Inside PR #117 – Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, David Jones and Martin Waxman discuss four ways to turn your boutique agency into a Super Star, proper, PR agency.

Show Notes

00:27 Terry opens the show

01:09 Terry tells us about Podcasters Across Borders

03:34 Dave introduces the comment from David Silverman of Outpost out of the UK

05:01 Dave sets up the main topic of discussion for this week’s Inside PR: Four ways to turn your boutique agency into a Super-Star agency

05:13 Tip #1 – Build new practices by hiring experts.

06:43 Terry uses the hiring of Michael O’Connor Clarke to illustrate the effectiveness of this tip

09:58 Martin brings up the importance of being flexible in specialization

11:15 Tip #2 – Build experience in new areas by working with smaller clients and consider it an investment

14:14 Terry talks about how he and Dave learned to podcast with Ian Hull of Hull & Hull LLP.

16:41 Tip #3 – Growing your firm through buying or merging with a smaller agency that specializes in an area of interest

18:36 Martin gives us some examples of American firms using this tactic to enter into the Canadian market

20:40 Tip #4 – Fake it until you make it (though the panel of Inside PR does not recommend this action)

24:07 Martin talks about the importance of referrals

24:39 Tip #5 – Leverage your skills (a special supplement from Martin)

25:46 Terry talks about working with associates

27:31 Dave ties up the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #116 – Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, David Jones, Martin Waxman and Julie Rusciolelli discuss how PR agencies are being structured in 2008.

Show Notes

00:27 Dave introduces the show

01:06 Terry alerts the listeners that Podcasters Across Borders is coming up this weekend

02:10 Terry Introduces the main topic: How PR agencies are being structured in 2008 or Organizing for better business

02:49 Terry starts up the conversation on organizing to win new business. The panel talks about whether it is better to get the whole firm winning new business or if you should hire one person for the job

04:48 Julie makes a comparison between new business gathering and hunting

07:24 Dave talks about his experiences while working at a larger firm

10:30 Terry draws the conclusion that New Business is best worked on by everyone.

16:22 Dave talks about circumstances where having new business hunters worked

18:58 The panel talks about how agencies organize to deal with client work

22:15 Martin and Julie talk about breaking down position barriers to take some of the tension out of the work place

27:30 Silo structures are referenced

31:46 The panel talks about how companies can be organized around certain Sr. people or the company’s “Rainmakers”

39:25 Terry closes up the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

Inside PR #115 – Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, Keith McArthur and Julie Rusciolelli and discuss creativity in pitching new business.

Show Notes

00:34 Terry opens the show

01:31 The panel talks about their weekends. Terry tells us about the Leacock Medal ceremony and about getting the TD Bank Comfort zone seats at last Sunday’s Blue Jays game.

02:50 Terry talks about Third Tuesday’s in June across Canada. He asks listeners to check out Joseph Thornley’s Blog at propr.ca

03:51 Terry plugs Podcasters Across Borders

06:18 Keith Talks about CMA’s word of mouth marketing Conference: Mass to Grass

07:23 Julie talks about her participation in Luminato

09:42 Terry introduces the main topic of discussion: creativity in pitching new business

11:06 Julie talks about some tricks Maverick uses

16:38 Keith talks about a three stage process Veritas went through to pitch a client

19:59 Terry shares experiences in pitching Travelocity and Charles Schwab Canada

23:36 Julie shows that experience and credentials won’t necessarily get you the win

25:28 Terry talks about the importance of connecting with a client and how important chemistry is

28:13 Terry describes TFC‘s Molson pitch and building a train set in the board room

30:32 Terry reads the comment from John Unkart of Michigan, USA

31:49 Julie, Keith and Terry respond

34:42 Terry closes up the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.

InsidePR #114 – Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis, David Jones, Martin Waxman and Julie Rusciolelli and discuss the evolution and potential extinction of the news conference.

Show Notes

00:26 Terry introduces the show

01:44 Terry introduces the comment from Bob Ledrew

03:40 Martin introduces the main topic: What is it with news conferences today?

05:08 Julie talks about a news conference Maverick did for the Sony PSP launch which was highly successful and included celebrity appearances by Wayne Gretzky and Alexisonfire

07:33 Terry talks about a failed news conference where only one freelance writer from CARP Magazine (now Zoomer Magazine) showed up

10:46 Dave talks about when it is a good time to call a news conference. He uses Sir Richard Branson’s coming to Toronto to launch a Virgin product in Canada as an example

13:56 Martin Mentions News Theater

18:08 Julie opens up the topic of the future of the news conference

27:11 Terry wraps up the show

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Samantha Lovelace.