PR Tips on How to Get to Know Your Local Reporters

When a crisis hits, you need to have effective crisis communications and media relations. You need to have relationships with your local reporters that will help you be able to tell your story. When you have positive news to share, you want local reporters to help you get coverage and reach your audiences. You want to be able to issue public statements fast, and have the media share them fast. You do not want the media speculating about your crisis. So, how do you get to know them and develop positive relationships with them? Some PR expert followers and media relations experts on social media have weighed in on our weekly discussion question. Some experts recommended coffee meetings, others recommended various networking strategies. We now want to hear what you have to add! Do you agree with their comments? What have you had success with?

This week’s discussion question is one of a series of debates in the media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite-size bits of best practices. Here is how:

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