Media Training

‘Mr. President, How About an Interview?’ PR Pros Advise the White House

August 5th, 2020 by

It’s the White House calling. Your expertise in strategic communication is needed. They want you to rush over right away. The question on the table is one you’ve handled many times before with CEOs and other C-suite members: What do you advise when the CEO’s 1:1 interviews are a disaster? Should the CEO continue to do interviews?

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Trump Provides Media Training Lessons in ‘Fox News Sunday’ Interview

July 20th, 2020 by

Regardless of the viewers’ opinions of the Trump/Wallace interview, it did provide several points of instruction for media training. Whether they are working with an executive, small business owner or the president of the United States, it’s important for communications professionals to prepare not only themselves, but their spokespeople, to the best of their ability.

How To Make Your Executives Media Friendly

July 15th, 2020 by

With the novel coronavirus, we see on TV and read in print media the same experts over and over. The public thinks these people are the most-qualified. Sometimes that’s the case. Other times, it’s because they are media savvy. Here are tips that will help make the executives you represent more media friendly.

Red Lobster CEO Apologizes for Mother’s Day Mayhem

May 13th, 2020 by

Public relations crisis management counsels that brands should own their mistakes promptly, apologize when there are victims and communicate how they are making things right. Red Lobster’s CEO Kim Lopdrup did that yesterday. For many… Continued

How Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo Masked Her Dad’s Poor Communication Skills

May 5th, 2020 by

What to do when you have trouble communicating and there’s an important message to send? Qualification: You’re an ineffective communicator in the eyes of your 25-year-old daughter. And to make things more complex, you happen to be governor of the country’s coronavirus epicenter?

Two Narratives Battle at The Latest White House Briefing

April 23rd, 2020 by

In late February, coronavirus was starting to pierce the US zeitgeist. Garland Stansell, the PRSA chair and a veteran health care communicator, told us then that producing a consistent message is critical to communications during… Continued

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A PR Goal for International Women’s Day: Get More Women Quoted in Media

March 6th, 2020 by

Since they are roughly half the population, women should be quoted about half the time in the media. A recent analysis shows women are cited in content only about one-third of the time, however. With Women’s Day approaching, PR pros can help rectify this issue in a variety of ways, from mentoring to formal industry efforts.

What #BoycottUber Says About Investor Relations

November 13th, 2019 by

Last week, Uber reported $1 billion in losses, despite its third-quarter results beating estimates. This week, an angry social media mob reacted to Khosrowshahi’s comments by keeping the #BoycottUber hashtag trending all of Monday, dragging out many of the company’s skeletons in the process. For PR pros, the latest round of calls to #BoycottUber also contains many lessons around what constitutes good, and bad, investor relations. Here’s what we learned.

Think Like a Reporter: A Different Approach to Media Training

October 25th, 2019 by

Formal media training is important. But its value is lessened when the same formula is used regardless of the client. That’s why PR veteran Arthur Solomon always believed that the account team should play a crucial role in the process and insist that the media trainers not use the “one size fits all” formula.

The On-Camera Interview: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

October 4th, 2019 by

Interviews on television and social media videos are a fact of life for corporate executives. Yet many executives are fearful when reporters and cameras appear. Fear not. Maura FitzGerald of Vision 2.0 Communications provides a comprehensive review of what to say, how to say it and what to wear while you do.