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Press Release Writing

  • What Is a Press Release? Definition, Examples and Best Practices

    According to our 2023 State of the Media report, press releases are the number-one resource journalists rely on to generate ideas for stories. They’re also among the most useful ways to generate earned media coverage for your brand. This article will cover the meaning of a press release, why they’re so powerful and how you can get started using them. What Is a Press Release? The definition of a press release is a statement that provides information about a significant event to members of the news media. Also called PR releases or news releases,…

    Press Release Writing September 11, 2023
  • In Their Own Words: Journalists on the PR Pitches That Really Got Their Attention (For Better or Worse)

    For PR, media relations and brand communications professionals trying to get earned media will always remain a priority. Yet according to the recent Global Comms Report, 52% of comms leaders strongly agree that their jobs are becoming increasingly challenging. That’s despite positivity among 58% of these leaders, who say they are optimistic about their position in relation to the C-Suite.  With PR professionals outnumbering journalists five to one by some estimates, there is a lot of competition for journalists’ attention. And as journalists struggle to keep up with the demands of their jobs amid…

    Content PR & Marketing September 10, 2023
  • Journalists’ Advice to Future Journalists (And What PR Can Learn, Too)

    Cision’s Global State of The Media Report is now in its 14th year, and for 2023, we wanted to make a few changes to our survey to learn more about what’s on the mind of today’s journalists. Alongside queries designed to collect quantitative data, we posed qualitative questions to shed light on trends reporters are seeing. In one such request: We asked journalists to finish the following statement: “The next generation of journalists need to be…” In addition to providing a window into growing concerns about the future of the industry, their answers shed light…

    Content PR & Marketing September 7, 2023
  • Data-Driven Strategies and Inspiring Stories for a Successful Campaign – Key takeaways from the Comms Connect Event in Vietnam

    Vietnam, an emerging country with a fast-developing economy, thrives on its youthful and dynamic labor force. As its economy expands, the demand for effective PR and communications strategies to help businesses and organizations connect with their target audiences has also grown. Much to our delight, Comms Connect Vietnam on 26th July 2023 was a sold-out event and rightfully so! Discover highlights from the event that attracted a full house below. Framework for Measuring PR’s Impact on the Bottom-line To kick things off, Ms. Giang Nguyen, Senior Business Development Manager at…

    Content PR & Marketing August 31, 2023
  • April’s Focus: Good ESG Stories about Earth Day

    The focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) communications has been increasing with demand for content coming from stakeholders and shareholders. As one of the pillars of ESG, environmental-themed press releases allow a company to communicate its initiatives, goals, accomplishments, etc. to its audience. Trending for April on PR Newswire was the Earth Day-themed press release topic. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”, which is a great topic and talking point for ESG communications. Let’s look at some of the press release examples related to this trending topic,…

    Content PR & Marketing May 31, 2023