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Media and Entertainment Consultants

ByKristen McClung,
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Oct 28, 2011
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Entertainment consultants leverage industry expertise to develop creative and results-driven media solutions

Entertainment media consultants help clients conquer communications challenges as they develop powerful messages to escalate media presence and increase financial productivity. Media and entertainment consultants utilize their skills, energy, experience and creativity to provide customized client analysis, business plans and revenue stream solutions for each company's specific communication objectives. With extensive knowledge of media and entertainment trends, media consulting firms provide important skills for businesses seeking to plan new initiatives, develop strategic planning, refresh current programming or enhance communications.

Before beginning your search for an entertainment consulting firm, it is important to define your consulting needs. Clearly identify the goal of your media consultancy, including project scope, services needed, time frame and budget. This information will help you select the best entertainment industry consultant to meet your business needs.

When selecting consultants for media and entertainment, research each consulting firm and evaluate the following:

1. How much experience do the media business consultants offer in providing effective media solutions for your market?

2. What value-added services do the entertainment consultant companies offer to enhance your business communications and financial strategies?

3. How much should your business invest in services provided by media entertainment consultants?

Hire media and entertainment consultants that specialize in your business sector

Select media specialists who are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in your business or industry. Ask to see a list of past and present clients, and request references.

Choose an entertainment consulting firm with demonstrated skills

Review the services offered by each media consulting firm and assess the firm's ability to provide creative solutions to your media and entertainment challenges. Evaluate each firm's experience, qualifications and certifications, and request successful project examples of the specific skill sets you need.

Select media consultants that meet your budget

Many entertainment media consultants operate on a retainer with a minimum time commitment. Several utilize an hourly fee structure for short-term projects. Your entertainment industry consultant cost will depend upon the scope of your services.

  • It is tempting to save time by interviewing just one media consulting firms. However, it is in your company's best interest to contact and interview several entertainment consultants to discuss your potential project. Two or three choices will provide you with the best possible match in skills, services, price and rapport for both you and the entertainment consulting firm.
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