How to boost coverage of your PR event—even after it’s over

A new guide from Ragan and Guinness World Records offers tips for securing journalists’ interest before and after.

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It’s a splendid thing to snag TV, magazine or newspaper coverage for a one-day event.

Bonus points, however, go to those who tell stories that have legs, drawing further articles and social media sharing long after the event is over.

A free, downloadable tip sheet from Ragan Communications and Guinness World Records, “How to land blockbuster coverage during and after a PR event,” offers pointers for using storytelling to boost coverage.

The tip sheet offers creative ideas from pros for turning a one-off event into a PR gift that keeps on giving. It cites experts from Reebok, John Deere, Walmart, Mall of America and Denver Water.

“It’s not just us forcing Reebok stories down people’s throats,” says Ben Blakesley, Reebok’s director of global social media. “It’s, ‘How can we identify stories that people care about and what they’re talking about?'”

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