A public relations + marketing checklist for startup & smallbiz founders

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A  read lots of articles about public relations for startups and early-stage businesses, offering entrepreneurs tips and advice on how to best promote their companies.  Most of them focus on the media piece [the publicity] rather than the public relations part [the relationship building] but this piece from Founderdating.com, written by Talentbin’s Peter Kazanjy stoodContinue Reading

Why nobody trusts press releases

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Research by a PR company claims that press releases are the most trusted source of company information.  I’m not convinced. Update: April 27 I’ve received no response to my tweet asking for clarification on the data. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy.

Why You Shouldn’t Pay a PR Agency Retainer

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If you’re a small business or startup and paying a traditional PR company to manage the relationships between your organization and the media here are three reasons you might want to reconsider the arrangement. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy?

Most PR + Marketing is Publicity

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Last year I wrote a blog post about how I felt that most PR was either marketing or publicity.  In this edition of the THINK PR Espresso I revisit the topic and see whether anything has changed. Watch another THINK PR Espresso for help with PR, marketing and publicity strategy?

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