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...]

Seize the PR Moment!

Cosmetology Leads Among Respected Professions. Those of you that chose the career of ‘cosmetology’ can hold your heads up even higher these days.  We know you have often had to endure annoying public opinion, comment, and yes … even sarcasm about having chosen to be a hairdresser. Well, now there's some solid career data to make a strong case for just how 'smart' a decision you made to those … [Read more...]

The Most Powerful PR in the World – Bad Word of Mouth

At Lightning Speed in Today's World. We just got our October issue of Beauty Industry Report (BIR) and immediately noticed Editor Mike Nave wrote the 'Guest Columnist' column himself this month.  That's unusual.  Obviously, he had something important to say. Mike's topic was about bad PR.  He was annoyed.  Annoyed enough to need to share it.  I reprint it (with his permission) in this post … [Read more...]

PR at its Best: Simple and Old-Fashioned

Today was unusual. We got a hand-written card in the mail. It stood out in the pile like a sore thumb.  Hand-written, imagine that.  Different … That took time. We went back into the house where we usually toss the mail on the kitchen table for opening later, but not today.  We stayed together and opened that piece.  We looked at the return address.  How 'old-fashioned'.  We left all the … [Read more...]

Susan Boyle: The Biggest YouTube Sensation Ever?

Wow!  Multi-millions of views on YouTube.  Susan Boyle's appearance on "Britains Have Talent" has captured the world's attention ... and moved millions to tears.  Everybody who saw was affected ... everybody. Why?  What touched us so deep down we were forced to watch it beginning to end more than once?  What 'possessed' us to immediately tell our friends about it and insist they watch?  What … [Read more...]

Announcing Our ‘PR Planning’ and Free Press Releases Winners!

We were going to post earlier, but Sharon was in New York and unlike the song, time was not on our side before the Easter weekend.  Sorry :-( We know you've been tapping your fingers waiting to find out who receives our free PR planning package.  We won't keep you in suspense much longer, (you could skip to the bottom right now if you just can't wait) but we'd like to share the thinking and … [Read more...]

Keep Local Press Focus On You – 10 ‘To Do’s & ‘To Don’ts’

No Matter How Busy You Get With Other Things, Keep Your Sights on the Local Press - And They'll Keep Their Sights On You! It doesn't matter how many salons or spas are in your town - you need to stay creative in keeping in touch with your local newspapers, magazines, anchors, and TV segment producers.  Keep up that great consistent effort on your part to keep showing up in clever, relevant ways … [Read more...]

Cutting Expenses in a Crazy Economy? “Don’t Cut Your PR!” Say Beauty Experts

As a 'beauty PR pro', I pray that businesses in the beauty industry don't cut down on public relations when cutting down on expenses in this crazy economy. Imagine my ABSOLUTE DELIGHT to hear three top beauty professionals in the last couple of weeks literally answer my prayers (looks like I won't have to quit my day job after all <g>).  What are they saying? "Whatever you do, don't cut … [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...]

Beauty PR Opportunities Galore this Weekend

We'll See you There. If you're within reach of getting to the 2009 International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, CA this weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2), we strongly suggest you get a move on and get there.  ISSE is a golden opportunity to gather up great PR material and opportunities for you, and your salon/spa. But before you pack and go, read Sharon's top 10 PR suggestions for getting the most … [Read more...]

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