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Q&A With a Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Rachel McIntyre

 

What do you do at Merritt Group?

I am a Marketing Project Manager in the Marketing Services department at MG.

Who do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram and why?

I love to follow food accounts on Instagram - cooking is a hobby of mine and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. The photos always draw me in! A few of my favorites are: @halfbakedharvest, @nytcooking, @ambitiouskitchen.

Topics: public relations career

Improving Your PR Strategy in an Evolving Security Market

The security market is an evolving landscape where the threats often outpace the solutions, and new challenges arise every day. Because of this ever-changing atmosphere, there is always room for growth and improvement when it comes to the way we interface with media and our clients. That’s why last month, Merritt’s Security Practice Group convened for a boot camp on media relations best practices.

We sat down with seven reporters from top industry publications, including Dark Reading, Ars Technica, CyberScoop and The Wall Street Journal, to dive into the needs and preferences of modern journalists to hear straight from the source. These conversations shed some light into how the industry is changing and how we can incorporate new tactics to stay at the top of our game. Here are five key takeaways from our conversations:

Topics: cyber public relations journalist

After the Splash: Why AI Went from the Next Big Thing to Headline Fatigue

When you look back at the last few decades  of tech media coverage, there are some standout topics that have sustained long interest cycles -- the rise of the internet, the advent of mobile apps, cloud — and most recently, artificial intelligence (AI).

AI has been a lightning rod for media coverage over the past four years, but according to a research report conducted by Merritt Group’s tech PR experts, the volume of AI coverage began to level out beginning in 2017.

Topics: public relations artificial intelligence ai machine learning technology

The 3 Things You Need To Be Successful With Media Relations

There are few better feelings as a PR professional than getting interest from your dream publication on a big initiative. I remember the first time I heard back from Wall Street Journal and the journalist was interested in chatting with my client to hear more about the story angle. I also may or may not have also shed a tear on that day.

Topics: public relations media relations

Three PR Myths for Companies in Crisis to Avoid: What United Airlines Could Learn from Starbucks

In an era when the customer experience is everything, it’s pretty much the definition of a full blown PR crisis when you wrongly arrest customers in your coffee shop or drag someone off your plane in full view of customers with smartphones who send the video viral.

Topics: media relations public relations crisis communications