If you’re like me, it can be a challenge to consistently create new story angles and ideas. For content marketers, it’s critical to keep pushing out content to the audience. But we have to make sure that content has relevance; the message must be significant enough that audiences will take notice. This is just as important for media relations when trying to get the attention of journalists and editors.
*This blog was first published at Waxing Unlyrical. I’ve held on to a theory for a while now: Social media and media relations are a paradox. The former being new school which allows you to control your message; and the latter is old school which gives you very little control, yet more credibility. In today’s media landscape both are critical in public relations, but my theory begs the questions, Can the old and the new be blended together and (bigger question) can one help drive success for the other?
Yes, it’s May, but it’s never too late to look back and reflect on what you’ve accomplished. That’s exactly what our PR team has done over the last couple months. While we gathered the stats for this infographic, we were able to see how much our team, and our work, has evolved. We do all sorts of projects for our clients at Strategic America, and a majority of our PR team’s work falls into three categories: Media Relations Media relations is one of the most well-known tools in the PR toolbox and an area where we continue to find creative ways to elevate our clients.
Although media relations is merely one aspect under the wider umbrella of public relations, it has always been the component that is most closely associated with the best recognized tenant of PR: pitching stories. While this association may ring true on a surface level, there is so much more that goes into media relations than just press releases that it seems unfair to simplify such a complex song and dance.
This best known quote from the TV series Dragnet was never actually said by Sgt. Joe Friday…or at least not quite. It was used in a pseudo-parody movie with Dan Aykroyd adapting the phrase from two similar statements: “All we want are the facts, ma’am” and “All we know are the facts, ma’am.” The abbreviated expression flows smoothly.