3 Tips to “NO” a Successful PR Campaign

You read that headline correctly. Yes, I know the difference between “no” and “know”. On the Public Relations consultant side we hear or have heard “no” quite often from potential clients, reporters, editors, potential sponsors, celebrity publicists and the list goes on. In our industry, you must have tough skin to endure closed door after closed door. Furthermore, we must have the know-how to ensure our clients still are getting their public relations wants and needs, but we must have the gumption to tell them, realistically, how to get there. Rarely, do we get an opportunity to say “No” ...until now. Here are three Tips to “No” your way into a successful PR Campaign.
 
“NO, WE CAN’T DEAL WITH THE BUDGET LATER.”
You will not have a successful anything without knowing what you can or can’t do, monetarily. Creativity only goes as far as the budget allows it to go. Meaning you have to have some monies set aside for the public relations campaign. Keyword is campaign. You don’t see politicians running a campaign without some money. Hence, you can’t navigate your public relations campaign without allocating the costs. Obviously, the bigger the budget, the less favors and coercing your public relations consultant has to do but either way, a budget must be addressed, first and foremost.
 
“NO, WE CAN’T MOVE UP THE DEADLINE.”
Your public relations campaign should detail a timeline with SMART Goals, strategies, and tactics. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time. The point of the timeline is because everything needs to happen in a strategic timeframe. A great public relations campaign can take up to six months to get some traction; it is not an overnight process. Research and consistency is what builds that traction. We always ask our clients do they want a “quick buzz” or a “timeless brand”. The timeless brand is going to need to meet the deadline set and not push it up because the client is just anxious.
 
“NO, WE CAN’T IGNORE WHAT YOUR AUDIENCE WANTS.”
Just because you like it doesn’t mean that’s what your audience wants. You may like Facebook but your targeted audience likes Instagram. You may want to be interviewed on the local ABC affiliate news broadcast but your audience listens to a local internet radio show. Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Being able to connect with your audience is better public relations for your Brand.
 
Let Fresh Touch Publicity help you connect directly to your audience. We can consult you on what to do and how to execute a successful PR campaign. Contact us today inquiries@ftpublicity.com.
 
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FTP TARGETS FAITH-BASED BUSINESSES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -Fresh Touch Publicity will be pursuing new clients primarily from nonprofits and faith-based businesses and organizations. The FTP team, also referred to as #theFRESHteam, has experience working within the aforementioned markets for organizations such as the Mid-South Food Bank, the Memphis Urban League, Agapé Christian Counseling Center and new client Walking Into A New Life.
 
Memphis sometimes is referred to as the "City of Churches" and there are programs like Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and Start Co. which are used to help nonprofits and businesses, respectively. Thus indicating there is a market in Memphis.
 
“We’ve been working with small businesses but it was time to pinpoint a niche within the small business market,” said TJ Jefferson, Owner and Principle Consultant of Fresh Touch Publicity. “My personal spiritual journey is what led me to explore taking the business into this direction. I am happy to be working within my purpose.”
 
Fresh Touch Publicity’s services include consulting on developing press releases and newsletters, internal/external communications, creating public relations and social media campaigns, brand development, media training and graphic/web designing.
 
Fresh Touch Publicity is a Memphis-based public relations and branding consultancy company designed to assist nonprofit organizations and faith-based businesses and organizations with maximizing their exposure within their targeted audience, their community and the Media.

FTP works w/ the Mid-South Food Bank

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Fresh Touch Publicity (FTP) has partnered with local PR firm Howell Marketing to assist with their 2nd Annual "Good Friday Food Drive" for the Mid-South Food Bank on March 29th. The campaign will include local churches to collect nonperishable canned goods to be picked up on Good Friday by Easy Way Produce delivery trucks. There will be a live food/funds drive on Good Friday at the Easy Way store on Mt. Moriah.

 

FTP's Owner TJ Jefferson will handle the Social Media Campaign, which #MEMFOOD13 is the official hashtag for the event. Be sure to follow the hashtag and these twitter accounts: @MSouthFoodBank, @FreshTouchPub and @HowellMarketing.

 

The campaign began last year with Howell Marketing owner Amy Howell tweeting a series of tweets regarding donating to the Mid-South Food Bank. With her 30k plus Twitter followers, she was able to collect about $3000 in funds and a few pounds of food over a two-day period, without any planning. This year, Amy decided to actually plan it. The Mid-South Food Bank has been feeding the need since 1981 to over 300 agencies across 31 counties. Visit www.MidSouthFoodBank.com

 

More Details to come.