Media Relations

Questions for the PR Industry – April 2017

We have been reaching out to notable communications professionals to ask them a few questions about their experiences and interests, with the goal of providing some insights to others in the industry. For the April edition of ‘Questions for the PR Industry’ we chatted with Krystal Covington, Director of PR at Natural Grocers and Founder and CEO of Women of Denver. Krystal is an expert in the art of influence, and personal branding. She has led the launch of multi-million dollar projects and worked directly with CEOs of small and large businesses. She is also a TEDx presenter, national speaker and trainer.

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Questions for Journalists: Prateek Jose

We have been reaching out to journalists and media professionals to chat with them about their experiences in the industry. For our latest ‘Questions for Journalists’ we had the opportunity to interview Prateek Jose, a technology journalist from India with bylines at Snapmunk and Gizmodo India. He also works as a marketing strategist at Wirality, a new media marketing agency.

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Check on Your Initiatives with an Annual PR Checklist

By: Heidi Gammuac, Senior Content Manager at The Agency

We are just about at the end of the first month of the year. You have most likely shaken off the post-holiday blues and have settled into your routine. However, the start of the new calendar year is also a great time to check in on your PR initiatives and strategies from the past year and to assess what worked, what you can improve on, and what new things you can add to your program.

Here are some of the items we have on our annual PR checklist:

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Questions for Journalists: Josh Dehaas

Each month we reach out to journalists and media professionals to chat with them about their experiences in the industry. For our latest ‘Questions for Journalists’ we had the opportunity to interview Josh Dehaas, a freelance digital journalist based in Toronto. He writes mostly about politics for CTV News, education for Maclean’s, and real estate for Toronto Life. (more…)

An Open Letter to Startups on PR

Every so often we find articles warning startups against working with PR agencies. Most recently, TechCrunch published this contributed article alleging that “PR agencies are like great white sharks when it comes to freshly founded startups.” Here’s why we don’t agree.

Dear Startup,

Congratulations! You have begun your journey of entrepreneurship. What was once an idea is now a business. Not only are you excited about your company – other people are too, like potential employees, customers, and investors. You’re ready for the world to hear about you, and PR is a great way to do that.

At this point, we may come on to your radar to talk about how you can start with kicking-off your PR efforts. This is where we will tell you to stop before you get ahead of yourself. In layman’s terms – don’t put the cart before the horse.

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