Category Archives: media relations

Media tips from Michael Ignatieff

An unlikely source, I know, but he sounds incredibly relaxed talking to old friend Michael Enright on The Sunday Edition. I like what he has to say about feeding the beast of the 24-hour news cycle as opposed to ‘laying track.’ … Continue reading

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Program enhancement via live blogging and live tweeting

If you cast your net widely for volunteer live tweeters, you’ll be amazed at the coverage you get and the goodwill you create. People will be banging down your doors for the opportunity to participate, not just spectate. Continue reading

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Media prep, Skeptical Radio, and science-y books for all

Every once in a while it’s good for a PR person to get a taste of her own medicine by doing an interview rather than just arranging one for a client. Continue reading

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The importance of sitting in on interviews

When the interview’s over, the client gets some frank but constructive feedback on their performance. Sometimes they get their knuckles rapped, not so much for what they’ve said during the interview but for the way they’ve treated the journalist. Continue reading

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Social media for authors

Dennis Cass on promoting a book. Continue reading

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Key messages on climate change

Short is memorable; long is not. Continue reading

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Social media could drive a public relations renaissance

So you’re all up to speed on the new rules of engagement for marketing and public relations and how important it is to abandon control of the ‘message’ and engage with your various audiences (the people formerly categorized as ‘stakeholders’ … Continue reading

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Crimes against Twitter: how mainstream media and marketers are messing up

The way many mainstream media outlets behave on Twitter is the virtual equivalent of copious projectile vomiting. The exceptions are a refreshing change of pace. Continue reading

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Social media lets you listen to your customers

Use social media to reap the rewards of listening to all your customers – not just those willing to participate in surveys and focus groups. Continue reading

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No Spin PR January Wordle

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