Media Relations

UN Foundation’s Aaron Sherinian: At the Heart of Every Good Pitch Is a Personal Connection

July 18th, 2013 by

Even practiced media relations experts wonder how their peers succeed at getting positive coverage for their organizations. With that in mind, PR News asked Aaron Sherinian, executive director of communications and public affairs at United Nations Foundation, to share his media relations expertise.

McDonald’s Offers its Employees Budget Tips But They Aren’t ‘Lovin’ It’

July 18th, 2013 by

In an effort to bolster its employee relations program, McDonald’s launched a microsite aimed at helping staffers balance their finances. The seemingly positive gesture has, however, backfired on the fast-food giant because the budget is unrealistic and suggests employees should seek a second job.

3 PR Superheroes, Just In Time for Comic-Con 2013

July 18th, 2013 by

The photos of costumed Comic-Con attendees made us wonder what otherworldly protagonists communicators need the most. Here’s what we came up with.

Conversations Count: 5 Tips to Make Yourself Unforgettable

July 18th, 2013 by

One of the primary goals of PR practitioners is to leverage relationships. Whether it’s with reporters, colleagues, vendors or spokespeople, our job is all about establishing relationships to ultimately gain exposure for our clients, but also to make us more effective at what we do.

Rolling Stone Feels the Heat From ‘Bomber’ Cover

July 17th, 2013 by

Rolling Stone magazine took an image that most of us knew well from coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and slapped it on its cover, and is now facing condemnation on social channels and boycotts.

Carnival Cruises Faces Continuing Tide of Crisis with the Costa Concordia

July 17th, 2013 by

It’s been 18 months since the Costa Concordia went aground, but the ship hasn’t budged an inch, according to The New York Times. What’s more, the trial for Francesco Schettino, the ill-fated vessel’s captain, begins on Wednesday, fanning the flames of a crisis that the parent company, Carnival Cruises, is eager to extinguish.

Pulling the Cap Off Clorox’s Content Strategy

July 16th, 2013 by

Increasingly, brands are being told that they need to tap into the limitless potentials of content marketing. However, some confusion remains in terms of what kinds of stories your brand can tell, and how they should be told.

Video Pick: Spitzer Seeks Redemption on The Tonight Show

July 15th, 2013 by

Eliot Spitzer’s rehabilitation tour started last week. From a PR standpoint, let’s see how he did.

One Leg at a Time, DoSomething.org Works with Aéropostale to Clothe Homeless Teens Living in the U.S.

July 15th, 2013 by

One out of three homeless people in the U.S. is under the age of 18, which translates to 1.7 million homeless teenagers in this country. Eliminating teen homelessness is a lofty but near impossible goal. Nonetheless, nonprofit DoSomething.org wanted to provide for this large swath of the population in some way.

What PR Pros Can Learn From Cory Booker

July 11th, 2013 by

Cory Booker has raised $4.6 million in 3 months for his Senate campaign. Here are a few lessons from the Mayor for communications pros.