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...]

Getting Passionate About Your industry – WOW!

Alex and I Are Passionate About Our Industry. We thought we'd share some of that with you in this post. It's something we volunteer for and a good example of how industry volunteerism is valuable for building your personal brand. Yes, we do heed our own advice :-) I'm Still on a High What am I high about? We're fresh from the south steps of the California's State Capitol Building in … [Read more...]

Is Your Salon or Spa ‘Beloved’ in Your Community?

This post inspired by a recent discussion with 27 year salon industry veteran Robin Gribbin and charter beautyprpro subscriber prize winner Meghanne Gibbon Haran of You Salon in Maryland. Also, it was a recent question by a new salon owner in the Salon and Spa Business Forum on Facebook who asked, "How can I become better known by my local press and community?" 'Get Real' in the … [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...]

Twitter for On-Line Scheduling or What?

Get it While it's Hot! Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan on Twitter, and chrisbrogan.com 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...]

Ever Have a Swishing Party?

PR  'old timers' (sorry about that) as well as 'newbies' should always be hunting for 'newsworthy' ideas, tips and tricks of the trade.  Staying fresh and interesting for the media (and your clients) is not easy. It demands not only rummaging around in your own brain and brainstorming with your staff, but reaching out and finding good resources out here in the blogosphere. "It's the Economy . . … [Read more...]

Good PR in a Bad Economy

Catch the Wave PR-savvy salon and spa owners are ‘surfers’ . . . they are always looking for the next good PR ‘wave’. Well what are the first things companies look to cut when the economy hiccups - PR and advertising of course. It’s traditional! But, that’s good news for you!  Slowing economies are ripe with opportunity for ‘pr-creative’ smaller businesses. Think about it. Competition … [Read more...]

Get Out of the Salon and the Neighborhood

You’re a successful salon professional. Your regular clients think you’re terrific and you are very good at what you do. That’s great! But you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t know there was more to be done. Recall the adage, “Do what you always did, and you’ll get what you always got”? Getting ‘newsworthy’, locally, regionally or nationally, means you need to do extraordinary things. . . . … [Read more...]