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Tips for media appearance from ImaginePublicity

The Media Called–What Should I DO? Tips For Your First Appearance

    As exciting as it is to be called by a major media producer to offer your brand of commentary, discuss your latest book, or to promote an issue, it can send even veterans to the moon with anxiety! The spotlight is on you! Don’t get caught unprepared, looking a mess, or sounding like you don’t know what you’re talking about. What makes a good interview? What should be said or not said? What should be worn that looks best on camera?  Whew! Lot’s to think about, let alone how to get over the jitters. If you go into the interview well prepared, looking and sounding good, the chances of landing more appearances  went up a few notches.  Do and be the best you can! 1. The Media Called: Name Your Product Whether it be a book or the latest gadget, it has a name and should be referred to by that name at each opportunity. Not that you need to say it in every sentence, but weave it through the interview in an easy, conversational …

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Social Media: We Don’t Want to be Customers!

Think about it. Sometimes social media activity can be compared to watching an entertaining, interactive movie or tv show, and then, BINGO, there’s another commercial. Do you go to the kitchen for a snack and wait for it to be over, or do you turn the channel and move along? How many times do you take action based on the commercial? This is what happens when marketers use social media as a broadcast medium for their latest sales pitch. It may have worked well in the past for some, but now it’s like blowing hot air into the wind. Over saturation = hot air! Instead of walking away in frustration and condemning all social media for marketing purposes, let’s take a look at what’s changed in the overall philosophy of social media marketing and how the “pitch it” mentality can be overhauled. The customer is always right If a marketer is pounding away with ads, posts, and targeting and not getting results it’s too easy to point the finger at the consumer and walk away defeated. …

Social media marketing, quality vs quantity

Quantity v. Quality in Social Media Marketing, Do Your Followers Care?

Social Media Today comment: The quality of a social media campaign can be directly linked to how much business the campaign is generating. The bottom line and brand awareness should always be the main functions of a campaign, not the hunting and gathering of followers. But, you may think that playing the numbers is a part of broadcasting your message, and it is to some extent. However, when was the last time your tons of followers put a dent in your bottom line? Have you sold more product or services because of it? Some may say yes, but the majority will admit, it didn’t help propel business. Who really cares? Far too many marketers put empasis on the number of social media followers they have and some even go so far as to buy followers.  I don’t recommend that strategy.  Money wasted. If your business is based on credibility, influence or real relationships you’ll find these paid followers falling off quickly. They don’t care. If you’re thinking having a million followers makes you look famous, and if …

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Think Your Resume is Enough to Open Today’s Doors?

Times have changed in relation to reaching career goals. No longer is it feasible to drop off a copy of a resume and expect a call back. No, in today’s world it takes much more than that. Strategies for career placement and advancement now rely heavily on how well a person presents themselves online. Have you checked out your personal Facebook postings lately? You know, the ones describing a girls night out with some not so appropriate pictures. Think about how a potential employer would view those posts, and get rid of anything that doesn’t portray professionalism. It’s ok to have fun and post about it, but keep in mind who may be taking a peek into your personal life. How to rise to the top Imagine yourself as the product in a hugestore. What sets you apart? What makes a consumer choose you from the shelf and take you home? Additionally, product placement and merchandising is essential to getting a product noticed. There’s a reason why all those tempting candy bars and magazines are placed close to …