Summer is a time for leisure and reprieve. It is also a time for productivity and building momentum. During the summer months, many of us will take vacation time and be out of the office for extended periods, so it is only natural to assume that no one will be around to pitch to. The…

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There are a multitude of reasons to hire a publicist. Self promotion is important, but eventually you will find the need to hire a professional. Especially if you want to see your work featured in digital or print articles or be featured on TV. High visibility promotion can be a crucial way to connect with…

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Communicating with your target audience is not always easy or straightforward, particularly for those with little media experience. One of the first things I focus on in media training is how to create a powerful communications statement.    A communications statement consists of 2-4 sentences that clearly define your message. This statement is the core…

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According to Forbes, a thought leader can only be declared as such at the discretion of someone else. A thought leader is someone who, based on their expertise and perspective in an industry, offers unique guidance, inspires innovation and influences others. A thought leader is one whose expertise is recognized and sought after. Thought leaders…

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Grabbing testimonials, showing proven results, and having valuable content isn’t the only way you can be building instant credibility for your brand. You may have heard “media” can be vital to every successful visibility strategy out there. In fact, having media can build instant credibility for your brand more so than any other thing out…

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After what can only be known as the strangest year in history, as pleased as we are to be here in 2021, I have to admit many of us are suffering from what could only be called a 2020 (crazy year) hangover.    2020 was an amazing year for KT Media Strategies, which might come…

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podcast interview

To successfully get media exposure, you have to first get very clear on your media message.   Sure, the act of pitching is important, but voicing your opinion and giving actionable items that make it clear as to what you can provide to those you are pitching to is an even more important challenge.  …

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podcast interview

With COVID-19 making a huge impact on the media landscape, many people like Author Brian Wray have had to pivot in order to be noticed in the media.    Brian has been writing stories and sharing them with children for as long as he can remember. In 2003, he won the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting…

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You want media coverage, but you aren’t sure exactly WHY you think you need a media presence… Does this sound like you?   One of the most important things you need to ask yourself to begin your media journey is, “what is my media why?”   Your media why is the first thing you need…

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If you’re writing a book, odds are, you’ve thought about your marketing strategy, but have you devised a publicity plan? This is a strategy that helps you gain free press and brand exposure through media outlets. A traditional example would be interviewing with the local paper or tv news station, while a modern example would…

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