How to get your business media coverage

tips and tricks to get your business media coverage?

Well, what a hilarious Twitter Hour and after-chat with Carrie, The Blondepreneur And, my gosh so generous with her insider tips and tricks on how to get you and your business media coverage. Using your time and Twitter!

get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

Carrie, helps small and medium businesses get that all-important media coverage. Using a technique called SoftPR to communicate with the media.

If you missed the Twitter Hourt – no worries. Have summarised it here for you. Cause you have to be at the chat to pick up on the humour and fun we had during our Twitter Hour.

Q1: WHAT IS PR?

What is PR? | get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

My personal definition of PR is part story-telling and part opinion-sharing. Another definition is that its third-party endorsement. And finally, it is about raising your profile and generating awareness about who you are what you do.

Q2: DO YOU BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET MEDIA COVERAGE DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Do you believe it is possible to get media coverage during the pandemic? | get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

Absolutely, people typically fall into two camps about this right now. They either cannot get enough news or they have news fatigue. There are more opportunities for media coverage than normal due to this, especially if you act fast!

Q3: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARKETING AND PR?

q3: What is the difference between marketing and PR? | get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

With marketing you decide on the content, the timing and the form whilst with PR you do not have this control.

With PR you are not in control. with marketing you are in control is the main difference. The reason people find PR so scary is that they have to give up control.

The media control the content, the timing and actually IF it even happens, and sometimes it does not…

Q4: WHAT DOES MEDIA COVERAGE LOOK LIKE?

What does media coverage look like? | get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

Media coverage could be just a few words in a newspaper or 5 minutes on television.

It could be an opinion piece for an online magazine or a one sentence mention in a daily newspaper or a discussion on the radio

Q5: IS THERE A LEGAL WAY TO STALK JOURNALISTS ON TWITTER?

There is a legal way to stalk a journalist on Twitter. Find the journalist you want to build a relationship and click on the bell symbol of their profile! This is called notifications! You can do this with ANYONE …Once you have clicked on it, every time they tweet you will know!

This might drive you a bit mad, so forgive me! But, you will start to get to know them A LOT better! And you can start chatting with them before you pitch them or respond to a media request!

Q6: DO YOU KNOW HOW TWITTER TRENDS CAN BOOST YOUR PROFILE TO GET YOU MEDIA COVERAGE?

Q6: DO YOU KNOW HOW TWITTER TRENDS CAN BOOST YOUR PROFILE TO GET YOU MEDIA COVERAGE? | get your business media coverage Q & A with theblondepreneur on Irish Wedding Chat

On the right-hand side of Twitter where it says ‘what’s happening,’ this the trends. When you click on one of the topics it will then come up in the main twitter feed! Next, click on Tweet and share your view or story about it! Yes really.

The more you do this, the more people will pay attention including the media. My clients have done this and got media coverage just from doing this!

Fantastic Twitter Q & A! Full of valuable insider tips for you to use and your business some of that all important media coverage. And, our after-chat with Carrie great!

To avail of Carries fantastic special offer use the code CARRIE50 available until 30th August 2020

Finally as always if you would like to be a guest on our Twitter hour or would like to show off your wonderful gifts, services, products or venues as a featured business. Get in contact with me and let’s have a chat.

Progress not Perfection

Progress not Perfection with Business Growth Coach – Jo Flood

We Coach People | Jo Flood | Irish Wedding Chat
Jo Flood

We had a fabulous Twitter Hour and follow up chat with Jo this week of We Coach People. Jo was one of the very first people to welcome me to New Ross. I remember thinking wow what a wonderful woman – genuinely friendly and warm. So, it was an absolute pleasure to have her as our guest this week.

Jo’s is an amazing businesswoman. Who after a very successful career in London came home to Ireland. Brought a small Country Home in New Ross and set about creating a thriving boutique hotel. Which she sold 17 years to concentrate on looking after her twins.

Which she found extremely difficult and stressful. Especially since one of the children has autism. Her journey to becoming one of the best businesses coaches began. When she discovered that only she had the ability to change herself. You can read more about her story here.

As you can probably tell I’m a great admirer of Jo’s – she’s down to earth and really does understand the difficulties life can throw at you. Which in my view makes her a really compassionate business coach. And, as she says “it’s about progress not perfection”

Let’s dive into the Twitter Q & A.

Q1: Has a lack of structure impacted your productivity?
Q1: Has a lack of structure impacted your productivity? We Coach People | Irish Wedding Chat

A1: Develop daily success habits! Make a list of 5 unproductive habits and eliminate them one step at a time!

Q2: Do you find it hard to say no when you’re already overcommitted?
q2: do you fin it hard to say No when you're already overcommitted?

A 2. This week catch yourself before you agree and make a commitment to say Yes to NO!…
I’m gambling here!!!! Bet everyone said YES to NO today

q3: Do you schedule time every week to clear clutter?

A3: This week schedule an hour to clear the decks. Let me know how it feels afterwards..

q4: Do you struggle with self-limiting beliefs?

A4: Write them down and opposite each one write an empowering belief and read the list every day. Watch the magic happen!!

We had a fabulous hour with Jo. So much so that I’ve embedded some of the Twitter thread at the end of today’s blog. Just so you can catch up. But, now let’s move onto our live.

DeirdreSarah and I had a great laugh with Jo. We really do love having our Guests join us always do so much learning.

Connect with Jo

Planning a wedding or event?

Then please do join us me and our wonderful community of wedding and event service providers, suppliers and venues Wednesday’s at 8pm on Twitter when we show off our gifts, gowns, services, cars, cakes, flowers and so much more. It’s a virtual wedding fair. Hosted by wonderful Deirdre of 2D Graphic Design. And, check out our Instagram – the lovely Sarah of SVS Concierge looks after you.

Reach out to us if you have any questions – we are happy to help.