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6 Steps to Get Your News Published

Media relations – it’s the crux of public relations. It’s storytelling. It’s writing. It’s relationship building. Depending on your clients’ industries, the way you conduct media outreach may differ, but the fundamentals are the same. Here are the steps for a successful strategy to get your news published: 1. Identify goals and objectives. The first
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Networking: Love it or hate it, an essential business tool

I have a secret. Not all PR people love networking. Not every PR pro is a natural at working a room. Some actually dislike, even dread, networking opportunities. And there’s a big difference between enjoying events, and actually being an effective networker. But love it or hate it, networking is an essential skill for any
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Interviewing for Video: 5 Best Practices

The popularity of videos has grown exponentially over the past few years and trends show that it’s not stopping any time soon. If you’re working in PR, marketing or social media, you’ll probably have to record a video at some point. Whether you’re a video pro or just starting out, these best practices are going
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Franco team with editor Lee DeVito

Publication tips from an editor

We recently had the pleasure to chat with Lee DeVito, editor-in-chief of the Metro Times, for some insider intel gleaned by plying him with cookies while we asked questions and reveled in his industry insight. Here’s some of what we talked about:   How has digital media changed the Metro Times? Lee said digital media
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Top 7 takeaways from Digital Marketing Boot Camp

Didn’t make it to the Detroit Regional Chamber‘s Digital Marketing Boot Camp? Franco team members Adriane, Jen and James summarized the top takeaways (and tweets) from a morning of impressive presenters and panelists including Sola Obayan, Eric Hultgren, Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell. 1. Don’t get caught up on vanity metrics While vanity metrics, like the number of likes on a
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Writing for Social Media in a PR World

In our constant search for more ways to watch cat videos, society has stumbled upon the most effective form of mass communication since the radio: social media. PR is about spreading a message, so clients are looking for quality social media plans in addition to traditional media. This means that modern PR firms, like Franco,
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Six cool ties to the tech industry

One of the beautiful things about public relations is getting to work with clients from many different industries, because as us PR pros know, everyone needs PR! One of the industries we work with is the always-growing, ever-changing and exciting technology field. Whether it’s a long-term client or a project based relationship, we love getting
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12 Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2017

Public relations, marketing and social media are constantly changing and it’s hard to keep up with everything going on in our industry. Here are 12 conferences to keep an eye on this year to help you stay on top of the latest developments: Social Media Week, New York Feb. 23-March 3 Gear up for all
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An evening with Jay Leno: Tips for working with a celebrity

Franco recently had the opportunity to work with former Tonight Show host and celebrity comedian extraordinaire. Jay visited the Stahls’ Automotive Museum in support of its inaugural Hat Trick for Heroes, a three-day event celebrating heritage, heroes and hockey, all in support of local veterans and their families. Jay attended the charity gala fundraiser in
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Franco with Jessica Lundy

Tips for PR Pros from the Media

As PR pros, we email and meet with media every day for our clients, but rarely get to sit down with them and talk one-on-one. This week, the Franco team met with Jessica Lundy, TV20 host and on-air personality, to find out how we can work together as media and public relations professionals. Jessica started
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