16 Ways to Use Pinterest for PR

Marketing Coach using Pinterest

Marketing with PR and Pinterest

The most popular social media site is getting pooh-poohed by many marketing experts. What they don’t know is how to use it for PR. These images and photos on Pinterest drive traffic to your website. Are your photos conveying your brand? Are they exciting, colorful, interesting, pertinent, relevant, repined, or dull, sedate, boring, and ignored?

Read this article and implement just one or two ideas each day for marketing and pr. PR Daily

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So, the media reviewed your book or published your story

You’ve done it. Your book was reviewed in the newspaper. Your story was told in the media. Congratulations! Now what?

That’s right; now what? Today’s newspaper or magazine is tomorrow’s recycling, but that doesn’t mean the life of your review is over — far from it, as a matter of fact.

That piece written about your book, a top 10 list, book review, article, or “think” piece (like an editorial or letter to the editor), still has lots of promotional juice left in it if you know how to squeeze it out.

According to marketing coach Carol Naff, here are just a few things you can do with your published works. Obviously, the rest of the world moved on to the next edition of whatever periodical has published your piece. Use this opportunity to drive traffic to buy more books or bring in more potential clients.

  • Tell the world about your published status by posting your piece on your website. You can either post a PDF of the article, or a link to the publisher’s website (assuming it is on their website), or you can post the original copy you submitted along with a mention of when and where it was published.
  • Email signature. Add a link in your email signature to automatically inform everyone about your review. Use it to drive traffic to your website.
  • Frame it. That’s right; make a nice clean copy on archival paper. Lay it out nicely to fit on a single page, and frame it like a photo. Hang it proudly in your office, home, or reception area. Then your visitors who missed your piece when it was published can see what it looked like. They might be just as impressed (if not more so) than the readers who stumbled over your article or review in the first place.

See additional tips to keep your publicity in the sun on solobizmarketing.com

To Use Business Social Media or NOT

This question is frequently asked by my clients and alliance partners. You notice that all the ‘big guys’ are using social media. Name just one major company that does not use Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. Actually, we should call it ‘business social media.” Add the latest player on the Internet, Pinterest.

According to Jeffrey Gitomer, “Social Media is the new cold call.” In his latest book, Social Boom, Gitomer states, “Business social media is the best, least expensive, most direct way of communicating with your customers to be discovered in the last 100 years. By taking complete advantage of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, you can promote and propel your business beyond the next level, beyond your competition, and beyond the economy. Now is not the time to go slow. Now is not the time to worry about a few negative comments from customers. Now is the time to capitalize on the opportunity … and become the market leader. Business social media will build your brand, your reputation, and your…

Business social media is valuable to:
1. Find clients and customers
2. Drive traffic to your website
3. Promote a sale
4. Hold a contest
5. Have a Web presence
6. Fill classes and seminars

This is the perfect way to have a web presence without a website. People can get to know you and your service. Yes, it does take time and expertise to set up all the options, but once it is in place, you can update most of it in an hour or so.

Strategy: Connect with me and then contact me to help you with your social media.
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