PR Twitter Tips: October 2014

It’s hard to believe we’re already six days in – but Happy November! October was quite a busy month – with the Hunt, Octoberfest, my birthday and Halloween I’m sad to see it go. Below are some of our favorite #PR101 Twitter Tips from the month of October. Thanks to all that tweeted.

pr101

: How to Diffuse Exposure of a Dirty Secret: get ahead of the story, admit you messed up and ‘humanize’ yourself.

: Co-worker just said, “The only ‘no’ we say is ‘no problem.'” How accurate.

: Stop relating PR to Sex and the City. The real life PR girl requires more hard work and less glamour.

: “Ask yourself – if I scrolled past this in my inbox, would I stop and look at it?” -

: What I lack in experience, I more than make up for with creativity and hard work.

: It is very important to not take for granted that content has to engage your audience.

: Just because you can use social media, doesn’t mean you should.

: Before asking a question ALWAYS think, “is there somewhere I could find the answer to this on my own first?”

: My number one saying is: PR starts when you walk out the door.

: Less is more. Keep press releases to one page.

: Good PR is not always about saying ‘Yes’. It’s just as important to be able to say ‘No’.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @nycprgirls for more #PR101.

 

1 comment

PR Twitter Tips: September 2014

Happy October! It’s finally starting to feel like fall – plaid scarves, lattes and all. Here are some of our favorite #PR101 Twitter Tips from the month of September. Thanks to all that tweeted.

pr101

: You don’t build a business, you build PEOPLE. And then PEOPLE build the business.

: “Everyone is a backseat driver in communications.”

: Starting a new project? Be sure to do your research and build a relevant media list.

: Not being there doesn’t mean that you are not accountable. Switch on, connect, follow-up even on the weekend.

: As a publicist, “patience” takes on a whole new meaning.

: Mad about sports? Crazy for tech? Fan of film? Whatever you love, PR allows you to pursue your passion.

: Emailing a photo? Don’t forget a caption! Editors may not know who is in the photo.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @nycprgirls for more #PR101.

 

Be the first to comment

PR Twitter Tips: August 2014

It’s the end of another summer (sad face), but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for fall. Here are some of our favorite Twitter Tips from the last month of summer. Thanks to all that tweeted.

pr101

 

: Avoid fluff in press releases. Stick strictly to the who, what, when, where, why, and how.

: Always under-promise and over-deliver. Managing a clients expectations is vital. Via

: Don’t EVER use the words “forget” or “forgot” in PR.

: Don’t over do it on the hashtags. It makes people dizzy!

: Your hiding doesn’t stop me writing about the issue, in fact, it adds to the story.

: In PR, it is important to know what makes the news. Reading and monitoring the news are important keys!

: Email will only take you so far. Pick up the phone as part of your follow-up strategy.

: Every PR girl needs a personal brand. If you can’t generate hype for yourself, how can you do it for a client?

: When pitching journalists, secure third-party sources in advance when asked for quotes.

: Always under-promise and over-deliver.

: Sometimes you want to be careful how you talk and treat other people, you never know who they are or will become.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @nycprgirls for more #PR101

Be the first to comment

PR Twitter Tips: July 2014

Happy August 1! Thinking about the fact that it’s already August makes me very sad. This summer flew by way too fast. Here are some of our favorite #PR101 Twitter Tips from the month of July. Let’s make the most of our last month of summer and tweet us using the hashtag.

pr101

: Always ASK questions. Your employers can’t read minds nor are they expected to. A clarified job is a good job.

: Ditch the cookie cutter cover letters.

: Even if you are starting out as an intern, it’s important to act as a professional at all times.

: “Good PR is just a method of operations, just as good personnel work is a method of operations.” – A.W. Page

: To succeed, you must surround yourself with success.

: Play it cool around celebrities. Even though it’s not always easy.

: NEVER ever start a pitch with “Dear editor.” Do your research!

: PLEASE NOTE: A Media Kit and a Press Kit are two completely different things.

: “Advertising is what you pay for, publicity is what you pray for.”

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @nycprgirls for more #PR101.

3 comments