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Keep The Publicity Machine Rolling with Reprints
More than half of America skips the Super Bowl, the nation's most-watched TV event. So it stands to reason that not all your prospects will see your publicity, even if you're on 60 Minutes and Oprah. Create a strategy to use your publicity proactively to reach and impress everyone with it. Here's how?
You've worked hard, gotten your story in. You're a media star. Wait? Job's not done!
You want everyone in your mailing list - not just those who read today's paper - to see it. Create a nice-looking reprint and mail, e-mail or fax it to everyone you know. You heard me right, everyone. Customers and prospects aren't enough.
Everyone else on your list - that should include friends, neighbors, and vendors. These folks may not be prospects, but they surely know people who are. They are a potentially rich source of referrals for you. (Note: Check with the publication to see if permission is needed to reprint. Sometimes they will create the reprint for you-for a fee.)
Article reprints should look appealing and be easy to read. Take time and care to get them looking good. Ask a print shop or local designer to help out if need be. Or just have someone computer-savvy and design-minded give it a once-over. It's worth the small investment.
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.
In PR, You Pay When You Stray
Don't let yourself be diverted by communications tactics playtime. You know, straying from the main Public relations game plan by juggling a press release against a radio interview, or a brochure against an op-ed.
PR: Am I Getting a Good Deal?
You are getting a good deal when you accept the fact that the right PR really CAN alter individual perception and lead to the changed behaviors you need.Especially when you recognize that people really DO act upon their perceptions of the facts they hear about your operations, and about you as a manager.
PR: Short Form for Managers
Experience tells me that too many business, non-profit and association managers pursue their goals and objectives largely without the insights, behavioral strategies and sheer power public relations can bring to the table.Here's what I believe they're missing, i.
Can Newbies Avoid The Pitfalls?
Yes indeed! If you are a young person who has decided that a career in public relations will be your Caviar and Champagne in life, here are four situations in which you do not want to find yourself:1. You confuse the basic function of public relations with sub-parts that make up the whole like publicity, crisis management or employee communications.
Permanent Press: Using Press Releases to Keep Your Company in the News
When is your best advertisement not an advertisement? When it's a press release.In the competition for consumer attention, a well-written press release is one of your most valuable marketing tools.
Dont Get Eaten Alive!
If you don't have a grip on public relations, how your most important outside audiences behave really CAN eat you alive.But that needn't happen, and for a simple reason: people like those who make up your key target audiences, act on their perception of the facts (like everybody else) which leads to predictable behavior, good or bad, about which something can be done.
What not to wear when doing a TV Interview
? Don't wear all black. You'll look as though you're disappearing into a hole.
Your Financial Planning Clients May Hold the Key to Free Publicity
Every reporter, from the cub at the small town paper to the high-paid anchor on 60 Minutes, dreams of finding a lead to that news story that everyone will want to read.Any marketing-minded financial planner will start to do the same if they are serious about getting free publicity through the media.
Financial Planners Publicity - Dont Wait, Media Folks Want Your Free Publicity
Looking to get your name into a magazine? You need to be thinking ahead--way ahead. Magazines start planning their issues as much as six months before their publication date.
How to Write Press Releases That Work And Get Free Publicity
One study found that as many as 90% of the stories you read every day in the newspaper came about because someone sent a press release. Why aren't some of those stories about you?When people see you in the media, you become familiar, even famous! And it gives you credibility.
Managers: PR More Than Tix and Plugs?
You bet! And in three ways vital to you as a business, non-profit or association manager.To succeed, your public relations effort needs to do something really positive about the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your operation.
When Managers Play the PR Card
The payoff for business, non-profit or association managers can be a real assist towards meeting their department, division or subsidiary objectives.Playing that public relations card means they've decided to pursue their objectives by reaching, persuading and moving those outside audiences whose behaviors most affect their organizations, to actions those managers desire.
Where is the Best PR Value?
Wherever the fundamental premise of public relations is practiced.Look at what it suggests.
How To Get Radio-Active PR For Your Non-Profit Cause-Part One
"We are in the communications business, the business of conveying messages to the human brain," said the late David Sarnoff, founder and president of RCA. "No man is wise enough to know which avenue to the brain is best.
Radio Interviews - How To Get Them!
Getting on the radio can be a great tactical move as part of your overall publicity effort, but you do need to have a story idea or an angle to present on a particular topic. Selling yourself as a guest on a talk show is a great way to raise your profile and if your subject relates to a topic that is currently in the news your chances of getting on is clearly improved.
Media Relations: How to Get Your Letter to the Editor Published
You may remember Forrest Gump's Vietnam pal - the one who grew up shrimp farming and was fond of listing the dishes he used to make. "Pepper shrimp," he started, gearing up for his lengthy monotone monologue.
How PR Helps Managers Win
Anything that lets managers achieve their managerial objectives is a winner.It's a bullseye when the right public relations alters individual perception leading to changed behaviors among key outside audiences.
Want This Kind of PR?
PR that really does something positive about the behaviors of those outside audiences that most affect your business, non-profit or association?PR that uses its fundamental premise to deliver external stakeholder behavior change - the kind that leads directly to achieving your managerial objectives?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?Get organized and you could be looking at results like these: prospects starting to do business with you; membership applications on the rise; customers starting to make repeat purchases; fresh proposals for strategic alliances and joint ventures; community leaders beginning to seek you out; welcome bounces in show room visits; higher employee retention rates, capital givers or specifying sources beginning to look your way, and even politicians and legislators starting to view you as a key member of the business, non-profit or association communities.And the fundamental premise of public relations will show you the way: people act on their own perception of the facts before them, which leads to predictable behaviors about which something can be done.
A Managers PR Paradigm
If you manage a department, division or subsidiary for a business, non-profit or association, your primary public relations model probably should read this way: 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.
A PR Surprise for Managers
For those business, non-profit and association managers committed to PR tactics like radio and newspaper plugs, it can come as a surprise to discover where public relations value REALLY lies.Truth is, your PR budget can deliver results far beyond such limited publicity placements.
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