If you’re waiting for a slow news day to pitch your story ideas to the media, you’ll probably have a long wait. In fact, you might never succeed in shouting down the major events of the day, and you might find yourself waiting forever to find a lull in the news so that you can ..

The folks that brought you the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s are back and they have found a new industry to target – food makers. Over the past month publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and others have been reporting on lawsuits against food makers. Also, we have seen stories pop ..

THE DON’T’s 1.Do not leave long voice mails. Most journalists are too pressed for time to wade through lengthy messages. Make your point in 30 seconds – or fewer. State your name, announce that this is will be a brief message, and explain your intent. Leave your phone number (and email address if time permits.) ..

Public relations has become the most effective way to build a brand. Well-known brands like The Body Shop, PlayStation and Harry Potter spend little on brand-name advertising. The same is true for many entrepreneurial companies. Business owners become known in their respective fields of concentration many times through public relations and the associated media generated. ..

Are authors entitled to book promotion? Or book sales? Or shelf space in a particular bookselling venue? Joan Rivers seems to think Costco has banned her autobiography, I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me, and that’s possible. However, we tend to think that Joan Rivers is on the wrong track here. Many books are pitched ..

Robert Pattison discussing his saga with Kristen Stewart on “The Daily Show” said: “My biggest problem in my life is that I’m cheap…and I didn’t hire a publicist.” While things worked out for him or even both of them if reports are true that they have reconciled, it is still imperative that if you are ..

The staff at Strategic Vision, LLC pauses to remember all of the victims of the terror attacks of 9/11. Our thoughts and prayers are for them and their families. Also our thoughts are with our military and those of our allies who continue pursuing the terrorists and also those who given the ultimate price in ..