Meet The Media

Although media relations is not all there is to PR, it is a darned good, low cost way to spread the word. So here are a few media contacts to help you out.

Tom Weber is the editor of The Wall Street Journal's Pursuits section. It covers entertainment, food, fashion, and travel. Contact Weber at 212-416-2207.

While discussing the WSJ, it also has a new section called "Wealth Manager." If you have news story ideas on taxes, trust, charity, banking and investing, contact Robert Sabat, personal finance editor at WSJ, or reporter Rachel Silverman. They want email pitches. Email protocol at the Journal is [email protected]

CNBC is a great place to book your business experts. Gloria McDonough-Taub is the chief booker, 201-735-2622.

Family friendly and aimed primarily at women, Doug Stephan's syndicated radio show, "Good Day" offers authors and entertainment figures an opportunity to reach people in 450 markets. The show, which airs from 4:00 am to 10:00 am, also is interested in experts on politics, health, technology, sports, and investing. Producer Beth Brelje can be pitched via email at [email protected]

Another high-end men's lifestyle magazine? Yes, it's a quarterly called Vitals targeting 25 - 35 year olds. Products and services that help you look good, feel good and have fun are what Editor Joe Zee wants to hear about, 212-630-3539.

And, finally, city magazines are a great place for travel-related information, as well as local lifestyle pieces. The Washingtonian is edited by John Limpert. Here's a full list of editorial contacts.

Spread the word.

Harry Hoover is managing principal of Hoover ink PR. He has 26 years of experience in crafting and delivering bottom line messages that ensure success for serious businesses like Brent Dees Financial Planning, Focus Four, Levolor, New World Mortgage, North Carolina Tourism, TeamHeidi, Ty Boyd Executive Learning Systems, VELUX, and Verbatim.

In The News:

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The Verge

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Forbes

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The Verge

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Irish Times

Facebook's new PR disaster shows it has a lot of growing up to do
Irish Times
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New York Magazine

Facebook Can't Explain the Difference Between Its PR Operation and Russian Troll Farms
New York Magazine
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Facebook is being accused of hiring a PR firm to smear its opponentsMIT Technology Review
Senators send letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking for more details on the opposition PR firm Facebook hiredCNBC
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New Zealand Herald

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hires Kiwi PR guru Richard Hillgrove
New Zealand Herald
Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hired a Kiwi PR guru to bolster his global image while he remains holed up in a London embassy. New Zealand publicist Richard Hillgrove, whose previous employers include Charles Saatchi, Dame ...
US Is Optimistic It Will Prosecute AssangeWall Street Journal
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The Indian Express

Amid sting row, Chhattisgarh PR commissioner transferred
Times of India
RAIPUR: Just before assembly elections in the state, Chhattisgarh government has shifted out its commissioner for public relations Rajesh Sukumar Toppo, two days after opposition Congress complained to Election Commission demanding action against ...
Chhattisgarh PR Commissioner transferred amid sting rowAll India Radio
PR secretary Toppo relieved of responsibility on EC's instructionUnited News of India

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New York Times

A Fugitive Financier's Charm Offensive Has PR Firms Proceeding With Caution
New York Times
The owner of one public relations firm hired by Mr. Low's legal team, James Haggerty, said in one filing that he believed all of his work fell within the litigation exemption to FARA. But Mr. Haggerty, who is also a lawyer, wrote that he registered ...


PrinceGeorgeMatters.com

Prince George PR referendum ballots cast climbs slightly ...
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