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Where Do Journalists Go to Research Your CEO Before a Media Interview?

Posted Jul. 8th 2016

Most journalists around the globe have the same basic goal – to get the story. But HOW and WHERE they do research on the CEO prior to an interview varies widely, especially depending upon what part of the world they’re working in, according to our partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN – www.prgn.com). […]

Too Many Professional Service Social Media Posts are Self-centered

Posted Dec. 4th 2015

Are your followers and fans asking: “What’s in it for me?” Social media experts stress that at least 75 percent of posts a company makes on its social media platforms should be something that its audience finds valuable. The problem is, what the company thinks is valuable and what the audience thinks is valuable often […]

Most Professional Service Social Media Posts Fail the Interactivity Test

Posted Oct. 23rd 2015

Engagement is the immediate goal for most professional service firms’ social media presence. Law firms, architects, staffing companies and more go to great lengths to measure and analyze engagement with likes, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. Yet only a small share of professional service firm posts are the type that actually encourage […]

Automotive Suppliers Need to Share More Media Coverage

Posted Oct. 16th 2015

When it comes to credibility, a third party endorsement such as media coverage is hard to beat. Media coverage is perceived to reflect an unbiased, objective perspective from the press, resonating in a much more authentic way with your key audiences. A recent study by Nielsen reported that third-party articles in trusted media outlets is […]

The Reporters Who THINK They Know

Posted Dec. 10th 2014

In media relations, it’s not the reporters that don’t know your company that’ll kill you. It’s the ones who THINK they know your company. Why? Because the ones who don’t know your company, if they’re good journalists, will be open and will listen to your pitch, at least if you’ve done your homework to meet […]

Too Many Auto Supplier Social Media Posts are Self-centered

Posted Oct. 17th 2014

Are your followers and fans asking: “What about me?” Social media experts stress that at least 75 percent of posts a company makes on its social media platforms should be something that its audience finds valuable. The problem is what the company thinks is valuable and what the audience thinks is valuable often don’t match […]

Most Auto Supplier Social Media Posts Lack Visuals

Posted Sep. 5th 2014

Everyone reads pictures. And it’s no secret that good visuals boost social media engagement. Yet based on our Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits (SMaASH) study of the top 25 North American auto suppliers, most auto suppliers’ posts are missing a crucial component: a visual. How much do visuals help? Here are some statistics: LinkedIn posts […]

More Bang for Your Trade Show Dollars

Posted Mar. 24th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) When it comes time for your company to take part in a trade show or an event just showing up isn’t enough and it won’t guarantee the media coverage you are looking for. So this time around shake it up and try something new. Trade shows offer prime opportunities […]

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