[PR Challenge Week 2] Research your local media

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Public Relations, Publicity, Relationship Building, Storytelling, Travel & Tourism.

As more restrictions lift and travel begins opening up, this is a key time for economic development and travel and tourism organizations to get your stories out there in the media. So we’re doing the 4-Week PR Challenge! Every week on the blog, we’re sending you a PR Challenge tip & action step. Last week, …

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[PR Challenge Week 1] How to come up with newsworthy topics

Posted on June 8, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Public Relations, Publicity, Relationship Building, Storytelling, Travel & Tourism.

In Cision’s recent State of the Media Summit, they shared some statistics and trends in the media as the country recovers from the pandemic: Nearly a third of journalists are prioritizing stories on getting back to normal in 2021. There’s a 13% increase in retail press releases compared to 2020. Travel coverage is up 6% …

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3 Keys to Improving Your Media Pitching Strategy

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Publicity, Relationship Building, Storytelling.

This week’s blog post is written by Chloe Cain, who recently joined the Platinum PR team as one of our Communications Specialists! We’re so excited to have Chloe on board, who brings 5+ years of media experience specializing in branding, marketing, and content creation with both large and small brands. In addition, she serves the …

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Tourism Organizations: How are you telling your story?

Posted on March 23, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, COVID Pivoting, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Storytelling, Travel & Tourism.

It’s been an unprecedented year for tourism organizations around the country and around the world.  As we get closer to the summer months, we’re all hopeful that soon we’ll be able to gather together in larger groups and with that, more businesses and attractions can start to loosen some restrictions. As we continue to be …

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You’re talking – but can they hear you?

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Public Relations, Storytelling.

Different words and ways of speaking will resonate with different target audiences. You can talk in emojis and abbreviated words to millennials… But communicating in casual lingo to a seasoned CEO won’t resonate! Now, some people get hung up on this and worry about alienating other people in their audience by focusing on just one …

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How to “reverse-engineer” your marketing plan

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Advertising, Communications, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Public Relations, Social Media, Storytelling.

What’s the end goal you want your audience to take in your marketing initiatives? Do you want them to pick up the phone and call you? Fill out a form on your website? Comment on a social media post? To come up with your strategy, go backwards starting with your end goal. Consider the answer …

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