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Five Basic Tips for Writing Better News Releases
The primary goal in much of our work is to get our clients’ stories out there to the general public in a way that explains and promotes their best efforts. I worked in the media for 40 years, including 33 years at The Washington Post, and over the course of my reporting and editing career […]
The Bicycle Connection: Focus on the Top
I ride my bike to work as often as the weather, my schedule and daylight will allow. After Daylight Savings Time this spring, I found my first opportunity since Thanksgiving to ride the 10 miles from my home in Virginia to The Reis Group’s office in Washington’s Dupont Circle. The ride home is particularly challenging. […]
What will 2019 look like for health care PR?
In looking toward the year ahead, there are many ways—known and unknown—that the public relations world will be changing and evolving. As health care PR professionals, it’s vital to the success of our clients that we find new ways to overcome challenges and stay on top of the important trends in our field. Here are […]
Patient Education Materials: A Little Planning and Research Can Go a Long Way
Developing patient education and awareness programs that are both engaging and effective is not always easy. It requires a lot of planning, and attention to detail. It also requires time to understand exactly who you want to reach, how you can best get their attention, and how you might be able to get them to […]
A Day in the Life of Sharon Reis
Sharon Reis, our fearless leader, was recently featured on The Native Society. Take a glimpse into a day in her life, fueled in part by copious amounts of coffee! 6:00 AM I begin almost every day with sweating. I am either finishing up a 5 a.m. workout class, running through my neighborhood, or lifting weights […]
Three Secrets to Successful Media Pitches
It’s easy to see why some communications professionals dread the task of pitching ideas to the media. Reporters can be brusk and impatient and often ignore emails, especially when they’re caught on deadline or being pressed to cover a story that’s clearly not in their wheelhouse. The PR pros who love pitching have a secret: […]
Make News: Using Survey Data to Generate Media Attention
To pique the interest of reporters and generate media coverage, you must have information that is timely, relevant, and new. Commissioning a public opinion survey is a great way to generate media interest and increase awareness of a specific issue; however, it’s important to keep a few things in mind as you build your communications […]
What Can PR Pros Expect in 2018?
To learn more about how the changing national political environment is affecting workloads and to understand how communications experts are preparing for 2018, The Reis Group surveyed members of the Public Relations Society of America, and we are eager to share what we found. 2017 emerged as the year when communications professionals were asked to […]
Thriving in an Uncertain Health Care Environment | O’Dwyer’s
The unpredictable policy seesaw we are experiencing with the new Administration and Congress appears to be having a tangible impact on the lives of health care communications professionals, and not just those focused on policy. To learn more about how the uncertain health care environment is affecting workloads and to understand how communications experts are […]
Social Media Strategies You Need to Know
The best campaigns achieve the farthest reach and highest impact, but only if strategic communication professionals have a solid understanding of social media, and also know how to best employ it. As communicators and storytellers, we’ve learned how to do this pretty well and have gathered some key tips to increase awareness or position your […]