Common Misconceptions About Public Relations

As a PR professional from a small Midwestern town where public relations is the least traditional career path one could choose, I’ve heard every wild assumption there is to hear about the profession—given the person I’m talking to even knows what it is. I often

Announcing Funding—So Much More than Just a Press Release

Crunchbase News recently reported that global venture capital funding totaled more than $288 billion in the first half of 2021, up by approximately $110 billion versus the second half of 2020. When a marketing team plans a funding announcement, it’s important to remember the goal

Are Press Releases Dead?

For more than 100 years, press releases have been a valuable communication tool that allow PR professionals to quickly and efficiently convey information to the media. In today’s ever-evolving world of communication, the state of the press release is constantly changing. But are press releases

Making the Most Out of Your Earned Media Coverage

Whether it’s an article or review, earned media coverage can go a lot further than you think. It’s important to repurpose this coverage in multiple ways to get the most out of your hard work! Here are some ways to start: Social Media The most common way

Seven Tips to Earning High-Quality Tier 1 Media Coverage

Many companies come to us with one request, “Get us in TechCrunch!” I sometimes wonder if they’ve all hired the same consultant who has told them to ask for this. But this request raises the question more generally of how companies should gain coverage in

How to Understand and Implement Media Trends

One of the biggest roles of a publicist or PR agency is identifying and acting on media trends. Nothing could be more true in 2020—in the face of a pandemic, brands that have kept up with trends have thrived, while others have floundered. What has been

Lessons from Three of 2020’s Biggest PR Fails

If I could sum up 2020 in one phrase it would be, “a huge fail!” Cancelled conferences, delayed announcements and layoffs are just a few of the many complications we’ve all had to face. It seemed as though there was a new situation to address

Preparing to Pitch Media in a Post-Pandemic World

2020 changed everything: how and where we work, the way we communicate, the way we greet one another, and how we pitch media.  At the beginning of the pandemic, the news cycle was extremely chaotic. Reporters that used to cover business quickly began exclusive coverage of

Why Influencer Marketing is Crucial to Media Relations Success

As social media continues to grow by leaps and bounds, popular networks such as Instagram and Twitter have become some of the most crowded corners of the internet. With so much happening so quickly on social media networks, is it even possible for brands to