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  • 5 Key Takeaways from Cision & PRWeek’s 2020 Comms Report

    The role of PR has risen up to the challenge of establishing itself as a trusted advisor to top management in 2020. In a challenging year, more PR professionals are working more closely with their CEOs, who have sought their counsel and perspectives before making business decisions.  That was one of the key findings from the 2020 Comms Report by Cision and PR Week. The fourth annual report surveyed more than 300 senior-level PR professionals, from both agencies and in-house, in the United States. The report also reveals how PR is…

    Content PR & Marketing November 18, 2020
  • Media Pitching Tips in a COVID-19 World from Gaya Travel Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief

    Travel demand is on route to increase in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming months. Domestic travel in markets, such as Malaysia and Vietnam, is seeing an uptick, while more international travel bubbles are being established in between cities in the region.   As the state of travel resumes, the media’s appetite for travel news and stories is growing as the focus is shifted to local tours and staycations.   PR Newswire chats with Juhan Kamaruddin, the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Gaya Travel Magazine, a Malaysia-based publication that reports on the travel and tourism sector, as part of PR Newswire’s COVID-19 Travel Industry Recovery Toolkit.   On gaining media coverage, Juhan emphasized on the importance of PR reps establishing a long-term relationship with the media.  One way…

    Behind The Byline November 10, 2020
  • 5 Steps to Developing an Effective Communications Plan

    As we enter the final quarter of the year, it is imperative that PR professionals start planning their communications plans for 2021. It has been a year of unprecedented challenges, movement restrictions and economic headwinds brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the road ahead is still fraught with many uncertainties.   After months of shelving your campaigns, it is time to make up for lost time by relooking your campaigns and chart out communications plans for next year. With 2021 around the corner, here’re 5 steps to start developing an effective communications plan.     1. Know what your brand stands for – Identify action words that form the basis of all content   …

    Content PR & Marketing November 5, 2020
  • 5 Crisis Recovery Tips for Brands

    With the prolonged COVID-19, companies are bracing themselves for a long road to recovery. Switching to survival mode, many have streamlined their operations and pivoted to new business opportunities to stay afloat. Over the past months, Cision and PR Newswire have held a series of webinars on adapting communications strategy in the new normal. We round up 5 helpful crisis recovery tips on navigating the communications challenges ahead.  1. Prepare for a bumpy re-entry journey   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="296"] Matthew Della Croce, Global President and Partner, Allison+Partners[/caption]   As companies begin to re-open, the route to recovery will not be straightforward. In an interview with Cision, Matthew Della…

    Content PR & Marketing October 23, 2020
  • 4 Ways to Improve the Pick-Up Rate of Press Releases

    The media receives numerous press releases and pitches daily. Given the fast work turn-around time and lean resources, it takes more than informative content and interview opportunities to ensure that the news gets picked up.   In a recent PR Newswire webinar, we invited Victor Peng, a news anchor at TVBS, one of Taiwan’s top news channels, to share the news production process and how journalists, like him, select and get information from press releases for their news bulletins.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="549"] Victor Peng, a news anchor at TVBS (left) speaking at a PR…

    Content PR & Marketing September 24, 2020
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