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Four Ways Small Businesses Can Attract Local Media Attention
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For a small business owner, securing local media coverage can be a powerful way to reach a large communal audience, engage an existing customer base and gain critical exposure that could ultimately lead to foot traffic, web traffic or both. Recognizing the importance of traditional media coverage as a part of a broader small business PR strategy, however, is only the first step.
In a recent article on PR Newswire's small business PR Toolkit, PR consultant and author, Dan Janal, believes small business owners should do their "media" homework first. In "Strategies for Small Businesses to Gain Local Media Coverage," Janal suggests several ways that small businesses can better position themselves to gain local media exposure and also offers pointers on what to do to leverage and extend the life of such coverage.
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