• Be responsive and call the reporter back • Ask questions before agreeing to the interview • Do the necessary research • Never say “no comment” or “off the record” • Identify key points, know your messages, and stay on point • Be prepared… practice, practice, practice • Never repeat a negative question back to ..
Last week it was announced that Newsweek will cease print publications. The last issue will be December 31st, 2012. The long-time competitor to TIME magazine was finally forced to make this major decision after losses in ad sales and circulation were too much to overcome. The digital era gives advertisers unlimited options and easy-to-track solutions ..
Just as advertisers try to “pitch” consumers a message they hope will resonate, public relations professionals pitch journalists with suggestions for stories, on behalf of their clients. But not all pitches are created equal, and it helps to understand what circumstances create the most favorable conditions for eventual media exposure. For our purposes, let’s assume ..
Be an “expert” for the media You’ve seen the stories, where someone in your industry is quoted about something new in your field. It makes them sound like an expert – and it is great free advertising. If you want to explore that, perhaps the quickest way to establish yourself as an expert for reporters ..
Trade shows like Toy Fair and BookExpo are great places to meet buyers and also gain public exposure through media coverage. Here are six tips for trade shows to help you be successful in getting media coverage: 1. Don’t cheap out. You’ve already spent tens of thousands (or millions) on your exhibit. Spend a few ..
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 ..
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.) ..
Here are some of the top findings from the 2012 Pew State of the Media Report that will have a great impact on anyone who intends to use public relations for the company or book. The Rise in Mobile Technology This year, Pew’s report focused on the rise of mobile technology and its potential to ..