Why pay for advertising ... when knowing these proven public relations secrets can get the media to advertise your products for you - for FREE?
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Big NYC PR firms ... and corporate PR departments ... routinely charge their clients and employers $50,000 to $100,000 or more per year.
In exchange, they churn out mountains of dull, boring, ho-hum press releases ... sterile, unimaginative PR materials destined straight for the round file at obscure trade publications and local newspapers no one reads any more.
The fact is, no PR firm or department is as knowledgeable, passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic as you are when it comes to marketing your product or service.
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Traditional PR firms, books, and courses focus mostly on print media - sending press releases to magazines and newspapers.
But newspaper readership is down, the magazine industry is shrinking, and the Internet is where it's at!
In The Electronic Public Relations Handbook, you'll master dozens of battle-tested strategies for getting your name broadcast widely over the air, on cable, and throughout the World Wide Web.
- Can a PR campaign get you on The Tonight Show? The answer may shock you. Page 7.
- Promote yourself as an expert in your field - at zero cost - by being a guest expert on other people's webinars and teleseminars. They do all the work, you grab all the glory. Page 64.
- 15 ways to generate more leads and sales from media interviews. Page 37.
- Easy ways to get your message across to hundreds of radio and TV stations nationwide - without paying a dime for commercial air time. Page 8.
- 10 ideas for promoting your product or service online with podcasts. Page 64.
- What to do when a radio, TV, or tele-seminar host asks you a question during a live interview -- and you do not know the answer. Page 40.
- Gain fame and fortune online as a widely followed blogger. Page 66.
- If you are an articulate speaker but not a great writer, here's the best way to get quick publicity on the Internet. Page 10.
- Master the "8 F's" of media relations -- and get more attention from the press and online. Page 67.
- How my 7-year-old son's dropping an electronic gigapet into the toilet got me front-page publicity in my local daily newspaper. Page 41.
- 6 ways to get new exposure and results from old press coverage. Page 69.
- Raise your search engine rankings by posting all of your press releases on your web site. Page 11.
- 5 crafty PR ideas that are dirt cheap, easy to do, and your competition probably hasn't thought of. Page 71.
- How to make it easy and convenient for radio and TV talk show hosts to have you on their programs -- and conduct engaging interviews with you. Page 44.
- Thinking of hiring professional PR help? 6 things you must do before you shake hands or sign a contract. Page 73.
- Press kits for electronic media: what's the best format - print or electronic? Page 12.
- 10 do's and don'ts for keeping in touch with journalists via e-mail. Page 77.
- How to survive "media hell." Page 47.
- Before going on the radio and TV talk show circuit, take these steps to make sure your voice conveys the right image. Page 79.
- 10 key documents reporters and producers are likely to ask you for ... and what to include in each. Page 14.
- 5 proven techniques for generating more PR through word of mouth. Page 80.
- 8 guidelines to help you dress right for your next TV appearance. Page 49.
- Does getting a celebrity to endorse your product make sense for you? (The affordable cost will certainly surprise you.) Page 82.
- 23 steps to creating "corporate backgrounders" that editors will actually use to write stories about you. Page 16.
- Simple act of etiquette that most publicity seekers ignore can get you back for repeat appearances on most radio and TV shows. Page 51.
- A sure-fire way to make sure the interviewer asks you the right questions about your product or service when you are a guest on a talk radio show or podcast. Page 18.
- 7 ways to be one of the best interviews the program host has ever conducted. Page 53.
- How to instantly build credibility with journalists and producers - and convince them that your story is media worthy. All you need is scissors, paper, and tape - or a PC with page layout software. Page 20.
- 5 ways to recycle media interviews in your ongoing marketing campaigns. Page 54.
- 20 tips to writing PR materials that grab a producer's or editor's attention -- and saves your press kit from hitting the round file. Page 21.
- Create online buzz and a sense of community with a free content-rich web site. Page 55.
- Template for a model press release. Works in print, TV and radio, even online. Page 24.
