marketing

Importance of PR during the busy holiday season

Some may see the holiday season as a time to relax their publicity efforts, but there are plenty of good reasons to ramp up your PR (public relations) during this busy time, one often full of stress but also potential reward. In fact, I would argue that doing just that is the only logical approach…

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PR “for dummies” – or how to do it successfully

PR (public relations) writing isn’t for everyone, but everyone needs good PR writing. So let’s make this easy and call this blog simply “PR writing for dummies.” There’s even a book you can buy to help you with this, but I’m going to share what I have learned over 23 years running my PR firm,…

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What is legacy media?

People often wonder when they hear terms like “legacy media” or “mass media.” Sometimes the phrase is “mainstream media,” or some even call it “old media.” All of these word choices are appropriate when talking about what many consider the heart of the “information age.” This age began in the early 20th century with the…

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What are the 3 major forms of Digital Marketing?

Marketing a company can be a daunting task if you are trying to do it yourself, or even if you get assistance from a PR firm like Logos Communications. There is so much information available about what to do, how to do it and what “channels” to use that it can be overwhelming. To help…

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How does a Public Relations firm work?

At the heart of many public relations (PR) firms is what I call a “program” where the new client is placed into a certain approach dictated by the PR company itself and not necessarily designed to fit their needs. It often leads to people asking me: how does a PR firm work? It starts with…

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Professionals to the rescue

When it comes to “do it yourself” (DIY) marketing, many business owners and leaders count on members of their team, some who may have been trained in public relations (PR), marketing, writing and design, or others who are just eager to try creating some marketing or communications content. While this can be an effective strategy,…

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Award recognition is a legitimate PR approach

When I talk to people about public relations (PR), many business owners in particular only seem to focus on sending press releases and seeking publicity from the mainstream media or other less traditional media outlets. And that is part of it. But let me ask a couple of questions: Who likes to win something? Who likes…

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What is Public Relations anyway?

(This blog originally appeared on the Association for Women in Communications website in April of 2020.) If you don’t believe the public relations business has changed in the last 20 years, consider this: LinkedIn was founded in 2002, followed by Facebook in 2004 and then Twitter in 2006. And let’s not forget the entrance of…

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Measuring is good business

If we’re in business, then we are probably measuring something. It may be our bottom line, number of proposals being written, clicks on our website, or our cost of goods sold. It’s easy to quantify profits, payroll costs and advertising expenses. Gauging the effectiveness of social media efforts is also important and the good news…

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What is the difference between copywriting and content writing?

What a great question, and one whose answer is important when it comes to your efforts to market your brand and share the story of your product, company or service. Copywriting and content writing are born from the same source – good writing that informs, explains, connects, engages and grabs people’s attention. But there are…

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