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How to tell good stories in PR, and why it matters

How to tell good stories in PR, and why it matters

Blog posts   •   Sep 11, 2013 14:30 +08

To help pinpoint what makes for good PR storytelling, and why it is important, I asked PR experts to share their wisdom.

BooksActually - More than just your regular bookstore #TellYourStory

BooksActually - More than just your regular bookstore #TellYourStory

Blog posts   •   Sep 02, 2013 16:48 +08

Nestled amongst the mishmash of old and new in Tiong Bahru Estate, one of Singapore’s oldest estates, lies the charmingly quaint bookstore – BooksActually. Hardly your typical bookstore, each customer embarks (or continues) their literary journey together with BooksActually. And for some others, it was the place where love transpired (we have one to share in the later paragraphs!)

We have new product updates!

We have new product updates!

Blog posts   •   Aug 26, 2013 09:46 +08

We have a couple of product updates for you guys! Read on for more details.

Is your story a good story? What makes one?

Is your story a good story? What makes one?

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2013 11:51 +08

We hoped you enjoyed the previous 2 teaser posts on the 2013 Brands and Media (Asia) Engagement Survey Report + Infographic, we’re now on to the teaser for the last section – What makes a good story? It is important to know what makes a good story because if your story isn’t good or interest-worthy then, what difference would it make whether your press release frustrates them or not?

APPIES 2013: Celebrating the best marketing ideas in Asia

APPIES 2013: Celebrating the best marketing ideas in Asia

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2013 16:49 +08

An annual festival to celebrate the best marketing ideas in Asia, this 2-day long event recognizes 100 of the most brilliant and inspiring brand campaign ideas and invites these brands to present their campaign. However, only 10 out of this 100 will then go on to win the APPIES Gold Medals. The fast-paced, no fluff ‘4-6-10’ format of the APPIES is what makes it so distinctively exciting.

Are you frustrating journalists and bloggers with your media release?

Are you frustrating journalists and bloggers with your media release?

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2013 09:30 +08

Last week, we shared with you tips on how you can make journalists and bloggers (reporters) happy with your media release. Today, let's go to the opposite end of the spectrum and find out what frustrates them. Are you unknowing (or maybe, knowingly) frustrating them?

Get tips from journalists & bloggers on how to make them happy!

Get tips from journalists & bloggers on how to make them happy!

Blog posts   •   Jul 31, 2013 10:30 +08

Wonder why your media release didn’t make it to print? Or wish you knew how reporters decide which media release to feature and which one to chuck? We spoke to reporters based in Asia to find out about their likes and dislikes when it comes to receiving media releases from brands. Here’s a sneak peak into our report for tips and tricks (from journalists and bloggers).

DMAS – Digital PR in your Sales Strategy

DMAS – Digital PR in your Sales Strategy

Blog posts   •   Jul 29, 2013 16:18 +08

Mynewsdesk recently gave a keynote speech at DMAS on the topic of digital PR, content marketing and best practices. We looked at how blogs and social forums are popping up while publishing houses are shutting down rapidly. Combining this, with the fact that, consumers love, AND demand instant response, it becomes increasingly important for any brand to develop a ‘social newsroom’

Guide to PR & Social Media for SMEs: Are you getting your money's worth in PR expenditure

Guide to PR & Social Media for SMEs: Are you getting your money's worth in PR expenditure

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2013 09:30 +08

Mynewsdesk commissioned a survey amongst SMEs in the UK and the results suggests that although SMEs are embracing social media networks, they lack the expertise and tools to engage with key journalists and influencers. They are not making PR work for them effectively and cost-efficiently. To address these issues, Mynewsdesk produced a 16-page guide to PR & Social Media for SMEs.

Mynewsdesk Asia is proud to be a Media Partner for APPIES 2013!

Mynewsdesk Asia is proud to be a Media Partner for APPIES 2013!

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2013 16:30 +08

This year's APPIES theme is – "See the story behind Asia's most successful brands". APPIES 2013 will be focusing on the people behind these inspiring stories. 35 agencies will showcase their latest and best integrated campaigns for 65 leading brands such as Caltex, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Google, Gillette, Cocoa-Cola, Tiger Beer, Malaysian Airlines, SingTel, Diageo, Wrigleys and more.

