Markedsføring på de sociale medier har aldrig været mere hypet end de er i dag. Man kan efterhånden ikke have en virksomhed med respekt for sig selv, der ikke har en Facebook-konto og en blog, men hvor går grænsen? Branding på snapchat er blevet kaldt det nye sort, men er det ikke bare et nyt hult modefænomen, og skal der måske ikke snart være en grænse for, hvor begejstret man kan være over markerdsføring på de nye medier?
Once, I participated in a media training workshop. The instructor asked me and the other participants to each come up with an idea for a news story which we had to pitch to a journalist over the phone.
I chose a hypothetical, groundbreaking story: I was working for Novo Nordisk and I wanted to announce to the world that we had found the cure for HIV. It goes without saying that the journalist was interested in my story. In fact, I didn’t even have to try to convince him about the news value of the story – the story sold itself.
A pitching experience like the preceding one, however, is the exception rather than the rule. Usually, it requires a greater effort to gain a journalist’s interest – and for good reason: journalists are being bombarded by companies with stories of all kinds. Therefore, if you want press coverage on a story – that might not warrant publicity to the same extent as the aforementioned about HIV – the question is: what can you do to increase your chances of breaking through the media gatekeeping? This is where the art of pitching comes into play. Continue reading “Ways to a Successful Pitch”→