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2016 Presidential election thoughts

Hi Allen Media Strategies clients and staff…

We have clients and members of our own AMS team who cheered the unexpected election news last night…and others who were very disheartened by the outcome.

For me, last night when I went to bed at 3am, the TV talking heads were lamenting that “World financial markets are in turmoil; the Dow futures are down 600, and it’s getting worse.” It was tempting to lay awake worrying about how this could affect our business and livelihood.

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Burke Allen on Fox News – Casey Anthony trial

Allen Media Strategies is often called upon by our friends in the media to give expert analysis and insight on media topics and trends. Whether it’s presenting an event at the National Press Club, speaking to students at a college or university or appearing on television or radio, Allen Media Strategies is always honored to be asked to contribute to the national conversation. Here’s a video clip of our CEO Burke Allen giving insight into the public’s fascination with the Casey Anthony trial.


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Tips For National TV Talk Show Appearances

Allen Media Strategies Chief Media Strategist Burke Allen was recently in New York City with a client who was a guest on ABC TV’s THE VIEW!  Here are some quick tips from that visit, so that you’ll be ready when you receive a national TV interview opportunity:

Be flexible:  The View made contact on a Thursday, and wanted our client as a guest on the following Tuesday, flying cross country on that Monday.  When you get a media request, make every effort to be available.

Maximize your visit: Our client visited before and after the show with each cast member, had photos taken with Whoopie, Barbara and the gang as well as one on the set with the entire cast for his website and social media. He also appeared on the same show with one of the stars from the new TV show “Nashville” and did a photo with her as well.

Learn from the pros: While on set, our client learned about timing (his segment was shortened a bit), keeping his con-tent focused and entertaining, and how to anticipate questions by role playing prior to the interview with Burke.

Do follow ups:  After his interview, our client sent personal hand written thank you notes and copies of his book to THE VIEW’s cast members, as well as the segment producer and booker who worked behind the scenes to get him on the show.