Beth Casteel

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Elephants vs Mosquitos: Which Approach to Media Outreach Gets Results

Elephants vs Mosquitos: Which Approach to Media Outreach Gets Results

by on September 16, 2020 in Media Relations

A popular theory of evolution serves as a good analogy for approaches to media pitching. In biology, organisms are classified according to the evolutionary “strategies” they use for reproduction and long-term survival of the species. Humans and elephants are known as “K-selected” organisms. Within these species, individuals have just a few offspring over their lifetime …

There’s No “I” in Team, but “Client” Belongs in Great Teamwork

There’s No “I” in Team, but “Client” Belongs in Great Teamwork

by on July 21, 2020 in Leadership

One of the pleasures of working for a small public relations agency is the teamwork that is possible or, in my view, required, to do top-notch work for our clients. The Reis Group has small teams dedicated to each of our clients, but we readily reach outside assigned teams to tap the strengths and expertise …

Ethical and Accurate Science Promotion: Lessons from COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine

Ethical and Accurate Science Promotion: Lessons from COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine

by on May 7, 2020 in Media Relations, Science, Science Promotion

This article previously appeared in PRSA-NCC  : The Guardian recently published an article on how the lupus drug hydroxychloroquine came to be touted as a “miracle cure” for COVID-19. This story is a must-read for any of us in public relations involved in promoting medical research. The article traces the beginnings of the hype of …