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Marketing On A Limited Budget:Writing the Proactive Press Release

Subtitles We can do things that professional marketers cannot do. Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward […]

Creating Panic or Fake News With Video

  Observations What the Russians did during the election via social media was child’s play. Video equals truth; people find excuses to believe it’s true. There are people who create fake stories for power and fun. It’s a nightmare for the emergency management and law enforcement communities. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of […]

Marketing On A Limited Budget: What We Can Do

Subtitles We can do things that professional marketers cannot do. Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward […]

How to Market on A Limited Budget

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]

Marketing Tactics

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]

Marketing Efforts Don’t Always Work

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” The bottom line of any proactive release is to give the media what they want and need. “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because […]

Building Relationships is the Heart of Marketing

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]

Donald Trump, Public Relations, Charlottesville, And When to Shut Up

Subtitle Donald Trump and the rest of us need to understand when to offer complex explanations, and when to shut up. “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to […]

Do We Deceive When We Hire Spokespeople?

Subtitles You have to understand your spokespeople and what they go through to get good media results. If there were a “truth in advertising” clause in the hiring of public affairs officers, bureaucracies everywhere would be sued daily. Few responsible for hiring spokespeople know what makes a good public affairs officer. “Success With the Media” I wrote, […]

Do We Mislead When We Hire Spokespeople?

  Subtitles You have to understand your spokespeople and what they go through to get good media results. Few responsible for hiring spokespeople know what makes a good public affairs officer. A crucial ingredient in understanding public affairs officers is that they are often hired under false pretenses. Success With the Media I wrote, “Success […]

Social Media

Creating Panic or Fake News With Video

  Observations What the Russians did during the election via social media was child’s play. Video equals truth; people find excuses to believe it’s true. There are people who create fake stories for power and fun. It’s a nightmare for the emergency management and law enforcement communities. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of […]

Success With The Media-New Book Takes a New Look at Media Relations

Article first appeared in the Republican Newspaper in June of 2016. The title of the book is, “Success With The Media.” But it’s the book’s subtitle that interests most people, “Everything You Need To Survive Reporters And Your Organization.” It’s the author’s contention that internal politics are more challenging than dealing with the media. It […]

Podcasting Growth and Best Practices

By Leonard A. Sipes. Jr. This article originally appeared in Digital Gov, a publication of the General Services Administration of the US federal government. Podcasting is growing significantly. Per Pew, the percentage of Americans who have listened to a podcast in the past month has almost doubled since 2008, from 9% to 17% by January […]

Expert Witness for Media Relations and Social Media

Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. LLC Washington, D.C., Cape Canaveral, FL Thirty-Five Years of Award-Winning Media Relations Excellence www.leonardsipes.com , www.mylifeaudio.com, www.crimeinamerica.net   leonardsipes@gmail.com Leonard A. Sipes, Jr.  is an award-winning media affairs and social media manager with 35 years of national and state government experience. He can be contacted via leonardsipes@gmail.com and toll-free through at 410-575-3127. […]

Does social media drive traffic to websites?

From the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project: “Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a striking number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking […]

Could Albert Einstein create a successful blog? An open letter to Matt Cutts

Http://LeonardSipes.Com Question: Could Albert Einstein create a successful blog if he was brilliant and successful but unknown? Better question: Can successful subject level experts create a meaningful digital presence from scratch  if they are not connected to an organization or extremely popular topics? Matt Cutts: Writing Matt Cutts is like writing a letter to God; […]

Public Relations

Marketing On A Limited Budget:Writing the Proactive Press Release

Subtitles We can do things that professional marketers cannot do. Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward […]

Marketing On A Limited Budget: What We Can Do

Subtitles We can do things that professional marketers cannot do. Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward […]

How to Market on A Limited Budget

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]

Marketing Tactics

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]

Marketing Efforts Don’t Always Work

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” The bottom line of any proactive release is to give the media what they want and need. “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because […]

Building Relationships is the Heart of Marketing

Subtitle Marketing:“It’s your job to make the story come alive.” “Success With the Media” I wrote, “Success With the Media, Everything You Need to Survive Reporters and Your Organization” (available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon at https://amzn.com/151948965X) because I believe that organizations need to look inward to get better media results. I use contents from […]