If Legal Services Were Like Burritos

If Legal Services Were Like Burritos

 

I get Nation’s Restaurant News’ daily newsletter to monitor what is happening in the food industry which got me thinking about the differences, and similarities, between the legal and food industries. While I don’t represent the food & beverage industry, plenty of my lawyer clients represent the industry.

My PR colleagues in the restaurant business think their jobs are getting more difficult for any number of reasons. The most important one is that the industry is undergoing a bit of a shake-out, with more restaurants pursuing fewer diners. In some ways, the legal industry has the same phenomenon: more

How to tell your nonprofit’s story to the media

How to tell your nonprofit’s story to the media

WordWrite Communications serves a variety of clients, but we also have a passion for helping local nonprofits tell their great, untold stories.  

In September, I was asked to speak to West Virginia University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter. While I shared information about the type of work we do for our clients, I focused on how we come up with compelling story ideas for our nonprofit clients. We thought we’d share those tips for other students interested in this topic or any nonprofits looking for ways to share their stories. 

Who is the hero of the

Smart Start to B2B Social

Smart Start to B2B Social

A Smart Start for your B2B’s Social Presence

Like any other Millennial, I’m obsessed with social media. I scroll through Facebook to see who’s engaged or expecting, Instagram to see who’s been to that new fusion restaurant and LinkedIn to keep tabs on my classmates’ professional ventures. While we’ve all been busy swiping and double tapping our way through life, someone realized they could make a ton of cash using these platforms for marketing. I mean a lot. Today, all companies list social media as an integral (if not the most important part) of their marketing and public relations operations.

How to effectively “newsjack” your media coverage

How to effectively “newsjack” your media coverage

Timeliness has long been a key component of any PR professional’s media relations toolbox. In fact, to a journalist, timeliness is one of the main qualifications in determining whether a pitch is newsworthy. But all too often we find that companies miss the mark in understanding the appropriate way to introduce their brand into the conversation, and the message either gets lost or sounds disingenuous.

In 2011, marketing-industry guru David Meerman Scott pioneered the idea of “newsjacking,” or the art and science of injecting your ideas into a breaking news story. His concept was fairly simple – when news breaks,

Five PR reminders from a Post-Gazette reporter

Five PR reminders from a Post-Gazette reporter

At WordWrite, we make our relationships with journalists a top priority. As public relations professionals, we know that finding the right journalist for the right story is key to getting results for our clients.

The other week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Joyce Gannon, business reporter with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I’m sharing tips from her in this post in the interest of improving results for you and your organization, and for the journalists you hope to reach

The conversation with Joyce started with a news release I had sent her with a quick note asking how