Wading Into Controversy as a PR Strategy

Whether or not former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by league owners is an open question. But I recall Kaepernick was benched by the San Francisco 49ers when he proved to be ineffective as the starter.

Not The Retiring Type

I've applied for Social Security and Medicare and, yet, have come to the realization I'm not the retiring type. Many of my friends are retired and seem to fill their days playing golf. In the nice weather, like today, I work at home out on my deck, which overlooks a cart path on the neighboring golf course. I watch the same guys go past ever day and wonder how they do it. I like golf and I play a decent game, but I'd be bored stiff trudging around 18 holes day in and day out.

In Rise of Digital are PR Pros Ignoring Television Where Their Clients Advertise?

by Kevin Foley | February 08, 2018 |

KEF Media Blog

We live in a digital world and there is little doubt it has supercharged the public relations agency business. But if digital were the best and only way to communicate, corporations, not-for-profits, and others would have long ago abandoned television advertising.

The Agency's Agency

by Kevin Foley | January 19, 2018 |

KEF Media Blog

One of the highest compliments I ever received was when the vice president of a major public relations firm said KEF Media is “the agency’s agency.”

State of the Industry: 2016

by Kevin Foley | July 20, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

The number of companies offering broadcast and digital public relations services has dwindled down to a precious few. Publically traded Medialink is long gone as are at least a half dozen other firms I considered major competitors just a decade ago.

Honeymoon’s Over: Time for Results That Matter

by Kevin Foley | February 03, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

Great, you won that big account! Now, how long will the honeymoon last before that new client starts wondering when your team will get results?

Time to Call Bullfeathers on Phony Satellite Media Tour Reports

by Kevin Foley | January 27, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

One of the reasons I launched KEF Media 30 years ago this April was because companies engaged in video news release distribution in those days presented hyper-inflated audience reach numbers to agencies like the one where I once worked.

Does Your B-Roll Distribution Meet the Viral Video Standard?

by KEF Media | January 20, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

Will 100,000,000 legitimate impressions on outlets like Good Morning America, USA Today and hundreds of other media qualify as a victory for your client?

Optimizing Celebrity Spokespersons Beyond Your Satellite Media Tour

by Yvonne Goforth-Hanak | January 12, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

Celebrities – TV and movie stars, recording artists, bestselling authors, famous athletes - often garner national media coverage in the coveted major media markets. But beyond a satellite media tour, are you maximizing the value of that celebrity?

Big Game Publicity: 5 Tips for On-Site Sports Media Tours

by Tony Cordaro | January 05, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

During the 25 years I covered sports for CNN and FOX, I always looked forward to The Big Game (wink-wink). It was a time all of us in the media anticipated and we always tried to put our best foot forward knowing it was the most-watched sporting event of the year.

From the PR perspective, agencies staging media events, satellite media tours, radio tours or other broadcast publicity want the very best in terms of coverage and ROI. With our depth and breadth of Big Game experience, here is what we advise our clients:

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