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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.
How Video Production can be used in PR
At the core of any successful public relations campaign is effective communication.Yet in this technological era, there are now more methods than ever to convey important messages to different audiences.
How to Write a Press Release
Why You Should Write Press Releases: A press release is another way of saying news release or an announcement. It's an easy and affordable way to get your message out to the public.
How to Get PR
There is a process for successfully getting publicity about your business or organization. Publicity is no great mystery, just a thorough and strategic sales job.
Franchise Work Vehicles Should Have a Flag on Them
If you own a franchise and have company vehicles, be sure you have a flag on it. First let's discuss the American flag.
Know What Matters Most About PR?
When, as a business, non-profit or association manager, you are able to persuade your key external stakeholders to your way of thinking, then move them to take actions that lead to your department, division or subsidiary's success.And again when those outside stakeholder behaviors deliver results like more people returning to buy again, new prospects sniffing around, individual capital gift levels rising, or more inquiries arriving about strategic alliances and joint ventures.
How Managers Hit PR Paydirt
As a business, non-profit or association manager, you'll know it's PR paydirt when you're able to persuade your key external stakeholders to your way of thinking, then move them to take actions that lead to your department, division or subsidiary's success.Proof of the pudding will be outside stakeholder behaviors like increasing repeat purchases, more inquiries about strategic alliances, new specifiers of your components, more membership inquiries, or a jump in capital contributions.
The Working Case Study
Next to white papers, case studies are the most popular tool in the technical marketer's toolkitThe ubiquitous case study can range from a 3- paragraph online snippet to a full-blown magazine article. The most popular case study in the marketing/PR arsenal is the 500-700 word success story.
Financial Planners Garner Free Publicity by Making it Easy for the Media
Would you advise clients to buy a stock based on the say so of an investor relations person, or something you overheard at a restaurant? Of course not. You want to see at least some independent research before suggesting it be added to your clients' portfolios.
Why You Should Write a Book (Even if You Really Dont Want To)
Recently, I told a friend (who's a business owner) that she needed to write a book. Although she's a good writer with terrific ideas, she said, "Do I really have to do it?"For her -- and for those of you who have a business -- the answer is yes.
Are You a PR Chowderhead?
You are if you stand by while your public relations people futz around with communications tactics instead of nailing down those outside audience behaviors that help you reach your objectives.No slap at communications tactics.
Rise of the Creative Class
The fast changing dynamics of the world economy is forcing organizations to fundamentally rethink the manner in which they have been communicating with their constituent communities and decision-makers. It is constantly being proven that conventional communication approaches that are designed to raise public awareness may often have the opposite effects of those intended.
Your Organization: What Role PR?
As a manager, does your current business, non-profit or association public relations effort concern itself primarily with radio and newspaper publicity? Or does it concentrate on a specialty area like financial communications or trade relations? Or, possibly, it deals each day with sales support or government affairs?Actually, maybe your PR effort should concentrate on delivering what you really need?For example, PR that really does something positive about the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your organization?PR that uses its fundamental premise to deliver external stakeholder behavior change - the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives?And PR that persuades those important outside folks to your way of thinking, then moves them to take actions that help your department, division or subsidiary succeed?What fundamental PR premise are we suggesting as your new action blueprint? People act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done. When we create, change or reinforce that opinion by reaching, persuading and moving-to-desired-action the very people whose behaviors affect the organization the most, the public relations mission is accomplished.
The Four Seasons of Publicity - Building an All-Year Publicity
If you're like most publicity seekers, you probably think oneproject at a time. You've got a new product coming out in April,so you send out a release in March.
Talk Radio Success
You do not have to hire a publicist or advertise through a booking service to promote your books on talk radio. My friend Stephen Schochet and I have been scheduling our own radio appearances for several years.
Does the PR Blueprint Work?
Managers, please take a minute and read two sentences: People act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done. When we create, change or reinforce that opinion by reaching, persuading and moving-to-desired-action the very people whose behaviors affect the organization the most, the public relations mission is accomplished.
How Marketing-Minded Financial Planners Get Publicity
You've probably noticed, if you live on this planet, that we live in a media-driven world.You may have mixed feelings, personally or philosophically, about this.
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.
How Real PR Works
For some, public relations works well when their news release or special event winds up in the newspaper or on the radio.For others, public relations works best when it does something positive about the behaviors of outside audiences that affect their operations the most.
Three Communication Secrets of The Great Communicator
I've worked in media and public relations for 20 years, and experience has taught me that communication is an essential skill to master in order to be successful in all aspects of one's life. No one person can do many things without the involvement of other human beings; having superior communication skills, then, is a highly enviable quality, and those who manage such a feat serve as role models to the rest of us.
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