So You Think You Can FaceBlogTwitLink?

Social Media is Excellent PR We recently shared some knowledge with our class at the American Board of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH) Educational ‘Summit’.  For us it was a snapshot of 40 education-hungry colorists and what they knew about using social media to help them promote their business.  Only a few understood it much at all. Of course everyone was on Facebook, but few people knew … [Read more...]

3 Hot Ideas to Make You Cool News

Early Birds Get the Worms The media loves the ‘bleeding edge’.  News is about ‘new’ after all.  As always, it’s the ‘early bird that gets the worm’.  In this case the ‘worm’ is neighborhood, industry, and even national news pickup.  What’s the scoop? Geolocation, and QR codes … Smart Phone Technology and ‘smart’ marketing!  It’s not the future … it’s now! Although the mass appeal isn’t … [Read more...]

How to Begin a Movement – ‘Passion’ and ‘Fun’ Sells

Why Have Over a Million People Watched This Video on YouTube? It was shot at the Sasquatch Music Festival this year.  Either you get it, or you don't.  Either you will do something with it … or you won't.  As always … the ball's in your court. If you don't get it ( or you get it, but don't do anything with it) … no problem, you'll be fine anyway. But, if you do get it, and really think … [Read more...]

Your Website is Your Long-Term Best PR – Part 1

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on Website Design & Creation The process of web concept, design and creation ... it's such a critical piece of the public relations and marketing mix today. It's no longer adequate for a website to be simply a beautiful on-line brochure and/or catalog. Websites must be a convenient, fast, easy-to-navigate platform for client interaction and impression. It's your … [Read more...]

New Features for BeautyPRpro

What Do You Think? You may not have noticed, but we added a feature to BeautyPRpro to make your visit to BeautyPRpro more convenient and for those of you with a blog, more Google productive for your own blog or web page. Bloggers, and those with websites especially take note - We also added the CommentLUV plug-in. Very good for those of you with your own blog. When you make a comment on a … [Read more...]

Salon Blog and Twitter – A Yummy Combination

Get 'Engaged' As our BeautyPRpro blog subscribers know, Sharon and I are great proponents of using social media to help you get closer to your clients (and the media), attract new clients (and the media) that don't know about you yet, and keep you more 'connected' to all them ... regularly.  Today's social media tools allow us all to do that simply and economically. The Power of Example Doing … [Read more...]

Facebook: Beyond Friend-Ups, Chats, Photos and New Business Pitches

I love having found so many industry friends from over the years whom I get to see and speak with all too rarely during the busy industry events we attend.  I get to see your smiling (and occasionally silly photo) faces peering back at me from my Facebook dashboard and it makes me smile inside.  I feel closer to you because we are here ... being silly, having fun together. It's not only my old … [Read more...]

The PR Power of Blogging for Salons

I Never Really Understood Blogging Our industry community got a later start with computers in our businesses and lives.  That's not a criticism, just a fact.  It took our beauty industry sector longer than most others to adopt computers and use the internet as a daily part of salon/spa business and personal life.  I speculate that's because creative people are right-brained, and technology is not … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About the Beauty PR Process

In our role as beauty PR specialists, Sharon and I keep an eye on several different worlds: The world of beauty and fashion. The world of esthetics and spas. The world of writers and editors (business, beauty & grooming, lifestyle, etc). The PR universe (buzz and trends in PR). Just as you read your industry and consumer publications and to stay abreast of influences and … [Read more...]

What Not to do in Public Places

Where Am I? Have you ever been at a beauty industry event, sitting in the crowded and noisy hotel restaurant, having a 'private' conversation with a friend, and catch yourself sharing a thought above the din you would never want someone else to hear?  Oops.  Good thing no one heard that.  Or did they? An article (taken down from his blog in January, 2013) by former CBS News Correspondent David … [Read more...]

--> -->