6 Stories That Are Not Pitch-Worthy

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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

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Fighting Back Against Passive PR Pitches

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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.

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. 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. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. For those who toil on the front lines of media relations, it’s easy to drift into a Jim Carrey-like optimism.

How To Set Expectations In Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is known for being versatile, occasionally glamorous, and, yes, stressful. If you want a product launch to be covered in a top-tier publication, journalists will need to talk to someone who has used the product or can speak to its market value.

Tips for targeting trade publications with your pitch

PR Daily

Despite this, PR pitching to trade press editors often feels like an afterthought. Given that PR pros now significantly outnumber editorial staff and trade press outlets are a shrinking breed , having your pitch or press release cut through the noise is a challenge. Over the past decade, in my role as an editor of trade magazines covering the coal mining, shipping and cement industries, I have been pitched numerous articles, interviews and press releases.

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. This means that a public relations team’s challenge is to create a winning pitch that stands out. Are you pitching a feature story or a comment? Want to say even less in your pitch? Personalize your pitch.

PR Advantages of Pitching Trade Press

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

If the big-name media feature is the show horse, then trade publication coverage is the less glamorous workhorse of PR. 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. The post PR Advantages of Pitching Trade Press appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

How to use video in your media pitch

PR Daily

Adding video to your pitch could give it the extra oomph it needs to grab journalists’ attention. Your media pitch is arguably more important than your press release. So, how do you master the art of media pitches? Here are tried-and-true tips that will help you create more effective pitches and increase your chances of getting press coverage for your business: 1. What will make the person you’re pitching open your email? Craft a video pitch.

Advancing Public Discourse Through Insights and Purpose-Driven Programs

Onclusive

Understanding critical public conversations is key to building purpose-driven communication programs. How a service-first attitude can help your team craft more compelling stories and pitches.

Media Pitching in the Age of Coronavirus – Should We? Or Shouldn’t We?

Garrett Public Relations

One question I see coming up a lot is – can I pitch the media my non-virus related news? As fellow public […]. The post Media Pitching in the Age of Coronavirus – Should We? appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH. As we navigate these uncharted waters together, PR pros, we have questions. Or should I hold off for fear of overwhelming journalists or the news getting lost in the flood of COVID19 stories?

5 tips for pitching for radio

PR Daily

These experts offer advice on developing a unique media pitch. fields a variety of pitches in his role as News Producer for 1010 WINS and has worked in radio for 11 years. Lauren Hackett is the Senior Vice President of Global Communications at The Economist and has demonstrated success in pitching her company to radio shows. Now that radio is heading in a digital direction, your feature may live in an online archive for years, always accessible to the general public.

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How to Improve PR Pitches to Hispanic Media Outlets

Glean.info Blog

Aided by those demographic trends, media outlets serving Hispanics have become a powerful channel for public relations. When sending a pitch in writing, open with a greeting, introduce yourself, explain the reason for your message, and conclude by thanking them for their consideration.

How machine learning can perfect your pitching

PR Daily

This basic principle reveals why every PR pro should take advantage of technology that can hone your pitches and make your media targeting more successful. The post How machine learning can perfect your pitching appeared first on PR Daily. Media Relations PR AI pitching pitching pitching tips PR pitch PR technology public relations

8 Reasons Why PR Should Love Small Niche (or Trade) Publications

Glean.info Blog

Send news to niche publications instead. Clients and top company executives typically want large, national publications to mention their company. Specific PR Benefits of Niche Publications. Niche publications offer these PR benefits: Reach a specific audience.

Don’t Hang Up! PR Phone Pitching Isn’t Dead

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Hardly anyone thinks it’s useful to follow up, or worse, actually pitch a story by phone. In my experience, more than 90% of the time when I do connect with someone by phone, they end the call requesting the email pitch. Mind you, it’s the same email pitch I already sent. The email pitch they never read. I’d venture to say they’re pitched far more often now than in the days when PR people routinely pitched by phone.

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

PR Expanded

When I started out in PR, my focus was building relationships with the media who were mostly print journalists at newspapers and trade publications. 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. Be flexible in your pitch.

8 Tips For Pitching B2B Tech Stories

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You want to make sure you’re representing both your agency and your client well, and a top-notch pitch is the best way to do it. When pitching top tech reporters, like most media, it’s best to be short and sweet. The pitches themselves should ideally be under 100 words and to the point. They get hundreds of email pitches each day and are under no obligation to look at yours. Pitch the right people . Obviously you want to know about the reporter you’re pitching.

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Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

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A startup or early stage company that’s considering a public relations budget may be wondering what PR entails. While winning media coverage can yield immediate gratification, public relations represents a long-term commitment comprising many activities. 8 things PR does beyond media pitching. Before any team member sends out a pitch or drafts a byline, the PR team creates a plan for the brand’s messaging that is a foundation for its storytelling.

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Want the Best Pitch? The No-Fail Checklist For Improved B2B Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

In the B2B public relations sphere, it’s hard work to find a journalist to open your email, let alone cover your story. Their finger is already poised on that delete button, so you need to give them a reason to open and consider your pitch. Think of your pitch as the opening of a sales call. If you can’t do this, your pitch is toast. Your Checklist to a B2B Public Relations Email Pitch That Hits It Out of the Park. Personalize Your Pitch.

