How does one cupcake reach 37 million people?

You give it away for FREE!

At least that’s in the public relations playbook as it relates to Gigi’s Cupcakes, one of the country’s largest cupcake chains. We’re not saying that 100 cupcake locations across the U.S. baked and frosted 37 million cupcakes and gave them away one day. But we did succeed in a giveaway message that reached an audience of more than 37 million (possible cupcake-loving) people for all the right reasons. [Read more…]

Behind The Headlines

Getting a story in the media is not rocket science. But it does require the right approach. And a panel of experts across DFW media, marketing and PR outlets were on hand at WFAA recently to share best practices for the Dallas chapter of ColorComm. Our own BizCom president, Monica Feid, participated along with Eric Baker, general manager at Radio One; Lec Garcia, marketing producer at WFAA; Christine “Tiney” Ricciardi, entertainment reporter at Dallas Morning News; and Kathy Wise, executive editor of D Magazine. And here were the takeaways:

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Three Ways to Improve Your Facebook Advertising

With more than one billion daily active users on Facebook, it’s easy to see why this platform is a popular advertising choice for marketers. With such a large and diverse reach, it’s generally a safe bet that a boosted post on Facebook can help your business move the needle.

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How to Effectively Announce a New CEO

Over the past few months we have shared plenty of good news for our client, Edible Arrangements. From opening a second headquarters in Atlanta to earning delicious PR for their new granny smith apple donuts, Edible has been on a roll! This week, we made yet another exciting announcement- Mike Rotondo has been announced as Edible’s new Chief Executive Officer.  [Read more…]

Your Brand Has Many Spokespeople

Does your company have a spokesperson? Think again. Because it likely has many. Whether you’re a start-up or a global icon, chances are you’re being represented at various levels. And let’s hope everyone is on the same page! [Read more…]

The growth of multi-brand franchising

One, two, three brands…. or more? There is a growing trend in the number of franchisors offering multiple concepts from under the same corporate roof, all with the goal to expedite successful growth and expansion. [Read more…]

BizCom celebrates 18 years of PR success, looks to #thefuture

We’re #adulting. BizCom Associates is officially 18 years old!!

It also means we’re voting age. So, we did what any honest, all-American business would do and held an election on where to celebrate. The ballots were stuffed, and an evening of cheers, beers, bowling and games at the local Pinstack won the occasion.

Then we got serious, like every 18 year-old after a party. [Read more…]

The PR power of podcasts

Imagine if you were the keynote speaker in front of a captive audience of 65,000 people who were listening only to your message. Then imagine that after listening to you they visited your website, they signed up to be on your mailing list, they found links to buy your books, and they even looked into becoming customers of your business.

Now consider doing all of that without getting on a plane to speak to them, without staying in a hotel, without fighting traffic to get in front of them in a big stadium, and without even getting dressed to be up on stage. [Read more…]

Guest Columns 101: The Experts Have Spoken

Summertime can mean vacations for many. But media outlets still need to deliver news. And lately that has included a healthy dose of guest columns from BizComPR clients — executives who are known not only for their companies, but also for the incredible expertise they have to share with others. [Read more…]

Two for one! Promotional partnerships are a great way to grow a brand

When done correctly, partnerships can be one of the most powerful ways to market a product or service. For an established brand it’s a chance to take your message to new audiences and often to create goodwill in the process. For a new or emerging brand, aligning with a more well-known and established partner is a great way to build credibility as well as reach potential customers.

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