Archive for March, 2012

  • Promote Your Business with a PR Strategy

    Mar 12, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    Promote Your Business with a PR Strategy

    Any business starts when you have something to offer to the public, whether it’s a product or a service. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can already make a living out of it. It is always possible that people lose interest in your product and in the end, it becomes part of the many products in the market who struggle to even get the slightest attention. This is the main reason why marketing is very crucial to any business. Basically, a successful business owner should be someone who is capable of getting rid of the barrier between the market and his business. With such a huge population that is continuously increasing, there will always be a person who would like your product. The best way to take advantage of such fact is to use methods that would determine your business’ potential customers and be able to reach out to them. It is very essential to market the product or service you are offering. Almost every business relies on such strategy in order to provide awareness to people about the products and services they are offering. However, products and services are not the only ones that can be marketed. If you plan on having an affiliate company to do business with, you need to provide proof that they aren’t wrong with choosing you as a partner. Things such as your.

  • Why bloggers are better than celebrities

    Mar 12, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    Why bloggers are better than celebrities

    One of the PR methods gaining popularity today is blogging. Considering the fact that there are hundreds of blog sites that host thousands of bloggers on the Internet, it is expected that there would be several people who attract much better attention than celebrity endorsements. As the 2011 Social Media Matters study conducted by BlogHer.com states, a lot of women immediately trust the advice and opinions of the blogs they read, especially if the author of the blog is someone they have been following for quite some time. According to the results of the study, such connection between blogs and the masses have been constantly nourished within the four years that they have conducted the study. The study’s report for this year says that 88% of blog readers who belong to the general population of the United States trust and practice the information they read from familiar blogs. When asked why they have such inclination, about 48% state that its because of the attempt wherein they trust the advice of the blog to purchase a certain product and achieved positive results. More than half of the blog readers in the United States are also tallied to have made purchases just because of a recommendation from a trusted blogger. Such percentage is even increased to 80% within the network community of BlogHer. In addition to such finding, the results also reported.

  • Five Reasons Why the Media Ignores Your PR

    Mar 12, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    Five Reasons Why the Media Ignores Your PR

    Has it occurred to you why there are businesses that immediately get their press releases published and there are those who have tried for such a long time but still weren’t given a spot? Even though excuses like picky media, bad publicist skills, wrong timing, outbreak, and so on can be used to cover your defeat, they will never help you get your press release published. If you think your press release is too good to be rejected, you probably need to read it again. If you are too proud to admit that you are hit by this article, the more that you need to read this. Bear with me as I give you the top five reasons why the media rejects your press release. You forgot to include uniqueness in the quality of your press release. Unless you are a genius, you would normally forget to make uniqueness a requirement. Try visiting a large and constantly populated bookstore and find the area wherein the same general topic as your press release is featured. More than often you would find at least three books of the same topic as your PR. Also, try a product competitive search and you will surely find out a lot of other businesses who are using or providing the same product, idea, or service. You are using a sales pitch article. Nowadays, people don’t really.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own PR

    Mar 12, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own PR

    There are times when we think that the job of publicists are simple, but in reality they do a lot more complicated things compared to some other professions. Duties such as getting press releases done and arranging interviews are just basic duties and involve more than just a phone call to an editor or a segment director. In most cases, the tasks aren’t that hard. There are a lot of business owners who prefer to do it themselves because they have mastered the art of making good PR’s and have built good relationships with their corresponding publication of choice. BUT, if you are new and don’t have any idea on where to start, its best that you get a professional to do all the hard work. It is possible to learn the methods yourself, but you are putting the reputation of your business in danger once you make a wrong move. When you get a professional, make sure that he or she is very good. Here are some of the reasons why it’s best to get professional public relation services. Good publicists have the capability of keeping your business and products on top of the game. This is one of the basic knowledge publicists should learn. You are technically not part of the local media list of people to consider. By having a professional who has all the connections and.

  • What PR Does and How It Can Help Your Business

    Mar 12, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    What PR Does and How It Can Help Your Business

    Managing a business involves a lot of processes and considerations. You need to take care of a lot of duties such as chasing invoices, balancing financial books, responding to customer service concerns, taking phone calls and emails, and many others. With so much to do, it’s almost completely impossible not to go wrong. In terms of business marketing, you need to determine methods and techniques that are worth the money you spend. You have to make sure that your business website is constantly updated. You also need to keep on building links by blogging or article marketing. Lastly, your brochure also needs to be updated and redesigned. All of these things require financial support. However, there are ways for you to get publicity without the added expense. PR for example is one of the best. Make use of PR It is a fact that a lot of entrepreneurs have been discouraged with advertising and print marketing. It can be because of the huge number of rejections from various editors or publishers or the small progress it provides. Most of the time, such methods cost a lot and only contribute a little to the good reputation of the business. Besides, no one wants to pay thousands for an ad that will be placed together with other ads from other competitors. It just won’t stand out. But, there is a print marketing.

