Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pro PR Tips in person!

I’ll be on a fun panel with a bunch social media wonks tonight, January 19, run by the Social Media Club, about social media (surprise) and public relations. I’ll be signing copies of my book, Pro PR Tips, at the event.  Co-panelist Brian Solis will also be there signing his book, Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.

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Tip #136: A blessing in disguise

When you pitch me and I say, “No,” I’m doing you a favor. It means you can move on with your life. If I say, “Maybe,” you’ve got one more thing to manage. And most maybes become nos anyway.


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Tip #135: Give us a little to go on

Dear PR pro: If you leave me five phone messages telling me about your “great new product,” please understand that I won’t call you back unless you tell me what said product actually is.

Thanks to Kent German for today’s tip.

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