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Transitioning from TV News Reporting to Media Relations

When I first became a television news reporter, I didn’t like dealing with public relations people. In fact, I thought they were just spinmeisters who were getting in the way and who insisted on controlling things. And I wanted nothing to do with them – I just wanted the story – process be damned. Dealing…

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TV News Anchor Turned PR Professional: Five Questions with Sean Hennessey

At Castle, we have some incredible employees. From social media gurus and digital marketing specialists to event managers and strategists, our skilled team of event and public relations professionals are the driving force behind our success. Our Five Questions blog series aims to highlight the various expertise and insights of our team members. Today we…

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There’s A Podcast For Everything

The ever-changing media landscape has marketing and public relations professionals looking for the next big thing – and how can we get our clients involved. Over the past decade, podcasts have become a game changer in the industry, are increasingly more popular and provide great media relations opportunities for all types of people and businesses….

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Castle Empowers Nonprofit Communications Through Consult Café

The Castle Group recently created and produced the first-ever Consult Café, a pop-up communications forum for small nonprofits, in partnership with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Babson College. This exclusive event at Babson’s downtown campus gave nonprofit leaders the opportunity to connect, engage, and discuss best practices for creating and building relationships with key stakeholders…

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Media Training 101: A Conversation with Sandy Lish

I had the opportunity to sit down with The Castle Group’s Co-founder and Principal, Sandy Lish, to learn more about what media training is and why it’s an important part of the public relations industry. Amanda Albert: What is media training? Sandy Lish: It truly depends on who the client is and the situation at…

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Media Relations 101 – Creating Coverage in the Absence of Breaking News

How to find alternative ways to get our clients in the media, talking about their organization and sharing their expertise.

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Media Relations 101 – The Persistent Publicist

Do I call again? Should I leave a message this time? Or maybe email is best? Courting an editor, reporter or producer can feel like you are asking someone out on a first date. It takes persistence and a little patience to begin a new relationship as well as to engage the media. In a…

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Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham Talks Teamwork, Culture & Community Service

Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham recently sat down with Sandy Lish to talk about his most defining moment with the organization, the importance of teamwork on and off the court and how great it is to be a part of “Celtic Pride.” He also shared a few things most fans may not know about the…

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Thanksgiving Media Relations

With Thanksgiving this week, it might be hard to see how the mashed potatoes you slaved over have anything to do with pitching your next story. Inspired by PR Daily’s 2012 round up of key Thanksgiving table takeaways, we’re refreshing this list, with some Thanksgiving media relations tips round two. Don’t over promise on the…

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On Fenway Park’s opening day, a blog about pitching

I was meeting with a business associate recently, and he was interested in my opinion on what kind of press coverage he could get for his company’s annual business conference. He felt very strongly that it should be of interest to the media. While he had very valid points for feeling his offering was solid…

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