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4 Ways to Make the Most Out Of a Trade Show

By Emma James There are few opportunities in the PR world that garner immediate results. As PR professionals, we are constantly preparing for the future, often times working weeks and months in advance to engage with the media and conference program organizers to identify and pursue different media opportunities, from onsite, in-person media interviews and educational presentations as part of the conference,…

5 Myths About PR & Media Relations

By Chelsie Woods Developing and executing a well-thought out PR and media relations plan is an important strategy for those looking to build brand recognition and to foster future growth. Unfortunately, many businesses give this responsibility to a front office employee who has little or no experience working in media relations. That’s because some believe this responsibility can be handled by most…

Is “Off the Record” Ever a Good Idea?

By Chelsie Woods The invitation to be interviewed by the media, whether it’s with the local newspaper or an industry trade publication, is often considered an exciting opportunity. It’s a chance to tell your story and to increase your company or brand’s recognition by being interviewed as a subject matter expert. While a majority of interviewees find it’s relatively easy to identify…

What’s the Value of Public Relations?

By Chelsie Woods Have you ever heard the saying “if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did the tree really make a noise?” That is the question you should be asking yourself about your business as it relates to public relations. What if your company makes the best device in the market, but no one knows about…

Media Interviews Tips & Tricks

By Chelsie Woods Much like a job interview, being interviewed by the media should involve important preparation to ensure optimal results. To prepare, it’s important to keep a few things in mind before going on the record, whether it’s with a reporter from your local newspaper or a trade industry publication. Do your homework Always expect that everything you share with the…

Trade Show Marketing: How to Make the Most of Your Next Big Event

By Chelsie Woods National and regional trade shows often provide a unique opportunity for companies to meet face to face with customers and to showcase their latest products and solutions. Just as companies invest time and money to select the right trade show booth location and design, so too is it important to recognize the value in investing in a communications plan…

5 Tips to Build a Better Relationship with the Media

By Chelsie Woods If telling your story through the media is important to your business, then developing a positive working relationship with the media is critical. Like most people today, reporters and editors are trying to do more work with less time. Thanks to email, social media and the 24/7 news cycle, the media is faced with information overload. It’s impossible for…

Smart PR: How to Positively Influence Customers

By Catherine Berce De-branding. Ad fatigue. Value-added content. Earned media. Have you  wondered what all these terms mean? Consumers are growing tired of traditional advertisements and marketing strategies and are burned out on traditional selling techniques. As a result, many companies are taking a different approach to enticing buyers to choose their products. They are focusing on third party evaluations and expert…