TV Can Teach Public Relations a Lesson or Three
Posted on 10-20-2016 by Megan Burnside

A new media launch is a PR masterclass. No matter the field you promote in, you can draw inspiration and information from observing how movies, television shows and online media offerings present themselves. With the recent launch of fall TV shows in the U.S., there are plenty of great examples to choose... Read More

Ignite Passion with Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 10-17-2016 by Megan Burnside

Being a PR professional today means bringing news outlets and consumers closer to companies than they've ever come before. It's a social media-powered age wherein people examine the organizations they do business with. This often now means ensuring the company's values come through loud and... Read More

Has the Presidential Campaign Turned Into a Research Assignment?
Posted on 10-14-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Courtney Resnicky, a senior at Wright State University. The battle between who is telling the truth, who is twisting the truth, and who is flat out lying during this Presidential election seems to have become more heated than ever. In both presidential debates we’ve... Read More

Using Media Monitoring to Manage, Protect and Grow Brands
Posted on 10-12-2016 by Megan Burnside

"I'll leave it to chance," said no PR professional ever. But, do all PR professionals have a fast and effective way to stay atop of media buzz? Last September, we brought together three media intelligence experts to share best practices for utilizing media monitoring to manage, protect... Read More

Candidates Are Missing the Opportunity to Inspire Millennials
Posted on 10-05-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Brandon Teeple, a junior at Wright State University. What topics do you care about? Is it ever-increasing national budget? Or is it, perhaps, protecting gun rights? Each generation has a particular set of issues that are important to them, based on what stage of life... Read More

Are You Brave Enough to Risk Going Viral?
Posted on 09-28-2016 by Megan Burnside

Since the dawn of the social media age, viral success has been a PR goal. The idea of scoring maximum coverage for little outlay is often too exciting to pass up. But that doesn't mean companies should chase this goal recklessly. There are a huge number of risks, and campaigns designed for viral... Read More

What Election Issues Will Have the Largest Impact on College Students?
Posted on 09-24-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Courtney Resnicky, a senior at Wright State University. The election season always brings “hot button” issues into the limelight, and this year is no different. Although many of the issues are universal, there are a select few that may have a larger impact... Read More

Back-to-school Tops Local & Digital Media Opportunities for Brands
Posted on 09-20-2016 by Megan Burnside

PR departments and agencies looking for great cross-promotional opportunities in the fall have an ace in the hole: In many parts of the world, it's the start of a new school year. The back-to-school experience is relevant across a huge range of geographic and cultural divisions, and with the right... Read More

The Missing Millennial and Confused Media
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Courtney Resnicky, a senior at Wright State University. Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1998—have now surpassed Baby Boomers by half a million , according to PEW research. While this may not seem like a huge number, the historic election taking place... Read More

Using Pop Culture to Create Measurable Buzz and Engagement
Posted on 09-02-2016 by Megan Burnside

Engaging with pop culture in an intelligent way can be an irresistible PR tactic. It's only natural to want to position a brand alongside people and events that are drawing huge amounts of coverage to try and reap some of that excitement and buzz. When done correctly, the results can be hugely... Read More

Media Monitoring Shows Sexism Abounds...Still
Posted on 08-25-2016 by Megan Burnside

August 26 th is a big day in women’s history—that day in 1920 that Congress certified the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. When Congress passed the joint resolution 51 years later to commemorate the event with an annual Women’s Equality Day, it said the holiday... Read More

Lessons from the news tracker - Olympics edition
Posted on 08-22-2016 by Megan Burnside

There are always lessons to be taken from which people, places and events are getting the most media coverage. A major sporting event such as the Olympic Games provides a great chance to focus in on the athletes, countries and companies involved. The patterns and sentiments embedded in the data show... Read More

Scholarship Winners to Weigh in on the Media, Millennials and Election 2016
Posted on 08-19-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Earlier this year, Pew Research announced, “Millennials, who already have surpassed Baby Boomers as the United States’ largest living generation, now have caught up to the Boomers when it comes to their share of the American electorate.” Of course, the statement also came with a question... Read More

