Public Relations Consulting

How To Get Your Consulting Business In The Media

Click to Retweet “How To Get Your Consulting Business In The Media” Most businesses reach a point where they realize they too can benefit from getting featured in the media. One problem many people find is that the word ‘publicity’ in and of itself sounds daunting. As if only large companies can benefit from it. One of the biggest mistake people make when trying to get publicity is casting too wide of a net. Here’s …

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A Marketing Disaster and How To Avoid It

Wow! I just got off the phone with an employee from a bakery. For one of my businesses we decided to send a little treat in the mail to each of our customers – just an unexpected way of saying thanks. (We’re doing this for many reasons, but I’ll save that for future article). Back to the story and the bakery… I asked them if they ship nationwide? They said, “No, sorry we don’t. The …

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8 Speaking Tips for Consultants

Not too long ago I got a call from one of the country’s largest banks. They asked if I’d give a marketing presentation to some of their business customers. A few weeks later I gave a talk to 30 business owners and about 15 of the banks staff. The presentation was one I hadn’t given before and I think it went quite well. Speaking is a very powerful business tool At the end of the …

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Public Relations Consultants to Help Bailout Greece

If you’re a public relations consultant I thought you’d find an article I just came across interesting. According to Bloomberg, the country of Greece is looking for a PR firm to help protect its image and even enhance it in the media to assist with receiving much needed aid. If you haven’t been following this massive economic story … Greece is in big trouble and the shock wave that’s coming may just stretch far beyond …

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Consulting Newsletters

Write a short blurb, hit send and get a client. Sounds like marketing hype, right? It’s not. Here’s why: Some of my best clients came from a newsletter I used to send out. One case in particular demonstrates the power a consultant can wield with a newsletter. A true story I met this business owner, let’s call him Wesley, at a cafe. Just one meeting, hearing about his business and telling him a little of …

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Crisis Management and Being Prepared to Respond

When a large corporation like Exxon has a sudden crisis that could threaten the future of the company, such as the Valdez oil spill, they immediately bring in the big guns – top PR consulting firms that specialize in crisis management. But what if your client or employer is a small company that can’t afford the big guns, you are not a crisis management specialist, and the CEO calls you screaming because one of his …

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Planning a Public Relations Special Event It’s Party Time!

Every four years it’s the event at which everyone who’s anyone in the world of the elite wants to be seen. Men in black ties and women in elegant flowing gowns drift gracefully across the dance floor to the music of a full symphony orchestra while holding the finest fluted crystal ware brimming with only the best champagne. Suddenly the music stops and everyone knows it’s time. They stand in anticipation as the orchestra begins …

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The Public Relations Press Kit

The PR professional has many tools in his toolbox, but most would agree that one of the most valuable public relations tools is the press kit. Somewhat elaborately designed, the press kit is a compilation of thorough background information on your client along with information and photos relating to the product or service to be publicized. When done correctly, it gives the media representatives an appealing presentation of the information they will need for the …

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