PR for Crafters
with Andreea Ayers
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01 Shift Your Thinking About Publicity04:34
Class duration: 5h 9mSee all 19 lessons
About The Class
your step-by-step guide to getting and managing press.
Doing your own PR can be really intimidating. It is easy to feel like you don’t have the right connections or budget to get featured in the media. And what happens when you don’t have enough product to meet the demands of a huge press mention? Andreea Ayers knows exactly how that feels and in PR for Crafters she’ll help you develop a complete action plan for getting and managing press.
No matter how big or small your handmade operation is, Andreea will help you set up the PR plan that is right for you and the way you do business. She’ll help you identify the types of stories editors are looking for and how to pitch them what you sell.
You’ll learn how to:
- Find out what magazine editors are working on and who to contact
- Tailor pitches to magazines, bloggers, and other media outlets
- Increase sales after you get a press mention
Andreea will help set up a PR plan that doesn’t overwhelm your schedule but is in alignment with your target outlet’s editorial calendars. You’ll master the art of making your work more compelling to editors and more likely to be picked up.
Andreea has started and sold three companies in the last five years and that success has been bolstered by her DIY approach to getting press. In PR for Crafters she’ll take you step-by-step through her process and offer lots of tips on making it your own.
Shift Your Thinking About Publicity
Andreea explains why and how can get buyers to your website with a few good press mentions.04:34
What is Publicity & Do You Need It?07:43
Andreea's Journey with PR12:39
Using PR to Get Your Products in Stores04:40
A Word About Press Releases25:53
Define the Goals of Your PR Plan08:14
The Importance of Knowing Your Story31:45
Get Your Brand Media Ready10:41
PR Editorial Calendars & Lead Times31:03
Getting Your Products in Blogs13:54
Steps to Get Your Products Featured in Blogs44:18
The Perfect Pitch16:56
Helpful Tips for Working with Bloggers07:30
How to Get Your Products in Magazines28:46
Building Your Media List09:04
How to Craft an Email to Magazines32:13
How NOT to Pitch to Magazines09:19
Using Press Mentions to Get More Sales03:28
Create Your Own PR Plan06:22
Andreea Ayers is a successful entrepreneur who has started and sold three companies over the last five years and currently runs two. As the founder of www.launchgrowjoy.com, she helps entrepreneurs who wish to launch a consumer product line through retail ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
PR For Crafters Syllabus.pdf
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I kept waiting for some good and more detailed info but it just never came. She said a lot "We'll cover this later" but then the info she gave was superflual. Overall it's good basic info about how the PR world works, so if you know nothing about it it can be useful. Anyway, I was expecting more details and also printed documents we could download as there isn't any document to download in this course. When she talked about the editorial calendar I wish I could have it already printed so I could follow the speach instead of having to pause it every time to copy it. She gave lots of reasons to why you should consider doing one thing or another (ex. to write a blogger, magazine, etc) but not so many info on how to do it. If only it had written information and some more examples (like writting emails) it would've been great. But don't get me wrong: there is SOME GOOD AND VALUABLE INFORMATION on the course, but I just don't know if it's worth the price.
This class was so jam packed with useful and current information. It deals with issues that did not even exist as recent as last year. I made drastic changes to my social media outlets and forums, that have greatly improved my fan base. Andreea is an amazing roll model, teacher, and example of success.
I watched all three days of this course, and it has helped my mom and I in so many ways. We started a soap business in late 2014, and nothing we did worked. So we are currently regrouping, and with all the information we learned from Andreea we feel so much more confident this time around. Anyone looking to do great things with their company needs to see these 3 courses. Creative Live great decision on having Andreea on here.
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