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media interview
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Hit a Home Run Media Interview with These 11 Tips

Media coverage is a smart way to build exposure for your startup. A positive media interview about your business can help not only increase your visibility and build a solid reputation, but it also has the power to help you achieve your goals, like boosting your brand and increasing sales. Securing media coverage for your...
PR plan
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6 Free and Low-Cost Resources to Help You Create and Execute a PR Plan

Developing and executing a public relations (PR) plan is one of the best things you can do for your startup. Public relations is too often left out of business plans, as its purpose is often misunderstood, and business owners don’t truly understand its value. One of the most common reasons that business owners fail to...
press kit
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How to Build a Press Kit for Your Startup

If you’re interested in garnering visibility for your business now, or in the future, you’ll want a press kit. Alternatively referred to as a media kit, press kits can be one of the most valuable resources that you invest time and money into, as they consist of elements that you will use over and over...
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How to DIY Your Public Relations Strategy During COVID-19

You could be building the greatest company in the world, but if no one knows you exist, your efforts won’t be worth much. For this reason, good old-fashioned public relations is a key component in many startup success stories. However, COVID-19 has impacted nearly every industry, including public relations. The constant COVID-19 news cycle has...
earned media
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Why Now is the Right Time to Pursue Earned Media

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed activity for small businesses nationwide, as social distancing and quarantine continues, and consumers’ wallets have taken a serious hit. But that does not mean that entrepreneurs should stop developing relationships with their customers, as ultimately, establishing a connection with those who purchase your goods and services will lead to their...
Personal brand
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4 Elements of a Great Personal Brand

I’ve been in the online marketing space in some way since 2010. I had a blog before it was cool to have one, so I’ve seen the transition online from people having personal blogs to creating a personal brand. I’ve also gone through this transition myself. I’ve spent much of the last couple of years...
Branding
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Branding: In Media, What’s Old is New Again

Over the past few years, the television industry has grappled with diminishing ad revenue in an increasingly diversified media landscape. Choices amongst platforms means that funding has been spread over more than network and cable, to now include OTT/SVOD platforms and a myriad of digital and social media platforms. Upfronts now have to compete with digital...
Lessons from the Field
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Lessons from the Field (of Dreams)

Do you have a go-to film? That one you've seen so often you can recite every line (with the proper cadence and emphasis)? One that makes you laugh and cry as hard today as when you first saw it? I have 10 of these go-to films, one of them (and tied to the title of this article,...
Engagement
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Rethinking Engagement in a Digital World

I was recently interviewed by Joel Pilger of RevThink on what I would tell agencies looking to get into TV. In listening back, I might sound overly pessimistic about traditional linear media. Let me be clear, I am a TV guy. I have spent almost two decades developing, selling and producing television. So no, I do not think that TV...
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Small Business Public Relations Tips to Boost Sales Now

Is your PR program helping your small business succeed? If you just launched a new business and want to build buzz fast, or you are a struggling small business owner who needs to increase sales right away, try these… 3 Public Relations Tips for Your Small Business to Boost Sales and Awareness Now! 1. Post...
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Get a Big Media Story in 3 Steps

As a small business owner, you may think it’s impossible to get a big, feature story about your company in one of your favorite publications, especially if you don’t have the money to hire a publicist. And while a publicist has the skills to build buzz and cultivate relationships with the media, it is possible...
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What To Do After An Interview

You just spoke to a top reporter with a major publication, and the feature story is due out in one month… so what do you do now? Well, I’m sure you would like to yell it from the rooftops and tell everyone you know. But before you do, here are three things to keep in...
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Boost Buzz Fast with Local Press

If you are a new entrepreneur, one of the best ways to start building buzz is by contacting local media-members. This way, you can practice your pitching skills with a smaller venue and begin creating media relationships to help your business grow. But how do you start your publicity efforts? 1.      Research. First, you want...
press release
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Small Business Public Relations Tips – What Not to Do

Finally! Your new small business is up and running, and you put up the “Open” sign. The only problem is, no customers are waiting to buy your products and services. What do you do? Small Business Public Relations to the Rescue! It’s time to build buzz by contacting the media, posting SEO press releases, using...
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Got Thick PR Skin?

Once you start pitching the media, you may find yourself sucked into the fast world of deadlines and being connected to your “Blackberry leash” almost 24/7.   And even though you are working like a dog, you still may have to deal with…   “Why are we not seeing more sales?”   “Why did that...
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2 More PR Myths – Busted!

You can still get PR even if you don’t have a lot of money. Remember my post from last week? Well, here are two more myths… shattered!   Here’s the scoop directly from my new book, “Simple Publicity – How to do your own public relations to boost sales, awareness and credibility fast… without spending...
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Exposed – The PR Myths!

How was your Halloween? Was it as scary as your current, publicity activities? Well, if you've had bad publicity experiences in the past and are afraid to move forward, don't be! After hearing from many entrepreneurs who were “taken” by a big agency or just didn’t have the money to pursue PR activities, I decided...
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Back to Business – Good News or Bad?

With Labor Day comes back-to-school and back-to-business. With this in mind, are you dreading your old routine and the cooler months ahead?   Well, here are a few things you can do now to make a smoother transition and have more business success.   1.      Check Your PR Action Plan. Review your plan of action...
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Get PR Results – Not Rip-Offs

“I just paid a small fortune to a big, PR agency and have nothing to show for it!”   “We hired a freelance copywriter, and he took our money and ran.”   “I paid a lot of money for media placements. Isn’t that how it works?”   Yes, folks. These are just some of the...