Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in July

Muck Rack's monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in July

The dog days of summer are officially here! How do you plan to spend the rest of the season? Before you jump back into summer fun activities, take a few moments to catch up on our five favorite PR/journalism posts from around the web in July. Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. Top 10 PR blogs you should be readingWe were blushing all last week when we saw that Robert Wynne featured us in his Forbes list of top PR blogs. Wynne even inspired us to create our own list!

2. Good PR 101: The art of the pitchOur friends at Launchsquad recently launched a "Good PR 101" series. The first installment details the art of the pitch.

3. 11 ways to craft better HARO and ProfNet pitches: Do you use tools like HARO and ProfNet for your media pitching? If so, this post by Russell Working is a must-read!

4. The importance of handwriting for communications pros: We challenge you today to pick up a pencil or pen, rather than reaching for your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Laura Petrolino for Spin Sucks explains why.

5. Want to repeat that awesome broadcast hit? Here's what NOT to do: Mike Kelly of SHIFT Commuications shares strategies and tips for pitching broadcast...with some pretty fantastic hockey references, too.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. 5 strategies to set expectations and maintain boundaries as a PR professional by Kate Finley

2. Pitch perfect: how to craft the ideal media pitch by Nicole Fallon

3. 7 tips for creating a personal PR brand by Julia Sahin

4. The 10 most popular posts from the first half of 2015 by Jessica Lawlor

5. Is the “digital” in “digital media” superfluous? by Ariella Steinreich

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite PR and journalism links from the month of July 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. 

Jessica Lawlor is the features editor for the Muck Rack blog. She is a PR professional in the Philadelphia area and blogs at JessicaLawlor.com about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals. 

PS- Muck Rack is looking for guest bloggers! If you’re interested, check out our submission guidelines and send us a pitch. 

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