Matt joined Dittoe PR with a deep background rooted in sports communications. He previously worked in collegiate athletics for a Division I sports conference where he went from being a communications fellow to assistant director of communications and finally director of creative strategies & student-athlete initiatives. He uses this experience in pitching initiatives, drafting content and tracking success for clients, as well as hosting influencer events and new product launches.
Matt graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Public Relations and Strategic Communications and currently serves on the Young Professionals Board of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. He also volunteers his time with local sporting events and has worked with March Madness, the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten Football Championship and the Indy 500.
Profound tragedy is unfortunately a recurring part of our lives. When we have news to share, it can be a tricky question of what and when you should pitch. As humans, we want to be respectful. As PR professionals, we want to be sensitive to conditions and advise our clients and teams on the best course of action. See some tips on navigating public relations in times of national tragedy.
If there’s news to share, a press release is always the answer, right? It may be, but you’ll need to deploy more tools than just a release if you want national news coverage. Consider these questions in our latest blog.
Did you know? Public relations dates back to the late 1800s and touches nearly every industry around the globe. It’s much more than drafting press releases these days, though, and present-day PR agencies can help with branding, social media and event planning. Read on to learn more.