For a technology company, placing a standalone profile/feature story about your business in a respected publication is the equivalent of throwing a no hitter in baseball: Everyone would love to do it, but it rarely happens. Why? For starters, editors and publishers need to consider clicks – what stories get the greatest attention and therefore […]
Thinking Beyond RSA to Create Your Own News Cycle
The RSA Conference has served as the preeminent cybersecurity event for nearly three decades, providing a platform for companies and professionals to elevate their brand before a captive audience. As RSA sets to return to an in-person (albeit, postponed) conference this June following last year’s virtual event, cybersecurity firms must hone their unique message in […]
Why isn’t the Media Covering my Company?
Because nobody likes you. Easy – you’re asking the wrong question. While there may be a variety of nuances as to why your company’s media relations program isn’t delivering the results you’re looking for, one core tenant to consider is that you probably have the wrong perspective. Instead of putting the onus on reporters and […]
4 Creative Ways to Launch a Customer-Centric Media Strategy
The media landscape is constantly changing – it’s difficult to keep up with what reporters want and what they don’t. Let’s say you are a technology vendor … You’d like to have a strategic, glowing profile in a choice publication to capture the attention of potential partners, industry pundits and – of course – investors. […]
Media Insight 2020: How Americans Are Consuming News and Who Do We Trust?
Amid all of the hype about news and disinformation that has been circling in this most unusual year, we thought we’d ask ordinary Americans what their news consumptions habits really are. In our December survey, we got insights from more than 600 people across the country about how important the news is to them, and […]
Media Relations 2020 – The Real Reason Your Programs Are Falling Short
Plan, Pivot, Repeat – That seems to be the mantra of 2020. The best laid plans fall victim to rapidly changing news cycles, physical disruptions, budget constraints and consumer interests. This year has been a rollercoaster for most businesses – and their marketing teams are no exception. How do you market and sell products and […]
Cybersecurity Conferences 2018 – It’s Black Hat and DEF CON Time
It’s summer time! Maybe you have fond memories of going to camp – or at least of watching summer camp movies. Who says the fun is just for kids? Amidst the “dog days” of August, thousands of otherwise sane adults descend on Las Vegas (average daytime temperature: 103 degrees) for two of the hottest cybersecurity […]
RSA 2018: Back to Basics?
With RSA Conference 2018, the world’s largest cybersecurity gathering, just wrapped up, people are asking me about this year’s big conference take-away. Past RSA events have often seen one or two blockbuster storylines dominate the show. This year that wasn’t the case. In the absence of major news or distractions, what I did hear instead […]