Press Enter to Search

HELLO AND WELCOME TO VISUAL ORIGINAL- A WEB & PRINT DESIGN AGENCY BASED IN MALAGA- SPAIN

WE COVER ALL MAJOR TOWNS ALONG THE COSTA DEL SOL INCLUDING GIBRALTAR - MARBELLA - LA CALA - FUENGIROLA - TORREMOLINOS - BENALMÁDENA & ALHAURIN

WE ARE MADE UP OF A TEAM OF CREATIVE, STRATEGIC AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS THAT COVER ALL ASPECTS OF WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTSOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT - AND SEO MARKETING.

ALL OUR SITES ARE FULLY RESPONSIVE, WHICH MEANS THEY CLEARLY ADAPT TO THE DEVICE TRYING TO VIEW THEM.

WE ALSO ARE HUGE FANS OF CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, WHICH MEANS IT IS VERY EASY FOR OUR CLIENTS TO CHANGE AND ADD CONTENT TO THEIR SITES THEMSELVES.

WE ALSO COVER THE TRADITIONAL AREAS OF PRINT MARKETING SUCH AS LOGO DESIGN - BROCHURE AND FLYER PRODUCTION - AND BUSINESS CARD AND STATIONERY DESIGN

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A DESIGN, AND WANT IT PRINTED TO A HIGH QUALITY, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PRINT PRICES

CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

Effectively Using PR Tactics: Seven Tips To Boost Brand Awareness

December 28th, 2012
Whatever the case, it’s up to you to make use of proven PR tactics to help build awareness and credibility of your brand. Here are seven tips to help jumpstart your PR efforts, or improve existing programs:


1) Focus On Your Newsworthy Attributes

The news hook is an important information trigger that actually interests news editors and reporters, not something contrived or self-serving that you think should interest the media. You’ll have far greater success garnering news coverage if your announcement is based on a proven news hook, rather than being full of puffery and information only of interest to you.

2) Keep Your PR Tools Up-To-Date

The basic tools for being reporter friendly are: well-written news releases, media/press kit (both online and hardcopy), fact sheets and Q&A documents, backgrounders and history documents, bios of key employees, milestone recap and related timeline, photography (high resolution required for print reproduction), and technical documents such as white papers and case studies. The more information you are able to provide an interested reporter, the more likely your encounter will result in thorough, accurate and engaging coverage.

3) Utilize Newswire Services

Newswires – effectively selected, written and timed – turn up the volume on your media announcement. Specialized dissemination services — such as PR Newswire, Business Wire, PR Web, PR.com and PR Leap – can give your news release added exposure to both the media and potential customers searching the Internet for your products or services as the release remains posted online.

4) Become Skilled At E-mail Campaigns

E-mail is, on the whole, the most preferred form of communication for reaching the news media (versus unsolicited phone calls, text messages or podcasts to busy journalists). Where do you get the e-mail addresses? Check the contact section of the media outlet’s website or subscribe to a media contact data source such as Bacon’s MediaSource, Burrelles Luce MediaContacts or Bulldog Reporter MediaBase.

5) Make Use Of Leads Services

The leads service is a special PR tool that allows reporters on deadline to reach out to companies and individuals for information and interviews. Examples of these services, available by subscription, are PR Newswire’s ProfNet and PRSourceCode. Here’s an example of a recent Profnet Query: “I am writing a story for a national business publication roughly titled ‘Sales 2.0.’ The article looks at how some of the new tools such as LinkedIn, Jigsaw, and other Web 2.0 tech stuff are changing the way companies prospect for sales, contact and woo sales, close sales, and then keep customers happy. I am only interested in talking to small and medium-sized businesses (with 1,000 employees or less).”

6) Share Your Expertise Via Articles

Bylined articles, like you’re reading now, are when you write articles for the print media (usually at the invitation of the editor) about your area of expertise. Opportunities can range from a 250-word squib to a 2,000-word feature. A short paragraph at the end of the article usually recaps the author’s credentials, explains his/her company or organization title and affiliation, and provides the reader with website contact information.

7) Win Awards To Attract Attention

Receipt of an industry or community award is a legitimate news hook that can help attract the attention of editors and reporters and ultimately gain valuable media exposure. The focus of the award gives the recipient a reason to expand on the particular topic by providing additional information and related photography. Quite frequently, the prestige of receiving one or several industry awards offers the “awareness lift” necessary to secure a profile or full feature about your company or organization.

A skilled practitioner can assist you with your PR initiative and help you understand the many tactics available to you. Happy awareness building of your brand!
There are no comments yet, add one below.

t Twitter f Facebook g Google+
<\/body>