The basics of writing great news releases are more important than ever. Outside of your headline, most of your focus should be on crafting a strong lead paragraph—that’s where your news release lives or dies.
For this week’s video pick, PR News chose “Bodyform Responds :: The Truth.” In the spot, Maxipad’s fictional CEO Caroline Williams addresses a man named Richard Neill who penned a tongue-in-cheek Facebook rant decrying the brand’s false depiction of a woman’s “wonderful time of the month.”
Celebrity chef and butter aficionado Paula Deen is losing in the court of public opinion as revelations of her racist remarks and behavior continue to unfurl in a lawsuit brought against her by a former manager. Deen’s actions are undeniably inexcusable and begs the question: Has anyone dared to suggest to her that perhaps she needs some media training?
As PR professionals, we understand the value of a well-written, timely press release. As a crucial part of any successful public relations strategy, a press release provides you with an opportunity to boost company visibility and have control of the news that’s being shared.
Public relations executives must step up their efforts to integrate paid media into their overall communications strategy, according to Leslie Campisi, managing director, United States, for Hotwire PR.
Real-world examples of content marketing took center stage at PR News’ Content Marketing Boot Camp. An opening session of the conference, which is taking place at The Yale Club in New York City, featured a discussion about some of the most effective content marketing strategies.
While you can gush mentions about your brand until you are blue in the face, and Kim Kardashian can tweet about your brand until she breaks a nail, the two of you may cause awareness but lack the audience loyalty and trust to cause notable action.