A word about press releases Reply

Each organization has its share of important and exciting developments to announce, and each deserves its own considered plan based on available resources. Each announcement you make should be optimized for maximum reach. And if that plan includes a press release, then great. But don’t feel too bad if your latest piece of news doesn’t make it into a release. It only means that there are better ways to get it out to the public. More…

Clear language?

The great enemy of clear language… (or, why your marketing should use narrative and lose the technobabble) Reply

In marketing — whether it’s press releases, web copy, social media posts or video — whoever tells it best can cut through the clutter of people’s lives and really reach them. It means knowing what your value is and being able to convey it in a manner that people will be receptive to. And this means narratives, told in accessible language, accompanied by or made up with relevant and interesting images.

Don’t Chase The Media: Start The Conversation Yourself Reply

A critical part of marketing is getting other people to start talking about your business, and some of those “other people” are members of the media. But getting the media’s undivided attention is not as easy as it used to be.

First of all, it’s more difficult to define who the media is these days. The “traditional media,” such as print, radio and TV news reporters, has shrunk dramatically in the intersection of the move to online news and the recession. Media business writer John Reinan estimates today that a typical newsroom, radio or TV station has dumped  half of its staff in the last five years. As a result, a new form of media has arisen – among them bloggers who self-publish on their own site and may broadcast with social media, and citizen journalists who may contribute to both online and traditional outlets.