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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…

  • 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
  • Writing Press Releases in Times of Crisis

      Five months on, COVID-19 remains a much talked about topic in the news cycle. PR Newswire has received hundreds of pandemic-related press releases from brands across APAC. during this period. Like the developing situation, the key topics in press releases are evolving as the crisis move from the prevention, damage control to the recovery phases.  These topics have shifted from corporate social responsibility initiatives, the influx of e-commerce and remote working products to recovery plans, and safe and hygienic re-opening measures. Recently, PR Newswire’s Senior Editor Nathan Brown conducted an…

    Content PR & Marketing June 24, 2020
  • 4 Trends to Consider in Your Communications Plans

      The first half of 2020 has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has triggered a health, economy and social crisis. Many companies have been forced to revamp their business models, operations and supply chains in order to survive. Amidst the uncertainties, getting up to speed on recent shifts and advancements in the communications landscape has never been more important now. To help you keep abreast of recent communications trends, we’ve gleaned highlights from the 2019 Global Comms Report by Cision and PRWeek that still remain relevant today. In its…

    Content PR & Marketing June 16, 2020
  • COVID-19 Comms: Developing Communications Plans for Crisis Recovery and Beyond

    The road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming imminent, as infection rates in some APAC markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam, are declining. As governments prepare to implement measures to kickstart their economies, public concerns have shifted from crisis response to navigating economic and social recovery. Thus, it is crucial for communications professionals to adapt their strategies to reconnect with their audiences. In the latest episode of PR Newswire’s webinar series on COVID Comms, we get crisis recovery insights from John Kerr, CEO of Edelman Singapore,…

    Content PR & Marketing May 22, 2020
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