Another day, another PR crisis

The characters are different and the names have been changed, but the PR crisis seems to be the mainstay of mainstream media these days. 2017 had a banner year, including one of my favorites, Dear Cosmopolitan magazine: ‘Cancer is not a diet plan’ - where I chimed in online with my perspective:  Nice. The cancer diet … Continue reading Another day, another PR crisis

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PR for Professional Services

I have worked in and around the A/E/C and tech industries for two decades and I personally love working with engineers. By default, they require me, as a marketer, to be both efficient and subtle in my approach, which normally suits me just fine. I have found that as a group, they will be the first to laugh with me as we joke about how much they shun the spotlight, especially for anything as fluffy as publicity. I imagine it is the same for many lawyers, financial advisors, and accountants.

A Shower of PR Disasters

The reality is that even savvy business professionals and experienced marketers rarely have the ability to manage their company, develop their brand, and plan for the future – all without their rose colored glasses. You need expert assistance and someone you can rely on for sound advice, feedback, and direction. I know this all seems like a lot of work for something that might not happen, but if you find yourself in a crisis, you will be so glad that you have prepared.

What is PR?

To me, everything you say and everything you do is PR. Below is an overview of the types of programs and initiative public relations professionals manage: :: Accelerating messages to employees, customers, investors, or the general public. :: Attracting target audiences, such as customers, investors, media or elected officials. :: Consulting on government affairs for … Continue reading What is PR?

The PR Method

The PR Method is a simple system that I developed for entrepreneurs and small business owners to ensure they are getting the most from their PR and media efforts. In consulting for over 100 small businesses, I have learned that hiring a PR firm or in-house marketing expert is often not feasible, nor is it the best option for many solo-preneurs. For most small business owners and entrepreneurs, you are the brand, so it makes sense to develop your communications style and employ easy, proven PR tactics that you can incorporate into your everyday activities to help grow awareness.