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Pitching for Valentine’s Day

Coming right off the holiday rush, Valentine’s Day is an interesting opportunity to get your brand out there and get some sales secured. Here are a few tips for rising to the top when you pitch for Valentine’s Day. 1) Make it Unique. This is true all the time, but especially for Valentine’s Day, because […]

Three-Levels of PR Pitching

One of the hardest things about promoting your business is thinking long-term. How do you balance the realities of what needs to get done today with the long-range goals of keeping you in business tomorrow? Whether you are handling your own media relations or are getting ready to outsource it, thinking through this three-step approach […]

Ten Reasons It’s Okay NOT to Run Holiday Sales

Not feeling the holiday sales? Here’s 10 reasons you just might not need one! 1) You’re just starting out. …and you need to get to know your audience in a regular environment. 2) You are still experimenting with pricing. …and aren’t ready to throw a curve ball into it. 3) You don’t want to devalue […]

What does it mean to “pitch”? | Defining Jargon

A phrase I use a lot is “to pitch a product or service,” especially when I am talking about media relationships! “Pitching” is introducing your product or service to a person who you want to fall in love with your brand. It might be an editor looking for tips on trends, a reporter looking for […]

Easy Steps to Being Featured in Gift Guides

Gift Guides are the Low-Hanging fruit of Small Business media relations. If you are just starting to think about pitching to magazines, blogs, news outlets, and newspapers, this is the easiest way to do it! This season, more than every, journalists, reporters, and bloggers NEED content and they need a lot of it, in a […]

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