8 PR Insider Tips to Build Your Business through Radio and TV Interviews

It is no surprise to hear that media interviews are among the most effective yet least known marketing methods you could ever use to promote your company, products and services.

But as good as these interviews are, they can be made even more effective.
As with most things, there are insider techniques that can help radio and TV interview “first-timers” do a powerful job. […]

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Exploring the New Breed of Celebrity

It used to be that the only way to be a celebrity was to be on TV, in the movies, or to do something completely lame.

However, over the last decade, a new kind of celebrity has emerged – the expert celebrity. These are people who are absolutely at the top of their professions, and find a way to use the media to offer their expertise to the masses.

From Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Martha Stewart, and Bob Vila to Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Rachel Ray, expert celebrities are taking over television, radio, print publications and the Internet. Moreover, according to media expert Marsha Friedman — author of Celebtritize Yourself from Warren Publishing (www.celebritizeyourself.com) – the next celebrity expert could well be you. […]

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The Five Pieces of the Press Release Puzzle

The best place to start your publicity initiative is by writing one of the best marketing tools available: the press release.

When it comes to press releases most people believe they just can write one, email it to a radio or television station and sit back and wait for the avalanche of phone calls. But as time passes and no producers are beating down their door, they make a few phone calls to the producers and hosts only to discover that no one even read the release in the first place.

The following are the important components of radio and TV press releases which will make your show idea come to life for producers and hosts, as well as position you ahead of the pack. […]

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If You’re Not Focusing on Women Buyers…Then You’re Probably Overlooking Your Largest Market!

Buying the ‘small stuff’ has always been in the woman’s domain. Part of her domestic duties as wife and mother has been to keep the family healthy, warm, and well nourished. From the family meal to the family doctor, from shirts for her husband to shoes for her kids, chances are those choices have always been hers. […]

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5 More Tips for Successful TV Interviews

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, when you appear on television and are at the top of your game as a guest, it can completely change the dynamics of your business as well as your life! I’ve seen it happen many times with clients who know and love this medium! […]

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Lee Habeeb Interview: Part 2

Last week I sent you Part 1 of my interview with Lee Habeeb, a friend and business associate who is a “Talk Radio Coach to the Stars.” To refresh your memory, Lee currently coaches 7 of the top 10 talk show hosts in America; people like, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt and Bill Bennett. He also developed “The Laura Ingraham Show” and was Laura’s Executive Producer for many years. […]

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Lee Habeeb Interview: Part 1

A few weeks ago I interviewed Lee Habeeb, a friend and business associate who is a “Talk Radio Coach to the Stars.” Lee currently coaches 7 of the top 10 talk show hosts in America; people like, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt and Bill Bennett. He also developed “The Laura Ingraham Show” and was Laura’s Executive Producer for many years. […]

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As Ad Budgets Die…

People have always liked getting more for less. And, during a recession, retailers are known for pulling out all the stops. For example, one local car dealer is offering a 2-for-1 car special – buy one used car, and get one of equal or lesser value for free! […]

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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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It Is NOT Too Late to Promote Your Products for the Holidays!

As talk radio “insiders” we know what the hosts and producers are currently thinking about. Right now, they are gearing up for the pre and post holiday season. Why? Because most producers and hosts go on vacation during the holidays and as a result their show goes on “hiatus.” During this hiatus they run “best of” shows instead of new programming. So in the run up to their vacation, hosts and producers are deciding: who they will be interviewing as guests in December, which shows they will re-run during hiatus and finally who they will be interviewing during the first week of the New Year. The final point is very important to them, as the last thing they want to do when they come back from vacation is to have to scramble for guests.

The advantage for our clients is that we not only understand the timing and scheduling of […]

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