Tag: publicity

Like a Virgin by Richard Branson: Book Review

January 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

Richard Branson Like a Virgin Book Review

Courtesy of Vincent Huberta

Everybody knows Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

With an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion, Branson is financially successful beyond anybody’s wildest dreams.
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The Impact Equation: Book Review

May 11th, 2013   •   1 comment   

How do you create waves in a world filled with zillions of blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets? Why do some campaigns fly while others die?

If you’re clueless about the answer, consider reading The Impact Equation. Authored by social media savants Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, the book on content marketing reveals how you can generate attention, affection and action amongst the people you care about. Namely, your customers and other stakeholders.
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Public Relations Strategies for Non-Profits

October 4th, 2012   •   1 comment   

SHINE Youth Festival 2012
Photo opportunities are good ways to grab media attention (from SHINE Youth Festival)

How can trade associations, societies and NGOs leverage on Public Relations (PR) to get the word out there? What strategies can they apply to “build buzz”?

As Vice Chairman of the Association of Singapore Attractions (ASA), one of my jobs is to increase the visibility of the association and establish it as an industry leader. Thanks to an invitation from MCI Singapore, I learned a few new tricks relevant to my association while refreshing my knowledge of the discipline.
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10 Tips to Hit the Headlines

February 20th, 2007   •   9 comments   

This is a rehash of something I wrote for a major national newspaper more than two years ago. I have tweaked it to be more comprehensive, with the general principles remaining the same. Of course, this doesn’t guarantee coverage everytime, but if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

Here are 10 tips to improve your chances of making it into the news:

1) Understand the needs and target audiences of different media. Establish rapport with journalists and editors and speak to them to understand what they are gunning for. Which categories of stories do they normally cover? What are their editorial styles?

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