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  • 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
  • How to Handle the Media During a Crisis

    When a crisis comes knocking on a company’s door, it is often promptly followed by a call from the media. At times like these, it is the company that knows how to tackle crises effectively – with responsive and transparent communications – that will ride through the turbulent waves to safe habour most successfully. Be Prepared A well-crafted crisis management strategy should always include the media relations team. Not only do they provide media management advice, they are often the go-to source for crisis updates by those media. Always be…

    Content PR & Marketing April 4, 2018
  • High context culture: What PR-Pros need to know about South Korea

    *Click here to view an updated version of this article, with figures and information from 2020. The world’s attention was recently on South Korea as the nation hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics Games at PyeongChang in February.  As one of the affluent countries in the APAC region, South Korea has been wowing the world with high-tech devices and impressive innovations, as well as creating a worldwide k-pop sensation. In addition to that, South Korea is leading the region in terms of overall internet penetration (93%) and it also has the highest penetration (84%)…

    Asia Specials March 8, 2018
  • Media landscape in China: social media as the most important source of collecting information

    China, a record-holding country: They constructed the longest bridge in the world and they also hold the record for having the most citizens living in one country with the same surname.  Chinese journalists use mobile websites for their research and social media as a form of communication with the PR-Pros more than any other country. TREIBSTOFF (blog site of news aktuell, a subsidiary of German Press Agency to distribute press releases) a spoke with Lynn Liu, Director of Audience Development and Distribution Services at PR Newswire Asia. He explains which changes need…

    China Comprehensive October 6, 2017
  • How Journalists Feel About PR Pros

    Journalists get frustrated with PR Professionals. You see it in blog posts and on social media — journalists frustrated with generic, relevant pages and irrelevant material. Pew Research published an analysis of the gap between PR and journalist income, and the relative number of PR professionals to journalists (there are a lot more of the former). With the advent of digital journalism, it is journalists who find their objectivity scrutinized more often than before. It’s not a surprise that many journalists harbor some misgivings for the PR industry. But how can…

    Media Relations September 26, 2017