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Insights & Monitoring

  • 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
  • PR Newswire’s Lynn Liu: Only Quality Content can Break Through Chinese Media’s Information Silos

    Lynn Liu is the Director of Audience Development and Distribution Services in PR Newswire, responsible for developing media relations and online distribution network in Mainland China, including social and mobile channels. Lynn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, both from the Communication University of China.  He was in Singapore on March 15, 2019, and accepted an interview request to share his insights on an evolving Chinese media landscape and its impact on PR professionals. In your opinion, what were the key changes to…

    Asia Specials March 25, 2019
  • Brand Leadership – The Role of Public Relations

    No brand is built overnight. A brand leader tends to pop up in the minds of consumers when they meet a certain situation or think about a specific product. There are multiple facets to brand leadership, so I am featuring a couple of relatively young but innovative brands to illustrate the role of branding and public relations (PR) when positioning an outstanding product or service for market leadership. Positioning and Branding Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to…

    Content PR & Marketing February 27, 2019
  • Why is Brand Building Like Marriage?

    You meet somebody that catches your eye. It could be their smile, their style, or their personality; you may even be attracted to their conviction and passion for something. You ask for their number. You text them that night (because calling at this stage is kind of lame), you flirt and get to know each other. Is this person a wacko? Does s/he fit my values? First, a coffee date, then a dinner. A movie. Over time, along with consistent and quality effort, you are in a committed relationship and…

    Content PR & Marketing December 29, 2017
  • 4 Tips to Craft an Effective PR Strategy for Your Hotel

    I was recently invited to speak to 50 over hotel PR executives in Jakarta at an event organized by Himpunan Humas Hotel (H3) Jakarta, an association for PR professionals in the hotel industry in Jakarta. Besides sharing best practices of press release writing, many questions were raised with regards to how the shift to digital media is changing the PR game. Here are four key takeaways from the sharing session: Listening The late author and PR exec Leonard Saffir once said, “The formulation of a PR strategy properly begins with listening, not talking.” Even in a digital world, getting…

    Content PR & Marketing August 2, 2017
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