Are PR Tools Bad Form?

Author: Richard Media September 17, 2008

Services like HARO bring us dozens of media leads in a single email. Press Release Grader evaluates our news releases to make sure they’re tweaked to deliver top online performance. PitchEngine and the news wires help push these releases to the world…

This is NOT a Pitch

Author: Richard Media September 16, 2008

A news release is not a pitch. Well, neither is this intro I just received.Dear Mr. Kevin Dugan,Please consider the press release below for publication in an upcoming issue, either on-line or in print.Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank…

PR, Politics & The Politics of PR

Author: Richard Media September 12, 2008

Last month Kevin said something that stuck with me: Let’s not be partisan on the blog. It was when I was going to go all Barack on you guys…saying how people had to stop saying how Barry’s Win was a fait accompli. This was just before the conve…

Bad Pitch Crime Fighters

Author: Richard Media September 10, 2008

Guhmshoo immortalized the Bad Pitch Blog! Now if only my right hand spit fire like that…sigh.More of his work is here.Thanks Guhmshoo!Speaking of banding together to fight the good fight, I added links to our Twitter pages and our Facebook page in t…

Help a Reporter Out and Bad Pitch Blog? OMG we’re like BFF!

Author: Richard Media

Peter Shankman and I spoke to a sliver of HARO’s near 30,000 members yesterday about better media relations. A flood of new folks are reading Bad Pitch Blog as a result, so I thought I’d post our top 20 posts according to AideRSS as a helpful revie…

Old Journalism’s Demise…….Good News For Us!

Author: Richard Media September 8, 2008

I am writing to you from 35,000 feet where American and something badly branded as Gogo Inflight has granted me 12 buck access to the Internet. I mean, welcome to the 2000’s, right? Today the New York Times announced another 500 cut from the payroll – …

Samsung, Westinghouse Digital, Dotster — STOP Doing Business with Lois Whitman, Michael Ingalls and HWH PR

Author: Richard Media September 1, 2008

Some PR pros may not fully realize the level of responsibility they have to their clients. When you represent a client, your actions reflect their brand.And it’s with this knowledge that I wrote the title to this post. We’re giving HWH PR a Bad Pit…