Are news releases dead?

By Gerard Braud

Our question for discussion this week is “Are news releases dead?” Corporate communications and public relations professionals may have various opinions on this topic regarding the best way to communicate effectively to their audiences and the media. Please comment and subscribe here to the weekly question, as well as view your colleague’s answers in my follow up video later this week.


Are news releases dead?

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  1. willie puz
    willie puz says:

    News releases are not dead. Their audience has just changed. While every news release may not be newspaper/magazine article or TV story worthy, they are a valuable tool that helps governments and businesses reach an engaged audience. As websites offer opt-in services, governments and businesses can build their non-traditional brand ambassador base to those who opt-in so they can carry the company message to their friends, families and neighbors.


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