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McKeeman On The Move: NC-Based McKeeman Communications Closes Out Summer with Three New Charlotte Clients

August 10, 2018 – McKeeman Communications, a Raleigh-based public relations agency with another office in Nashville, T.N., is excited to announce three new diverse client partnerships. The new partnerships include two clients from the food and beverage industry, Hissho Sushi and Showmars, as well as Drybar, a popular chain of blowout salons building momentum across …

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Know Who You're Pitching To: How a News Assignment Editor Makes Your Story Happen

Through the Eyes of WSOC-TV’s Annmarie Rosenquist Before I became a news producer, I was an assignment editor. I learned from some of the industry’s best in Raleigh, N.C. at WRAL-TV and Spectrum News. This position taught me how to find news, distinguish the best stories from the duds and interpret cop-speak over shoddy police …

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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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McKeeman Communications Account Supervisor Appointed to Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC Board of Directors

Greenville, NC – April 18, 2018 – The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC recently appointed Whitney Williams, Greenville native and Account Supervisor at McKeeman Communications, to their Board of Directors. From a young age, Williams was familiar with the mission of the Ronald McDonald House, as her mother was among the first to stay …

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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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