Mindshare Makes a Difference

Posted by Judith Segaloff on Oct 28, 2020 12:18:00 PM

Retaining a PR firm with the expectation that they’ll hit the ground running without knowing and understanding your business from start to finish isn’t realistic.

Even the savviest public relations professionals who have worked in your industry for many years require mindshare to get started and not just from the CEO. They may need to hear from your executives, sales force, current clients, and even prospective customers. Successful PR requires a highly collaborative approach.

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Topics: Public relations, journalist, press release, media coverage, media, messaging, USP

Engaging the Journalist 

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Oct 14, 2020 1:00:00 PM

This basically comes down to an exercise in empathy.

Put yourselves in a journalist’s place. Your email box is flooded. You’ve got the pressures of staying abreast of key players in your markets while having to absorb the importance of new products and companies.

Most importantly, you’ve got deadlines.

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Topics: journalist, press coverage, marketing, valuation

DIY PR – Getting the Ball Rolling

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jun 29, 2020 1:01:29 PM

Public relations isn't rocket science, as my partner has consistently reminded me over the past decade. However, it does take a significant amount of time, energy, and persistence.

Getting your news out there

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Topics: Public relations, journalist, news story, DIY

Prepping for the Big Trade Show

Posted by Judith Segaloff on Jan 28, 2019 10:31:00 AM

Once upon a time, I covered trade shows as a market analyst for a major consumer publication.  Shortly thereafter I flipped to the other side of the desk and ended up with a press conference on one side of the Consumer Electronics Show and a photo shoot clear across the exhibition hall.  Let’s just say that roller skates were very much on my mind by the time I finished my Mrs. Doubtfire dash back and forth across the crowded exhibit halls.

I empathize with journalists who have been given the immense task of covering trade shows, scouting for new trends, and trying to maintain relationships with industry leaders. That is why when I have a client exhibiting, I try to be a resource to media covering the show by helping them identify my clients’ product introductions long before the show, setting up interviews or, better still, pre-show interviews to save journalist’s precious time, jet-lagged exhaustion, and, especially, their shoe leather.

Get Your Trade Show Shopping List

Here are some pointers for being a resource to media at your next trade show:

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Topics: Public relations, journalist, news story, news value, media resources, press coverage, press release, media coverage, trade show

2019 PR New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Amy Kenigsberg on Jan 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM

New Year’s Resolutions for Success with Your PR Firm

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Topics: Public relations, journalist, press coverage, marketing