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Adventures in Media Relations: What Not to Say (Or Do) to a Journalist

November 13th, 2013 by

“Did you get my email?” For most reporters, the message is the auditory equivalent of long nails scraping across a blackboard. It’s one of several media pitching tactics that PR pros tend to rely on. And it’s wrong, not to mention alienating.

PR Insider: It’s the Quality, Not the Quantity, of Publicity That’s Important

November 12th, 2013 by

Companies that one time used their agencies to disseminate earnings reports now frequently post them on their Web sites.

How a Regional Footwear Company Leveraged a Feelgood Theme to Gain National Media Coverage

October 25th, 2013 by

Sometimes the simplest communications techniques are overlooked because they’re so obvious. But sometimes they work really well. A small New England footwear company is riding a “Made in the USA” feelgood story to newfound prominence… Continued

How to Ensure Your Message Gets Across in a Televised Interview

September 10th, 2013 by

If your client doesn’t look polished and speak well, all of the messaging you perfected loses value.

The Surprising Ways PR Compensation Is Not Keeping Up With Emerging Skillsets

August 23rd, 2013 by

PR pros now spend a lot of their time navigating the social media terrain. They post tweets, distribute pictures on Instagram and create six-second video clips for Vine. Whew. While those skills certainly hold value for communicators, they may not be the essential element for career advancement.

Your Company is Not Innovative! How to Be a Better, More Believable Writer

May 14th, 2013 by

The techniques you need to hone your writing skills so that the media or your customers take notice.

Why Qantas Eliminated Its Media-Relations Twitter Feed

April 19th, 2013 by

Australian airline Qantas shut down its media-facing Twitter account as of today.