Finding the Inspiration to Pitch

PRSay

As arduous as 2020 was, it did provide some inspiring pitch examples you can learn from. So many pitches come across like a robot wrote them. Mackenzie Nestor, an agency pro in Indiana, was reaching out to a Wall Street Journal writer.

Taking on the PR Agency Haters

Flack's Revenge

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative on agencies but had some great points).

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How a PR agency can contribute to your communications strategy, and how to select the right agency for your business

Onclusive

A strong PR agency that aligns with and understands your business can be an invaluable strategic adviser and resource for your brand in this endeavor. However, not all brand and PR agency relationships are created equal. Why work with a PR agency, and is it right for your organization?

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ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings

Ronn Torossian

Additionally, there are plenty of ways that an ICO can be promoted through public platforms – through blog posts and articles, to speeches at conferences, to pitching the […]. The post ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings appeared first on. Brand PR Business Featured Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Agency PR Firm Pubilc Relations Strategy

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Skidz brainstorm as agency readies pitch

Stephen Waddington

Agency teams are working on their pitches for the Skidz account. I’m following a team as it prepares its pitch response. This blog got exclusive access to a brainstorm in one of London’s leading creative shops.

Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The PR team or agency’s prime directive is to manage the reputation of the brand – and it does that from many angles. 8 things PR does beyond media pitching. The agency will take any company’s broad or vague notions about what it wants from a PR program and translate it into a clear, tailored strategy, which will inform a set of specific tactics. A PR agency can conduct a brand perception audit to establish a baseline on which to build or change reputation.

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Meeting the COVID-19 agency start-ups

Stephen Waddington

Nine entrepreneurs talk about the agencies they’ve launched during the pandemic. If you’ve started an agency during the COVID-19 crisis please get in touch. Why start an agency in 2020, during lockdown? Why start an agency in 2020, during lockdown? agency

What’s Better, PR Agency Or Client Side Work?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In public relations , there are many career path possibilities, but most fall into either the agency side or the client side. Many who’ve been successful after years in agency PR may nurture a curiosity about client-side work. Like everything else in life, a move from agency PR to corporate or brand communications involves trade-offs. Agency PR Has Many Advantages. An agency executive is bound to be surrounded by people who basically do the same thing as they do.

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5 ways to differentiate your agency’s pitch

PR Daily

Every business needs paying customers—and for agencies, that means winning new, quality clients. The key for aspiring agencies hoping to land bigger and better accounts? An exceptional pitch. When crafting a pitch, remember the golden rule: Pitch the way you would want to be pitched. In a recent survey by Vennli, an Indiana-based data insights platform, agency professionals and in-house marketers identified the following elements of an effective pitch: 1.

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8 Tips For Pitching B2B Tech Stories

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

You want to make sure you’re representing both your agency and your client well, and a top-notch pitch is the best way to do it. When pitching top tech reporters, like most media, it’s best to be short and sweet. Pitch the right people .

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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR intern’s guide to agency lingo. The PR team might pitch some less tailored info about the company for general brand visibility ahead of a new product announcement or a big funding announcement. Earned media – Interns need to learn this term first, since it’s among the things clients bring on agencies for. As opposed to paying for advertising, PR pros earn media coverage by pitching stories reporters want to write, and readers want to see.

How machine learning can perfect your pitching

PR Daily

PR agencies can use algorithms, AI and machine learning to better target journalists by predicting which ones are likely to write about specific topics based on what they’ve previously written. This basic principle reveals why every PR pro should take advantage of technology that can hone your pitches and make your media targeting more successful. The post How machine learning can perfect your pitching appeared first on PR Daily.

Don’t Hang Up! PR Phone Pitching Isn’t Dead

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

According to most people who work at PR agencies , especially tech firms, using the phone for media conversations is outdated. Hardly anyone thinks it’s useful to follow up, or worse, actually pitch a story by phone. In my experience, more than 90% of the time when I do connect with someone by phone, they end the call requesting the email pitch. Mind you, it’s the same email pitch I already sent. The email pitch they never read.

5 selfish pitching behaviors PR pros should banish

PR Daily

Too often, these pitches miss a crucial element to land success (and headlines): What’s in it for the reporter—and his or her readers. Missing this can mean your pitch might be deleted almost as soon as you send it, and it often translates to lackluster media relations effectiveness. Here are five examples of selfish pitching behaviors—and how to avoid them: 1. Instead, pitch those stories directly and succinctly, letting the reporter decide if it’s compelling and relevant.

