Gregory Galant on Muck Rack

Gregory Galant

New York City
Covers:  business, entrepreneurship, gif making, vine, digital humanism, gif, startups, marketing, social media, art
Doesn't Cover: twitter

CEO of Muck Rack and The Shorty Awards

Gregory Galant's Biography

Gregory Galant is the cofounder and CEO of Muck Rack, a digital PR and journalism platform. TheNextWeb called Muck Rack “one of the most useful tools ever invented for media professionals”. Greg's also the cocreator and executive producer of The Shorty Awards honoring the best of social media -- past winners include Ricky Gervais, Cory Booker, Conan O'Brien, Sesame Street, Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Bloomberg and NASA.

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What companies need to know about “slow” PR

fortune.com — FORTUNE - It must have been a proud moment for McDonald's when they sold their millionth hamburger - proving the success of Richard and Maurice McDonald's system of making meals quickly that milkshake machine salesman Ray Kroc recognized and ultimately scaled. Of course, a good thing can go too far.

Why public relations gets no respect

fortune.com — There's no Mad Men for PR. But social media may change that. FORTUNE -- Public relations is not taken seriously as a function of business or as a profession. US companies spend $150 billion annually on advertising and only $5 billion on public relations, according to eMarketer and PRSA respectively.

2014 Year-End Social Journalism Report

muckrack.com — In continuing with our previous year-end data reports, the Muck Rack team has once again analyzed the world of social media journalism to see how media outlets and individual journalists stack up against one another as we ring in the new year. Muck Rack's community of journalists has grown to more than 30,000 spread throughout the ...
Dec 29, 2014

Go team! @AP overtakes @NYTimes as media outlet with most journalists on Twitter, according to @Muckrack report: muckrack.com/daily/2014/12/…

Dec 29, 2014

RT @CarlaKJohnson: Go team! @AP overtakes @NYTimes as media outlet with most journalists on Twitter, according to @Muckrack report: muckrack.com/daily/2014/12/…

Dec 29, 2014

RT @CarlaKJohnson: Go team! @AP overtakes @NYTimes as media outlet with most journalists on Twitter, according to @Muckrack report: muckrack.com/daily/2014/12/…

Dec 29, 2014

RT @CarlaKJohnson: Go team! @AP overtakes @NYTimes as media outlet with most journalists on Twitter, according to @Muckrack report: muckrack.com/daily/2014/12/…

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What does PR software cost? Prices of media databases, monitoring tools, and press release services

muckrack.com — There's never been a greater need to use technology to improve the public relations process, but it's really hard to figure out what it costs because a lot of companies don't list pricing. I decided to spend some time researching it so you don't have to. Media contact databases, monitoring ...

Mid-Year Social Journalism Report

muckrack.com — In continuing with our previous year-end data reports, the team at Muck Rack has once again analyzed the world of social media journalism to see how media outlets and individual journalists stack up against each other midway through 2014. As Sacramento Bee executive editor Joyce Terhaar recently noted "One person can't be the sole driver ...

Two phrases every startup should adopt

motivatr.com — The term for a mob boss "godfather" was invented by Mario Puzo for his book of that same name. After Francis Ford Coppola turned The Godfather into a hit movie, the mafia actually adopted that term for their bosses. Sometimes it pays for life to imitate art (what is good art if not one step ahead of real life?).

How I got quoted in CNET by tweeting at a journalist

motivatr.com — A few months ago I was quoted in CNET's article Twenty thousand reasons to go to SXSW: "More than anything, it's about turning a [virtual] follower into an in real life connection," said Gregory Galant, the CEO of Sawhorse Media, of why he attends SXSW.

“It’s better if you don’t ask”

medium.com — We had a contract with our liquor sponsor The Macallan stating that we'd lead a scotch toast at the 3rd annual Shorty Awards taking place in early 2011. Of any line item in any contract I've ever signed, being a huge scotch fan, this was the one I was most excited about fulfilling.

Simple is better than complex. Complex is better...

2013: A year in Twitter journalism

muckrack.com — From Edward Snowden's big reveal to the Boston bombings, social media has become an established part of how news spreads and increasingly how it is sourced. In Twitter's S-1 filing prior to its IPO, the company listed a risk factor that "influential users, such as world leaders, government officials, celebrities, athletes, journalists, sports teams, ...
Dec 30, 2013

RT @margafret: It's true! RT @muckrack Congrats on the 2013 growth @reuters @latimes @cnn @wsj @bloombergnews muckrack.com/daily/2013/12/… http:/…

Dec 30, 2013

Number of Reuters journalists on twitter doubled this year, acc. to Muckrack: muckrack.com/daily/2013/12/…

Dec 30, 2013

I wish @muckrack would break this out by TV journalists versus non-broadcast journalists. bit.ly/1kVQRTH

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