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  • Media Pitching Tips in a COVID-19 World from TTG Asia Media’s Group Editor Karen Yue

    As the year-end holiday season kicks in, domestic tourism is on the rise in APAC. With global movement restrictions, more people are looking at destinations that are closer to home.  The surge of interest in local recreational activities has led to opportunities for brands to pitch relevant products and services.  However, travel journalists and editors tend to scan through numerous press releases and pitches that land in their inboxes daily. One way of cutting through the clutter is having a pitch that is customized to their media outlet and speaks to their…

    Behind The Byline December 9, 2020
  • 4 Media Pitching Tips For Better Tech PR in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in businesses with the prevalent use of technology, from cloud-based services, collaborative platforms to cybersecurity solutions. As technology such as the Internet of Things, 5G network and Artificial Intelligence continue to transform industries, there will be more opportunities for brands to share tech stories with the media in the year ahead. In light of this, we reached out to tech journalists and influencers across 9 markets in the Asia-Pacific region for the 2020 Tech Media Pitching Kit. The kit offering brands advice on…

    Behind The Byline November 26, 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
  • 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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