‘Keeping it Real’ the Recipe for Appetizing PR Writing

December 23rd, 2013 by

It is arguably the Achilles’ heel of business communications: lousy, cliché-ridden copy. There are countless meetings and webinars talking about the importance of crafting PR content as if you are a journalist and avoiding industry jargon. But the song often remains the same.

Before You Ping that Press Release, Check the ‘B.S. Generator’

November 4th, 2013 by

Yes, press releases often suffer from flowery writing and an overabundance of industry jargon. With practice, PR pros can overcome such obstacles. But there’s no excuse for failing to insert any hyperlinks in your press releases, according to Ben Lincoln, writing director at GolinHarris, who adds that press releases should be treated like a “mini website.