Like you, I am seeing lots of worrisome (shocking, tragic!) economic news after a rough month and my first thought is to yell from the rooftops or more accurately, from my social media, which I have done repeatedly: Do not shut down your company's marketing communications and public relations as a tactic to attempt to … Continue reading Securing Your Brand During the COVID-19 Crisis
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Or, the real title I wanted: Can you use the tactic of "newsjacking" and not look like a jackass? Newsjacking refers to "the practice of capitalizing on the popularity of a news story to amplify your sales and marketing success (Hubspot) and is an often-used technique for media relations professionals to earn media coverage for … Continue reading Newsjacking: Should Your Brand Attempt to Insert Itself into Breaking News?
If you are considering pitching journalists, the service that I recommend when starting out in media relations is HARO or Help a Reporter Out. H/A/R/O for those who do not work in public relations is “the most popular sourcing service” connecting journalists and bloggers with relevant expert sources to meet journalists’ demanding deadlines and enable brands to … Continue reading How to use HARO to get Media Coverage
In Public Relations, there are no one-size-fits-all approaches and we have to ensure that our companies and clients are using the most sophisticated strategies that support the organization. For startups, especially tech startups, PR may look different, challenging, or sometimes the same as corporate communications. Understanding that a startup is not a small business, although … Continue reading Public Relations for Startups – A Prime Time PR Chat about Early Phase Companies
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.
Should you pay for media placements? I am often asked by contacts and colleagues to create and implement effective public relations campaigns. One time I was asked by a friend to provide PR for his highly innovative product. I was thrilled with the idea of working with him again because he is super smart and the … Continue reading PR: Pay-Per-Placement, Fees or FREE?