10 Top Media Trends for 2021

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For those looking to offer earned media coverage in the coming year, here are some developments you must follow. Media and media relations was no exception. Here are 10 developments all media relations pros should track: 1.

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Should media relations wait during election season?

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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 ].

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How can communicators expand diversity in their thought leadership efforts?

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Thought leadership can be a powerful tool for PR pros to earn media coverage, strengthen their corporate reputation and establish themselves as trusted industry sources. When it comes to thought leadership in the media, what disparities are seen when it comes to race and identity.

Peppercomm, Intel, Haymaker and more honored at Ragan’s Media Relations Awards Gala

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The virtual gathering, hosted by Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, celebrated the best of the best in PR and external communications for 2020. When it came to the many media-relations honorees, there was much to be serious about. Aflac, “Best Media Pitch”.

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.

Anatomy of a leadership video

PR Daily

There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Getting your own organization’s leaders talking—to employees, customers, media and the general public—has moved to the top of communicators’ to-do lists. The videos would run on Blue Sky News , the airport’s brand journalism site, and on social media. We all agreed that would make the perfect backdrop for a leadership message, but it took a little doing.

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

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Corporate communications departments are taking more work in-house. Some 47% of respondents said they’ve observed more PR work being taken in-house, according to the 2019 JOTW Communications Survey (full report embedded below). This year’s survey polled 223 communications and public relations (PR) professionals. Some 68% of respondents report holding in-house communication roles and 90% have 10 years or more experience in the industry.

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Thousands of brands’ ads found on sites with COVID-19 misinformation, Facebook labels UK climate change posts, and job listing language leads to museum’s leadership change

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Hello, communicators: The Aquarium of the Pacific racked up views on TikTok and Twitter recently with its interview of Magellanic penguin Admiral Fancy Pants for Fashion Week: @aquariumpacific Admiral Fancy Pants is interviewed for ##Penguin ##FashionWeek ‍ ‍ ##aquariumofthepacific. ?

Bob Woodward: PR and media relations should go old school

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That’s how he defines leadership—a sacred duty for the commander-in-chief, but a top priority for all leaders. The tools we use to analyze information, such as digital and social media, have evolved, but powerful figures, including President Richard Nixon, have long attacked the press and other revered institutions. “A Why should PR pros examine the communication foibles of a presidency? RELATED: What does the future of communications look like?

Technology special feature for communicators

PR Daily

Communicators must continue to adapt to the changing needs of the workplace—from communicating to a dispersed workforce to fostering collaboration—and measuring your efforts. Arm yourself with the most effective technology suited to your needs to reach your communications goals in 2021.

There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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Categories include crisis management, thought leadership, cause marketing, media pitch and more. The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awardsComplete your entry by the extended deadline on April 24.

Announcing PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists

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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. Today, we’re excited to announce PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists. American Water’s Camden HQ Communications Plan, American Water/Brownstein Group. Sterling Communications.

Media Relations Keeps Getting Harder; Here are 6 Dynamic Techniques to Adapt

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75% of PR and comms pros say media relations is getting harder – up 25% over three years; here are some practical techniques for adapting A majority of public relations and communications professionals say media relations keeps getting harder. Three-quarters (75%) of PR said so this year, according to the 2020 JOTW Communications Survey. Here are a few representative comments: “Media are stretched very thin. Media relations isn’t sales.

Why ‘thought leadership’ is a buzzword PR pros should retire

PR Daily

The term is meaningless without the true leadership behind it. In the case of the phrase “thought leadership,” though, it gets tricky. No matter how much you proclaim the happy end of “thought leadership” as meaningless jargon, thought leadership is an essential part of many communications plans. When used correctly, thought leadership is exactly what it says on the tin. RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ].

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.

8 rules to follow for media relations in 2021

PR Daily

Experts share their inspiration and advice for finding earned media success in the coming year. So, what will be the key to success for earned media in 2021? I think that brands are looking for a way to cut through in a more meaningful way to get media coverage,” she says. “We

6 Things Your PR Agency Can Do Beyond Media Relations

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Those seeking public relations services often pigeonhole it into media relations. Here are just a few: High-level media training. Many a CEO has declined to make time for a media prep session on the grounds that “no one knows the company better than I do” or “I don’t want to sound ‘canned,'” only to falter in an important interview. The best media training sessions train the entire team, starting at the top.

Top 2021 internal communication trends

PR Daily

And yet the prospect of a new year—even with a frightening pandemic still very much in high gear—offers a bit of hope for communicators around the world. But what do we have to show for all the social media solidarity and bold corporate statements? Over to you, communicators.

3 communications lessons from viral ‘Gorilla Glue’ videos

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A TikTok user recently captured headlines and dominated social media conversation for an unfortunate incident with the adhesive product. million views on Instagram within a week—with additional reposts and videos from social media users and news media outlets garnering even more views.

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How to move from communications firefighting to futuring

PR Daily

For me, it was the moment I transformed from being a “communications firefighter” to a “communications futurist”—and never looked back. The Great Recession was upon us, and being in communications in the auto industry was not for the faint of heart.

Why the future of communications is integrated

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For communicators who are out to prove their impact on the bottom line, being able to work in concert across multiple channels is a crucial ability. When the advertising team plans a campaign, they might come to the communications team for messaging support, but not every time.

Do you create top-notch media relations campaigns?

