Media Relations


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Crisis Communications in a 24/7 Media World

For PR professionals, if there is no communications plan in place during a crisis, a little tempest in a teapot can combust into a full-blown disaster. Suffice it to say, that is never a viable … | MORE »

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Sound Bites Don’t Happen by Accident

Sound bites are the lines and phrases we all know. Whether you love them or loathe them, they are the quotes that fill the 24-hour news cycle of our world.  What do they all have … | MORE »

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Five Tips to Make Your Message Matter on TV

A news director once told me, "TV viewers are like cats; you have to constantly dangle something in front of them to keep their attention." Instead of using a ball of yarn, news stations typically … | MORE »

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Perfecting the Paradox

Journalists, at heart, are confrontational.  They choose that line of work because they enjoy the tug of war that ensues during media interviews when they want certain information that you don’t want to disclose.  The … | MORE »

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Tips for Pitching Bloggers and Developing Stronger Ties with Reporters

It’s just not as effective as it used to be to send form e-mails or blanket the world with wire releases. Personal relationships with reporters are key, and it’s significantly more dangerous for PR professionals … | MORE »

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Communicating During an Acquisition: Increase Your Profile

To maintain longstanding, fruitful relationships with consumers, advertisers and stakeholders during an acquisition, Citigate Cunningham’s executive vice president Melissa Sheridan offers these best practices on how to keep your brand relevant. | MORE »

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How to Tell the Boss He Needs Media Training

It happens every time your boss is interviewed by a reporter. You hear about it from your co-workers, your fellow public relations practitioners, even from some reporters. The boss needs to smooth some jagged communications … | MORE »

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Clever Contests That Will Tempt Reporters to Cal

Celebrating a business anniversary soon and hoping the media will jump on the story? Dream on. Nobody but you cares how long you’ve been in business. If you really want to catch the media’s attention, … | MORE »

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Identifying the Right Spokesperson during a Complex Crisis

Communicating about complex scientific issues is difficult on a normal day, but add stress and it can be overwhelming. Communication changes when concern is rampant and emotions are high. Building trust and credibility requires speed … | MORE »

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What To Do If You Know You’ll Be On Camera

Facing the press to get your message out can be unnerving if you’re not well-prepared. Following are four best practices that should make you media-ready for all types of scenarios: Be ready: In addition to … | MORE »

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