Word Definitions: Advertising, Marketing, Publicity, Public Relations, Promotions, Selling, and all things Digital

As I mentioned in my last post, many people use the term “editing” to mean one thing, and it actually has four very different meanings, so it’s important when working with others within an industry that you’re speaking the same language. For years, I’ve heard these words used interchangeably, but they mean very different things:…

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Words are Important in Publishing, Marketing, and Publicity

I often hear the words marketing, publicity, promotions, public relations, advertising, and sales all used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same. It’s one thing if you’re simply speaking with a couple of friends, but if you’re working with people inside any of these industries, using the wrong word can spell big trouble and lots of…

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Publicity and Marketing Social Cheats!

Because I hear the word “overwhelmed” so much these days, I thought I would share with you a cheat sheet of sorts. I had the privilege of working on the AMACOM book A World Gone Social by Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt — Two wonderful human beings and social business guys whom I just adore.…

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Staying on Track with Your Publicity and Marketing Plans: Sometimes taking a break is the best next action

I work with many different types of clients and one thing they all have in common is that they are very busy people who are up to something in the world. Most of the questions I get have to do with how to secure media coverage, how do we create more compelling and hooky titles…

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Attention and visibility for your book and/or business can be fun, exciting, exhilarating (and frustrating)!

Most don’t want to talk about the last part of that title, but it’s true. At times publicity and marketing can be frustrating and anxiety producing. Much like life…there are the highs and the lows… If your book’s message is timely and you have a killer pitch, you’re going to get media coverage. Sometimes A…

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New Year Resolutions for Book Marketing and Publicity — and Life in General

Have you ever given a presentation and received tons of praise and accolades, only to find yourself ruminating on the one person who was critical of you? We’ve all been there. Focusing on what’s wrong is easy. Think about it. All through school did teachers point out all the things you did right? Or did…

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Celebrating the Holidays

In celebration of the holidays, a simple wish from me to you, your family and friends.

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Publicity for your Book, Business, and its Message when there is Breaking News

When it comes to publicity, timing is everything. This has been quite an amazing week having just survived a challenging (and sometimes nasty) election season, topped off with some unexpected results. No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, there were some big surprises. Early in the day on November 8th, I made this…

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