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 often receive a variation of this question: What does a PR person do? What is PR? How is PR different from Advertising? Generally, I want to tell the person to google it and figure it out themselves, but, I am after all in PR, so I smile and patiently answer the question in detail. … Continue reading Not So Favorite Question! What is PR anyway?
People still ask me and I still love to have this conversation, although the method behind the social media madness has changed over the years, my suggestions, from years as a PR professional and as a consultant that has managed brands for over 100 clients, are generally the same. Have a social media strategy. Don't just … Continue reading Best Social Media Tips for Business
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."
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
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.