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All of us need to thrive to survive and the first thing everyone has to do is learn how to promote your business to survive. A huge component of this, especially in this day and age is learning how to market your business online. It’s a gargantuan topic, but the simple advice to start with is if you want to promote your business, you have to commit to learning a little bit each day. These bite-sized nuggets will...

Marketing is an occupation laced with fear, but it’s an insidious fear, unlike others. It is a fear of getting it wrong, wasting money, and looking like a failure. However, the nature of the beast is marketing ideas for small business means getting it wrong is part of the big picture of getting it right. You have to try things, give them a decent run to see if they are getting somewhere, but impatience and the fear of worthless...

Small business PR can be hugely valuable, but like all the best things in life - good things come to those who wait. Generally, many start-ups and small businesses shun PR in their arsenal of marketing ideas for a variety of reasons. The biggest one is probably a lack of understanding of what public relations is and what PR for small businesses can do and also some business owners simply don’t have the time to properly pursue their...

With the health crisis surrounding Coronavirus developing constantly, we wish to advise that PressPlugs remains fully operational, whilst adhering to all government advice. Currently, we have a full contingency of staff who are all working from home.  We are also asking that they adhere to the hygiene standards outlined by the NHS and Government. With the message to stay at home, socially isolate, and keep a safe distance away, we have the capability to conduct meetings by telephone...

All the best stories that make the news have the common ability to be remembered. They grab the attention, if only for a short while, but whatever the tale they offer something a little different to the reader. If you’re crafting a story to send to the media, then think about who you are aiming it at. The story should only go to an audience likely to be interested, otherwise it will be considered spam - so check...

Often people using our journalist request service, PressPlugs tell us how rude journalists can be. They say how they responded to a media request but didn’t get a reply or perhaps were told that they would be quoted in an article and never heard anymore. It leads to a generalisation that journalists are ignorant and don’t care etc., etc. Well here at PressPlugs, having been formed by people who have worked both as journalists and PR consultants, we...

If you are just starting your business, expanding it or launching a new product, you want to tell as many people as possible. The more people who know about your business, the better chance it has at success. While you could spend thousands marketing your business and creating effective ad campaigns to reach more potential customers, your budget might not allow it. This is where the press comes in very useful as it doesn’t cost very much...

As unpalatable as this may be to take for many, there is no saving Michael Jackson’s reputation. No PR experts weaving magical tales about his genius can stop the biggest crash and burn of a superstar’s status in history that we are to witness in the weeks, months and years ahead following the furore over the new documentary, Leaving Neverland. This view comes from us as Public Relations experts, because ultimately no matter how much efforts of damage...

PR is a very effective way to enhance brand recognition and generate awareness for your company. It manages the proper flow of information from an organization to the public by utilising a wide range of PR activities including speaking at conferences, working with the press, content publication and employee communication. Each of these requires the business or organisation to create a rather substantial budget to ensure their goals are achieved. Some companies, however, need to ensure...

One of the most important aspects of any business in today’s digital world is marketing. If the consumer doesn’t know who you are or what you have to offer, sales will be almost non-existent and your business could fail. For many, a big part of marketing is PR and, generally, the better your company is at PR, the more successful you should become. But what if you don’t have the budget for a PR company to make...