5 Tips to Pitching Success – When PR Stands for “Personal” Relations

PR Expanded

As I found editorial success for my agency’s clients, I was able to branch out and pitch radio and television broadcast opportunities. With people pitching me to guest post on PR Expanded , for me to cover their news, or to have their clients appear on my show, Women Worldwide , it’s great to share my thoughts having experienced both sides of the pitching process. Be flexible in your pitch. Have a pitch #2 in your back pocket.

What Are Agency Partnerships? Why It May Be Smart as a Solo PR Pro to Work With an Agency

Solo PR Pro

My mix has always included agency partnerships, but 2020 forced me to get creative and leverage those agency partnerships to stabilize my business. What are agency partnerships? Most of the time you are positioned as an extension of the agency and clients are never the wiser.

How to adapt your pitches during noisy news cycles

PR Daily

When it comes to media pitching, it’s been difficult to predict how or if the media will respond. And whether it’s a pandemic or an election or a major holiday, it can feel futile at times to attempt to pitch the media during peak news cycles.

Six Time Management Tips for #PR #Agencies

PR Expanded

And for agencies, time is not merely a concept — it’s our currency! This time could be better spent pitching new business, servicing clients, or mentoring an employee. Technology ClickTime David Klein PR Agencies public relations Time Management TimesheetsA Guest Post By David Klein, Director of Marketing at ClickTime. David Klein is the Director of Marketing at ClickTime. What if you could magically pause time? Think of everything you could do! Work would be easy.

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How to Build Better Relationships with Journalists

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. You know, we have other interests. We don’t all go home and talk to our families about cloud storage all weekend — well, not all of us anyway.”

How to Improve PR Pitches to Hispanic Media Outlets

Glean.info Blog

Though it might seem unorthodox, pitching through social media and text messaging is not uncommon for Hispanic outlets,” says Jon Salas , a publicist and multicultural strategist. Create strategies that are hyperlocal, advises the Balcom Agency. An interview with Telemundo.

From Being Told He Was “Too Gay to Pitch” to Leading an Award Winning PR Agency: Steve…

The Resolution Blog

From Being Told He Was “Too Gay to Pitch” to Leading an Award Winning PR Agency: Steve Strickland’s Story We got the chance to talk to Steve Stickland, co-founder with Gary Wheldon of new award-winning PR agency Talker Tailor Trouble Maker , about starting an agency, standing out, and creating campaigns that have the “wow” factor. You’ve gone from a creative role to starting an agency from scratch and hiring people.

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PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR teams can take advantage of sudden extra relevance by immediately pitching a client as a news source to media hungry for pertinent expertise. Here are the PR fundamentals for reactive media pitches. PR tips for reactive media pitches. Once you spot the opportunity to showcase your client’s expertise, it’s time to pull together a smart media pitch – on the double. The post PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

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. Here are some things to keep in mind for companies looking to bring on an outside PR agency for the first time. What might the agency not want you to know? The more they know, the better the agency team can assess the potential success of the relationship.

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Tips for targeting trade publications with your pitch

PR Daily

Despite this, PR pitching to trade press editors often feels like an afterthought. Given that PR pros now significantly outnumber editorial staff and trade press outlets are a shrinking breed , having your pitch or press release cut through the noise is a challenge. Over the past decade, in my role as an editor of trade magazines covering the coal mining, shipping and cement industries, I have been pitched numerous articles, interviews and press releases.

How to Get Your Agency Hired in a #PR Expanded World

PR Expanded

Having just written “ A Client’s Guide to Hiring PR & Communications Agencies ,” we’ve turned the lens around to provide insights into getting hired in a PR Expanded world. On our journeys we’ve hired agencies, fired agencies, been hired by companies as communications agencies and consultants, and been rejected. If you aren’t confident that a fair playing field has been created for all competing agencies, you probably don’t want to pitch.

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Phone Pitching 101

Shift Communications

Phone pitching is a great way to ensure you’re working with the right target and that you gather instant feedback. Spend some time researching your target and their recent articles to confirm he/she is still at the publication and covering the topic you’re pitching. Reporters are notorious for hating phone pitching because they are very busy and on deadline. You don’t want to be the PR person who is pitching them a story that has no relevance to their beat.

How to pitch health writers during a pandemic

PR Daily

You can still pitch non-COVID stories, but the current crisis has deeply disrupted how health care reporters are approaching their work. If you’re pitching a reporter a resource that ties in with the latest COVID-19 development, pitch them as soon as possible.

