Once you’ve begun a public relations initiative, it is important to maintain a steady flow of news. Communicatively speaking, nothing could be more detrimental to your business than to go quiet.
Broadcast media (TV, radio, streaming online) can be a very effective outlet for creating awareness for your business, generating public support, building investor relations and simply getting customers. But while just sending a press release to an assignment editor or producer will sometimes land you a spot, there are several ways of increasing your success when pitching to a broadcast outlet.
Seeing your company’s name on the front page of a newspaper does merit a level of prestige and carries a good level of clout. And, the mere fact that printed space is limited on a paper is just another confirmation that you are beating you competition out of potential news coverage.
One of the most challenging sides of public relations is helping the decision makers who pull the budget strings understand the value of the service you provide. Whether with clients or superiors, understanding how to show the value of your work will go a long way.
As a big fan of college football I was intrigued a few weeks ago when Michigan opened the football season 0-2, especially with one of the losses coming at the hands of Appalachian State.
Being interviewed can be intimidating. The reporter is there, pen in hand, ready to write down every word you say. And if you’re lucky, he/she has a voice recorder to capture sound bites possible ammunition to later debunk any claims you make during the interview. If you’re not careful you may feel as though you are in an interrogation room.