Globe and Mail column: How to craft your PR messageNo Comments |
High Road president Mia Wedgbury recently started a PR column in the Small Business section of The Globe and Mail’s online edition. Here is her first column.
Turning Dead Fish into Sushi – How to craft your PR message
Recently some colleagues and I decided to have lunch at a new sushi restaurant. We arrived well before the rush hour, but the place was already packed, and we were forced to take a small table at the back. Before long, a line of people had formed at the door. "Not bad," chuckled one of my colleagues, "for a place that makes a living selling cold dead fish."
As president of High Road Communications, a Toronto-based public relations agency, I’m often asked to speak about the value of PR. There are many ways to approach this, of course, but it all boils down to telling your story to the right audience — making sure that when the people who matter most see your company, they see sushi, not dead fish. That power rests in your hands. Those who choose not to tell their story risk being lost in the background noise or, worse, have others tell it for them. For this reason, business owners should at least consider PR as part of their overall marketing strategy.
Read the full column at Globeandmail.com.