Pitching for pants

Stephen Waddington

I’ve been asked to help a startup recruit a PR agency partner. UK PR Agency Brief Skidz: Uber for men’s underwear About the company Skidz is the Uber of men’s underwear. We’d like an agency to recommend the budget that we need to invest to meet our objectives.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Choosing A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Deciding it’s time to invest in PR is one thing, but selecting the right agency is another. What’s more, the people who are skilled at internal communications aren’t always prepared to conduct an agency search. Instead, rely on a one-pager that outlines the goals for partnering with a PR agency. It should contain both agency deliverables as well as the all-important business objectives for seeking outside support.

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How to pitch to journalists during the pandemic

Prohibition

Be clear and concise when pitching to journalists during the pandemic. If the product that you’re pitching requires people to be outside to use it, involves travelling or requires multiple users it’s probably not appropriate to talk about.

Game, set and match: Avoiding a balls-up when running a new agency pitch process

PR in High Definition

And it often makes me think that choosing an agency and running a pitch process can be a bit like a game of tennis. And sometimes you’ve won or lost before you even get on the court; the wrong choice of opponent (or wrong shortlist of agencies) or playing on clay when you’re used to grass – inviting an SEO agency when you need a social media firm – can cause you no end of headaches for the rest of the contract period. What did the agency achieve?

New Tech Tool Aims to Predict the Probability Your PR Pitch will Resonate with Reporters [PR Tech Sum]

Sword and the Script

There’s a recurring story in PR that goes like this: A long-time agency executive grows weary of expensive PR software that overpromises and underdelivers. >>> Can your agency bring big ideas and execute? Reporters get pitched – a lot.

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To Pitch or Not To Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

The post To Pitch or Not To Pitch? HMA Public Relations PR Observations and Preferences Public Relations agency Pitch PR proposal Request for ProposalThere is not a day that goes by that the topic of responding to RFPs and developing proposals isn’t discussed among my colleagues. Should we submit […]. appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

Buzzwords to Avoid When Pitching ANYONE

Shift Communications

Finally, it’s pitching time —but despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get media interest. Journalists and editors have many reasons for passing on pitches. Many claim to receive 200 plus pitches a day, some relevant to their editorial priorities and some…not so much. However, pitching a story that is in line with a reporter’s beat does not necessarily make a good pitch. Why: Avoid anything that overhypes in your pitches.

How to Pick the Right B2B PR Agency For You

B2B PR Sense

Choosing a B2B PR agency can be a daunting task. You want a long-term relationship with this agency. We've got you covered with key pointers to ensure you pick the right agency. 10 Things to Do Before Hiring a B2B PR Agency. Define What You Want From Your PR Agency. If you want a PR agency that will fit your needs, specify what your needs are. When can you expect the agency to deliver results? Clearly articulate your budget to potential agencies.

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Journalists reveal what makes them open your email pitches

PR Daily

Stories fall flat sometimes, even good ones and the reason often is that the pitch didn’t get through to the right person—or didn’t even get opened. Getting them to consume your email pitch in the face of many others is a nut many in PR are still trying to crack.

PR Agency Life 101: Understanding the basic agency organization

Shift Communications

Basic Agency Organization. The PR agency world can be a confusing one—especially for someone looking in from the outside. Let’s take a look at the basic agency organization of a PR firm and what the different people do. These teams look similar across most agencies with a few cultural twists at various firms. Functionally, however, most agencies operate in roughly the same manner. Agency Life Public Relations

Elevator Pitch or Twitter Pitch?

Waxing UnLyrical

From what I have observed since I started working in this industry, practitioners and agency heads still place more emphasis on traditional methods of communicating and facilitating news and story ideas to the media. We love following up with them after pitching an interview/story idea. Recently at my workplace (I work at a PR agency in India), I gave a presentation on the importance of social media for our work. Elevator Pitch or Twitter Pitch?

4 lessons learned from starting a PR agency with a family member

PR Daily

Some might question the wisdom of starting an agency in the midst of a pandemic, let alone with a family member, but going against the traditional grain is a hallmark of both mine and my mother’s personalities.

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Incorporating the Media Business Model into Pitches

Shift Communications

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking at outbound media pitches and reconsidering the way we should be approaching media. We’re given a piece of news from a client and, based upon our knowledge of the media, we shape up a pitch. As long as you know your contact well and the pitch is sound, this generally works. Basically, we should approach the pitch as a business transaction. In my experience, pitches generally talk about the news and that’s it.