How to Approach a Media Training Course

“I was really nervous about the course today, but actually, you’ve reassured me”. As the specialist media training course provider for law firms, when we deliver our media interview workshops for lawyers, this is often their feedback, so we remain encouraged. Similarly, Communicate Media offers media training courses for architects. They also tell us that [...]

By |2021-10-21T14:05:52+01:00October 21st, 2021|Media Training|0 Comments

Crisis Management – Covid and Travel Firms

Travel companies will have to rethink their crisis management strategies and should follow a set of common industry standards. That is the advice of Jill Sinclair, chief executive of Global Health Assured, as reported in Travel Weekly recently.  Because of the pandemic, “crisis management has to be rethought,” she argues. She revealed that the Global [...]

By |2021-10-18T10:45:37+01:00October 18th, 2021|Media Training|0 Comments

What A Piece About Law Firms And Wellbeing Tells Us About Law Firms And Media Interviews

There was an interesting piece in the Financial Times recently about law firms launching wellbeing programmes. At the start of our media training courses for law firms, we usually look at what makes a media story and what interests journalists. This helps build confidence as participants know the nature of the beast that they’re dealing with. [...]

By |2021-10-14T15:37:47+01:00October 14th, 2021|Media Training|0 Comments

Media Training And The Curse Of Knowledge

Recently, Tim Harford, the undercover economist at the FT, had a fascinating piece in the newspaper’s magazine. He looked at an issue that we often discuss in our media training courses. It’s called the “Curse of Knowledge.” What is the Curse of Knowledge? Have you ever been in that situation where you’re trying to explain [...]

By |2021-10-12T16:05:37+01:00October 12th, 2021|Media Training|0 Comments

How Twitter tastefully revelled in the downfall of Facebook and Instagram: A crisis malmanagement hack!

The Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage has brought chaos not just to those of us who use it to keep in touch with family and friends, but businesses that rely on social media apps to communicate with colleagues to promote themselves. At Communicate Media, we provide media training courses and crisis media training courses to [...]

By |2021-10-07T09:32:31+01:00October 7th, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress at the Met Gala made the news

We start most of our media training courses with an exploration of what makes a story for the media and why journalists might pick up on one event and cover it rather than other happenings around the world. This morning one of our media coaching course participants mentioned the controversy around representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s visit [...]

By |2021-09-16T13:20:59+01:00September 16th, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

What Beyoncé’s Tiffany diamond tells us about luxury brands and crisis management

Tiffany & Co’s new campaign “About Love” featuring Beyoncé wearing its 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany diamond “is not about love at all,” reports NBC, the diamond’s “82 facets reflect an ugly truth and an unfinished story of white supremacy and colonialism that is difficult to ignore.” The Times in London reports that Beyoncé has been “accused [...]

By |2021-08-31T15:10:05+01:00August 31st, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Why A narrative could save Facebook from its whack-a-mole apologies.

An Ugly Truth, a new book by New York Times journalists Siva Vaidhyanathan and Franklin Foer, paints a devastating picture of the way Facebook operates, based on interviews with hundreds of current and former employees. The book features a list of apologies and promises to do better made by Facebook over the years. “Calm down. [...]

By |2021-08-20T10:35:48+01:00August 20th, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Five challenges that architects have to overcome when speaking to journalists.

Our media training courses for architects look at the challenges they have to overcome when communicating effectively with the media. Many of the people on our courses have already had some media experience. Sometimes it's been okay and sometimes. it hasn't gone well.  As we set the aims and objectives for the course to ensure [...]

By |2021-09-14T16:37:23+01:00August 6th, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Brands comment on the racial abuse suffered by some members of the England Team.

“We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen. ITV Stand with Diversity.” ITV posted this statement across social media and ran the image as a press ad across all national newspapers yesterday in response to the racial abuse directed at certain members of the England team.   During [...]

By |2021-07-14T10:44:06+01:00July 14th, 2021|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments
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