The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

How to Make the Media Care About Your Story

When you have a story, announcement, or piece of news to share – you want other people to care about it too! And one powerful way to spread the word is to have your story featured in the media. This can look like a feature story, interview, op-ed, or quote in a larger news story. … Continue reading How to Make the Media Care About Your Story

Public Relations During the Holidays: How to Grab the Media’s Attention

For many businesses hoping to share a message during the holiday season, it may feel like issuing a press release or sending out a media pitch will be like screaming into the crowd at a rock concert. There is already so much noise in the atmosphere that it’s not likely you’ll gain the attention you’re … Continue reading Public Relations During the Holidays: How to Grab the Media’s Attention

The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

If there's some good to come out of a global pandemic and the world embracing virtual events, it's that this has simplified the planning process for many events that would typically take place in person. While some events do not transition well to an online format, others have proven that this was an excellent model … Continue reading How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

The following post comes to us from James Buesing, a content writer for Momentum Life, a New Zealand-based life insurance company. You can learn more about James at the end of this article. A press release can be a key communication tool for businesses. It can help you communicate important information about your brand to the … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

It’s the Public Relations version of the chicken and the egg debate. What factor carries more weight when it comes to effectively communicating a story or message? Is it the quality of content or is it how you present it and to whom? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. As a Public Relations … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

Whether we PR professionals want to come to terms with it or not, the media is not our mouthpiece that will print exactly what we want, when we want it. They are the ultimate gatekeepers who determine the extent of media exposure that will be granted to us or our clients. The sheer volume of … Continue reading Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

How Public Relations is different than Advertising

So often lines are blurred when it comes to Public Relations and Advertising. While the two certainly overlap, there are distinct differences that determine how and when you should use them in your communications strategy. A solid plan can and should have elements of both, but it’s important to understand their unique roles and seek … Continue reading How Public Relations is different than Advertising