How To Make Time For Public Relations
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michalangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Okay, Let me be frank.
Marketing is the life blood of any business. For some reason, business people make such a big deal about investing the needed time.
True, when you are so busy working in your business, it can be frustrating to find the "winning combination(s).
However, once you find the winning combinations, marketing transforms from "Frustration" into "Joy"!
If for some reason you can't seem to find the "Winning Combination" on your own, then you should consider retaining a professional PR Agency, to help you "get the word out"
Take time to work,
it is the price of success.
Take time to think,
it is the source of power.
Take time to play,
it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read,
it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly,
it is the road to happiness.
Take time to love and be loved,
it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to share,
life is too short to be selfish.
Take time to laugh,
laughter is the mask of the soul.
Joe Nicassio designs marketing campaigns, and coaches entrepreneurs to improve their bottom-line profits. To get your free CD "Joe Nicassio Reveals Marketing Philosophies And Secrets That Advertiser Don't Want You To Know" Send your snail mail address to FreeCD@RapidResultsMarketing.com
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Knowing the Community
You are in business for yourself, but how well do you know your customers and community? A good way to become better at understanding your community is to develop spread sheet databases of service clubs in your town with contact names, phone numbers, email addresses and brief descriptions. You should know all of the Volunteer Support / Service Clubs in your town. You will find sample letters in your Microsoft Word and Excel programs to make your job of creating these databases quite easy. You'll also find a list of service clubs at your local chamber of commerce and you can build your database from there. You will also find information in the newspaper under; what is happening events with contact names and sources. The file you create should be labeled Service Clubs Data Base and contain contact information for clubs such as:
A Well-Oiled Strategy Machine
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Its CNN! They Want To Talk To You!
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Writing A Press Release
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Non-news professionals often have a hard time understanding why their ENORMOUS news announcement, creates barely a ripple in the media.
If I Were Coaching You
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Why Do You Want PR?
To get someone's name in the newspaper or a product mention on a radio talk show?
Public Relations Mixup?
When you pay good money for public relations services, you have a right to expect its primary focus to be on your most important outside audiences, those people whose behaviors have the greatest impact on your operation.
When Tactics Are Not Enough
Your public relations people are busy. The buzz is all about hits on a radio show or mentions in a newspaper column. Or, which to do first, the trade show exhibit or the video clip. All useful tactics, but hardly the detailed planning needed to REALLY do something about the behaviors of those outside audiences that impact you the most.
Mind Your Own Business!
And the best way to mind your own business is to insure that those audiences whose behaviors have the greatest effect on your enterprise keep thinking about you in the most positive way. Reason is, bad behaviors often follow bad perceptions, so what your external audiences think about you can mean success or failure.
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