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Advertising vs. Public Relations (Explained)

Understanding the Difference Between Ads and Earned Media

While both advertising and public relations build a brand’s image, the difference lies in the methods used to accomplish their goals.  Advertising space is what we call “paid media.” Public relations is “earned” by giving journalists information through engaging pitches, press releases, and images to tell the …

The PR Boutique Celebrates 15 Years with Client Roster Wins

The PR Boutique celebrated its 15th anniversary this month with a festive “Crystal Ball” party at B.B. Lemon in downtown Houston. The restaurant’s intimate terrace was filled with friends, family, current and past clients dating as far back as the firm’s inception in 2004. Surrounded by good company, guests enjoyed signature crystal martinis, light …

Why Hire a PR Firm to Plan an Event?

Working with a PR firm to plan an event can be
much more beneficial than it may seem on the surface. Not only are you working
with an experienced event planning team, but you also have access to the firm’s
media relations expertise to help create a newsworthy event.

Having a PR team present on the day …

Are PR Firms Worth The Money?

Working with a PR firm is certainly a big
investment, and for some, it may be difficult to judge if the cost is worth the
reward. Before your business overlooks hiring a PR firm, make sure that you
understand all that they can do for you. Here are some things to keep in mind
when deciding if the …

When Should You Hire A PR Firm?

Hiring a PR firm for your business or brand can seem daunting. You’ve worked incredibly hard to craft your brand and it can be scary to pass the reins over to a PR team. Before taking the plunge and securing that monthly retainer, make sure that you and your business are ready. Below are …

Ready to hire a publicist?

Many companies and individuals reach a point in their career when they are ready to pull the trigger and hire a publicist. How does one know when it is the right time?  The following three exercises can help you determine if you are ready to hire a publicist.

You Have News To Report: Ask yourself …

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CRAVING Attention: Do I need a PR Agency?

When do you need a PR AGENCY? Well, one client recently reached out with a situation and how to handle it. In June 2018, CRAVE commemorated their 10thbirthday with a giant cupcake that serves 8 to 10 people and a multitude of throwback flavors dating back to the very beginning of the cup “cakery”.

Upon debuting …

Earned Media

The Benefits of Earned Media to Your Small Business

As compared to paid advertising, earned media is more valuable to reach consumers as it is more genuine and reliable in a world full of paid-for advertising clutter. Not only is earned media or editorial content more dependable from a consumer’s viewpoint since it is written from an outsider’s perspective, but it saves you …

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PR Agency for Startups

When launching, startups are in need of immediate brand awareness and audience growth, especially when competing against other industry giants. As a startup, it is important to establish your business or service early on against your industry’s competitors. Gaining positive media coverage can be the golden ticket to taking your startup to the next …