I am often contacted by people who either want to hire me or they have questions about the process of hiring a public relations person. There are usually many questions, but the one that gets me rattled and moves the conversation from a Q & A to a lecture is the inevitable question about wanting to find the person with the "golden Rolodex."
If you have been here before, you know that a well planned public relations campaign is far more effective than advertising. Not a surprising statement, considering the fact that I get paid for creating public relations plans. PR is so important to the success of an organization, I want everyone to understand how easy it can be to plan properly.
My friend shared an article with me today called “Why PR Remains the Most Important Marketing Tool” which was appropriate, since theauthor and I both work in PR. In reality, I believe that PR is the most important marketing tool available. I find it hard constantly communicating to people (CEOs even) that say, “but what exactly … Continue reading Why PR Remains the Most Important Marketing Tool
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.
So business owners, why do you think?
PR is NOT social media
When many organizations are flexing their PR muscles with media lists seemingly on steroids, I take a more organic approach, which has yielded great results. Although the golden rule applies (you remember: do unto others…) but there’s more to it.