Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 6 links we loved in October

Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 6 links we loved in October

Happy Halloween! Before indulging in today's tricks and treats, let's take a look back at some of the top posts in the PR and journalism space online from the past month.

1. Why email pitching fails when social media succeedsWritten in response to an excellent post by Adrienne Erin on this very blog, Sean Hull shares five tips for pitching journalists via social media. Stay tuned! Sean will appear on our blog in a guest post in November!

2. The power 50 list: Want to know who the most powerful people/companies in the New York PR world are right now? The New York Observer put together a fantastic list of some of the most influential public relations companies in this inagural feature.

3. Don't insult PR people by calling them marketersIf you're confused about the differences between marketing and PR, allow Canada-based PR pro Brian Kilgore to explain. 

4. Tips for PR pros planning a 2014 editorial calendarIt's never too early to start planning! Carrie Morgan shares tips in this PR Daily post for using a publication's editorial calendar to help plan your pitching for the upcoming year.

5. PR sterotypes: fact or fiction?Perhaps PR's biggest misconception is that of Sex and the City's glamourous character Samantha Jones, spreading untruths about the industry since 1998. PR professional Arik Hanson outlines many other myths about working in public relations and determines whether they are fact or fiction.

6. Evolving with the times- a media relations perspective: The media relations landscape is changing according to Justin Nunez in this thought-provoking post on the LEWIS PR 360 Blog. What are you doing to adapt? 

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of October in the comments below. Tip us off to other great posts for future link roundups by shooting us an email at jessica.lawlor@muckrack.com. 

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