Six Ways to Scare the Media

If horror-story master Stephen King advised on supernatural PR tactics, he’d surely cite the follow devilish tricks to play on the media. (Of course, media angels never would commit such sins.)

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New Year-New Habit No. 10: Maximize PR Budgets

It’s the season for resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is to save money. In public relations and marketing, we can turn that resolution into a habit of maximizing investments. Off the cuff, PR is 10X less expensive than advertising — and about a 100X more influential. Even so, every company wants to stretch its PR dollars. Here are my tips on how to get the most out of your public relations budget.

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New Year-New Habit No. 5: Be Headline-Worthy

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? “Our competitor gets all of the press. I don’t understand it. We’ve been in business longer, and have better products and services. We even get interviews – but few of them result in the kind of press we expect. What do we do?”

Instead of accepting mediocre media relations results this year, vow to get into the habit of earning exceptional press. Here are five ways CEOs can become headline-worthy. [Read more...]

Radical Integration of Media: 30 Speakers, 15 questions, 60 Minutes

Today’s post is an invitation to The Future of Media: Radical Integration, a virtual event on Tuesday, Aug. 23, where I will be one of the speakers answering questions about the massive convergence taking place right now in pr, advertising and marketing.

This virtual event will feature 30 PR and communications experts, industry leaders and analysts in just 60 minutes. So in one hour, you’ll hear answers to important questions, such as:

  • Is advertising dead?
  • What is the new marketing mix?
  • How has social media changed our ability to generate earned media?
  • What does success look like in the era of radical integration?

You can register now for this free virtual event.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry: You will be sent the MP3 recording and a transcript of the event just for registering.

The webinar is being presented by Cision, and you can also follow it by liking their Facebook page and following @cision on Twitter and the conversation at #radmedia.

Hope to “see” you there!