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  • 4 Way 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…

  • Finance News Websites That Are Worth Investing Your Time In

    As we are in the thick of this year’s second quarterly earnings season, there has been a steady flow of business updates and news. Over the past weeks, PR Newswire has distributed numerous earnings press releases from publicly listed companies that have released their second-quarter financial results. The current earnings season is closely watched as investors are keen to understand how companies have been impacted by a full quarter of economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the flurry of investor relations updates and announcements, we look at some international and APAC financial news websites to help you get up to speed on the finance world.     For Finance…

    Investor Relations August 21, 2020
  • 5 Pitching Tips from the Travel Media in a COVID-19 World

    As the travel and tourism industry gradually recovers from COVID-19, communications need to be relevant and forward-looking. Over the past few months, PR Newswire has distributed numerous press releases on the recovery efforts of the travel industry, from campaigns to boost hygiene standards in hotels and tourist destinations, brand partnerships to virtual travel experiences. As travel restrictions ease at varying degrees across the APAC region, travel businesses have to adapt their key messages along different stages of recovery. Securing media coverage plays a key role for businesses to amplify their…

    Asia Specials August 21, 2020
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Media Monitoring for Better Media Ties

    Cultivating meaningful relationships with the media is not an overnight task. Communicators need to invest time and effort through pitching and striking up conversations, such as providing timely industry updates, exploring story possibilities and commenting on journalists’ social media accounts, . At the core of these PR efforts is the age-old adage of knowing the journalists’ and their media outlet’s audience well. According to Cision’s 2020 State of the Media report, 37% of journalists stated that the number one thing that PR pros can help is to understand the media’s…

    Insights & Monitoring August 13, 2020
  • COVID-19 Comms: Communications amid an Infodemic – What can Businesses Learn from Governments?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that a clear communications plan is integral to responding to a public health crisis. What makes the current pandemic more dangerous is the spread of rumors and false information that would fuel an information epidemic or infodemic. Without authoritative news sources, this creates opportunities for the spreading of fake news and falsehoods, especially on the internet. Providing the public with information that comes straight from the source in a timely manner can become an important “vaccine” as the world is reeling from the effects of COVID-19. News consumption &…

    Asia Specials July 23, 2020
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