Posts Categorized: Media Relations

How Traditional Journalism Has – and Has Not – Changed in the Digital Era

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It’s no secret that the journalism industry as a whole has undergone a seismic shift in the past decade. From the unprecedented popularity of social media platforms and the economic collapse of the late 2000s, to today’s charge to mobile and the ever-shortening news cycle, traditional journalism has had to evolve.

How to Refine Your Internal Communications Program

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In our digitally savvy world, we’re constantly communicating. Whether it’s through email, videos, blogs, newsletters, on the phone or even in person during meetings, communication takes a variety of different forms and styles. Is your communication style giving employees the information they want—and oftentimes need—to hear on a regular basis? For businesses large and small, implementing… Read more »

How Big Data is Driving Big Journalism

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Already in 2014, we’ve seen the launch of several significant new media projects dedicated to exploring the link between big data and news. As PR professionals, we know it is critical to back up our media outreach with as many numbers as possible, but this new branch of journalism is taking that concept a step farther. In many cases, numbers are not just supporting the news – they are driving it.

Tips to Make a National Brand Relevant to a Local Community

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When national brands are household names, telling new and relevant stories that captivate a local audience can sometimes be challenging, as the saying, “all news is local” often rings true. However, an effective local media relations strategy for a national brand can help create or revive a connection between the company and a local or regional audience, and generate meaningful coverage as a vital part of a broader communications strategy to drive company goals.

Preparing For the Unknown: Communication Strategies For Your Company

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This is a guest post from Jordan Yob, an intern at Identity.

Legislative changes, industry trends and crisis situations can make or break a company’s image. With the world constantly changing, it is vital to deploy communication strategies that allow your company to prepare for the unknown. Many reputable companies have faced the brink of disaster due to an unforeseen crisis, and although the unknown can seem daunting, there is a simple solution — preparation. Preparing for unexpected changes in advance can make a stressful situation less taxing on a company’s reputation.