Sure, some brands and organizations try to jettison the term “press release” from their PR lexicon and craft more visual content to get their message out the media and other stakeholders. But a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.


Trump’s Personal Brand ‘Crisis’ a Lesson for Communicators

July 27th, 2015 by

Brands can rebound after a crisis if they are true and authentic to their identity during that crisis. What will happen to Donald Trump’s brand after his presidential campaign ends?

Despite Surge in Visual Storytelling, Text Articles Lead in Engagement

July 27th, 2015 by

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for PR pros an article with text remains the most popular content marketing format and earns the highest level of engagement, according to a study conducted by Fractl exclusively for PR News.

Most Effective Online Newsrooms ‘Hybrids’ That Serve the Media and Consumers Alike

July 27th, 2015 by

It seems every company is a media company. In the digital age, more and more brands and organizations are taking on the characteristics of traditional media outlets and building online newsrooms—and communicators are at the center of the action.

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Which Big Brands Are the Best Strategic Storytellers? [Infographic]

July 23rd, 2015 by

PR News and Nasdaq Media Intelligence launched a poll earlier this month asking the PR News community which of Fortune’s 2015 Most Admired Brands succeeds best at telling humanizing stories that drive positive awareness.


PR is Sales is Marketing is Advertising

July 23rd, 2015 by

The lines are blurry. As a communicator you are usually selling something – an idea, a story, an interview to the media, a budget, a campaign. To close on that effort – to get the story, win the account, score a larger budget – is a similar feeling your Marketing counterpart has when her campaign […]