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‘Don’t Pitch Reporters via Social Media’

Posted Oct. 9th 2014

“Don’t pitch reporters via social media”— that was the subhead in a press release about a recent survey of journalists conducted by a news release distribution wire service. The release pointed out that while most journalists do rely on social media for research, news creation and sharing of their news, 83 percent of reporters surveyed […]

Think Outside the Automotive Journalist

Posted Sep. 24th 2014

(Post by Leslie Dagg, Account Supervisor) With Detroit being the epicenter of the automotive business in North America, if not the world,and with so many of our clients involved in the automotive industry, it’s natural that much of the media relations outreach we do on their behalf is with automotive journalists. As any good B2B […]

Invest in Real Coffee Creamer and Other Insights on What Auto Reporters Really Want

Posted Aug. 28th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) In the PR agency business we have two sets of customers … our clients and the media. As such, it’s always nice to check in with our automotive media friends, every now and then, to find out what they really want from us and […]

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 […]

Making Personal Connections on a Professional Level Can Lead to PR Success

Posted Mar. 17th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) Not that long ago, I had the opportunity to pitch “key” national and regional media in other parts of the U.S. for a client, which can be a challenge when you don’t already have solid, established relationships with target reporters in areas such as […]

Why Media Don’t Respond and How to Change That

Posted Mar. 10th 2014

(Guest post by Chad Van De Wiele, Intern) As an intern, I’ve gained an ample amount of experience and learned many important lessons in the professional world of public relations. One lesson I found particularly valuable came from a senior executive here, following her interaction with the bureau chief of a major wire service: there’s […]

12 Things to Expect from Your PR Agency – Reprise

Posted May. 29th 2013

In an earlier post, we outlined a list of seven things a client can do to make its PR agency great – our thoughts on how a client can make its PR firm more effective and a better partner ( here’s the link: http://wp.me/ppqb5-iF). Based on our firm’s 20-year history – and a few client relationships that have lasted […]

How Journalists Find Quotable Experts

Posted May. 7th 2013

Ever wonder why one of your competitors – perhaps even someone who is less experienced or less knowledgeable than you – is frequently quoted as a “subject matter expert” in news stories?  In many cases, as in other situations in life, it’s not so much a matter of what you know or who you know […]

Are You a Thought Leader?

Posted Apr. 29th 2013

Since the term “thought leader” was coined in business circles some 20 years ago, many business-to-business companies and executives have yearned to be thought leaders in their industries. By definition, a thought leader is a person (or entity) who is recognized by peers for having progressive and innovative ideas, and who shares these ideas and […]

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