Formula PR is Dead

When I started in PR many, many years ago there was barely an Internet, in fact we didn’t even have computers in our office for every employee.  We created and implemented multi-million dollar PR campaigns based on an almost 40-year old formula.  Sure it’s morphed some, but most corporate PR agencies continue using it, and … Continue reading

Bowl of Spaghetti Theory Wastes Time and Focus for Small Biz

There are so many ways to market your business today, mostly thanks to the Internet.  Chris Nastav has made some great points on Small Business Daily about many of these online networking opportunities and, I agree, that many have become quite a fad.  One that has some business owners spending hours a day simply managing … Continue reading

Business Growth in a Down Turn

Back in January, Jennifer had some great tips on growing and thriving in 2009.  I want to revisit one of the main points she raised and a message I’m continually delivering to my small and medium business clients:  You CAN create new opportunities, outperform your competitors and grow your business in this economic climate.  You … Continue reading

BRAND: What’s in a name

What’s in a name, you ask?  EVERYTHING The name of your company and the supporting statement  or positioning statement as we call it, should communicate immediately what your company is and what it has to offer.  To often I see business names that are established but I cannot tell what their business does.  For example … Continue reading

Resolution: Be An Expert In Your Field

When you think of those in your industry who appear to be the most successful, how do you define it?  Did they write a book?  Are they a regular contributor in industry publications or local news?  Do they have a radio show or are repetitively asked to offer comments for media interviews? Becoming an expert … Continue reading

Economy Gotcha Down? Why You Need To Make A Marketing Push Now

Right now you, along with just about everyone else, is afraid to spend money.  The current uncertainty and “dooms day” reports by media about an impending recession have got people scared to do much of anything but cut back on everything.  I get it!  I do!  Even I have cut back my spending on non-essentials, … Continue reading

Marketing a Small Business Requires Patience, Perseverance and Persistance

After a long day of simply running your business it can be difficult to sit down and make time to focus on marketing.  Even I sometimes stop at the end of the day and think “do I have to?”.  And you do if you want to maintain the business you have and continue to reach … Continue reading

So, You’ve Begun A PR Campaign, But Are You Prepared For Growth?

When you own a small business, the number one priority is to drive business immediately. The first thing you need to do before putting a marketing plan in place to generate awareness and drive interest in your business is to think through the steps you will take, or put into place, to handle the increase … Continue reading