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  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Create Compelling Videos to Enhance Business Growth

    From left to right: Jonathan Vit (Head of Video from VICE Asia), Byron Perry, moderator (Founder and CEO of Coconuts Media), Tessa Wong (Video Journalist from BBC News Online), Chung Lyn-Yi (Supervising Editor from CNA), Joyce Hau (Head of News Partnerships from YouTube Asia Pacific) Video content is a powerful tool for marketers and producers to tell complex stories that engages their viewers. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, video traffic will account for 82% of the global web traffic by 2022. With video consumption on an upward trend, it…

    Content PR & Marketing October 22, 2019
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