Changes that will impact Public Relations practices in 2023

There have been seismic shifts in the media that will impact the effectiveness of PR Professionals and teams. Here are the trends to watch for 2023.

Riding the coattails of fame

Celebrities and entertainment increasingly drive news and editorial content. This presents many tourism brands and operators with an opportunity to increase their free media exposure.

Connect with journalists where they are

Where do journalists get their story ideas? Is it through press releases? If we are to believe the latest research, less than 4% of press releases receive media coverage. Is it through existing relationships? That’s a component; however, you can only go back to individual journalists a limited number of times.

Newsjacking PR strategies

It's official; online searches drive more storylines for journalists than any other source. Journalists seek out trending themes and news headlines and then research stories that fit these trends. It's why news hacking is increasingly used in PR strategies.

PR for VC

The recent machinations of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter should act as a cautionary tale for Venture Capitalists. A man hoisted high by the media as a ‘genius’ for more than a decade is now widely viewed as the ‘barbarian at the gates. The jury is still out on the financial (and social) implications of Elon’s approach to his reluctant takeover of Twitter; however, as a case study in PR, most would say it’s been an abject failure.

What journalists and the media need to publish your images

Many in the PR space need to understand copyright rules on the images, video, and audio content they provide to journalists and media representatives. They may provide visual and audio assets to the media in ways that guarantee journalists, and the press can never use them.

To complicate matters further, some countries and jurisdictions have much more stringent copyright and usage guidelines that limit media usage and open organisations up to legal exposure. While it is impossible to cover every jurisdiction in one article or provide definitive legal advice on the media use of your collection, we can provide some basic understanding to allow you to start considering the legal implications of how and what you provide to the media. For the sake of this article, we focus only on the Title 17 of the United States code.

How do you get your timing right with every media pitch?

In a recent Muck Rack journalists survey, about a fourth of respondents attributed their immediate rejection of pitches to bad timing. On average, that means one-quarter of your Media Pitches are dismissed immediately. Confusing subject lines also dramatically increase out-of-hand rejections by journalists. Imagine if you could get the timing and subject lines perfect every time. There is a way.

Online newsroom solution for green energy

The green energy sector is locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of the public. Its foe is the inertia and friction provided by outdated information and the agendas of those who benefit most from the status quo. Lookatmedia™ provides a PR solution designed to change the balance of power in this battle.

How Twitter can improve the success of your media pitches

77% of journalists use Twitter to keep up with the latest news. If you're not using Twitter to expand the reach of your media pitch, you're missing out; however, getting discovered on Twitter is challenging, so here are a few things you need to know and can do to improve your success.