5 Reasons Your Media Pitches Are Getting No Response

With earned media playing an increasingly important role in content-sharing, media relations remains a crucial element of public relations. But media pitching is highly challenging. Some surveys suggest that 95 percent of pitches never get a media response. Here are five reasons your pitches may be falling on deaf ears. 1. You didn’t do your … Read More

What to do When Your Spokesperson Makes a Mistake

We’ve all seen it on the news. The spokesperson heads to the microphone, reads a statement, then begins taking questions. Then, we notice something. He or she makes a mistake. Whether your spokesperson starts speaking off-topic, becomes a “deer in the headlights” or unintentionally gives away private information, a mistake takes place. Any one of … Read More

Top Five Things to Know about Managing a Crisis on Social Media

Just as social media has changed everything about communications and marketing, it’s taken the practice of crisis management to new heights. The immediacy of channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others make managing a crisis even more difficult, particularly when the groundswell of public commentary on the issue and the response – or lack … Read More

Ten Questions With Nick Miles

Name: Nick Miles Title: Senior Consultant PRGN Agency: Cabinet Privé de Conseils Location: Geneva, Switzerland Years at the Agency: 6 years, 9 months 1. Where did you grow up?: Philippines, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Japan, UK, and Singapore. 2. Why did you move to Geneva?: I was headhunted in 1998, and moved from London to Geneva … Read More

Why Should You Hire A PR Agency? And How Do You Find the Right PR Firm?

Having been in the public relations business for nearly three decades, I’m often asked by business associates why and how to find the right PR firm for their needs. So, just like BuzzFeed, we’ve compiled some easy-to-read lists for you. My colleague Alison Bailin at PRGN’s Phoenix agency, HMA Public Relations, offers the following 10 … Read More

Ten Questions with Mark Hazlin

Name: Mark Hazlin Title: Senior Vice President PRGN Agency: Xenophon Strategies, Inc. (Washington, DC, USA) Xenophon Strategies is a full-service strategic communications firm based in Washington, DC, specializing in PR, public affairs, and crisis response. Years at the Agency: 12 1. You were a journalist in your prior life. What made you jump to the … Read More