Stay Relevant: Why You Need to Understand New Communication Trends (Think Social Media)

Stay Relevant: Why You Need to Understand New Communication Trends (Think Social Media)

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2013 18:08 +08

The birth of the Internet seemed the likely preface for the rise of social media; technology and social media have irrevocably changed how the media industry works – how both public relations (PR) and journalism work today differ greatly from how it used to work a decade ago, for example.

Why the brand newsroom will change PR for good

Why the brand newsroom will change PR for good

Blog posts   •   Jun 04, 2013 17:02 +08

Here are 5 reasons why Brand journalism will change traditional PR. We’ve come a long way since the days of Ivy Lee, the “father of PR” and the writer of the first press release in 1906. Fastforward 100 years - to 2006 - an infamous blog post from Tom Foremski commanded: “Die! Press release! Die! Die! Die!” Enter the next-gen newsroom now.

Convince management on Content Marketing with 3 reasons

Convince management on Content Marketing with 3 reasons

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2013 15:52 +08

For Singapore's Top 40 Twitterers and accomplished marketer, Jacky Tan, content became a springboard for success for his personal branding and for Evorich. We understand that content marketing is key in this digital age. However, it is often a challenge when it comes to convincing management or when it is a less sexy product. What are the 3 outcomes we can achieve with content marketing?

Onboard the online marketing bandwagon yet?

Onboard the online marketing bandwagon yet?

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2013 15:08 +08

There is no place better than digital media for you to communicate what makes your brand or business valuable than in the places where people are already searching for information and answers. Find out what went on at Help.Learn Asia, a 2-day long seminar focusing on real-life implementation of integrated online marketing and digital campaigns without any fluffy speeches or draggy keynotes.

Mynewsdesk takes the Favbrands conversation to Clarke Quay

Mynewsdesk takes the Favbrands conversation to Clarke Quay

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2012 15:05 +08

As part of the Mynewsdesk Favbrand campaign, "Red Man" (or what we call the Mynewsdesk follower") had been going around the streets of Singapore to get people talking about their favourite brands. What better way to get the conversation going, than to visit the hippest place with the happiest people on a Friday night!

Mynewsdesk Fall 2012 Kickoff

Mynewsdesk Fall 2012 Kickoff

Blog posts   •   Sep 07, 2012 18:16 +08

Snippets from our visit to HQ in Stockholm for Mynewsdesk Fall Kickoff 2012

Lars Nerhus, a legacy of Vega, celebrates Vega's 120th anniversary at Boat Asia Singapore!

Lars Nerhus, a legacy of Vega, celebrates Vega's 120th anniversary at Boat Asia Singapore!

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2012 17:49 +08

It was with great pleasure that Mynewsdesk Singapore was able to sponsor Lars Nerhus' trip down from Norway to Singapore to celebrate Vega's 120th year of existence. Lars Nerhus is the great-great-grandson of Ola Nerhus, Vega's designer and builder. The past weekend, Lars joined Shane and Meggi (Vega's discoverers and current owners) at Boat Asia- Asia’s largest and longest running boat show.

3... 2... 1- Mynewsdesk Singapore launches!

3... 2... 1- Mynewsdesk Singapore launches!

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2012 09:16 +08

On 28th March 2012, the Mynewsdesk Singapore team hosted a launch party right in the heart of the business and lifestyle district of Singapore.

Social Media Newsroom – A Snapshot of Your Brand

Social Media Newsroom – A Snapshot of Your Brand

Blog posts   •   Nov 22, 2010 20:22 +08

Journalists, customers, and other influencers use your website and online pressroom to find information about your company. More than any other part of your website, your online newsroom should be a snapshot of your brand. It should show exactly where you are, what you are doing, and how you are doing at the present moment. This is the information that journalists crave.

A little time off gives renewed energy

A little time off gives renewed energy

Blog posts   •   Nov 12, 2010 22:16 +08

As guest blogger, I wanted to share with you how Projectplace works with PR and social media. As you know, quite a lot has happened in PR over the past few years and it truly feels like ”everything happens online” these days.