  • Ten PR Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

    Mar 7, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    Ten PR Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

    Good news! Your business is already operational and you open your door for customers to come in. But, there are not customers coming in yet. What do you think should you do? The answer is Public Relations. A lot of people ignore the power of good PR, but business owners should know the opposite. Public relations can bring hundreds of people to your business every day if you use it the right way. Since your business is still small, your problem might be the needed budget to fund the marketing methods or to pay the professional who is supposed to handle the whole campaign. It is very necessary for you to create buzz and traffic by using the media, SEO services, and social networks, local activities, charitable institutions to the greatest extent. This helps in getting more coverage of the people you can reach out, increasing positive reputation among the people within the community, as well as gain new contacts and affiliates. Before you proceed with planning, take note of the following things that you need to avoid when making PR efforts. Don’t… Send out press release copies to hundreds or thousands of editors, publishing managers, and media producers through emails. It will only take your precious time, overuse your efforts, and it will most likely just be trashed. Ditch a reporter on deadlines. You need to learn a little.

  • PR Techniques For Entrepreneurs

    Mar 7, 12 • James • Home, ResearchNo CommentsRead More »
    PR Techniques For  Entrepreneurs

    If you are managing a small business, it doesn’t really mean that you cannot lose one of your clients. However, you need to be very careful because one negative comment about your business posted online can ruin your whole business reputation. This is why you need to make efforts to maintain good public relations. What if I only have 50 clients? I can’t possibly afford PR campaigns with so little profit. Good for you, there are a lot of PR techniques that don’t require any budget. Because of the new technologies we have today, you can reach out to people, maintain communication, as well as broadcast your products for a very little amount. But if you’re good at planning and writing your own press releases, you might not be spending at all. This is what you can do… Instead of going with the traditional way of online PR, you can use this equation: PR + SEO = More coverage, Less Expense. What does this mean? The traditional way of making online press releases is by collaborating with certain website owners that host such type of articles. However, considering the amount of exposure you need, you have to connect with thousands of website owners for the matter. SEO or Search Engine Optimization helps you get more exposure without having to rent thousands of website pages. All you need is a good.

  • 6 Reasons To Hire a Professional for Your Press Release

    Mar 7, 12 • James • FYI, HomeNo CommentsRead More »
    6 Reasons To Hire a Professional for Your Press Release

    The job done by PR agencies or publicists may seem easy, but in actuality it’s not the way it looks at all. For an outgoing business owner, having thought like this usually come up. But when he decides to do the job himself, he’ll find out it’s not as easy as it seems. Are writing and sending press releases and schedule interviews really that difficult? In some cases, not really. There are a lot of entrepreneurs out there who manage to maintain good relationships with numerous journalists and newspaper editors for their PR campaigns. If your idea of PR only involves writing press releases and holding interviews, you may be making the right choice of doing everything yourself. BUT, if you really want to use public relations to its full potential, you are going to need a professional. Someone who is not just knowledgeable, but also very efficient. Here are the 6 reasons why you need a professional for your PR efforts: You are not normally part of the beat reporters circle. In layman’s term, you don’t belong to the group of people who get the first word when something comes up around the community. You need a PR that’s up to date and fresh when already released. Professionals know when and how to make that happen. Within a few months of having him around to do your work, you.

  • Promote Your Local Business with Public Relations

    Mar 6, 12 • James • Home, The Free LineNo CommentsRead More »
    Promote Your Local Business with Public Relations

    Public relation or usually called PR is often forgotten as a valuable tool in connecting a business to the community. Whether a business is aimed at creating a news story, financing a significant event, or being affiliated with a charitable institution, a well-planned public relations technique can provide numerous advantages including the following: Strong bonds between your business and affiliates Cost-effective yet effective and discreet advertising mediums Better relationships between your business and other entrepreneurs A fresh platform for the formation of your business’ image and credibility Public relations consist of interlinking marketing and advertising efforts that should remain consistent during your desired campaign period. At the start of the year, sort out through lists of personalities, events, and media programs that you would like to include in your campaign. See to it that your plan does not involve extravagant budgets in order for you to mainstream the campaign funds for quality maintenance. The following are fundamental suggestions to incorporate in all your PR efforts. Connect with local leaders. Determine the influential people in your neighborhood and set-up appointments with at least two of them every month. Be sure that you include leaders of youth organizations, chiefs of police, fire department heads, and most especially the president of Chamber of Commerce. By being affiliated with the influential people in your community, your business and its activities will gain more social.

  • Public Relations: A Cost-Effective Marketing Method

    Mar 6, 12 • James • Featured, Home, The Free Line1 CommentRead More »
    Public Relations: A Cost-Effective Marketing Method

    A lot of entrepreneurs always bump into budget problems when it comes to marketing finances. However, it is already imperative that any business should find feasible ways in order to attract people and increase sales. By taking advantage of PR, you can make your business popular without spending a dime. When people talk about public relations, social networks and public groups are always part of the discussion. PR is basically a group of marketing efforts that aim to influence the community and create bonds with other influential people to achieve higher social status. Such efforts normally employ non-paid forms of communication thus, enabling any type of business to engage. PR is designed to create a positive image of a brand or business as well as form strong bonds with employees, customers, potential clients and affiliates, unions, and the whole community at large. The advertising industry is not as effective as it was a few years back. Incidents of unjustified claims have taught people to ignore advertising efforts and be pickier when it comes to product-related statements. Public relations are considered very effective marketing tools because they provide people with useful and justified information which anyone can use to his advantage. Usually, PR comes in different forms and the traditional way is to provide news stories or press releases to be featured in media segments and local newspapers. Since the creation.

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