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Confessions of a Former News Producer: One Local Reporter’s Take on The Changes That Could Win You Media Coverage

My Q&A with WRAL’s Sloane Heffernan Sloane Heffernan and I met when I was a budding news production assistant at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. Still to this day, Sloane’s infectious smile, pixie haircut and Boston accent makes everyone want to be around her and share their stories. She has been a reporter with the station …

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Confessions of a Former News Producer: Two Secrets to Helping Reporters and Producers Tell Your Story

I’m not going to lie. TV news is hard. I’m sitting here pondering all of the chaos probably going on at my former station right this second: “one shot” ringing out over the scanner, the news chopper flying over a midday police chase or house fire, a Presidential tweet, etc. You get the picture – …

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What you think a TV reporter wants vs. what they really want

Who, what, where, why and when? The five “W”s are the foundation of journalism, but with the evolution of media and the 24-hour news cycle, there’s a lot more that goes into it – especially when you’re competing with breaking news and thousands of other pitches. You Think: Reporters want to talk to the CEO of …

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Confessions of a Former News Producer: What it Takes to Get Media Coverage

Calling the media to get your event covered? I can hear your groans from here. As a former news producer, I was often the person on the other end of the phone trying to let you down gently, “No, we won’t be able to attend your event today.” I promise, I wasn’t the bad guy. I …

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Meet Our Newest McKeeman Maven, Katie Parker

McKeeman Communications, a 23-year agency specializing in public relations and communications, is proud to announce that Katie Parker has joined the company as a senior account executive and media relations manager. An Emmy-nominated television news veteran, Parker spent the past 13 years working in broadcast news in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. McKeeman Communications CEO and owner …

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4 Ways to “Foster the Love” in your Business/Agency Relationship

This is part two of a three-part series on healthy, successful business relationships between companies and outsourced partners. Part one focused on finding your best client/PR agency fit. As business professionals, we work with outsourced partners with specific expertise. Like personal relationships, business partnerships need time, attention, and, yes, a little bit of love. While I’m …

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McKeeman Communications Announces Four New Clients: F&D Huebner, Dixon Foods Group, ParVentures and Futures Unlimited

McKeeman Communications Announces Four New Clients: F&D Huebner, Dixon Foods Group, ParVentures and Futures Unlimited    JANUARY 29, 2018—McKeeman Communications, a public relations agency headquartered in Raleigh, NC with another office in Nashville, TN, announces four new accounts within the food and beverage industry. These public relations client partnerships were established based on the firm’s …

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Three Realities That Cut Your PR Agency Search Time in Half

First, Get the Right Fit Partner This is part one of a three-part series on healthy, successful business relationships between companies and outsourced partners. Spoiler alert: you won’t be finding any agency-client horror stories here. Helpful tips? Yes indeed. Ready for some straight talk? We’re all busy executives and business owners, so let’s just get …

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5 Ways to Rock Social & Really Connect with Your Audience

McKeeman Communications knows how to connect and converse to get you the publicity you want for your Nashville business or nonprofit. McKeeman Knows How to Tap Into Social What if we were to tell you that there’s lots more to social media that you haven’t discovered, and it’s really not your fault. It takes time …

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