Media Relations

4 Essentials for Communications that Connect with Any Audience

August 5th, 2013 by

The opening session of the PR News Writing Boot Camp kicked off with quotes from some of the great ones—not public relations superstars, mind you, but literary geniuses such as Sylvia Plath, Herman Melville and Gabriel García Márquez.

5 Things a PR Pro Can’t Live Without

August 5th, 2013 by

Everyone has that one item he or she simply can’t live without. PR News asked its readers on Facebook to tell us exactly what that thing is, and the results are in.

Use Big Data To Build Your Brand

August 5th, 2013 by

Communications professionals spend a lot of time talking about Big Data these days. A keyword search for the term on PR Newswire yields about 500 press releases issued

Media Changes Force Agencies To Rethink Their Client Relationships

August 5th, 2013 by

Eric Morgenstern, president-CEO of Morningstar Communications , had just finished a client meeting at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City last week when he went over to the company’s kitchen, opened the

Showing Up Is Now More Crucial Than Ever

August 5th, 2013 by

It wasn’t going to be a popular trip. Or a convenient one. Faced with having to shutter a major manufacturing site in Europe, the CEO of a well-known healthcare brand committed to personally sharing news with the country’s head of government, who had been lobbying for its continued operation.

Top Weiner Aide Offers Communicators a Lesson on How Not to Talk to Reporters

July 31st, 2013 by

If Anthony Weiner thought his campaign woes couldn’t get any worse, then Barbara Morgan likely changed his mind. Morgan is Weiner’s communication director and yesterday she responded to a former intern’s tell-all article in the Daily News with a barrage of insults and obscenities, which adds yet another layer of discreditable behavior to the campaign.

3 Clutter-Busting Tips for Your Press Releases and Email Pitches

July 31st, 2013 by

Andrew Hindes, president and founder of PR and marketing copywriting company The In-House Writer, will be leading press release and email pitch writing clinics at PR News’ Writing Boot Camp in San Francisco on Aug. 5. He offers three tips to cut through the clutter.

FedEx Package Tosser Mea Culpa: We’re All Crisis Managers Now

July 29th, 2013 by

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of a FedEx courier carelessly tossing bosses into the back of her truck. The other man in the video is a security guard named Bob Marge, and he wants you to know that he’s sorry.

How To Tell A Good Story and Inspire Your Audiences

July 29th, 2013 by

Not long ago I returned from three weeks traveling through India by myself. While planning this eight-city adventure, a voice inside my head kept telling me I was nuts: India?

Avoiding Chronic Mistakes in PR Measurement

July 29th, 2013 by

There was a time when PR professionals tried to demonstrate the value of their contributions by counting clips and calculating the cost of the placements, as if that space had been bought as advertising. That time was, sadly, now. I’m saddened to hear that that’s still the method some agencies and their clients use.