When I found a big splotch of dried chocolate ice cream on the bottom of my Coach purse last week, I was mortified How long has THAT been there, I wondered. And how many people have seen it and said nothing? The next day, I read the first item in Marilee Tolen's ezine, titled [Read more...]
If you're pitching a story about a food product, offer the nutritional benefits of the product at the front of your pitch. That's one of three tips offered by David Ward in his article in the March 20 issue of PR Week. Other PR tips for foodies include: ---Look beyond newspaper food pages … [Read more...]
Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and New York sent me a copy of their slick, beautiful 2006/2007 course catalog, which must have cost a fortune to produce. I plucked it from my mailbox this morning. As soon as I opened the envelope, I asked myself, "Why are they sending this to me?" I'm not an artist and don't want to be. I don't … [Read more...]
Newspaper circulation is continuing its slide, with the biggest declines in Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta. Eighteen out of the top 20 papers reported weekday circulation losses in the most recent FAS-FAX report. What does this mean for Publicity Hounds? Newspapers are becoming less relevant, and you must pay more attention to other … [Read more...]
If you missed the Media Relations 2005 conference in San Francisco in April, you can still learn terrific PR and publicity tips by buying the CDs or cassette tapes for $15 each. Read the entire list here. It includes the panel I participated in titled "The 10 worst Journalist Faux Pas You Can Make." I highly recommend three sessions: … [Read more...]
Proteges in The Publicity Hound Mentoring Program heard me lecture recently on the "side-door strategy" to publicity during a teleseminar I hosted just for them. Even though I've always understood and promoted the concept, I first heard the phrase "side-door strategy" when I read an article by publicist Jodee Blanco.
The "side-door … [Read more...]
The more you pitch to large magazines and newspapers, the stiffer the competition for an editor's attention.
That's why placing stories in alternative publications can be so much easier--and sometimes more effective. They have a ready-made audience for your topic, regardless of how obscure it is.
Check out the [Read more...]