Most people who hire publicists are at the top of their field. However, even industry superheroes have kryptonite aka over-promotion during interviews.

One of the biggest challenges for publicists is to teach clients the media’s pet peeves. After executing PR campaigns for the past twenty years, one thing I know for sure about messaging is leading with education will make you a go-to expert, but promoting your product during an interview will kill your media superpowers faster than a speeding bullet.

Here are three ways to be sure your messaging will soar above the others so you (or your client) remain a go-to media superhero (as seen in the article I wrote for PR News’ Media Training Guidebook): 1) Be the expert. 2) Educate. 3) Tie-in news. Read the whole article here.


Filed under: Topics Tagged: be the expert, educate, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, pr kryptonite, pr messaging, superhero pr news media training guidebook, tie-in news

By |2016-10-13T16:38:08+00:00November 30th, 2012|

About the Author:

Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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