How to use video in your media pitch

PR Daily

Adding video to your pitch could give it the extra oomph it needs to grab journalists’ attention. Your media pitch is arguably more important than your press release. So, how do you master the art of media pitches? What will make the person you’re pitching open your email?

5 secrets for tailoring your PR pitch for TV

PR Daily

How should PR pros adjust their pitches when approaching TV producers? Jennifer Joyce is a reporter for FOX29 in Philadelphia fields pitches from PR pros and works with them to share stories that are relevant to the community. When pitching TV, your story must be visual.

How machine learning can perfect your pitching

PR Daily

However, many of these were syndicates, press releases and company blogs. 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.

What You Pitch Is Secondary to Who You Pitch

PRSay

It seems like every few months I see a tweet ripping into a bad PR pitch. Also: I am going to refrain from linking to the post because I don’t like boosting ad revenue for crass, antagonistic blogs. The blogger portrayed the pitch as comically superficial.

5 Tips to a Successful PR Pitch

Cision

You won’t get there unless you learn how to pitch journalists with your story. The kiss of death is sending a pitch to editor@yourfavoritepublication.com. Now that you know who you want to pitch, slow your roll before you send an email.

Pitching Regional Interest Blogs: Tips from In a DC Minute

Cision

But while their home base may have changed, one thing that hasn’t is the way Al and Scott run their blog – how they like to be approached by professionals, how they come up with ideas for posts and how they engage with readers. Read on for some valuable tips on how to successfully reach a regional interest blog. How do you prefer to receive pitches? We prefer to receive pitches via email, as our schedule is so erratic with working and media events.

PR 101: How to Pitch Fashion Bloggers

Cision

It is no secret that fashion blogs have become lucrative real estate for PR professionals. So how do you capture the attention of a fashion blogger with your pitch? Know Who You Are Pitching. This is valid for big fashion influencers and smaller blogs alike.

PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches

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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.

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.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Mysteries of Media Pitching on September 20th

PR Expanded

ET for an in-depth discussion on the mysteries of media pitching. You heard us: Media pitching. Google “media pitching” and you’ll get a slew of results referencing dos and don’ts, tips, tricks, and best practices. What are the characteristics of a good media pitch?

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. There have been times that I’ve been pitched and people know my background and even how much I love my dogs and that I have grown up kids.

10 keys to pitching success during the holidays

PR Daily

Conventional wisdom calls for PR to avoid media pitching during the holiday season, unless the story has a definite holiday-related theme. That perception prompts PR agencies and departments to shift into low gear—or completely stop producing and pitching before and after the holidays.

9 Blogs To Make You PR-Smart

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One of the best ways is to stay on top of key PR industry blogs as well as more general sites that offer a fresh take on business, creativity, and content. Blogs That Can Make You Smarter. Industry or Workplace Blogs. The Cision Blog. Pop Culture/Creativity Blogs.

What Is Wrong With Your Story Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

Giving a little “link love” to our Public Relations Global Network partner Buchanan Public Relations today, sharing their recent PRGN blog post on “Five Reasons Your Media Pitches Are Getting No Response.”. The post What Is Wrong With Your Story Pitch?

Top Blogs For PR To Follow

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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!

The Pitch Perfect Playlist

Barokas

Whether it’s a product launch, funding news or a data report, most client announcements follow a similar trajectory: draft pitch, revise pitch, spend countless hours pitching, revise pitch again, pitch some more, receive coverage. No BS Blog

A Simple Trick to Personalizing Your Pitches on a Tight Deadline

PRSay

The timeless, endless struggle continues: You, the savvy and realistic PR pro, know it’s better to approach fewer targets with more personalized pitches. You disagree — if you didn’t, you wouldn’t keep reading these blog posts where I emphasize customization until my fingers get sore.

PR 101: How to Pitch Travel Journalists

Cision

Using Cision’s proprietary research of thousands of travel journalists, we have come up with six tips that will help your travel pitch get noticed in a flooded inbox. Not All Travel Pitches are Created Equal. Also, send pitches that have a unique angle and a good headline.

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How to Attract Top-Tier Guest Bloggers to Your Blog

Cision

You know that guest blogging on other authority websites is one way to establish your thought leadership and expertise. But did you also know that accepting guest bloggers on your business blog is a way to get great content that they’ll help you promote? Make Your Blog Appealing.

Pitching Tips from a Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Cision

What are some best practices for pitching and working with this community of bloggers? For insight, we spoke with Courtney Lopez , who along with with her husband Chris, blogs at Courtney’s Sweets and Know Your Produce. What social media platforms do you find most useful for pitches?

Infographic: Why your guest blog is rejected

PR Daily

To grow your personal brand , it important to become a thought leader on certain topics by blogging. One of the ways you can grow your brand is to earn guest blogging placement. to learn more about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to pitching your guest blog articles.

Elevator Pitch or Twitter Pitch?

Waxing UnLyrical

We love following up with them after pitching an interview/story idea. I said, “Often PR professionals are heard talking about the ‘elevator pitch’ – a short summary of the story we are trying to sell the media that we can describe in a span of a few seconds.

