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Managers and PR: One Thing Is Clear
As a business, non-profit or association manager, you have a clear choice when you set up your public relations. Arrange your resources to generate a variety of product and service plugs on radio, and in newspapers and in magazines.
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.
Managers: Do You Trust Your PR?
You can if, as a business, non-profit or association manager, you can honestly say you are doing something positive about the behaviors of those important external audiences of yours that most affect your department, group, division or subsidiary.And particularly so when you persuade those key outside folks to your way of thinking, and move them to take actions that allow you to succeed.
Do You Have A Press Package?
How do you make a friend of the media? A press package can go a long way in helping you deal with the media. It allows you to have everything you need handy.
Financial Planners Get Free Publicity With Email
In previous articles for marketing-minded financial planners, I've discussed what to say to a reporter over the telephone.However, if you are phone-shy or time-challenged, it's better to send an email than to do nothing.
Ramp Up Your Newsletter to Build a Strong Business
To survive in business, you've got to focus your attention on the areas that will guarantee you success. Your clients are your greatest asset.
Five Publicity Buckets For Marketing-Minded Financial Planners
Maybe you've seen another financial planner on TV, and thought, "Hey, I'm just as good as she. Why didn't the press pick me?"Well, chances are, as you now know, they picked her for at least two good reasons: She is a proficient - though not necessarily top-financial planner, and She did something, somewhere, to get on their radar screen.
Asian Media Relations: Increase Your Profile and Image in China
China's media is booming creating opportunities for marketing-savvy businesses. But many companies have little understanding of how to harness the power of the media in the world's most populous country.
Making Press Releases Work - Creating News Where None Existed
Aren't you tired of hearing how extremely easy it is to get free publicity? Have you tried the suggestions that most public relations "gurus" give you? The hard, cold truth of the matter is that you cannot write a press release about any old aspect of your business and have it end up on the home page of the Fortune Small Business Web site. It just doesn't work that way.
Want to Light a Fire Under Your PR?
Yes? Then do something positive about the behaviors of those important external audiences of yours that MOST affect your operation.Those embers can leap into flame when business, non- profit or association managers use public relations to alter individual perception among their target publics, leading to changed behaviors and helping to achieve their 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.
GETTING YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS
You have a story to tell. Your company has developed a revolutionary new product, or an improved version of one that is known and respected in the marketplace.
Marketing-Minded Financial Planners, the Media Wants to Give You Free Publicity
In this great country of ours, there are basically three ways to get yourself tons of media coverage.You can be a celebrity.
CD ROM Business Cards
Created properly, an extremely effective marketing tool.It's a great concept, - and it has a 'cool factor' of 300%.
All You Need to Know About Press Release Writing and Distribution
Before you even think about writing a press release, there are a few things you need to know about the media. Here's the first - and most important - of them:1.
Advertising and Community Relations -- Get the Best of Both Worlds
Have you ever noticed that in communities without big universities, high school sports take on an even bigger importance?That's what it's like where I live.But like everywhere else in the country, our high school sports are always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks.
A PR Question For Chinese Managers
As the practice of public relations in China continues to mature, it seems appropriate to ask whether Chinese business managers - tutored as they have been by European, North American and other PR specialists - continue to apply major public relations emphasis to print and broadcast communications tactics. In other words, do they still see PR through the lens of simple publicity, as many in the West still do?Or, do the best among Chinese managers -- as is also true for many businesses in Western economies -- realize they need true behavior change among their most important outside audiences leading directly to achieving their managerial objectives?And, do they then take steps to persuade those key external stakeholders, who have the greatest impacts on their organizations, to their way of thinking, then move them to take actions that help their departments, divisions or subsidiaries succeed?Let us presume that you are that business manager in China, and that you are well aware of the high-impact fundamental premise of public relations.
Do You See PRs Real Value?
As a business, non-profit or association manager, do you see the value in doing something positive about the behaviors of those important external audiences of yours that most affect your operation?Do you see the value in persuading those key outside folks to your way of thinking?Do you see the value in moving them to take actions that allow your department, division or subsidiary to succeed?Then you must see the value in good public relations that alters individual perception leading to changed behaviors among those key outside people. And further, that helps managers like you achieve your managerial objectives.
Media Training - Essentials for ALL Office Professionals
Often the first point of contact the media has with an organisation is with the front desk or receptionist. Although designated people within a company may have the training and skills needed to interact with the media, the first point of contact within an organisation can make or break a journalists perception of the company and may impact on how they report about your business.
Custom Reasons for Custom Publishing
Once considered the stepchild of the publishing industry, custom publishing now claims a legitimate slice of the B-to-B MarCom pie.Custom magazines, newsletters and sponsored supplements are becoming an increasingly integral part of the overall marketing program.
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