Category Archive for: Media

How to Extend the Life of A Media Hit

If an earned media hit lands in a publication but no one sees it … does it generate awareness? We’ve all been there: we work hard to build a relationship with a reporter and finally secure a stellar feature in a tier one publication. It runs, the client is ecstatic, it gets shared a few…

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How We Ran Our Own Consumer Tech Showcase – And How You Can Too

As publicists, we hear it all the time – writers receive hundreds of pitches each day, and they’re exhausted by rote product promotion. This makes breaking through to media challenging, no matter how creative, captivating, or newsworthy the pitch. Whether announcing a new mobile app’s release, or proposing a product for holiday gift guides, it’s…

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2014 Internet Trends: Mobile Boom, Messaging Shifts and Audience Migrations

Former Morgan Stanley analyst and current Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker presented her annual Internet Trends report yesterday at re/code’s Code Conference. Meeker and KPCB have published a report every year since 2001, providing the technology and media industries with powerful insights into the future of digital and how the world interacts with each other…

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Public Relations and Media Relations: What’s the difference?

If you work in public relations, you’ve definitely been asked, as have we, “What exactly is PR?” (If you still don’t have an answer, check out our take on the question here) The next question is usually, “So is it the same as media relations?” Our answer? No, and here’s why. The Public Relations Society…

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Understanding The Media Cycle for Your Industry

One critical mistake that brands make when it comes to considering the public relations media cycle is many companies don’t begin soon enough. Many believe that advertising and PR function similarly, that you simply turn on the machine, stories happen, and new audiences flock to your door. That perception is incorrect, because the way we…

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Planning on Being Newsworthy in 2014? Read This.

If 2012 was the year of BuzzFeed-like listicles and 2013 brought us peak GIF (pronounced like the Peanut Butter), then you better be prepared for the next shareable media trend that is sweeping the Internet into the new calendar year: Headlines that are far too long, don’t provide nearly enough information – and force you…

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How is brand journalism different from marketing?

Steve Robinson asked in our last post on Brand Journalism: I’d love to hear more on your perception of the subtle differences between inbound marketing, content marketing, and brand journalism. It seems that this new term is an attempt to legitimize what has already been here for a few years and dress it up a…

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Shared media does not exist

Shared media does not exist. Wait, I hear you say. Of course it exists. SHIFT even published a book with shared media in the title. Well, it’s true. There isn’t really a shared media as an entity, not in the same sense as paid, earned, and owned media. To some degree, shared media is redundant…

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The PR agency of the future is a publisher

Take a moment to think about what’s just happened in the last 6 months. Facebook allows images in comments. Instagram allows videos. Twitter allows video through Vine. Podcasting is back in a very big way. LinkedIn rolls out video ads. Google+ Hangouts integrate YouTube, Slideshare, and many other media types. Think about how many different…

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Mailbag: Do PR firms have special arrangements with media companies?

We were asked recently: “Do PR firms have special arrangements with media companies?” While some of the largest firms in the industry certainly do have corporate partnerships with equally large media companies, for the most part, the relationships that exist in the media world are at a personal level. Individual account team members work to…

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