Discounting The Value Of Digital Publications – Get With The Times

Something I still hear from many clients is they’re excited about appearing in the traditional print version of a publication, but they’re not quite as thrilled about articles that appear online. Perhaps their reaction is only natural. Most of us grew up with traditional print playing a role in our lives. The local newspaper printed […]

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Are You Ready to Celebritize Yourself?

Take My Quiz to Find Out In my book, Celebritize Yourself, I write about my three-step method for increasing your visibility in order to promote your business, product, professional practice or book. It’s all about becoming an expert “celebrity” – someone journalists and talk show hosts turn to for informative and/or entertaining content. Celebritizing yourself […]

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Attracting New Customers Online

What is it that your customers, clients or readers find special about you? Or, if you’re a new entrepreneur, professional or author, what do you think makes you different and special? The answer to that question should be the foundation for your online marketing and, believe me, if you’re not promoting yourself online, you’re not […]

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Content Marketing Can Get You Leads and It’s Free

When I suggest to people that they give away their best tips, tricks and advice for free as a means of marketing themselves, some look at me aghast. “But then why would anyone want to buy my book/service/product?” they ask. Because when you provide them with something of value, they not only become familiar with […]

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Your Best Marketing Tool is Still the Most Basic One

New concepts are constantly emerging in marketing. We’ve seen the rise of “green marketing” — appealing to people’s environmental concerns by emphasizing recycled packaging and the like. And mobile marketing, finding new ways to get the attention of potential customers clutching hand-held devices. There’s a lot to be said for new strategies, but it sometimes […]

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How ‘Dress in Blue Day’ Can Help Your Marketing Efforts

And Other Ways to Use Offbeat Holidays and Observances  Every month about this time, we pull out our big “Chase’s Calendar of Events” book — or open the CD version — to see what historical anniversaries, special observances and not-so-obvious holidays we’ll be celebrating in the weeks ahead. It’s a lot of fun, especially for […]

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How to Plan Your Marketing Strategy

Whether your goal is to own your own business, become a consultant, a speaker or an author, you’ll need to start with a business plan. Even if you launched your business years ago, it’s important to revisit and refresh your plan. In recent years, the economy, technology and consumer habits have changed rapidly and dramatically, […]

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Don’t be a Stooge When It Comes to Marketing

Article at a glance: If you hire a PR firm, let it do its job. Go ahead and make waves – get noticed! Never believe ‘no one’s interested in you.’ The guys I know are all looking forward to The Three Stooges remake opening in theaters this weekend. They think Moe, Larry and Curly’s harebrained […]

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How Does the Mainstream Media Use Social Media?

In radio, one of the largest chains of terrestrial radio stations mandates that their hosts push social media on a regular basis. In fact, on-air personalities are not only judged by their ratings on the air, but they are equally judged by the number of followers and web hits to their online blogs. […]

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Why You Should Market MORE – Not Less – When Times Are Tough

Whenever times get tough for businesses, CEOs talk about “tightening their belts” as a way to signify cutting back on essentials in order to ride out the rough patch. And cutting back is a correct strategy. It’s definitely not the time to dole out generous bonuses, arrange extravagant company trips or find new company perks to buy into! Instead, it’s the time to review every expense and ensure that only those affecting your bottom line are kept in tact. It’s also the time to evaluate personnel or positions that may no longer be as necessary in slower sales times.

But all too often, the first place that gets cut instead is the company’s marketing budget. And that’s a HUGE mistake because marketing is the very activity that drives in more potential customers. […]

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What is Marketing? A Practical Explanation of Marketing, PR and Advertising

Public relations differs in many ways from advertising. The Encarta dictionary defines PR as: “the practice or profession of establishing, maintaining, or improving a favorable relationship between an institution or person and the public.” Publicity is one of PR’s tactics and involves pitching a news story about your company to the press (both offline or online), and booking your spokesperson as a guest on radio and TV. […]

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Insights into the New Landscape of Marketing and PR from Viral Marketing Specialist David Meerman Scott

A short while ago I interviewed David Meerman Scott, author of the number-one bestseller “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” (Wiley…published in 22 languages) and his hit new book “World Wide Rave” (Wiley). David is an internationally recognized viral marketing strategist and speaker at conferences and corporate events around the world. As David makes clear in both books, the rules for marketing and PR have changed, and everyone, from marketing executives to business owners and entrepreneurs, needs to understand the new landscape if they want to stay relevant in today’s online world. […]

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A Little Quiz to Show You How Big a Deal You Really Are

Joe the Plumber.

Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Bill Nye the Science Guy.

While plumbing, bounty hunting and science might be worthy industries, few would have ever thought they might be the breeding grounds of some of today’s unlikeliest celebrities. But such is the case when we live in a world where the popular media, indeed popular culture, is plugged in and turned on 24/7, 365 days a year.

Being an industry expert is easier than ever these days, but perhaps you feel a little “industry envy” when it comes to your field. Believe me, no field is too big, or too small, to brand yourself as the go-to expert. […]

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Something I Wanted to Share…

It’s funny, but every time I sit down and write these emails to you, the thing that often comes to the forefront of my mind is “how can I get them to truly understand the value of talk radio?” […]

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How To Get Good PR Without the Big Retainers

Companies wanting to make the most of their PR budgets these days are discovering one of the industry’s best kept secrets that is effective, mitigates risk and beats the traditional retainer-based agency in every way. It’s called Pay-For-Performance PR. There are only a handful of agencies that operate on this fee basis amongst the tens of thousands of PR firms throughout the entire U.S. […]

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What’s The Future of Talk Radio? Michael Harrison Interview, Part 2

CEO of EMS Incorporated, Marsha Friedman interviews Talkers Magazine founder Michael Harrison about the future of talk radio. […]

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Can the Power of PR Power Your Company Through the Recession?

With the current economic climate, it is more important than ever before for marketing departments to stretch their budgets. Here is a tip how. […]

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