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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 […]

Auto Suppliers Don’t Share Enough Media Coverage on Social Media

Posted Sep. 26th 2014

A recent study by Nielsen showed that “expert” content – third-party articles in trusted media outlets –is the most effective source of information impacting people in all stages of the purchase process Nielsen said, on average, earned media coverage lifted brand familiarity 88 percent more than branded content and 50 percent more than user reviews. Yet, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bringing Credibility to Your Content Marketing

Posted Mar. 12th 2014

In the last post (http://wp.me/ppqb5-sA), we discussed how Gartner’s Three Cs of Content Marketing – Creation, Curation and Cultivation – hinged upon what we see as the fourth, and most important, C – Credibility. Ultimately, if your content is not credible, it could end up ineffective … and your effort wasted. But how do you […]

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 […]

Play It Cool – How Media Pitching is Like Dating

Posted Dec. 6th 2013

(Guest post by Brandon Burbank, Intern) Recently, I read an article illustrating the similarities between media relations and dating. How true this can be, especially for new graduates just entering the professional realm of PR. Not knowing what to say, worrying if you’re coming on too strong or playing it too cool, the fear of […]

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