5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

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When asked how PR professionals can improve, 72.8 More often than not, journalists aren’t relying on PR pitches for story ideas. Roughly half of journalists surveyed said PR professionals would serve them better by providing them with information and expert services.

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Getting Started with a PR Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We try to cover just about everything a nonprofit communications director has to do here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, but one big whole in that coverage has been PR. Let us know what PR and media relations questions you have and we’ll get you answers. PR is powerful.

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Trending Sources

Why Ignoring GuideStar’s Profile Pages Damages Your PR Strategy

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Effective media relations isn’t always about proactively pitching your organization’s story to reporters and editors. It’s also about making sure you are curating the right information in the places where reporters hang out to gather information. Recently, we explored why it’s important to create a reporter-friendly online newsroom on your organization’s website to help ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward to journalists who might be interested in covering your nonprofit.

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PR Pick-Up Lines: Starting a Relationship With Your Favorite Reporter

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When was the last time you reached out to a reporter without a story to pitch? If you’re like many nonprofit communicators, you might be straining to answer this question because it’s been a long time.

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Activating Cause Marketing with PR

Cause Related Marketing

basically all cause marketing has a PR component whether or not there’s also any bought or owned media.” New York Times Public Relations Firehouse Subs Activation Firefighter Cause Marketing PROn Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 in my post about activating cause marketing efforts, I wrote: “.basically

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Keep Your Nonprofit Mind Open,But Don't Let It Slip Away

Social Media Bird Brain

I listened in on a webinar a couple of weeks ago where the talk was about how owned media (blogs and websites), paid media (advertising and pr), and earned media (customer relations) were all coming together. jargon overlap customer relations pros social media marketing open mind slang pr

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Bad PR Pitches Hold Lessons for Smart Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

When they send me helpful pitches that are pertinent to causemarketing.biz I call them PR angels. Heck, even PR people are outing the idiots. It's very chic to complain about PR idiots right now, and who am I to resist a trend? I’m not going to out any idiot PR people by name. Yesterday in conversation with a new friend in India I learned that I am ‘quite famous’ in India.

Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

You can also download the Social Media PR Singapore brochure from Scribd. TUN 2nd Annual Online PR & Media Relations_2011. On 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! Details below and also the brochure and a discount coupon for 15% off!

SEO and PR - Working Together For You

Social Media Bird Brain

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2 easy ways to get free PR in 2012

Fundraising Coach

Each email has a PR tip from Bill or Steve. Free PR can help your nonprofit get in front of more. Those are my favorite free PR tools! Engage Samples & Tools book pr media new year's resolutions

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NONPROFIT BRANDING: Great Product. Crappy PR. WHY?

NonProfit Branding

So, how come the company’s PR and marketing departments blew off my requests. World Class branding product. Durable, useful, respected. Carried by tens of millions of people. Great place to put your nonprofit logo.

How to Know It’s Time to Fire Your PR Group

Cause Related Marketing

If your firm has complications like multiple locations doing the same cause marketing promotion at the same time then your PR crew has a responsibility to step up their game. With the same press release in each market, released on the same date over the same PR wire.

Good Cause Marketing Lessons From Bad PR

Cause Related Marketing

Maybe the site's size and renown explains the volume of off-topic pitches I get from well-meaning PR people. When they send me helpful pitches that are pertinent to causemarketing.biz I call them PR angels. Heck, even PR people are outing the clueless.

Rhode Island Pr

Fundraising Breakthroughs

After the rhode island pr and after finding out what the rhode island pr are you doing? This is and should be utilized to determine the rhode island pr of cases on the rhode island pr , the rhode island pr into the rhode island pr on more than 5 years of our nation. Conferences are a few dollars, than the rhode island pr after the rhode island pr. The parties most seriously consider the rhode island pr of their parts, they can say something.

Encouragement for the Crazy Marketing/PR/Communications Person Who Wears Many Hats

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Pam Jacobsen. I think a lot of my readers will relate to today’s guest post. Pam Jacobsen shares some of the fun aspects of her multi-task job. Guest Post by Pam Jacobsen, Fort Bend Christian Academy. Can you tell by the title how I’m feeling today? It’s 5:10 p.m. on a Friday and I am the only soul in the building.

Cause Marketing Cooperation

Cause Related Marketing

In most cases the big PR agencies would balk at this idea. On its own your cause marketing campaign probably has a PR budget of approximately 1/7th of what would be with six other partners.

The Secret to Successful Op-ed Writing

Mission Minded

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#SocialNetworks: Prepped For A PR Disaster? You Better Be…

Non Profit Marketing 360

Politicians are hardly the only ones who run the danger of stepping into a PR minefield. Heidi Cohen has written a great synopsis of how Perry’s snafu should inspire businesses and nonprofits to prepare for their own PR crises that will inevitably come up some day.

Most PR Bad. This PR Good.

Marketing for Nonprofits

Of course, I have spent a lot of time working in the PR business, so I know how awful being pitched can be. Remember good PR is about good RELATIONSHIPS. Again, this title may not work for all PR pros but it's a perfect fit with Mike's brand. Tags: online PR Read this.

New Resources: PR Toolkit and Free Stock Images

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Free and Discounted Services from PR Newswire. First, Nonprofit Marketing Guide has teamed up with PR Newswire to provide you with some outstanding discounts, free services and resources. I’ve created a couple of new partnerships recently to help nonprofit communicators.

