Media Relations Without Reporters?!?

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Tired of begging for media coverage. Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists. In addition to that “Earned Media” you get from chasing after reporters, you can also focus on your “Paid Media” like advertising and “Owned Media” which includes your website, newsletter, blogs, and any other content you publish. During this 60-minute webinar , you’ll learn how to: Coordinate owned and paid media to support your earned media efforts.

Follow These 7 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations ROI

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That’s the key theme in Cision’s latest Global State of the Media Report , which surveyed nearly 2,000 reporters and editors about their working conditions and how they relate to public relations professionals. Your path to media relations success isn’t paved with press releases.

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Get the Right Story to the Right Journalist: Media Relations Success

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So many organizations I follow or work with have become strong and savvy communicators. It’s thrilling to see nonprofits like yours put communications to work effectively despite time, talent, and budget constraints. .

Nonprofit Media Relations—Not JUST Relationships

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Guest blogger, Patricia Brooks guides client orgs to reach and motivate people through traditional and new media sources. As a media relations expert, the question I’m most often asked is whether I have strong relationships with reporters. How to Measure Media Relations Impact.

Media Relations: Too Valuable NOT to Use

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Guest blogger, Patricia Brooks guides client orgs to reach and motivate people through traditional and new media sources. media relations specialist, I am fortunate to base my career on our first amendment right to press. The Power of Media Relations—A Mini Case Study.

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

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According to Cision’s 2015 Global Social Journalism Study , 94 percent of journalists are using social media on a daily basis — with 67 percent spending up to two hours a day. Below are five strategies for using social media to your advantage in media relations.

Build a GREAT Media Relations Plan from Scratch

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The people who literally wrote the book on Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits are joining us to help YOU AND YOUR TEAM learn how to create a media strategy that will start getting you headlines. You Can Become a Media Darling, with Antionette Kerr. .

Take Your Media Relations From Good to G.R.E.A.T.

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For many nonprofits, media relations isn’t a high priority. This is especially true for smaller nonprofits that have limited resources for communications. If your organization does not have a media relations strategy, the end of the year is a good time to create one.

Hot Topics for August: Inspiring #NPCOMMS, Repurposing, and Media Relations

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Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: August 16: From the Swipe File: 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work. See examples of awesome nonprofit communications and learn what makes them great.

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Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits [New Webinar]

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Are you having trouble getting the media to cover your nonprofit? The rules for getting that coverage have definitely changed with the advent of digital media. Media relations expert Peter Panepento can show you how. Nonprofit Communications

Hot Topics for September: Media Relations, Healthy Email Engagement, and Bequests Marketing

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You Can Become a Media Darling. Learn how to get the media attention you deserve for your work. September 13: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media. Learn about the three types of media and how you can get better at each of them.

Hot Topics in April: Direct Mail, Modern Media Relations, and Supportive Nonprofit Cultures

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Apr 5: Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Strive for GREAT, No Matter Your Budget. approach to media relations for nonprofits. Registration is $20 or Free when you pre-order the new book Modern Media Relations or with an All-Access Pass.

Here's How to Measure Media Relations Impact

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Several Getting Attention e-update readers had questions in response to this recent article: 11 Steps to Media Relations Success. This one was asked by several nonprofit communicators: Q: What are typical objectives/measurable outcomes for media relations work? Kate Lucas, Grants & Communications Coordinator, Common Hope A: Here are key outputs to track. In addition, it helps you gauge the ROI (return on investment) of your media relations work.

Media Relations Planning — 11 Steps to Success

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Media planning, like most planning responsibilities, is daunting and seems tedious. It's hard to know where to start, how to allocate the right time and staff and, most of all, how to motivate yourself to dive in. So many of us just avoid it, as we do with other planning responsibilities. But this 11-step process will ease your pain -- carving out a clear, proven path to media relations planning success. Dive right in.

State Department PR Expert Shares Steps to Media Relations Success

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Words of wisdom on media relations from guest author, Todd Calongne, Public Affairs Officer, Secretary’s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. Being yourself is the straightest path to gaining a new friend in the media. It's media relations as media education. Learn much more from Todd, who's a real success at developing those crucial relationships with key media, here.

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

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At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we are all about helping communications directors do the best job possible for their organizations and to do the work with purpose, enthusiasm, and integrity. As nonprofit communicators, we cannot ignore the tumultuous political times we live in.

PETA's Media Relations Triump: Uses Groundhog Day as Animal Rights Platform

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PETA says it's wrong that Phil is subjected to the bright lights and crowds related to the Feb. Kudos to PETA communicators who win the blue ribbon for realizing there are few days (any others?) In connecting Phil's rights with a national event, they secured broad mainstream media coverage of animal rights issues at no cost. Tags: Case Studies Media Relations and Press Nonprofit Communications

Nonprofit Communications in the Fake News Era

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In addition to acting quickly and putting out positive messages, it’s important to avoid getting into a back and forth with Internet and social-media commenters who are trying to make you look bad by insulting you and twisting your words. Media Relations

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27 Communications and Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

