*Before you read this post please check out my definitions of public relations, marketing and publicity. It’ll take you less than two minutes. PR is the process of building and maintaining strong relationships with the people that are critical to the attainment of a goal. Marketing is compelling a defined person or group to takeContinue Reading
Evaluating the effectiveness of any communications program is essential – but too often agencies say it’s intangible – citing awareness and thought-leadership. In reality, if you know what success looks like before you start and create a campaign designed to achieve it, it’s easy to measure whether something is working. Here are a few tips:Continue Reading
Ever wondered why PR companies don’t publish their prices? Us too! If a PR company doesn’t publish its prices up front you should start to question why… and what else they aren’t telling you.
“Disclosure is overrated. Just assume everyone is being paid and enjoy the experience.” This is, perhaps, the most concerning statement about social media and the real-time internet. Here’s why! Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy?
What’s the best way to market a startup or small business It’s a question that I see almost every day. Entrepreneurs looking for the “best” way to market a product, service or business. They’re looking for a silver bullet. The problem is there isn’t one. Depending on which “expert” you follow, the future is socialContinue Reading
What’s the best way to PR a business? This is a question that I see at least once a day posted in discussion fora including Quora, LinkedIn, Alignable. It’s a question that is hard to answer. The truth is there is no default “best” way to use public relations to grow a business. There’s noContinue Reading
Why is public relations so expensive? The first question that any PR company asks when you enquire about working with them is ‘what’s your budget?’ And you tell them. At least, you tell them the number you think is the going rate for the cookie-cutter PR ‘strategies’. That’s why public relations is so expensive. If youContinue Reading