Should media relations wait during election season?

PR Daily

Media relations is always challenging—but the 2020 fourth-quarter cycle may doom your client’s coverage. Building relationships with media gatekeepers. RELATED: Join us for our Writing & Content Creation for Communicators Virtual Workshop ].

5 keys to successful media relations right now

PR Daily

The news media landscape remains in a state of flux, with the specter of COVID-19 still dominating coverage. RELATED: Learn how to plan and execute the communications needs that comprise the "next" normal ]. Think of your media relationships like you would your friendships.

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Earned Media vs. Media Relations [PR Tech Sum]

Sword and the Script

Summary of monthly PR tech news: Critical Mention adds a media database; Talkwalker acquires Nielson Social; Watch out for fine print in media monitoring contracts As a term, earned media made a big splash in search trends in late 2004 or early 2005…and then interest waned.

How to write blogs humans want to read

PR Daily

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post: 1. Just start writing (or recording). The first thing you want to do is sit down and write. If you have a topic in mind, just write (or record, depending on your format). It can be overwhelming to think about everything that comes after the writing part. Write in active voice. We all tend to write in passive voice. It’s because we write like we speak. Write a snazzy headline.

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. To remain at the top of your game, it’s important to be flexible enough to identify and adjust to every media relations opportunity that presents itself. Here are four ways to “stretch” your own media relations muscles: 1. Study your media. Meet with members of the media. Engage on social media.

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. The value of earned media lies in independent editorial published at scale. It’s plain daft to deny the role that media relations play within public relations.

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. If your product falls into a niche, blogs are a terrific way to get the word out to your target market. Given the significance of blogs in the online media landscape, brand marketers simply can’t afford to ignore them.

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?! You will also profoundly annoy reporters by telling them how to write or edit their articles. Free guide: 10 ways to improve your writing today.

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.”. Not so, savvy PR veterans say, asserting instead that media relations has evolved. Social media networking. Owned media.

Be Relevant: 21 Media Relations Insights From 3 Surveys Polling 3,000+ Journalists [UML]

Sword and the Script

Of all the media relations insights the best one is this: be relevant. I’d do a considerable amount of blogging. Occasionally, I’ll use the service Help a Reporter Out (HARO) to field responses for a blog post. The vast majority of media relations hinges on relevancy. The UML is an occasion roundup of three related ideas that have been vetted, wrapped in insight, and presented here for your perusal. >>>

This is How the Sorry State of Media Relations Ends

Sword and the Script

The Sorry State of Media Relations. Mr. Pearlstein is a long-time reporter and editor turned professor says he was looking to write about “well-run company.” He found Clorox appealing because it has won some awards recently and he was “intrigued by the challenge of writing about a company in a ‘boring’ industry like consumer-packaged goods rather than tech or finance.”. How to Generate Media Referenceable B2B Customers with a Blog.

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. They will try the product we’re bragging about, vet the experts we’re offering (or seek their own), research the CEO’s background and look at the company’s social media reviews. RELATED: Join us at Microsoft, and learn tactics and strategies to conquer all your biggest communications challenges. ].

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. A tech PR firm recently published a study that showed promising effects media relations can have on the sales cycle for B2B marketing organizations. Here are some of the statistics that stood out for me: Web traffic originating from media coverage outperforms other sources.

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10 essential PR blogs to read

PR Daily

Public relations professionals likely know about major PR publications such as PR Daily , PRNews and O’Dwyer’s , as well PRSA publications like PRsay. However, some of the most thought-provoking commentary and helpful advice comes from PR professionals who publish their own blogs. Some cover a wider range of PR-related subjects, including current events or general business topics, depending on what strikes the writer’s fancy. Leading PR blogs.

Are the days of media relations coming to an end?

PR Daily

The sorry state of media relations. Mr. Pearlstein, a long-time reporter and editor turned professor, says he was looking to write about a “well-run company.” He found Clorox appealing because it had won some awards recently, and he was “intrigued by the challenge of writing about a company in a ‘boring’ industry like consumer-packaged goods rather than tech or finance.”. Media relations ends; content marketing begins.

