At the commencement of every year, hundreds of startups emerge from each corner of the country. But by the end of the same year, we see only a handful of those survived successfully. Every startup is evolved out of one brilliant mind, but not every idea is executed well. With one brilliant business idea, there come thousands of strategies all laced up with the idea which should be put to work. If not, the startup would fail before it is even fully developed.
One such strategy is managing media relations. The soon you find white space in your industry, and make yourself well-equipped with the staff and resources to fill it up through delivering your services, why not slightly beat around the bush? Out of hundred many mistakes that startups do, one is the negligence towards healthy media relations.
The relationship a company shares with the media, press, journalists and other media stakeholders greatly affect its overall reputation amongst the target audience. Suppose you have launched a new business which would uplift the farmers and small workers, should not this be spread at large? However, many such startups do turn up to social media relations but all in a wrong way. And disturbed media relations mean the downfall of the organization. Henceforth, people outsource such work to any reliable Media Relations Agency in Delhi or around.
1. Sending release requests to more than 3 journalists at once:
Smart choice, isn’t it? If you think sharing the same release to three different journalists at the same time would save you a lot of time, you are walking on thin ice I’m sure. At times, this trick may do wonders for you but not all the time. Many journalists were in the same niche are accredited to each other, if they get to know about your over smartness, they may straightaway reject your story or news to publish.
2. Pitching the journalist of a different niche:
In frenzy, avoid pitching the wrong or naive journalists in the concerned niche. If your story pertains to health & fitness, approach to a journalist having expertise in Finance would mean a total zero. Hence, you must do your homework before pitching the journalist. Research on what they write about, study your story’s o agenda and evaluate your media pitch before sending it to the media journalists. If required, take assistance from any of good Media Relations Firms in Delhi.
3. Proposing thin content for coverage:
Journalists are busy people and barely would like to skim over irrelevant or thin content in quality. If your story is not crisp and might not interest the general public, then avoid sharing it with journalists. The proposal for publishing poor or not-so-good quality story may form wrong impressions on media envoy. So, unless you have a value-adding or impeccable story to publish, avoid approaching media.
4. Making too many assumptions with too little evidence:
Media works on shreds of evidence! For any press release, news brief or article request, you should have videos, blogs, reviews, collected data, etc. as a justification of every statement you make in each. Because media avoids biased or fake coverage, the evidence and references you provide should be genuine.
For strong media presence, you must be aware of these four things that can ruin all your media relations within seconds if not handled diligently. If you are dubious how it all works, you can always opt for professional public relations services in Delhi.