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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:
Just as you're going to learn how to do. If you'll just keep learning about publicity.
Truth is, you can't just walk into a TV station or magazine office and announce, "Here I am, expert available!" It's a little more involved than that.
But it's not so hard that a smart financial planner can't figure it out. And implement your own little media plan. And use your publicity to build business. And do it without spending a ton of money on some fancy-pants PR firm.
All you have to do is understand how the game works. How media folks think. How they speak. What they need to put together a story? a story that informs their audience, and that features you.
Truth is, you can sort nearly everything you need to know into five convenient buckets. They are:
Ned Steele works with people in professional services who want to build their practice and accelerate their growth. The president of Ned Steele's MediaImpact, he is the author of 102 Publicity Tips To Grow a Business or Practice. To learn more visit http://www.MediaImpact.biz or call 212-243-8383.
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I Cant Afford A PR/Publicity Campaign -- Can I?
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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.
What I Do
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The Three-Mile Radius
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Using Media and PR to Your Advantage.
What Determines PR Success?
As a business, non-profit or association manager, occasions will arise when you'll need to employ tactics like a brochure, a special event or a press release. But it will be your work that precedes those tactics that will determine the success of your public relations effort.
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Media Relations: Should You Pay For News Coverage?
Dear New York Times:I'd like to be quoted in one of your news stories. Enclosed is a check for $500.
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