Is Your Story Newsworthy?

By: Jackie Conover on February 14, 2013  |   Tags: , ,

There’s no denying that the media industry has changed in the last decade. The entire industry has been turned on its head, in many ways for the better.  Today, newsrooms are smaller while the sea of news and content is overflowing. What hasn’t changed is what makes a story newsworthy. It’s interesting to me that … Continue reading Is Your Story Newsworthy? »

“Why Your PR Isn’t Working” Series: You’re not targeting.

“Target your pitches and press releases to the right reporters at the right media outlets.” Any PR professional has surely heard this advice at some point in their career, and at some point, despite our better judgment, we’ve all ignored it. Why? We ignore this tip because it’s a …

“Why Your PR Isn’t Working” Series: It’s not newsworthy.

By: Jackie Conover on February 11, 2011  |   Tags: , , , , , , ,

This may seem obvious on the surface, but it is surprising how many business people do not really understand what it means for a story to be worthy of mainstream press coverage. You get too swept up in your day-to-day life, excited about what you’re working on and forget how it applies to the rest of us. It’s great to love what you do, but in order to get it covered by the local television stations or newspaper, you need to think outside of your own world.