August 19, 2017

Creating A Press Release Tagline that Sizzles

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taglinesgettothepointA tagline, or many times called the subject line, is the first impression and the most important part of a press release. This is the very first item the media will see or hear.

A relevant & original tagline can grant you an amazing ability to intrigue your audience into reading further. This allows you to express something fascinating about your product or service. You then can use this tagline on almost everything, starting from your website to the letterhead and any other marketing tools you may use.

Taglines can help you transform your press release from average to something the media wants!

Below are some tips which can help you come up with press release taglines that sizzle:

Why Reinvent – Copy from the BEST

Study the covers of different magazines; check out different TV shows to try to identify specific sayings which catch your attention. Many of the top publications have spent millions in market research to ensure they capture the eyes of their readers.

KISS – Keep It Short and Sweet

Eliminate anything which may not be the most essential elements to what would get your audience intrigued so that they will want to read more. Preferably, you must try to reduce it to a single key element or at least look to keep it to no more than five to seven words.

Use Numbers – They Capture the Most Attention

Numbers are a great way to attract the reader’s eye to a clearly defined topic. You do not include all the details in the press release itself; however, it is a perfect place to showcase what you know and to have the editor wanting to know more.

Here are a few examples I have used over the years:

11 Mistakes Even the Smartest Exhibitors Make

85 Ways to Improve Your Health in 6 Hours or Less

9 Essentials to Creating Sustainable Partnerships

Take your key components into account and give it a go in crafting a tagline for a topic you want to share with the masses. Even using google AdWords to see what your audience is looking for can help.

What tagline in your business has worked best for capturing attention?

Share taglines below and get feedback.

To your business & life success,
Shannon Burnett-Gronich

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The Power of Mentors – 7 Strengths to Business and Life Success

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Findhandsmentorsing an individual who’ll guide you all the way to success can be among the biggest decisions of your life.

A mentor is a person whom you can look up to, somebody who’s been in the same place as you are today & knows how to find his way right to the top. A good mentor could be a person who is successful in his industry & is ready to share his experience with others. A mentor could also be a person who has experienced high and low days and wants to share his strength and knowledge to see others succeed.

Trustworthiness

Since the goal of your mentor is to ensure your success, he is most likely going to tell you how they honestly feel on a given topic. When you’re with your family members or friends, they might tell you whatever things you would like to hear; however a mentor tells you the things that you actually need to hear.

Guide 

A mentor helps guide you towards the right path, suggests important contacts, courses, reading material, etc. Even though he may not contact individuals on your behalf, purchase reading materials for you, or register you for any course, he’ll show you the road map which will allow you to find your own route to success and growth.

Learn from His Mistakes

By learning from the mistakes which your teacher made while achieving success themselves, you’ll be able to avoid making similar ones, thus saving you valuable time and money.

Bring Out Your Strengths

A mentor can bring the best out of you even if you do not necessarily identify with those qualities in yourself yet. After all, you want someone who is capable of bringing out the talent and story within you.

Help Overcome Your Weaknesses

Hearing your weak points can be one of the most difficult aspects of a mentoring relationship; yet, these same aspects can hold you back in your career and life. In business one of the common weak points people work to overcome, is lack of experience or credibility. You can often collaborate with an expert in your industry to help build your brand.

Motivation 

All of us have days or times when we feel like things are not going the way they should. A mentor has an ability to encourage you using a simple statement which affirms that you are on the right path even if things don’t appear to be going well enough. A mentor has the ability to assure you everything is going well since he’s been there previously.

Discover the Undiscovered

Every one of us is gifted with numerous skills which we might not even be in tune with yet. A mentor can assist you in exploring what those skills may be as well as show you how to make the best use of those in order to accomplish your goals. Identifying these hidden skills might even transform your life and business objectives.

definition of mentor

Mentors play a huge role in offering the knowledge, advice, inspiration, and assistance which we need from time to time. The fact is, you must have a mentor for every aspect of your life including business.

Who has been your greatest business mentor?

What areas of marketing are you looking for mentorship?

To your business & life success,

Shannon Burnett-Gronich

 

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How to Get Booked on Radio – You Are More Powerful Than You Think

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Radio interviews have a life of their own. They can last a short moment, a month, or even years depending on how you market them.radiomic
If you haven’t been on the radio yet, now is your time. This is one of the quickest ways to showcase you as an authority figure and create leverage to grow your business.

