One of the most powerful aspects of public relations is media relations. Many brands and individuals seek PR agencies to undertake a media relations campaign in order to get featured by the press and it is a great way to build credibility. Media coverage raises awareness of your brand and the work of your business and encourages people to pay attention to your business. If you or your PR agency has been fortunate enough to get you media exposure then it is important that you take the time to prepare especially if it is your first time in the media spotlight which is why media training is so important. Media training is often focused on any video or audio interviews but you may find that you need to seek advice on making the most of written interviews. Making sure that you bring your best to a media interview will reap rewards in the future and allow you to capitalise on the content which is created with that interview. Media training will also give you the confidence that you may find that you are lacking due to fear of failure. Effective media training also prepares you for some of the pitfalls that comes with media exposure. Remember that everything you say whether it is written or recorded can make or break your brand, you might go viral for all the right reasons or you could even have a PR crisis for the wrong reasons. I wrote this easy to use media training Ariatu PR eGuide provides constructive tips and advice on how to prepare for a range of media interviews via traditional media and new media. This is ideal for individuals who are about to conduct their first media interview and is an ideal tool to prepare for press coverage.
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