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Timing is Everything

By Brianne Miller  According to writer Stefan Emunds, “Time is an illusion, timing is an art.” That holds true with news media relations as much as with all the other things in life that require us to “read the room.”  In the case of news announcements, that room is rather large. The zeitgeist of the media landscape changes by the…
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How Public Relations Helps Brands Sell

NOTE: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network partner, Roop & CO. For the original blog, please visit here. Every organization, business and brand rely heavily on its public reputation for success. Publicity gives brands the power to reach a large audience and share their stories with the world. By leveraging the art of public relations…
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Supporting your client partnerships with PR

By Polly Winograd Ikonen “It takes a village.” “Two are better than one.” “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” There are many proverbs from many cultures reminding us that we can often accomplish much more together than alone. This wisdom absolutely applies to P.R. as well. We have seen this…
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Q&A with Liza Batallones, Director

By Staff Can you tell us about your background? I came from a broadcast news background and started my career right out of San Francisco State as a reporter for KCBS Radio and KPIX TV. Around that time, I spent two years moonlighting as an assistant account coordinator at Landis! I eventually started reporting from Chopper 5, and that helicopter…
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Influencer Marketing: More Conversation Than Transaction

By Brianne Murphy Miller Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks… For a few years now, the communications industry has preached “influencer marketing” as almost one-dimensional. In return for a paid placement or some other sort of quid pro quo (product, free hotel nights, etc.), influencers would provide endorsement via their social media channels. Simple. Quick. I…
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State of Media Today: Key Takeaways from Cision and Muck Rack

By: Robin Carr When all goes well, the working relationship between a public relations professional and a journalist is something to be admired. It helps to know what the other party is up against, including the challenges, expectations, limitations and objectives that make up the business experience. Cision and Muck Rack recently conducted exhaustive surveys of journalists on the state…
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Q&A with Polly Winograd Ikonen, Senior Counselor

By Landis Staff Can you tell us about your background? My career started 35 years ago at a PR agency that specialized in the luxury lifestyle sector. I then moved in-house and spent several decades at major cultural institutions on both coasts in roles that spanned the full MarComm spectrum – advertising, content marketing, special events, audience development, sales collateral,…
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How Companies Should Prepare – and Why Start Now – for A Successful CES 2023

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network partner, Bianchi PR. For the original blog, please visit here. Primed for a big comeback next year, CES is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Jan. 5-8, 2023, with Media Days in January. The most influential tech event in the world, CES brings together companies, manufacturers, developers…
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Four More Tips for Environmental PR Pros

By Polly Winograd Ikonen In the past year or two, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of media coverage on environmental topics. This is good news for environmental organizations, think tanks and corporations involved in this space. But it also means there’s more work to do for the PR pros charged with promoting their activities and positions….
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Perfecting Your Pitch

By Andie Davis As a PR pro, a decent portion of your job involves pitching the media. Usually, we reach out to the press when a client makes an announcement or if there is a news story in which a client can be a subject matter expert. Your pitch can say a lot about you and your agency in terms…
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