Media Relations Maven
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  Margo Mateas writes the popular “Media Relations Maven” column for Tactics, the official newspaper of the Public Relations Society of America.  

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 “Media Relations Maven” Margo Mateas is a highly respected professional consultant and trainer whose rock-solid insider media strategies land clients in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Time, The Today Show, InStyle, Forbes, the Associated Press and dozens of others.

Margo is an award-winning writer, 20-year public relations industry veteran and newspaper journalist. She writes the popular “Media Relations Maven” monthly column in PRSA's Tactics, read by more than 22,000 public relations practitioners worldwide. Her email pitching tips and “10 Commandments of Smart Media Relations” are included in the best-selling textbook, Public Relations Writing: Form & Style. She is a recipient of the Advertising Club of America's ADDY award, as well as PRSA's Polaris award, and is the author of an eagerly-awaited book on media relations and pitching secrets.

Clients include Google, Verizon, Allstate, Nike, NASA, Disney, The U.S. Swim Team, Wells Fargo Bank, Honeywell, Ritz Carlton Hotels, The American Red Cross and hundreds of others.

She also trains the world’s top public relations firms, including Edelman Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Golin Harris, Ketchum, Waggener Edstrom, Bozell Jacobs, Porter Novelli, Ogilvy and others.  

Margo is a dynamic, “tell it like it is” speaker who engages audiences and delivers an “aha!” experience. She has spoken for the Public Relations Society of America, the American Medical Association, TD Ameritrade, the Society of American Travel Writers, the National Council of State Housing Agencies and many others.  

She is available for onsite training, speaking engagements, custom workshops and individual consultations.  

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Highlights from her diverse public relations career include:
  • Selling a client’s entire year’s inventory through a single story placement
  • Securing two placements which generated $100,000 in sales leads in a week
  • Publicizing the first American exhibit of the H.M.S Titanic artifacts
  • Helping Native Americans in California prepare for and pass Proposition 5, legalizing gaming in the state

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