Elements of a good media pitch

Are you putting together media pitches, but feel like something is missing? I have great news; we are going to go over all of the key elements of what makes a good pitch so that you know to make your pitches stand out!    Strong subject line The subject line of your pitch is the…

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How to find your target audience

Finding your target audience is an essential part of your PR journey. Having a target audience does not mean you are excluding anyone who does not meet your criteria. It means that you are figuring out how to targeting individuals who are most likely to listen to what you have to say and purchase your…

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As life tends to slow down during the summer, the good news is the news cycle keeps going! Even though producers and editors might also be on vacation, there are ways to make sure your topics and story ideas get the media’s attention. So how do you find news pegs during the summer? Focus on…

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A news peg is the angle or aspect of a story that makes it relevant, timely, and newsworthy. Without utilizing a news peg, your story is just… a story. In order for it to be news, you need to tie it into current events and topics of discussion.   Media outlets need stories and experts…

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The process of pitching is a bit confusing, and overwhelming especially if you are not sure where to start. The good news is, we are here to help! We are diving into where to start in the process of pitching to give you some actionable steps to take when crafting the perfect pitch.   Target…

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You’re looking for more visibility and/or credibility for your business, book, event or thought leadership. But are you ready for publicity? The tricky thing about using publicity to your advantage is that you can’t wait until you need it. You can’t wait until you need clients, you can’t wait until you feel ready, you can’t…

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It’s small business week so let’s discuss the benefits that press attention can bring to your small business.  Being featured in the news and media, whether print or broadcast, sets a small business apart and situates them as an expert in the minds of the audience! When you increase your visibility beyond Facebook, Instagram and…

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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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A previous blog post discussed the Traditional Book Publishing Timeline which summarized everything you need to know about outsourcing publishing to a company rather than going down the self-publishing route. Today we’ll be talking about self-publishing and how it could potentially allow you to bypass many of the obstacles you would experience in traditional publishing…

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