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

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

Another month down! Before we know it, summer's going to be over...soak up that August sun and take a look at the top PR/journalism posts around the web from the month of July. 

Also, stick around to discover the top five stories from right here on the Muck Rack blog.

Links We Loved

1. 12 ways to land media coverage without a press releaseCan you land media coverage without a traditional press release? Renée Warren says YES in this piece for Entrepreneur. She also gives Muck Rack a little shout out! :)

2. 5 essential PR truthsThere are some universal truths about working in PR. One of them, according to Kelly Byrd? Your work is never done. Ain't that the truth?!

3. A client breakup is hard: learn and move forwardSing it with us! "Breaking up is hard to do..." Jon Schickedanz explains in this Spin Sucks post the signs that a client breakup is imminent and how to handle it.

4. Ditch the sales pitch: how to talk to the mediaStop talking to the media like you're trying to sell them something (even though technically, you kind of are). Instead, Eric Lewis explains how to talk to the media in a way that actually get results.

5. Design your dayWe love the way Heather Whaling runs her communications agency, Geben. In this post, she explains why one of their "house rules" is to design your day in the way that you work best. Flexibility = key.

Top Posts From The Muck Rack Blog

1. 10 things PR account managers do that they really shouldn’t by Heather Baker

2. Yes, reporters, you need to answer your emails by Nicole Fallon Taylor

3. If you're going to pitch the media by phone, do these three things by Micah Warren

4. Sorry media, PR can do better by Eric Hazard

5. Five AP stylebook rules media writers should ignore by Kenna Griffin

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 communications professional, writer, personal branding expert and speaker in the Philadelphia area. After six years in the corporate PR world, Jessica left her job to run her own communications agency, blog/brand and teach yoga. She blogs at JessicaLawlor.com about getting gutsy: stepping outside your comfort zone to reach your goals and live a life that makes you truly happy.

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

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