Sharing Your Tips: Is It Ever Appropriate to Talk Off the Record?

By Gerard Braud

This week we posed the question, “Is it ever appropriate to talk off the record to a reporter?” for corporate communications, public relations, and media relations professionals to answer on our social media accounts. They have weighed in and shared their expert advice, which we are now sharing with you in our follow-up video.

Some corporate communicators and communications experts explained that if you do want something to be made public to tell a reporter, “This is off the record. . .” Others mentioned that they have positive and long-lasting relationships with reporters that they trust can keep their information confidential. Which of these statements have you had experience with? How would you handle such a situation? Do you agree with this week’s comments?

Please share your thoughts here on the blog and on our social media. Your colleagues can benefit from your tips.

 

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