24 Killer Press Release Secrets
1. Your press release should sound like news, not an ad.
Does Your Small Business Have a Grooming Policy?
They say that image is everything and some of us have seen it all. Have you ever went into a store and just could not believe what you were seeing behind the counter? Is that a real human? Without trying to make the world into a civilization like the "Borg" there are a few things you need to think about in your small business.
Company Dress Codes for Small Business; Shorts and Pants
Most small businesses have logo'ed shirts, usually polo shirts with logos, this is typical in American Business. But many small businesses either do not have a dress code for pants and shorts or they have one, but rarely enforce it.
Media Relations: What To Do When Youre Misquoted
When ABC News anchor Peter Jennings announced he had lung cancer last month, reporters who cover the media went into breaking news mode.What did it mean to the future of network news, they wondered? What would ABC News do to recover from the tragic announcement? And what sources could they talk to who would fill them in on the latest rumblings at ABC?That's when my phone rang.
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.
Community Based Marketing Strategies
As small businesses we have an opportunity and an obligation to help keep our communities strong. As small business people we have an awesome distribution system, reaching hundreds of people every day who come into our stores.
What? You Havent Got a Capability Statement?
What's a Capability Statement?As the name suggests, it tells potential clients what you, or your organisation and staff are capable of. It highlights what your future capability is and reflects on your past successes.
PR Power: How to Write a Killer Press Release
I'm what we in the business (the "business" being journalism) call a poacher turned gamekeeper -- that is, a journalist turned press officer. As a reporter I spent a huge part of my day sifting through a slush pile of press releases, all sent out by eager business owners desperate to get some publicity for their latest project.
The Medias Muscle: Make it Work for You
The least expensive, most effective way for you to promote your product is through media coverage. Reporters are excellent communicators.
Competition in the News Creates Spin
In larger cities with many outlets they are competing for more news that other outlets cannot get as fast. "THE SCOOP" and also the spin, this spin thing is so that articles can cater to the readership or so they say.
Press Release Preparation
Small Business Owners should send press releases out at least once a month to local newspapers, cable TV, local magazines and radio stations. You will be surprised how often they get published or air time.
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.
Auto Detailing Public Relations; United Way Withholding
As a mobile detailing company it is important to have some key corporate accounts where you can show up weekly and wash and detail cars for executives. One promotion you can do to help secure such accounts is to join in with the United Way in their promotion.
TV Reporter Shares the Secrets to Getting Covered on the News
Do you have a great idea for a story, but no clue how to get it in the news? Are you tired of pitching press releases the news media simply ignores?After twenty years of beating the street as a TV reporter, I have a scoop for you: the media needs good stories. But most stories are pitched so poorly, they are lost in the blizzard of faxes that blanket every newsroom.
Why PR Can be Effective Medicine
When properly applied by business, non-profit and
association managers, public relations "medicine"
does something positive about the behaviors of those
important external audiences of theirs that MOST
affect their operations.It's easy-to-swallow "medicine" when it leads managers
to persuade those key outside folks to their way of
thinking, then move them to take actions that allow the
manager's department, division or subsidiary to succeed.
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