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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5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing media relations

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Navigating the ever-changing landscape of media is never easy. In the midst of this, the media landscape continues to evolve. Prior to COVID, unless your clients lived in a major media market, chances of regular national TV appearances were slim.

Playing the Scarcity Card in Media Relations

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. No company in business history has played the scarcity card in media relations with the deftness of Apple.

How PR’s value transcends media relations

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Getting earned media hits is of great value to all organizations, but PR pros can do so much more to safeguard reputations and drive a conversation about their brand or client. You have to be a shrewd media manager—and show your value to the bottom line. The digital disruption driving this recalibration of the media industry was the focus of a fireside chat at a recent Ragan conference broadcast for our Communications Spotlight podcast. Better storytelling.

5 keys to successful media relations right now

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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.

4 ways OKCupid handles media relations during COVID-19

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Finding stories in your data can lead to big earned media wins. Michael Kaye, global communications manager for OKCupid, says the amount of the platform’s members reporting that they’ve gone on a virtual date rose 473% in April, compared with March—and the trend is still growing. FREE REPORT: COVID-19's Impact on Communications ]. Yet, successfully navigating media relations efforts during this time of uncertainty requires communications savvy.

Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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And communicators are doing a lot more of it, too. Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020. Social media is a crucial channel.

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5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

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Storytelling has become a buzzword in business communications. It’s the superpower wielded by communications pros that is the catalyst for headlines, digital content, social media posts and so much more. Here are five storytelling lessons from Square’s efforts: 1.

Media relations is thriving

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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.

Storytelling Lands Commodity Semiconductor on TV

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The post Storytelling Lands Commodity Semiconductor on TV appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. You periodically hear that someone is “good TV.” Bill Hader is good TV (looking forward to binging “Barry” on my next overseas flight). Tina Fey is good TV.

The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to deliver on communications goals has been a matter of life and death. In a morbid way, the pandemic has been a communicator’s dream. The initial message was well-received (relatively speaking) because it demanded a binary behaviour change (i.e. RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ]. And that media training you’ve been putting off?

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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The “F Word” in Storytelling and Business

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The post The “F Word” in Storytelling and Business appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Failure. Point to a movie or a book that captivates, and I’ll show you failure. Shrek. Absolutely. Something more high-brow, like the best-selling novel “A Little Life.”

What Does “Storytelling” Mean to You? 105 Answers from Communicators

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Storytelling is a powerful means of persuasion; it can be both a strategy, as in an overall narrative but it also can be a tactic, like using vignettes; here’s what a recent survey found. Years ago, there was a consultant in the DC area that had an unusual title on his business card: “chief storyteller.” The idea of “ storytelling ” was even stranger. I’m a believer in storytelling. Yet storytelling can mean different things to different people.

Why and how to embrace multimedia storytelling

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, why aren’t you using them to get your message essential media coverage? Storytelling is also a growing trend within the communications discipline. In our Future of the PR Pro Report , 73% said storytelling was the No.

Storytelling Lands Commodity Semiconductor on TV

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The post Storytelling Lands Commodity Semiconductor on TV appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. You periodically hear that someone is “good TV.” Bill Hader is good TV (looking forward to binging “Barry” on my next overseas flight). Tina Fey is good TV.

8 rules to follow for media relations in 2021

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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

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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Technology special feature for communicators

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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.

Bob Woodward: PR and media relations should go old school

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Woodward, the investigative journalist who along with colleague Carl Bernstein chronicled the Watergate scandal, shared the lessons he has learned about storytelling, the truth and public trust in a career of covering White House triumphs and travails. 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

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

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Empathy is essential when your audience stretches from California to Hyderabad and spans both internal and external communications. Lest you doubt the importance of storytelling at the cloud computing company ServiceNow , a staffing priority gives away the game. Every member of the communication team is a storyteller, says Emily Russel, head of the employee communications and engagement team. The heart of everything we do is around storytelling,” Russel says.

