Stories by Arthur Solomon


When Not to Pitch a Story

November 29th, 2023 by

Because of reduced news staffs and the increasing number of pubic relations people, it’s difficult enough to get your pitch read even in slow news times. But sending a pitch during a major breaking news story is certain to have it ignored.

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How To Protect Your Client From Headline-Seeking Reporters

October 10th, 2023 by

Consider these lessons learned when preparing your client for an interview with reporters.

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PR People: Think Like A Reporter for Ideation, But Avoid Constant Newsjacking

August 9th, 2023 by

PR people should develop original ideas that are not client-centric, but are equally appealing to both the client and the media.

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Lessons for PR Pros from the Trump Criminal Indictment

July 3rd, 2023 by

As the coverage of the 49-page indictment of the former twice-impeached President Donald Trump continues, there certainly will be numerous additional PR lessons. But for the time being, there are several lessons from the current coverage that PR practitioners should remember.

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How To Shine At Brainstorming Sessions

June 20th, 2023 by

Our author shares tips he’s discovered over the years that can make you shine at your next brainstorm session.

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What You Didn’t Learn in Class: How to Prep Clients For an Interview

May 2nd, 2023 by

Public relations agencies have many tools to prepare a client for an interview. But perhaps the most important one is not in any text book or training manual, that is, “common sense.”

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Lessons On How Not to Act During A Press Conference

April 12th, 2023 by

Our author shares many “do not copy” lessons for teaching clients how to act during press conferences.

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How to Level with Clients in Crisis

March 13th, 2023 by

Our author points to some traditional crisis response tactics that he believes no longer work, and provides alternative advice for clients in crisis.

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Preparing for Possible Negative Super Bowl & Olympics Media Coverage is PR’s Job

January 31st, 2023 by

Preparation for negative media coverage always is important. For tentpole events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics, it’s table stakes. Here are tips for preparing companies.

In a PR Crisis, Admit the Truth Now or Pay The Price Later

January 17th, 2023 by

Admitting mistakes promptly is difficult. Yet the history of PR crisis shows it’s the best route for avoiding drip-by-drip negative media. The White House is learning this lesson the hard way.