If you’ve kept abreast of news about national business media of late, you’d know a few are on the auction block while others are undergoing close scrutiny about revenue and future performance. Still more venerable brands are splitting partnerships.
What does this have to do with media relations, the arm of the public relations discipline oriented to earned media – getting stories to appear in news outlets based on the strength of clients’ news?
It is turning the entire media chain on its head; let’s take a closer look:
National media need owners with deep pockets.
Business leaders in the executive suite are leaving in droves.
Journalists writing for the publication know their necks are on the chopping block, too.
Editors are trying for business as usual, while crooking the head over the shoulder to see what’s coming.Read More →
News releases are distributed in a variety of ways:
One-to-one media relations from public relations professionals to media
A distribution via a media list developed via Cision, Vocus or other media databases
An online only news release distribution service e.g. PR Web
A traditional wire like PR Newswire, BusinessWire or Marketwired which also blend and distribute with online outlets
There are resellers of these services that may have a limited distribution or fewer bells and whistles. What’s often a feature for companies watching the bottom line of out-of-pocket expenses is price. Resellers come in less than the primary suppliers; which features are sacrificed for price? It’s hard to know.Read More →
Send to Kindle You know those hybrid cars that are more expensive because they run on electricity and fuel? Think about public relations…our profession is like a hybrid car, too. We run on different platforms to deliver mileage for a campaign. We blend a variety of marketing disciplines, just like fuel and electricity to produce. On Spin Sucks June 3, …Read More →