PR Sidebar

Mission Paradox Blog

When I kicked off a series on authentic PR yesterday, I got some email.  A lot of the email made it clear that I hadn't done a good job of explaining why doing more work on PR is a worthwhile use of your time. If you don't make PR a priority it's very likely that you'll let your busy life cause you to ignore the vital relationships you need to build a career in the arts. A good PR plan helps to make sure that you never become that guy.

Cause-Related Marketing Lessons Learned from Bad PR Pitches

Cause Related Marketing

When they send helpful pitches that are pertinent to this blog I call them PR angels. Lately one of the great things about the Cause-Related Marketing blog for me is that I don’t have to go out and ‘enterprise’ my blog posts the way I did in the early days.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

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The power of positive PR should never be underestimated – it’s FREE – it just takes time. These are my go-to methods to successfully build a PR program and establish thought leadership for your mission-focus. Leverage your organization’s partnerships to increase PR bandwidth.

PR v. Publicity

Mission Paradox Blog

Seth on the difference between PR and Publicity.

State Department PR Expert Shares Steps to Media Relations Success

Getting Attention

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. Department of State: Relax. Being yourself is the straightest path to gaining a new friend in the media. Feel free to engage in conversation while sussing out how much the journalist knows about the subject or the field of interest, and her slant. It's media relations as media education.

Asics GT-1000 PR for Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women

Cause Related Marketing

If a sponsor is going to cap a donation at a certain maximum amount, what’s the right minimum amount to donate? In this campaign, which benefits Right Action for Women - The Christina Applegate Foundation, Asics has put out a special pink running shoe with black satin laces and the iconic pink ribbon embroidered on the heel collar. During October, $2 from the sale of each shoe sold benefits The Christina Applegate Foundation, with a maximum donation of $100,000.

7 Can’t-Miss FREE #GivingTuesday Resources for Nonprofits

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The mother ship has the motherlode of resources, including case studies, social media and PR toolkits, videos, downloadable graphics, and so much more. Are you getting ready for Giving Tuesday ? A little lost on where to start? .

News Releases to Tweets: Getting Your Story Straight and Composing Effective PR Writing

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As your organization works to stay top of mind for supporters and the media, you may stare at your blinking cursor wondering how to create the most effective bang for your public relations buck: "What makes a nonprofit press release pop?" " "How can I stay consistent across different media-both online and offline?" " "What's the most effective way to tell my organization's story? What are the dos and don'ts?"

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

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Lawson-Zilai is the recipient of the 2014 PR News PR Professional of the Year: Association/Nonprofit category and was a 2014 Washington Women in PR Woman of the Year honoree. I worked with the PR manager to brainstorm ideas on garnering media coverage. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

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News releases that are accompanied by a single visual asset — such as a photo, logo or infographic — are 92 percent more likely to be seen online than a simple text release, according to an analysis by PR Newswire , which distributes content to the media on behalf of companies and nonprofits.

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Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

PR Specialist Kids Wish Network (Holiday, FL). This is my 202nd jobs posting, and the final one. There are so many dedicated nonprofit jobs sources, that this feature is no longer necessary.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kirsten McIlvenna

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Send an email down to PR person in Haiti with details about the upcoming communications trip. – Wrap up the day with last minute emails and a daily conversation with the PR person in Haiti. Kirsten McIlvenna.

Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits [New Webinar]

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Join us next Tuesday as we present: Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Creating a PR Strategy for Today’s World. 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.

Do you want to get your nonprofit mass media attention?

Wild Woman Fundraising

They will send PR blasts for you to specific markets, whether it’s your region, nationally, or even internationally. Any other PR tips you’d like to share? I just found out about Lisa Orrell, author of Promote U Guru, and a dynamo marketer who has won many awards.

We’re all revolutionaries now

Wild Woman Fundraising

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BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

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JournChat | Mondays @ 7pm CT (pr and journalism). muckedup | Tuesdays @ 8pm ET (pr and journalism). Image Credit: https://flic.kr/p/6K8pMh. p/6K8pMh. Yearning for company, learning, or meaningful connections on Twitter? Try a Twitter chat!

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

PR/Communications Manager , Foundation for Jewish Camp (New York, NY). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Associate for Digital Media , Advancement Project (Washington, DC). Communications/Marketing Associate , ACLU (New York, NY). Communications Manager , The Museum of the African Diaspora. San Francisco, CA). Creative Director, Graphic Designer and Web Developer , Red Rooster Group, (New York, NY).

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Nonprofit Communications in the Fake News Era

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According to PR Week , Pepsi had to deal with a potential boycott from Trump supporters after fake news stories erroneously quoted its CEO saying that Trump supporters should “take their business elsewhere.”

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When Reporters Are Looking for You: How to Respond to Journalists’ Queries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Other options include: ProfNet — A service of PR Newswire, ProfNet is built for public relations professionals who want to find opportunities to pitch their organizations to journalists. Like other PR tactics, services like HARO are competitive.

A Different Look at Arts PR - Part 1

Mission Paradox Blog

PR, when executed properly, can be one of the most powerful tools there is. It's been my experience working with arts groups, however, that PR is one of the most misunderstood concepts in our field. So I want to spend a few posts talking about PR.    Hopefully I'll clear up some misconceptions about PR and help you understand how to use it more effectively. What does PR stand for? For example, m any of us outsource our PR