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...]

Twitter for On-Line Scheduling or What?

Get it While it's Hot! Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan on Twitter, and on his blog), is a person we suggested you follow on Twitter in our recent Twitter blog post . He just tweeted a very hot idea he found on Mr. Tweet (don't ask...we'll explain later). Within hours it's been retweeted over 200 times by others who think it's a cool idea too. We suggest you hurry before your … [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 trends - so … [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...]

Are You Twittering?

Ouch! I've been a fuddy-duddy (Bet you haven't heard that word in a while).  I first heard about Twitter well over a year or so ago and my immediate reaction was, "puleeeze ... another texting toy" having nothing to do with salon, spa or beauty pr, and gave it no more thought than that.  I didn't see the gathering storm. While watching TV in the evenings, I spend an hour or so on my laptop … [Read more...]

The World Wide Web Is a Very ‘Sticky’ Place

Old adage in the PR business Never, Never, (repeat) Never, put anything 'in print' you wouldn’t want read by everyone in the whole wide world (that includes notes passed in class, letters to friends, emails, etc). Well surprise! . . . the World Wide Web and all its "New Media" derivatives are also today’s "in print". Facebook and LinkedIn, along with myriad webblogs and other of the forums for … [Read more...]

Show Yourself! – Get a ‘Gravatar’

Try it! It's fun. Sharon’s last post on how to make attending an industry event work harder for you and your business was important and well worth re-reading, but this post’s a little lighter. In today’s competitive world of garnering all the attention you can get, it’s not just the ‘big’ things you do that make a difference. Little innovations also ‘set you apart’. Here is a fun and easy thing … [Read more...]