Interview with Ann Handley

Critical Mention

In this interview, she shares her insights into how marketing has changed over time, the most valuable social media channel for marketers and how to make more of an impact as a marketing professional in your community. I went into Marketing by way of writing.

Interview with Davis Mallory

Critical Mention

I reached out to blogs myself, and many didn’t write back. Billboard , however, did write back and started covering me. For those that don’t write back but have covered me before, I send out personal emails asking if they were willing to write about me again.

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Interview with Anthony Iannarino

Critical Mention

I started writing the blog in 2009, and the speaking and books followed on not too much later. In a world full of negativity, I want everything I write to be positive and helpful—and not divisive. Blog Content Interviews Marketing Productivity Trends

10 Tiresome, Useless Clichés to Strip From Your Speech & Writing

PR Matters

Humour PR Words & Writing 10 bad cliches 10 terrible cliches business cliches cliches in business cliches in speeches cliches to avoid everyday cliches interview tips the worst cliches top 10 writing tips

6 potent tips for nailing media interviews

PR Daily

So you’ve landed an interview with a respected reporter. The story they publish or clip they air will be amazing for your business—if you get the interview right. Here are six media relations tactics to take into your next interview.

10 Irritating, Useless Clichés to Strip From Your Speech & Writing

PR Matters

Humour PR Words & Writing cliches to avoid interview tips the worst cliches in writing the worst cliches top 10 writing tips

Tips for Professional Video Chat Interviews and Meetings

PRSay

The 24-hour news channels have also increased the number of interviews they are doing through Skype, FaceTime and other services. Below are my tips on how to ace these interviews; most of which also apply to online meetings and conferences.

Interview with Ann Handley

Critical Mention

In this interview, she shares her insights into how marketing has changed over time, the most valuable social media channel for marketers and how to make more of an impact as a marketing professional in your community. I went into Marketing by way of writing.

Journalists Offer Tips on Interviewing, a Key to Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The reason PR fails at storytelling often has nothing to do with understanding the makings of a good story or writing expertise. Instead, the root cause can lie in the interviewing process for sourcing the content. The post Journalists Offer Tips on Interviewing, a Key to Storytelling appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations.

For clearer writing, ditch ‘etc.,’ ‘i.e.’ and ‘e.g.’

PR Daily

Here’s what to write instead. Ideally, interview Round 4 is onsite with the three other interviewers and meeting the hiring manager casually for coffee, etc. We could write about how the rise of Big Data to personalize product recommendations steers/impacts customers.

An Interview with Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Critical Mention

While I started engaging on social media channels, I realized that blogging and writing about my experiences would be central to sharing my story. I was just enjoying the opportunity to write and speak about my experiences.

4 writing lessons from Deadspin

PR Daily

Sure, it was crass, rude and controversial—and earlier iterations of the site published truly disgraceful content—but holy smokes, the writing on Deadspin was withering and wonderful. Write about it. The post 4 writing lessons from Deadspin appeared first on PR Daily.

AirPR Interview Series: Emmy Award Winning Journalist & PR Pro Mika Stambaugh

Onclusive

I came to the name after incorporating my initials — ‘MAS’ is Spanish for ‘more’ — and ‘ink’ references pen-to-paper; writing your story to build and manage your communications. “Nail the elevator pitch.”.

10 Fundamentals for Successful B2B Media Interviews

Sword and the Script

B2B reporters today don’t do media interviews like they once did. There’s only so much time in the day which means fewer interviews are conducted. If you are fortunate enough to secure an interview, then you certainly want to make the most of it.

How to Prepare & Coach Executives Through Media Interviews

Cision

Securing an interview with a media outlet for an executive or other company spokesperson is a dream…except when it’s not. Interviews provide an opportunity to showcase your brand and spokespeople as thought leaders, increase loyalty to your brand, defuse crises and drive sales.

Will robots automate writing?

PR Daily

This week, the army of robot writers gets a little closer, writing is like a fantasy game and Stephen King thinks you should write more. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a program called Scheherazade that reads, then writes choose-your-own-adventure fiction.

Interview with Critical Mention’s VP of Engineering on Media Monitoring

Critical Mention

If you want to write a piece of software there are 1,000 correct answers, so I keep everyone on the same page and keep the process moving. The post Interview with Critical Mention’s VP of Engineering on Media Monitoring appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

Instagram heads off privacy concerns, most employees report burnout, and Woodward’s book interview debacle

PR Daily

Woodward interview on #MeToo book derails. Veteran journalist Bob Woodward was invited to interview the authors of the new book “She Said,” written by journalists who helped break the Harvey Weinstein story, which led to the #MeToo movement. 7 tips for conducting better interviews.

The Secret to Writing Memorable Key Messages

Action PR

The secret to writing key messages is to make them memorable, relevant and meaningful. More than that will be too many for any to stand out – plus it’s a headache for your spokesperson to remember them all in the heat of the interview moment….

Writing Hacks to 10X Your PR Success

Social PR Chat

Imagine how much more productive and rewarding your writing time could be if, when you made time to write and sat down and opened that laptop, you could get right to it? In a recent Office Hours Live Chat, I got to pick the brain of a business writer and writing coach Miranda Miller. She’s been writing for brands and other organizations for over 15 years and now teaches other writers tricks and tips to dramatically improve the quality and value of their writing.

