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Xclusive Facts about X, Rethinking Books in a Digital World, The Magic of Disney Storyboarding, and the Rise of Experience Design

Xclusive Facts about X, Rethinking Books in a Digital World, The Magic of Disney Storyboarding, and the Rise of Experience Design

Stumbled across this unfinished post, sitting in my draft folder for years. Figured, I’d blow the dust off of it and share it with you today. When X: The Experience When Business Meets Design was released in October 2015, it was ahead of its time. Executives didn’t yet understand that the world was becoming more and more digital, and with it, digital Darwinism would reshape the nature of human dynamics and market evolution. It would ultimately take a global pandemic…

The Future of the Embargo

Credit In media and blogger relations, PR typically wields two powerful tools to help boost the effectiveness of pitching and potential placement of news: the embargo and the exclusive. In the case of an exclusive, a story is usually packaged prior to official release for one particular writer, fully understanding their style, nuances, and audience. If the story is accepted, it is not pitched to any other media outlets until after the story runs. The benefit for PR is that…

Evolving the Herd Mentality: Wall Street Journal Bans Embargoes

Credit: Nick Brandt, Available for sale here According to Rafat Ali, The Wall Street Journal today amended its editorial policy to no longer participate in embargoed news herds and will only consider exclusives from this point on. In March, The WSJ introduced a new plan to grade journalists based on the stories they break for the newswires. For those who need a bit of clarification, embargoes are a form of PR where journalists and bloggers work on a story prior…

In Blogger and Media Relations, You Earn the Relationships You Deserve

Every now and again a reporter or blogger decides to shake up the PR industry by showcasing how we FAIL, flop, or simply when we do things wrong. Some do so out of anger, others are genuine in their desire to help, while some are simply tired and do so out of spite. This time around however, Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb has started a conversation that proactively helps PR and communications professionals learn how to more effectively work with influential…

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