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How to Create Compelling Content Without Breaking the Bank

December 7th, 2017 by

You don’t need a seven-figure budget—or six, or even five for that matter—to produce images, infographics and videos that pack a punch, said panelists at the PR News Media Relations Conference held Dec. 7 at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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3 Tips From Klein Tools for Earning More Video Budget From Senior Leaders

November 21st, 2017 by

We recently talked to Vince Wasseluk, video producer, and Clare Furman, associate marketing manager, at Klein Tools—who will be speaking about their video strategy and production tactics at the Video Boot Camp, Dec. 6 in D.C.—about what metrics they bring to senior leaders to prove their successes and earn more video budget.

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3 PR Lessons From the ‘Summer of Hell’ at Penn Station

November 16th, 2017 by

The infrastructure renewal plan for New York’s Penn Station could’ve been a PR nightmare for Amtrak, which owns the station. But after the work was completed and service resumed as usual in early September, commuters seemed to come through the other side unscathed. Amtrak’s communications team can claim some of the credit for that success.

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How Solo Communicators Can Amplify Their PESO Mojo

November 10th, 2017 by

The role of a communications pro has drastically changed. Now, all communications strategies need to be integrated with a mix of paid, earned, social/shared and owned media. We recently talked to Anna Ruth Williams, founder and CEO of ARPR—who will be speaking about PESO at the upcoming PR News Media Relations Conference— about how smaller brands with a communications “team” of just one person can optimize every letter of PESO to effectively spread their message.

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3 Ways to Break Your PR Silo and Land Better Media Coverage

September 29th, 2017 by

As PR practitioners, it’s easy to forget the multitude of ways that other fields—such as social media and influencer marketing—can improve and enhance other core aspects of the job, such as media relations. Social media can offer a treasure trove of stories because it brings you closer to those who are using and loving your product. And influencers can also make for great brand ambassadors on platforms other than social media. Here are three ways you can mine these areas to take your storytelling to the next level.

To Help Users Address Privacy Issues, Facebook Deploys a Cartoon Dinosaur

May 23rd, 2014 by

Content creation, discovery and consumption has never been easier. There is vastly more content volume, and it’s accessed in countless new ways, the most prominent being search and social media. That makes it a golden… Continued

Pitching Stories to Overworked Journalists

December 12th, 2013 by

Gaining media attention is a daunting task, and it isn’t going to get any easier in 2014. But these story pitching techniques that will increase your odds.

MTA Metro-North Railroad Struggles to Manage a Crisis in Real Time

December 3rd, 2013 by

“Tell it first and tell it fast.” That’s the absolute journalistic rule for those reporting on a headline-grabbing event like this week’s fatal Metro-North train derailment in Spuyten Duyvil, N.Y. For PR professionals, specifically crisis managers, getting swiftly ahead of such a story while controlling potentially damaging details is of paramount importance.

How to Avoid Mistakes in Crafting Press Releases

November 27th, 2013 by

Preventing common mistakes in writing press releases will increase the likelihood that they will be read by journalists.

5 Tips for Breaking Through to Journalists You Don’t Know

November 25th, 2013 by

The success or failure of your media pitch rests with how well you have targeted journalists you don’t know.