Media Training

The Click Factor: New Media Landscape Gives Spokespeople More Control Over Messaging

May 11th, 2009 by

When was the last time you read an article online without at least one URL to click on for more information about the topic? For that matter, doesn’t almost every TV or radio news program… Continued

Improve PR Writing in Media Pitches

April 6th, 2009 by

According to a recent survey of U.S. media conducted in conjunction with George Washington University and Cision, PR executives are valuable to media, but they have a lot to learn when it comes to writing for them. As noted in the 33-page report, 94% of journalists use submissions from PR professionals and large majorities also depend on other PR tools such as press kits and special events.

When 1+1≠2: Upgrading Media Analysis to See Beyond Face Value

March 16th, 2009 by

Measuring the complete footprint of a company’s reputation in an exceedingly fragmented media environment is no easy task. However, thanks to emerging technologies and innovations within organizations across all industries, new media analysis techniques are… Continued

Charting The Industry: Press Values PR – With a Few Caveats

March 9th, 2009 by

Digital media’s ongoing emergence may be rewriting the rules of traditional media relations, but PR pitches still drive coverage in a big way. Submissions from PR professionals are used by more than 94% of editors/journalists,… Continued

Pitch-Perfect Media Relations Gives PR a Head Start in Tough Economy

February 16th, 2009 by

By Brian Parrish Early in their careers, successful public relations practitioners master the balancing act necessary for effective media relations: reconciling their clients’ messaging needs with publications’ editorial requirements. Even in the best of times,… Continued

As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

January 5th, 2009 by

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind… Continued

Tip Sheet: Optimizing Speaking Engagements: 7 Ways to Build a Corporate Speakers Bureau

March 31st, 2008 by

By Lori Zetlin & Jeanne Tee Ask any VP of corporate communications what she/he is doing to secure executive speaking opportunities, and the overwhelming response will be "not enough." A savvy communications executive knows the… Continued

Tip Sheet: Media Training Execs for Social Media Coverage

January 28th, 2008 by

By Andrew Gilman The rise of social media has opened media training strategies up to many new possibilities. Not since the advent of video news releases (VNRs) has the industry had an opportunity to communicate… Continued

When Facing Today’s Media, Leaders Can’t Live on Hubris Alone

March 5th, 2012 by

Despite a regular stream of public gaffes, some leaders still resist formal media training. Here’s how to get them with the program.

Bad News for Taco Bell as It Feels Heat From Chipotle

February 6th, 2012 by

Taco Bell’s got a clear-cut messaging assignment: convincing customers that its food is safe to eat after Food Safety News identified the fast food chain as the mystery restaurant responsible for a salmonella outbreak across… Continued