10 Top Media Trends for 2021

PR Daily

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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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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Should media relations wait during election season?

PR Daily

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 ].

How to avoid the media relations summer slump

PR Daily

It’s hard to get earned media coverage this time of year. It’s that time of year again—the season all media relations professionals dread—summer. It’s not that we’re snowbirds (at least, I’m not) it’s the fact that media relations always takes a hit on placements over the summer.

Is Media Relations Dead?

Bianchi Biz Blog

Is media relations dead? In fact, a recent article in the BusinessWire Blog called Media Outlet Availability on PR Efforts , by Christopher S. Consider that: The number of bona fide independent media outlets is declining – in the U.S. Is Media Relations Dead?

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing media relations

PR Daily

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.

6 tips for better media relations during COVID-19

PR Daily

Media relations has become a pivotal part of communications during COVID-19. So how can we ensure that the information we are putting out there rises above the noise on social media and provides real value to readers and our audience?

Are Embargoes and Exclusives Still Useful in Media Relations?

Sword and the Script

Three-quarters (75%) of public relations professionals say media relations is getting harder, according to the 2020 JOTW Communications Survey. Are exclusives still useful in media relations? PR earned media media relations pitching PR surveys PR tactic surveys

Media relations mentoring—6 strong pitching practices for B2B companies

Agility PR Solutions

The post Media relations mentoring—6 strong pitching practices for B2B companies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations media relationsReporters today are under more pressure than ever. Newsrooms are short staffed, reporters are juggling several different beats and are under extreme pressure to deliver “eye-catching” headlines, within very tight deadlines.

2 Media Relations Rules to Break in 2020

PRSay

At first it annoyed me, but after a while I realized some benefits to being a contrarian, especially in media relations. This exchange reminded me of a few of the “devil’s advocate” tactics that I’ve seen be successful in media relations.

Media Relations Dos And Don’ts For Holiday PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tying media relations activities to key calendar milestones is a time-honored PR tactic, because it works. From Labor Day to New Year’s Eve, fall holidays probably offer the best occasions for media coverage, but the approach needs to be relevant, respectful, and creative. Dos and don’ts for holiday media pitching. Commercializing a serious holiday should be avoided, and it pays to consider the current news environment when planning a specific media pitch.

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? After attending Ragan’s PR & Media Relations Summit in New York, it’s clear relationships are still the foundation of good PR. The Media Won’t Cover You if They Don’t Know You.

Media relations mentoring—6 common pitching errors to avoid

Agility PR Solutions

We’ll be offering tons of great pitching advice during our journalist panel on July 25. Pitching stories is one of the essential skills of a PR professional. Yet it is surprising how many PR people neglect the basics of how to pitch what to whom. The post Media relations mentoring—6 common pitching errors to avoid appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Analysis Public Relations media relations

Your media relations strategy deserves recognition

PR Daily

Enter your best pitch, media event strategy or campaign to PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards by the extended deadline on April 24. The post Your media relations strategy deserves recognition appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awards

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?” The post Journalist Compares a Bad Media Pitch with One That Has a Fighting Chance appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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

PR Daily

Ragan and PR Daily brought together finalists for an afternoon of virtual camaraderie and networking to honor professionals who had big media-relations wins during the year. When it came to the many media-relations honorees, there was much to be serious about.

4 ways OKCupid handles media relations during COVID-19

PR Daily

Finding stories in your data can lead to big earned media wins. Those numbers—along with the stories behind them—can create an attractive story for a journalist, netting your organization media coverage despite headlines being dominated by COVID-19 news and information.

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

Sword and the Script

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.

Be Relevant: 21 Media Relations Insights From 3 Surveys Polling 3,000+ Journalists [UML]

Sword and the Script

Of all the media relations insights the best one is this: be relevant. The vast majority of media relations hinges on relevancy. The UML is an occasion roundup of three related ideas that have been vetted, wrapped in insight, and presented here for your perusal. >>>

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Earned Media vs. Media Relations [PR Tech Sum]

Sword and the Script

Summary of monthly PR tech news: Critical Mention adds a media database; Talkwalker acquires Nielson Social; Watch out for fine print in media monitoring contracts As a term, earned media made a big splash in search trends in late 2004 or early 2005…and then interest waned.

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.

