The single most common mistake that PR practioners make in media relations efforts is failing to research the audience of the media outlet they are trying to pitch.
Media training guru Andy Gilman reveals how he would prepare Mad Men’s Draper for his next interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Case Study: FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program Awareness Campaign Keeps Agents Connected and Customers Covered
To counter the public’s belief that flood insurance was largely unneccessary, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ogilvy PR created the FloodSmart campaign, designed to communicate flood risk and insurance options.
Case Study: PR Outreach Helps Drive Utility Company’s Ambitious Energy Reduction Campaign—With Electrifying Results
To promote the use of CFL bulbs among its customers, Puget Sound Energy engineered a fully integrated marketing/communications campaign the rocked the northwest–not bad for conservative utility outfit.
While conventional wisdom tells PR executives to get their top management out in front of the media to build reputation and trust, data compiled by PRIME Research for PR News shows that compared to other PR disciplines “management” coverage by top media outlets is severely lacking.
From a PR perspective, Dan Gilbert’s letter to fans in response to LeBron’s departure could have been constructed differently—to reenforce the positive.
Gone are the days of formality. Now, the relationship between reporter and corporation requires frequency and transparency.
Case Study: Baby Giraffe and PR Help Solve Zoo Budget Impasse While Curbing Outcry Over Threat of Animal Sacrifices
Unfortunate comments by Zoo New England’s CEO over zoo budget cuts by the state created a nationwide stir that required quick action by PR agency Rasky Baerlein.
Two phony press releases hit PR Newswire and Business Wire, causing a change in release submission policy.
For smaller businesses and nonprofits, community access television can be an attractive alternative outreach platform.