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When ‘Correct’ Writing Looks Wrong, What’s a PR Writer to Do?

December 8th, 2022 by

A light-hearted look at how age sometimes influences writing choices. And tips for how careful PR writers can adapt and even thrive under those conditions.

Crafting Effective Quotes for Media Releases

December 7th, 2022 by

Strong quotes can enhance a press release. On the other hand, too much hype in a quote will turn off reporters and other readers. Here are tips and tactics that will help PR pros craft useful quotes.

What to do When Your ‘Editor’ Can’t Edit

November 21st, 2022 by

Good editors can improve PR and other forms of writing. However, bad editors are another story. Here’s a light-hearted survival guide.

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AP Style Update: Elections

November 3rd, 2022 by

For this AP style installment, we review classic terms used in writing about elections. 

Propel Q4 Media Barometer Shows More Journalists Opening PItches

Shifting Pitching Tactics Yields Positive Results for Communicators

October 11th, 2022 by

A recent survey offers good news for media relations pros—their shorter pitches seem to be prompting journalists to respond at higher rates.

Former CIA Speechwriter Urges Clear, Pithy Speeches and Avoiding Jokes in Virtual Settings

September 23rd, 2022 by

We jumped at the chance of questioning Prosek’s new SVP Johnny Chavkin. One of his best tips is about process: Build relationships with gatekeepers around those you’re writing speeches for, he says. They’ll give you very useful material and insight.

Crisis-Response Statements Are Never Like Garanimals

August 2nd, 2022 by

A strong, crisis message is heartfelt and genuine. As such, it should not come from a catalog of words and phrases, our writer argues.

Making Small Changes in Your Writing Can Improve It Greatly

July 25th, 2022 by

Subject-matter expertise is necessary when crafting thought-leadership articles. Yet writing well also is important. These tips will help.

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AP Style Update: Style and Grammar Basics

July 20th, 2022 by

For this installment, we explore grammar basics of AP style that most writers use on a daily basis. 

Creating Thought-Leadership Articles that Media will Publish

June 22nd, 2022 by

As a PR pro, you know how important it is for executives to become thought leaders–it helps business appear more credible and trustworthy to existing and potential customers. That said, there is a surefire way… Continued