On social media, we asked our public relations community, “What is the best way to get to know your local reporters?” All this week many corporate spokespeople, CEOs, and subject matter experts shared their tips and their best media relations practices.
When you are facing a crisis, local reporters will be responsible for telling your story, especially when you don’t issue a public statement within the first hour. It is crucial for your business, company, or organization to have effective media relations with local reporters. They will also be the first to knock on your door when they need to investigate an issue you might be trying to keep under wraps. So, here is how our social media contributors recommended you form a relationship with them so that they work with you and not against you in a crisis.
This 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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