Tag : Business

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Now We Vent

Manners, people. Seriously. This may not be your average PR advice post, but it’s unmistakably good business and public relations advice. Deep breath; I’m ready to rant. As a business owner, you come into contact with people every day whom you think could become future customers/clients. You also meet people who may never have a…

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Elevator Pitches – do they work?

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to see several savvy, well-connected speakers talk about a the all-too-often referred to ‘elevator pitch’. Each person left me with a different set of ideas and expectations about the succinctly-orchestrated introduction that we use at least a few times every week.

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Pitch YOUR Story to the Media

While I was reading this weekend about what other journalists were saying about how to get your story in the paper, I found myself scoffing at a blog post that read, “There is a proven method to get your story in the paper.” Then I read on and actually agreed with the author (somewhat)— “The proven method is effective communication.” While an editor always has the upper hand in saying whether or not a story will run and where, the chances of that story running are better if a reporter has great information on an interesting story. This is where you come in to help.

Fall story ideas to generate publicity and PR for your business!
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Fall story ideas to generate publicity and PR for your business!

Aaaahhhh – Fall is in the air! Even here in Austin, we are starting to see some cooler temps (and we couldn’t be happier about that). It’s time to dust off the PR cobwebs and think about how you can craft some story ideas (pitches) for your business around the Fall season.

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Video: Good for your SEO and your CEO!

In their latest vlog post, Whitney Casey Productions’ Erica Harpold weighs in on the Forbes Insights article, “Video In The C-Suite”.

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The Bees in Your Own Backyard

It may seem obvious, but there’s a ‘free’ PR opportunity you as an employer may be overlooking every day. The work environment you create for your employees is directly correlated to the image your company projects to the community. It’s the little things that you do for your staff – whether it be a staff…

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Are You Likeable? (Does It Matter?)

“Mommy, I don’t like you. You’re not my friend.” I get this from my fickle 5 year old on a regular basis. My snarky reply is usually, “Good. I’m your parent, not your friend. You’re not supposed to like me.” CEOs and business owners struggle with a similar issue on a regular basis: with employees,…

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Tips for using online video for your business

We are excited to have our first ever Vlog on PR Soup as part of our “Guest Blogger Series”! Erica Harpold, executive producer of Whitney Casey Productions shares her tips for using online video for your business. Erica Harpold is the executive producer of Whitney Casey Productions. WCP is an online video branding company that…

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Does Your Website Have the Five Abilities?

Since my company is currently undertaking a website redesign project, I’ve been thinking a lot about websites lately – in particular, what makes them successful as a marketing tool. In a quest to learn what other companies have done, I’ve visited dozens upon dozens of business sites for clues to their potential success. What I think I’ve discovered is…

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Does CSR = ROI? The numbers can add up!

There has been a lot of talk lately about “community relations” or “corporate social responsibility” (CSR). Dare I say it’s become a buzz word? PR Soup finds the whole subject quite yummy. We’ve written about how to effectively integrate CSR into your current PR strategy and most recently about companies launching pseudo-CSR plans. Undoubtedly, consumers…