The Public Relations Blog
Submit better award entries by drafting better PR plans
For some, entering a public relations program for a recognition like the Silver Anvil, Image Award, or Radiance Award can be daunting. In my PR career, I’ve written multiple award entries and, while the first one seemed overwhelming, I was hooked from the start and hungry for more.
Promote your company and its accomplishments
Congratulations on making it to the Inc. 5000 list! Whether your company is No. 1 or No. 5,000, it’s a tremendous honor to receive, and it’s time to spread the word of your company’s achievement. So, where should you start? There are thousands of ways for you to share with employees, customers, and the public that your hard work has paid off. OK, so we may not have 5,000 ideas. However, we do have 25 ways for your company to celebrate, in addition to our original 16 ways to promote your Inc. 5000 honor. Feel free to substitute the number 5,000 with your exact ranking number on the list.
Your company won a prestigious award. Why isn’t it making the news? The news business is a highly competitive industry. Awards are often not as newsworthy as you think and wish they were. Most media outlets consider awards to be fluff. And if it’s an annual award, it’s tired, they say. And when the award is issued by a competing media outlet, the media acts like a jealous lover.
Inc. just recognized your company on its Inc. 5000 list, now what?
Congratulations! Your company made it to the Inc. 5000 list. It’s a well-deserved accomplishment that shows your company’s growth over the past three years. Now comes the fun part of promoting your recognition and award. Many companies don’t know where to start.
Often when a company receives an award from a media outlet, other competing news outlets may not write about the recognition, especially local awards from a business journal or newspaper. Lucky for you, a prestigious national magazine like Inc. and its 5000 list tends to gain the attention of the media more than other awards, which means this is your opportunity to share your accomplishment with others. We compiled a list of 16 ways you should promote this company award.
Your PR efforts keep working, even after your campaign ends
Some clients want to see results from a public relations campaign immediately or within a few short weeks. Or, they opt to invest in a short-term PR project instead of a full campaign. It’s important to understand that the value of PR is mostly long term. PR provides consistent benefits that are cumulative, resulting in the steady growth of your business far into the future.
Use these PR tactics to gain recognition and visibility for your company with the right industry awards
At this time of year, awards shows dominate the entertainment industry. Everyone is talking about the Oscars, the Grammys and other glamorous ceremonies. There are, undoubtedly, awards in your industry as well. Is your company in the running? If not, you are missing out on key opportunities to build your brand and separate yourself from your competition.
8 reasons your award entries aren’t working
Entering and subsequently winning awards for your company is a definite morale booster for your employees, and there are many other benefits too. However, what if you are entering your company into various awards and you just aren’t winning?
There are a number of reasons your company may not be earning the recognition or awards you believe it deserves. We compiled a list of our top eight issues that may be impeding your company from winning awards.
Awards are not only for big businesses. In fact, it does not matter if your business is small or big; you can win a business award. There are many kinds of awards to choose from: national, local, even industry-based. Receiving an award is always great. Not only does it feel great, but it is also good for your business.
Here are the top five reasons why you should add industry awards to your marketing program.
Simplify the award submission process and reap the benefits of winning with PR
Awards can provide many benefits. They can distinguish your company in a specific market or help your business showcase unique approaches or attributes. They can also help attract top talent and improve morale among staff. The moment of receiving an award is great, but the real benefit of an award happens all year, when you have the bragging rights to your honor.
Build on your company’s future and increase profits with the right tools
Is your general contracting company name well known in your industry? Do clients and prospective employees seek out your construction firm over your competitors? Are you using social media and other technologies to their full potential in reaching prospects and increasing sales? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know” to these questions, then your company can benefit from PR.