People still ask me for tips and advice related to social media. I still love to have this conversation, although the method behind social media madness has changed over time, my advice, from years as a public relations professional and as a social media consultant managing brands for over 100 clients is generally the same. I founded … Continue reading 360° Engagement Approach
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.
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
As you know, if you have been ‘round these parts before, I have spent a fair amount of time in my career as an advisor to SMBs. I have consulted for over 100 companies and have a broad range of experiences to draw from. Between my professional experience, academic success and years on the planet, … Continue reading Can you create a personal brand?
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.
The reality is that at some point, 99.9% of businesses have to put some money where their mouth is and pay for decent marketing. “If you build it they will come” is a movie line, not a marketing strategy.