How to Navigate Your PR Success PathMar 22, 2021
Knowing exactly HOW to find your way to success in public relations can be….overwhelming, to say the least! There are actually five basic steps in a true PR success path.
As you move through the different stages of your career, you’re going to need different types of support in order to thrive. Building a business you love is totally possible, but it’s hard to know what steps to take in order to get there.
What if you had an exact framework for how to do it?
5 Steps You’ll Take to Find PR Success
Finding your path to PR success doesn’t have to be complicated. There are actually five steps you should take as you navigate through this journey.
Step #1: Become a Pitching Powerhouse
Let’s be real: your ability to pitch is completely essential to your PR success! Your main role is to secure press coverage for your clients, so pitching to the media effectively is key.
One challenge with learning effective pitching is how much misinformation is out there. Mass pitching, spray-and-pray strategies are NOT sustainable to build your business. Instead, you need to develop foundational pitching skills to find success.
Imagine being able to strategize with PR pros who are securing top-tier media outlets and features for their clients. You’d be able to start doing the same thing in your own business!
PR success depends on you learning precisely how to pitch the right way and create pitches that convert every time.
The Pitch Lab is a complete guide to crafting targeted PR pitches. You’ll land coveted placements for your clients in top-tier publications. In The Pitch Lab, you’ll truly master the art of pitching and become a Pitching PowerhouseTM.
Step #2: Choose Your Niche
Next, the path to PR success requires you to discover which clients and industries light you up the most.
So many people are afraid to choose a honed-in, specific niche. They worry that they’ll cut themselves off from opportunities...but that’s not the case at all!
When you choose a niche, you’re able to establish yourself as an expert authority in that space. You’ll start to find your dream clients and experience PR success when you do what you’re actually passionate about!
Honestly, choosing a niche helps you achieve your dreams. For 16 years, I’ve been able to work specifically in areas that I actually am passionate about. Now, I teach other PR pros exactly how to choose (and find success in) the perfect niche.
Hone in on a specific niche that you’re really excited about. When you love the work that you’re doing, you’ll be happier (and more successful!)
You’ll generate exceptional results for your clients because you’re genuinely excited about what you’re doing.
Step #3: Build a Pipeline of Dream Clients
To find PR success, you obviously need clients! You will have to start building a pipeline of your dream clients...who are willing to pay what you’re worth.
If you’re ready for predictable, consistent, recurring retainer revenue, it’s important to know how to find your dream clients.
To grow and scale, generate profitable PR client leads. What if you could access the top strategies that the most successful agencies are using?
In our Lead to Landed program, I pull back the curtain to show you the tactics that are working right now for agency owners to generate consistent, qualified, client leads.
And beyond just finding your ideal clients, you need to know how to weed out clients that just aren’t the right fit.
Step #4: Launch and Grow Your Profitable PR Agency
If you want to scale your agency...you’re going to need to hire a team. But hiring is scary! You want people who have the skills, but also the passion.
How do you find a team who cares about your business like it’s their own?
Scaling to six and seven-figures (and beyond!) doesn’t have to take years. It’s totally possible to build your agency the right way on a fast track to PR success.
I actually work directly with PR professionals to help them start, grow, and scale their agencies in The Agency Accelerator! It’s a program that supports you in every arena of growing your business...and it’s honestly a game-changer.
Step #5: Leverage Your PR Success and Scale to Seven Figures
Once you’ve chosen a niche, found your dream clients, and hired a team you love, it’s time to scale!
Leverage your previous PR success to find even more opportunities to grow. Now that you have a strategy (including essential pitching skills and a team) in place, it’s time to uplevel your services.
When you leverage your experience in a strategic way, you’ll start to land better placements and more high-quality dream clients. This means more revenue and profits for you!
The Agency Accelerator program has all of the tools, resources, and strategies you need to scale successfully.
It’s absolutely possible to find PR success, especially when you have an exact roadmap of strategies and steps! That’s exactly what we’ve worked to develop in our programs, like The Agency Accelerator and The Pitch Lab.
Whether you’re just starting your PR journey or you’re ready to take your agency to the next level, get support to help you achieve your goals!