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 Develop a News Hook for Your News Release

In the 20+ years I’ve been in public relations, one of the most difficult elements of the game to teach clients is that the press is not a service organization whose sole purpose is to cover what PR people pitch them. Their business model is simple; they exist to inform and entertain their readers, so they can grow their subscriber base and sell advertising against those numbers.So, if you want to participate in the “press game” it is vital to recognize what wins the press loyal readers and increases their circulation…and then help them to do it! Step one is to get together a power-packed pitch. According to the Associated Press Stylebook the preferred term for a press release is not press release; it’s NEWS release. […]

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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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Building “BUZZ” For Your Book Can Be Fast, Easy and Cost Effective

In today’s world of publishing, I don’t have to tell you what a challenge it is to get your book noticed. With nearly 300,000 new books hitting the market every year, this is a problem all authors encounter – from first timers to big name celebrities. But once you have the word-of-mouth buzz going, it can spread like wildfire.One of the best methods to get people talking about you and your book is by being interviewed as a guest on talk radio. Why? This medium allows you to talk to a captive audience of affluent, educated and, most importantly, active consumers who are book-buyers. We’ve been one of the country’s top providers of radio show guests since 1990 and, from our years of experience, we’ve seen how instrumental talk radio has been in our daily lives. Talk radio hosts and their guests consistently create thought provoking conversations throughout the country. They’re largely responsible for spreading new ideas resulting in hot trends and lifestyle choices. You and the message of your book CAN be part of this forum that affects peoples lives daily. This is how buzz is built.

The best part? […]

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Exclusive Interview with Michael Harrison, Founder of Talkers Magazine, Part 1

Ok… as you probably know, I’m a big vocal supporter of talk radio, not only for its entertainment and educational value, but, also because of its value for promoting books, products and services. One person in particular who shares my viewpoint is the founder of Talkers Magazine, Michael Harrison. And let me tell you, when it comes to someone who has their finger firmly on the pulse of talk radio…this is the man!

A maverick in the world of radio broadcasting […]

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Do Enough Consumers Know your Products Exist?

Think about it. Television producers are looking for guests who will entertain and educate their audience. So if your products solve a common problem that faces the masses then TV could be a great promotional medium for you. The challenge is getting on the air and that involves knowing how to pitch your segment idea to television producers so they can see the direct benefit to their viewers. That’s where a professional PR firm comes in. And let me tell you, after we book our clients on a couple of shows…they can’t seem to get enough! […]

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Appearances on Local Television Can Build “Buzz” for Your Products

Television producers are looking for guests who will entertain and educate their audience. So if your products solve a common problem that faces the masses then TV could be a great promotional medium for you. The challenge is knowing how to pitch your segment idea to television producers in a way that they can see the direct benefit to their viewers. […]

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TV & Radio Guest Spots Can Help You Build Your Business

Who doesn’t want to get the word out about their company, service, or product? As a publicity expert with more than twenty years experience in the field, I have encountered hundreds of companies who have wanted the same thing. My answer is to appear as a guest on local radio and TV news shows which will enable you to get the word out to thousands – and possibly millions – of consumers. […]

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