The Truth About PR: What to Expect and Not Expect: 2012 Newsletter-Issue 06

The Truth About PR: What to Expect and Not Expect

By: Sharon Berman
Published: Rain Today

Several years ago, I asked a professional services firm about the progress of the public relations (PR) program it had embarked on a year earlier. They told me they had stopped the campaign after only six months because it wasn’t working, adding, “You know. They got us a few quotes.”

Contrary to that firm’s perception, PR (being interviewed by and quoted in the media, profiles about you and/or your firm, and articles that bear your byline) has an integral role in a professional’s marketing program. But it takes time and effort, and there are limits to the extent that PR can move a business forward. Therefore, when evaluating a prospective PR campaign, you should be clear on how the program will work and what it will achieve.

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Speaking engagements provide you with a terrific opportunity to showcase your expertise and make yourself memorable; however, professionals sometimes overlook the steps that can help them maximize the marketing value of these occasions.


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Recent Berbay Marketing & PR Projects

  • For a real estate attorney, we facilitated his obtainment of an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • For an intellectual property law firm, we obtained extensive coverage of a copyright infringement lawsuit in top entertainment media, including, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and
  • For a medical malpractice firm, we obtained media interviews with The Los Angeles Times and others for a wrongful death case.
  • For an insurance brokerage firm, we obtained media interview opportunities regarding the importance of having the right homeowners’ insurance coverage during the summer season.



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