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Publicity expert Dan Janal appears on “The Real Deal with Jason Silverman”

My interview on “The Real Deal with Jason Silverman" is now live!  I shared lots of great advice on how to get publicity.  You can find the interview on Jason's website J. The name of this show is: How to Write and Use an Effective Press Release with PR Expert and Internet Marketing SuperStar Dan Janal [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|press release, publicity thought leader, resources|0 Comments

Press Releases: One of the Most Powerful Marketing Tools Available

When customizing a plan to put someone’s ‘Book Marketing on Auto-Pilot’ I always stress the importance of issuing press releases. Press releases aren’t a daily task; they’re more of a special event. When something out of the ordinary is happening in connection with your book send out a press release.

By | June 18th, 2011|press release, press release writing, resources|0 Comments

How can you promote yourself without being obnoxious?

Once you get publicity in newspapers, TV or on media web sites, you have to let your followers, fans and prospects know about it. Of course, some people are shy about saying nice things about themselves. So look what PR LEADS client Lauren E Miller did when her stress relief techniques were printed on CNBC.com (with our help, of course).

By | March 1st, 2011|resources|0 Comments

Does choosing the correct search term makes a big difference?

One of my clients sent me a press release today about "online education." You'd think that is a good term. In fact, 300,000 searches are made for that term in a month. But, when I did more analysis, I found that many other relevant keywords were being searched more often on Google. For example: distance [...]

By | February 17th, 2011|press release, resources, search engine optimization, seo|0 Comments

Are You Distributing Meaningless Press Releases?

Today's Guest Post is written by Marsha Friedman, President of EMSI Public Relations. The print media landscape has changed dramatically in the last two years. Most major daily newspapers no longer employ book editors or staff reviewers. They no longer have the space for reviews, nor the revenue to pay for a writer to cover [...]

Should a Press Release Ask People to Take Action?

Getting a prospect to read a press release isn’t a cause for celebration. Getting them to take action is. Many press releases are written solely as information pieces that describe the who, what, when, where and how of a new product or service. However, many press releases I’ve read don’t ask the reader to take action. These press release writers want to tell the story. That is a good first step. But if you stop there, you will be leaving money on the table.

How Much Hype Can You Put Into A Press Release?

Press releases are meant to be promotional pieces of communication that help you tell the world about your new products and services. Reporters and prospects expect a certain amount of self-promotion. But how much is too much? This article will show you six ways to improve your press releases so they get read and you get the attention you deserve.