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

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

3 tips to help your pitch cut through the clutter

PR Daily

With the deck stacked against PR pros trying to reach inundated reporters, a PR pitch should help journalists do their job more effectively. PR pros must fight to get their pitch noticed—much less considered. What pitch angle is going to be more effective as a subject line?

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.

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.

How to successfully pitch podcasts

PR Daily

Consider: The time required from a client is minimal, compared to the time commitment of collaborating on a bylined article for a trade publication. How to avoid ruffling feathers with your pitch. “I We get pitches for potential guests who simply aren’t a fit.

15 ways to doom your pitch and tick off journalists

PR Daily

Dissecting PR pitches is one of the duties editors least enjoy. PR people are typically pleasant to deal with—and many are excellent at what they do—but a lousy few make the story pitching experience, er, let’s say suboptimal. One nitpick that editors notice in pitches is font choice.

When and how to follow up your PR pitch

PR Daily

It’s an age-old PR debate: Should you follow up your media pitch? Chloe Gawrych, a small business expert and writer for Business.org , agrees: “I think it’s completely appropriate to follow up on PR pitches, within reason. Media Relations PR pitching tips

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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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?

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.

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.

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.

3 nuances you must consider when pitching US Hispanic media

PR Daily

As Hispanic media carries more and more influence, it is essential for PR pros to master the art of pitching these important outlets. This trend will undoubtedly shape the PR industry, especially how PR pros target the media the public consumes. Translating a pitch is not enough.

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.

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

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.

Want your pitches to land? Take cues from Ragan editors and other experts

PR Daily

Let’s review more tips that will help PR pros move to the front of the pitching line: Offer fresh data or useful information for our audience. If the information you’re pitching is not of serious interest to our readers, why would we bite? Pitch on a Tuesday afternoon.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.