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Media Relations

Delivering more earned media results is the core of our integrated services at Maroon PR. Our team has strong and trusted media relationships locally, market-to-market, nationally and with trade publications to allow us to share our client stories across various industries and platforms. We share our longstanding media relationships to deliver more storytelling opportunities to our clients in print, TV, radio and online. Let us share more opportunities to tell your story.


 

Content Development

As the digital landscape grows, companies have more ways than ever to tell stories and share content across your owned channels. Our content development team, made up of VP of creative services, social media director and our in-house graphic designer and videographer, create content to support your entire digital footprint, from social media to email marketing and website content. Our company also produces podcasts for clients interested in longform content to engage audiences. From video production to infographics, let our team to more to bring your story to life!

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Strategy & Background

The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill marks a new chapter for the State's rich horse and equestrian tradition. One of only two 5 Star events in the United States, and seventh worldwide, the prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*) designation is the pinnacle of the sport of Eventing, best described as an equestrian triathlon. Knowing that the event has been well attended by Equestrian enthusiasts, MPR was tasked with growing awareness for the Maryland 5 Start and the sport of Eventing to a wider general event-goer audience, particularly in Baltimore and the surrounding Counties. MPR developed a comprehensive earned, owned and paid media campaign focused on our strong media relationships to drive awareness in key markets and ultimately drive ticket sales across the four days of the event.

Our tactics included:

- A targeted media outreach plan using compelling pitches and a cadence of announcements to drive credibility and secure consistent media coverage leading up to the event.

- Creation of a unique media day in the Baltimore market where we took Eventing athletes - rider & horse - to the local television stations for a visual and interactive interview opportunity.

- Development & execution of strategic media buy encompassing digital, television, radio, print, and outdoor, using a mix of tactics to reach the target audience in the Mid-Atlantic region.

- Development & execution of email marketing strategy, along with handling messaging and deployment of the emails

- Media preview day on the Wednesday before the 4-day event to give media early access to the event.

- Proactive media relations efforts before and during the event, including the credentialing process, encouraging media attendance by both trade and mainstream media, and managing the press center onsite.

Key Successes

- General event attendance grew by 18% compared to 2022

- A total of 101 broadcast and online (print/digital) stories garnered

- Secured coverage across all four Baltimore TV stations throughout the campaign (WMAR, WBAL, WBFF and WJZ), through various pitching efforts.

- Secured multiple radio interviews on top news-talk radio station WBAL Radio and with WDEL Radio in Wilmington, Delaware, the region’s top news and information station.

- Deployed 37 email campaigns resulting in 195,233 total opens for a 47% Open Rate and 12,734 clicks to the website resulting in a 2.5% click-through-rate (CTR).

- Over 25 Million paid media impressions generated through advertising campaigns and media partners.

Sample Earned Media Segments:

Baltimore's 98 Rock Morning Show

by Sarah Silverman

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We are thankful for YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving🦃 🧡

#maroonpr #pragency #thanksgiving #maryland
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Bill Hooper has worked in Baltimore media for over 40 years. Let's Have a Beer with the @WMAR2news VP/GM and discuss the evolution of broadcast media in this episode of #SPINisaFourLetterWord. Link in bio to listen. 

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Bill Hooper has worked in Baltimore media for over 40 years. Let`s Have a Beer with the @WMAR2news VP/GM and discuss the evolution of broadcast media in this episode of #SPINisaFourLetterWord. Link in bio to listen.

#podcast #maroonpr #pragency #baltimore
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Happy 248th birthday to the @usmarinecorps and a salute to all Veterans on #veternsday. 🇺🇸 

We had a great morning at @jimmysseafood with @98Rock, the @Ravens and the @marinescholars as we help kick-off their partnership during Salute to Service month this November. We are so thrilled to see this partnership come to life & raise awareness for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. 🤝

#marinecorps #marinecorpsscholarshipfoundation #marinescholars #veteransday2023 #clientlove #powerofpartnership

Happy 248th birthday to the @usmarinecorps and a salute to all Veterans on #veternsday. 🇺🇸

We had a great morning at @jimmysseafood with @98Rock, the @Ravens and the @marinescholars as we help kick-off their partnership during Salute to Service month this November. We are so thrilled to see this partnership come to life & raise awareness for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. 🤝

#marinecorps #marinecorpsscholarshipfoundation #marinescholars #veteransday2023 #clientlove #powerofpartnership
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🎉 Happy #NationalSTEMDay and congratulations to the @calripkensrfdn on today's opening of their 400th STEM Center nationwide! 🔬 
 
We are proud to support CRSF's efforts to gift children access to state-of-the-art technology, hands-on learning experiences, and skill sets essential to the future of STEM. 
 
“The fact that today we are opening our 400th STEM Center just blows me away and with partners across the country and the need remaining critical we aren’t slowing down.” - Cal Ripken, Jr.
 
Read more about today's opening with @tva at the link in our bio.

#STEM #CRSF #MaroonPR #pragency #mediarelations

🎉 Happy #NationalSTEMDay and congratulations to the @calripkensrfdn on today`s opening of their 400th STEM Center nationwide! 🔬 
 
We are proud to support CRSF`s efforts to gift children access to state-of-the-art technology, hands-on learning experiences, and skill sets essential to the future of STEM. 
 
“The fact that today we are opening our 400th STEM Center just blows me away and with partners across the country and the need remaining critical we aren’t slowing down.” - Cal Ripken, Jr.
 
Read more about today`s opening with @tva at the link in our bio.

#STEM #CRSF #MaroonPR #pragency #mediarelations
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