Media Training

As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

January 5th, 2009 by

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind… Continued

Tip Sheet: Optimizing Speaking Engagements: 7 Ways to Build a Corporate Speakers Bureau

March 31st, 2008 by

By Lori Zetlin & Jeanne Tee Ask any VP of corporate communications what she/he is doing to secure executive speaking opportunities, and the overwhelming response will be "not enough." A savvy communications executive knows the… Continued

Tip Sheet: Media Training Execs for Social Media Coverage

January 28th, 2008 by

By Andrew Gilman The rise of social media has opened media training strategies up to many new possibilities. Not since the advent of video news releases (VNRs) has the industry had an opportunity to communicate… Continued

When Facing Today’s Media, Leaders Can’t Live on Hubris Alone

March 5th, 2012 by

Despite a regular stream of public gaffes, some leaders still resist formal media training. Here’s how to get them with the program.

Bad News for Taco Bell as It Feels Heat From Chipotle

February 6th, 2012 by

Taco Bell’s got a clear-cut messaging assignment: convincing customers that its food is safe to eat after Food Safety News identified the fast food chain as the mystery restaurant responsible for a salmonella outbreak across… Continued

PR News Survey: A Day in the Life of a PR Practitioner

February 3rd, 2012 by

We know how busy you are as a PR professional, which is exactly why we’re asking you to take this quick survey asking you how you spend your typical day. We want to make PR… Continued

CEO Cred Suffers Biggest Barometer Dip in 9 Years

February 3rd, 2012 by

Prepare an Alternative Corporate Spokesperson: CEO credibility declined 12 points to 38%—its biggest drop in nine years, reports Edelman in its 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, released Jan. 24. On the flip side, trust in regular… Continued

Vassar Opts for the One-Way Channel Crisis Response

February 3rd, 2012 by

Poughkeepsie, New York-based liberal arts school Vassar College gave false hope to 76 early-decision applicants on Friday, Jan. 27, when it erroneously informed them they were accepted to the school—only to tell them later they… Continued

5 Tips for a Successful Social Media Crisis Response

February 3rd, 2012 by

The speed, immediacy and reach of social media has forever changed business communications—particularly in a crisis. Social media provides the tools to turn a crisis around and turn detractors into fans. But there are tenets… Continued

A Few Things About San Francisco

February 2nd, 2012 by

At PR News we’re pretty excited about our Feb. 16 Digital PR/Social Media Summit. Yes, we know we’ve got a great lineup of presenters: Ashley Dillon of Southwest Airlines, Stacy Green of Mashable, Sally Falkow… Continued