Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder. A majority (68%) of respondents said media relations is getting “harder” (53%) or “much harder” (15%). 2) Truly study the media.

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Journalist Compares a Bad Media Pitch with One That Has a Fighting Chance

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. For those who toil on the front lines of media relations, it’s easy to drift into a Jim Carrey-like optimism. PR: “What are the chances that you’ll write about this pitch?”

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4 Media Relations Tips to Live By

Cision

Since the start of public relations, media placements have been the holy grail of PR success. However, with shrinking newsrooms and journalists being bombarded with pitches, how does a media relations campaign stand a chance in this new age?

How PR pros can fight growing media relations difficulties

PR Daily

Industry insiders report that media relations is only getting harder, however the benefits remain for PR pros that can cut through the noise. Media relations is hard and getting harder. It’s harder to know who is [the] media and who isn’t. Study the media.

Is Media Relations Getting Harder?

Sword and the Script

Do you feel like media relations getting harder? The survey found more than half (51%) said media relations is getting harder. The media is looking for the biggest headline rather than the significance of the story,” wrote in one respondent.

Making Media Relations Connections

Shift Communications

As an AE who’s day-to-day consists of securing media coverage and building relationships with reporters, sitting 10 feet away from these “celebrities” reminded me that they are just like everyone else! Don’t Just Reach Out With Pitches.

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.”.

This is How the Sorry State of Media Relations Ends

Sword and the Script

A while back a reporter I had been pitching threw me what I thought was an unexpected softball. The Sorry State of Media Relations. Then the story hinge swings like this: “Such is the sorry state of corporate media relations these days.

PR Advantages of Pitching Trade Press

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Just as some celebrities are famous for being famous, big-media notoriety can build the ego without building the brand. If the big-name media feature is the show horse, then trade publication coverage is the less glamorous workhorse of PR.

Applying Supply-and-demand Economic Theory to Media Relations

Ishmael's Corner

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

How to Use Twitter in Media Relations

The Proactive Report

The Internet has changed the way we connect and communicate – not just with one another, but also with the media. Writing a press release and posting it on the wire doesn’t get your media coverage anymore. Monitoring Media Lists. Pitching Via Twitter.

Cliff Notes to Effective Media Relations: A Summary of 3 Surveys of Editors, Reporters and Journalists

Sword and the Script

Most PR professionals say media relations is getting harder or much harder, according to the 2019 JOTW Communications Survey. This is up 17% from last year where 51% said media relations was getting harder. Study the media. 2) What reporters want from PR pitches. “My

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Bad Things Happen When PR Pitches a Plagiarized Byliner

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post Bad Things Happen When PR Pitches a Plagiarized Byliner appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

Are the days of media relations coming to an end?

PR Daily

A while back, a reporter I had been pitching threw me what I thought was an unexpected softball. The sorry state of media relations. Then the story hinge swings like this: “Such is the sorry state of corporate media relations these days.

5 reasons media relations is not dead

PR Daily

Trends such as brand journalism , content marketing and social media are more present than ever in PR plans. This shift has some communicators questioning the need for traditional media relations and earned media coverage. Here are five reasons why you should take an integrated approach to PR and not ditch the pitch. Earned media is still king. News coverage amplifies brand journalism. Media exposure makes you an instant expert.

How to add some personality to your PR pitch

PR Daily

Connecting with writers and landing top-tier media coverage for your brand is still the name of the game when it comes to increasing brand recognition and improving SERPs. What most people don’t realize is that building relationships with writers begins at the pitching stage.

Mindfulness and Mobile Media Relations: Lisa Buyer and @SEJournal Chat

Social PR Chat

In a world of constantly having things in the palm of your hand, PR professionals are challenged with mindfulness when it comes to mobile media relations. Journalists want to have their own personal brand, and they’re forming that through social media. Go, go, go.

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15 ways to doom your pitch and tick off journalists

PR Daily

Dissecting PR pitches is one of the duties editors least enjoy. PR people are typically pleasant to deal with—and many are excellent at what they do—but a lousy few make the story pitching experience, er, let’s say suboptimal. One nitpick that editors notice in pitches is font choice.

Managing Media Relations for a Publisher; Off Script No. 32: Rachael Wolensky of ALM

Sword and the Script

The attraction was instant, she says, and at that young age, it was a deciding moment in her determination to pursue a career in either PR or journalism. It was also a challenge finding a unique way for the external media to be comfortable talk with media sources (our editors).

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.

Why The New York Times Shouldn’t Always Be Your Media Relations Target

PRSay

So I wasn’t surprised when I was fielding questions about media relations at a so-called “Ask the Expert” session that this query came up: “Bottom line, how do I get my client in The New York Times ?”. And being strategic about choosing media targets goes like this: “What outlets will likely achieve the most influence on our key audiences given the amount of resources we have for outreach?”. Get more media pitching knowledge from Michael here.

