Getting Your Business In the News With Newsjacking, David Meerman Scott, TBJApodcast 220
Listen to the Episode Below (00:35:11)
Brand Journalism, Marketing & More
Subscribe to build a Competitive Advantage in your marketplace

Every business wants to get into the news but few know the key to doing it. David Meerman Scott shares how “newsjacking” catapults your brand into real time news stories.

No one knows more about using the new Real-Time tools and strategies to spread ideas, influence minds and build business than David Meerman Scott. He’s a sales and marketing strategist who has spoken on all seven continents and in over 40 countries to audiences of the most respected firms, organizations and associations. 

David  is the author of 10 books–three are international bestsellers–and is best known for “The New Rules of Marketing & PR”, now in its 5th edition, which has been translated into 26 languages and is a modern business classic with over 350,000 copies sold so far.  He’s also the founder of the Newsjacking movement. Newsjacking is the art and science of injecting your ideas into a breaking news story to generate tons of media coverage, get sales leads, and grow business.  

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” –A.J. Libeling, author

Success Quote

Put your content out when the media needs it.

Career Highlight

David shares an interesting story about getting his Twitter question answered by President Obama on live TV but he’s most proud of the success he’s had from his popular book The New Rules Of Marketing & PR.

When It Didn’t Work!

David was fired from a company hear how this slump turned into a big win for him.

Getting Your Business In The News With Newsjacking

  1. Real time:  you have to be quick, jump on the story.
  2. Pre-approval from bosses that if story breaks, you can publish on it.
  3. Be careful of stories with negative connotation.
  4. Don’t capitalize on tragedy in the news.
  5. Always seek to help.

Multimedia Resource



Bob Lefsetz


Twitter @DMScott

David Meerman Scott Website

David’s Online course

Thanks For Listening

I know that you have many choices when it comes to listening to podcasts. So, I want to say THANK YOU for choosing The Brand Journalism Advantage.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the top and bottom of this page.

Also, I would love a review…it just takes a minute to share your opinion and rating for the The Brand Journalism Advantage podcast on iTunes. Your review means a lot to me and helps others find my show. The reviews also help with ranking of this show and they reviews are always read by me. 

Please remember to subscribe to The Brand Journalism Advantage on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live!

Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply