6 Stories That Are Not Pitch-Worthy

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: In public relations, it’s not always obvious what constitutes a good story. It’s important to differentiate between legitimate story ideas and self-serving fluff

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6 Simple Rules for Email Pitches

Cision

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that journalists continue to prefer email as the primary means of contact, with more than 90 percent indicating it as the best way to directly pitch a story idea. Additionally, mass-emailed pitches aren’t even very effective.

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PR 101: How to Pitch Fashion Bloggers

Cision

So how do you capture the attention of a fashion blogger with your pitch? We tapped into Cision’s influencer database to come up with five of the most important pitching tips you should know when working with fashion bloggers. Know Who You Are Pitching.

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Why Social Shares Are Key to Pitching Media

Cision

If you pitch a story that is “shareable,” you have a better chance of being covered. And, if you can show the media in your pitch why it’s shareable, you’ll be at an advantage. I started tweaking my pitch to include my social media numbers.

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5 Tips to a Successful PR Pitch

Cision

You won’t get there unless you learn how to pitch journalists with your story. The kiss of death is sending a pitch to editor@yourfavoritepublication.com. Now that you know who you want to pitch, slow your roll before you send an email.

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Tips for Pitching Media Courtesy of The Bachelorette

HMA Public Relations

As the big Bachelorette fan she is, Maddie has recently found a connection between the reality show and pitching media. The post Tips for Pitching Media Courtesy of The Bachelorette appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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5 Ways to Build Successful Email Pitches

Cision

Change may be constant in the PR world, but traditional pitching methods are alive and well. In fact, while reporters’ presence on social media platforms has risen over the past few years, email still remains their preferred pitching method. Research Pitching Policies.

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Ditch These 3 Social Pitching Tips Immediately

Cision

But do your pitching tactics reflect this shift? Avoid making the following three social media pitching mistakes…and get advice on what to do instead: 1. Then, craft social pitches as you write email subject lines: by captivating attention in a concise, yet unique way.

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5 Questions Your Pitch Should Answer to Make a Journalist’s Life Easier

Cision

Here’s what journalists want to know that you need to include in your pitch. Why’d You Pitch Me and Not Another Journalist? Don’t be shy about mentioning an article you liked, or one that ties in to your own pitch. Best Practices Featured media pitching pitching tips

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Four Ways to Streamline the Pitching Process

Cision

Pitching is an integral part of the PR process and communicators are always looking for ways to build meaningful media relationships for themselves and their clients. Here are a few ways you can streamline your pitching process. Pitching to Canadian media?

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5 Tips to Pitching Success – When PR Stands for “Personal” Relations

PR Expanded

As I found editorial success for my agency’s clients, I was able to branch out and pitch radio and television broadcast opportunities. There have been times that I’ve been pitched and people know my background and even how much I love my dogs and that I have grown up kids.

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6 Things for PR Pros to Remember When Pitching Journalists

PRSay

Here’s a few tips you can take from the results: Pitch in the morning. Muck Rack found that 37 percent of journalists prefer to be pitched between 9 a.m. with 27 percent preferring their pitches to come between 6 a.m. Personalize your pitches. Keep your pitches tight.

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Pitching Media in the Digital Age With Jessica Wohl, Food & Beverage Reporter, Ad Age

Marketwired

Here are some of the top Do’s and Don’ts when pitching the media: Do reach out via email, and follow up if you haven’t received a response. Do know who you are pitching and what could interest them; reference one of their recent publications only if it supports your request.

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Pitching Tech Trends with CRN Managing Editor Phil Harvey

Cision

In that time, he’s learned how to spot good pitches from a lightyear away. How do you prefer to receive pitches? Can you be pitched via these channels? I try to be easy to find and contact so if social pitching works for you, have at it.

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Pitching 101: How to Pitch a Holiday Gift Guide Blogger

Cision

But, if you want your pitch to be noticed in a flood of product releases, do your homework and know journalists’ and influencers’ inclinations. What is your advice for PR professionals trying to pitch your Holiday Gift Guide pages? Can you be pitched via these channels?

