PR 101: The best stories come from big ideas

In the public relations world, there is a big divide between what a client considers news and what a media outlet considers news. For the client, of course, everything is important, or they wouldn’t do it. But for the news outlet, it must also matter to readers, listeners and viewers — people who may not be so “close” to the business, itself.

Fortunately, at BizCom, we get to work with clients who not only do newsworthy things…but they also dare to dream big in the process. And that’s the stuff of headlines.

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The Full Benefits of Kindness in Business

In a world where you can be anything…be kind.

Our client, Dwyer Group, recently became a national recipient of the 2018 Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award which recognizes local, national and international community leaders, businesses and outstanding educators for promoting kindness, care and respect to students and adults for a better society at-large.

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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…]

Have an amazing story? Book it!

We recently wrote about guest columns and their effectiveness as a tool for brand building and establishing thought leadership. If you want to take it up a notch, however, few marketing and PR tools deliver the impact of a book.

Books deliver instant credibility, allow you to tell your story in more depth, and unlike an ad, brochure or PDF, rarely end up in the trash.

From a PR standpoint, they are a goldmine. TV and radio talk shows feature authors on a daily basis, as do podcasts, magazines and other media. [Read more…]

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

Those are the now-famous words of advertising guru Don Draper in the award-winning “Mad Men” TV series. And they hold a special meaning for practitioners across today’s PR landscape too. [Read more…]

Use PR to create a lasting impact

Since the early days of PR the challenge has been to find a way to blend the good of the company with the good of the community. Even as PR has evolved to become more focused on marketing and promotion,  there seems to be another growing trend, especially among the new generation of entrepreneurs, to build companies that want to do good while also doing well. And a well-planned PR campaign is one of the most effective ways to make this happen.

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