Get Write To It
The toughest thing about writing a news release is getting started. But writing doesn't have to be hard.
Publicity: The Best Things In Life Are... FREEE!
One portion of your marketing plan that you probably don't think about enough is "free publicity".Publicity is an extremely important tool and should be given prominence in any marketing plan.
Media Relations: Making Your Story More Newsworthy
During my career as the head of media relations for the world's second largest environmental group, I regularly heard a common refrain from the scientists who so desperately wanted press attention for their projects. "But my project is so important," they'd say, expecting that was enough to crack the evening news.
Media Relations: Ending the Press Release Crutch
When most people think of media relations, they think of press releases. To be sure, writing and distributing them is one of the most important parts of the job.
Media Relations: How We Landed on the Wall Street Journals Front Page
Media relations is a great profession.On good days, I earn my living speaking to and learning from knowledgeable experts who ask for help in raising the profile of their cause through the media.
Media Training: Three Reasons to (Almost) Always Stay On-The-Record
The words are pop culture heroes.Movies such as "The Insider," books like "All The President's Men" and television series including "The West Wing" have immortalized them.
Rise of the Creative Class
The fast changing dynamics of the world economy is forcing organizations to fundamentally rethink the manner in which they have been communicating with their constituent communities and decision-makers. It is constantly being proven that conventional communication approaches that are designed to raise public awareness may often have the opposite effects of those intended.
How to Master Communication Even if you failed High School Grammar
Does the thought of knowing your verbs from your adjective scare you? Can the word syntax send you running for cover? Or perhaps putting two words together in front of a crowd sends your body into complete melt down.
If so, there is help for you.
Same Time Next Year: Using Editorial Calendars as Part of your PR Efforts
It's the time of year when calendars crowd out the books and magazines in bookstores and are even on sale at reduced prices. But there's a special kind of calendar that all good public relations professionals use - the editorial calendar.
10 Secrets to Free Publicity
Public relations is popular because it is very cost-effective and it works. If you send out one press release, for example, and it gets into print, it could generate more interest in your product or service.
Anchor Your Relationships
I heard a speaker recently who was talking about how to maintain strong relationships. As I listened to his basic principle, I realized that it is true in all of our life situations, be it work, family etc.
How To Create A News Angle
Think of a triangle. On the left, imagine the story you want to tell.
Passion with Purpose - The Winning Combination
The power of PassionPassion is an extraordinarily powerful spring. Without it religion, history, romance, and art are useless.
Media Training: Stop Talking, Already!
THE TWO MINUTES UNDERDOGEdward Everett was one of the most famous orators of his time. Standing before an audience of thousands in a Pennsylvania field on a cold winter's day in November 1863, he delivered one of the impassioned speeches that made him famous.
Media Relations: How to Get Your Letter to the Editor Published
You may remember Forrest Gump's Vietnam pal - the one who grew up shrimp farming and was fond of listing the dishes he used to make. "Pepper shrimp," he started, gearing up for his lengthy monotone monologue.
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