3 ways marketing teams can boost public relations

by | Dec 23, 2019 | Analysis, Public Relations

A good brand will likely remain the same—good, not great—unless its marketability is boosted. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs often make the mistake of letting the fruits of their hard work slip into anonymity.

It’s time marketers access their target market with effective PR efforts and strategic marketing plans. Increased publicity can give a brand the boost it needs to get to the next level. Here’s how to boost PR in your business.

Reputation

A brand requires plenty of self-exposureto impress potential buyers and convince them to invest in it. Marketers must showcase their products and make them appealing to the target audience. As a marketer, take time to assess the weaknesses and strengths of your brand and devise ways to make it known.

First, identify your product’s strengths and emphasize its advantage over rivals. Startups operating on a shoestring budget can use their personal networks as their brand ambassadors. But once the brand is ready, a startup owner can present it more effectively to the target audience. That can come in the form of public presentations or press releases.

Craft the right message before pitching a product or service to a journalist. Start by teasing a journalist with a preliminary pitch that will leave him or her asking for more details. However, be sure to strike a balance between delivery and content if you opt for a public presentation. PowerPoint presentations are a nice way to outline all ideas you have about a brand—they draw the attention of the target audience, while getting the main points across.

Networking

Networking is one of the most instinctive tricks that a brand can use to build its public relations. Whether cautious or not, entrepreneurs often form networks with individuals and organizations they interact with as they build their businesses. Networking can come in the form of corporate partners or long-time customers.

Even your workers and their family and friends are part of your network. It’s time brands that are just starting prioritize their relationships with workers by providing them with incentives and submitting their statutory documents, including W2 forms to the IRS in time. However, appreciate your workers and convince them your brand’s vision and mission is worth pursuing.

Workers who feel aligned with your brand will likely be ready to support it. Similarly, customers who favor your brand and follow it on social media platforms are likely to recommend it to their relatives and friends. Networking can also go beyond person-to-person interactions to include old-fashioned networking ways. It is high time brands forge partnerships with other organizations and like-minded individuals in their field. That way, you can help each other out during promotions and resources allocation.

Social media

Social media plays an undeniably huge role in marketing. It’s time businesses tap into the power of the internet to promote themselves online. By monitoring their site traffic, businesses can see how well they’re engaging their target market. The more people visit your website, share your tweets, follow your Instagram and Facebook pages, the more likely your brand has drawn their attention.

Increasing your brand’s online presence can also make its profile available to potential investors. Businesses should also work with online influencers who can help promote their products and services. However, an influencer may require a pitch that is relevant to their field and interests.

Social media marketing is the right channel to make sure that a brand reaches out to the right target audience. However, as much as social networking platforms can give a brand leverage, businesses should try to keep their posts and tweets grounded to their original objectives. Overstepping personal boundaries can often result in undue pressure. Brands must maintain their credibility to retain their loyal customers.

Building PR in your business is essential for product promotion. Businesses can achieve this in different ways, including exposing themselves wider through social media and reaching out to their networks. Combining the two can work magic. It can ensure more feedback from a wider audience and increased brand exposure.

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Brett Clawson

Brett is a 43-year-old father of 2 boys with a degree in Business Management. In his free time, he enjoys learning about emerging business trends and writing about how to incorporate them into new and existing businesses.

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