How To Become an ‘Overnight’ Salon PR Success

“The World is Filled with Talented, Poor Dreamers” We don’t remember who gets attribution for that quote, but our BeautyPRpro header copy above reflects how we feel about that headline. Several thousand years ago a Roman philosopher said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.  More recently, a guy named Samuel Goldwyn, a Hollywood producer/movie mogul said, “The harder I … [Read more...]

Making Your Salon PR ‘Larger-Than-Life’ In a Smaller Market

Your 'Appearance' is a Basic Salon PR Ingredient Salon Bogar in Londonderry, New Hampshire, http://www.salonbogar.com and http://www.facebook.com/salonbogar is a ‘brilliant’ example of how a salon owner with commitment and determination can: Re-image their salon without going broke. Make the internet and social media work harder. Motivate their staff. Expand and grow their connections … [Read more...]

Should Your Salon/Spa/Beauty Store be Using Facebook Places?

Our answer is a resounding ... Why not?  It’s easy to set up, and although most mobile check-in services are primarily populated by younger, web-savvy techies (only 1- 4% of the on-line adult population according has used the leading on-line check-in service), location-based marketing is still the hot ‘comer’ and early adopters will profit from the small effort it takes to set it up.  Also, many … [Read more...]

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...]

Magic Media Interview Moments-Are You Prepared?

Brushing Up Your Interview Skills Although this post is aimed a bit more at those who are newer to the game of getting media attention and what to do with it once you get it, we suspect a few old-timers could also use some brush-up on their interview skills as well.  Only the questions might change. OK, you’ve been doing your homework. You have been sending your local news releases out … [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...]

Internet Press Release Distribution – A Primer

It Used to Be Simpler Those of us in the PR game a decade ago remember when internet press release distribution was a paid service offered mostly by PR industry dominant media services.  Bacon’s & Burelle’s  (renamed Cision and Burelles Luce respectively).  These industry biggies offer PR professionals and companies full-service  media research, lists, & clipping & monitoring for … [Read more...]

Out with the Old, In with the New

You Recommend Clients Change their Look, Don't You? “It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.” -- William Edwards Deming (1900–1993) Every hairdresser you know loves to be in the ‘news’ and to find a measure of fame ... Why not?  It’s a noble goal … and very doable for those willing to plan for, invest in, and put the sweat equity into obtaining it. You need a few basic … [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...]

Your Website is Your Best Long-Term PR-Part 2

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on Website Design This guest post is by Bruce Rigney, owner of Rigney Graphics, a full-service marketing communication design and branding firm, established in 1982, and located in Old Pasadena, California. Sharon and I have had several occasions to work together with them on behalf of our clients. Rigney Graphics' portfolio and more information about the company may be … [Read more...]