How not to annoy journalists

By Kevin Allen                                                       Post can be found here The relationship between reporters and PR pros is just like any volatile relationship: When it's good, it's great; when it's bad—watch out. Though we fully acknowledge that a mirror story could easily be written, Huffington Post recently published a … [Read more...]

A call for the end to the 24-hour pitch follow-up

By Matt Lindner   This post can be found here I get pitched dozens of stories by publicists on a daily basis. After the initial pitch comes the inevitable follow-up designed to bump the pitch to the top of my inbox, generally after around 3-4 days. I've been a member of the press for nearly a decade now, so I’m used to it. I also worked … [Read more...]

Improve Your Pitching Immediately with these 5 Expert PR Tips

By:Rebekah Epstein   This post can originally be found here   When it comes to the media relations function of traditional PR, there is one goal: to get press coverage.  To accomplish this and make your clients happy, you have to know how to pitch effectively. I know, easier said than done. Pitching can definitely be a … [Read more...]

10 boring PR tasks you can automate

By Frederik Vincx                              This post can be found here Could a robot do a PR pro’s job? For now and the foreseeable future, the answer is no, PR will remain a human-powered industry. Robots won’t automate PR pros out of a job, but they can help us automate repetitive tasks, freeing up time to focus on the fun parts … [Read more...]

The end of the press release?

By Gregory Galant   The original post can be found here   Once upon a time, before the Internet was a go-to resource, when postal mail and faxes were key ways to disseminate detailed information to journalists, the press release was essential. Those days are long gone because: Journalists don't want to write about something … [Read more...]

5 internship opportunities you may not have considered

This post can be originally be found here An internship with a high-profile agency is practically every PR student’s dream. The chance to learn new skills and connect with important contacts makes reaching for that prime agency spot a major goal for a number of public relations hopeful, but sometimes, for whatever reason, that agency … [Read more...]

Should ‘press release’ be part of your pitch’s subject line?

By Gijs Nelissen  This post can be originally be found here     Is it more effective to let email recipients know they are receiving a press release? Public relations professionals frequently ask that. As a provider of tools for PR teams, we were keen to find an answer. Stop, look, and listen In talking with a lot of … [Read more...]

4 reasons why PR pitching is an art form

By Scott Signore   This Post can Originally Be Found Here Editorial pitches are opportunities for expression. Artists have paint, clay, marble, video, mosaics, and many other media with which to express themselves. PR pros have email, direct messages on Twitter, InMail on LinkedIn, and plenty of other communications channels. Editorial … [Read more...]

PR Pros: Choosing Clients’ Causes Carefully

By: Toni L. Rousell                   Original Post can be found here Your advice is not only valued, as a hired PR professional, wise counsel is required. So, how do you help your clients choose the causes they support? Being driven by emotions or going with what’s popular, is sure to be a recipe for disaster. Discouraging clients from … [Read more...]

Tips for PR pros planning a 2014 editorial calendar

By Carrie Morgan  This post can originally be found here If you’re the kind of uber-efficient PR pro who organizes Outlook into client-specific folders, keeps client folders for years after they’ve evaporated, and alphabetizes books and CDs, this post is for you. If you’re a new PR professional still learning the ropes, this might … [Read more...]