- Keep in touch with media, prospects, and customers with a free electronic newsletter. Page 56.
- Can you e-mail editors and producers press releases or is that still a no-no? Answer on page 26.
- Start your own radio or TV show. It's easier - and cheaper - than you think. Page 58.
- 6 steps to getting yourself booked as an expert guest on TV and radio talk shows. Page 31.
- Get known on the Internet by participating in online discussion groups. Here's where to find them -- and what to do once you're on them. Page 59.
- Become the media's "go-to" person on your topic by sending a pitch letter much like this one. See page 34. It got one guru booked as a guest on nearly 40 radio shows.
- 9 questions to ask about your product before promoting yourself in print, online, or broadcast media. Page 61.
- Increase your odds of getting favorable PR by keeping a telephone on your nightstand next to your bed. Page 36.
- Generating FREE publicity online through Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, MySpace, and other social networking sites. Page 62.
- How to optimize press releases to increase your rankings on Google and other major search engines. Page 63.
- 15 rules of "netiquette" for conducting yourself professionally -- and appropriately -- in online discussion groups and forms. Page 87.
- Plus: model press releases ... e-mails ... media directories ... PR books ... web sites ... press kits ... PR firms ... online article web sites ... e-zine directories ... podcasting tools ... keyword research and discovery resources ... blogs ... social networking sites ... online discussion groups ... media associations and organizations ... press release distribution services. Starts on page 84.
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- 29 great story ideas for the next issue of your company newsletter or e-zine. See page 17.
- Promoting yourself, your company, or your product through public speaking? Here's how to make your talk more memorable, engaging, and persuasive. Page 26.
- How to use "DR PR" - direct response press releases - to generate new leads, prospects, and business opportunities. Page 14.
- 4-part formula for writing business letters that get you the results you want. Page 50.
- Want to position yourself as an expert by writing a book? 5 ways to write a book proposal a publisher says "yes" to. Page 29.
- Fool-proof formula for writing articles and getting them published, under your byline, in the trade publications your customers and prospects read. Page 14.
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Bob Bly is a full-time freelance copywriter specializing in business-to-business and direct marketing. He earns more than $600,000 a year from his writing, speaking, and consulting, and became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s.
A copywriter for more than a quarter of a century, Bob has written promotions for over 100 clients including Phillips, Agora, KCI, 21st Century, Weiss Research, EBI Medical Systems, Sony, IBM, AT&T, Grumman, Crain Communications, McGraw-Hill, Intuit, Passlogix, Isogon Software, and AlliedSignal.
Bob is the author of over 70 books including The Copywriter's Handbook (Henry Holt) and Business-to-Business Direct Marketing (NTC Business Books). He has published more than 100 articles in such publications as Successful Meetings, Direct, Business Marketing, Writer's Digest, and Amtrak Express.
Bob's writing awards include a Gold Echo from the Direct Marketing Association, an IMMY from the Information Industry Association, two Southstar Awards, an American Corporate Identity Award of Excellence, the Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Association, and AWAI 2007 Copywriter of the Year. He has also taught marketing at New York University.
Mr. Bly has appeared as a guest on dozens of TV and radio shows including The Advertising Show, Bernard Meltzer, CNBC, and CBS Hard Copy. He has been featured in major media ranging from the LA Times and Nation's Business to the New York Post and the National Enquirer.He was a featured speaker at the 2006 annual conference of the National Speakers Association.
about Bob Bly
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--Pamela Clements, Thomas Nelson Publishers
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--Ray Hardee, Engineered Software, Inc.
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--Lisa Bruette, Agora Inc.
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--Ken Paston, Studebaker-Worthington Leasing Corp.
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--Sheila M. Anderson, President, Commercial Property Services
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--David Yale, M&PA
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--Fred Weiss, Studebaker-Worthington Leasing Corp.
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--Markus Allen, Publisher
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"[A] freelance writing dynamo...."
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--Ruth Stevens, author, The DMA Lead Generation Handbook
"...[a] copywriting giant..."
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