marketing

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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Be visual: tips for social media advertising

No matter what your social media skills might be, understanding the parameters and technical side of things like Facebook advertising can only be to your advantage, especially if you manage any company accounts or help with marketing. Outside of knowing how things like Facebook work when it comes to advertising, one of the key aspects…

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Storytelling as an essential part of your marketing strategy

As the new year fast approaches, all forms of planning are underway at companies large and small. Budgets are being considered, staffing levels reviewed, new products and services being made ready for launch and, most importantly, plans centered on a thorough marketing strategy Our firm has a diverse and experienced team, some of whom have…

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What is a PR plan all about?

Like so many things in the communications arena, preparing a PR (public relations) plan requires careful planning, research, a willingness to use a diverse approach that utilizes numerous potential channels available and a thorough and well-crafted message. Let’s begin with this idea: your first step in any PR plan should be based on the challenge…

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Do you offer your prospects a call to action?

If you are a business owner, you are, hopefully, deploying focused marketing through numerous channels to find and communicate with new prospects and leads. Those channels should include your website, informational blogs on your website;  independently published blogs through direct communications means (or on your partners’ sites); and social media channels like LinkedIn for business-to-business…

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