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  • 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
  • Four Steps to Writing a News Release that Converts

    Generating and distributing your brand’s vital news is an important part of how you stay relevant in the minds of the media and your wider customer base. But a news release can do so much more than simply tell someone about your company. Here are the four key elements to write a news release that converts: The news announcement Multimedia attachments High-quality links And social media 1. Announcement The purpose of your news release is to remind the media, your clients and other businesses why your company is relevant. The news announcement should…

    Content PR & Marketing March 12, 2018
  • The “TELL” formula draws readers by the headline

    News editors have to go through hundreds of news releases every day with two news stories published every minute. So, how do you keep their attention on your news release for a few more moments? I would argue, the headline matters. The Headline is the reader’s entry point to a release. It should be a brief summary or the highlight of the whole release. At PR Newswire, we tell your story to the world; and a good news release should always tell the story in the headline. We use the…

    Storytelling January 12, 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