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
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
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! So you’ve put in the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand
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?
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
Let's talk government contracts. For most businesses who partner with Uncle Sam, it's a bit of a love-hate relationship. What's to love? The often very large price tag tied to them, the prominence of working with federal or state agencies that can really make your portfolio glow, and the connections you make that almost always … Continue reading Effectively Working with the Government – My Rule Book
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)
This month, Bennis Public Relations officially turned eight years old! If I'm being honest, I completely missed this milestone on its actually date, and I felt a bit like I missed my child's birthday. After all, this business is my first baby. But before I let myself feel too guilty for being distracted by my … Continue reading 8 Years in Business: What I Wish I Would Have Known as a New Entrepreneur
So you’ve put in the hard work to establish the countless details of your new business or brand. Maybe you’re expanding your existing business into a new territory and needed to create a new brand to represent this. Or maybe your existing brand was long overdue for a fresh new look. No matter the reason … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand
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?