The Four Seasons of Publicity - Building an All-Year Publicity
If you're like most publicity seekers, you probably think one
For hard-core publicity insiders, though, there's a rhythm to
Essentially, a yearlong approach consists of two strategies:
- Timing your existing stories (new product introductions,
- Crafting new stories to take advantage of events, holidays
Before we run through the four seasons of publicity, a few words
The phrase lead time simply refers to the amount of time needed
The longest leads are the domain of "women's books" like Good
Here's a tip to help you discover the lead time of a particular
Factor the lead time into your planning as you look over the
The Four Seasons of Publicity:
First Quarter:† January - March
What the Media's Covering: Early in the year, the media is
The media also likes this time of year to run "get your personal
Key Dates and Events: Can you come up with a story angle to tie
Second Quarter:† April - June
What the Media's Covering:† An "anything goes" time of year.
Key Dates and Events: Baseball opening day, tax day (April 15),
Third Quarter:† July - September
What the Media's Covering:† The dog days of summer are when smart
Key Dates and Events: July 4th, summer movies, summer travel,
Fourth Quarter: October - December
What the Media's Covering:† The busiest time of the media
Nail down lead times for the publications you're targeting, call
Key Dates and Events: Labor Day, World Series, Thanksgiving,
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Let's say you've called a reporter with some ideas for stories about financial planning, and they seemed interested. Congratulations! First, pat yourself on the back.
Managers: Get Real, Please!
Personnel mentions in the newspaper and product plugs on radio hardly qualify as an adequate return on your public relations dollar, and you probably know it!Especially unfortunate when your PR budget could be doing something really positive about the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your business, non-profit or association.And also when it could be delivering external stakeholder behavior change - the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives.
Dont Get Eaten Alive!
If you don't have a grip on public relations, how your most important outside audiences behave really CAN eat you alive.But that needn't happen, and for a simple reason: people like those who make up your key target audiences, act on their perception of the facts (like everybody else) which leads to predictable behavior, good or bad, about which something can be done.
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PR Essential to Your Success
Whether you are a business, non-profit or association manager, your success will depend, to a large degree, on how well you positively impact the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your operation.You need to create external stakeholder behavior change - the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives.
Cutting Down Your Trade Show Budget
Whenever a recession or volatility threatens the economy, companies immediately look at where they can cut budgets. Without much forethought, the first to hit the block is inevitably training, followed closely behind by marketing.
Why PR is an Engine for Economic Growth
Business, non-profit and association managers committing their public relations resources to (1) doing something about the behaviors of those important outside audiences that most affect their operation, (2) creating the kind of external stakeholder behavior change that leads directly to achieving their managerial objectives, and (3) doing so by persuading those key outside folks to their way of thinking by helping to move them to take actions that allow their department, division or subsidiary to succeed - greatly increase the chances of success for their operation.Thus, feeding the engine of their own economic growth AND that of the nation at large.
Where is the Best PR Value?
Wherever the fundamental premise of public relations is practiced.Look at what it suggests.
Seven Tips To Get Your Press Release Noticed
If you're seeking to promote yourself or your new business on a limited budget, you probably cannot afford the benefit of hiring a public relations agency to work on your behalf - at least not in the beginning.You've probably spent considerable money to get to the point of your grand opening or new product release, which could easily fail if nobody cares that you exist.
PR Failure Defined
I define public relations failure this way:key audience perceptions are not monitoreda realistic, corrective goal is not setan improper, or no real strategy is selecteda persuasive, compelling message is not preparedcommunications tactics are selected mostly by hunchand no follow-through perception monitoring is done to determine progress.Failure insured! Similar, in fact, to the artillery commander who tells his gunners to point their cannons in any direction and fire them when they feel like it!No plan, no results!Why not deal this way with those external target audiences whose behaviors really have an impact on your organization?Who are they? List them in order of their impact on your operation.
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Do I Really Need a Publicist?
Are you hesitating about hiring a publicist or, if you have one, do you stop before writing that final zero on the monthly check, and think "I can do that myself." Suuure, you can!But just to be certain, take this little test.
The Press Pack Is Chasing You - Give Them Room
There's good news for public relations execs, marketing professionals and even one-man-band entrepreneurs: journalists are surfing your sites looking for news.It's true - while some PR people spend months trying to win over cynical reporters in order to wrangle a company profile or CEO interview (and get nowhere), an army of journalists are proactively hunting for facts, figures and interview candidates.
How PR Helps Managers Win
Anything that lets managers achieve their managerial objectives is a winner.It's a bullseye when the right public relations alters individual perception leading to changed behaviors among key outside audiences.
Can Your PR Game Plan be Salvaged?
If, as is often the case, you are preoccupied with comm- unications tactics instead of working a plan to actively pursue those outside audience behaviors that stop you from achieving your objectives, the answer is yes.Fortunately, it's no big deal making the switch to a public relations problem-solving sequence that works.
How About MANAGING Your Own PR?
It's one thing for a senior manager to approve story angles for the publicity folks to use in shopping around for print and broadcast placements. Not an especially large amount of managing needed there.
Knowing the Community
You are in business for yourself, but how well do you know your customers and community? A good way to become better at understanding your community is to develop spread sheet databases of service clubs in your town with contact names, phone numbers, email addresses and brief descriptions. You should know all of the Volunteer Support / Service Clubs in your town.
How to Form a Relationship with a Newspaper
How do you make a good relationship with a newspaper so that you can get new contacts?Newspaper relationships are probably the most difficult relationships to form. Often a newspaper will have different departments that look after advertising, human interest stories, editorials and daily news.
A Winning Game Plan
You want to sell your products or services, and that means good money management, top quality products or services, and hard work on your part. But, for REAL success, the icing on the cake is public relations.
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