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In previous posts, we’ve shared the most common marketing and communications goals , strategies , and objectives for nonprofits. Tactics include both communications channels like email, PR and social media, as well as specific types of content like storytelling or infographics. Instead, here are the 27 communications tactics that are most useful for nonprofits. Social media , including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Julia Claire Campbell walks you though How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit. And Hootsuite has put together a list of 21 Awesome and Free Stock Photo Sites for Social Media Images. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsVenkman’s. Atlanta, GA.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Feel like you’re from the wrong generation for social media? Try these 8 Old School Marketing Tactics That Work for Social Media. If you’re an ED or want your ED to be a voice on social media, learn How Nonprofit CEOs Can Leverage Twitter and Instagram. Auburn, AL.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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For examples of engaging social media posts, check out the Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts for the week. Apr 5: Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Strive for GREAT, No Matter Your Budget with Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr. The Hound. Auburn, AL.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rebecca Lechner

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Rebecca Lechner Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! For the past 7 years, Rebecca Lechner has been the communications manager for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Won’t you join me for some fine Mixed Links… Today is the LAST DAY to take our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Get ahead on your media relations for 2018 by asking these 4 questions about your media impact in 2017. Good Friday to you all!

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Make it Easy to Spread the Word: Press Kit+ (Case Study)

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The Results : Media folks get great content ideas and find what they need when they need it, leading to more and better coverage. Media Relations and Press doGooder video awards media relations Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

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5 Things Reporters Want From the Nonprofits They Cover

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Media relations is a lot like fundraising. A new survey of more than 1,350 media members by the media database company Cision shows that reporters want to be treated the same way. Research and understand my media outlet. Media Relations Nonprofit Communications

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Expert Advice about Online Newsrooms, Part 1: Great Content

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So I wasn’t surprised to find when we began conducting interviews with journalists for our Modern Media Relations book that vibrant online press rooms are more likely to make you a media darling and treasured source. Video communicates a story better than anything.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 7, 2018

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We’ll look at storytelling on social media, how to get an op-ed published, and even get into a little psychology. It’s time for Mixed Links… Angelina Harper shows you How To Tell A Story On Social Media That People Will Share. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

The Secret Ingredient That Will Help Your Next Media Pitch Stand Out

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Volunteers can often be great spokespeople for nonprofits that are looking to tell their stories in the media. Nonprofits face an uphill battle when they pitch stories to the media. Media Relations Nonprofit Communications

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Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Account Coordinator, Digital Fenton Communications (Washington, DC). Communications Director , Communications Assistant , Communications Associate, Politics & Communications Associate Schusterman Family Foundation (Atlanta, GA).

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Op Ed Writing Made Easy: Ideas for a Basic Structure

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Margot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications, conducts trainings on writing and placing opinion editorials. Media Relations and Press Dupont Communications letters to the editor Margot Friedman media relations Nonprofit Communications Op ed

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How to Prep a Board Member to Be a Media Ambassador in 10 Minutes 

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Ebony Hillsman, former media coordinator for Turner Broadcast Network and CNN. Ebony is right, agency spokespeople need coaching from communications staff. Media Relations Nonprofit Communications

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Poor Coverage? No Coverage? No Problem! Earned Media Isn’t the Only Game In Town

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We’ll be talking a lot about media in the next couple of weeks with guests Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr (today’s guest blogger). Next Tuesday, August 29th, Peter will lead What Reporters Really Want: Building Media Relationships That Get Real Results. Earned media.

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Work Our Audience-Driven News Climate

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Thanks to guest blogger Mollie Katz, Multimedia Strategist at Mollie Katz Communications. This is happening because traditional media is still adjusting to the internet’s impact. Act quickly on media invitations to influence coverage.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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I think we can all relate to Spencer Brooks’ My 5 Worst Productivity Mistakes. August 17: The Right Ways and Wrong Ways for Communications and Fundraising Staff to Work Together with Kivi Leroux Miller and Mark Rovner (Registration is $99 or free with an All-Access Pass ).

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Op Ed Writing: Countering Your Opponent’s Argument

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Margot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications, conducts trainings on writing and placing opinion editorials. Media Relations and Press Dupont Communications letters to the editor Margot Friedman media relations Nonprofit Communications Op ed op ed writing

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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M+R gives us The 2017 Social Media Director’s Guide to Benchmarks. September 7: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 31, 2018

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You Can Become a Media Darling with Antionette Kerr. Learn how to get the media attention you deserve for your work. September 13: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Move Your Nonprofit Agenda Forward with Opinion Editorials

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I’m happy to welcome guest blogger, Margot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications. At the end of the 1990s, I worked for an advocacy organization that had – more or less – dropped opinion editorials from their communications strategies.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 24, 2018

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You Can Become a Media Darling with Antionette Kerr. Learn how to get the media attention you deserve for your work. September 13: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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How to Plan a Media Tour to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

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If you’re like most nonprofit communicators, your go-to move is to send a press release to the media whenever your organization announces something new. break into a new media market. As you can see, a media tour isn’t a small lift.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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August 17: The Right Ways and Wrong Ways for Communications and Fundraising Staff to Work Together with Kivi Leroux Miller and Mark Rovner (Registration is $99 or free with an All-Access Pass ). Minero, Atlanta, GA.

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Get More Media Coverage in 2017

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Is your nonprofit resolving to get more coverage in the media in 2017? Media relations expert Peter Panepento will show you how during his BRAND NEW webinar: Get More Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit in 2017. Media Relations Nonprofit Communications

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