Reputation Management in a Media Circus
Posted on 08-15-2016 by Megan Burnside

“Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing!” Sounds like a quote any brand might ascribe to these days, right? Actually, those words come from one of the most brilliant promotors of the 19 th century and founder of the Barnum & Baily Circus—Phineas Taylor Barnum... Read More

Will Brands Win Gold at the Olympics? We're Monitoring Media to Find Out.
Posted on 08-05-2016 by Megan Burnside

With the start of the games in Rio this week, predictions have begun rolling in—from the number of medals a country will win to whether Rio will prove as successful for brands as the London games in 2012. We have our own prediction to make: print, broadcast, web and social channels will be jam... Read More

Media Monitoring Provides a More Complete Picture of the DNC
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Megan Burnside

Politics have dominated the headlines—and prime-time news channels—in recent weeks as media outlets zeroed in on the happenings at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. And LexisNexis was there right amidst media. As we mentioned in a previous post , we were on the ground... Read More

Media Monitoring Reveals Shift in Melania Trump Coverage
Posted on 07-20-2016 by Megan Burnside

Guest written by Chris Scully, Senior Media Intelligence Analyst, LexisNexis Day 1 of the RNC ended and Day 2 began and was dominated by attention on Melania Trump’s 15-minute address. And, following Sunday night’s disastrous 60 Minutes interview of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, the RNC... Read More

Journalism Series: The Fact Checking Politics on Late-Night TV
Posted on 07-19-2016 by Janelle Coates

Around this time last year, many lamented the pending exit of Jon Stewart from the late-night TV, but NPR’s Dave Davies may have said it best on Fresh Air when he noted, “Tomorrow morning, a generation of 30-somethings will wake up and realize they’re going to have to vote in their... Read More

Media Analysis in the Moment: RNC Takes Center Stage
Posted on 07-18-2016 by Megan Burnside

Even as political prognosticators debate the merits of vice presidents and polling, 15,000 credentialed members of the media are in Cleveland for this week’s Republican National Convention. After months of tracking the progress—or lack of it—among presidential hopefuls, delegates from... Read More

Webinar: Tips for Avoiding a Brand Fail Due to Negative News
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Everywhere you look—in print, on websites and across social media—negative news abounds. Those stories make for interesting reading unless, of course, the focus of the article is your own organization or individuals associated with it. Recently, we hosted a webinar entitled, “Preparing... Read More

Journalism Series: 3 Reasons for Conducting News Research and Analysis
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Janelle Coates

What’s the most debated topic of this year’s U.S. presidential campaign? According to a recent Washington Post article , it’s not the border wall, terrorism or emails: It’s the media’s coverage of Donald Trump. More specifically, says the Washington Post, “The debate... Read More

Journalism Series: USA Today Journalists Fact Check Donald Trump's Litigation History
Posted on 06-28-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest Written by: Ashley Mitchell Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump boasts a litigious past and present. He once sued—unsuccessfully—Julius and Edmond Trump to prevent them from using their own last name for a business venture , claiming... Read More

How Did Father's Day Fare Against Mother's Day Media Coverage?
Posted on 06-23-2016 by Megan Burnside

Which is the more popular holiday: Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? The answer that we uncovered may surprise you. According to media monitoring and news analysis using LexisNexis Newsdesk™, approximately 328,000 stories were filed about Mother’s Day back in May. But contrary... Read More

Piecing together Media Insights from Orlando Coverage
Posted on 06-17-2016 by Megan Burnside

Last Sunday, Omar Mateen entered Pulse nightclub just after 2 A.M. Minutes later Pulse posted an ominous status on Facebook: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.” Three hours later, before the sun even rose, media outlets across the globe were already reporting on another mass shooting... Read More

Miranda Rights at 50: What News Analysis Tells Us
Posted on 06-10-2016 by Megan Burnside

It wasn’t long after the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda v. Arizona that Dragnet’s Sargent Joe Friday began apprising suspects of their rights in nearly every episode. In 2000, the words of the Miranda warning appeared on screens small and large so often that Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist... Read More