Five Skills to Take PR Pros to the Next Level

There’s no doubt about it – PR is no longer just press releases. While media relations and communication skills cannot be understated, exceptional public relations pros will know how to utilize non-traditional skills to stand out and make an impact for their clients.   The way we communicate is constantly changing, which means PR professionals need to adapt quickly and creatively to share their message. If you want to get ahead and pick up a few tips and tricks to add to your toolbox, here are a few great places to start.   Invest in some design skills. Being able to make [...]

By |2019-02-19T18:21:31-05:00January 31st, 2019|PR tools, Public Relations|0 Comments

PR Lingo 101: Phrases Every Pro Should Know

B-roll. Byline. Ed Cals. Embargo. Owned media. Press release. UMV.   If you’re a PR professional or work with media, you probably use some or all of these terms on a regular basis. We throw these phrases around with each other in the office, but we have to be mindful when speaking with a client or someone who’s not as familiar with public relations (like our friends or family). Heck, there were even some terms I had never heard of before starting my career at Dittoe PR (ed cals, anyone?).   Whether it’s an acronym, slang or just a word you’ve [...]

By |2018-11-01T11:29:06-05:00November 1st, 2018|Communication, PR tools|0 Comments

How to Stay Productive While Traveling for a Client

At Dittoe PR, we have the privilege of working with an abundance of national clients located across the United States. Keeping in touch with these clients regularly is easy (shout-out to technology), but on the occasion we need to connect with them for a strategic meeting, conference, event or face-to-face check-in, we find ourselves packing our bags and hitting the road.   As enjoyable as it is to take a break from the day-to-day office tasks and strategize with our clients over a cup of coffee or assist in putting on a major event, it can also be stressful at times. [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:44:07-05:00October 11th, 2018|Communication, Events, PR tools|0 Comments

Interview Prep Sheets: Turn a good interview into a great one

While Dittoe PR offers an array of different services for clients, our bread and butter is media relations. We’re constantly working with reporters to secure media opportunities for our clients. Since we believe no two clients are alike, that also means every client interview is as important as the next. Whether it’s a small startup or a Fortune 500 company, we have found that the value of an interview prep sheet can help turn a good interview into a great one.   So, you’re ready to draft an interview prep sheet – now what?   The following items are must-haves when [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:23:17-05:00August 9th, 2018|Client Coverage, Media Relations, PR tools|0 Comments
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