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Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

Changing the Subject (Line)

As a local TV reporter, my inbox, along with all my other colleagues in the newsroom, was ever expanding by the minute. 10 percent internal e-mails from sources, assignment desk and the news director. The rest was filled with dozens of account executives and publicists trying to entice me with the “news” of their client’s… Continue Reading Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

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Submit a Snaplication, Thank Your Father, and Learn from the FBI

Lunch Break: June 14

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Good afternoon, lunch breakers. We have made it to the middle of the week! In addition to your round-up of PR news, we wanted to share a few gift ideas if you’re still last minute shopping for Father’s Day. After a poll in the office, our Father’s… Continue Reading Submit a Snaplication, Thank Your Father, and Learn from the FBI

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Damage Control, Challenges in Innovation, and the latest PR Crisis

Lunch Break: June 6

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday! Wonder Woman debuted over the weekend raking in a whopping $103.3 million in North America and breaking records for the top opening movie ever for a female director. Does this mean we’ll get to see Wonder Woman and Thor battle it out in the future?… Continue Reading Damage Control, Challenges in Innovation, and the latest PR Crisis

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Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

Lunch Break: May 23

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday, Lunch Breakers! After reading the Lupita Nyong’o and Rhianna heist movie meme is coming to screen for real, I’m working on my meme-to-film adaptation about a shiba inu with his head stuck in a hedge. Here’s hoping Tracy Morgan will voice the shiba inu. In… Continue Reading Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

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The Erie Canal Bicentennial: A Uniquely American Celebration

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Supporting New York Power Authority and NYS Canal Corporation This year, America celebrates a bicentennial known perhaps only to a relative few in this country. That is likely to change soon and for the good since this occasion marks an achievement representing genuinely American qualities of courage, innovation and perseverance. If properly considered and understood,… Continue Reading The Erie Canal Bicentennial: A Uniquely American Celebration

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Fast Company’s Top 100, Your Interactive Future, I’m Not a White Blob, and More

Lunch Break May 16

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Hello, hello, communicators. Here in D.C., those of us who commute home via the Gallery Place metro stop are relieved the Eastern Conference semi-final is finally over, even if we didn’t like the outcome. But we’re really going to miss Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms at the… Continue Reading Fast Company’s Top 100, Your Interactive Future, I’m Not a White Blob, and More

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Meet Emily: Bringing Storytelling to B2B

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When people ask me what I do, the short answer is that I’m a writer. Then they ask what I write, and that’s where it gets complicated. By day, I’m a public relations and content marketing professional. By early, early morning, I’m an author in the middle of releasing a fantasy series with a small… Continue Reading Meet Emily: Bringing Storytelling to B2B

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Create an Oreo, Mobile on the Rise (Still), Delta’s Rough Landing

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Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Here in the District, we were up late last night biting our fingernails as our beloved Washington Capitals took on the Penguins for game six in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. It was worth the late night to witness the team’s 5-2 victory to tie the series… Continue Reading Create an Oreo, Mobile on the Rise (Still), Delta’s Rough Landing

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Lessons from Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue on Healthcare

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A headline in The Hill today, “GOP senator: ObamaCare repeal must pass ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’” once again put a spotlight on the impact of celebrity political endorsements. In his statement, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana referenced a monologue from late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, in which Kimmel shared his newborn son had required… Continue Reading Lessons from Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue on Healthcare

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Influencer Power, Writing the Hard Speeches, and PR for PR

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Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy first Tuesday in May! Last night was the highly anticipated Met Gala, a.k.a. “The First Monday in May,” where celebrities and fashion luminaries gathered to honor avant garde fashion master Rei Kawakubo’s career. My choices for best dressed are Rhianna in straight-off-the-runway Commes des Garcon, and… Continue Reading Influencer Power, Writing the Hard Speeches, and PR for PR

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