One of the best places to look and get booked is on BlogTalkRadio.com. Blog Talk Radio is the world’s largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. There are thousands of shows in various categories. If you follow these few steps you can get booked almost instantly on the radio.

First, you want to have your media kit ready.

Second, research for radio shows that are relevant to your subject matter and determine if the listenership is a good match. Also be creative. Many times there are niche markets we can tap into.

Finally, reach out to the host with your media kit and possible topics they could choose from. When you start contacting the media, it is important to communicate your message clearly and concisely. You want to be sure that you are very clear about who you are and what your business is about. Don’t give too much information – you may overwhelm them and “turn off” the host!

Remember they do not want to provide free advertising but rather content that their listeners will want. Talk in terms of what the listeners will gain and the benefits of having you on the show.

If you help with marketing your presence on their show, include your marketing plans and intention. They love having access to new listeners. When a host knows it is a win-win-win, it is easy for them to say “yes.”

What shows have you or your business been featured on?

How did you get started in radio?

Please comment below with your experience or links to shows
Best Regards,
Shannon Burnett-Gronich

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Want More Media Attention – Be a Great Story Teller

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good stories engage peopleWhen you’re putting together any content on the web, you must concentrate on the populace aspect of your story which will have a greater chance of attracting the media.

Populace aspect:

In simple words, it consist of adding a few twists in your plain story which can help you get a media coverage.

Without incorporating such twists which make your story truly compelling to the media, it is very tough to gain the attention of the news reporters.

The truth is, media simply doesn’t care of your story unless it is super interesting.

You need to be able to create a story which affects most if not every single reader of the publication.

The fact is, reporters are interested in pleasing their editors & editors are interested in publishing the type of stories which are likely to increase the sales of their newspapers or magazines.

And this is the whole thing.

And if you have a dry story, it is almost guaranteed that you won’t receive the type of media coverage or attention which you are looking for.

Given below are some of the most commonly written news stories:

  • A controversial story.
  • A story about what’s trending in the media already.
  • An outrageous or unusual story.
  • A story that is related to popular celebs/sportspersons.

When you start creating stories which are related to any of the above topics, then you are most likely to grab the interest of both online as well as offline media.

Write a story which packs 2, 3, or even 4 of the above listed angles all at once & you are sure to hit the media quite hard with your powerful story.

In addition, you also want to carefully monitor popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.

Here, you can easily find what types of stories people share on the web and find interesting to read.

Another thing is, media won’t come to you, instead it is your duty to contact them and let them know about your story.

To prepare yourself better, plan everything well in advance.

People prefer to read stories than anything else.

Stories are one of the primary ways of communicating with others.

Storytellers are admired in a number of cultures, and the western world pays both the directors as well as the writers of the TV & films very well both status wise and financially.

Stories are how we communicate & yet in the world of marketing, majority of the businesses disregard the importance of stories & simply focus their entire attention on the facts.

What To Do After Your Story Has Started Attracting Media Eyeballs?

Do not stop after you have started gaining the attention of the media.

Since the reporters will know you by his time, you are likely to become a trustworthy expert which they will want to get in touch from time to time.

You can start looking for ideas for your next story and try to gain more exposure to your brand which is already popular in the news media.

 

Shannon Gronich

 

Do you have a story?

Are you really optimizing it?

Please comment below with your story or story ideas.

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How to Get PR When You Have Little Money

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websitebookcoverWhen I first started out in business I had a very low marketing budget.
(Almost nothing)
I wanted to provide for my beautiful family and I enjoyed meeting and networking with other driven individuals.
Over the first few years I searched far and wide for tools that I could implement in order to get publicity for my business with little to no marketing budget, and after testing various strategies and avenues I found a great step-by-step process for myself that grew to a point where I could share it with clients and friends and have since provided myself and everyone I know with over 3.1 million dollars in free press!
Since then, I wrote the book on it- literally.
I truly believe that with a little bit of drive and the proper tools that anyone whose business began in a situation similar to mine can end up in television, radio shows, newspapers, articles online and in the mouths of the perfect future clients and consumers of your business and/or product.
Sign up for my free guide and YOU can get started right now, too!

 

 

 

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