5 Ways to Build Successful Email Pitches

Cision

Change may be constant in the PR world, but traditional pitching methods are alive and well. In fact, while reporters’ presence on social media platforms has risen over the past few years, email still remains their preferred pitching method. Research Pitching Policies.

4 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader Through Guest Blogging

Cision

Sometimes writing fabulous blog posts on your business blog isn’t enough to drive the traffic you really want. One of my favorite content marketing strategies is guest blogging. Here are a few strategies to help you maximize your guest blogging efforts.

#HAROConnects With Chicago Tribune: Top 10 Pitching Tips

Cision

On Tuesday, HARO (Help A Reporter Out) hosted a Q&A panel at the Cision headquarters in Chicago that featured three Chicago Tribune reporters who discussed how they work with PR professionals day to day as well as offered advice for getting a pitch noticed.

4 Steps to Pitching a Journalist

Cision

If you’re new to the world of DIY public relations, let’s take a look at one of the essential components of your PR strategy: pitching the media. It starts long before the pitch. I had someone comment on my blog recently, asking “how do I find the journalists who cover my industry?”

Making Your Blog More PR-Friendly

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This is true for the earned media we generate, the thought leadership content we produce for clients and for our own blog content. Any company blogging today must have a strategy for boosting the visibility of their content and ensuring it is shareable and shared.

15 superb blogs and websites for PR pros to follow

PR Daily

Writing and customizing pitches? 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. The sassy editorial tone and well-researched reporting make this blog an essential read.

7 PR blogs worth reading

PR Daily

While there are only seven PR blogs mentioned here, the list is actually much larger. If you have a PR blog you’d like to recommend, please do so. Without further ado, here are a handful of PR blogs you should read. Bad Pitch Blog.

Tips for Pitching to the Media

Critical Mention

In business, there’re amazing, good, bad and terrible product and service pitches. We’re here to show you how you can learn from the best pitches so you can seal the deal with an excellent media placement. Blog Communications Crisis Communications PR

20 common PR habits that drive journalists bonkers

PR Daily

Here’s what not to do—in no particular order, as they’re all important: Mass email your press release with no pitch or an impersonal pitch. Send lengthy pitches, maundering rather than quickly saying why they should care. Pitch them without ever reading any of their work.

Pitching Kit: Cision’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide PR Kit

Cision

“If you want your pitch to be noticed in a flood of product releases, know when to send it,” writes Anna Marevska in our recent blog post How to Pitch Holiday Gift Guide Editors. Inform your pitches by following the listed lead time and deadlines.

Beyond PR 101: 3 Truly Unique Pitching Tips [UML]

Sword and the Script

If PR professionals understand what it means to re-purpose content, it might be because there’s a new “pitching tips” blog post or article at least every week. Many of these cover the basics, for example: do your research, know the reporter’s audience, and pitch a story, not a product.

My Top Do’s & Don’ts For Pitching & Writing Guest Blog Posts

Rock the Status Quo

Don’t Overlook Its Importance When I think of content marketing, one of the primary tactics that comes to mind is guest blogging. That being said, here are a few dozen “do’s and don’ts” to help you in your pitching and writing efforts. Match voice to the publication or blog. Thoroughly understand the audience before you pitch or write. One blog post can become a SlideShare deck, video, infographic, quote image.

The Secrets to Successful Pitches: Q&A With Michael Smart

Cision

With more and more people pitching reporters every day, your pitches may be falling under the radar. You need to adjust your tactics and learn “ The New Rules of Media Pitching.” ” Want to get all of Michael Smart’s pitching tips?

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. media relations) PR agency, an SEO agency or an influencer relations agency – but when you only have the budget for one of them, the temptation is to invite all three to pitch.

Pitching insights from Digiday, CNBC, WHYY & Adweek journalists

PR Daily

As the usefulness of the common press release continues to wane , short, customized and targeted pitches are increasingly becoming the No.1 Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what will prevent your pitch from ending up in the trash before you’ve sent it? 1 reason you reject pitches?

Holiday Gift Guide Pitching Tips for PR Pros

Cision

Mid-summer in public relations means one thing — holiday gift guide pitching season is here. But, how does your pitch stand out when every brand claims to have this year’s must-have gift? Are they reading mostly blogs, or do they get their info via social media?

Top 10 Tech Blogs PR Needs To Follow

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Here are the top 10 tech blogs you need to read to prepare for promoting clients across a range of industries, including IoT, ad-tech, tech products and services and wearable technology. They’re useful for story pitching, new product research, and new perspectives from industry leaders.

How to Pitch Dad Blogger Don Martelli

Cision

It’s no secret that bloggers often hold more influence power than traditional media contacts, so pitching them the right way is crucial. And when you find a niche blogging community, like the dad blogging communities across the Web, tailoring your pitches to their preferences is that more important. We recently chatted with Don Martelli , who pens the DadLife Chronicles blog and covers topics relevant to fatherhood, family and parenting.