Media relations is thriving

Stephen Waddington

Media relations remains an important part of the execution of a public relations campaign alongside paid, shared and owned media. Much of the modern public relations business grew up out of media relations and publicity, rooted in storytelling and editorial engagement.

Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder. A majority (68%) of respondents said media relations is getting “harder” (53%) or “much harder” (15%). 2) Truly study the media.

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4 ways to maintain your media relations skills

PR Daily

Here are some ways to grow your media relations skillset and start earning more coverage. The same idea is true in media relations. Here are four ways to “stretch” your own media relations muscles: 1. Study your media. Meet with members of the media.

How PR pros can fight growing media relations difficulties

PR Daily

Industry insiders report that media relations is only getting harder, however the benefits remain for PR pros that can cut through the noise. Media relations is hard and getting harder. It’s harder to know who is [the] media and who isn’t. Study the media.

Announcing PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

The work from PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists checked all the boxes. We called on communications pros, organizations and agencies from across the globe to share their innovative campaigns, events, pitches and strategies—and they did not disappoint.

6 Things Your PR Agency Can Do Beyond Media Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Those seeking public relations services often pigeonhole it into media relations. Here are just a few: High-level media training. The best media training sessions train the entire team, starting at the top.

#PRStudChat Discusses the Secret Nuances of Media Relations in 2017

PR Expanded

We’re kicking off #PRStudChat in 2017, and you won’t want to miss a Twitter chat focused on the nuances of media relations and lessons learned from the field. ET , the monthly #PRStudChat Twitter Chat Community will gather to discuss how students and PR professionals can build better relationships with the media, from new ways to pitch to dealing with quick media cycles, journalist pressures and building trust by managing expectations and being reliable sources.

How Does GDPR Impact PR Agencies? Media Relations Under The New European Data Protection Law

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post How Does GDPR Impact PR Agencies? Media Relations Under The New European Data Protection Law appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

Is Media Relations Getting Harder?

Sword and the Script

Do you feel like media relations getting harder? The survey found more than half (51%) said media relations is getting harder. The media is looking for the biggest headline rather than the significance of the story,” wrote in one respondent.

Blogger Outreach Versus Media Relations: What Marketers Need To Know

Polaris

While independent bloggers often have lower audience reach than legacy media, their communities are typically more involved. Given the significance of blogs in the online media landscape, brand marketers simply can’t afford to ignore them. The media outlet pays the journalists.

Why and how you should keep working on media relations

PR Daily

Is there still value in cultivating media relations? Given the rise of social media and digital marketing—combined with the demise of newspapers, massive staff cuts at traditional media outlets and the repeated bashing of journalism—some have proclaimed the “death of media relations.”.

Truth In Media Relations: When PR Is “Risky Business”

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Many years ago at my first PR agency , we represented a “dot-com” startup in the ticket resale business. PR agencies who belong to the PR Council must review and sign a pledge to maintain ethical conduct as a condition of membership.

Corporate Communications is Taking More PR Work In-House, finds Survey; Media Relations Gets Even Harder

Sword and the Script

It’s a trend that mirrors similar patterns seen broadly in the marketing for the last several years, where CMOs have slashed agencies in favor of in-house teams. This year’s survey polled 223 communications and public relations (PR) professionals.

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Earned Media: 3 PR Studies Quantifying the Impact of Media Relations on Sales [UML]

Sword and the Script

On the other hand, measuring some PR activities, like earned media , is far more challenging than other forms of marketing and communications. 1) Earned media is sales enablement. Traffic from earned media was 56% more likely to complete a goal (i.e.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

In today’s rapidly changing media industry landscape, communicators have to adjust and adapt on the run. We’re excited to announce PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists. Live Stream from the Red Carpet at The Greatest Showman Premiere, Cunard and MGA Media Group.

This is How the Sorry State of Media Relations Ends

Sword and the Script

The Sorry State of Media Relations. Then the story hinge swings like this: “Such is the sorry state of corporate media relations these days. Also, see these related posts: 12 Things You Should do to Amplify a Media Mention Once You’ve Earned It.

Making the case for small and mid-size PR agencies

PR Daily

Along with the trends toward tiny houses and craft beers, there is a growing affinity for boutique public relations firms, the author writes. Of all trends that cross American sub-cultures, industries, and media, nothing is winning like minimalism. Little agency, big edge.

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Navigating the changing world of media relations

PR Daily

In-house teams and PR agencies can no longer rely on old-fashioned practices including leisurely lunches wining and dining journalists. They must think more carefully about ensuring they build relationships with relevant media professionals to secure coverage.

5 reasons media relations is not dead

PR Daily

Trends such as brand journalism , content marketing and social media are more present than ever in PR plans. This shift has some communicators questioning the need for traditional media relations and earned media coverage. Earned media is still king. Promotional efforts waged without advertising—also known as earned media—still reign as the top consumer influencer. Earned media coverage isn’t free; ideas, time and pitching come at a price.

HBR Covers the Death of a B2B Salesman – and Media Relations

Flack's Revenge

There were also some great takeaways for marketing (it’s a must read for those who don’t think social media is important). HBR virtually ignored media as a channel of info that supports B2B sales. We’ve never been just about media relations – or sales.

