PR writing is simple. Factual. Thought provoking. Concentrated. Intentional. Active. Listen, writer-of-long-sentences-and-big-words: Journalists don’t have time. YOU don’t have time. Here are five tips to PR writing. (And life).
Unfortunately, marketing and public relations (PR) expenditures often rank low on our list of priorities. I often see non-profits scale back on their investment in communications efforts in order to bring “overhead” costs down. At which point I cry crocodile tears. By failing to invest in PR, we clip our own wings and decrease our ability to reach actual change faster.
Back in February, I saw a tweet from a journalist that said, “Props to the three businesses that have NOT pitched me a Super Bowl angle this week.” Tying into a massive current event is a proven way to garner media attention for your business. But when you’re hooking into something as competitive as “the Big Game,” you can often get lost in the shuffle. Big brands spend millions on PR and advertising campaigns focused on one day.
Public relations (PR) is far more than just sending a press release. Communicators skate blurred lines between marketers, advertisers, digital divas, community engagers, reputation managers, publicists, brand advisers, social media strategists, and terms we haven’t created yet. Bottom line: in a fast moving entrepreneurial world, the power of PR has never been more relevant.
The “public” techniques inherent to the concept of “public relations” can be used to talk to all of your employees at the same time. They also allow you to communicate the benefits of your product or service to hundreds — if not thousands — of potential clients at once. Strategic public relations tools allow you to directly target specific audiences with specific information.
When pitching a client to media, knowing which journalist or editor to pitch is just as important as knowing what to pitch. Thanks to PR and social software such as Cision and Vocus (two companies that recently joined forces), a plethora of media contacts are at our fingertips, but what’s in a name unless you know how to use it? Here are a few quick tips to ensure your message is reaching the right ears.
The digital revolution has left many under the impression that the written word is dead or dying. But nothing could be further from the truth because in public relations and marketing, content remains king. Business owners, often working with savvy public relations professionals, are finding an even stronger market for their message in a media […]