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No second chance to make a first impression

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." That's certainly true in PR, especially when pitching reporters via email. The goal of a pitch is to convince a reporter to cover a story. So naturally, it's easy to think that the content of your...

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PR lessons from south of the border

Last week I had the opportunity to go to a local PRSA event and meet Matt Prince, the social and newsroom director for Taco Bell. When memories of my chicken Gordita Supreme routine came rushing back, I knew I couldn't miss it. Oh, and I...

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Building relationships with reporters

They say that PR is a "relationships" business. After all, "relations" is right there in the acronym. It's certainly easier to get a member of the media to listen to your pitch if you've already established a relationship with him or her. But even the...

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Cry havoc, and let slip the CEOs?

Last week, two of the top dogs in the telecommunications world went at it over Twitter. T-Mobile's CEO John Legere and Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure sparred over Sprint's "All In" wireless plan for all the world to see....

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PR image rebuilding: Does Hillary need it?

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is officially underway, which isn't a surprise to most of the public. But how do voters feel about her? Is she seen mostly as Bill Clinton's wife, or someone who paved her own way? More pointedly, how hard does her PR...

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What’s in a pitch?

So you've put the finishing touches on your op-ed and are ready to see your name in lights -- or at least on the back page of the newspaper. How do you get editors to consider your piece for publication? You simply ask them. And...

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