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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The Number One Thing Experts Do Wrong

We are continuing with our series on How to be a Media Darling in the Digital Age. As I’ve mentioned before, publicity for your book or business comes in three stages:  Before landing the interview After you’ve landed it — now what? After the interview We already spoke about honing your message. Now we’re looking…

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Shhhh….It’s Time for Some Publicity Secrets

As you’re watching the news, reading articles or seeing guests on the talk show circuit, it was most likely pitched by someone like me or you — unless, of course, the story is hard news. Hard news events are events that can’t be controlled, e.g., hurricanes, shootings, accidents, etc. Usually they’re the first portion of…

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Hiring a publicist — Should You or Shouldn’t You?

People contemplate everyday whether or not they should hire a publicist. I am fond of saying it isn’t rocket science or brain surgery, but there are some real advantages to hiring someone to help you with media coverage. Here are a few of them: They have the contacts (and if they don’t, they aren’t the…

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How National Media can Improve your Reach and Visibility in New Markets

We’ve all heard the cries that the media is dying but is that really the case? Yes, things are changing, forms are changing, viewing habits are changing, the devices we use are changing, but the truth of the matter is that media has been in the process of integration for a number of years now,…

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Top 7 List of the Biggest Mistakes Writers and Authors Make and What to Do Instead

So what do you want in 2014? Aside from the usual, “I’m going to lose weight and get fit” resolutions, is this the year you are finally going to get that book written? Statistics suggest some 82% of Americans want to write a book, yet many never actually do it. Why? Or maybe you’re one…

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Building Relationships

Actually, this one may be the #1 secret. The time to build relationships is before you need them.    

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“Um, so what is it exactly that you do?”

“Um, so what is it exactly that you do?” I get asked that question a lot, so I figure it’s probably about time that I explained what exactly a publicist is and how he or she may be able to help you meet your goals in terms of media and exposure. You see, some confuse…

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