It’s an age-old question: What do reporters want from PR folks? In preparing for this we considered supplying you with some best practices, but instead decided to ask a few of our news contacts what it is they don’t like. Not only did their answers prove to be quite insightful, but at times flat out ..
1. Other News: A significant percentage of news is developed in follow up to other published stories by focusing on a new angle. Media outlets will take a national story and localize it for their audiences almost every day. They’ll also run columns, op-eds and side pieces that explore different perspectives on the big news ..
Hopefully, you will not need to use this information, but it’s good to know what to do if a crisis arises. If you’re a service provider, crises can arise from several situations, including being discredited publicly, a verbal misunderstanding or use of a poor choice of words. If you produce a product, crises can arise ..
We want our story in the news. After all news coverage is a key component of public relations. This also means having good relationships with reporters. The worst thing that can happen in public relations is being blacklisted by a reporter or producer. Here are 5 tips on how to avoid being blacklisted by the ..
One of Strategic Vision, LLC’s great strengths is media relations. For 11 years, we’ve helped B2B and B2C clients make headlines. So, it’s not surprising that clients and prospects come to us frequently and ask, “Can you get us in the news?” The answer is usually, “Of course, as long as you have a compelling ..
In public relations, one of the first lessons we learn is that to deliver real results for our clients (and their bottom lines), we need to take ourselves out of the equation. The second lesson is how to convince our clients they have to do the same thing. Why? Because in most cases, neither we ..
If you’re waiting for a slow news day to pitch your story ideas to the media, you’ll probably have a long wait. In fact, you might never succeed in shouting down the major events of the day, and you might find yourself waiting forever to find a lull in the news so that you can ..
THE DON’T’s 1.Do not leave long voice mails. Most journalists are too pressed for time to wade through lengthy messages. Make your point in 30 seconds – or fewer. State your name, announce that this is will be a brief message, and explain your intent. Leave your phone number (and email address if time permits.) ..
24/7 Wall Street recently released its list of 10 most hated companies for 2011. Most are cases in mishandled customer communications. Two in particular, Netflix and Johnson & Johnson, saw a significant drop in customer satisfaction because of a lack of communication from their company, and each offers lessons for every business to keep in ..
While advance planning is an important component of book PR, the reality is that publishers and authors often find themselves with great projects and little lead time to do the advance work. Whether your book is close to – or even past — its publication date, do not despair. There are countless ways to promote ..