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

Onclusive

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.

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. Personalize your pitch.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 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

Why Public Relations Is King During A Crisis

Onclusive

The role of public relations is to positively place a brand into news stories. The post Why Public Relations Is King During A Crisis appeared first on Onclusive.

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.

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

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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.

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

Perfect PR Pitch Strategies for Getting More Press: The Best Tactics to Grab Attention and Sell Your Story

PR Fuel

They are constantly being pitched new stories and pitches that they can’t possibly cover. It takes some serious creativity to stand out from the pack, but it is possible with perfect PR pitch strategies! Be mindful of the PR pitch’s tone.

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.

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

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.

Beyond Publicity: What Your PR Agency Can Do

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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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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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

How to Write a Media Pitch (w/ Outreach Email Templates)

Prowly

Successfully gaining positive media publicity takes time, hard work, […]. The post How to Write a Media Pitch (w/ Outreach Email Templates) appeared first on Prowly Magazine. Magazine Media Pitching PR Outreach

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

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.

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.

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

CES 2020: How to Make Your Pitch Stand Out

Business Wire

If you are in charge of trade show publicity, these tips are a great way to maximize your presence at any show. public relations events media relationsAt our most recent Business Wire Meet the Media event, we brought together Fast Company and Inc.

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.”

Public Relations and COVID-19: Studies Surface Challenges, Changes and Optimism  

Sword and the Script

Public relations has wrestled with messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic, but studies also show it has improved business collaboration and internal communications The events of 9/11 changed air travel. PR business of PR internal communications pitching PR surveys unscripted marketing

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How to write a PR pitch

Doctor Spin

Let me walk you through how to write a PR pitch. Well, this is a hot potato where most journalists and many public relations professionals will recommend — email. In any case, you should write your pitch down. Let’s get to writing your PR pitch, shall we?

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!

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. If you want to pitch your local television programs, you’re going to need to put a social media spin on it as well. When I write about something related to visibility, free publicity, or social media, it’s because I’ve done it.

Public Relations Review

PR for Anyone

Now is the time to up-level your marketing plan by adding in free publicity. Most of you are already growing your visibility with social media and now by adding in free publicity, you’re making it all happen that much faster and to a much larger audience.

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.

How to adapt your pitches during noisy news cycles

PR Daily

When it comes to media pitching, it’s been difficult to predict how or if the media will respond. And whether it’s a pandemic or an election or a major holiday, it can feel futile at times to attempt to pitch the media during peak news cycles.