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 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.
I am reminded almost daily that we live in a world gone amok. Crisis Communication is rarely planed for, but often needed. To move the conversation / focus forward during a crisis, the group must specifically show regret, resolve to fix the situation, implement reforms and offer some form of restitution. No defensiveness, no claims of ignorance.
The take-away for me was that each panelists noted more than once that social media - Twitter and Facebook specifically - was their predominate method for sourcing stories. Email, fax and phone are dead for these national media professionals.
PR professionals have become so adept at dealing with less than optimal conditions that the C-suite has – for lack of a better phrase – taken PR for granted.
Like it, love it, hate it, or love-to-hate it, Fifty Shades of Grey is coming to a theater near you. I personally can think of few things more irritating than a baby-faced 26-year-old bossing me around in the bedroom, but billionaires are hot, and 21-year-old college girls can be clueless, so I get it. I … Continue reading 50 Shades of Marketing
Are you familiar with the scene from Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise's character is battling with his client and he moans and begs, 'Help me help you!' The desperation and genuine desire is expertly acted by Mr. Cruise. That scene pretty much sums up my life as a public relations professional. I spend most of my … Continue reading 7 Things Your PR person will not say to you, but should.