One of the most powerful techniques every business should use is free publicity. As the name implies, you are spending your time and effort to attract attention to your business. Unfortunately, PR, or public relations, is highly untapped for many business owners. However, you can educate the public and gather leads and prospects through free public relations advertising locally, regionally, and nationally.
There are different media avenues in public relations you can use to boost your advertising results and your paid advertising. With a solid plan that encompasses all these areas, you’ll have a great approach to using public relations in the best way possible. Find out how you can leverage free public relations to bring more business to your company!
Public Relations in the Media
Public relations include many different forms of media. The attention of newspapers, television, radio, magazines, bloggers, ezines and podcasts are all powerful tools that you can utilize to get more awareness of your business. You can use the following steps to get noticed by the media.
- Put together a press release for your company. The press release should be relevant to your target market and address consumer interest, not just announce your business.
- Compact your press release to include one hook and one angle. Choose the most attention-getting to make sure the media person you are sending it to is interested in reading your story.
- Put your press release in professional formatting. With press releases, you need a dateline, the most essential information at the top, facts, figures, and wrap it up with contact details, including who and how. Print the press release on your letterhead.
- Send your press release to all television and radio stations, local and metro newspapers, national newspapers, industry magazines, and any other form of media that reaches your target market. Don’t forget to include relevant blogs, ezines, press release submission sites, and industry professionals.
Make sure that the needs of your target market are addressed and made clear in your press release. When you provide consumers with a solution to a problem, a way to avoid a problem, and an opportunity to enhance their life, the media and public will be interested in your story.
Suppose you have a connection, or the ability to get a connection with a celebrity or an influencer. In that case, that can also garnish attention to your brand. Make sure you offer newsworthy information and then follow up with media outlets to make sure they are publicizing your information.
BCC Business Consulting can show you how to put together press releases that work!