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50 Tips for Free Publicity

DIY free publicity and PR can build your company's profile, help you rise to the top of the search engines, make you more credible, and help you become the go-to expert for national media. Use these self-promotion tips to get publicity in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Learn how to work with bloggers & online journalists. Publicity expert Joan Stewart shows you how to launch & manage a PR campaign. Each tip links to The Publicity Hound blog and more do-it-yourself promotion advice.
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Your #Google+ hovercard shows up in almost two dozen places online, and it lets you put your best foot forward--in only four lines of text. Instead of listing the college you attended, tell people how you help them. Instead of listing the name of your company, give your website address. I walk you step by step through the process of how I changed my #hovercard easily to make a great first impression. A better hovercard means more people will add you to their circles and read your content.

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A media kit is a collection of marketing materials you'll need for the product, service, cause or issue you are promoting. A media kit is especially important if you have published a book because it makes it easy for a variety of audiences, like journalists, to report on it or promote it. Yet many authors are confused about what goes into the kit. If you've written more than one book, you should have one media kit for each book. #mediakit #bookmarketing

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Free publicity ideas and examples are all over this board. You'll find publicity examples for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio as well as ideas on how to get known on social media sites or online news sites. Each pin leads back to The Publicity Hound's blog where you can read more about that idea. Have fun with free publicity. Come back here and share the coverage you've received. #freepublicity #publicitytips #publicityexamples #pr

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If you're launching a book or introducing a new app, pitch bloggers who do product reviews. Cision has published its list of the Top 50 New Product Review Bloggers, a great starting point, and we've added three book reviewers, too. But don't just click on the name of a blog and start pitching. Do your research so you know your product is a perfect fit with their topic. These 7 tips that will help you pitch with confidence and get free publicity. #productreviews #bookreviews

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#YouTube is your very own TV channel that can bring you new traffic, new fans and new customers. But it’s hard staying on top of all the changes Google is making to the world’s No. 1 video site. Jeff Johnson’s brand new, “completely updated for 2014″ set of free Cheat Sheets for YouTube (I'm an affiliate) is hot off the press! He also created a new 2.0 version of the training video. It reveals the 15 quick, easy ways to grab more free traffic from YouTube. Limited time only! #videomarketing

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34 tips on how to save time and money on PR, publicity and social media are yours in this free ebook. The tips are the very best excerpted from the popular ezine, "The Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week." This year's ebook features a wide variety of free online tools to help the DIY promoter. You'll find tools for press releases, photos and graphic, media contact information, slogans and taglines, contacting #bloggers and #journalists, and more. #freepublicity #pr #publicity

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Inexpensive PR and publicity services can be found on Fiverr, the huge global marketplace where people offer their services and products starting at only $5. You can find people who will write press releases, your bio, website copy, sales copy and more. Find help with videos, podcasts and graphics work such as logos. A great place to find leads if you're selling, then offer upsells. #fiverr #cheapPR #salesleads

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1. Google indexes your content shared in public Communities almost immediately. 2. Because Google’s new search algorithm favors it, content on Google+, including within Communities, dominates Google search more than other social network. 3. If you have created Google Authorship and linked your #Google+ profile to content you create, your avatar will often show up in search results and call attention to your content. This includes content shared in public #Google+Communities. #GooglePlus

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Seasonal events that the media always cover are perfect opportunities for free publicity. Examples include the first day of winter, spring, summer and fall. When the time changes twice a year. Results of major surveys. Pop culture trends. Authors can use these opportunities to promote books. Consultants can generate publicity for their consulting services. Public speakers can comment on topics they teach in keynotes or workshops. #DIYpublicity #smallbizmarketing #mediapitches

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Promoting an event? Don't use text-only press releases. They're boring. Insert a video or images which will encourage people to share the press release. Beginners make 5 mistakes when doing event PR and promotion, and that's one of them. Know the other four mistakes so you don't make them. #eventPR #eventpromotion #eventpublicity

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