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A unit of Purple Hub, at Media Accent Nigeria we create bespoke Public Relations and corporate media communication solutions for our clients. This is with a view to help shape their reputations, engage with diverse stakeholders across multiple channels, tell effective stories and run creative campaigns which impact positively on their brands. These objectives ultimately promote mutual understanding between our clients and their stakeholders/ interest groups. At Media Accent Nigeria, our clients are also our partners, and we operate as an extended arm of their teams. We make their Public Relations and Marketing Communication goals our main objectives, and astound them with creative approaches. Our team executes every brief with the same set of creative principles — identify details that resonate well with our clients, formulate action plans to achieve set goals, execute same and initiate controls - with a view to realize the best results, on time and on budget. It’s a huge demand and entails top-notch PR and Marketing Communications professionals to realize. Accordingly, we’re pleased to have a committed team - that's simply awesome.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

What Are Media Events ?

 Media Events, as it relates to Public Relations -   are carefully planned activities, put together with a view to generate media publicity.

Kinds of media events:

News conference:

This type of media events are usually held, when an organization has an announcement to make and wants the press to get details of the announcement. It's also an occasion used to answer questions from journalists.


Such media events are planned mainly with the sole aim of generating media attention - as it may relate to an issue or cause.

Photo ops:

This type of media event is put together with the specific aim of telling  picture stories in the media.

History of media events:

The history of media events, date back to  the 1940s and the proceeding decades -  as television and radio stations  introduced same-day news cycles.

In recent times, the  emergence of the internet has led  to many media stories being published in realtime - live from the venue of the media event.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Editing strategies in creating a great story

Once a rough draft for an article or press release is finished, the writer should try to set it aside for at least a day and come back to the paper with a fresh mind, this  strategy makes editing easy and is helpful in spotting errors.

Here are a few strategies that could aid that process

1: Read the Paper out loud
In the course of editing if the paper is read aloud slowly, two senses--seeing and hearing--work in tandem. In essence, what one sense misses, the other may pick up.

2: Check the Thesis Statement and Organization
While editing it's important that the writer writes down the thesis on a piece of paper if it is not directly stated in the essay or article. This is with a view to determine if it accurately states the main idea? Is it in fact supported by the paper?

Does it need to be changed in any way? The piece of paper which serves as the guide should also state the main idea of each paragraph under the thesis statement.

Editing also entails that the PR practitioner  analyze each paragraph to determine if it’s relevant to the thesis. It’s important the paragraphs converge in a logical sequence and order.

The writer of the public relations material should remember that he or she is writing for others. No matter how familiar others may be with the material, they cannot get inside the mind of the writer and understand his or her approach to it.

Consequently, the writer has to express himself clearly. As a result, it's useful for the public relations practitioner to read the paper through once, as he keeps in mind whether or not the student or teacher or friend who will be reading it will understand the message.

This brings the following questions: Has the writer said exactly what he wanted to say?

Does the story's development have sufficient details? Is the logic valid?

Are the major points in the story connected?

Are the relationships between them expressed clearly?

Do they all relate to the thesis?


In the course of editing i
t's important that the writer of a story remember that others are reading the story. He should also understand that even the choice of one word can affect the response of readers. The public relations practitioner should anticipate their response and choose the words in the story accordingly.


The media's exploitation of the Watergate scandal showed how biased it was already.

Revision version:
The media's coverage of the Watergate scandal suggests that perhaps those in the media had already determined Nixon’s guilt.

In addition to being more specific, the revision does not force the reader to defend the media. In the first example, though the statement is so exaggerated that even the reader who is neutral on the issue may feel it necessary to defend the media. Thus, the writer of the original has made his job of persuading the reader that much harder.

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Publics in PR

The publics in public Relations  are those groups with common interest affected by the policies of an institution, company, profit and non-profit organisations.

Each organisation tends to have its own particular set of target publics. These target groups are normally identified by their involvement in specific situations or issues which are also of concern to the organisation. Each issue, problem of interest creates its own publics.

Some common classifications of publics:

Latent public: This target grouping comprises those affected by an organization's policies, but may not be conscious of it.

Active publics:  This grouping comprises those who are not only aware of how they are affected but take steps to demonstrate it.

Active publics are broken into the following

Hot issue publics: Comprising those interested in only burning issues

Single issue publics:  Comprising those interested in one aspect of an organization's activities.

All issue publics: Comprising those interested in all aspects if an organization's operations.

Aware publics: Comprises those who know they are affected by the activities of the organization, but may not be actively demonstrating it.

Non publics:  Comprises those who show no interest in the matter or activities of the organisation even if they are aware.

Other forms of publics include:

Internal publics: Comprising individuals employed by an organisation.

External publics: This group comprises people and organizations outside of the company that are involved in business activities with an organization.

Publics as it relates to different organizations, may include any of the following groups namely:

Investors, Members, Financial advisers, Volunteers, Suppliers,
Consumers, Multinational bodies,
Regional bodies, Media, Fans, Religious leaders, Opinion leaders,
Mothers, Fathers and Youths, to mention a few.