Five Tips for Giving Quality Media Interviews

Note: This is a reposted blog by our Public Relations Global Network partner, Sound Public Relations. For the original blog, please visit here. PR is a constantly changing industry, but a few aspects are guaranteed: 1. You will never finish your to-do list. 2. There is always more to learn. 3. Helping clients achieve the best coverage means interviews with…
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What is Newsjacking?

By Robin Carr What can an organization do to keep its brand top-of-mind when there’s no news? One technique has an entertaining name, but it’s nothing to laugh about and relatively easy to pull off. The technique is newsjacking. Here’s the pitch: In 2019, Landis Communications Inc. was honored by PRSA San Francisco with two “Foggies:” Small Agency of the…
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What Makes Your News a Good Story?

By Andy Lowe As a PR agency, one of our key asks is to determine what client announcements, product launches, new hires, etc., constitute a story worthy of the press or alternative channels such as blog posts, social media, media alerts or a newsletter. While there isn’t a fixed rule, some fundamental principles can guide your decisions. First, let’s look…
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Meet the Media: Audrey LaForest, Automotive News

Note: This is a reposted blog from our Detroit PR partner, bianchipr.com. For the original post, please see here. By: Bianchi PR Audrey LaForest is the Washington, D.C. reporter for Automotive News, where she covers automotive policy and regulation, including auto-related happenings on Capitol Hill, within the Biden administration and across major industry associations. Can you tell us what types…
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What is media relations in public relations?

By Robin Carr  Publishing company Pressbooks defines media relations as “the mutually beneficial relationship between journalists and public relations professionals.”  From a PR perspective, the media can be a terrific way to raise the profile of your company/client company and its products/services. And a big benefit for journalists is working with PR folks for presumably easy access to story ideas…
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Five Pro Media Relations Tips

By Polly Winograd Ikonen, LCI Even as the communications sector has expanded to include social media channels, blogs, virtual events and more, media relations has remained – and will remain – a cornerstone of any smart MarComm strategy. Why is that? Because even in a world beleaguered by truth wars, news matters. Reporting by professional (and even quasi-professional) journalists has…
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Seven Qualities of a Credible Journalist

By Robin Carr, LCI Reporters often note that the most offensive public relations practices include receiving pitches that are irrelevant to their beat, too many follow-up inquiries, and pitches that are too self-promotional without a real story. On the flip side, PR pros have peeves with media who post a release as-is and lazy media who get details wrong. Deadlines,…
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How to Build Thought Leadership

Brianne Murphy Miller, LCI Great ideas in a vacuum are useless. Thought leadership is more than just “blowing your own horn.” It is sharing information with an audience that is actionable, useful and predictive. So, how do you start to be a voice that is heard and trusted? Start with your brand. What are your brand attributes and keywords? It…
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Meet the Media: Marina Mayer

Blog courtesy of Brianne Miller, LCI Marina Mayer is the editor-in-chief at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Landis Communications Inc.’s work with iTradeNetwork connected us with Marina and her publications. What types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now?  Being that I oversee two supply chain publications, I think it’s no surprise that anything…
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Meet the Media: Steve Kettmann

By Brianne Miller, LCI The image of the sportswriter’s world is pretty limited to those of us on the outside — endless hotdogs at the ballpark, squabbles in the locker rooms and tough-talking reporters jostling for the biggest story. Steve Kettmann paints a different story in a book of essays dedicated to the memories of ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, a beloved sports…
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