PR Daily

Too often, great ideas go by the wayside due to minimal media coverage. However, your creative approach put you on their radar, resulting in outstanding media coverage and unbelievable business results. The launch of the 2018 Media Relations Awards allows us to showcase your talent and reward you for your amazing results. Categories include: Best Social Media Campaign. Best Thought Leadership Campaign. Best Use of New Media Platform.

Thought Leadership Actually Requires Thought and Leadership

Sword and the Script

Suffice to say, those editors know what’s best for their news site, but if we put the relationship between PR and media aside, I don’t think who puts pen to paper is the precise issue here. See these related posts: Marketing Strategy: The Looming Knowledge Crisis. Why Content Marketing and Public Relations Need Each Other. It’s like asking someone to come in and write a thought-leadership piece and then have no thoughts to offer.”.

5 ways to communicate calm in a crisis

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Thanks to COVID-19, social justice issues and even new WFH realities, communicators of all stripes are thrust into the roles of problem solver and crisis planner. RELATED: Showcase your impressive employee comms—and top workplaces ].

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Breaking Down the Failure of Thought Leadership

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Communicators have picked up the thought leadership religion. The post Breaking Down the Failure of Thought Leadership appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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. Motivating the Modern Millennial Homebuyer with Relatable Insights, Bank of America, Bank of America in partnership with Burson-Marsteller. Beyond Ad Trade: Elevating The Trade Desk as a Key Player in the Media and Tech Ecosystem, 5W Public Relations and The Trade Desk.

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

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We were keeping an eye on things and then it quickly escalated, becoming top-of-mind every day, and it continues to be,” recalls Cetera, who is vice president of communications for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Quaker units, PepsiCo Foods North America.

Uber pledges to double Black leadership, Kroger releases COVID-19 comms ‘blueprint,’ and Trader Joe’s addresses ‘racist packaging’

PR Daily

Hello, communicators: . As your organization navigates policies and procedures during COVID-19, make sure you frequently communicate both changes and updates to employees and customers. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

8 rules for better communications during COVID-19

PR Daily

Not surprisingly, there seems to be a growing negative response to coronavirus-related marketing that’s too tangential or loosely-tied to the global pandemic. Based on limited experience in recent days, stories that are legitimately insightful are okay if you are judicious in how you frame the narrative and approach the media. Any stories for the general business and consumer media that are not coronavirus-related will face a strong headwind for the next few weeks (at a minimum).

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

PR Daily

Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. There have been countless messages of support, solidarity and concern on social media and digital platforms. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps. And it has to come from the leadership. Diverse communications are paramount.

Announcing the finalists for the 2015 Media Relations Awards

PR Daily

We asked to see your plans, pitches and earned media coverage. You displayed your hard work and imagination again and again in the categories of integrated marketing communications, issue and cause advocacy campaigns, press events/media tours, use of video and many more. Next, they will study the finalists’ entries again and name the winners of the 2015 Media Relations Awards. PAN Communications, Stretching the Executive’s Bandwidth.

Report: Communication a top trait that audiences want from CEOs

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According to data from Morning Consult, ‘communicativeness’ is more likely to be associated with female leaders than with male execs. According to the Morning Consult, an ability to communicate well is near the very top. RELATED: Join us Dec.

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5 communication lessons from Dr. Anthony Fauci

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The nation’s leading expert on infectious disease has also been a deft and effective communicator, bridging the partisan nature of American society to deliver his messages. His interviews have reached a diverse audience and, according to data published by Axios , he has emerged as a highly trusted source for the political right and left in all matters relating to COVID-19. Joe McLeod is the managing partner at McLeod Communications, and co-host of the PR & Politics podcast.

Here’s Where Communicators are Hoping to Invest More Resources

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executives participating in a recent PR News/Crisp leadership roundtable shared an interesting wish list that centered around the… Continued. The post Here’s Where Communicators are Hoping to Invest More Resources appeared first on PR News Blog. Communications Crisis Management Digital PR General Measurement Media Relations PR News Blogger Network Research Social Media Staffing and Management audience development KPIs measurement social media

3 ways Yanis Varoufakis failed with media relations

PR Daily

Ineffective leadership. Then, when he did meet with them, they found his leadership—or lack thereof—unacceptable. Varoufakis is a hog for the limelight, and seems to have no professional understanding about what should be kept private when engaging with members of the news media. If the measure of success in media relations and professional relationships is to strengthen one’s reputation, Varoufakis failed miserably. Destructive leadership traits.

How communicators can push for change on racial inequality

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Communicators may not be the most visible members of an organization, but deft hands can elicit extraordinary change. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, and a renewed conversation around race and equality in American society, communicators must push their organizations for accountability and transparent action. These are very different times,” says Danielle Veira, director of communications and engagement at A Better Chicago and executive director for ColorComm’s Chicago chapter.

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

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10 crisis communications steps when you don’t have a plan

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In the midst of COVID-19, every organization has become a crisis communicator. Restaurants are turning to social media to encourage customers to dine local. Retail stores are using social media, websites and old-fashioned signage to reassure customers that they are taking appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Sure, some organizations have crisis communication plans or PR agencies they can turn to when the unexpected happens. Pause social media posts.

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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As PRovoke Media put it: “…it is painfully clear that the agencies that are surviving best amid this year’s chaos are those that bring industry-leading expertise in such areas as corporate reputation, crisis counsel, public affairs and employee engagement.”.

50 ways communicators can navigate the ‘new normal’

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Communicators stepped up big to keep the stay-at-home workforce connected. Now you’re communicating in a time of great change, from managing the unpredictable return to the office, the continuing impact of layoffs and budget cuts, and the urgent need to address racial inequality.