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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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.

Why Relationships are Still Key in Media Relations

Ronn Torossian

That basic fact will not change, no matter what kind of media we have and who is running it. The relationships you have with the right media outlets are a huge … READ MORE ». Entrepreneur Media Relations PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations 5WPR CEO Insights

#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.

Using Data to Drive Your Media Relations Campaign

Ronn Torossian

Media relations experts need a way to connect with followers on a deeper level, by providing them with the assistance and content they need to thrive. The post Using Data to Drive Your Media Relations Campaign appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

10 media relations essentials

PR Daily

Improve your media outreach with these simple—but often overlooked—tips. Once you’ve selected media outlets that are a good match for your pitch, identify the individuals who would be most responsive. An unsolicited marketing email can feel like a bad pickup line.

Blogging Tips for PR Pros

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Maris Callahan, Director of Public Relations for Donuts Inc. Fast forward almost ten years and blogging is so ubiquitous that not only are blogs supplanting traditional media channels as sources for breaking news, practically every single company I can think of has one.

Blogger Outreach Versus Media Relations: What Marketers Need To Know

Polaris

According to a 2013 Technorati study , blogs are one of the most important online sources of purchase influence. While independent bloggers often have lower audience reach than legacy media, their communities are typically more involved. The media outlet pays the journalists.

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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Online Newsrooms: the Secret Sauce for Media Relations

The Proactive Report

Take media relations. Despite the major changes in the media landscape, it’s still a core part of PR and there are still reporters, editors and producers we have to reach out to. ” Pew Stateo f the Media 2016. MEDIA RELATION TIPS FOR 2017.

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.”.

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

Sword and the Script

This year’s survey polled 223 communications and public relations (PR) professionals. In my assessment, the first and fifth reason are closely related. Media Relations is Hard and Getting Harder. It’s harder to know who is media and who isn’t.

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE YOUR MEDIA RELATIONS EFFORTS

Ronn Torossian

In a digital age, maintaining proper media relations is a make or break proposition. While public relations is an ongoing entity unlikely to cease to exist, it’s important to realize that the days of controlling your public image and your … READ MORE ». The post USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE YOUR MEDIA RELATIONS EFFORTS appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

5 media relations tools for PR pros

PR Daily

No matter what clients or brands they represent, PR pros still list media relations among their top responsibilities. As brands build more campaigns on social media, there are even more opportunities for creating and fostering relationships with journalists and bloggers.

7 Best Marketing Blogs of 2019

Critical Mention

Luckily, we have seven of our top picks for the best marketing blogs of 2019 that’ll help you up your game! Blogs are purposeful, succinct and educational. By reading this blog, readers gain concrete ideas about the latest content strategies and examples from leading brands.

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.

7 deadly media relations sins

PR Daily

Though the two communication-industry professions are often seen at odds with one another, potential rifts are made bigger by common, yet deadly, media relations sins. Falls Festival organisers didn’t give media site access & then criticised the media for getting story details wrong?! The job of a PR pro isn’t easy, and media relations is no cakewalk. Depending on which reporter you ask, PR pros can either be angels or demons.

Why media relations is alive and well

PR Daily

Media relations alone doesn’t drive a PR strategy for a brand or client, but that doesn’t mean outreach to journalists is dead—nor even dying a slow death. Here’s why: Print media's decline. An increase in brand/news media partnerships. RELATED: Innovate or disappear.

3 Media Relations Tips for When Top-Tier Publications Seem Out of Reach

PRSay

Trade media, on the other hand, is targeted to a specific industry, profession, trade or business. Because trade media editors and journalists are typically subject-matter experts in their respective fields, articles tend to go into deeper detail than those in larger publications.

Are the days of media relations coming to an end?

PR Daily

The sorry state of media relations. Then the story hinge swings like this: “Such is the sorry state of corporate media relations these days. Media relations ends; content marketing begins. This is building public relations in the truest sense.

3 ways to get superior media relations

PR Daily

Media relations has changed. We’re overrun with blogs. There are too many media platforms, too many channels and too many amateur journalists for media coverage alone to make an effect. Double down on relationships with a tight set of key media.

9 Media Relations Tips for 2016

Journalistics

Cision recently published its annual State of the Media Report , which I find to be one of the most valuable resources for understanding changes in news media environment. If media relations is part of your job, I highly recommend you review Cision’s report in detail.

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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10 dating techniques to improve your media relations

PR Daily

There is a common misconception among business owners that media relations means writing a news release and sending it to 1,000 journalists, and suddenly they're all writing about you. It takes a lot of time and energy to conduct media relations well.

How does your blog effect the bottom line?

PR Daily

Tell us about the success of your blog, social media campaign and more. Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. The post How does your blog effect the bottom line? The late-submission deadline is April 17.

Expectations for Media Relations Professionals

ISEBOX

Media relations professionals are the primary line of communication between your organization and the media – and, by extension, your customers. These publications are the basis of your brand and they must be developed with a goal to outreach journalists and media reps. Plus, there’s no doubt that public relations has gone through a considerable transformation in recent years. They must provide answers to the questions: Why would the media want to be there?

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.

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. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft, and learn tactics and strategies to conquer all your biggest communications challenges. ].

How to write blogs humans want to read

PR Daily

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post: 1. If your blog is too difficult to read, your bounce rate will be high and the time spent on page will be very low. RELATED: Join us for our one-of-a-kind Measurement for Communicators Academy. ]. The last thing on your blog checklist when writing for humans is to include examples, case studies, and testimonials. A version of this article first appeared on the Spin Sucks blog.

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.

Managing Media Relations for a Publisher; Off Script No. 32: Rachael Wolensky of ALM

Sword and the Script

Today, she works for ALM Media , a publisher which grew its roots in trade publications for the legal community, but now owns titles beyond just legal including financial services, insurance, and consulting. One publication or blog you read regularly is… Folio and PR Daily.

Media Relations Is Not Dead Nor Is It Dying

Waxing UnLyrical

My public relations career began with media relations. Although I’d never recommend someone go through the “boot camp” experience I had, it did teach me how to secure media opportunities quickly and make them stick. Media relations can be tough.

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: Proven Ways to Get More Out of It

Sword and the Script

My media relations and outreach efforts had secured an interview with CNBC for a technology client and the reporter had flown in to conduct it in person. Proven to get More Out of Media Relations. That was the outcome good media relations pitching earned.

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.

Tried and True Media Relations Best Practices [UML]

Sword and the Script

It’s one of my media relations best practices, which is the theme for this week’s Unscripted Marketing links. Don’t dilute your social media accounts with off-subject messaging. Do you need help with media relations? PR earned media media relations PR tactic

What Sam Hinkie can teach PR pros about media relations

PR Daily

Ironically, it was Hinkie’s leaked 13-page, investor letter-style resignation that gave insight into their media relations. RELATED: Executive communicators— Join our new LinkedIn group and get FREE tips and strategies to improve leadership communications.

15 superb blogs and websites for PR pros to follow

PR Daily

Updating your media lists? Here are the top blogs and websites every PR pro should know: The Skimm This one’s all about the newsletter. PRSay PRSay is the blog of the largest U.S. organization of public relations professionals. Featured Marketing Media Relations

9 Media Relations Tips for 2016

Journalistics

Cision recently published its annual State of the Media Report , which I find to be one of the most valuable resources for understanding changes in news media environment. If media relations is part of your job, I highly recommend you review Cision’s report in detail.