Road to success: client Tariq Farid shares his story with NPR

We have raved about the power of podcasts before here at BizCom, and this week’s big client news just proves our point!

Our client Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, recently shared his story with NPR’s Guy Raz on the latest episode of “How I Built This.”

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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…]

Business success starts with a customer-first approach

How do you build a better business?

Simple. [Read more…]

A few words from BizCom’s summer intern…

This summer, I was fortunate enough to land an internship that would help shape my future in ways I could never imagine. It was a summer of learning, growing, and ultimately knowing that I’m finally doing exactly what I was made to do. [Read more…]

BizCom Associates welcomes two new clients to the family

BizCom Associates is very excited to welcome two new clients — CelSana and Solera Holdings — to our growing roster of nationally recognized brands. [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…]

Want To Grow Your Business? Write A Book.

Posted by Dr. John P. Hayes

Sitting on the beach outside his Maryland vacation home in 1980, the franchisor asked me, “How do we get more franchise sales leads?”

Instinctively I said, “Write a book.”

Best advice I’ve ever given, and happily I’ve given it many times since. That’s how I wrote Start Small, Finish Big (the Subway story), You Can’t Teach A Kid To Ride A Bike At A Seminar (Sandler Sales Story), Target Success (which I ghostwrote for Don Dwyer), 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015, and a dozen more books including several that are part of an ongoing series: FASTSIGNS Business Opportunity, Mr. Appliance Business Opportunity, Jani King Business Opportunity, and so on. [Read more…]

5 Things Your PR Agency Does That You Don’t See

Marketing and PR agencies write and distribute press releases. They pitch media for stories. They can plan and execute special events. They can even help manage crisis communications in times of need. But none of this is news to you. And honestly, these tasks are like breathing at BizCom. We have gone through these steps with clients so many times and have proven our ability to execute these functions, that it’s obvious to companies and their leaders who retain our services. [Read more…]

Want To Reach Your Foodie Audience? Don’t Forget Radio

BizCom Associates has extensive experience servicing popular restaurant brands, and after 16 years in business we’ve learned a thing or two about helping our clients interact with their customers through social media outlets and the impact it can have on their business. One channel in particular we turn to for social interaction is radio.

Yes, radio.

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