What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

It’s the Public Relations version of the chicken and the egg debate. What factor carries more weight when it comes to effectively communicating a story or message? Is it the quality of content or is it how you present it and to whom? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. As a Public Relations … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

Whether we PR professionals want to come to terms with it or not, the media is not our mouthpiece that will print exactly what we want, when we want it. They are the ultimate gatekeepers who determine the extent of media exposure that will be granted to us or our clients. The sheer volume of … Continue reading Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

How Public Relations is different than Advertising

So often lines are blurred when it comes to Public Relations and Advertising. While the two certainly overlap, there are distinct differences that determine how and when you should use them in your communications strategy. A solid plan can and should have elements of both, but it’s important to understand their unique roles and seek … Continue reading How Public Relations is different than Advertising

A Guide to the Modern Press Release

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! With so many newspapers scaling … Continue reading A Guide to the Modern Press Release

How to Communicate a Consistent Message During a Crisis

No one ever wants a crisis to strike. In fact, simply talking about this devastating news can be enough for many business owners to change the conversation. Sure, it's uncomfortable, but talking about your crisis communication plan NOW can save you a lot of stress and damage in the future, should a bad situation actually … Continue reading How to Communicate a Consistent Message During a Crisis

7 Ways to Use a Press Release Beyond Pitching to Media

When a business has an exciting announcement, one of the most popular reactions is to issue a press release. Sometimes the news is indeed press worthy and you will earn a feature story, but more commonly it’s something that will never get picked up by the media. So now you have invested your time and … Continue reading 7 Ways to Use a Press Release Beyond Pitching to Media