Hey PR Folks: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

A Top Editor Explains What To Do Right When Pitching The Media One great thing about the internet is that, if you missed something the first time around, it’s often still out there, just waiting for you to stumble across it. That happened for me just recently with an article about public relations that Jim […]

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3 Key Elements That Can Get You Spotlighted In National Media

Anytime a PR effort results successfully in coverage by a major media outlet, you are entitled to a little celebration. But, of course, it’s even better when those successes multiply – and then multiply some more. That’s what happened recently with one of our clients, a financial professional who was able to build her authority […]

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Getting Media Coverage Is Just The Start; Now Put It To Work For You

I once had a client who enjoyed what could only be described as an extraordinary publicity campaign with our firm. We landed him interviews with such top-tier publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Bloomberg. You would think he would have been ecstatic! But in fact, he was underwhelmed. “I don’t […]

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Big Interview? Engage The Host And The Audience Will Take Care Of Itself

It’s finally happened! You’ve been working on your publicity efforts, trying to land a radio or TV interview, and now the show is scheduled. Since this is what you wanted, why are you starting to nervously ask yourself: What have I done? Jitters! Stage fright! Call it what you will, it’s perfectly normal to get […]

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4 Factors That Will Determine Your PR Failure Or Success

When we scored an interview with Fox News for one of our clients last week that went global, I was both thrilled for the client, and also reminded once again of what it takes to achieve success in the publicity world. Many elements go into every campaign, but I think the following two factors are […]

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4 Tips For Creating Successful Media Pitches

Anyone who’s tried their hand at promoting a brand through PR can tell you that grabbing the media’s attention isn’t always easy. Each day, newspaper journalists, as well as hosts and producers of TV and radio talk shows, scroll through a never-ending barrage of email messages, many of which they no doubt delete without reading. […]

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Why Publicity is the Next Step for Online Influencers

Practically all of us are on social media these days, but some of us have found ways to make a bigger splash than others. These are the people who have become known as social media influencers. They have established credibility in a specific industry, drawn a ton of followers, and each day manage to use […]

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2019 Offers A Fresh Start To Re-Ignite Your Personal Brand

It’s that exciting time of year when we look with eager anticipation to the future, plotting out how we can make the coming 365 days even better than the previous ones. Maybe you want to expand your business. Perhaps you hope to add a few percentage points to your sales goals. As you set all […]

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How Social Media Adds Extra Sizzle To Your Other PR Efforts

In last week’s PR Insider I discussed some of the differences between social media marketing and social media PR, and I have to report that I was happily surprised at the overwhelming response I received as a result. Clearly, this was a topic that resonated with many of our PR Insider subscribers. So, I thought it […]

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 Social Media Marketing Vs. Social Media PR

Regular readers know I’ve been a huge proponent of social media for marketing your brand. The reason I’ve felt so strongly about it was because I was one of the early users of social media for marketing my own company.  I quickly saw the incredible opportunities it offered to build my company brand as well […]

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 The Anatomy Of A Media Pitch – From Idea To Publication

If you’ve ever wondered how a successful publicity effort goes from idea to media pitch to publication, let me give you a little glimpse of the process behind the scenes. Just recently one of our print campaign managers, Ashley Pontius, announced that she had something big to reveal about one of our long-term clients.  It […]

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What Can Go Wrong With A Tweet?

It’s so easy these days to sit down with your laptop or your phone, whip out a tweet about whatever pops into your head, and post it for all the world to read. And if you scroll through social media platforms you will see plenty of people doing just that, apparently with little or no […]

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I Wish I Had Done This Sooner

As our team sat down for a brainstorming session this week, talk gravitated toward exciting news for one of our clients. We had arranged an interview for him in a national newspaper and he was elated. It was just the latest in a string of successes for him. “I wish I had done this sooner!” […]

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How To Respond When The Social Media World Gets Unpleasant

Most of you are fully aware by now that social media plays a significant role in building your authority as a thought leader and expert in your field. One of social media’s great advantages over traditional media is that you get to control your message to an extent you can’t when you’re being interviewed by […]

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How Small Publications Can Play A Big Role In Your Publicity Efforts

I don’t believe I’m going out on a limb (well, at least not too far out) when I say that nearly everyone recognizes the giants of journalism. Such venerated (and at times vilified) publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and USA Today are hard to ignore, even if […]

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In Search Of PR Success? Think About The Media’s Needs, Not Yours

When you have a great company or book that you want to promote, it’s easy to get so caught up in how things look from from your perspective that you start to think: “The media will want to talk to me the moment they hear about this!” I’m sorry to report, that won’t necessarily be […]

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The Advantage Women In Business Have With Being Interviewed In The Media

Men and women both regularly experience successful publicity campaigns, promoting their position as authorities in their fields by being quoted in the press, interviewed on the air and building a following on social media. But (sorry, men) I think that women often enjoy an advantage on the PR front. […]

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What To Do When Media Successes Are Quickly Followed By Media Failures

In the publicity world, nothing quite matches the excitement of landing not just one great media hit, not just two, but a whole series that follows quickly one right after the other. Such extraordinary success can trick you into thinking: Hey, this publicity and brand-building game ain’t so hard after all! Of course, success this […]

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