Blogging isn’t Sexy but Done Well It Drives B2B Marketing Results [Study]

Sword and the Script

Nearly 80% of the 1,279 bloggers in the 7 th annual Orbit Media blogger survey say blogging drives some marketing results – and 25% say it draws “strong marketing results.” Effective blogs tend to publish longer posts The average blog post has been getting longer and longer.

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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. RELATED: Understand newsjacking and learn how to make it work for your content when you download this free guide. ]. If you think about media relations like dating, you'll have better luck.

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.

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. A PR pro that takes copious notes can easily take what was not reported and transform it into blog posts, contributed article, or even a different media pitch. Pitch media upstream.

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. In fact, he writes that “Steve Jobs read and personally approved every press release.” Don’t dilute your social media accounts with off-subject messaging. Writing for the SHIFT Communications blog , Amanda Munroe calls out one of the most significant trends in media relations – fewer reporters with broader beats.

9 steps to better, more effective content writing

PR Daily

Writing sells. You don’t have to be the world’s foremost wordsmith to produce effective content, but improving your writing will make you more successful at work. You’re not just writing for yourself, are you? You should be creating content for others, and it’s imperative to understand the people you’re writing for. It’s the best way to maintain a coherent mix of monthly themes and avoid writing about the same material repeatedly.

9 expert tips for writing press release headlines

PR Daily

When writing a press release, even experienced PR pros can get tripped up. We reached out to some of the industry’s top experts in PR, marketing and social media and asked them this one simple question: What is your No.1 proven tip for writing a press release headline? There needs to be a sense of shock and awe as media are deluged with press releases, pitches and alerts every day. Featured Media Relations Writing & Editing

Get creative: 5 ways to revive your writing

PR Daily

Is your love of writing on the ropes? Relentless deadlines, approvals and rinse-and-repeat assignments can strip the joy from writing. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Here’s how to tap into the power of creative writing before you tackle that next pitch, post or press release. Get out of your head—free write. That’s why we self-edit when we write.”. You can free write on a notepad, laptop or even an iPhone.

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. However, to higher-education PR pros who spend many working hours trying to get reporters to write and say nice things about our students, faculty and institutions, there is still life left in what we do. Media relations still matters. Media relations efforts can aid in all of these endeavors. Layoffs.

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. Founded by Jay Baer in 2008, Convince & Convert consists of strategists of social media, content marketing, influencer marketing, word-of-mouth, and customer experience.

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. We often chose not to defend ourselves against much of the criticism,” Hinkie writes, “largely in an effort to stay true to the ideal of having the longest view in the room.”. RELATED: Executive communicators— Join our new LinkedIn group and get FREE tips and strategies to improve leadership communications.

Why and how you should prevent your CEO from blogging

PR Daily

Their CEO will be calling them from her leadership conference to announce she is starting a blog. Intranets across the land are populated by the ghosts of well-intended executive blogs. RELATED: Senior-level comms pros, join your peers for a brand journalism deep-dive discussion ]. CEO blogs have three unfortunate tendencies that we need recognize up front and either resolve or use as the reason they should find something else to do.

15 superb blogs and websites for PR pros to follow

PR Daily

Writing and customizing pitches? Updating your media lists? Below are the sharpest writing, latest best practices and key examples of what’s going on in PR today. Here are the top blogs and websites every PR pro should know: The Skimm This one’s all about the newsletter. You’ll get timely takes on every topic, including the latest sexual harassment allegations, the NBA finals, and explanations of whatever new acronym is popping up in social media.

Top Blogs For PR To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are many public relations industry blogs that offer know-how on everything from crafting brilliant media pitches to perfecting presentation skills. But how to determine which blogs are me-too, and which are worth your while? After that, the blog world is your oyster! Follow these blogs to increase your PR acumen. To improve writing. Bad Pitch Blog. But instead of fearing that a pitch may end up in a post, use the blog for good!

