What Is Best Practice Public Relations?
Why, public relations that stays true to its fundamental premise, of course.In a nutshell, "People act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done.
Generating Publicity: Will The Media Be Interested In My Product/Business?
When it comes to launching a new business or product, some marketing consultants might say that EVERY product is appropriate for a publicity or media exposure campaign. That is true to a degree, but as a PR/publicity professional and former media person, I would qualify that statement by saying that although new products would benefit from a solid publicity campaign, not all businesses or products and their pitches will grab the attention of the media.
Anxious About Your Public Relations?
Shooting from the hip always creates anxiety.Especially when managers order a communications tactic here, another there, but fail to base them on a realistic public relations goal and strategy.
Prep for a Successful Trade Show
Well, autumn is upon us and with the onset of this season comes cleaner air and colourful outdoor scenery and, it is also prime season for trade shows. Sure, trade shows happen all throughout the year but, with many areas recognizing small business month/week, there is a greater opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their products or services to their target markets.
The Increasing Power Of Publicity - And How It Can Benefit Your Business
The call came into my office and the voice on the other end was very energetic, almost giddy: "I have finalized my marketing budget and need your help launching an advertising campaign for my new product," he breathed. "Congratulations," I replied, "but before we implement an ad campaign, I want to make sure you have explored potential PUBLICITY opportunities that could generate some cost-efficient media exposure first.
Underestimating the Power of In-House PR
Do small-business owners always have to rely on large PR agencies to get attention from the press? An entrepreneur recently asked me this question during a networking event for women business owners. Of course my answer was, "No," but not for the reasons one might expect.
Do-It-Yourself Public Relations
"Advertising is what you pay for. Publicity is what you pray for.
Credibility Lost or Gained, Are you Prepared?
If a reporter approached you about an interview, would you know what to say do or even how to dress for one? Would you know how to answer questions?
Have you ever wondered what the secret of working effectively with the media is? Do you wonder how to increase or even have quality coverage?Quite often, what you don't know can hurt you.Most people have no idea on how to prepare for questions.
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.
Sound Like Your Situation?
What a shame! Potentially productive public relations people resting on their oars in a large organization. Just kind of tinkering with tactics and leaving target audience perceptions (and behaviors) to pretty much do their own thing.
The Truth About Public Relations
The truth is, you CAN attract the support of those external audiences whose behaviors have the most effect on your enterprise. But you must do it by first achieving the positive changes you need in their perceptions and, thus, behaviors.
Make Front Page News By NOT Inviting The Media
Not a single reporter showed up at our news event. And we were THRILLED!Not a single photographer showed up to capture the moment.
How to Tap in to the Holiday Publicity Bonanza
If your product or service can be given as a gift, a publicity windfall awaits at the end of the year - but you need to start working in June. Each December, media outlets cover the newest, the hottest and the most unusual Holiday gifts.
Imagine PR Like This Helping You
As the kids say, how cool is this?You're a business, non-profit or association manager
and, finally, you decide to do something positive about
the behaviors of those important outside audiences of
yours - behaviors that MOST affect your operation.What you're doing, of course, is creating the very
external stakeholder behaviors that will help achieve
your managerial objectives.
PR: Your 500 Pound Gorilla
What else, for goodness sake, could you as a business,
non-profit or association manager, call a heavy-duty
helper who does something REALLY positive about the
behaviors of those outside audiences of yours that most
affect your organization?And that uses the fundamental premise of public relations
to deliver the kind of external stakeholder behavior
change that leads directly to achieving your managerial
objectives?And does it all by persuading those important outside folks
to your way of thinking, moving them to take actions that
help your department, division or subsidiary succeed?Man, that's one heavy workload for a very large monkey!And here's the core message he brings to you. Your
public relations effort must involve more than news
releases, special events and brochures if you really want
to get your money's worth.
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