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Pitching’s New Rules: Q&A With Michael Smart

Cision

But if you don’t approach pitching with the right mindset or media database , reporters will continue to give you the cold shoulder. Get in on pitching coach Michael Smart’s secrets! Q: How do you know which reporters and influencers are the right ones to pitch?

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Example of a Stellar Media Pitch

Rock the Status Quo

Rock The Pitch #13 This critique has nothing to do with bad luck. Here’s what she said… Hi Carrie, Took a quick peek through my email and remembered this pitch, which turned into a 6-page feature in Life Refined magazine. THE PITCH It’s impressive.

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Elevator Pitch or Twitter Pitch?

Waxing UnLyrical

We love following up with them after pitching an interview/story idea. I said, “Often PR professionals are heard talking about the ‘elevator pitch’ – a short summary of the story we are trying to sell the media that we can describe in a span of a few seconds.

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PR 101: How to Pitch The New York Times

Cision

Here’s a few themes we’ve complied when pitching one of the toughest, yet most desirable outlets: The New York Times. The paper employs some of the top journalists in the country, and the last thing they want is a tone-deaf pitch. Email pitches with discretion.

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What to Include in Your Email Pitch to Reporters

Cision

But as journalists begin to feel comfortable using these tools for help with sourcing stories, the social media giants unveil one new feature after another, complicating matters more – especially for PR professionals wanting to know the best way to pitch their clients. Pitches should be short.

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Blogger Pitch Smackdown: SEO Linkbuilders vs. PR Pros

Rock the Status Quo

The Differences in Pitch Style & Purpose Are Helpful to Understand I love PR, I love SEO and I really love how well they intersect to grow client reach and conversion. How that pitch is written can be VERY revealing. Why do I write about backlink pitches in a PR blog?

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Free Tip Sheet! How to Score Coverage By Pitching on Social

Cision

With our latest “ 11 Tips for Pitching Reporters on Social Media ” tip sheet, you’ll also learn how to stand out with personalized pitches, adhere to proper follow-up etiquette and send signs of appreciation once your pitch makes the cut.

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Free Tip Sheet! Help Yourself Out with These Pitching Practices

Cision

If you aren’t already signed up for Help A Reporter Out (HARO), you’re missing a ton of opportunities to pitch top-notch journalists and reporters. How will you know what to include in your pitch when reporters request different information in their source requests?

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Buzzwords to Avoid When Pitching ANYONE

Shift Communications

Finally, it’s pitching time —but despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get media interest. Journalists and editors have many reasons for passing on pitches. Many claim to receive 200 plus pitches a day, some relevant to their editorial priorities and some…not so much.

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4 Steps to Pitching a Journalist

Cision

If you’re new to the world of DIY public relations, let’s take a look at one of the essential components of your PR strategy: pitching the media. It starts long before the pitch. Step 3: Make the Pitch at the Right Time. Best Practices Featured pitching

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#CreativePR: Get Out of the Media-pitching Mindset

Marketwired

When pitching media and other influencers – whether on traditional or social channels – we tend to gravitate to: “How can I make my pitch stand out so it’s compelling to journalists, bloggers and other target audiences?” In other words, you don’t pitch.

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Using Twitter to Pitch Reporters: What You Need to Know

Marketwired

Pitching on Twitter can absolutely be done — but there’s a right way to do it. Here, we’ll offer some pointers on making a connection, building a rapport, and sending over a pitch that gets read. If you want to pitch on Twitter, your personal brand matters.

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How to Pitch Better Brand Stories

Cision

So many entrepreneurs and small business owners think just pitching their product or service is enough because it’s that good. Around Father’s Day, I pitched his story to Entrepreneur – not the Beebo. It also shows you went above and beyond to send a pitch.

