How to be a SOS (Source of Sources)

By Gabriel Muñoz In 2023, more than 21,400 news and media jobs were lost, the highest rate recorded since the Great Recession (excluding 2020 after COVID-19 hit). Specific to the “digital, print and broadcast” news subset, 3,087 jobs were lost. Being a journalist in 2024 likely means you are overworked, overwhelmed and underpaid. According to…

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Four Trends Shaping the Future of Influencer Marketing

Four Trends Shaping the Future of Influencer Marketing with Double Forte

By Catherine Bormann In the last decade influencer marketing has shifted from an experimental tactic for many brands into a primary social media strategy. With over 80% of marketers setting aside specific budgets for influencer partnerships, brands need to produce influencer content that captures consumers’ attention and halts their doom scrolling.  Despite budget cuts amid…

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Three PR Trends Shaping 2024’s Communication Landscape

Three PR Trends Shaping 2024's Communication Landscape

By: Catherine Bormann As trend stories flood in, we’ve got you covered with the top game-changers in PR. No need to sift through countless articles – we did the homework for you. AI, data, and humor are the stars of the show, reshaping how we do PR. Below are three ways to ensure you’re not…

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Four Strategies for Media Relations Success in December

Four Strategies for Media Relations Success in December

By: Catherine Bormann The season of “Let’s circle back after the holidays” is in full swing. While that sounds appealing, in public relations, where timing is critical, postponing pitching until next year is a significant misstep. In fact, the holiday season offers a strategically timed opportunity for PR professionals to pitch current and future opportunities. …

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Why Genuine Media Relationships Are More Important Than Ever

As public relations professionals, a major part of our work is to build relationships with journalists on behalf of our clients. However, this is only part of the story. Rather than thinking of these relationships as client-centric, we should be thinking of them as journalist-centric. Better put, the relationships we build with journalists should not…

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Why PR Pros Should Stay On Twitter…For Now

With apologies to the Bard, to tweet or not to tweet, that is the question about Twitter. What should businesses do on Twitter given all of the changes and, frankly, chaos that have been reported about one of the OG social platforms to make it past 2005? It’d be fruitless to point you to one…

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5 Reasons To Double Down On PR During a Downturn

By Maggie Zeman Each time the US heads into an economic downturn the outcome can seem predestined: A self-fulfilling prophecy willed upon us by a 24/7 news cycle and boosted by social media. As stormy financial clouds seemingly approach, companies tend to panic by cutting operating costs, and often, PR and marketing budgets are among…

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Media: Friend or Foe

The tennis at The French Open is just getting into full swing, but the drama is already swirling off the courts. The world’s highest paid female athlete, Naomi Osaka announced that she would not be talking to journalists at the tournament due to mental health concerns. Following her announcement, the tournament organizers issued a statement…

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