How to Successfully Reach Reporters on Social Media

Beyond the traditional phone or email pitch, social media is a new and efficient platform that some reporters prefer to receive pitches through. Jonathan Moll, Account Supervisor at Affect, shares best practices to adhere to when reaching out on social media.

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Dissecting the Pitch – Is Yours Falling Flat?

Securing coverage requires careful consideration and planning, especially in today’s digital age where journalists want concise and relevant pitches. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, shares a few reasons on why your latest pitch is falling short.

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How to Use Culture as a Media Hook

For many businesses, relying on the merits of their products alone may not be enough to garner the most coveted media placements. In this video, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares how companies can share best practices about their corporate culture in order to hook media interest.

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8 Tips for Creative Media Relations

While product announcements often gain media coverage, it’s important to also think creatively to further the reach of any communications program. Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director of Affect, shares eight tips to creative media relations.

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Introduction to Meerkat and Periscope

Meerkat and Periscope are two of the latest live stream tools that are catching the communications industry by storm. In this video, Katie Creaser, Vice President at Affect, shares five tips to successfully implement them into your business.

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How to Standout when Submitting for Awards

Award programs are a great way to showcase the great work your company has achieved. Here are a few tips from Brittany Bevacqua, Senior Director at Affect, on how to craft a winning submission.

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Data Driven PR 2: 7 Tips on Using Data in Media

Data is a powerful tool that can be harnessed in several ways. Here are 7 tips from Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, on how to use data to gain great media opportunities.

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Data-Driven PR Part I: Make News with Numbers

Statistics are an important part of media relations and provides high value for reporters looking for interesting headlines. Sandra Fathi, President of Affect, describes the different ways to generate data and utilize it.

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Making the Case for “People” Storytelling

To this day, one of my favorite things about PR is storytelling. Broadly-speaking, most clients I’ve worked with in the B2B space have wanted to focus on the “core” storylines for PR—the technology or services they offer, challenges/opportunities for their customers, competitive differentiators and more. And why wouldn’t they? The reasons are obvious. But lately,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Media Relations Program

If your media relations program is going well and you’re getting a consistent level of coverage, it can be easy to fall into a rhythm that stays within the company’s comfort zone – following a standard flight plan and putting out the same kinds of announcements and content month after month. Doing so for too… Continue reading