Five Journalists Share Tips for Interviewing

Ishmael's Corner

The reason PR fails at storytelling often has nothing to do with understanding the makings of a good story or writing expertise. Instead, the root cause can lie in the interviewing process for sourcing the content. The interview starts before the interview itself.

How to Ace a Last-Minute Media Interview

Cision

There’s something about the last-minute interview request that has even the most seasoned spokespeople feeling a pinch of dread. Here’s what you need to do to deliver your best interview yet, even if you have only 10 minutes to spare: Set up a Time. Be a Resource After the Interview.

3 reasons why you should let us write your content

PR Daily

We’ll conduct pop-up or in-depth surveys, interviews and focus groups to fine-tune your content strategy to ensure engagement. The post 3 reasons why you should let us write your content appeared first on PR Daily.

5 Tips For PR Pros Too Busy To Write

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Clearly it can be challenging to find the focused time for longer pieces of writing. . Yet quality writing is vital in PR. Challenging though it is, there are ways to balance hectic schedules with creating space for good writing. Tackle longer writing assignments in pieces.

Interview with PRSA’s National Chairman, Anthony W. D’Angelo

Critical Mention

Anthony: In my 35 years of being in this profession, I’ve learned this: writing is job number one. You need to be a professional writer and write for your audience for an intended effect. The post Interview with PRSA’s National Chairman, Anthony W.

Study: CEOs should hone knowledge, social media before interviews

PR Daily

Journalists do their homework prior to conducting interviews, but many executives fail when it comes to conveying expertise and making an impression before the first question is asked. Executives should also check their attitudes before interviews.

SHIFTxSW: Interview with Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive

Shift Communications

SHIFT: So many people write annual “how to survive SXSW” posts which are really just long lists of where to eat in Austin. Events interview SXSW

Part II: Finding The Time To Treat Every Meeting Like a First Interview

PR Expanded

Last week’s blog post focused on the reasons why you should Treat Every Meeting Like a First Interview. With Evernote , I’m able to capture bits of information when I’m on the go, for meetings, writing projects, blog posts, client projects, etc.

AirPR Interview Series: Jon Gelberg, Inc. Media’s Executive Editor of Content Strategies

Onclusive

It’s all about quality- quality writing, well-produced videos and infographics, and, more than ever, creating immersive, multimedia content experiences. The post AirPR Interview Series: Jon Gelberg, Inc. “I’ve been telling stories in one way or another my entire life.”.

Why it's wrong to solicit questions before a media interview

PR Daily

More and more, public relations pros are brazenly asking reporters to submit their questions prior to an interview. To those unfamiliar with conventional practice, it's common on the PR side to prepare for an interview by trying to anticipate the questions.

My recent interview with Vuelio

Norton's Notes

This is an interview I did with the guys at Vuelio for their Blogger Spotlight section after I was kindly listed in their top ten PR bloggers for the third year running. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you start writing your blog?

PR Interviews: Michael White Lansons

Norton's Notes

I have been interviewing PR practitioners from all over the world as part of my interview series called 20:20 Vision. The concept of these interviews is that I ask each practitioner 20 questions about themselves and they give us a brief glimpse into their working lives and what makes them tick. My first interview was with Arik C. One of my career defining roles was writing the social media strategy for a prominent central bank.

How To Turn An Interview Into Coverage a Year Later

Shift Communications

They are busy with plenty of stories to write, events to attend and breaking news they have to jump on. I also like to time my follow up to current events that I know a reporter will be writing about or are relevant to my client. Keep an eye on what the reporter is writing about.

Ways PR grads can ace their first interview

PR Daily

Although a new grad should expect to start off quite a bit below that figure, a solid interview can help you land the job to make you the envy of your class. Here are a few ways in which newly minted PR grads can nail their first post-college interview: 1.

3 Easy Questions that Trip Up Media Interviews

Sword and the Script

As the saying goes, it’s the little things that kill, and the little things can derail or trip up an interview with the media. Media interviews are more important because they are hard to come by these days.

How to Prepare for the Big Interview: Q&A With Brad Phillips

Cision

When your company secures an interview with a major media outlet, you may feel the urge to celebrate. Just don’t let your executive or chosen company spokesperson arrive to the interview unprepared! When you’ve concluded the interview, call for a 10-minute break.

3 tips for writing unforgettable PR messages

PR Daily

Want to handle media interviews with greater confidence? Want to write more effective PR copy and social media posts? Persuasive presentations and convincing media interviews often boil down to repeating your message—sometimes a lot. Write the way you talk.

How data can affect your writing

PR Daily

This week’s roundup includes why writers must be data analysts, writing things that are never published and perspective from Stephen King. Robinson Meyer writes in The Atlantic that knowing this information can change the way you write, but that doesn't necessarily make for bad journalism.

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Writing tips from big-time novelists

PR Daily

list of rules for writing. Shut up and write. It's doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction," says novelist Jonathan Franzen. RELATED: Learn PR writing tips that will wow executives, woo editors and win audiences. ].

4 PR lessons from the Tinder CEO’s interview debacle

PR Daily

Tinder CEO Sean Rad gave us a jarring reminder this week of how perilous talking to journalists can be when he offered one of the most uncomfortable interviews in recent memory —during the “ quiet period ” for his company’s IPO, no less.