Building a strong brand is crucial to any business. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to begin building your brand is to add public relations to your marketing strategy.
For startup entrepreneurs operating on a shoestring budget, hiring someone to do public relations may not be practical or affordable. As a result, they simply do their own PR. Learn about a new service helping do-it-yourselfers manage an effective PR campaign.
One of the best shoestring marketing strategies is to get press mentions, yet not many small businesses go for it. Most think that the only way to do it is to hire a publicist, which they do not have the resources. Others simply find the idea of pitching their businesses to the media too daunting. Learn how to get press coverage for your small or home-based business.
Getting in TV is one of the best ways of generating publicity that increases your brand awareness, your credibility as an expert, get more clients, and increases sales. Yet, it is not easy if you don’t know how to craft a pitch that is tailored perfectly to meet the needs of the show. Many business […]
Have you always wondered how your competitors are getting write-ups and articles in newspapers, magazines and trade journals? You constantly submit articles and press releases but none of them have gotten published. You ask yourself why, only to find out the reasons can be resolved quickly. 1. Understand that newspapers, magazines and trade journalists are […]
We understand the power of the media. Being mentioned on TV, newspaper or radio can significantly boost our reach and brand, even our sales. The key question, however, is: How do we do it? Here are tips on how to pitch your press release or news item from public relations professional Kristin Marquet, President of Marquet Communications.
If you’ve been wanting to get as much press as you can for your business without busting your bank by hiring a public relations firm, read Jason Calacanis of Silicon Alley Insider’s 10 tips on how to get PR for your startup. His tips, though, are not for the faint of heart or the introverts […]
Whether you run a lawncare or tutoring or cleaning business, here are some ideas on how to get customers for your service business: 1. Many service businesses advertise in local ad magazines and coupon services such as ValPak. Study your competitors’ ads particularly their offers and come-ons for first-time customers. Offer free services that would […]
The folks at SalesConx.com sent me the results of the survey they conducted last year. They surveyed 700 small business owners to see how entrepreneurs look at client relationships, to determine the lead generation strategies and how to grow the business using the Internet’s networking features. Some of the findings of their survey are: Referral […]
ChiefMarketer.com has a very interesting article that summarizes the essential elements of an effective press release. I’ve read a lot of articles on how to make your press release stand out and get noticed, but this article does a good job in outlining the strategies to ensure better pickup of your press releases: Set an […]