Media Relations

Lessons in Crisis Management from a Royal Fiasco

April 8, 2021

Group Gordon’s Emily Bell shares the latest insights and crisis management lessons for the ongoing fiasco roiling the Royal Family. That’s right: we’re back with another installment of Royal PR-Watch. My colleague Rhani Franklin covered the initial backlash from – and serious PR missteps leading up to – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s internet-breaking Oprah […]

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Getting Reluctant Faculty on Board for Higher Ed PR

March 25, 2021

Group Gordon’s Jacob Rodriguez outlines common faculty hang-ups about engaging in their school’s higher ed PR program and how to address them. Earlier this month we hosted a webinar, A Faculty-Forward Approach to PR, focused on helping higher ed PR practitioners get faculty involved in the media effort. One of the most common challenges we […]

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Corporate Lessons for Higher Education Communications

February 25, 2021

Group Gordon’s Hillary Wasserman finds valuable lessons higher education communications can learn from corporate PR. Colleges and universities have unique communications needs and a myriad of opportunities for brand- and reputation-building. Higher education communications is distinct from nonprofit communications and can benefit from an approach that takes inspiration from corporate communications. There are three lessons […]

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PR Opportunity vs. Opportunism

January 28, 2021

Group Gordon’s Alison Berg explains how to find PR opportunity in the news cycle without being opportunistic. Coming out of a tough year, we’ve become accustomed to a heavy and hyper-focused news cycle. From growing COVID fatalities, horrific racial violence, and a contentious election season, the appetite for unrelated storylines was minimal. Pitches about unrelated […]

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Four Remarketing Ideas to Maximize Media Placements

August 20, 2020

Group Gordon’s Nick Bonavolonta outlines four pathways for remarketing earned media placements to maximize their value and visibility. So you landed your dream media placement. Now what? A strategic, substantive news placement can be a major moment for your company or organization and can help to raise its profile, reputation, and leadership status among important […]

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Building Media Relationships: A Worthy Investment

September 27, 2018

Group Gordon’s Jenny Friedman writes about building and sustaining strong media relationships. Once in a while, a new client engagement gets off to a slow start. My team faced this challenge recently when we struggled to get journalists interested in speaking with our source. Finally, when a reporter at a national outlet responded to my […]

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