Tag Archives: newspapers

A reporter’s 5 tips for better PR photos

Popped, dropped or 'shopped?

News outlets welcome submitted photographs. Newspapers still have some professionals who take photos, but other services rely heavily on pics sent with press releases. If you’re wondering why yours weren’t used, or have been cropped beyond recognition, let me spare you some grief with five tips for improving photos.

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January Sale – cut-price business training for the Isle of Man

Yes, it’s the Chips Cheese Gravy Media January sale! From now until Friday, January 6, you can get 50% off (yes, half-price) our training courses when you book online!

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One big mistake most press releases make

If you’re marketing your business, a press release is extremely useful. A repurposed blog post or specially-written piece can become a news story, bringing your company to the public’s attention. But after years of working on business news stories, it became evident most press releases miss the real point of communication with an audience.

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The news and where to find it

An interesting comment on a Facebook ad we ran earlier this week (please excuse the irony of Chips Cheese Gravy paying for adverts) from the editor of Isle of Man Newspapers. He’s right – but the big question is what is newsworthy? That’s exactly what we teach at CCG Media.

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Biting the hand that feeds

There’s an election in seven weeks. You’re standing. Do you: (a) Not annoy the press (b) Try to keep the media on your side or (c)…

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