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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. Consider publications like steps. 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. That way, when you’re ready to pitch, they have an inkling of who you are. Best Practices Featured pitching journalists pitching tips

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.

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. You also may not be surprised that there is a lot of conflicting advice about how to make your email pitches resonate. What I want to do in this post is to look at consensus best practices for email pitches using insights from PR experts and journalists.

Tips on pitching the media

HMA Public Relations

In addition to working in public relations, Alison writes for about two dozen media outlets across Arizona. Here are pitching tips she has for PR pros, directly from a member of the media. The post Tips on pitching the media appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured Public Relations Alison Bailin Alison Bailin Batz pitching Tips for pitching

Media Pitch Vs Press Release—what’s the Difference?

Prowly

The line between the common understanding of a press release and a media pitch has become rather blurred. The post Media Pitch Vs Press Release—what’s the Difference? Magazine Public Relations media pitch press release press release example

Anatomy Of A Pitch: Winning Tech PR Tips

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In my last post we offered eight tips on maximizing public relations success for tech clients. 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. All the research, preparation, and consideration ensure that the correct story will be hand-pitched to the right media.

Why Public Relations Is King During A Crisis

Onclusive

The role of public relations is to positively place a brand into news stories. It’s tough to predict the future, but if you plot these trends on a graph over time you may be able to get ahead of the curve and establish early ownership of a key idea in the news by pitching the publications and journalists who are just beginning to cover the topic. The post Why Public Relations Is King During A Crisis appeared first on Onclusive.

8 Innovations in Public Relations Technology to Watch

Sword and the Script

Vendors are giving us reason to be optimistic about public relations technology – from AI that will predict your pitching success to more tangible PR measurement and attribution. Recommendations suggesting contacts to pitch. Predicting a pitches chances of earning coverage.

PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches

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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. Once you spot the opportunity to showcase your client’s expertise, it’s time to pull together a smart media pitch – on the double. The post PR Tips For Reactive Media Pitches appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

Tips on pitching the media, part two

HMA Public Relations

After sharing tips she learned as both a PR pro and member of the media, Alison is back sharing more tips she has picked up on how to pitch the media. The post Tips on pitching the media, part two appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured Public Relations Tip for Tuesday Alison Bailin Alison Bailin Batz how to pitch to media pitching tips

ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings

Ronn Torossian

There are a countless number of promotional tools and strategies that can make an ICO successful; however, one of the most effective ones has been public relations. Additionally, there are plenty of ways that an ICO can be promoted through public platforms – through blog posts and articles, to speeches at conferences, to pitching the […]. The post ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings appeared first on.

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How to pitch health writers during a pandemic

PR Daily

You can still pitch non-COVID stories, but the current crisis has deeply disrupted how health care reporters are approaching their work. Their jobs are crucial for keeping the public safe and informed about what’s happening in the world today. Pitch non-COVID related news.

6 tips for following up on email pitches without being annoying

Agility PR Solutions

If you’re pitching to someone, you cannot give up when they don’t reply to your first email. The post 6 tips for following up on email pitches without being annoying appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Analysis Public Relations media relations

Do’s and don’ts to avoid having your pitch mocked on Twitter

Agility PR Solutions

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with your phone face down, then you know the latest trend on social media is the collective slander of bad PR pitches reporters receive and screenshot for their followers to mock on Twitter. Analysis Public Relations media relations

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

Yet today, many PR professionals, armed with media placements and endless pitches, are still grounded in the past, since it's so comfortable. What Public Relations Professionals Need To Know. Pitching will require a more judicious touch. Any ragtag outlet pitched to beef up media report statistics will no longer do. To protect themselves and their clients, public relations professionals need to ensure that any branded content is adequately labeled as such.

Phone Pitching 101

Shift Communications

Phone pitching is a great way to ensure you’re working with the right target and that you gather instant feedback. Spend some time researching your target and their recent articles to confirm he/she is still at the publication and covering the topic you’re pitching. Reporters are notorious for hating phone pitching because they are very busy and on deadline. You don’t want to be the PR person who is pitching them a story that has no relevance to their beat.

From pitch to publication: 10 journalists share the stories that make them most proud

Muck Rack

From pitch to publication: 10 journalists share the stories that make them most proud

6 Simple Ways to Create Better PR Pitches

Cision

Brands can improve their PR pitching with a variety of tools and changes in approach. A good media relations campaign involves reaching out to those who are already inundated with a variety of pitches in their inboxes, making it essential for your campaign to stand out and be easily digestible. The perfect media pitch emphasizes a personalized approach that connects with a media contact in a meaningful way. Comms Best Practices Featured media relations pitching tips

How the buzzwords media outlets use can inform your pitch

PR Daily

Trying to figure out how best to pitch a major publication? The soon-to-be released report from Brightspot —which was done in early December—tracks at the most common words in various publications, revealing priorities in their coverage. According to Maddi Salmon, a member of Brightspot’s marketing team, the study reveals: “New” is the most common word used by business, lifestyle and tech publications, while the top word for general news outlets was “president.”

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. So, for the September #PRStudChat, we brought in the media pitching expert: Michael Smart ( @michaelsmartpr ). What are the characteristics of a good media pitch? What are the easiest pitching mistakes to fix? The pitch was accepted!