If PR pros want to improve their writing skills, perhaps they need to carve out some time to read Charles Dickens, Vladimir Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald and other literary lions whose writing talents have transcended the generations. It’s one piece of advice for how PR pros can improve their writing skills, compliments of Beth Haiken, VP of corporate citizenship and communications at WayPoint Homes.
Twinkies connoisseurs rejoice. Hostess on Sunday announced that the spongy yellow confection is returning to shelves on July 15.
As a PR professional you’re probably aware that client testimonials are an extremely powerful marketing tool. The reason they can be so effective is simple: While it’s fine for a business to tell customers and prospects how great its products or services are, it’s much more persuasive when people who have used those products or services sing the company’s praises.
The basics of writing great news releases are more important than ever. Outside of your headline, most of your focus should be on crafting a strong lead paragraph—that’s where your news release lives or dies.
How many times in the last 48 hours have you read or heard the phrase “content is king”? Maybe people think that if you chant it enough times it’ll be true. But we know in our hearts that it’s not true—some content is king, but not all of it.
“firstname.lastname@example.org” is not an email address to a journalist—it’s a red flag.
Companies go through quiet periods when news output is limited. As PR pros, our job is to maintain clients’ presence in their industries during these times.
Companies like Apple, Facebook and Google may have made a mistake by swiftly denying cooperation with the NSA.