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.
The latest BurrellesLuce study of media rankings revealed significant jumps for some social networks, while the list of most-read blogs remained relatively unchanged since last year’s report. The findings include: • Twitter recorded the most… Continued
Modern forces and current events may require executives to reinterpret basic tenets of communications, but one remains the same (at least according to CNBC’s on-air editor Charles Gasparino): media relations. Known for being particularly unforgiving… Continued
Following is a small selection of verbatim comments from editors and reporters polled in the recent national survey of 12,500 editors and reporters by Don Bates with the assistance of Cision and George Washington University.… Continued
Every second, a tree in the United States is logged to produce magazine paper, resulting in 35 million trees being cut down each year. Our industry pollutes the air and contaminates the water, and we… Continued
Who’s your hero? A rock star? Pro athlete? I admire those who develop metrics and systems by which we prove our PR worth. As our industry seeks evaluation standards among the new media plethora, we each must champion best practices. The role of research became real to me in grade school. I was awestruck by my chosen subject, James Van Allen, who discovered the radiation belts around the earth, propelling America’s space exploration. This brilliant scientist was from my home state and still living.
As its name indicates, public relations is all about managing relationships with various stakeholders, including employees and investors. With the advent and subsequent explosion of social media, this responsibility has becoming increasingly challenging, especially in… Continued
Many eco-entrepreneurs start their advertising spending in the P.R. arena. Typical P.R. which focuses sending press releases to and eliciting media coverage from mainstream media, established newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations (radio and TV) is… Continued