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Academics with more media coverage get more citations

Academics with more media coverage get more citations

Academics with more media coverage get more citations, according to new research from Brigham Young University in Utah, America. The authors in the study analysed the scientific and non-scientific impact of more than 800 academic research papers in 2007 and 2008 and found that there is a strong link between media coverage and the number of citations a research paper receives.
How internal and external PR can effectively work together

How internal and external PR can effectively work together

There are more elements to the PR function than many people first think. My colleagues and I have been talking about internal and external PR, explaining what it is why it is absolutely vital for many organisations.
What’s an external PR role?

What’s an external PR role?

It’s important to know about the different roles within public relations. A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog about what an internal PR role is, so following on from that I have decided to discuss and explain what an external PR role is and why it is an important part of any business, institute or organisation.
PR lessons from your competitors – why it worked

PR lessons from your competitors – why it worked

During my time working in education PR, I’ve learnt how to best overcome the challenges involved in getting coverage in the media. You’ll have a breadth of knowledge at your disposal, whether it is research papers, or an academic opinion, that deserves to be publicised in the media. However, some research or opinion will have an angle to them that journalists just immediately love, and will result in it being featured in multiple publications, including national and international press.
AMBA and BGA Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner – BlueSky Education’s take on the night

AMBA and BGA Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner – BlueSky Education’s take on the night

It was a throwback to the 1920s this year at the AMBA and BGA Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner. The event was hosted on February 7th at the Sheraton Grand Park Hotel in London with over 200 business school leaders from the business education sector, as well as category finalists, judges and members of the media.
Why 2020 is the year you should be targeting new markets

Why 2020 is the year you should be targeting new markets

As we enter a new decade, the political climate is arguably more turbulent than ever. The UK has officially left the European Union, which has left everyone in a “transition” period but not everyone really knows what it means, and in terms of education, it’s putting off some EU students from choosing the UK to study.
How to get coverage in tech press

How to get coverage in tech press

Technology is a massive topic, in the last decade it has moved from the fringes to mainstream media. This is because it has increasingly become integrated in businesses and industries so the media has had to adapt to the changing landscape. However, because tech is so popular in the media it can be very difficult to get coverage.
Why news sense is increasingly important in PR and how to develop it

Why news sense is increasingly important in PR and how to develop it

During my time at BlueSky PR, I have really noticed how much public relations and journalism link, a lot of the skills I learnt as a journalist translate into PR. The ability to write, how to use social media, how to interview someone, even my shorthand has come in handy. But one skill I’ve found to be really beneficial is having news sense.
How to engage with journalists to get the best coverage

How to engage with journalists to get the best coverage

The media is constantly changing as a result of digitalisation. The internet has become the go-to news platform, meaning getting news is quicker and easier than ever. As a result, journalists are now busier than before, so as a PR professional it’s even harder to get a response. The relationship between journalists and PR professionals is key to being successful in PR, our job is to get results and the only way this works is if journalists cooperate with us.
Why you should always meet your deadlines, and what to do when you don’t

Why you should always meet your deadlines, and what to do when you don’t

Meeting deadlines is vital. It is not rocket science to see why this is such an important rule in PR.
Why a business school’s faculty is the best comms tool they have

Why a business school’s faculty is the best comms tool they have

The international business school market is becoming increasingly crowded. There are over 13,000 business schools in the world, and you have the tough task of convincing students and faculty that your school is the right one for them.
Old fashioned PR principles still get results

Old fashioned PR principles still get results

The media and its approach to news has changed, it’s not enough to churn out a press release and hope it will be picked up by established media such as The Financial Times, Times, Telegraph and Guardian.
Increasing your chances of securing quality coverage

Increasing your chances of securing quality coverage

Any PR and communications professional will agree that securing media interest and coverage for your faculty can been a time-consuming project. On many occasions, it can be tempting to just read the synopsis of the research they give you, draft a quick email and fire it off to a number of journalists. But this doesn’t always work.
Getting ahead of the news cycle

Getting ahead of the news cycle

It’s hard to remember a time when Donald Trump was not dominating the daily news cycle, all he has to do is tweet – although it’s often controversial – and it goes viral.
Getting the best out of a media conference - BlueSky's top 5 tips

Getting the best out of a media conference - BlueSky's top 5 tips

Every PR professional welcomes the opportunity for networking, getting face-to-face with relevant journalists, building relationships and understanding what they are looking for with regards to ideas and material.
A lesson in poetry with John Byrne

A lesson in poetry with John Byrne

When Poets and Quants first landed, many just thought that it was another business school website that covered campus news, rankings and admissions for MBA hopefuls.