“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…]

When PR Is Like Winning The Lottery

Talk about a stellar headline. When BizCom learned that a New York Lottery winner was using some of her winnings to buy a Red Mango franchise, our PR push went into high gear. In the case of a news hook — lottery winner buys franchise — it doesn’t get any better than this. [Read more…]

Celebrating Veterans and 25th Anniversary of VetFran

As we recognize Veterans Day today and honor all those who serve our country, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of VetFran. This strategic initiative, founded by Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, and overseen by the International Franchise Association today, has evolved into one of the most successful business initiatives for our military veterans. For the past 25-years, VetFran has helped thousands of veterans from across the country enter the franchising industry. [Read more…]

Invent your future at the International Franchise Expo

The 25th annual International Franchise Expo (IFE) opens June 16 at the Javits Center in New York City and continues through June 18. America’s largest franchise expo draws people from more than 120 countries and features 400-plus exhibitors offering franchise opportunities in 75 major industries. [Read more…]

IFA 2016: Why The World’s Largest Advocacy Group For Franchising Says It Needs PR More Than Anything

It was a record crowd at the IFA 2016 Convention in San Antonio. Attendance was up. Membership continues to climb. Success stories abound. And what does the association need more than ever? PR!

For the world’s largest advocacy group that promotes and supports the franchising business model, there was one all-encompassing plea: Send us your stories. [Read more…]