Multimedia: The Future of Media Relations

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Despite the disastrous demise of newspapers, PR pros can still achieve stellar media placements by offering multimedia content. Multimedia content also helps busy reporters and editors quickly understand media pitches and content, increasing chances of obtaining media coverage.

7 deadly media relations sins

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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?! If you open the line of communication long before you pitch, you have a better chance of having your email recognized, read and welcomed.

Applying Supply-and-demand Economic Theory to Media Relations

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The post Applying Supply-and-demand Economic Theory to Media Relations appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The relationship between journalists and PR is never going to be a perfect fit. Each party has a different agenda.

5 tactics to sidestep common storytelling pitfalls

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At a time when we have more data than we can possibly use and people connect on social media platforms, storytelling is an ideal tool for PR and marketing. Sometimes we communicate through journalists who have their own story priorities. When considerations collide, storytelling suffers. There’s a tendency in business storytelling to sugarcoat anything negative or embarrassing. Dorothy Crenshaw is CEO of Crenshaw Communications.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

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Storytelling has become a crucial strategy for communicators looking to attract attention from both employees and consumers. Our attention is under attack,” says Steve Clayton, Microsoft’s chief storyteller and general manager of the company’s Innovation, Culture and Stories team. “By Here five ways you can breathe life into your storytelling efforts: 1. To excel at human storytelling, you must focus on the people at the heart of your content.

How the CIA hit its storytelling stride on Twitter

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The spy agency’s former social media director shares insights on tailoring fascinating content for a diverse audience of ‘skimmers,’ ‘swimmers’ and ‘divers.’. We can neither confirm nor deny the brilliance of the CIA’s social media strategy. Carolyn Reams, the intelligence agency’s former social media director, shared broadly applicable insights with the audience at Ragan’s 2020 Social Media Conference on Friday, March 13. Why should social media be any different?”.

How storytelling can inhibit good communications

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Storytelling has become a buzzword in the communications industry, but sometimes it pays to be simple and direct. RELATED: We're celebrating the maestros of media relations. ]. Storytelling in B2B marketing usually represents writing goals like empathy, humanity and interest. The post How storytelling can inhibit good communications appeared first on PR Daily.

How to move from communications firefighting to futuring

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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.

Learn how to come out on top in PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards

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Do you want to burnish your reputation for media relations expertise? You know that organizations face a variety of obstacles in getting their work covered by the news media. How can you capture an audience’s attention on social media when their feeds are oversaturated with ads? PR Daily’s Media Relations Award participants know the answers to these questions. ASCO’s annual survey serves as a powerful storytelling tool.

Purpose-driven communication is hard: ‘There are no short-cuts’

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Porter Novelli’s Ayanna Robinson implores communicators to use their influence to move the needle on issues that matter to their communities. Do not settle for ‘communications lite’,” says Robinson. There’s a lot of opportunity now to rethink our approach to communications.”

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.

Research Indicates PR Pros Believe They Do Get Storytelling

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I speak at the Mumbrella Conference in Singapore tomorrow, charged with answering the question, “Does PR Get Storytelling?” The post Research Indicates PR Pros Believe They Do Get Storytelling appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

4 changes in advertising that communicators should know

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Because we are straying away from large blanket strategies, and digging deeper into the psyche of our clients’ stakeholder audiences, it’s important that we understand the fundamental and nuanced shifts that impact the way customers do business and consume media.

PR Interviewing Tips to Dig Out the Good Stuff for Media Relations

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Try to find a curriculum for mass communications or PR that offers a class on interviewing. The post PR Interviewing Tips to Dig Out the Good Stuff for Media Relations appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

How can data improve your storytelling?

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You might think that a good narrative is hampered by data and analytics, but communicators that shun the numbers are missing a big opportunity. Unfortunately, a business that prides itself on storytelling and communication may feel threatened by the influx of data-driven PR and marketing methods that leave little room for creativity. Data supports storytelling by bringing credibility to your PR message. Here’s how to add data to your storytelling: 1.