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5 media relations tips for your next industry conference

PR Daily

In case you’re new to media outreach, industry events are the perfect occasion to get your feet wet. They present a natural angle to break the ice with journalists and a defined set of media contacts to tap. Secure the media list. MMI Agency.

Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

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8 Tips to Start a Strong Media Relations Day

Shift Communications

Media relations is often the bread and butter of any PR program, and at SHIFT we pride ourselves on being some of the best trend spotters and pitch and content developers in the industry. Our best advice for media relations? Media News Pitching Public Relations Strategy

PR Agency Search: Priorities in a PR Expanded World

PR Expanded

Almost four in 10 respondents to a survey of corporate communications, marketing and industry leaders for CommunicationsMatch’s new PR and Communications Agency Search Report said they were looking to hire new agencies in 2017. It’s seen as far more than media relations.

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Top Media Relations Challenges & How to Solve Them

Shift Communications

As an account executive on the account services team at SHIFT, my role is focused primarily on media relations as it pertains to my client roster. Although media relations is a blast, it has its fair share of challenges – the PR struggle can be very real. In this spirit, I’ve recapped what I believe are the top challenges when approaching media relations, as well as what we as PR pros can do to solve them. Making Time for Media.

No News, No Problem: How to Keep a Steady Media Relations Drumbeat

Shift Communications

We can’t rely on having “new” news to entice the media. Here are a few of the ways our team keeps a steady media relations drumbeat all year long. Media Media Relations News Pitching Public RelationsLast week: Hired a former internet prodigy as CTO.

Why there's more to PR than media relations

PR Daily

There has been a lot of talk about how to help business leaders understand that media relations is just a tactic. He needed PR help and wanted to know if my agency would work with him. Media relations is just a tactic.

6 ways to solidify your media relations

PR Daily

How can we improve media relations? Read what they write—not just posted pieces, but their social media feeds and personal blog, as well. It may sound creepy to learn that PR agencies keep a “dossier” on key reporters, but it’s all about knowing the territory.

Why media relations is paramount to academic institutions

PR Daily

We have heard of the decimation of the once-powerful mainstream media outlets and the rise of alternative methods of gathering and disseminating news. Media relations still matters. Media relations efforts can aid in all of these endeavors. Layoffs. Buyouts.

3 missteps that can kill your media relations efforts

PR Daily

Don’t let the parallels between online dating and digital communications discourage your media outreach efforts. PR pros should follow a similar strategy when it comes to media outreach. Ashley Carlisle is a brand relations strategist at.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2016 Media Relations Awards Finalists

PR Daily

We asked to see your plan, pitch placement and earned media coverage. You displayed your hard work and imagination again and again in integrated marketing communications, issue/cause advocacy campaign, press event/media tour, use of video and many more. Global Media Relations.

6 tips to help you meet your media relations goals

PR Daily

As a public relations pro who also fields pitches for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) blog , I view pitches from two angles—the sending and receiving ends. Realize that media relations is a tactic, not a strategy. Most pitches I receive are terrible.

Media Relations Is Not Dead Nor Is It Dying

Waxing UnLyrical

My public relations career began with media relations. Securing between 20-50 opportunities each week (no, that is not a typo), I was the highest producer at the agency I worked at before starting out on my own. As you can imagine, I’m a big proponent of media relations.

Why The New York Times Shouldn’t Always Be Your Media Relations Target

PRSay

So I wasn’t surprised when I was fielding questions about media relations at a so-called “Ask the Expert” session that this query came up: “Bottom line, how do I get my client in The New York Times ?”. And being strategic about choosing media targets goes like this: “What outlets will likely achieve the most influence on our key audiences given the amount of resources we have for outreach?”. Get more media pitching knowledge from Michael here. I hear it all the time.

How you can use cyberstalking to bolster your media relations

PR Daily

From the pointlessness of discovering what that loser ex-boyfriend is doing these days to the slyness of tracking a competitor’s every move, no one outmaneuvers you in finding information on social media channels. It’s time to put that evil superpower to good media relations use. We asked a few industry experts to explain how cyberstalking can generate sterling media coverage for your clients: Step One: Compile, then whittle your media list.

What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. But even the best agencies don’t always spill the tea at the very first meeting. What might the agency not want you to know?

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#measurePR Recap (May 2016): Measuring Media Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

The May edition of #measurePR brought together three fabulous guests who were ready to share their smarts on measuring media relations. Anne Isenhower a media relations expert and social media enthusiast who works with nonprofits and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Like most career PR agency people, I always drink the client Kool-Aid. Most agency PR people have similar stories. It’s good business for a PR agency team to be indoctrinated in the language, culture, and brand lore of a client. The post Can A PR Agency Be Too Loyal?

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6 tips for PR entrepreneurs from independent agency pros

PR Daily

Whether you are dipping your toes into the waters of self-employment, or already run your own agency, these industry insiders have advice for how to grow your craft. It’s exciting to see how independent public relations agencies around the world are thriving.

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How to practice media relations in a heavily political environment

PR Daily

With political coverage dominating the headlines, PR pros must recalibrate their media relations efforts to keep their clients' brands part of the national conversation. So, how do media relations pros compete in a volatile media climate?