As public relations professionals, often when we think of earning attention for our clients, we think of media relations. In today’s highly competitive landscape, high-profile media placements cannot be your only tactic to gain brand recognition. This is where an awards program strategy comes into play. The media marketplace is so saturated with every company…

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Pitching media is at the core of what we do. It has been beaten into our brains that effective pitches should include a clear ask like: Let me know if you are interested in this story idea. What is your availability? Does this sound like a good fit? But don’t be afraid to break from…

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I found this question burning in my mind recently during a meeting with a new business prospect. They wanted our help to position the company and its executives as thought leaders in their particular space. But there we were, hearing in excruciating detail about their vast portfolio of products, platforms and “solutions.” We see this…

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A data strategy in PR may sound like a daunting task that’s not worth the time, effort and expense. But a data strategy conceived of correctly can be hugely valuable for a company’s brand without breaking the bank. Data, more than ever, is what journalists want for their stories; it’s what social media managers and…

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My career in public relations takes me out of the office for the occasional trade show, client meeting, new business lunch, media interview or video shoot. In other cases, my job takes me to Alaska where I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing clients. I’m not talking about just Anchorage, I’m talking the…

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We’ve spoken about the power of “newsjacking”: inserting our clients’ voices into relevant breaking news cycles, such as the latest technology developments in driverless cars (client: BoldIQ) or the alarming trends in school-based violence (client: Haystax Technology). Newsjacking can be a highly effective method for elevating a company’s profile and demonstrating expertise on a specific…

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