Traditional PR is Still a Fabulous Way to Stand Out
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Back in the day, you know ten years ago, I built some form of media relations into every marketing plan. As digital channels have taken more and more attention, it’s easy to push traditional media coverage aside, but do so at your own risk.
Getting a nice mention in a magazine or newspaper read by your ideal client is an awesome awareness and trust builder, but today it also comes with a high authority website link making it even more potent.
My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Christina Nicholson. She is a former TV reporter and anchor who is on the other side of the desk these days, helping small businesses tell their stories as the founder of Media Maven. She and I discuss best practices for getting the media’s attention and improving your PR efforts.
Nicholson is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience anchoring, reporting, writing, blogging, video production, editing, excelling in social media, photography, and live TV. She has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, the Huffington Post, Time, Yahoo!, PR Daily, All Business Experts, on CNN, WTVJ in Miami, WPTV in West Palm Beach, News 12 in New York City, and many other media outlets.
Questions I ask Christina Nicholson:
- Where does PR fit into the marketing mix today?
- How do you get on the media’s radar?
- How do you analyze if people are prepared or have a story worth pitching to the media?
What you’ll learn if you give a listen:
- How to create a PR plan as part of an overall marketing plan
- What role PR plays in personal branding
- What businesses should look for in a PR firm
Key takeaways from the episode and more about Christina Nicholson:
- Learn more about Media Maven.
- Access the free ebook.
- Connect on Facebook.
- Follow on Twitter.
- Connect on LinkedIn.
- Follow on Instagram.
- Follow on Pinterest.
- Subscribe to Nicholson’s YouTube channel.
- Email [email protected].
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