A Companys Story Must Carry Impingement Value to Obtain Widespread Publicity
In two previous columns, we talked about how quality management attracts Publicity, or PR. Nearly every company is constantly trying to attract the attention of the media. What brings the media to a companys door? Thats what every public relations man or woman would love to know. For this is what PR people get paid to obtain for their clients.
Quality management is certainly a key motivation in attracting a reporters attention. This helps persuade the reporter or a radio/TV producer that the proposed interview isnt going to be with someone who has nothing to say or just rehashing a clich or tired, old story. The higher the title and the better known a company, the greater the impingement a PR pitch (thats what publicity people use to sell a reporter) impacts upon a member of the media. If someone from the publicity department at Microsoft calls Fortune magazine to ask about profiling Bill Gates, the pitch will have major impingement value. Few names have this kind of clout, either personally or corporately.
In any event, the senior editor of the major magazine will still inquire...