Tag: Fake News

Public Relations

To Make the News, Know the News:

There’s an old maxim in public relations that to make the news, you need to know the news. It remains true today—and it requires you (or your PR agency) to have a reporter’s mindset when looking for earned media opportunities. Living in an era of clickbait stories makes the work of a PR professional and the clients we serve more essential as we find ways to help reporters help us by delivering fresh insights through data and unique angles that build on the day’s headlines. To do this well, we’ve got to understand the goals of the writers and content producers to whom we’re pitching....
Rob Pasquinucci
Posted by Rob Pasquinucci
Public Relations

You Won’t Believe It!

If you were on social media at all during the months leading up to the election, you’ve probably seen it more than once. An attention-grabbing headline about one of the candidates and a link to an article from an official-sounding “news” outlet. But, the impact of fake news is defining the media landscape beyond politics. To put the phenomenon in context, fake news is nothing new. If we call fake news what it really is, propaganda, there are many examples of how it has been used to influence populations for years, including both sides of the WWII battle. Ed Bernays, who is often referred to...
Rob Pasquinucci
Posted by Rob Pasquinucci

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