The primary focus of a public relations campaign needs to be meeting the media’s needs. If you don’t accomplish that, you’re missing the mark. Meet the media’s needs and you’ll meet yours. As I’ve stated in other articles, leading with statistics can be an effective approach. Numbers and statistics help give a PR pitch gravitas. But keep in mind that whereas statistics, numbers and figures can help anchor a pitch and a story, don’t rely on stats alone; the main part of your pitch needs to be compelling and newsworthy.
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The holiday season represents a huge opportunity when in comes to selling your product or service. According to the National Retail Federation, “in 2010, holiday sales increased 5.2% to $452.9 billion. And that’s just retail. Just about any business or service can utilize the holidays to boost sales. We generally think of the season boosting sales of clothing, jewelry or electronics, which it does, but those are just the obvious ones. If you’re in the FBI or CIA, you might have some trouble developing a holiday pitch, but generally there is going to be a way that you can pitch your business, product or service during the holiday season.