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Pitch Tip: Sell Benefits And Stop Focusing On Functionality When Approaching Strangers

When you are close to what you are writing about creating a new pitch is challenging. You need to create enough interest, in seconds, for them to consider writing about it. Writers are not concerned with the same set of … Continue reading

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It Never Hurts To Ask

“Ask for the sale,” is 101 stuff. Why? Because you never know. If you need help publicizing your thing, just ask. Ask reviewers, publications and other publicists – like me, for help. I am willing to help, ask me a … Continue reading

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What Marketing and PR Initiatives Should You Consider?

When starting a small business, what marketing and PR initiatives should you consider? Answer: Publicity. Publicity will help you get in peoples hands and in their line of vision. How the do you get publicity? Get your business a write-up … Continue reading

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The Easy Road To Sustainability, Luck Happens?

Are you suffering from social media malaise? The symptoms are: no one likes you, no one re-tweets you and the only people who like your posts are spamy leach companies that want you to pay for their snake oil twitter/like follower-getter. As … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing as Spam 2.0 and SPACEBALLS Merchandising Theory

Depending on your preferences, you either love social marketing or loath it. My opinions about social networking have changed and vary depending on which social this or that I am signed into. Joining a social network is not optional; it is … Continue reading

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Twitter Stalking and Reaching Media

Reaching media contacts through Twitter is a growing preference by topic-seeking journalists and writers. Tight deadlines and turnaround times for writers make the move to a relevant Twitter message more acceptable. While attending several NYC Social Media Week events earlier … Continue reading

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The Reasons You Will Hire A Publicist

Hiring a publicist is an important part of getting noticed. Can it be done in-house with existing staff or the DIY style? Possibly. The main reason you will hire a publicist is to pitch media and get coverage. Accessing the … Continue reading

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The Customized Consumer Wants To See Your New Profile

A few years ago, starting fresh with a new networking site seemed like duplicate work.  Today, creating a new profile is part of staying current. A quick search for Google+, will show SEO blogs, tech sites and developers discussing the benefits Google+ profile … Continue reading

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