Black Ink PR Pro Tip: BATHING SUITS AND B-ROLLS
Every business should treat them themselves a little cheesecake.
Definitely the edible kind but I’m also talking about a cheap PR trick GUARANTEED to you your client on TV: bathing suits and B-roll.
If you can find a way to connect you, your product or client to bathing suits – and then show good looking people wearing bathing suits – you will get air time. Fact.
We all know what a bathing suit is but for the unintiated, B-roll is the extra footage captured to enrich the story you’re telling. B-roll provides you with images other than talking heads to show, the shots that add another colorful dimension to your story.
I was able to get a jewelry client of mine a plum gig at the Miss Malibu beauty pageant, which meant that every gorgeous bikini-wearing girl in the show would be wearing her jewelry.
In order to have a story to tell, I decided that belly-chains would be making a comeback – and so, on a clear but chilly day in September, my client’s belly-chains were the talk of the town.
The pageant – which incidentally was held at Cher’s old beach house giving it a sweet celebrity connection – was covered by more then 100 media outlets, all showing B-roll of girls in bikinis and close ups of my client’s sexy accessories. Win, win and win.
So find yourself someone who looks good in a bathing suit and work them into YOUR STORY.
Because everybody loves cheesecake.