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

4 tips for pitching magazines

PR Daily

We sat down with three experts to learn more about the art of pitching magazines. When Kristi Dosh isn’t helping to establish entrepreneurs and nonfiction authors, she’s a freelance writer contributing to a variety of publications, including Forbes and POPSUGAR. Pitch with purpose.

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?” Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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. RELATED: Learn how to sharpen your pitching skills, boost buzz and land more headlines. ].

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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.

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? What will make the person you’re pitching open your email?

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. Pitching trade press can be easier than nailing a story in a large media outlet.

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.

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.

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.

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. I found the tweet when someone sent me this blogger’s lengthy takedown of a PR firm’s efforts to publicize a hollow startup. The blogger portrayed the pitch as comically superficial.

6 Simple Ways to Create Better PR Pitches

Cision

Brands can improve their PR pitching with a variety of tools and changes in approach. The perfect media pitch emphasizes a personalized approach that connects with a media contact in a meaningful way. Prudent media pitching includes staying up to date on trends within the industry.

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.

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.

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.

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. If you can’t do this, your pitch is toast.

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Anatomy Of A Pitch: Winning Tech PR Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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.

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?

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.

26 Solid Pitch Ideas that Will Make You a B2B Public Relations Pro

B2B PR Sense

Journalists and B2B public relations professionals have two different needs regarding a media pitch: The journalist wants stories that resonate with an audience; the B2B PR professional wants a company's story told. It also attracts public interest.

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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.

Odd pitch about ‘gender-reveal’ lasagna goes viral

PR Daily

A wacky PR pitch has earned its weight in gold cheese after making the rounds online. RELATED: Learn how to sharpen your pitching skills, boost buzz and land more headlines. ]. That is, if your gender reveal party takes off like Villa’s PR pitch.

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10 keys to pitching success during the holidays

PR Daily

Conventional wisdom calls for PR to avoid media pitching during the holiday season, unless the story has a definite holiday-related theme. That perception prompts PR agencies and departments to shift into low gear—or completely stop producing and pitching before and after the holidays.

3 things to consider when pitching op-eds

PR Daily

However, pitching your writing takes skill. Research is a key component of pitching your op-ed. If your writer is not as well-known, a good pitch is your chance to explain why they are the expert and why they should care.

To Pitch or Not To Pitch?

HMA Public Relations

The post To Pitch or Not To Pitch? appeared first on HMA Public Relations. HMA Public Relations PR Observations and Preferences Public Relations agency Pitch PR proposal Request for Proposal

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. It’s nice that you got an award recently, but do the readers of ABC Publication really care? Why’d You Pitch Me and Not Another Journalist? Best Practices Featured media pitching pitching tips

What Your Degree in Public Relations Will- and Won’t- Teach You

Ronn Torossian

Whether you’re a first year PR student, third year engineering whizz considering a career change, or recent graduate weighing your options, a career in public relations has appeal. Entrepreneur New York City PR News PR Agency PR Firm PR Inspiration Public Relations Ronn Torossian

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? appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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.

A journalist dissects a lousy pitch and a good one

PR Daily

The primary reason that journalists ignore PR pitches today is the same reason they ignored them 25 years ago: The pitch is generic. Moving along, the pitch never delineates the actual news and how it’s going to affect people.

5 common misconceptions about public relations

PR Daily

Let’s dispel five stubborn myths about public relations: Myth No. RELATED: Learn how to sharpen your pitching skills, boost buzz and land more headlines. ]. Do’s: Think through ahead of time what can be discussed publicly and what should not be.

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?

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.

Top PR Holiday Pitching Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tis the season for public relations ‘ best and brightest to wield creative wit and savvy strategy in the name of meaningful holiday media placements. The post Top PR Holiday Pitching Tips appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

How to Pitch Better Brand Stories

Cision

Now as the owner of Media Maven , a full-service public relations firm, I’m getting asked that question even more. . So many entrepreneurs and small business owners think just pitching their product or service is enough because it’s that good. Best Practices Featured pitching tips

Why PR Pros are so Versatile and the ‘Relations’ Part of PR Hasn’t Changed; Off Script No. 35: Michelle Garrett of Garrett Public Relations

Sword and the Script

If you look at all the publications to which she contributes, you can easily see why. It’s harder as far as pitching the media. With 4-5 PR pros for every journalist and shrinking newsrooms, getting your pitch seen by a reporter can be very challenging.

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.

Overcoming the Terror of Impromptu Public Speaking

PRSay

As The Wall Street Journal reported, impromptu pitches, toasts and talks far outnumber planned presentations in the workplace. But new research offers strategies for turning anxiety over unrehearsed public speaking to your advantage.

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.