About Michelle Tennant

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 SearchPressKits.com.

Perfect PR Plans

By |2020-05-14T14:03:16-04:00April 21st, 2020|

Thanks for doing the #21DayPRActionGuide challenge with me. Every morning on YouTube.com/MichelleTennant, you can catch me live at 7:30 a.m. EDT for my #WalkingLive series during which we discuss different topics. Right now, we're focused on how to generate PR. As I said in my April 21st video, "If you fail to plan, you [...]

In the News: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2020

By |2020-05-14T14:12:28-04:00April 16th, 2020|

Hello, if you don't typically read my blog, please let me introduce myself. I'm an international publicist, Michelle Tennant Nicholson. I have a master's degree in human development, wrote award-winning children's curriculum and helped launch an educational TV network. I hope my ideas not only inspire your family but also contribute to career growth, [...]

First Impressions

By |2020-04-14T17:52:05-04:00April 14th, 2020|

Over Easter weekend, we explored Days 4-6 in the 21 Day PR Action Guide by Drew Gerber and yours truly, Michelle Tennant. During the pandemic, you can download our PR workbook for no charge, no opt-in at 👉 PitchRate.com  First impressions are very important with press contacts. They immediately seek information on credibility and [...]

Quirks At Work

By |2020-04-10T14:13:35-04:00April 10th, 2020|

It's Day 3 of the #21DayPRActionGuide you can download for free during the pandemic at PitchRate.com. Today, we're going to talk about your quirks. Your personal story, challenges, motivation, passions, and hobbies make you interesting to others. Use that! Let me start with a story about a client I personally placed in The New [...]

Meet the Press: On a Mission to Entertain, Enlighten, or Educate

By |2020-04-09T16:43:50-04:00April 9th, 2020|

This is the second day of our #21DayPRActionGuide pandemic public service. Many people are looking to create or build business in the face of COVID-19’s devastating effect on the economy around the world. At PitchRate.com you can find a free copy of our PR workbook on the “Who, What, When, and Where to Launch [...]

Organized Chaos

By |2020-04-07T06:26:04-04:00April 6th, 2020|

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." Something happens when I listen to new PR clients in an intake call. I love it when they speak stream-of-consciousness because even though I’m listening to their unique story, I'm also hearing what's universal about all humans. [...]

Water Droplets of News

By |2020-04-03T15:24:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|

"The PR game has changed and that's why I'm coming to you.” That's what our client said to me on the phone last September. He's right: technology has changed PR. When I learned how to do PR campaigns thirty years ago, one TV appearance was like tipping a full bucket over, splashing sales of [...]

PR Has Changed And So Have We!

By |2019-02-28T09:48:24-05:00February 27th, 2019|

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary 2009: the year we launched PitchRate. That doesn’t really sound that long ago, right? In the grand scheme of things, 10 years is a relatively short period of time… but in terms of the digital age, 10 years is something of a lifetime. Has PR changed much in 10 years? [...]

Media Menu

By |2017-10-20T12:41:38-04:00October 19th, 2017|

I'm headed to the National Publicity Summit soon. Here's a media menu of our clients, also listed at SearchPressKits.com. Find last minute sources at PitchRate.com. Wasabi Publicity's claim-to-fame is online press kits. This blog saves schlepping supplies to & from summit. Enjoy. Sandra Joseph: The Phantom's Christine "Unmasks" in 2018 for 30th anniversary Josselyne Herman Saccio: How To [...]