If you're trying to get onto local radio stations, but you don't have money to spend on advertising, offer the station free recorded 30-second spots filled with valuable how-to information their listeners will enjoy.
Tie it into a month of the year that's related to your topic, and you just might generate some valuable free exposure for … [Read more...]
If you can't afford your own photographer, or you take lousy photos, or you hate creating graphics, use a stock photo service to enhance everything from press releases to media kits in a PR campaign.
Royalty-free stock images can save you a lot of time and money trying to generate graphics on your own. Royalty-free means you can use the … [Read more...]
Many Publicity Hounds say they don't understand social networking's return on investment. How can spending 15 minutes a day, or several hours, bring more leads or more sales, they wonder. Here's one way. I discovered it yesterday morning, shortly after answering a question on LinkedIn. … [Read more...]
Lori Feldman of St. Louis, Mo. writes: "My client is a home and garden show that's produced in four cities---Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Portland---from late February through early March. "We're launching a social media plan for this company that has done nothing but traditional advertising for the last 50 years! Last year was the … [Read more...]
Kendra Hinzmann of Oshkosh, Wisconsin writes:
"I am the director for a fine art exhibit space within an upscale retirement community. This new venture was mostly set in place as life enrichment for the residents, but I really wanted to include the community as well.
"I got on board … [Read more...]
Testimonials are one of the least-used yet most powerful publicity tools. I was reminded of that … [Read more...]
Now is the time to start pitching if you're hoping to convince journalists to feature your consumer product or service in holiday gift coverage. Gift guides appear in many forms: ---As special sections in newspapers, like holiday gift guides printed by USA … [Read more...]
Here's a perfect example of how a nonprofit can team up with a popular nationwide chain, and piggyback onto a "Week of the Year" to promote a good cause. Dairy Queen is creating the Girl Scout Thin Mint Blizzard for the month of July to promote Girl Scout Appreciation Week July 7-13. What a wonderful idea! No more having to wait until March … [Read more...]