When rapid reaction matters
News happens. And when it does, it could be the perfect time to get noticed. Elbowing in (or piggybacking on) an unfolding event or trending topic allows you to show you’re on the pulse, with enough confident expertise that you’re not afraid to make waves.
As long as it is the right event.
Air Cover Pr will help you
approach newsjacking effectively
Should you be brave or cautious?
Rapid response is key to newsjacking, but don’t plough in without some reconnaissance, or it might all blow up in your face.
Air Cover PR can help you prepare the right comments at the right time with the right words – boosting your newsjacking or reactive commentary experience in all the best ways.
Air Cover PR’s leading approach to Newsjacking
Our Newsjacking and Reactive Commentary service uses soundbites to achieve the greatest effect:
- Soundbites with speed (to be ahead of the pack)
Time is of the essence. There is a 30 minutes window between the news coming out and the story being written up by a trade. We aim to know exactly when the news you are reacting to goes out so we can sprint ahead of your competitors.
- Soundbites that pack a pertinent (and timely) punch
Comments that react thoughtfully to the news undoubtably offer ‘bang for your comms buck’. However, this is not a time to be boring. To fully reward your reputation, reactive comments need to be pithy and punchy. They also need to be signed-off quickly by a decision maker – one who is happy to make waves. Is that you? Then we can help.
- Soundbites that interpret (never imitate)
Air Cover PR will help you interpret the news; we never simply paraphrase it. The journalist we offer it to already knows what the actual of news item is per se – so they need something extra. Unfortunately, no business can expect coverage from your reactive comments as if it were a birth right. You have to be outspoken and controversial as possible while staying on message – and ideally bring something new to the table. That’s where we can advise.
- Soundbites with flourish (and distinction)
To get heard above others, you need to think in terms of distinctive soundbites. This is not the time to bleakly express yourself in plain, simple English using as few words as possible; this is the time for good old fashioned rhetorical flourishes. And we’re exceedingly good at those.
Air Cover PR’s Style will make your pitch stand out
Air Cover PR’s content writing team know how to use word power. We have a quiver full of proven writing techniques to make your voice the one that is heard… and also hits the bullseye.
The following is a mere taste from the menu:
There’s a hint of that above; rather more below:
“What business wants from the system of corporate taxation in Britain is clarity, certainty and competitiveness. What we are getting is cost, complexity, and capriciousness.”CBI president, Martin Broughton
The idea is to pierce the brain and make a lasting memory.
Never use in a dull way, with dull words aimed at dull people. There are variants of repetition: each promotes an idea or point and has huge potential:
(with punch line in the third element)
(it’s easy to do – and to do it is easy.)
(Split your repetition for extra effect)
(Draw a parallel; reinforce it with phrases of the same length)
And many others:
We’re also big fans of epizeuxis, anaphora, epistrophe or antistrophe, veridical paradoxes, and enallage.
We also know when to call it a day!