The Value of Grassroots Storytelling

As the liaison between our clients and the media, we face a difficult task as public relations professionals: We must balance our clients’ priorities with what the media will find newsworthy.

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10 Minutes with Shannon and Heather Hudson of 9Round Fitness

Next in our “Ten Minutes With…” blog series, we talked with Shannon and Heather Hudson, the co-founders and CEO/COO respectively of the world’s largest kickboxing chain: 9Round Fitness. Here’s everything Shannon and Heather had to share with us about entrepreneurship, building a brand from the ground up, clarifying your brand’s messaging on an international scale, and how marketing and PR tie into all of that…

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Making a Groundbreaking Newsworthy

There are three things that come to mind when thinking of a groundbreaking ceremony: the speech, the official groundbreaking and the photo op. These ceremonies happen all over the country every week, and each one expects to earn media coverage and a front-page story.

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Ten Minutes with Dina Dwyer-Owens

Welcome to our new blog series, “Ten Minutes With…”, where we profile clients who not only believe in the power of PR and marketing tools, but also use them extraordinary well. Our first conversation is with Dina Dwyer-Owens of Neighborly, whose well-known mantra of living and leading with a strong Code of Values as one’s guide has become her core message. We hope you enjoy the first ten minutes with Dina Dwyer-Owens!

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3 Reasons Why Startups Should Invest in PR Early

After thinking of a great business idea and investing a significant amount of time and money in development, the next step is to bring the product or concept to market. PR is typically the last item on a startup’s to-do list ‑‑ brand building is not always a priority when sales are paramount. Many see PR as a luxury for larger companies, but in reality, it is essential to differentiate from competitors, build third party credibility and increase visibility.

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February Client Love

February is the month for love and there was no shortage of news and PR wins for our clients this month. Here are some of our favorite highlights:

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BizCom’s Winter Newsletter

Our clients made some big news to close out 2018. [Read more…]

Laying the groundwork for great PR in 2019

Before you get back into the same old PR routine you had in 2018, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the “basics” in an industry that is rapidly evolving. Here are four tips to laying the groundwork for a headline-worthy 2019. [Read more…]

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…]

BizCom PR Named One of Entrepreneur’s Top Franchise Suppliers

Call us cliché but at BizCom we’ve seen firsthand how the franchise business model allows people to go into business for yourself, not by yourself. As it turns out, Entrepreneur is calling one of our favorite franchise phrases cliché, but they’re calling us something else — one of the top PR agencies for franchises.  [Read more…]