Mastering the New Media Landscape

The world of mass media, in which a few, prime national outlets controlled the messages we all see and hear, has largely vanished. The giant boulders you once had to move to get coverage—Oprah, the New York Times, CNN—have been smashed by the Internet, supplanted (but not entirely replaced) by scores of pebbles: websites, social media, blogs, podcasts, newsletters and more that we call micromedia. This new breed of media is key to effectively reaching your audience.

In a fast-changing media milieu, this book [Mastering the New Media Landscape] provides a sure-footed blueprint for success.”

Julie Silver, MD
Award-winning author, successful entrepreneur and the Associated Chair for Strategic Initiatives, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

As a business practitioner, and having led an integrated communication company, I found the allocation of media budgets a major key to achieving success. The force of PR has been growing and growing. Now, PR skills play beautifully on the new media front. Social media, the new emerging micromedia have now changed the communication landscape forever. I have seen Barbara Cave Henricks become a PR standout. Barbara and Rusty Shelton light up the complex, multi-faceted, but oh so critical new media world. It’s not just about being interesting – it’s about the new way to get results.”

Peter Georgescu
Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam

The world of media is constantly changing and Rusty and Barbara are on the forefront of it all. This book will help you stay relevant and knowledgeable about the future. It may help you stay in business.

Rory Vaden
Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting and New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs

The challenge facing us all is this: how do we stand out and stay relevant in the mostly disruptive and massively distracting world of micromedia? Mastering the New Media Landscape gives you the answers.

Matthew E. May
Author of The Laws of Subtraction

Barbara and Rusty have written a treasure map to a best seller. Study it. Follow it. Then watch your book soar!

Jill Griffin
Author of Harvard's Working Knowledge and author of Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board

Two of the best media minds today have created a simple, elegant model for the new micromedia world.  Beyond concept, Barbara and Rusty show us how to utilize tested strategies for building and strengthening our own media platforms rather than depending on the elusive dictates of the traditional gatekeepers.

Ray Bard
Publisher, Bard Press, publisher of The One Thing

Anyone wanting to get a message out into the world will benefit enormously from reading Barbara and Rusty’s book.  Fast-moving and engaging, it provides tons of insight into what’s happening today in publicity and marketing and how to take best advantage of all the possibilities available in this new media world.

Erika Andersen
Founder of Proteus, business thinker and author of the book Be Bad First

This book is a vitamin-packed feast for anyone who’s serious about building a brand or promoting a cause. You want to be discoverable? This book shows you how. You want to create an army of engaged followers? This is your guide. You want to get maximum impact from earned media, rented media, and owned media? This is your instruction manual. Mastering the New Media Landscape is not just a book title. It’s what people who want to make a difference must be busy about doing.

Rodger Dean Duncan
Bestselling author of CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP

How to create the magnetic pull that builds your business! Put this book on TOP of your business reading list to learn how to show up humanly and authentically as the value-added thought leader.  The way you communicate in the media world today is part of what compels people to want to be in touch and do business with you.

Jeanne Bliss
Author of I Love You More than My Dog and Cofounder of the Customer Experience Professionals Association

The emergence of Micromedia has changed the game for anyone promoting their company, products or brand. With this brilliant new book, Barbara Cave Henricks and Rusty Shelton expertly explain how to navigate the new media rules and grow your audience from the ground up.

Jackie Huba
Author of three books on customer loyalty, including Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics

This book provides an excellent, easy to understand, framework for building your brand using fast-changing new media platforms.

Jill Totenberg
CEO, The Totenberg Group

If you want to grow your platform in today’s media environment, this book is a must-read. Rusty and Barbara are truly two of the world’s best when it comes to marketing and PR. Thankfully, they’ve created a go-to guide that walks you through each step of the process. Highly recommended!

Robert D. Smith
Artist Manager and author of 20,000 Days and Counting

These authors explain PR and media strategies to get attention you own rather than rent. It’s a futureproof, long term view on how to master new media views.

Ryan Holiday
Author of Trust Me, I'm Lying and Growth Hacker Marketing

The best way for businesses and individuals to learn how to successfully promote their products and ideas is to be educated by pragmatists who are engaged in the process every day.  Barbara and Rusty have written a wonderful and extremely useful book on how to deal with the three dimensions of micromedia—earned, rented, and owned. They explain how to leverage each dimension to gain the best return.”

Bill Davidow
Silicon Valley pioneer and author of Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

Read this book. It holds the precious gift of both context and clarity in an ever re-interpreted world of media.

Charlotte Beers
Former Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs

Rusty and Barbara offer compelling, clear advice for approaching what seems to be an increasingly complicated media world. Mastering the New Media Landscape is an indispensable tool for anyone with a story to tell.”

Andy Andrews
New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift

Mastering the New Media Landscape is an incredibly smart and informative work. If you are aiming to broaden your influence, start here – it will change the way you influence others for years to come!

Tom Rath
#1 New York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder

In the old days, the only viable ways to generate attention for you or your business was to buy it (advertising) or beg for it (traditional public relations). Today, this is how most organizations still attempt to get noticed. Barbara and Rusty show you a better way – understanding the world of micromedia where everyone is a publisher.”

David Meerman Scott
Bestselling author of 10 books including: The New Rules of Marketing & PR, now in 25 languages from Arabic to Vietnamese
In the book, Barbara Henricks and I urge you to think less like a marketer and more like a media executive as you expand your media horizons to build a strategy that integrates earned, rented and owned media to grow a much larger audience for your message.  Using real world examples and colorful anecdotes, we explain how to build a direct channel to your audience that you own. We offer tips for making the best use of rented space on forums like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, among others. Further, we illustrate how attention in the online world can help you get the earned media attention of the still powerful outlets in the traditional media space.

This book puts you at the controls of creating momentum and building a personal audience. It allows you to take action, rather than wait for the media gatekeepers to unlock their doors or the general public to create the groundswell of “going viral.”

We look past the attention-getting stunts to reveal the solid strategies and tactics that work to position you for success in the changing media landscape.

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