3 missteps that can kill your media relations efforts

PR Daily

PR pros feel neglected and ignored after spending hours upon hours researching and pitching the best fit for a given reporter. Don’t let the parallels between online dating and digital communications discourage your media outreach efforts. Your pitch must be: Credible.

Cision report: land a media relations pitch with SEO and social audience data

Stephen Waddington

Tailored pitches have always been the key to success in media relations. Adding SEO and social data to pitches adds huge value for time pressed journalists. Use insight about a publication and its audience as part of your pitch. #3 media

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Finding the Right Time to Send a Pitch

PRSay

The second-best time of day to pitch media is between 10 a.m. Many are expected to post to multiple platforms, and then promote their work on social media. Absent any additional insight into your target media’s workflow, it’s still a decent time slot, if you have to guess.

6 fictional journalists and how to pitch to them

PR Daily

How would you pitch some of fiction and film’s greatest journalistic characters? Here are some classics with takeaways for today’s media relations professional. Many fiction writers choose journalism for the profession of their main character. .

How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal?

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Virtually every national and global company desires coverage in the business media. For those who toil in the B2B arena, the pursuit of business media is not a job for squeamish. The post How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal? Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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The Top Challenges in Journalism According to a Survey of Journalists and the Cliff Notes to 3 Studies by PR Tech Vendors [UML]

Sword and the Script

Is the process of media relations getting harder? Part of the answer is rethinking traditional PR efforts – and another part is studying the media to understand how it’s changing. 1) The top challenges in journalism. A deluge of pitches. “75%

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What to Include in Your Email Pitch to Reporters

Cision

There’s no doubt that social media is shaking up the way journalists approach their work. According to Cision’s 2015 Social Journalism Study , 67 percent of journalists spend up to two hours on their social media accounts each day, up from 38 percent just three years ago.

3 Media Relations Tips for When Top-Tier Publications Seem Out of Reach

PRSay

Trade media, on the other hand, is targeted to a specific industry, profession, trade or business. An added bonus for you: Trade outlets aren’t inundated with pitches like their high-visibility counterparts, so it’s easier to get your pitch in front of the right eyes. [link].

Why journalists want a time-sensitive pitch

PR Daily

Journalists are inundated with pitches from PR pros daily. Sometimes these pitches are for story ideas that can be written and published at any time—evergreen pitches. Journalists hate getting pitched a story that ideally should have been published days before.

How to master media relations in the digital age

PR Daily

Traditional media outlets are often cast aside in today’s digital-focused news consumption cycle. Although it’s important to focus on maximizing social media , today's PR pros shouldn’t forget about “old media,” which still play a vital role in modern journalism.

What Editors and Writers Want From PR Pitches in 2018

Cision

In a highly-shared article on The Atlantic recently, senior editor Derek Thompson suggested that struggling media organizations have only one option. Developing just the right pitch has never been easy, however. S/he is reading 100 PR pitches a day.

4 ways journalism changes are affecting PR

PR Daily

The rise of digital-native media companies and niche outlets have made it harder to judge who's influential to your audience and difficult—if not at times impossible—to determine what publications act in a “journalistic manner.” What does that mean for media relations?

2016 Global Social Journalism Study: How to Reach More Journalists on Social Media

Cision

Connecting with journalists via social media should be a no-brainer for any PR pro. According to Cision’s 2016 Global Social Journalism Study published this week, nearly half (48 percent) of U.S. journalists say they would be unable to carry out their work without social media.

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 Strategy: Why You Need to Chase the Beat in 2018

Stern + Associates

When I started working in public relations more than 20 years ago, my media relations strategy was pretty simplistic and straightforward – and effective. Finding the right journalist to pitch. The post Media Relations Strategy: Why You Need to Chase the Beat in 2018 appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. Media Relations Media Under Threat digital media Journalism media relations PR profession search engines Social Media

5 Ways to Ride the Social Journalism Trend

Cision

Journalism and PR have changed over the past several years. The old way of pitching journalists via email or even snail mail is slowly being replaced by social media. In fact, most journalists said they feel they are more engaged with their audiences because of social media.

9 Media Relations Tips for 2016

Journalistics

Cision recently published its annual State of the Media Report , which I find to be one of the most valuable resources for understanding changes in news media environment. If media relations is part of your job, I highly recommend you review Cision’s report in detail.

How to practice media relations in a heavily political environment

PR Daily

With political coverage dominating the headlines, PR pros must recalibrate their media relations efforts to keep their clients' brands part of the national conversation. So, how do media relations pros compete in a volatile media climate?

Report: 83% of journalists use Twitter—but most still want email pitches

PR Daily

A recent survey of reporters showcased growing usage of social media platforms for news, but many traditional media relations best practices apply. As more publications cater to the rise of digital content and social media, so should PR pros.

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