Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Creating a Good Media Strategy

Reasons for a strategy: exposure, change, funding, impact, leadership, advocacy, policy, outreach, increase attendance, increase readership, increase viewership

Elements of a good media strategy: short and long term goals, credibility, clear message, relationships, timeliness, news hook

Human resources needed: English proficiency (in journalistic English), other language proficiency, ability to speak in public, people who can translate complicated issues into easy to understand language, ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision, time, money, passionate about the issues, tracking current events to know what journalists are talking about, long-term relationships with journalists, tracking what the media is saying about your issue, oppositional research, thick skin about rejection

Media strategy and planning should not be an after-though. Should be integrated into programming.

Audience: you need to understand who you're trying to reach, what media they consume, and how to write for your different audiences.


  • Awesome, CJ. I look forward to reading the updates! Thanks for making this information accessible. What a revolutionary concept.

    xo jm

    By Blogger Jeanmarie, at 8:55 AM  

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