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The End of the Written Word?

How can the communications industry retain its influence today? One answer is to reinvent communication itself. With public life, technology and time stacked against the industry, a near-term strategy is to let go of the written word—press releases, op-eds, blog posts and so forth—and embrace audiovisual formats....
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Media in 2021: Earn it, Own it and Share it

The media landscape has been changing and contracting for years, and will continue to do so in 2021. Content is still the key to successful media coverage and here are a few ways to prepare your media programs for the year ahead....
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Storytelling in a Time of COVID-19

Navigating our new world in this time of crisis is not easy. From a media relations and storytelling perspective, now is the time to be sensitive and thoughtful, and to lay the groundwork for the future. ...
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Media Relations for the Consumer of the Future

Even with a shrinking number of print outlets, there are plentiful opportunities today to get our stories and messages in front of and shared among our target audiences. The way people consume media is going to continue to evolve, but the role of media relations in the communications mix remains complex and relevant....
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The Evolving Media Ecosystem

The traditional media industry is in a state of upheaval. To best counsel clients, as practitioners, we must not only keep abreast of new developments but understand how the evolving media landscape will affect our clients’ stories....
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Japanese Media Relations Insights for Communicators

European brands are looking at Japan, the world’s third largest economy, as a new market to tap into. The Land of the Rising Sun is a market quite different from the West under many aspects. APCO's team shares insights on media relations in Japan....
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Dinner Party Diplomacy

Press conferences are like dinner parties: you can get all the ingredients right and plan like mad, but you can never absolutely predict whether stuff gets thrown, egos are bruised and it all ends in tears. ...
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John McCain’s Legacy as a Communicator

There has been a lot said over the last few days about John McCain’s legacy. Yet, lost in a sea of accolades, is John McCain the communicator; fervent defender of the press, practitioner of crisis communications, and the undisputed king of straight talk....
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