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TV Reporter Shares the Secrets to Getting Covered on the News
Do you have a great idea for a story, but no clue how to get it in the news? Are you tired of pitching press releases the news media simply ignores?After twenty years of beating the street as a TV reporter, I have a scoop for you: the media needs good stories. But most stories are pitched so poorly, they are lost in the blizzard of faxes that blanket every newsroom.
Financial Planners, Why Advertise When Free Publicity and Marketing Is Better?
Commit this to memory, please: To get in the media, being good is good enough.You don't need to be perfect, or even the best in your profession.
Whats Your Op-Ed?
Everyone has an opinion on something, and you can leverage the opinion of top executives to heighten the visibility of your organization. How? By getting them to write so-called op/ed pieces for newspapers.
Advertising and Community Relations -- Get the Best of Both Worlds
Have you ever noticed that in communities without big universities, high school sports take on an even bigger importance?That's what it's like where I live.But like everywhere else in the country, our high school sports are always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks.
How To Write A Press Release: The Seven Deadly Sins And How To Avoid Them
How to write a press release that generates free publicity is a great skill to have.This analysis, of the seven deadly sins of how to write a press release and how to avoid them, contains press release sample writing and a how to write a press release sample.
Media Training: Why Nobodys Listening to You
SORRY?WERE YOU SAYING SOMETHING?Many spokespeople approach media interviews the same way they would a major speech. They think at length about what they want to say, jot down a few notes, and try to memorize a few key points.
Publicity: When Calling a Reporter, Keep it Short
When you are planning to call a reporter for the first time, it can help to imagine that you are a phone solicitor (albeit one with terrific, useful ideas).When phone solicitors call you, you don't want to hear a long explanation of their product.
Publicity: Nailing a Media Interview, Part I
The most important thing to remember for any interview: stay on topic. I ask clients to repeat this like a mantra before they go on the air, or even when on the phone with a reporter.
PR Failure Defined
I define public relations failure this way:key audience perceptions are not monitoreda realistic, corrective goal is not setan improper, or no real strategy is selecteda persuasive, compelling message is not preparedcommunications tactics are selected mostly by hunchand no follow-through perception monitoring is done to determine progress.Failure insured! Similar, in fact, to the artillery commander who tells his gunners to point their cannons in any direction and fire them when they feel like it!No plan, no results!Why not deal this way with those external target audiences whose behaviors really have an impact on your organization?Who are they? List them in order of their impact on your operation.
Are You Dissing Public Relations
If you leave a star player sitting on the bench, you could be the loser.Look at it this way.
Ignore PR at Your Peril!
If you do, it means:you don't value tracking the perceptions of important outside audiences whose behaviors could sink your ship:you don't care about setting a public relations goal designed to correct misconceptions, inaccuracies or rumors that can hurt you;you care even less about strategies to get you from here to that PR goal you already don't care about;and you certainly don't value the persuasive messages you need to convince your key outside audiences that their damaging perceptions of your enterprise are dead wrong.Man, that's risky and an awful lot not to care about!Actually, I don't believe you don't care, and I don't believe you're really ignoring public relations.
Got Publicity? How to Become a Household Name
Are you working as hard as you can in your area of expertise? Are you implementing creative ideas? Are you valuable to your clients? And now the tough question: Does the public know about you? If you're like most business people, you answered "Yes" to the first three questions, and then perhaps hesitated on the last question and may have ultimately answered "No," or sheepishly said "Well, not as much as I'd hoped."Getting your name "out there" requires getting yourself "out there.
Time to Spruce Up Your Public Relations?
Better check out the public relations fundamental premise, then take action in your own best interest.The premise reads this way: "People act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done.
Public Relations Going O.K?
Yes?Good!Still, as a business, non-profit or association manager, if you're not getting the behavior changes you paid for, you're wasting your money.Here's why I say that.
24 Killer Press Release Secrets
1. Your press release should sound like news, not an ad.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Press Releases
A press release is often your only chance to make a great first impression.Newspapers, magazines and trade publications receive them by the truckload.
Do You Have A Press Package?
How do you make a friend of the media? A press package can go a long way in helping you deal with the media. It allows you to have everything you need handy.
Media Relations: How to Get Your Letter to the Editor Published
You may remember Forrest Gump's Vietnam pal - the one who grew up shrimp farming and was fond of listing the dishes he used to make. "Pepper shrimp," he started, gearing up for his lengthy monotone monologue.
Preparing For Your Media Interview
Media interviews are an important part of an overall public relations campaign. Any size company from entrepreneur to Fortune 500 can benefit from media interviews.
The PR And Marketing Expert Has A Smattering Of Knowledge Regarding Nearly Everything And Is Certain
PR, that is public-relations, leads the way to effective advertising; opening the channel of communication and allowing the advertising to be acceptable. Public-relations is really all the different ways of communicating that enable society and individuals and groups and organizations to better function and more understandably communicate with each other.
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