How to Improve Your Media Coverage

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Media Relations is a core part of PR and can be one of the trickiest. A colleague of mine is a master of TV placements, both local and national. She gets calls from big agencies all the time because their teams can't book segments like she can. What's the secret?  Well, a large part her success is relationships.  It is, after all, called Media Relations. What if you don't … [Read more...]

How to Provide Eye-Candy with News Releases

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Visual content is still the best way to increase engagement. Unfortunately, most PR practitioners are not professional photographers or graphic designers. It was never part of our training because it was not part of PR before. Now it definitely is. Consider this statistic: More than 80% of news stories have some visual material. Editors and publishers know that visuals … [Read more...]

Canva for Infographics Video Tutorial

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Every PR or communications pro should know how to use the easy design tools available now. More than 80% of editors, publishers and bloggers want good visuals with their news content. Data visualization is hot right now and media outlets love infographics.  So does the public.  People tend to share them more than other posts. This video tutorial will walk you through the … [Read more...]

How Fake News Affects PR

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  Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online and on social media. Facebook and Google were so … [Read more...]

How to Measure PR Effectively

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Much as we may shy away from math and stats, the time has come to learn how to use data to show results. "Without standardization of measurement practices in the PR industry, Public Relations professionals won’t know how to quantify a campaign’s impact. As competition increases and budgets face greater scrutiny, the ability to accurately assess a campaign’s effects and … [Read more...]