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How do I build my business in a small "It's who you know" town, when you are new?
QUESTION | BY Julia Hilleary | 36 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

My business is an in-home pilates studio, in horse country, close to the vest farming neighborhood. I have tried to break in with the neighbors, advertise, teach public classes, offered intros & good...

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How important is reputation management to your business and what agency do you use?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

There are several reputation management companies out there with claims to clean up your online reputation. 1. How important is online reputation management to your small business? 2. What...

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How do you put a positive spin on changing the name of the company?
QUESTION | BY Tricia Hancock | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/19/20

We have a sister company that is keeping the name but we are changing ours. How do we tell the employees and the public without hurting the sister company and our own good reputation?

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How can we get professional buyers to come to our fashion show?
QUESTION | BY Joey Yu | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/19/20

My company is planning on holding a fashion show in July 2020 in Thailand. We're looking for ways to invite professional buyers to the show. How we can get in touch with the right people and get them...

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How would you handle a PR crisis?
QUESTION | BY Michellyn Miner | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

My business is located in a small town. Often in small towns, news travels fast. The negative press my business is receiving due to an injury in the gym (word of mouth, one published article) has had...

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Which press release distribution service would you recommend for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Jackson Powell | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/20

I'm working with a startup in the online greeting card industry targeting women aged 25-50 in North America. We're trying to drive traffic to the website www.iGreets.co using a press release about...

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I have published several children's books. Is it a good idea for me to hire a literary agent? Thanks!
QUESTION | BY Rene Ghazarian | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/22/20

Would a literary agent be beneficial for promoting my children's books or am I better off promoting them myself?

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Business Wire or direct submission for a press release?
QUESTION | BY Genie Bachert | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/19

A professional organization I work with wants to send out a press release announcing a new board member who is somewhat distinguished in their industry. One member suggested using Business Wire, but...

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Any tips on creating buzz through press for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Tom Torrence | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/15/19

I think I have a good list of bloggers and publications I would like to target and introduce them to my startup soon. I am struggling to figure out a timeline though. Should I try to get some press...

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My boss had a negative article about her one year ago. Should I ask for a retraction?
QUESTION | BY Scott Brand | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/30/17

I want advice on reputation management for my boss who had a negative article reported on her about one year ago and I am hesitant about it.

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What is the best way to approach editors?
QUESTION | BY Jack Kemper | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/04/15

I want to start a PR campaign but am not sure how to best approach editors. I have put together a list of several publications I would like to get into. Are most editors responsive to cold emails...

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When starting with press, is it best to start local?
QUESTION | BY Deana Andriolo | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/15

I am thinking through a PR strategy. I have identified various publications that I would like to get into. Some of them are long shots. Would they be more interested in covering my business if I...

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How do I get help with marketing when I can't afford to pay someone?
QUESTION | BY Nicole Martin | 30 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/02/15

I just opened a yoga studio and I can't afford to pay someone to go business to business to leave materials. I currently own, operate and teach at the studio and I work another job. I have little to...

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Are services like PR Newswire a worthwhile investment for a book launch, or am I better off making contacts the old fashioned way?
QUESTION | BY Jessica Federman | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/02/15

A client is launching a book this fall and wants to consider the use of a distribution service like PR Newswire. While he has no issue of the cost, I'm wondering if this is a worthwhile investment...

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Is there a way to get a press release to all media in a local area without paying a lot of money for something like PRWeb?
QUESTION | BY Luke Gedeon | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/05/15
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Getting Speaking Gigs. Where to start/look?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Seeto | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/10/15

I'm in Sydney. I am looking to speak at events or similar to educate/help business owners. Any advice? Or is there a website that bridges event hosts and speakers seeking events to speak...

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What can I do to help grow our small software company?
QUESTION | BY William Thompson | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/24/14

What are the best tips you have for expanding and growing our company (that makes network and file monitoring software)? We are small but established, and really hope to grow at a faster pace. Would...

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Is Twitter a viable source for contacting journalists?
QUESTION | BY Zoe Brown | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/17/14

I want to get the word out about my new gallery but aren't sure how to start making media connections. Is Twitter a viable source for contacting journalists?

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What are the best ways to get people remember you and your company?
QUESTION | BY Stein Elling Wirum | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/14

Making an impression plays an important role not only to entrepreneurs but also to ordinary people. If you want to be remembered, you must be sure that it is for the better, so it won?t affect you...