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. Citing a decline in print media, an increase in brand and news media partnerships and a rise in content marketing, some experts say that PR pros rely too heavily on building rapport with reporters. Here’s why: Print media's decline. An increase in brand/news media partnerships.

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. I've noticed a trend among many public relations agencies and practitioners to rely mainly on media relations and eschewing the holistic practices that make good PR work flawlessly. Realize that media relations is a tactic, not a strategy.

2015 World PR Report: Concerns Around Media Relations And Measurement

Mindful Marketing

Last week PR Newser wrote an interesting article on the value of media relations. Patrick Coffee had insightful commentary on the Holmes Report’s 2015 World PR Report , where he “respectfully disagreed” with the report’s claim that “media relations skills are not seen as particularly relevant.”. In the graph, Social Media Community Management is at the top of the list with 39.7% So Patrick we agree – media relations skills will continue to be important.

The Awesome 10: Our All-Time Most Popular Blog Posts Ever

B2B PR Sense

After some 800 blog posts, 800,000 words, and we hope some insights and knowledge shared within our 8-years of blogging, we're unpoping the cork. To help us toast our triumph, we've crunched the numbers and determined our most popular blog posts ever-- the 10 posts that year after year generate the most attention. Our 10 Most Popular B2B Blog Posts Ever. How to Write Press Release Headlines That People Actually Read. We're celebrating!

5 reasons your CEO should be blogging

PR Daily

Rather, they should be writing compelling blog content to advance their business and personal interests. Below are five reasons why organizations should embrace the CEO blog: 1. If your goal is to be a customer-facing and customer-focused organization, a CEO blog can create a public face for a company. Blogging explains your vision to multiple audiences. RELATED: Find your brand voice, become a media outlet, and produce great stories. ].

11 writing mistakes that can tank your online content

PR Daily

Everyone makes mistakes, but some can quickly kill your writing efforts. Make sure you’re avoiding the following writing flubs: 1. Step away from your writing before you edit to look at your copy with fresh eyes. You might think your writing is excellent, but everyone makes mistakes. Ask a colleague to proofread your writing before publishing so you have another defense against incorrect grammar, erroneous spelling and other blunders.

Media relations is getting harder…much harder (but here’s a few tips for how you can get more stories placed)

Communications Conversations

This just in: media relations is getting tougher. Consider the following: Demand for media attention is high: Most top-tier writers now receive 100, 250 or 500 pitches a week for 5 story spots. Media is outnumbered: PR Pros now outnumber journalists by a factor of 6 to 1. On the other hand, jobs for media types are forecasted to decline 9 percent to 45,900 over the same period. This is up 17% from last year where 51% said media relations was getting harder.

Valuable content can strengthen your brand more than any promotion

PR Daily

The company’s content and media director, Paolo Mottola, shared the spread on LinkedIn: Along with beautiful visuals, REI included a camping checklist that readers can physically check off if they have the print version.

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My 30-Day Blogging Challenge: The Importance of Syndicated Content

Polaris

My binge blogging challenge is complete—this post is the final one in my 30-day challenge. You can read about why I decided to binge blog and some of the lessons I learned along the way HERE and HERE. If I were going to do another 30-day blogging challenge, I’d post 5 days a week for 6 weeks, instead of 7 days a week for 4 and a bit weeks. As I write this post on Dec. It’s also currently in 2nd place in terms of social media shares. Social media shares.

What Journalists Want: How to Write Better Press Releases

PRSay

Intrado Digital Media was a proud sponsor of the PRSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. Without changing how we write, publish or use press releases, expecting ever-increasing returns borders on insanity. They provide valuable SEO for your website, serve as a primary source of information for your investors, and help align your internal teams on critical messages — all while advising the media of important changes and events at your company.

14 of the Best Budget-Friendly Tools to Help You Master PR, Content and Social Media

Garrett Public Relations

As a public relations consultant and freelance writer who sometimes dons a reporter’s hat, I’m always interested in trying out tools that allow me to get more […]. The post 14 of the Best Budget-Friendly Tools to Help You Master PR, Content and Social Media appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH.

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