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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 […]

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 […]

Prepping for the Trickiest Auto Journalists’ Questions

Posted Aug. 6th 2014

(Post by Adriana Van Duyn, APR, Account Supervisor) In coordinating many interviews with the automotive trade media on behalf of our clients over the years, we’ve learned a few things about what reporters want. We also know that securing the interview is just the first step in the media relations process. The real key to […]

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 […]

Roll with the Changes: The New B2B PR Landscape

Posted Jul. 3rd 2013

(By Jaclyn Reardon, Assistant Account Executive) The past recession and the digital revolution have turned the world of journalism upside down. Not just for general consumer media, but also for trade media, which serve as the arbiters of credibility within an industry segment … and that traditionally could make or break a B2B company’s PR […]

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 […]

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