Media Relations

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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Dear GiGi: Since Lance Armstrong admitted to doping, the media frenzy has quieted down. Have people forgiven or forgotten him?

February 19, 2013

Dear Claudio, I don’t think people have forgiven or forgotten Lance – I think they’re fatigued. In today’s 24-hour news cycle, it takes a lot to hold the media’s – and the public’s – attention for more than a few days. Look at the Pope, for example. His resignation sparked a day of continuous coverage […]

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Dear GiGi, We run a relatively new non-profit organization focused on scientific research to cure a rare disease. We are very excited to be funding our first research projects. Any thoughts as to how we can get the best bang for our (very little) buck in terms of announcing the news?

June 1, 2012

Congratulations on securing funding for your first research projects! I’ll lay out a few ways in which you can hopefully get traction from the announcement. 1. Identify your target audiences. It’s crucial that you’re constantly aware of whom you’re trying to reach. This will save you the effort of blasting news to a diffuse audience […]

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