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December 20, 2010

Products that Perk Up the Holidays

Each year, millions of television viewers eagerly anticipate Oprah’s “Favorite Things,” Ellen’s “12 Days of Giveaways,” and Rachael Ray’s “Faves.” How do these busy hosts learn about the year’s hottest new gadgets and gizmos? As you know, often from PR pros! Unlike paid television product placements, audience giveaways are a popular way to build excitement for products and brands, obtain
December 8, 2010

The Blank Slate: Considerations for a Strong Start

In my last post I talked about the who, what, when, where and why of PR writing. Once those questions have been answered, you should have a pretty good idea of how best to approach your writing project. Ideally, you may even have a lead and/or headline in mind. To put yourself in an even better position for a smooth
December 1, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action! Tips for a “Rockin’” Satellite Media Tour

Satellite Media Tours (SMTs) are a popular public relations tool for reaching broadcast media – and for good reason. A well-executed SMT can provide wide exposure for a client in a relatively short period of time. An SMT typically involves offering a celebrity, expert or company spokesperson for remote one-on-one interviews with television stations. The back-to-back interviews are conducted via