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Tag: media relations
In this continuing perspective on PR tools, one of the most important and overlooked ones is how to build media relationships. If you consider what is a media relations strategy, then you understand the importance of how these tools pertain to many facets of life.
Outside of the PR field, most people wonder what PR people do and what are the PR tools they use. The article explains PR professionals to the outside world.
PR Writer gets rid of two passive voices in the lead and makes headline connect with drug testing story
In this PR Writer news release analysis, some essential errors in a story about #roadsidetesting are corrected, passive voices eliminated, and the headline now connects with the lead.
As much as the PR Writer supports this project, the news release violates a fundamental media relations principle—the lead ignores the headline. The lead should recapitulate the headline, which it does not do until the third paragraph.
Writing pitch letters and news releases are often considered a chore but are a necessity in media relations. The pitch letter and the news release are interconnected and must reinforce each other. The pitch letter is the door opener, and the news release contains the news.
In media relations, reporters are like the person next to you in the lively bar. Inundated with news releases, they develop an exquisite sensibility for the caller’s credibility and can tell instantly if a pitch letter
The news media landscape has changed greatly and here is the other side of preparing for media interviews. The situation isn’t as bad as worried communicators may think.