Media Relations


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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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Case Study: No Laughing Matter: A Humor-Driven Marketing Campaign Promotes Hygiene for Pandemic Prevention

Company: Florida Department of Health Agency: Salter>Mitchell Timeframe: 2007 To convince Florida residents that they should always be prepared for an influenza pandemic such as bird flu—not to mention outbreaks of the common cold—the Florida … | MORE »

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Humor is the Best Marketing Medicine

For Peter Mitchell, chairman and chief creative officer of Salter>Mitchell, humor is a tool his agency frequently employs in public service campaigns. Aside from using it as a way to grab people’s attention, humor has … | MORE »

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Twitter Surges in Popularity; Behind Facebook and MySpace

The latest BurrellesLuce study of media rankings revealed significant jumps for some social networks, while the list of most-read blogs remained relatively unchanged since last year’s report. The findings include: •    Twitter recorded the most … | MORE »

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The More Some Things Change, the More Media Relations Doesn’t

Modern forces and current events may require executives to reinterpret basic tenets of communications, but one remains the same (at least according to CNBC’s on-air editor Charles Gasparino): media relations. Known for being particularly unforgiving … | MORE »

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How Media Think PR Execs Should Write

Following is a small selection of verbatim comments from editors and reporters polled in the recent national survey of 12,500 editors and reporters by Don Bates with the assistance of Cision and George Washington University. … | MORE »

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How to Manage Social Media Relations

As its name indicates, public relations is all about managing relationships with various stakeholders, including employees and investors. With the advent and subsequent explosion of social media, this responsibility has becoming increasingly challenging, especially in … | MORE »

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Components of a Compelling Sound Bite

Whether you are delivering a presentation to employees, conference attendees, community members or media, you want your comments to be as salient and memorable as possible. Regardless of the audience, you will have key messages … | MORE »

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Navigating the Security Channels

When planning a media event that involves a government dignitary, such as a diplomat, it’s important to adhere to the following best practice, says John Deveney, founder of Deveney Communication: •    Make security a top … | MORE »

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Selecting Spokespeople: Mining the Personal Touch

Perhaps one of the key lessons learned on the Inspired by Diabetes campaign was the importance of matching the cause with a celebrity spokesperson personally affected by it. The pairing needs to be a good … | MORE »

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