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How to Pitch Social Influencers

Cision

Millennials know when they are being pitched and teens are identifying more with top YouTubers than conventional celebrities ( Variety ). It ’ s 2016 (Almost) and thankfully you don ’ t have to convince your boss that social media is a good idea. You now have a different, more exciting challenge. Why should your company or agency use social influencers and native content in your PR strategy? Changing Habits. TV viewerships is down 17 percent among millennials ( Nielsen ).

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Pitching Business and Technology Contributors: Q & A with Freelancer Anne R. Gabriel

Cision

How do you prefer to receive pitches? I do actually read each of the pitches, even though I can’t respond to all of them. I especially prefer story pitches where an end user of the technology (i.e. For one of the outlets I contribute to, Channel Partners Online, pitches need to include a channel angle, but a technology end user is optional. “Thought leadership” pitches on emerging technologies in the financial services sector are also welcome.

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Rock The Pitch #10: PR Pros From The Journalist’s Viewpoint

Rock the Status Quo

Journalists love to bash PR pros… and some of us give them ample reason, pitching without taking time to manage the due diligence that makes a pitch resonate. THE PITCH This example of a bad pitch came in just this morning.

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7 Pitching Tips For Better Tech PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Universal pitching rules apply here, but a few twists are in order when it comes to getting out technology news. Here are our Tech Practice Director Chris Harihar’s best tips for generating better tech PR in day-to-day media pitching.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cold Pitching

PRSay

That previous paragraph was hard to write because if you go back to my original pitches, and even to the early days of me blogging about pitching, that’s exactly how I used to express myself. It’s also how most PR pros write pitches and follow-up emails today. For a cold pitch, the status quo is to start with something like this: Just wanted to reach out, hoping you can take just a minute to see if there’s something that might interest you here.

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USA Today’s Tips for Pitching to Get News Coverage

Cision

Moderated by social media strategist Nichole Kelly , the panelists discussed ongoing transformations in the journalism world, the innovation process that sets USA Today apart from other digital newsrooms and pitching tips for PR pros to better work with outlets like USA Today. Once you’ve established that, then pitch a reporter, he continues. Q: Knowing what not to pitch is just as important as knowing what gets coverage. Featured Influencers HARO pitching USA Today

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Answering ‘Why Now?’ The Best PR Pitch Is a Timely One

Cision

Recently, my team at Communications@Syracuse asked 25 communication professionals for their takes on the most crucial elements of a PR pitch. Any communication professional will tell you that your pitch must be tailored to the journalist or editor at hand, but personalization goes beyond that.

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How to Build Rapport and Pitch Media Using Twitter

Shift Communications

Ah, Twitter: Land of snarky comments, pithy observations, celebrity smack downs, breaking news, and, if you’re a savvy enough public relations professional, pitching opportunities. If you’ve never pitched on Twitter before, you could be missing out.

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5 Pitches That Journalists Don’t Care About

PRSay

PR pros shouldn’t expect success every time they pitch a story — having three out of 10 pitches result in a placement is considered a good average — but a good PR professional will want to increase his or her chances of success in every way possible. ” Building those relationships is fruitless, however, if you send a journalist a pitch they couldn’t care less about. Here are five types of pitches reporters don’t want to receive: 1. Non-pitches.

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Holiday Gift Guide Pitching Tips for PR Pros

Cision

Mid-summer in public relations means one thing — holiday gift guide pitching season is here. But, how does your pitch stand out when every brand claims to have this year’s must-have gift? Pitch the right person. with deadlines, lead times and pitching information.

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Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?

prTini

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: A solid pitch trumps a lukewarm relationship. Anyone can throw together a generic pitch, send it to a handful of reporters and see what happens. This “blanket” approach to pitching doesn’t fly at Geben.

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Pitching etiquette – How to effectively follow up your media pitch with a journalist

Public Relations Sydney

A media pitch effectively sells a story idea to a journalist and is often in the form of an email, though it can be pitched over the phone as well. The key is to know how to draft a winning media pitch. This is just as important as writing the media pitch itself.

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