WOOF! We landed the front page of the Hendersonville Times News daily paper over the weekend. Do you know how rrrrrough it is to score front page ink? [Dog whine.] Rrrrrough. After 20 years generating earned editorial media coverage (aka PR coverage), I’ve learned one thing… front page coverage doesn’t come around unless you do this one thing: serve the media’s needs first. Joan Stewart aka The Publicity Hound used to edit newspapers. She taught me years ago that media people loathe press conferences and prefer fun and engaging events. So, when I wanted to gift the Blue Ridge Husky Rescue a media bone, I suggested in a PR Happy Hour training session they offer a fun and engaging event to publicize their new nonprofit. So an urban mushing event was born and I volunteered to “mush” my foster dog with my roller blades. You can see us barking up the newspaper’s front page with smiles. Best of all, the foster-turned-poster dog, Smokey, now is barking up and down his new backyard. See some video of his new home below. WOOF!
Some of you have already listened to this hour long PR session at PitchRate’s PR Happy Hour on how to publicize a new nonprofit or small business. However, it’s back by popular demand so those of you wagging your tails in anticipation, here you go …
Teleseminar with Wasabi Publicity’s Chief Creative Officer, Michelle Tennant Nicholson — On Monday, January 30th, Wasabi Publicity’s Chief Creative Officer, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, advised Danielle Winkelman, founder of Blue Ridge Husky Rescue, on how to publicize her new nonprofit in a PR Happy Hour about: “The Dog Days of PR!”
Most people starting a new business or organizing a community nonprofit aren’t sure how to tell the media about their new venture. Do you send a press release? What’s necessary to get noticed online? Rrrrrrrounding up great PR can be rrrrrrough… unless you have dog treats you can share with the media!
If you want to tame the wild wolves of the Internet or bark your way to media mentions, be sure to SIT… STAY… and get rewarded as Michelle and Danielle yip about what makes the media growl with excitement. You’ll be top dog in PR when you learn:
* How to get the media to SIT at your events
* What to BARK when communicating with TV stations, radio producers, magazine editors and newspaper journalists
* The secret TREAT you can give the media so they learn RECALL and come back to you again and again
* How to DIG great online PR
* And much, much more!