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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Top 5 Tips To A Successful Influencer Campaign

flat cartoon illustration of lifestyle bloggers and influencer campaign partners

By Mollie Leal Although the social media industry is ever-changing, influencer marketing is a growing industry and a valuable promotional tool for businesses. Shopify reported that 61% of consumers put trust in influencers’ recommendations–far outweighing the 38% who trust branded social media content alone.  According to Influencer Marketing Hub, the influencer marketing market grew to…

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Top Trends from the 2023 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Mollie Leal To kick off 2023, Double Forte headed to Las Vegas for the 2023 Winter Fancy Food Show. The 3-day event welcomed over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing an array of new, innovative, and classic specialty food and beverage brands from around the world. Products spanned from confectionaries, to dry snacks, specialty beverages, deli provisions,…

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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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3 Tips to Keep Media Relations on Track During the Holidays

By: Catherine Bormann Q4 is upon us and that means finishing the year strong for our clients especially when it comes to clinching end of year media hits. To secure Q4 coverage you need a media relations strategy that extends beyond gift guide inclusion. Getting your client on a national gift guide takes months of…

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