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Meet the newest BIGfish Account Coordinator, Meghan Gabel!

Meet Our New Team Member, Meghan!

by Adriana Howell

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After three semesters as a #BIGintern, we’re thrilled to welcome Meghan Gabel to the team as our newest Account Coordinator! Learn more about why this rising PR star decided to start her career with BIGfish!  

BIGnews in the Tech World

by Anna McGeady

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Can you believe it’s May? Neither can we. In fact, we’re not really sure where April went, but until we figure out that timewarp, here are some top tech stories you might have missed. (Really behind on your tech news? No problem, you can catch up on some other April stories here!)  

How to Spot Fake News Like a Pro

by Abbey Treamer

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For many decades, fake news has been an issue that readers had to combat, but it wasn’t until recently that fake news became so prominent and influential in our daily lives. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 32% of people said they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media, down 8% from the previous year - and the lowest it’s been in polling history. This is clearly a huge issue for companies and news organizations, and fake news sites are capitalizing on it.  

Cision vs. Muck Rack vs. MyMediaInfo: Which is the media database to rule them all?

by Chelsea Higgins

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There are over 33,000 full-time newsroom employees in the United States, plus thousands of freelance writers and contributors. As PR pros, we know the key to getting good press is pitching the right story to the right media contacts. But how do we find the right reporters among the tens of thousands? At BIGfish, we use several media databases, including Cision, Muck Rack and MyMediaInfo, to help us find and track reporters. But not all databases are created equal. Here are strengths and weakness of each one.  

BIGfish client Petnet raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

BIGfish Client Petnet Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding Led By Petco

by Adriana Howell

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Today, BIGfish client Petnet announced its latest round of funding: $10 million Series A, led by Petco. With the new funds, Petnet will continue to expand its product line, develop its pet food delivery service and enhance its infrastructure. Beginning this week, Petnet’s SmartFeeder ($149) and SmartBowl ($49) are available at select Petco stores nationwide and online at Petco.com. With this new round, Petnet has raised $21.5 million to date.  

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