5 keys to successful media relations right now

PR Daily

Be a helper, keep your pitches snappy, and do your research before hitting send. The news media landscape remains in a state of flux, with the specter of COVID-19 still dominating coverage. Think of your media relationships like you would your friendships.

Finding the Inspiration to Pitch

PRSay

As arduous as 2020 was, it did provide some inspiring pitch examples you can learn from. So many pitches come across like a robot wrote them. Taryn won the Overall Best Pitch of the Year competition that I run for my group coaching program, and Mackenzie earned Runner-up status.

6 openings to avoid when pitching reporters

PR Daily

Crisis comms and media relations expert Nick Lanyi shares some of the more offensive ledes that will doom your pitch. Cold emailing is a big part of the PR/media relations job. RELATED: Join us for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

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Multimedia: The Future of Media Relations

Glean.info Blog

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.

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. 3 More Reasons Media Relations is Harder. Most of my experience in media relations comes from a B2B technology perspective. Also, see these related posts.

Media relations in the wake of COVID-19

PR in High Definition

In these times of uncertainty, where the situation is changing so quickly and we’re constantly receiving new snippets of information, the media has never been more important in keeping everyone informed. And that goes for both coronavirus and non-coronavirus related stories.

Media Relations in 2020

5W PR

A couple of decades ago, the word “media” had a much more limited meaning than it possesses today. A couple of decades ago, media relations meant keeping in touch on a regular basis with the assignment editor of the local TV station and the city editor of the newspaper. In today’s world of social media, media relations is so much broader. And then there are special groups on various social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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! Here are some ways how to build great media relations with relevant press: Check out Recent Coverage. Doing so can help us ensure we picked the right target from our media list and that our pitches are tweaked to address their specific interests.

How to Write a Pitch That Will Actually Get Read

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As most PR people know, reporters don’t read every pitch that lands in their inbox. A recent study found that 42% of journalists, writers and bloggers receive 11 to 100 pitches daily, and 5% receive a whopping 100 or more email pitches every day. Personalize your pitch.

3 tips for irresistible email pitches

PR Daily

Here’s how to get your pitches read and score more media coverage. Pitching busy journalists has only gotten harder with more reporters these days covering multiple beats, gathering their own visuals—and handling their own social media. RELATED: Join us Aug.

Media relations and email etiquette: Does every pitch warrant a response?

Muck Rack

Media relations and email etiquette: Does every pitch warrant a response

10 media relations essentials

PR Daily

Improve your media outreach with these simple—but often overlooked—tips. Do your research; then target and personalize your pitches accordingly. Once you’ve selected media outlets that are a good match for your pitch, identify the individuals who would be most responsive. Media contacts get the same boilerplate press releases and emails over and over, so make your text stand out from the crowd. An unsolicited marketing email can feel like a bad pickup line.

How COVID19 has Changed B2B PR & Media Relations

Bianchi Biz Blog

COVID-19 has certainly changed the way business-to-business (B2B) public relations and media relations is now conducted. It’s pretty simple … by being proactive, consistent, empathetic and genuine in our outreach to media.

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PR Rules To Break For Killer Media Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The best and brightest public relations teams have guidelines to achieve the best media relations results. However, when it comes to connecting with a producer or editor who is pitched hundreds of times in a single day, sometimes it pays to break the rules. Break these rules; improve media relations. Decisions like this depend on brand goals and target audience and should be taken up together by both teams as part of overall media strategy.

4 tips for pitching magazines

PR Daily

We sat down with three experts to learn more about the art of pitching magazines. Familiarizing yourself with the nitty-gritty of magazines is essential before even thinking about sending a pitch. The FOB is very different than what you might find throughout the rest of the magazine and likely even has its own editor to pitch. RELATED: Learn how to sharpen your pitching skills, boost buzz and land more headlines. ]. Tips for pitching magazine editors.

How to explain media relations value to clients

PR Daily

Media relations is a crucial component of the PR pro’s role. Coupled with all the other communications tools at your disposal, from social media to advertising, the right media placement can create the magic recipe for a content strategy. “At At its core, a media placement’s innate value is that it gives credibility to the subject that is being written or talked about,” says Judy Lee, vice president of media relations at Mitchell Communications Group. “In

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

PR Daily

Showcase your media relations campaigns, content, events and pitches in the premiere program for media relations work. The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily.

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

PR Daily

Showcase your media relations campaigns, content, events and pitches in the premiere program for media relations work. The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily.

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.