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A PR Firm Turns a Gaming Event into a Worldwide Sensation

Widely referred to as the "Woodstock of gaming," QuakeCon is the largest local-area-network video game fan appreciation event in North America. Working with PR firm Rogers & Cowan, QuakeCon wanted to take the event global … | MORE »

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Prepping for Interviews During a Crisis

Following are six ways to defuse a crisis situation when speaking to the media: •    Know what you want to say before the interview. Instead of waiting for questions to trigger your message, look for … | MORE »

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Media Relations 2.0: Bridging PR & Journalism

As the newsstand shrinks, communications professionals are making more room for themselves in the expanding domain of digital media. But this historic shift in the delivery of news content has also challenged PR practitioners—especially those … | MORE »

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10 Commandments for Media Relations During a Crisis

Here’s a 10-rule primer on how to deal with the press during a crisis situation: 1.    Have a plan in place: Don’t learn on the job. 2.    Have a team in place: Assign duties before … | MORE »

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More Internet Users Reading Online Newspapers

In a year when the woes of newspapers — layoffs, consolidations, and outright closings — are more extensive than in any period in memory, strong evidence of the changing nature of media use in America … | MORE »

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Three Ways to Conduct a Successful Media Training Session

In this 24/7 media world, knowing how to present oneself on camera, radio, in print or a social media platform, has never been more important. In this vein, media training for execs is critical. Following … | MORE »

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The Questions Never Matter: Prepare for an Interview as You Would a Presentation

When invited or assigned to participate in a press interview, most sources anticipate and prepare for the encounter to unfold in one of three ways: a conversation, a deposition or a Q &A.  All three … | MORE »

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2-4-6-8 How Do You Communicate?

If you want to be a leader, you must be a good communicator.  Or as Winston Churchill once said, “The difference between leadership and mere management is communication.” Two of the most powerful statements you … | MORE »

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Making Your Messages More Memorable for the Media

Did your spokesperson’s last big interview opportunity result in an article peppered with company key messages, securing it a coveted spot on your office’s wall of fame?  Or did the messages fall flat during the … | MORE »

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Ten Media Myths That Can Get You Into Trouble

In the past three decades, I have had a hand in coordinating more than 1,000 media interviews. Working with the media is exhilarating and humbling – sometimes it’s both at once. Cooperating with the media … | MORE »

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