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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 […]

You Don’t Need a PR Firm

Posted May. 21st 2013

A few times a year, some former PR exec or recovering journalist writes an article or a blog post  with a title like “6 Reasons You’ll Regret Hiring a PR Firm.” Very sensationalized. Very negative. And often, very bad advice. In practicing PR for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how PR firms can deliver […]

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 […]

Getting Quoted and Noted in the Media

Posted Feb. 5th 2013

(By Jaclyn Reardon, Assistant Account Executive) It’s no secret that one of the goals of PR is to get your company’s executives and experts quoted in articles. You want it, your company wants it and your PR firm wants it. Having your executives seen as expert sources in the media’s eyes should be an integral […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Newsroom Newsworthy

Posted Nov. 30th 2012

(Guest post by Leslie Dagg, Account Supervisor) With 2013 quickly approaching, you might be taking a look back on 2012 to take stock of successes, lessons learned and improvements to be made. During this review, setting aside time to review your company’s website – and most importantly, the online newsroom section – can be valuable. Having […]

Reflect & Relate: Eight Factors for Successful Media Relationships

Posted Aug. 29th 2012

(Guest post by Account Coordinator Jaclyn Reardon) As I celebrate my one-year anniversary at Bianchi PR and my first year in the PR industry I’ve come to realize a major part of the firm’s success after 20 years stems from the relationships the BPR team has developed with industry peers and (especially) with the media. […]

Where Did THAT Reporter’s Question Come From?

Posted Aug. 21st 2012

Your news conference is tomorrow. You’ve prepared for all kinds of questions around your announcement topic. You’ve nailed your key messages. You’ve rehearsed your speech. You’ve prepared your press materials. You’ve learned a little about each reporter who will attend your event. So you’re all set, right? Right … but ONLY if you prepared for […]

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