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

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

Ishmael's Corner

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.

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.

What You Pitch Is Secondary to Who You Pitch

PRSay

It seems like every few months I see a tweet ripping into a bad PR pitch. The blogger portrayed the pitch as comically superficial. When I’m asked to review pitches, PR pros generally start by asking about their subject line, their opening sentence or their call to action.

PR Advantages of Pitching Trade Press

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While pitching the national publications should definitely be a part of the overall PR plan, no B2B tech campaign can afford to ignore the opportunities that trade media afford. Pitching trade press can be easier than nailing a story in a large media outlet.

Fighting Back Against Passive PR Pitches

AirPR

Subsequently, you will be pitched everything from Smucker’s new line of technologically-enhanced jams to book releases from a no-name author living in town you’ve never heard of either. Musings PR Education bad pitches how to pitch journalists media database Pitching Pitching Tips PR advice PR education public relationsOne of the downsides to be a content creating machine is that, inevitably, you will be added to every media database on the planet.

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.

PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR teams can take advantage of sudden extra relevance by immediately pitching a client as a news source to media hungry for pertinent expertise. Here are the PR fundamentals for reactive media pitches. PR tips for reactive media pitches.

5 selfish pitching behaviors PR pros should banish

PR Daily

Too often, these pitches miss a crucial element to land success (and headlines): What’s in it for the reporter—and his or her readers. Missing this can mean your pitch might be deleted almost as soon as you send it, and it often translates to lackluster media relations effectiveness. Here are five examples of selfish pitching behaviors—and how to avoid them: 1. Instead, pitch those stories directly and succinctly, letting the reporter decide if it’s compelling and relevant.

This month in bad PR pitches

Muck Rack

This month in bad PR pitches

Finding the Right Time to Send a Pitch

PRSay

The second-best time of day to pitch media is between 10 a.m. That’s because the actual best time to pitch a given journalist or blogger is unique to each one. like a Wall Street Journal reporter I used to pitch). Get more media pitching knowledge from Michael Smart here.

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.

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.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Mysteries of Media Pitching on September 20th

PR Expanded

ET for an in-depth discussion on the mysteries of media pitching. You heard us: Media pitching. Google “media pitching” and you’ll get a slew of results referencing dos and don’ts, tips, tricks, and best practices. What are the characteristics of a good media pitch?

To Pitch or Not To Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

The post To Pitch or Not To Pitch? HMA Public Relations PR Observations and Preferences Public Relations agency Pitch PR proposal Request for ProposalThere is not a day that goes by that the topic of responding to RFPs and developing proposals isn’t discussed among my colleagues.

Anatomy Of A Pitch: Winning Tech PR Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Now, let’s take a look at the anatomy of an effective tech media pitch. She chooses a pitch based on the game situation, the skill of the other team, and weather conditions. A media pitch is not very different. If the grip isn’t right, the pitch will fall short.

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.

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.

3 Tips for Pitching Reporters and Influencers

Cision

Pitching is like a science project. Each pitch is an experiment. In order to discover what works best, you must continue to test your pitching techniques. The dependent variable in this case is your writing, the independent variable whom you are pitching.

Anchor Your Pitches to Journalists With a ‘Human Angle’

PRSay

Whenever possible, pitches should be about people, not products or programs. I recently reviewed a group of pitches and saw the power of this principle highlighted by two good examples and one that needed some help. Pitch No. His pitch was a profile of an up-and-coming minority woman leader who happened to be in charge of the bid. Pitch No. The pitch listed all the claims about the technology, complete with buzzwords and jargon. Pitch No.

What Editors and Writers Want From PR Pitches in 2018

Cision

Developing just the right pitch has never been easy, however. S/he is reading 100 PR pitches a day. That is the overwhelming rule of PR pitches. Even the top 20 percent of PR pitches are a cavalcade of awkward transitions.”.

Lessons in pitching: Tell the whole story

Axia PR

3 tips to improve your pitches. During that time, I would pitch story ideas, while simultaneously learning the preferences of my editors. PR Tips Pitch Earned mediaFor more than 25 years, I worked as a journalist.

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

PR 101: How to Pitch Travel Journalists

Cision

Using Cision’s proprietary research of thousands of travel journalists, we have come up with six tips that will help your travel pitch get noticed in a flooded inbox. Not All Travel Pitches are Created Equal. Also, send pitches that have a unique angle and a good headline.

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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.

3 Types of Information Journalists Want You to Pitch Them

PRSay

Get more media pitching knowledge from Michael Smart here. Check out his workshop “ Secrets of Media Relations Masters” or his online course “ Crafting the Perfect Pitch”. . PR Training Media Relations Media Training Pitching

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?

How to time your holiday media pitches

PR Daily

PR pros know that the timing of sending your pitch could mean the difference between a story’s getting written and published—and its going straight to the trash. If a story is pitched too late to be published when it’s still relevant, a journalist won’t even pass it along for approval.

A Simple Trick to Personalizing Your Pitches on a Tight Deadline

PRSay

The timeless, endless struggle continues: You, the savvy and realistic PR pro, know it’s better to approach fewer targets with more personalized pitches. After this one-line intro, transition into how your pitch relates to this subject area, in one sentence.

What Is a Story Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

One of the similarly handy tactics people most often confuse with a news release is a little something called the story pitch. The post What Is a Story Pitch? Featured PR Observations and Preferences Pitch pitching Public Relations Release Story Pitch

How the Digital Revolution Is Making Pitching Easier — Sometimes

PRSay

Yes, journalists and bloggers are bombarded by more pitches than ever. But the digital revolution also is making pitching easier in some ways, if you know how to adapt to it. Consider this pitch by Ashley, who attended my workshop and was kind enough to send in her success story.

What Is Wrong With Your Story Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

Giving a little “link love” to our Public Relations Global Network partner Buchanan Public Relations today, sharing their recent PRGN blog post on “Five Reasons Your Media Pitches Are Getting No Response.”. The post What Is Wrong With Your Story Pitch?

Pitching Tips from a Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Cision

What are some best practices for pitching and working with this community of bloggers? What social media platforms do you find most useful for pitches? Best Practices Featured pitching tips

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.

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?

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.

The Key to Successful Top-Tier Media Pitching

PRSay

Earlier this year I watched and listened as a national morning show producer reviewed 15 pitches out loud, one after the other, in quick succession. I had assembled pitches from members of my monthly coaching program for her to review. Empathize your pitch.

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.

#HAROConnects With Chicago Tribune: Top 10 Pitching Tips

Cision

On Tuesday, HARO (Help A Reporter Out) hosted a Q&A panel at the Cision headquarters in Chicago that featured three Chicago Tribune reporters who discussed how they work with PR professionals day to day as well as offered advice for getting a pitch noticed.

5 Ways to Get Reporters to Respond to Pitches

Cision

Ninety-three percent of journalists prefer to receive pitches by email, according to Cision’s State of the Media 2016 Report. To get their stories covered, communication professionals need to make their brand, their pitches and themselves stand out. Pitch interesting content.

5 Ways to Get Reporters to Respond to Pitches

Cision

Ninety-three percent of journalists prefer to receive pitches by email, according to Cision’s State of the Media 2016 Report. To get their stories covered, communication professionals need to make their brand, their pitches and themselves stand out. Pitch interesting content.

The Essential Elements of an Effective Pitch

Shift Communications

During my first year at SHIFT, I have learned several pitch writing techniques and seen some success, but I’ve also had days when I’ve received radio silence from reporters. One of the most valuable things I learned during the seminar was how to write a pitch that gets attention.

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