There is never a bad time to design and commit to a PR plan. Good intentions quickly fade as day-to-day responsibilities consume our time. No matter how good your investment management, unless you're top of mind for investment professionals, reporters and ultimately the public, you're leaving money on the table.
Another helping hand never hurts.
Growing a mutual fund in this day and age can be a daunting task. With hundreds of thousands of funds out there, it can be nearly impossible to stand out and draw investors to your fund.
Positive media coverage on a regular basis can often be the silver bullet in your marketing effort. Earning such recognition on a regular basis attracts advisors and investors, strengthens distribution and builds your brand at a fraction of the cost of most other marketing efforts.
You’re a busy portfolio manager and your firm tells you to go through media training before you start talking with the media. You may think, “Why? I am smart and I know what I am doing. I just don’t have the time! I have shareholders in need.”
Smile! You're on Candid Camera
Are you old enough to remember Allen Funt's Candid Camera? How about America's Funniest Home Videos? In either case, it's obvious that being caught "just being yourself" is not necessarily putting your best foot forward for the camera.
Communication, Communication, Communication
I’m an alternative energy company looking to make a name for myself now what am I supposed to do? COMMUNICATION IS KEY, especially for alternative energy companies. With so many misconceptions out there alternative energy companies need to focus on creating top notch communications, with their investors, reporters and lawmakers.
The Magic of Messaging and Media Training
Got a print interview or TV segment coming up? We can help you communicate confidently and effectively.
Beware, sharks are circling.
There’s an old saying you’ve probably heard, “There are two things you should never talk about-religion and politics.” The saying has hung around so long because it’s true. As a portfolio manager you might consider yourself to be a fine political guru-don’t.
Make the most of your PR program and take control
Interviews don't always go as planned. The questions asked don't always lead neatly to the topics you want to cover. But, that doesn't mean the interview is a fail.