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  • The Impact of What Elon Musk Is Saying On Twitter

    Elon Musk’s Twitter account, which has more than 48 million followers, is one of the most closely watched ones in the world. On February 20, the Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur wrote a seemingly innocuous comment on Twitter that bitcoin prices “do seem high”.  Two days later, the price of Bitcoin dropped by more than $3,000 within 5 minutes – shortly after the opening of the US stock exchange. The decline plunged as much as 17% within 24 hours. Tesla, which had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, also saw its stock prices drop.   This is not the first time that Elon Musk has influenced his company’s share or Bitcoin prices through his Twitter activity. Previously, after the billionaire tech titan changed his Twitter bio to #bitcoin, the…

    Insights & Monitoring March 10, 2021
  • What’s Next 2021?: Steering Your Communications Plans Ahead

    Adapting communications strategies to the new normal has been a recurring theme in PR Newswire’s series of webinars this year. We highlight tips from 3 PR experts from Hong Kong and Singapore, who spoke at our recent webinars. They are Danny Tan, Senior Vice President at Omnicom PR Group, Patrick Yu, Senior Vice President & Partner, FleishmanHillard and Felix Poon, Founder & Managing Director, Vis Communications. To prime communicators for a bumpy road to 2021, we get these PR pros to share advice on tackling PR challenges in areas such as measurement, internal communications and media relations.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="263"]…

    Content PR & Marketing December 16, 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
  • 5 Pitching Tips from the Travel Media in a COVID-19 World

    As the travel and tourism industry gradually recovers from COVID-19, communications need to be relevant and forward-looking. Over the past few months, PR Newswire has distributed numerous press releases on the recovery efforts of the travel industry, from campaigns to boost hygiene standards in hotels and tourist destinations, brand partnerships to virtual travel experiences. As travel restrictions ease at varying degrees across the APAC region, travel businesses have to adapt their key messages along different stages of recovery. Securing media coverage plays a key role for businesses to amplify their…

    Asia Specials August 21, 2020
  • 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
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