The obstacle—and the opportunity—for many public relations professionals is that we’ve spent years with an “earned media” mindset. We’re trained to identify, shape, and pitch the story, but for a long time, we’ve relied on traditional journalists to actually tell it. Now, with the rise of brand journalism and the soaring number of journalists entering PR and communications, we need to not only shape the stories, but tell them at a high level.
So, like the heroes of myth, we must rise to meet the challenge of a changing business. Here are some of the most common obstacles to great PR storytelling.