Newsjacking: Should Your Brand Attempt to Insert Itself into Breaking News?

Or, the real title I wanted: Can you use the tactic of "newsjacking" and not look like a jackass? Newsjacking refers to "the practice of capitalizing on the popularity of a news story to amplify your sales and marketing success (Hubspot) and is an often-used technique for media relations professionals to earn media coverage for … Continue reading Newsjacking: Should Your Brand Attempt to Insert Itself into Breaking News?

How to use HARO to get Media Coverage

If you are considering pitching journalists, the service that I recommend when starting out in media relations is HARO or Help a Reporter Out. H/A/R/O for those who do not work in public relations is “the most popular sourcing service” connecting journalists and bloggers with relevant expert sources to meet journalists’ demanding deadlines and enable brands to … Continue reading How to use HARO to get Media Coverage

What’s Shakin’? The Social Shake-Up: Media Articles by Julia Angelen Joy

The Social Shake-Up Show is the "only social media conference of its kind in the world —focused on using social media to “shake up” your brand, your sales, your customer engagement." Now that is an idea that I can get behind! I was super excited when asked me to come aboard as a writer for … Continue reading What’s Shakin’? The Social Shake-Up: Media Articles by Julia Angelen Joy

Storytelling in Public Relations – A Prime Time PR Chat About Telling Stories for Better PR

We got to spend some time with one of my favorite Twitter friends, Keith R. Pillow (@CaddyMarketing) who owns Caddy Marketing, an integrated marketing consulting firm focused on branding, public relations, and social media strategies for SMBs. We share the same birthday, so as a verified Virgos, we see things the same way most of … Continue reading Storytelling in Public Relations – A Prime Time PR Chat About Telling Stories for Better PR

Media Relations – A Prime Time PR Chat About Best Practices in Media Relations

This week's Prime Time PR Chat was focused on media relations. It came from a previous chat topic on press releases and my ongoing obsession with our industry's failure to address the issues around media pitching. I was lucky to have Jered Martin from OnePitch as my guest to discuss journalist relationships. OnePitch was "created by … Continue reading Media Relations – A Prime Time PR Chat About Best Practices in Media Relations

Press Releases – A Prime Time PR Chat About Improving Media Outreach

Update: Since our first talk, I started to ask more direct questions. This is what I know so far... A.L. is an award-winning journalist. Awards such as the Peabody, so real awards. He works for “an innovative, credible and relevant media organization” that produces news via a website, public radio program, podcast and social media … Continue reading Press Releases – A Prime Time PR Chat About Improving Media Outreach