Public relations is a necessity for small business

importance of public relationsDigital Marketing vs Public Relation:

Advertising (digital marketing) and public relations go hand in hand to keep a small business in the public eye. Most small businesses cannot afford to hire a public relations firm, but there are things that an owner can do on their own to get media attention.

When weighing the benefits of the importance of public relations vs advertising, there are some reasons to consider making public relations an important component of your company’s growth strategy.

Tips: How To Create Public Relation:

  1. Know your audience
  2. Increase awareness of your business
  3. Create partnerships within your community
  4. Offer good Discounts
  5. Stay in touch with E-mail Campaigns
  6. Give your Brand A Voice

There’s an old saying: “Advertising is what you pay for, publicity is what you pray for.”

As consumers, we all know that products that are directly advertised to us are being pushed to be sold to us. When another party, such as a media outlet, offers a positive review or approves of a product or service, it garners respect and credibility. Shoppers are often more likely to make purchase decisions based on endorsements rather than direct advertising.

Many small businesses have a unique story to tell, and the media knows that they can also benefit from getting that story out to consumers, due to the public’s attention to feel-good, human-interest news items.

Importance Of Public Relation:

Public relations is generally less expensive than advertising but can carry substantial benefits such as sales increases and quick profit growth. It is something to consider pursuing and well worth the time and effort.

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Joseph Ferriolo

Director at Wise Business Plans®
Joseph Ferriolo is the Director of Wise Business Plans. He has overseen over 15,000 written business plans during his tenure, raising over $1BN in funding and providing 30K+ consulting hours for startup companies.

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