Everything Is PR (Whether You Think It Is Or Not)

EVERYTHING IS PR (WHETHER YOU THINK IT IS OR NOT) PR is everything. Public relations should be at the forefront of every choice you make for you or your company. Think your company can’t afford to hire a publicist? We think you can’t afford not to. Every photo you share, every word you share, every fragment of information you share is PR. All the information you put out into the world […]

Free dessert – What’s yours?

My husband’s family loves this little Italian restaurant in the Valley. It’s non-descript, average sized sign, and the first time I walked in I realized I’d been passing it by for years.  But not my husband’s clan. They love it. And have been returning for generations. And bringing everyone they know. What makes it so special? The owner. He stands at the door and greets everyone with the biggest smile […]

How NETFLIX Has Influenced Marketing

How NETFLIX Has Influenced Marketing When it comes to modern viewing habits everybody gets what they want, when they want it. Netflix has made immediate gratification possible and that’s where your marketing needs to be.   People should to be able to connect with you while wearing their pajamas from the comfort of their couch, on their schedule and when it’s convenient for them.   With Netflix it’s a case […]

Why Your Marketing Needs To Be Memorable

Why Your Marketing Needs To Be Memorable In marketing the only way to stand out is to be memorable, and the key to doing that is to make it both intentional and emotional. Your message needs to be true to whatever product or service you’re offering. It should to be clear and empathetic. Ultimately, your marketing must satisfy enough purchase-decision needs to enable the customer to take the next step. But to […]

Why Imaginary People Don’t Buy

WHY IMAGINARY PEOPLE DON’T BUY Marketing works well when it’s targeted, but you need know who you are selling to. For that to happen every business needs to know their customer avatar. But what is that exactly? Customer Avatar An avatar is a representation of a person who is real and has real problems that you can solve. You need to work out where this person lives, what they want, […]

Are You the Problem with Your Marketing?

ARE YOU THE PROBLEM WITH YOUR MARKETING? In marketing you need commitment, consistency and a plan. At Black Ink PR we are dedicated to helping small and medium businesses that need to outsource their marketing. We’re like a CMO for those who don’t have full time staff, the resources or can’t manage it themselves. But no matter who is doing your marketing, you still need to show up and participate in some […]

How Visibility Breeds Familiarity

HOW VISIBILITY BREEDS FAMILIARITY Essential in today’s marketplace is that your consumer must know, like and trust you. Social media marketing, publicity and content marketing can all be great assets to you and your business. The more you see something, the more familiar you feel with it. People can be prompted into buying things they might not initially want and then be swayed to the fact that they really need them […]

PR, Marketing and Social: How Do You Keep the Love Alive?

PR, MARKETING AND SOCIAL: HOW DO YOU KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE?   PR, marketing and social media is not just a labor of love, it’s a long-term commitment to a relationship with your audience. What do I mean by that on this most romantic of days? Simple. If you love your audience, they will love you back. But for that to happen you need to commit to the process in […]

In Praise of the Art of Marketing

IN PRAISE OF THE ART OF MARKETING I truly believe that marketing is a form of love. It is an art form that can bring joy, a huge sense of achievement and extraordinary results in business. Marketing in its purest sense speaks to humanity one-to-one in a way that it reaches many. It is so much more than just throwing anything at a wall to see if it makes you […]

Why Make A Wish When You Can Make A Plan

WHY MAKE A WISH WHEN YOU CAN MAKE A PLAN Dear Beautiful People, I want you to succeed in 2019. However, I cannot believe how many times I meet people without any plan. As founding father Benjamin Franklin famously said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” There is an epidemic of distraction in the world right now and if you have no business plan then you […]