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Five key metrics for evaluating publicity outreach effectiveness

Five key metrics for evaluating publicity outreach effectiveness

Most people are fully satisfied with the publicity results only when the “reach, persuade and move-to-desired-action” process produces sufficient visible actions on the part of those people you wish to influence. However, it may take several weeks or even months for this to occur. There are five key measurement points you should use to determine […]

Being bumped by the media – what do you do when this happens to you?

Tactics for responding to media when interview is postponed by other news

One of my clients just shared his experience of being bumped by a big media for a TV interview. This does happen people some of the time. The question is ‘what do you do when it happens to you?’ You can strategize and come up with actions and ideas to best position yourself when it […]

Getting Book Reviews – Submission Guidelines for 21 Top Book Reviewers

Getting Book Reviews - Submission Guidelines

I keep this list pretty current. Some book review sites will only look at galleys or advance review copies three to four months prior to publication. Others will only look at recently pubished books. Look before you invest the money and send off a package to be sure you send the right package to the […]

Not all media are created equal – targeting the right media – targeted PR

Not all media are created equal - targeting the right media - targeted PR

Targeting the right media takes special skill. They say that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. It’s exposure in front of people in any case. Right? But it can also be true that even good publicity in the right media may not be worth very much in the way of immediate direct sales. When […]

Getting Publicity & Making the Most of Book Expo America (BEA)

Tactics for getting publicity and making the most of the Book Expo America (BEA)

Getting Publicity & Making the Most of Book Expo America (BEA) I won’t be at BEA this year, opting to stay home, work with clients (oh yeah, and go fishing for walleye on the Columbia River). Many of you may want to hear my personal observations about working with the press at BEA. If you […]

Why book reviews news releases don’t work

Why book reviews news releases don't work

OK, you’ve written a book and now want to get some publicity? I recommend that authors stay away from news releases that simply say “I’ve published a book and am marketing it…..” It may get you local publicity and it may get you some book reviewers, some of which my end up getting published. But […]

What is a News Release? Really!

What is a News Release? Really!

So much confusion over this simple question. Here’s my definition of a news release: A written proposal: – containing a request for media coverage – and/or an offer to provide media the content needed to achieve that end. A news release is either sent directly to media decision makers directly (e.g., by fax, email, street […]

What is a News Release?

Definition of what a news release is and isn't

Clients come to me confused as to what a news release is day after day. It’s the starting point for everything that you do if you are trying to get publicity. A news release or a press release is a proposal or a pitch: an offer to provide a publication or a show story content. […]

Media coverage begets media coverage: How to use publicity to get more publicity

Media coverage begets media coverage: How to use publicity to get more publicity

One of my clients Cy Tymony who writes the Sneaky uses of Everyday Objects book series told a story about his appearance on one NPR talk show lead to an invite to write an educational fun article in a teen science magazine which then led him to be invited to be on a Make TV […]

Why News Releases Fail- Free ebook and Powerpoint presentation

20 + fatal errors people make writing news releases and what to do about them

This is one of my most popular articles turned into a Powerpoint presentation and an ebook pdf file. Free Powerpoint Presentation here: Why News Releases Fail Powerpoint Presentation“ Free ebook pdf file here: Why News Releases Fail ebook pdf file