- 07 Aug
A Handy Guide to Press Release Distribution Success
by Sam Allcock
To thrive as a small business, you need people to know that you exist and that you can help them. One way to do that is to get press coverage. But, unfortunately, coverage doesn’t just come naturally. It is something that you need to work to get.
Enter: The press release.
Press releases are important for increasing your brand awareness and helping your public relations (PR). But if nobody sees your release, you won’t get very far. You need to distribute it effectively to get your story picked up by national newspapers, magazines, or blogs.
But you may not know exactly how to do that. So, to help, Sam Allcock from HubSpot has put together a Handy Guide to help you learn how to properly create, pitch, and distribute a press release for optimal brand awareness. To see the full guide, read the full article at HubSpot.com.
- 22 Aug
What is a PR Strategy and Does Your Small Business Need It?
As a small business owner, it’s key that you do all you can to maintain a strong and credible reputation in the public eye. And a solid public relations strategy can help you do just that.
But, What is a PR strategy, You Ask?
In a nutshell, a public relations strategy lets your customers and the wider world know that your business exists. According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations “Public Relations is about reputation. I t is the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you”.
Well, that sounds simple enough. Right? But, why does your small business really need a PR strategy? To find out and to learn how to make it work for your small business, read the full article at Manta.com
- 11 Jun
The Most and Least Important PR and Corporate Communications Tactics and Trends
by Ayaz Nanji
The big question is, when it comes to PR, what works now? There are a lot of tactics and techniques out there. But, there are some things that are rising to the top of the heap.
Why Not Ask the People Who Do PR to Find Out?
It seems fairly simple, if you want to know something, ask the people who do it for a living. And that is exactly what Sword and the Script Media and Ned Lundquist’s Job of the Week did. In February of this year, they polled 155 corporate communications and PR professionals.
They asked them what it is that they intend to use more and the directions they are moving towards. And they found some trends worth watching [view original report].
As an example, respondents ranked storytelling as the trend/tactic that will matter most over the next 12 months. Surprisingly, content marketing ranked second. And, this was followed by thought leadership, aligning with Marketing, and influencer marketing. But, to see more of the data and insights, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
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- 24 Apr
10 Pro Tips for Running an Effective PR Campaign
A PR campaign can have a long-lasting impact on your brand’s reputation and public image. But it must be well-planned.
An effective PR campaign is more than just a press release
To create a remarkably effective PR campaign, you need to take some big extra steps. When done right, your PR campaign can attract national (and positive) media attention. It can boost sales drastically. And it can create a positive relationship between your company and the public for years to come.
But what is an effective PR campaign? And, how to build one? To help you better understand and how to create success with your next PR campaign, we’ve compiled ten effective tips at HubSpot.com
- 14 Oct
PR in 7 Easy Steps for Emerging-Technology Startups
- Oct 14, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- #Startup Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategies, PR. Public Relations
You have a great new product. And it is time to think about your launch. Suddenly you realize that it’s time to create a public relations program for your startup. There’s a lot to do. And you don’t have enough time or budget to do it all.
Where should you begin?
For startups, creating your PR, content marketing and social media programs can be challenging. It is even more challenging if you’re doing business in “emerging technologies” sectors. Add to that the challenge of the inability to hire expert PR counsel, and it may seem impossible.
However, there are ways you can still get it done, successfully. And to help you out, here are some basic steps at MarketingProfs.com
- 01 Aug
The Modern Press Release: Two Don’ts and Three Do’s
- Aug 01, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Marketing Communications, Marketing for Small Business, PR. Public Relations, Press Release, Start Up Marketing
by Jay Hickman
The potential power of the press release is sometimes misunderstood. This is true for those who aren’t studied PR practitioners. But many self-marketing entrepreneurs or others serving in some marketing function fall victim to common misunderstandings.
Build it and They [He] Will Come . . .
They often believe, falsely, that writing and distributing a press release means guaranteed free company publicity and a third-party media endorsement. Others wrongly believe there’s no such thing as “too much of a good thing”. And so they document every move made by the company and send it along to the media.
Acting on those beliefs can be fraught with problems, so I would urge that companies consider a more strategic approach. There are some best-practices regarding press releases as marketing tools. To see what they are and to learn the Two Dont’s and Three Do’s of the Modern Press Release, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
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