Traditional public relations model doesn’t work

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The PR industry is hiding a dirty little secret that it doesn’t want you to find out about.  Don’t tell anybody I told you… but the traditional PR ‘sausage factory’ of client win… press release… e-mail/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… product release… press release… email/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… [repeat to fade] doesn’t work anyContinue Reading

What Is Positioning?

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Positioning is a challenge for every small business. It is especially difficult when both the competition and prospective customer are large organizations. Effective positioning in these situations is about focusing on the value you can offer that a larger organization cannot.  Small businesses also have the advantage of being flexible, in terms of approach, modelContinue Reading

Redesigning public relations and marketing for entrepreneurs

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Recently I talked with Rivers Corbett, host of the Startup Canada Podcast, about how I’m redesigning public relations and marketing for entrepreneurs. We talked about: the need for clear definitions for public relations, marketing and publicity why most entrepreneurs should focus on building key relationships rather than media coverage the challenges associated with disruptive innovationContinue Reading

How Russia Influenced The 2016 US Elections

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Over the past few months I’ve heard the question, “is there any evidence of Russia influencing the outcome of the US Presidential election?”. From what I’ve read and heard, the answer is unquestionably yes. Influence and influencers Influence, and influencers, are part of the language of the communications industry. They’re the new darlings of theContinue Reading