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Use Publicity And Marketing To Survive The Recession

It’s continuing the recession time! Yes, it seems like forever that we have faced the economic conditions that do not favor small business so its time for these businesses to hunt for the clients that are available and get them to come to you. Of course, it can happen this way but you need to have a presence where these clients are. Using publicity and media helps you create an outreach strategy that puts you in their view. Competing with other firms successfully means you need to stay visible, create a reputation for being the expert or firm in the know and be accessible via the internet. Get booked on radio shows, TV shows and internet news site or sites with major visitor-ship.

It’s more important than ever for your clients, both the ones you have and the ones you are targeting, for you to be seen and heard on the media that is significant to your marketplace. Competition is intense as the well capitalized businesses have positioned themselves to not only to preserve their current client base but to secure the new business that is available to them to ensure their survival throughout the recession. This competition (your competition) is using savvy marketing and publicity and strategically using their resources.

Use your financial resources to build expert status in your field as media placements are as good as gold. Once you land on a big TV show, you can use that credibility builder for many marketing initiatives such as on your website, in your media bio and in your marketing materials and not to mention, bragging rights and name dropping when telling someone about your services.

How do you do that? Showcase your experience, wisdom, knowledge and expertise by appearing on radio shows, TV shows, in newspaper and magazines and/or on internet news sites as the commenting or quoted expert. This publicity and marketing keeps you visible and importantly, vital to your target market. To stay vital, you will have to be current on the news in your industry, develop thoughtful and useful opinions and commentary to keep you engaged in the discussion that involves your area of expertise.

Here’s how it can work for you. Let’s say you wanted to hire someone to help you invest your nest egg. Do you start looking in the yellow pages? No, you ask for referrals and you start to notice the leaders in the investment management firm. One day, you see a financial pro on your cities morning show who looks good, well dresses, good appearance on camera and everything he says seems to resonate with how you feel. Hmmmm. Should you give him a call? Of course, to land on that TV show the expert has to jump through quite a few hoops and pass the media’s scrutiny. He must be good or he would not have been invited on the show. Now, the new business is his to loose. If so much is coming through the door and he can’t get back to you, well then, you have to keep looking but he did get the shot at your business.

Access more tips on how you can use the media strategy for business publicity please visit Annie Jennings PR. A good business strategy that uses TV appearances, radio appearances, expert quotes in newspapers, magazines and on the internet is essential to experiencing outstanding success in your goals.