If you are starting a PR firm, or if you are reviewing the core role of your corporate communication function, you can clarify several vital anchor points as a guide to your forward planning. You can do this by combining the answers to these 4 key questions into 1-2 paragraphs comprising a mission or positioning statement: PR firm 1. What industry sectors do you specialize in? [Factual] Eg “My/our firm specializes in consulting to ...Read more
"Show me the money!" as Tom Cruise kept saying in the movie Jerry Maguire. In my view, the preparation of invoices and billing of clients is probably the most important task of a PR consultant. You can't run a successful business until you have a satisfied client and a readily paid invoice to feed those hungry mouths and pay service providers. Last week a PR firm emailed an invoice to me only one hour ...Read more
One of the big issues for PR consultants is to determine how worthwhile it is to spend time and effort on a potential new client. Will they waste your time or will you win the business? A useful formula can help with this.It is the MAD FU formula, which stands for: Money Authority Desire Fit Urgency Having been a senior consultant in a top PR firm for several years, plus running my own consultancy ...Read more
Bias may seem a vague concept for business, but people's biases cause massive errors in business decisions, including communication decisions.
Testimonials are a classic way to create perceptions of authentic value to customers and clients. Sample testimonial: Other thoughts for
Presenting to senior executives is a daunting proposition. They are extremely busy and have to make many decisions under